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Register for a Workshop on Course Materials Assistance Programs at Villanova

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By Regina Duffy

This January, the Affordable Materials Project (AMP) will be sponsoring a virtual workshop aimed at helping faculty and academic support staff learn about course materials assistance programs offered at Villanova University, as well as best practices for guiding students to them. Existing and emerging financial limitations, COVID-19, and the pivot to online learning has exposed challenges that many students face securing the course materials they need to succeed.

The workshop will be offered on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m., and Thursday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m., and will run for approximately 30 minutes with time for Q&A. The workshop is being presented on two different dates and times for the convenience of attendees and will cover the same material.

AMP is a university-wide collaboration between the Villanova University Shop, Falvey Memorial Library, the Center for Access, Success and Achievement (CASA), Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL), and the Office of the Provost, to address one of the most pressing issues students face today. Their mission is to provide faculty with resources and options for selecting high quality, affordable course materials and create student awareness of affordable options for obtaining course materials. The committee is led by Lauren Ward, CASA, AAP Counselor & Coordinator, and is comprised of dedicated faculty and staff representatives from the co-sponsoring areas.

To attend the Course Materials Assistance Program at Villanova workshop on Jan. 13 at 10:00 am, please REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to the workshop.

To attend the Course Materials Assistance Program at Villanova Workshop on Jan. 21 at 3 p.m., please REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to this workshop.

With the continued rise in the cost of textbooks, struggles brought on by COVID-19, financial difficulties of collegiate students, and many courses having to switch to virtual platforms, it is more important than ever to direct students to affordable solutions. We hope that by attending this workshop,  faculty and academic support staff will learn about strategies and resources available across the university to reference whenever a student discloses being in need of course materials. Please join us to learn more about how you can help our students at Villanova!

For more information about the Affordable Materials Project, please visit: https://library.villanova.edu/amp/index.html

 


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Regina Duffy is a Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.

 


 


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Digital Research Methods & Scholarly Publishing Demo & Discussion Series

By Regina Duffy

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Interested in digital scholarship and scholarly communication? Join us this fall semester as Falvey Memorial Library offers several opportunities for you to learn more about digital tools, pedagogy, scholarly publishing, copyright, and more!

Throughout the semester, Falvey’s Digital Scholarship Program will host community conversations on digital scholarship tools as well as research and publishing topics. These informal virtual meetups are designed to facilitate collaborative learning and connection across all disciplines and departments at Villanova University.

Each meeting will begin with a 20-30 minute introduction to a digital scholarship or scholarly communication tool or reading (check out the list below), with the rest of the hour dedicated to informal chatting and related discussions.

All Villanova community members are welcome to attend, regardless of their prior experience with digital scholarship or scholarly communication! Feel free to stop by to join the conversation and meet other faculty members, students, and Villanova staff who share an interest in digital research methods, digital humanities, scholarly publishing, and the unique challenges we all are facing in our current remote environment. Workshops are sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, are ACS-approved, and will be hosted by either Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, or Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communication Librarian.


Fall 2020 Digital Research Methods & Scholarly Publishing Demo & Discussion Workshops:

Choosing Creative Commons Licenses: Friday, Sept. 4, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communication Librarian, will discuss copyright licensing and how to share your work on your own terms.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to this Zoom meeting.

Map Warper and Story Map JS: Friday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, will provide a demo of Map Warper and Story Map JS and lead a discussion on how to bring historical maps into GIS in order to tell your own geographic story.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to this Zoom meeting.

SPARC Author Addendum: Friday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communication Librarian, will discuss retaining more rights when you publish your scholarly research.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to this Zoom meeting.

Voyant Tools: Friday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, will discuss Voyant Tools, a web-based text analysis and visualization tool.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to this Zoom meeting.

AntConc: Friday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, will speak on analyzing a collection of texts with AntConc’s concordance tool.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to this Zoom meeting.

CRediT: Friday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communication Librarian, will talk about how to credit collaborators with various roles on your scholarly projects.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to this Zoom meeting.

Hypothes.is: Friday, Nov. 20, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
Erica Hayes, Digital Scholarship Librarian, will give a demo of Hypothes.is and lead a discussion on annotating online readings, collaboratively.
PLEASE REGISTER HERE. Once registered, you will be sent a link to this Zoom meeting.


Please be sure to register for the events you are interested in. Once you register, you will receive the appropriate Zoom link(s) so that you can attend the events.

 


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Regina Duffy is Communication and Marketing Program Manager at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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Request a workshop!

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By Susan Turkel

Have you seen announcements for Falvey Brown Bags, but found that you couldn’t attend due to scheduling conflicts? No worries—we will bring the brown bag to you!

Library Workshops and Presentations request form

The librarians at Falvey invite you to request a workshop on journal publishing, data visualization, citation management, fair use, or any of a host of other topics. Check out our offerings, or suggest a topic of your own!

Our “on demand” workshops can be customized to your needs. The time and place are flexible as well: we can host the workshop at the library, or we can bring the show on the road and meet with your group at your location on campus.

We’re happy to present to your lab group, your class, or a gathering of your colleagues.

Of course, our subject librarians are also happy to present a course-related information literacy instruction session; fill out this form or reach out to your librarian directly.

We look forward to working with you!


Susan Turkel headshotSusan Turkel, MA, MLS, is a Social Sciences Librarian at Falvey Memorial Library.

 

 


 


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