Monday, April 23, 2007

New Quiet Computer Lab

You asked, the folks in IT listened!

Did you know we now have a quiet computer lab?

It's on the second floor in room 201H.

The hours for the Spring 2007 semester are as follows:

Monday 7am - 1:30pm, 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday 7am - 6pm
Wednesday 7am - 5pm, 8:30pm - 10pm
Thursday 7am - 5:30pm, 9pm - 10pm
Friday 7am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm

Don't forget students are always welcome to work in the library.

Still not quiet enough for you? The library has a limited number of headphones available if you like to work in an extra quiet environment.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

APA Citation Workshop on April 23rd at 5pm

Do you have questions on how to create a references list for your paper?
Not sure how to cite a website with no date or author correctly in APA?
We can help!


The library is presenting a workshop on APA citation on Monday, April 23rd at 5pm. To register for the workshop, comment here or stop by the library to fill out the sign up sheet.

If that date doesn't work for you, we can schedule a one-on-one overview just for you. Stop by the library and we'll set up an appointment.

If you can't wait for the workshop, check out these links to helpful APA formatting and style guides.

The OWL at Purdue APA Formatting and Style Guide
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

UNT Libraries: Writing Style Manuals: Quick Reference
http://www.library.unt.edu/genref/quickref/manuals.htm

APA Style
http://apastyle.apa.org/

The Columbia Guide to Online Style 2nd Edition
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos2006/basic.html

Library Education: Facing New Realities - Teleconference April 27th

The library is hosting the College of DuPage teleconference on Library Education: Facing New Realities. The teleconference is on April 17th at 11am. Please contact (972) 780-3625 to register.

More information on the teleconference is available at http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1485.

New Materials This Week

Thompson, C. Ed. (2006). Current Biography Yearbook: 2006. New York: The H. W. Wilson Company.

List of biographical sketches of leaders in all areas of human accomplishment. Included 2001-2006 index. (Call # CT100.C8 2006 c.2).

Teaff, Grant. (1985). Winning: It’s How You Play the Game. Waco: Word Books.

Drawing from his life experiences as a college coach, Grant Teaff provides touching stories and great insight into the process of winning. Subjects tackled include making a commitment, not giving into fear, being patient, and being humble. (GV 956.6.T43 1985).

Teaff, Grant. (1975). I Believe. Waco: Word Books.

This is an autobiographical work of Grant Teaff’s coaching experiences, Abilene to Baylor University. He speaks of the leadership and belief that led the Baylor Bears to win the Southwest Conference Championship. (Call # GV 939.T42.A34 1975).

Thursday, April 12, 2007

UNT Dallas Campus MySpace Survey

We need your input!

Please answer the following three questions:

1. Do you have a MySpace page?

2. Would you use a UNT Dallas Campus MySpace page?

3. I would use a UNT Dallas Campus MySpace page to:

  • Check on campus events

  • Participate in student surveys

  • Ask questions of the Student MySpace Team

  • Become friends with other Dallas Campus students

  • Swap books

  • Advertise apartments for rent

  • Advertise community events, concerts, etc.

  • Other (please include details)

Please include your responses as a comment here, drop them off at the library on campus or in one of the suggestion boxes on campus.

    The Best from the Web Teleconference - April 12th

    The library is hosting the latest College of DuPage's teleconference on Friday, April 12th. The teleconference starts at 11 a.m Central Time and runs for 90 minutes. The topic is The Best from the Web, presented by Kelly Watson, Debra Kakuk and Ameet Doshi.

    The presentation will cover:

    How does this all relate to "Library 2.0?"

    Should librarians get on the Wikipedia bandwagon?

    Basic sources from three different perspectives

    Your toolkit of sources for:
    • Technical Services

    • Public Services

    • Reference Services

    • Reader's Advisory

    For more information on the presentation including a Best of the Web toolkit, please see http://www.dupagepress.com/COD/index.php?id=1171.

    For reservations, please call (972) 780-3625.

    Monday, April 2, 2007

    Welcome to the UNT Dallas Campus Library Blog!

    Welcome to the UNT Dallas Campus Library blog! The library staff created this blog as a way to engage with the students, faculty and staff at the Dallas Campus and get their input on what they need from the library. We will also be using the blog as a way to share information about what’s going on in the library including:

    • APA citation workshops

    • Workshops on creating PowerPoint presentations

    • How to use UNT's electronic journals

    • Tips on the best way to research your assignments

    • New books, videos and other materials that the library has received

    We also recently started having a library assistant stationed at the General Access Lab on the third floor to help students with research questions as they are working on assignments. In order to promote this service and our blog, we are having a contest to find a name for our new service. Suggestions so far include:

    • The Roving Librarian

    • Librarians-on-the-loose

    • Mobile Human Information System

    • The Original Search Engine

    • Diversified Knowledge Expert Source

    • Human Content Management Knowledge Broker

    • Academic Research Analyst and Knowledge Provider Consultant

    • The Ultimate Extreme Information Machine

    • Information Expert

    • Searchers Extraordinaire

    • Human Search Engine

    • Roving Resource

    • Roving Academic Trouble-Shooters

    Feel free to suggest your own name. The winning entry will receive a cool UNT backpack. The Dallas Campus library will select the winning entry at the end of April. Please post your suggestion by adding a comment to the blog or use the suggestion box in the library. Please make sure that the phone number you have on file with UNT is current so that we can contact you.

    We also invite you to make suggestions for topics to address in the blog such as:



  • How do I find information on a certain subject?


  • What is the best database to use for information on a certain subject?


  • How can I set up journal alerts?


  • How can I get APA formatted citations from an electronic database?


  • Feel free to suggest workshops you'd like to see the library provide or materials you would like to see at the library. We can't promise we can act on all your suggestions but we'll do our best.