21 August 2014, Volume 8, Number 1

The Curry Librarians’ Newsletter
 August 21, 2014 Volume 8, Number 1
Archived issues of the newsletter

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so all of you can make a positive impact on education.

In our newsletter, we will post workshops, seminars and presentations you can attend;  describe new trends or issues that impact education; alert you to useful resources and services provided by the library; publicize data sets, statistics and software that are available for you to use;  identify library experts that can assist you with your teaching, learning, and research needs; highlight new books and other items the library acquires;  focus on copyright, APA Style, and Open Access Journals; and so much more. Your feedback is always appreciated!

  Your Curry  Librarians, Kay Buchanan & Carole Lohman.


Hello my name is Library Data Commons@CurryNEW NAME, EXPANDED SERVICES
If you need a beautiful, treetop place to study, collaborate with colleagues, or obtain assistance with your research, the Library Data Commons@Curry, may be just the place for you! 

Not only do we have a beautifully refurbished space in room 302, Ruffner Hall, we have also had a name change.  The former name of the space was the CLIC. Now, it is the Library Data Commons@Curry as we wanted to better reflect the expanded library services that we now offer to Curry and the entire University. 

In addition to the continued services of your Curry Librarians, there is a data and geographical librarian, a research software support consultant, a data management consultant, and a data curation consultant. 

The Fall semester hours are:

Monday-Thursday 8am-6pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday CLOSED


Raised hands at a workshop held in the Library Data Commons@CurryCURRY LIBRARIANS’ WORKSHOPS
At the beginning of the school year, the Curry Librarians provide a series of workshops to assist new and returning students in navigating the research tools and services provided by the Library.  To view the details and register for a workshop, click on the workshop title below.


Example of the new Lib Guide formatJUMP START YOUR ASSIGNMENTS
The Curry Librarians have developed Research Guides to identify the best resources, services, and tools for you to use when you write your papers and engage in other forms of research.  Bookmark your favorite Research Guides today!


Cover of the book, Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language by Nora Ellen GroceCURRY’S BIG READ
The Curry community is again participating in a common reading experience this school year.  This year’s book by Nora Ellen Groce, Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language, is available electronically from the Library’s collection.  For those students, faculty, and staff who prefer a print version, copies are available from the Curry Librarians in room 302 Ruffner (the Library Data Commons@Curry). The loan period is two weeks.



Reserve shelves at Clemons LibraryCOURSE RESERVES
Faculty needing to place items on Reserve for their classes should use one of the Library’s Reserve Request forms. By using a form, faculty can ask Library staff to scan journal articles, book chapters, or streaming videos clips for the faculty member’s class Collab site.  Faculty can also submit a request to have books, videos or other materials put on reserve at one of the many library locations.  


 HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.


Home page for the University of Virginia Library Research Data Services web siteSTAY INFORMED ABOUT DATA
The University Library’s Research Data Services has a new web site!  The web site features all of the Research Data Services various services and resources in one convenient location.  Stay informed and sign up for the RDS monthly newsletter!



This fall, the Library’s StatLab is offering over a dozen free workshops, kicking off in September with hands-on introductions to R, Stata, SPSS, and NVivo. Take a look at the StatLab workshop schedule to learn more and register.


The Library’s Data Management Consulting Group (DMC Group) provides assistance to faculty and students who need to create data management plans, manage data for research projects and grants, and archive and preserve the data they collect.  The DMC Group is conducting a variety of workshops this fall.  View the DMC Group workshop schedule to learn more and register.


Logo for the statistical software, RJOIN UVA’s R USERS GROUP
Consider joining the UVa R Users Group.  Spearheaded by the Library’s Research Data Services in collaboration with the UVa Advanced Computing Services & Engagement (UVACSE) and the Health Sciences Library, the R users group has been formed to help the UVa community get started and stay going with R, an open source, statistical analysis software.  There is no fee to join, just an interest in learning more about R from other users.


This newsletter is produced by the Curry librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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