Archive for the 'Services' Category

September 25, 2014

Inspired by a desire to provide easy and efficient opportunities for students to communicate with the Student Government Association, the SGA has so far installed three Auburn Answers iPad kiosks in high-traffic areas of campus including the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.  The iPad Auburn Answers  kiosk is located in front of the Caribou Coffee Café located in the Mell Street entrance lobby area on the Second Floor of the RBD Library.

Communicating is a simple four-step process:  students are prompted to enter their name and e-mail address;  and then are provided a chance to provide comments or suggestions which the system sorts into one of nine categories.  This next goes to the SGA directors of student feedback and who, in turn, respond to the students directly via e-mail.  This information is then compiled and sent to University administrators who can better address the concerns received.

In addition to the RBD Library location, Auburn Answers iPad kiosks are located in Village Dining and also near Chick-fil-A in the Student Center.

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September 25, 2014

ICPSR (the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) hosts over 20 data collections funded by government agencies and various foundations. Using these funds, the carefully curated data are free to the public. Please join ICPSR as it highlights a number of these collections as part of its 2014 Data Fair. Webinars in this series (with registration links) include the following:

 

An Introduction to NADAC - ICPSR's National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture

Broadcast time (EDT): Monday, October 6, 1:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2151323503634547970

NADAC's mission is to share research data on arts and culture with researchers, policymakers, people working for arts and culture organizations, and the general public. This session, led by staff managing NADAC, will help attendees to learn about data available from NADAC at the national, state, and local levels. The session will also highlight user-friendly tools for analyzing the data (including for those not experienced with statistical packages), for visualizing the data, and for other ways of using research data to support the arts and culture community.

 

NAHDAP Orientation - ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program

Broadcast time (EDT): Tuesday, October 7, 2:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8538322777711643650

NAHDAP facilitates research on drug addiction and HIV infection by acquiring and sharing data, particularly those funded by its sponsor, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This session, led by members of ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program team, will help attendees learn about NAHDAP's services and resources for data depositors and data users. Further, they will orient you and help you locate this information on the NAHDAP website, highlighting selected datasets and data series.

 

Q&A with MET Staff

Broadcast time (EDT): Wednesday, October 8, 2:00pm

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4879725324077805570

The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB) has been available to the research community for almost a year now, and we invite current and potential users to log in for a review of the project and available data, and then stick around for Q&A with the ICPSR staff who manage data file processing and access for secondary analysis. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered about this complex dataset, specifically questions on file organization and structure, as well as data access policies and procedures.

 

Out of the Gate(S): Post-Secondary Trajectories and Outcomes of Millennium and Washington Achiever Scholars

Broadcast time (EDT): Thursday, October 9,  3:00pm

Registration link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/674413562

The Washington State Achievers Scholarship program (WSA) started as part of an initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund and support 16 high schools in Washington State as they redesigned their schools in order to increase academic achievement for all of their students. In 1999, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation started the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), a 20-year initiative which intends to expand access to higher education for high achieving, low-income minority students.

In 2012, ICPSR’s Resource Center for Minority Data ( RCMD) and the Gates Foundation entered into an agreement to make data collected through the two scholarships freely available to the public through ICPSR. This session will provide some methodological and content background on these data and ways to access and analyze these data.

 

Broadening Access to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data with the Restricted-Use Data Analysis System (R-DAS)

Broadcast time (EDT): Tuesday, October 7, Noon (12:00pm)

Registration link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4996157008389271554

Learning objectives

  1. Obtain a general understanding of the data and resources available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA)
  2. Understand the differences between the public-use and restricted-use National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data files
  3. Locate and access restricted-use NSDUH data in the R-DAS
  4. Successfully complete a cross-tabulation in the R-DAS

 

About The ICPSR Data Fair

ICPSR is pleased to present its program for the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair, which will take place Monday through Thursday, October 6-9, 2014.

  • The full program is found here: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/membership/datafair/index.html
  • Webinar broadcast times are listed in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
  • Webinars are free and open to the public, and it is permissible (even encouraged!) for organizations to broadcast these webcasts to groups of attendees.
  • Attendees must register for each webinar they want to attend.
  • Recordings and slide decks (when available) will be placed on ICPSR’s YouTube Channel. Look for the playlist titled, “2014 Data Fair.”
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August 29, 2014

In addition to the Second Floor location in the Ralph Brown Draughon Library, the Miller Writing Center has a service location now in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction (LADC) in Dudley Hall.  Hours of operation in the LADC are Sunday - Thursday, 6 - 8 p.m.

The Center has six campus locations including the Ralph Brown Draughon Library and the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction.   Click  here  for more information on all campus locations, how to make an appointment, hours of operation, etc.

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library location is on the Second Floor next to the Learning Commons area.  The library location telephone number is 844-7482.  The library location hours of operation are Monday - Thursday, 12 - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 4 - 9 p.m.

The Miller Writing Center provides one-to-one, face-to-face tutoring in writing and reading and is available for tutoring for walk-ins in the library location on a first come first served basis as space is available.   To make an advance appointment, please check the Miller Writing Center web site (click here ).

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August 21, 2014

Seminars on EndNote, Advanced EndNote, and Zotero software citation programs are being offered during the Fall Semester.  Click on the Seminars link located under the "Services"  link located in the upper left hand side of the screen of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following seminars are on the schedule:

Zotero:  Tuesday, November 4:  4 - 5 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, November 6:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, November 15:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, November 15:  12 - 1 p.m.

Zotero:  Friday, November 21:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, November 25:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, December 6:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, December 6:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, December 16:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

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August 21, 2014

Seminars on  Zotero, a software citation program, are being offered during the Fall Semester .  Click on the Seminars link located under the "Services"  link located in the upper left hand side of the screen of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following seminars are on the schedule:

Zotero:  Tuesday, November 4:  4 - 5 p.m.

Zotero:  November 21:  12 - 1 p.m.

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August 15, 2014

The Tiger Advisor service will be open in Room 2341, the glassed-in conference room located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library adjacent to the dark wood panelled walls of the Reference Department offices.

Tiger Advisor hours will be Monday - Thursday from 3 - 8 p.m. to assist students with locating resources to answer general advising questions and inquiries related to their academic progress.  No appointment is necessary for students to stop by for assistance.  Tiger Advisor provides guidance on university policies and procedures, and provides training and assistance in negotiation the Tigeri registration system, the DegreeWorks online degree audit system, the Auburn Bulletin, and the Policy eHandbook.

Tiger Advisor does not replace a student's academic advisor, but the service helps students learn how to find the information they need through existing online resources or directs students to the proper campus office that can address their concern or need.

For more information, visit the Tiger Advisor web site.

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August 15, 2014

The Miller Writing Center will be open in the Fall Semester to all students  starting on Wednesday, August 20.  The Center has six campus locations including the Ralph Brown Draughon Library   Click  here  for more information on all campus locations, how to make an appointment, hours of operation, etc.

The Ralph Brown Draughon Library location is on the Second Floor next to the Learning Commons area.  The library location telephone number is 844-7482.  The library location hours of operation will be Monday - Thursday, 12 - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 4 - 9 p.m.

The Miller Writing Center provides one-to-one, face-to-face tutoring in writing and reading and is available for tutoring for walk-ins in the library location on a first come first served basis as space is available.   To make an advance appointment, please check the Miller Writing Center web site (click here ).

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August 15, 2014

Study Partners, Auburn University's Peer Tutoring Program, will be open for the Fall Semester starting Tuesday, September 2.  Hours of operation will be Monday - Thursday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, 2 - 7 p.m.  Appointments may be made online, in person, or by telephone.  All tutoring takes place in the Learning Commons located on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

For additional information, please click here to visit the Study Partners web site or call (334) 844-5702, or send an e-mail message to partner@auburn.edu   or visit in person at the Study Partners location in the Learning Commons area on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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August 15, 2014

Seminars on EndNote and Advanced EndNote software citation programs are being offered during the Fall Semester.  Click on the Seminars link located under the "Services"  link located in the upper left hand side of the screen of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following seminars are on the schedule:

EndNote:   Saturday, August 23:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, August 23:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, September 9:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, September 20:  10:30 a.m. - 12:oo p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, September 20:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, October 11:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, October 11:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, October 23:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, November 6:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, November 15:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, November 15:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, November 25:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, December 6:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, December 6:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, December 16:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

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August 1, 2014

Seminars on EndNote and Advanced EndNote software citation programs are being offered during the Fall Semester.  Click on the Seminars link located under the "Services"  link located in the upper left hand side of the screen of the Auburn University Libraries homepage for registration information, etc.  Seminars are free but registration is required.

Currently, the following seminars are on the schedule:

EndNote:   Saturday, August 23:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, August 23:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, September 9:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, September 20:  10:30 a.m. - 12:oo p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, September 20:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, October 11:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, October 11:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, October 23:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Thursday, November 6:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, November 15:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, November 15:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, November 25:  1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

EndNote:  Saturday, December 6:  10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Advanced EndNote:  Saturday, December 6:  12 - 1 p.m.

EndNote:  Tuesday, December 16:  3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

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