Monthly Archives: September 2009

MyInfoQuest SMS Project at FSC

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Power Searching Google and Google Scholar

Watch and listen to this slidecast on advanced search methods of Google and Google Scholar.  At the end of the presentation, please fill out our survey in the link below.

Tell us what you think about this slidecast

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Searching the Biological Literature

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First-Year Seminar. First Class.

In the spirit of open access, I am posting my First Year Seminar syllabus, powerpoint and the agenda for today’s class.

Today I will cover:

First-Year Foundations: Seminar 9/11/09 Agenda

I.                    Introductions; Mackenzie passes out index cards

II.                  Explanation of syllabus and campus passport; introduction to Tumblr

III.                Brief tour of campus resources: The Real Deal

IV.                Create a class name

Introductions: Pair up, and introduce yourselves to each other (name, where your are from). Share why you chose Biology as a major. After a brief discussion, you will introduce each other to the class.

Every seminar class will begin with The Real Deal. Share something that made your life here at FSC better or give us the Real Deal – something you’ve experienced that could be better. Share ideas on how to improve. I can post your ideas on Tumblr.

IMPORTANT – Reflection assignment Due Oct.6: Describe a day in your life at FSC. Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o. Can you relate with the students in this video? How is your experience different or the same? What would you change to make learning a better experience?

 

The syllabus for the class is here:

 

Today’s presentation is to highlight some of our resources on campus. Here is the presentation:

 

I will also go over the blogging platform Tumblr. Here is a guide:

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Whittemore Library Orientation

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Keeping Current with Alerts and RSS

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A tour of the library

Our lovely Reference Librarian, Laura Wilson, provides provides a brief tour of the library building and describes our services.

A Tour of Whittemore Library at Framingham State College from Millie Gonzalez on Vimeo.

Below are the bloopers of the video.

Bloopers of video tour from Millie Gonzalez on Vimeo.

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New Student Convocation ’09

Here is President Flanagan in his address to the first-year and transfer students attending the New Student Convocation (please ignore the first few seconds of the video).

President Flanagan at FSC’s New Student Convocation ’09 from Millie Gonzalez on Vimeo.

This video is of the guest speaker, Enzo Surin, who gave a wonderful uplifting speech.

Enzo Surin, guest speaker at New Student Convocation FSC 09 from Millie Gonzalez on Vimeo.

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Text A Librarian

The Whittemore Library is part of the collaborative text reference project called http://www.MyInfoquest.info. Academic, public and school librarians from all over the country are participating in this program and are eager to answer your questions. 

Details to remember:

  • Text a question to: 309.222.7740
  • Include the library code ‘fsc’ w/ your question
  • Hours of text service: Mon-Fri 9am-11pm, Sat 10am-6pm
  • The service works best for short, quick answers

Other ways to connect with a FSC Librarian:

IM: fscrefdesk

Email: reference@framingham.edu

Phone: 508.626.4654

Skype: fscrefdesk (email for a Skype appointment)

And of course – in person!

 If you have any questions regarding this program, please email Millie Gonzalez, vgonzalez@framingham.edu.

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LibLearn Fall ’09 Schedule

Whittemore Library’s LibLearn Fall 2009 Schedule

Open to Students, Faculty and Staff


September

Wednesday, Sept. 23: Power Searching Google and Google Scholar

1:30pm-2:15pm Archives Room

Instructor: Laura Wilson, Reference Librarian

 

Wednesday, Sept. 30: Becoming the Mobile Scholar
1:30pm-2:15pm Archives Room

Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

October

Wednesday, Oct. 14: Citing Sources with RefWorks and Other Citation Management Tools

1:30pm-2:15pm Library Reference Room

Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Become Acquainted with Web 2.0 Tools including Google’s RSS Reader

1:30pm-2:15pm Archives Room

Instructors: Andrea Pickles, Director of Academic Technology; Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

November

Wednesday, Nov. 4: Introduction to Google Earth and Microsoft’s Worldwide Telescope

1:30pm-2:15pm Archives Room

Instructor: Laura Wilson, Reference Librarian

 

Wednesday, Nov.18: Using Advanced Features in EBSCO and InfoTrac Databases
1:30pm-2:15pm Archives Room

Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

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