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Events

  • Oct 23

    A technology of togetherness: How OER (Open Education Resources) transforms educational access, meaningful practice, and sustainable value

    Please join us in the Daley library where our Speaker, Jonathan Lashley, Open Education Fellow, Open Textbook Network, Boise State, will talk about the value of open education resources (OERs) for our students and their relationship to social justice.

    Where barriers to affordability and access stymie the dream of a higher education for many, educators and activists alike look to open educational resources (OER) as a means of creating learning opportunities that may not otherwise exist. Solely framing the importance of OER around student costs and consumption, however, misses a larger picture that challenges the more traditional roles, expectations, and outcomes we have for learners. This presentation highlights how OER may (and increasingly does) encourage educators to reexamine their relationships with course materials, the potential of student creativity, and the social contract of educational institutions.

     

    The high-cost of textbooks is one of the factors that affects student learning outcomes and student success.  Students avoid certain classes, drop a class, or do poorly when they cannot afford the text for a course.  “Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use."   (https://sparcopen.org/open-education).  

    For more information about OERs, please see: http://researchguides.uic.edu/opentextbooks

  • Oct 25

    Don't Cite it, Write it! Engaged Student Learning and the Wikipedia Assignment

    This presentation will be interactive and cover practical application of utilizing Wikipedia in the classroom.   

    This interactive presentation will cover the following: 1. To share major findings of the research, including attitude transformation towards Wikipedia and larger skills development. 2. To share lessons from teaching with Wikipedia, particularly how students want to make a difference and channel their excitement into their commons projects. 3. To discuss how we can apply these learned practices in our classrooms.   A brief overview of the recent evidence suggesting why these techniques might be the most effective at encouraging commons based learning and engagement will also provided.​

    Background: In Fall of 2016, Zach McDowell conducted a mixed methods study that assessed these students’ information literacy and research skills, alongside surveys of attitudes toward the assignment and toward Wikipedia, and reflections on their experience. Preliminary data suggests that students were more satisfied, thought they were better for learning digital literacy, critical thinking, learning to write for the general public, and learning about reliability of online sources, and thought that the Wikipedia based assignments were more valuable than traditional assignments. Furthermore, over 90% of student respondents noted that they were “proud” of their work, despite respondents having a mixed initial reaction to hearing they would be using Wikipedia in the classroom. 

    Registration is preferred but not required: https://goo.gl/forms/cFqst9a5vrba7n6x1 

  • Oct 26

    Demystifying Scholarly Publishing: Selecting scholarly publishing venues to maximize your impact while avoiding “predatory publishers”

    Do you often wonder how to select a journal in which to publish or wonder about the quality of a journal?  This online workshop session will demonstrate tools to identify potential journals in your field, how to determine impact factors for journals (Journal Citation Reports, Scimago), how to find where a journal is indexed for dissemination, and tools to evaluate the quality of journals.  Reputable, peer-reviewed Open Access journals are on the rise, but so are “predatory publisher” that charge publication fees but do little in terms of peer review. Tips and tools to identify legitimate open access journals and avoid predatory publishers will also be covered, to help you determine if publishing in a specific open access journal will be worth the author fee.

  • Nov 1

    DynaMed Plus with Isabel presentation

    Eve Matyjaszczyk from EBSCO will conduct a training webinar for DynaMed Plus and Isabel.

    "DynaMed is a clinical reference tool which provides fast, easy access to the latest evidence-based information." "The Isabel Differential Diagnosis (DDx) Generator is trusted by clinicians worldwide to help broaden their differential. Isabel has set a new industry standard for accuracy, ease of use and breadth of coverage." Eve plans to show basic functionality of the two tools and work through a few clinical scenarios. There will be time to ask questions.

     

     


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  • Nov 1

    Exploring Embase Online Workshop

    Let’s explore this database that complements PubMed in its coverage of biomedicine, contains more international literature, and excels in its coverage of pharmaceutical research.

    Link to attend session: https://uiclibrary.adobeconnect.com/embase/

  • Nov 6

    Blackhawk Restaurants Exhibit - The Food's the Show!

    Join us for The Food's the Show - an exhibition of photographs, memorabilia and other materials from Chicago's own Blackhawk Restaurants. Visitors will have an opportunity to view Chicago history through the lens of a beloved family-owned business that served the community for 90 years. 

    Now open to the public during regular Special Collections and University Archives hours through December 2017.

    Special Collections and University Archives
    Richard J. Daley Library
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    801 S. Morgan St., Floor 3
    Chicago, IL 60607

    For more information, contact Special Collections and University Archives at (312) 996-2742.

    If you are part of a special group interested in taking a tour of the exhibit given by expert library faculty, please call to learn more or schedule an appointment.

  • Nov 9

    Wikipedia in the Classroom

    On November 9th, Wiki Education will present a workshop on how to build Wikipedia assignments into course instruction.  Please join us in the University Library for this event.

    Where: Daley Library, Room 1-470

    When: November 9th, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    RSVP:  Registration Form (please register if you plan to attend)

    About the Wiki Education Foundation

    The rapid expansion of fake news sites made real news headlines last year, and the public is more aware than ever that they're exposed to propaganda and misinformation. Even college students are at risk of believing false information intended to sway elections or generate ad revenue. That’s why the work Wiki Education does to help students develop media literacy skills is more important than ever.

    In our program, we ask instructors to assign students to write Wikipedia articles about course-related topics. In the process of researching a topic and writing about it, students in our program must follow Wikipedia’s rules for what sources they cite. When we ask students to become Wikipedians for a term, we teach them about source evaluation. We explain Wikipedia’s reliable source guideline, and we provide them information on how to determine what sources count as reliable in their disciplines.

    We are actively teaching thousands of college students each term how to be media literate citizens and navigate an increasingly complex and often contentious media landscape. At this workshop, we'll share findings from a recent research study about student learning outcomes during Wikipedia assignments, like media and digital literacy. We'll talk about how UIC students can channel the hard work they're already doing to combat fake news and share reliable, well-sourced academic information with the world. We'll share how you can join our program and how we will support you along the way. 

  • Nov 18

    FREE- Library Career Exploration Day

    Question:  Are you passionate about art, biology, business, technology or another field? Do you enjoy helping other people? Does history fascinate you?

    Answer: Combine your passion for learning and desire to help others and become a librarian.


    Learn about the many library and information science career paths from a diverse panel of Librarians at this half-day session, featuring a panel discussion and networking.  There is no cost to attend, and lunch is provided.

    Sign up today at  go.library.uic.edu/librarycareer 
    Registration closes October 13th, and is limited to the first 30 registrations received. 

  • Dec 11

    Blackhawk Restaurants Exhibit - The Food's the Show!

    Join us for The Food's the Show - an exhibition of photographs, memorabilia and other materials from Chicago's own Blackhawk Restaurants. Visitors will have an opportunity to view Chicago history through the lens of a beloved family-owned business that served the community for 90 years. 

    Now open to the public during regular Special Collections and University Archives hours through December 2017.

    Special Collections and University Archives
    Richard J. Daley Library
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    801 S. Morgan St., Floor 3
    Chicago, IL 60607

    For more information, contact Special Collections and University Archives at (312) 996-2742.

    If you are part of a special group interested in taking a tour of the exhibit given by expert library faculty, please call to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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