Upcoming Plagiarism Workshop on Mon., Oct. 1

A plagiarism workshop will be held in the library on Monday, October 1, 2:30-3:30 pm in Milne 105.

Students plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, others procrastinate and panic, taking a few short cuts to get the assignment done. Some students think that text on a “group-developed” web page like Wikipedia does not have to be cited because it is “common knowledge” (not true!).  Others genuinely do not understand how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly.

In this workshop taught by librarians, students will:

  1. discuss how copyright laws and plagiarism rules apply to using material from the web.
  2. learn how citing correctly can help avoid unintentional plagiarism.
  3. learn how to write a paragraph that successfully and clearly distinguishes paraphrases and quotes from original ideas and language.

There is no pre-registration. Students can just come to the listed classroom at the time above.

Mendeley: PDF Management & Automatic Bibliographies Workshop

Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies

Learn how to use the free program Mendeley to assist with your research. Mendeley can organize article PDFs on your computer and automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations. Web syncing allows you to access you articles from everywhere and collaborate with other Mendeley users. Workshop participants should sign up for a Mendeley account prior to this workshop and bring their laptop computers.

See www.mendeley.com
Wednesday, October 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 121

Fall Story Time Event

storytime

On Tuesday, September 25th, Milne Library will host a Fall Story Time Celebration for children and their caregivers! This event is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council and students from the School of Education. Any age is welcome, though these stories are geared toward ages 10 and under.

Story Time (performed by members of the Young Children’s Council) will last from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, with refreshments provided.

The event will take place in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library. Find the official flyer here, if you’d like to post it.

For more information or to RSVP (not required) send an email to  Deven Coulter – [email protected] or Michelle Costello – [email protected]

Upcoming Plagiarism Workshop Wed., Sept. 26

A plagiarism workshop will be held in the library on Wednesday, September 26, 4:30-5:30 pm in Milne 105.

Students plagiarize for many reasons. While some are simply trying to get through a course as easily as possible, others procrastinate and panic, taking a few short cuts to get the assignment done. Some students think that text on a “group-developed” web page like Wikipedia does not have to be cited because it is “common knowledge” (not true!).  Others genuinely do not understand how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly.

In this workshop taught by librarians, students will:

  1. discuss how copyright laws and plagiarism rules apply to using material from the web.
  2. learn how citing correctly can help avoid unintentional plagiarism.
  3. learn how to write a paragraph that successfully and clearly distinguishes paraphrases and quotes from original ideas and language.

There is no pre-registration. Students can just come to the listed classroom at the time above.

Business & Company Resource Center becomes Business Insights: Essentials.

 

Not only did Milne get some physical renovations over the summer, but one of our recommended Business Databases also got a make-over.

The database allows you to research and compare companies and industries using industry rankings, company profiles, market share data, investment reports, charts, graphs, and more.

Some of the new features in include:

  • New user-friendly interface
  • The ability to search across multiple data types from a single search box
  • Interactive charting: Manipulate statistical data and customize your own charts
  • Deep links within results that get the most relevant content in fewer clicks
  • New text-to-speech capabilities
  • Robust glossary with thousands of business terms

Check out the full details on what’s different from the old Business and Company Resource Center with this handy guide.

 

Justina Elmore switches gears to become our new Business and Data Librarian

Starting this month, Milne Librarian Justina Elmore will take on the role of Business and Data Librarian.

Justina Elmore, Business and Data Librarian
Justina Elmore, Business and Data Librarian

Justina has been with Milne Library since 2006, serving as a reference and instruction librarian and Access Services librarian. In her new role she will be working with students in the School of Business, the Geography department and other social science departments.

Justina will be working with several groups and organizations across campus. She will be helping local entrepreneurs with business research alongside the Small Business Development Center, and partnering with the Center for Inquiry, Discovery and Leadership.

In addition to teaching students about business research and answering reference questions, Justina will be developing the Census and Demographic Data Room on the upper level of Milne Library. This new space will house our collection of Census materials and be used for training, group meetings and one-on-one consultations.

Justina has a BA from the Colorado State University Pueblo and a Master of Library Science degree from the University at Buffalo. Justina can be reached by email at [email protected], by phone at 585-245-5193 or in person at her desk in Milne 201A.

Be a part of the Social Good Summit in NYC from Geneseo

The third annual Social Good Summit will take place this weekend (Sept. 22-24) in New York City during UN Week.

The event unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss how the power of innovative thinking and technology can be used to solve the world’s greatest challenges.

By focusing on the UN’s Millennium Development Goals being addressed in high-level plenary sessions at UN Week, the Social Good Summit celebrates the power and potential of new media to effect change.

This year, organizers of the Summit are encouraging folks around the world to take an active part in the conversation by organizing or attending a Social Good Meetup in your hometown using meetup.com.

Or, livestream the Social Good Summit 2012 online for free (available in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin and Arabic).

Join the conversation!

Organize Your Web Research with DIIGO Workshop

Get digitally organized!

No longer do you need to print web pages to highlight and take personalized notes! Diigo is a powerful research and collaboration tool that can help you save, organize, and share what you discover on the web. Students will learn how to save, annotate, tag and share their favorite sites while creating their own personal archive.

Thursday, September 20, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 121

Tech byte: Doodle is quick and easy scheduling

Doodle scheduling poll

We all know what a pain it can be when you’re trying to get even a small group of people together. Tools like Google Calendar certainly make it easier for tracking our own commitments, but comparing schedules back and forth can bring on a headache like no other. This is where Doodle steps in to make this onerous task simple.

In three easy steps, set up a poll and once everyone’s responded, see what time works best for everyone, and confirm the final details. No fuss, no muss. You don’t even need to register, although doing so will allow for some added functionality. And it’s free!

Registering with the service gets you a MyDoodle account, which allows you to connect with Google Calendar, iCal, or Outlook and maintains a history of the polls you’ve sent. Whether it’s for scheduling group study time or figuring out the best available time for a club meeting, we’re sure you can save yourself time and grief with this simple tool.

For those needing more advanced features, there’s also a Premium (paid) account to track who’s missing, request additional info (phone #), and sending reminders to poll recipients. Check out the promotional video below for more details.

Your first steps with Doodle from Doodle AG on Vimeo.