The UConn Torrington Campus Library recently added the following titles to the collection.  To see more details about each item, see http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/torrrcl/lists/2622682

 

Please do not hesitate to suggest new titles for purchase.

We want to know the good, the bad and the ugly about the University Libraries from faculty members and students*.  Every three years we undertake a survey called LibQual+, one of our two most important user surveys, and the 2010 edition is now “open for business”.

Following is an invitation to participate from Brinley Franklin, UConn’s Vice Provost for Libraries:

“The University of Connecticut Libraries needs your help and participation in the Fall 2010 LibQUAL+TM Survey.

The LibQual+TM Survey has been used by more than 1,200 libraries internationally to periodically and consistently track, understand, and act upon their users’ opinions of library service quality.

As in the past, the LibQual+TM Survey results will inform our Libraries’ planning on how to best provide library services to the UConn community. This survey process has been reviewed by UConn’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and all responses are confidential and will not be associated with a respondent’s e-mail address or other personal information.”

The link to the survey can be found in your e-mail. If you missed the e-mail (reminders also containing the link will be sent later), have questions, or need assistance in any way, please contact librarysurveys@uconn.edu

Please complete the survey by:  December 10, 2010

Thanks for participating!

 

*SPECIAL NOTE TO STUDENTS:

One participating eligible student (grad or undergrad) will win a $500 GIFT CARD from the UConn Co-op!  Please note the “Fine Print” following for the contest rules.

Fine Print:  Participation in the drawing is optional.  Eligible students must be registered to take classes at the University of Connecticut during the Fall, 2010 semester; have completed no more than one online survey;  have entered an optional “uconn.edu” e-mail address at the time the online survey form is completed; not be an employee of the State of Connecticut, including student employees of the University, or of the UConn Co-op; permit the University of Connecticut to make public a photograph, name, home town, academic year and major of the winning entrant; agree to any rules and restrictions placed upon the use of the gift certificate by the UConn Co-op.

Take a look at the NYT article “Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime” or listen to the NPR program with journalist Matt Richtel discuss the digital overload.

Check out the latest Mindset List for the Class of 2014 and learn about the incoming freshmen.

http://www.beloit.edu/mindset/2014.php

Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age

Interesting article about plagiarism in the New York Times on August 1, 2010.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/02/education/02cheat.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=general

UConn Faculty and Staff:

Do you need Microsoft Office 2007 for your home computer? You can now obtain it from the UConn Software License Group for a $9.95 download fee. Go to http://software.uconn.edu/software/software_detail.php?softid=%20Microsoft%20-%20Office

The library will be open from 9:30-6:30 Monday – Thursday starting Tuesday January 20, 2009.

For more details go to http://www.lib.uconn.edu/libraries/torrington/hours.html

Sheila

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