Daily Archives: April 7, 2010

Introducing our guest blogger Denise!

Denise Courtney

This is Denise Courtney, a graduate student in nutrition at FSC, and received her BA in Economics from the U of Massachusetts Amherst. Her previous background includes marketing and sales but after graduation she is interested in working in school food service, and having a private counseling practice for people with large weight loss goals.


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Whittemore Library’s LibLearn April 2010 Schedule

Open to Students, Faculty and Staff

April 7, FourSquare for “Non-square”, 1:30pm, Archives Room

Foursquare is a fun, location awareness service that many claim is the next big thing. People use Foursquare to “check-in”, which is a web-based/mobile-based way of informing your friends where they can find you. People check-in at all kind of places – cafes, bars, restaurants, and yes – even colleges and libraries. http://foursquare.com/

Instructor: Barbara Slavin, Reference Librarian

April 14, Language Resources on the Web, 3:00pm, Archives Room

There are many sources on the web to learn languages and access translation tools. The session will include translation tools like Google Translate and web services such as Mango Languages and Second Life.

Instructor: Laura Wilson, Reference Librarian


April 21, Creating a Dynamic Blog, 1:30pm, Archives Room

This session demonstrates how easy it is to create a blog using WordPress blogging software that includes dynamic embedded features like Twitter feeds, YouTube video, presentations and photos.

Instructor: Millie Gonzalez, Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian

April 28, Citing Sources: Getting Started w/ RefWorks, 1:30pm, Archives Room
RefWorks is a web-based citation management service. You can access RefWorks from any computer with internet access (on and off campus); create a personal database online; import references from multiple databases; organize and manage references; share references; and format bibliographies. The session will show you the basics of creating an account, exporting citations into the RefWorks database, and creating a bibliography.

Instructor: Shin Freedman, Acquisitions Librarian

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National Library Week Calendar of Events

The Whittemore Library will be celebrating National Library Week on April 12-16. This year’s theme is “Communities Thrive at Your Library”. We have a number of activities and events planned for the campus community.

Have a library card – win a prize! One lucky winner each day of National Library Week will win a prize just for having a library card. Here is how to win: write your library card number on a slip, drop it into a box at the Circulation Area and the following morning, we will select a winner. Prizes are: FSC teddy bear, FSC t-shirt, FSC baseball cap, and FSC water bottle.

Monday, April 12: Displays of faculty publications and art, slideshow on the theme “Communities”.
Wednesday, April 14: LibLearn session: “Language Resources on the Web”, 2:30pm Archives Room, Instructor: Laura Wilson, Reference Librarian
Thursday, April 15: Book Group Discussion, The Heretics Daughter, 12:00pm Archives Room
Friday, April 16: Performance by Appalachian Travelers Musical Group 1:30pm Library entrance.
Curriculum Library will host a story time for the pre-school children from the Child Development lab.

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