Thursday, August 28, 2008

Welcome All Students!

The SLIS Laboratory Library staff extends a big welcome back to all new and returning students! We hope everyone had a great summer and is ready for an exciting and productive fall semester. Here at the library we are almost ready and are putting (with our incredible IT staff's help, of course) the finishing touches on the newly remodeled computer lab. We hope everyone will enjoy the new equipment and more seats that are the result of this project. We've also spent some time this summer trying to spruce up the library a little bit. We hope you'll find our efforts pleasant and useful. Always feel free to let us know what you think about our little library.

We are planning several workshop sessions over the next few weeks of the semester. Some sessions are still being scheduled so stay tuned for those dates and times. We do have a stupendous, blow out, Saturday Workshop session on the calendar for September 6. Feel free to attend one or all of the sessions on this day. The sessions will be held in the SLIS Lab Lib computer lab. (Did we mention it was redone this summer?) Here is the schedule for that day:

10:00 Refworks. Introduction to web citation management software.

11:00 Madcat. Finding books and more for your UW-Madison research.

12:00 Ulrich's Periodical Directory. Overview of a great database with detailed information on serials published throughout the world.

1:00 My WebSpace. Primer on the web-accessible file storage system provided by the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) to all UW Madison students.

2:00 Library Literature & LISTA. Learn about two key library and information science bibliographic databases that index articles, book reviews and more, and includes some full-text coverage.

As other workshops get scheduled, we'll post fliers around the library and update this space with information, so be on the lookout.

Again, welcome and have a wonderful semester!