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New Evansdale Library Term Paper Clinic

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
September 27th, 2007

Beginning Tuesday, September 25, the Evansdale Library will hold a Term Paper Clinic on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1pm-3pm in Study Room 212. The Term Paper Clinic provides help to undergraduate students at any stage of the research process. At the term paper clinic, students can get help from a librarian and former college writing instructor with any of the following:

--Finding a research topic or a focus that fits their assignments
--Learning how to begin looking for information
--Figuring how best to find the information they need
--Organizing that information into a structured paper
--Explaining documentation and citation formats

Signs will be posted directing students to Study Room 212, which is on the 2nd floor of Evansdale Library. Students can also ask directions at the circulation or reference desk.

If you have any questions about the Term Paper Clinic, or would like a librarian to come to your class to give a 10-minute presentation on the Term Paper Clinic at Evansdale Library, please contact Noel Kopriva, Agriculture, Forestry, & Consumer Sciences Librarian, at 293-4696, ext. 5114, or email her at Noel.Kopriva@mail.wvu.edu.


A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Using Library and Web Resources for Images in Teaching and Research

Posted by btoren@wvu-ad.wvu.edu.
September 24th, 2007

Do you use images in your teaching? Are you interesting in knowing more about the visual resources provided through the WVU Libraries? Come learn about the libraries' online image collections, copyright essentials, fair use, and citation styles at this WVU Faculty Development Session.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Beth Royall, Creative Arts Librarian, Evansdale Library
Beth Toren, Web Services Librarian, Downtown Campus Library

To register, contact Wendy Spaw by e-mail wjspaw@mail.wvu.edu


WVU Libraries Asimov Collection Recognized by American Library Association

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
September 12th, 2007

WVU Today, September 12, 2007

Science fiction fans will be delighted to know the West Virginia University Libraries features a nationally recognized Isaac Asimov Collection.

The American Library Association (ALA) recently named the WVU Libraries’ ensemble of Asimov books and items its Digital Collection of the Week. The ALA spotlights the collection in the current issue of AL Direct, its online newsletter.

An exciting exhibit of the collection, put together by Libraries staff, is available at http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/exhibits/asimov/

Harold and Beth
Rare Books curator Harold M. Forbes and Web Services librarian Beth Toren show some of the more than 600 books, games, audio recordings, videos and wall charts included in the WVU Libraries' Isaac Asimov Collection. The collection and its digital exhibit was recently recognized by the American Library Association.

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