Friday, September 27, 2013

MT Lambda 25th Anniversary Exhibit

MT Lambda 25th 
  Anniversary Exhibit

October 1st—31st 

On display in Library Atrium &
    Echo Dome (1st fl. past elevators)

Learn about this student organization and its history on campus.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

9/24/13: Availability of Government Sci/Tech Information

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, and There will be an update on how federal agencies are implementing the White House directive, “Increasing 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.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Academic Success Series

Academic Success Series - Fall 2013

All sessions will be in Library Room 446 at 4:30pm both days and the same information will be covered in both sessions. Two dates are scheduled to accommodate more students.

How to Get Started at MTSU

Tuesday, September 10Wednesday, September 11
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.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Operation I.D.

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