DATE : September 24th at 1:00 p.m. LOCATION: Meeting Place 4, Library Room 446
On Tuesday, September 24th at 1:00, Tim Byrne, Senior
Outreach Librarian at U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information
(OSTI) will speak in the Walker Library. Mr. Byrne has a background as a
government documents librarian and now specializes in making government
scientific and technical research publically accessible. He will share with
MTSU his wealth of knowledge about government scientific data.
The lecture will cover a variety of Department of Energy
tools that provide public access to government scientific and technical
information, including SciTech Connect,
Science.gov and WorldWideScience.org. There will
be an update on how federal agencies are implementing the White House
Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research”. Also
discussed will be OSTI’s role in working with DataCite, an organization that
helps researchers to find, access, and reuse data, to assign digital object
identifiers (DOIs) to data files created with DOE support.
“OSTI has been a leader since 1948 in making government
sponsored scientific and technical information available to the public.
Today, OSTI continues to lead in the development of federated search tools,
semantic search, multilingual searching, audio indexing and speech recognition
technology, and the indexing of data collections and files” says Mr. Byrne.
This topic is of interest to all science disciplines, and
those who support research funding on campus. This lecture will help the MTSU
research community better understand the impact of open-access data for their
research, funding proposals, and data dissemination plans.
This lecture will take place in the Library’s Meeting Place
4, on the 4th floor, next to Special Collections.
This session will cover topics including how to navigate RaiderNet & D2L, understanding the Lottery Scholarship, and helpful tips about GPA and academic standing.
Presented by Gia Jones.
How to Use Your Time Wisely
Tuesday, September 17 Wednesday, September 18
Time management is something most students struggle with on a daily basis. This session will cover techniques to help you better manage your time.
Presented by Danielle Stefanski.
How to Use the MTSU Library
Tuesday, September 24 Wednesday, September 25
Come find out what successful MTSU students know about the library and learn how to utilize the various resources available.
Presented by Kristen West.
How to Give A Winning Presentation
Tuesday, October 1 Wednesday, October 2
This session will cover tips and tricks that will help students refine their presentation and public speaking skills.
Presented by Susanna Wassom.
How to Relax, Chill & Still be a Successful Student
Tuesday, October 8 Wednesday, October 9
Being a college student is stressful! Academics, jobs, friends, and family can pull you in many directions, and there never seems to be enough hours in a day to get everything done. This session will cover how stress can impact your academics and your health. Leave with some surefire strategies to help you de-stress your life.
Presented by Lisa Schrader.
How to Use Your Academic Advisor
Tuesday, October 29 Wednesday, October 30
This session will cover information on how to know who your advisor is, how to get the most out of your time with your advisor, and what questions you should ask your advisor.
Presented by Travis Tipton.
How to Choose the Right Major for You
Tuesday, November 5 Wednesday, November 6
Having trouble choosing a major? This session will cover techniques on helping you find the right major and career field that best fits your personality and abilities.
Presented by Mark Convery.
How to Think Critically
Tuesday, November 12 Wednesday, November 13
This session will go over what critical thinking is (and isn't), provide a structure for evaluating your thinking, and show how it can be applied to a college level classes.
Presented by Hilary Stallings.
How to Prepare for Finals
Tuesday, November 19 Wednesday, November 20
This interactive session will focus on helping students prepare for final exams. Specific attention will be placed on assisting students with time management, reviewing helpful study skills, and discussing effective test taking strategies.
Presented by Eric Miller.
Have Questions? Contact Brandie Nelson at the University College Advising Center at (615) 898-2339.
The MTSU Police Department will be in the Walker Library atrium registering your valuables (laptops, cell phones, etc.) and IDing them with invisible ink on Monday. Stop by the Library and register your valuables. This greatly increases the chance of recovery in the event of theft or misplacement. Monday, September 9, 2013 8:00 - 10:00 am and 4:00pm - 6:00pm Walker Library Atrium