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How Do Today’s Libraries Transform Tomorrow?
Established in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States April 9-15, 2017. National Library Week focuses on every kind of transformation in libraries, including their buildings, resources, services, technology, and staff. This year it coincides with UNF Research Week. Outreach librarians have planned a great week of collaborative activities for students and faculty from Popcorn and Politics: Libraries & Fake News to a Showcase of Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activity.
Monday, April 10 - RefWorks Workshops
Tuesday, April 11 - Popcorn & Politics: Libraries & Fake News
Wednesday, April 12 - Find us at the Student Union Market Day
Thursday, April 13 - Public Scholarship in Public Spaces: A Conversation
Thursday, April 13 - Showcase of Faculty Scholarly & Creative Activity
On National Library Workers Day, April 11, the provost will join me at luncheon in the library. The occasion will highlight the vital role the library staff and faculty play in the life of the UNF campus. You can join in expressing your appreciation for the library staff and faculty by sending an email to me by the end of April. I’ll compile your messages and share the comments with the staff and faculty.
Elizabeth A. Curry, Dean of the Library
RefWorks is a web-based bibliography and database manager that allows you to create a personal, searchable database of citations. These citations can be formatted into your documents as footnotes or a custom bibliography in a variety of formats (e.g., APA, Turabian, MLA, Harvard, IEEE).. The usefulness of RefWorks is enhanced by the numerous databases and catalogs that allow you to export citations of articles, books, and other resources into RefWorks for storing and managing.
With RefWorks you can save an unlimited number of references, manage your research, share folder and work with others, and generate citations in thousands of styles.
Drop in for one of the 30-minute workshops during National Library Week and learn how you can use the new and improved RefWorks to manage your references and format your bibliographies with the new and improved RefWorks.
Contact your liaison librarian for one-on-one assistance converting your Legacy RefWorks account to the new RefWorks.
OER (Open Educational Resources) is a hot topic as more institutions look for ways to help reduce student costs. In 2016 the Florida Virtual Campus conducted a Student Textbook and Course Materials Survey with more than 22,000 students of Florida's public colleges and universities. The survey findings demonstrate that the high cost of textbooks is negatively impacting student access, success, and completion - 47% take fewer courses, 45% do not register for a course, 26% drop a course and 21% withdraw from a course.
As the university considers how to improve textbook affordability by introducing low- and no-cost textbooks, as well as video, audio, and other learning materials, one resource you may wish to consider is Open Educational Resources. OER are free or low cost resources that can be used as replacements for traditional textbooks. If you are planning to update your course and are considering alternatives to a textbook, a librarian may be able to help you -
Contact your library liaison for additional information.
To help students prepare for final projects and exams, the library will offer extended hours, research assistance, food, and stress relieving activities. Building 12 will open Monday, April 17 at 7 a.m. and remain open until Friday, April 28 at 5 p.m.
Some highlights of what we have planned -