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Study Skills Workshops 201: “Motivation for Writing” with guest speaker Melissa Thomas, Director of the Center for Student Learning

Writing is a process that takes time and we all have our challenges with writing!  In this workshop we will discuss overcoming writing blocks and writing myths, drafting strategies, and organizing your writing. Writing is something you will have to do for almost every course here at CofC, so learn how to be successful in your writing now!

Dates

  •  Thursday, November 13 at 3:00 p.m. in Addlestone Library Room 120

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Whether you are an upper classman, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, or Friend of the Library everyone is welcome to attend these workshops.  We hope that you can find some time to just relax and learn something new!

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Accepting iPad proposals for Spring and Annual Library Faculty survey

Posted by: Joey | November 10, 2014 Comments Off |

Dear Library users,

The Addlestone library is conducting its annual user survey from November 5th  until November 21st  and we encourage your participation.  We’re doing things differently this year by distributing a separate survey specifically for faculty targeting research and instructional needs in addition to the general user survey. Please let us know what you think about the library and its services by completing one of these surveys.

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Survey results will be posted on my blog http://blogs.cofc.edu/williamsj/ in December.  Your feedback will help us shape the future of the library and its service to the college community.  Thank you in advance for your assistance.

PROGRAM TO BRING IPADS INTO THE CLASSROOM Spring 2015

The Addlestone Library, in partnership with Academic Affairs and the Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) department, is soliciting proposals for the iPad program to provide members of our campus community access to a technologically rich environment that encourages technology literacy, information literacy and collaborative learning.

Project Overview
The Library has 60 iPad Airs, cases, and accessories, provided by the Provost’s Office.

Starting January 20, 2015, 30 iPads per class will be available for faculty and students working on a class project for the Spring.  Faculty may request these iPads for students to check out and use for up to three weeks, as a tool to enhance student learning in their course.  Each student and faculty member will check out and return the iPad and peripherals at the circulation desk at Addlestone Library. We will have specific blocks for iPad use so please indicate block preferences.  Jan 20th -Fed 2nd (2 week session) , Feb 6th – Feb 27th, March 9th  – March 30th, April 6th  – April 27th. Students and faculty will check out the iPads from the Library Circulation desk.  The Library and TLT staff are happy to work with you on your projects and assignments to:

  • Promote student engagement in the classroom, the lab, or in the field
  • Assist small group collaboration in idea creation and sharing as well as information search, analysis, and visual representation
  • Provide access to and manipulation of digital content
  • Promote the innovative use of this technology. 

Joey van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, Zach Hartje, Director of the TLT, and Steven Profit, Reference Librarian, will work with you and your students as the team – to design the project, coordinate with faculty and serve as a resource to students.  You may also request an iPad basics special lecture from the library for your students.

In addition, 5 iPads are always available to individual students, faculty and staff to check out for 3 days.

If you would like to participate in the Spring 2015 iPad Program with your class, please complete the formhttp://libguides.library.cofc.edu/iPadproposals

If you would like to discuss your proposal or talk about how you might most effectively use iPads in your course, please contact:

Zach Hartje, Director of Teaching, Learning and Technology
[email protected]
3-5428

Joey Van Arnhem, Instructional Design Librarian, Digital Scholarship and Services
[email protected]
3-3604

Please submit your Request by December 5.   You will be notified if your class has been selected for Spring 2015 project by December 15.

Housekeeping Details

  • Each student and faculty member will check out and return the iPad and peripherals at the circulation desk at Addlestone Library.
  • When your class role is finalized, please send a list of only the students who will be checking out an iPad for your project.
  • Please remind students to save their data to the cloud or external device and to remove any personal information as the iPad will be restored to factory specifications and all data erased upon return.
  • Please instruct your students to return the iPad on the last day of your scheduled use as we need to prepare the iPads for the next scheduled class and this will help the student avoid large fines.
  • Please remember that the program is designed to give as many classes access to the iPads as possible which is why the class size is limited to 30.  This way we can schedule 2 classes during each block of time. 

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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Please excuse any duplicate postings.

Respectfully,
James

James Williams III                VOICE…….843.953.8015
Associate Dean                   FAX………843.953.6319

for Public Services, Technology and Administration
College of Charleston Library
205 Calhoun Street
Charleston, SC  29401          Email…[email protected]

 

Some people look at the world and ask “how can you believe in God without evidence or proof of his existence?” I ask how can you not believe in God and look at the world as evidence or proof that he exists!

 

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Study Skills Workshops 201: “Helpful Apps”

In this workshop we will look at an overview of apps that can help you from class to life. There are so many apps coming out every day, so we will help you sort through all of the useless apps and show you the useful ones! Make sure to bring your mobile device to download these great apps as we talk about them!

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More about the Study Skills Workshops 101 & 201

In collaboration with the Center for Student Learning, the Library is co-sponsoring  a series of complimentary study skills workshops in fall 2014.

  • Workshop Series 101, offered by the Center for Student Learning, is geared towards the general student population wanting more information on study skills.  The 101 series occurs three times a week lasting about 50 minutes for each session.
  • Workshop Series 201, offered by the Library, is geared towards upper classmen and faculty, staff, and Friends of the Library that are interested in more advanced information literacy skills. The 201 series has guest speakers from all around campus.  These workshops will last about a hour and will take place at 3pm on specific Thursdays in Room 120 on the first floor of the Addlestone Library.
  • Click here to download a printable workshop calendar for Workshop Series 101 and 201! 

Whether you are an upper classman, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, or Friend of the Library everyone is welcome to attend these workshops.  We hope that you can find some time to just relax and learn something new!

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Study Skills Workshops 201: “Current Awareness”

Social media is an important technological trend that has big implications for how researchers (and people in general) communicate and collaborate. Web 2.0 is rich with tools that can augment coursework, enhance research, or foster collaboration. In this workshop we will look at going digital by building your research toolkit. We will then look at harnessing social bookmarking, RSS and alerts, Twitter, and personalized news readers to have research come to you in an organized and methodical way!

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More about the Study Skills Workshops 101 & 201 

In collaboration with the Center for Student Learning, the Library is co-sponsoring  a series of complimentary study skills workshops in fall 2014.

  • Workshop Series 101, offered by the Center for Student Learning, is geared towards the general student population wanting more information on study skills.  The 101 series occurs three times a week lasting about 50 minutes for each session.
  • Workshop Series 201, offered by the Library, is geared towards upper classmen and faculty, staff, and Friends of the Library that are interested in more advanced information literacy skills. The 201 series has guest speakers from all around campus.  These workshops will last about a hour and will take place at 3pm on specific Thursdays in Room 120 on the first floor of the Addlestone Library.
  • Click here to download a printable workshop calendar for Workshop Series 101 and 201! 

Whether you are an upper classman, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, or Friend of the Library everyone is welcome to attend these workshops.  We hope that you can find some time to just relax and learn something new!

under: Addlestone Library, Workshops

Study Skills Workshops 201: “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind” with guest speaker Michelle Futrell, professor in the Athletic Training Education program in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance

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Do you know what the food you are eating does to your body?  Being college is difficult and being on a college diet is even harder, so learn the tips to implement in your life to stay healthy through all the stress.  There is a lot to learn about nutrition, but we have a full hour so come with questions to ask the expert in nutrition!

More about the Study Skills Workshops 101 & 201

In collaboration with the Center for Student Learning, the Library is co-sponsoring  a series of complimentary study skills workshops in fall 2014.

  • Workshop Series 101, offered by the Center for Student Learning, is geared towards the general student population wanting more information on study skills.  The 101 series occurs three times a week lasting about 50 minutes for each session.
  • Workshop Series 201, offered by the Library, is geared towards upper classmen and faculty, staff, and Friends of the Library that are interested in more advanced information literacy skills. The 201 series has guest speakers from all around campus.  These workshops will last about a hour and will take place at 3pm on specific Thursdays in Room 120 on the first floor of the Addlestone Library.
  • Click here to download a printable workshop calendar for Workshop Series 101 and 201!

Whether you are an upper classman, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, or Friend of the Library everyone is welcome to attend these workshops.  We hope that you can find some time to just relax and learn something new!

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Study Skills Workshops 201: “Unpacking Evernote” with guest speaker Laura Plotts

In this workshop we will explore Evernote and all the possibilities! We will first answer the questions what is Evernote and how can you use it in your everyday? Then we will look as products such as Skitch, Web Clipper, Evernote Clearly, Hello, Food, Peek, and Penultimate that can integrate Evernote with other apps and programs. Evernote is a very complex and strong program, so come see the ins and outs of this amazing program!

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More about the Study Skills Workshops 101 & 201

In collaboration with the Center for Student Learning, the Library is co-sponsoring  a series of complimentary study skills workshops in fall 2014.

  • Workshop Series 101, offered by the Center for Student Learning, is geared towards the general student population wanting more information on study skills.  The 101 series occurs three times a week lasting about 50 minutes for each session.
  • Workshop Series 201, offered by the Library, is geared towards upper classmen and faculty, staff, and Friends of the Library that are interested in more advanced information literacy skills. The 201 series has guest speakers from all around campus.  These workshops will last about a hour and will take place at 3pm on specific Thursdays in Room 120 on the first floor of the Addlestone Library.
  • Click here to download a printable workshop calendar for Workshop Series 101 and 201!

Whether you are an upper classman, graduate student, faculty member, staff member, or Friend of the Library everyone is welcome to attend these workshops.  We hope that you can find some time to just relax and learn something new!

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Banned Books Week, September 21-27!

Posted by: lewisas | September 21, 2014 Comments Off |

Banned Books Week at College of Charleston starts today! Check out our events all week.

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  • Stop by Addlestone Library to view our exhibits and take a picture at our photo booth.  The booth will be staffed one hour per day (Mon. 12pm – 1pm; Tues. 2pm – 3pm; Wed. 3pm to 4pm; Thurs. 1pm -2pm; Friday 10am-11am). You can also take a selfie and submit it to our tumblr or tag it with #BannedBooksCofC
  • The Charleston Read-Out will be held at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on Monday, September 22nd at 6pm. Writers and artists will be reading from their favorite banned books. Presenters to include: Marcus Amaker, Herb Frazier, Sharon Graci, Bret Lott, Theodore Rosengarten, Joy Vandervort-Cobb, Marjory Wentworth, and Katherine Williams.
  • The Banned Books DIY Fair will be held on Thursday, September 25th from 11am to 3pm on Rivers Green behind the library. Celebrate your freedom of expression with live screen-printing, button-making, zine-making, and letter writing. All activities are free, and you can also enter a drawing for free prizes!

For more information, please view our Banned Books Research Guide or our Facebook event page.

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Check out this Library Renovation Article and Video!

Posted by: Joey | September 11, 2014 Comments Off |

Read more about it from The College Today at http://today.cofc.edu/2014/09/09/multimedia-look-addlestone-library-renovation/

 

 

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Addlestone Update

Posted by: Joshua Minor | July 1, 2014 Comments Off |

Just to keep you up to date, here’s what’s happening at  Addlestone

Every morning at 7 am a semi tractor trailer arrives from Wisconsin, filled with shelving. Each truck is unloaded in a few hours and the carriages moved into place. The installation crews assemble the bases and install the uprights. The crew is on track to complete construction on  the second floor by Aug 1 and the third floor public areas by Aug. 11.  Then the movers put all the books back on the shelves – in order and all the furniture in place.

Another crew has begun building the display walls near the flex room and the conference room in Special Collections. The flex room installation begins July 7 and the woodworkers are working off site to build the exhibit cases and bookcases for Special Collections.

We’re expecting the movers back on Aug 4 and taking 2 weeks to put books and journals back on the shelves. 100 chairs have been delivered and we’re expecting 100 more chairs, tables for the flex room and tables for the students to arrive just before school starts.

The electricians continue to pull conduit and will be working July 4!

And last, but certainly not least, another construction crew is busily converting Java City cafe into Starbucks and expect to be open for the beginning of the fall semester.

Wishing you all a wonderful 4th

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Carologue, Summer 2014: The Big Move: A guide to the SCHS Archives Relocation

Posted by: Joshua Minor | June 25, 2014 Comments Off |

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Carologue Summer 2014 – Relocation Cover Story PDF

 

 

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