Library News - Sociology

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Register Now - Faculty Technology Days at U of C

Faculty Technology Days: Teaching and Learning with Technology
May 8-10, 2006
Presented by Information Resources, Information Technologies and the Teaching and Learning Centre

Faculty Technology Days is an annual opportunity for faculty and graduate students to attend a series of informational and instructional sessions which focus on primary resources, research tools, instructional tips and new developments in teaching, research resources and technology. All Faculty and Graduate Students are invited to register for the free sessions. All sessions are being held at the MacKimmie Library.

Some sample sessions include:
  • Citations and Alerts: Tracking Citations Impact Factors, RSS Feeds, and More
  • Support For Your Thesis Beginning to End
  • Active Learning Strategies in Blended and Online Learning Environemnts
  • What You Need to Know About Google Scholar
  • RefWorks - web-based bibliographic software tool.
View the course descriptions and schedule. Register for any of the 36 sessions. Registration deadline is May 1, 2006.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Campus Calgary Digital Library (CCDL)

"Supporting the quest for knowledge, understanding, creativity and innovation."

The Campus Calgary Digital Library held its groundbreaking ceremony on March 31st, 2006. The CCDL vision;
  • Create spaces where people can get together to exchange ideas, a place for both intellectual and social interactions;
  • Create new and varied methods for supporting learning whether collaborative or individual research;
  • Improve information and learning resources for all students and researchers regardless of location in post-secondary learning;
  • Invest in the future of our citizens, our province and our economy through the provision of a facility for the production and dissemination of information;
  • Create a digital gathering place for learners and researchers to obtain the wealth of knowledge that is available to share;
  • Create new seminar, exhibition and student space;
  • Build opportunities to connect people with life-long learning;
  • Be a focal point for the digitization of information required in blended learning and inquiry-based learning;
  • Unite learners with information and expert help; and
  • Bring togther the services of Information Resources (University Library, Special Collections, Archives, Nickle Arts Museum), Information Technologies, Teaching and Learning Centre (formerly Learning Commons) and Student and Academic Services into one location.
Check out the CCDL website for more about timelines, progress and related information.

Monday, April 10, 2006

COSEP talk from April 10/06 - Gender and Partner Violence

Here are some resources from Dr. Murray Straus' talk on Gender and Partner Violence in the World Perspective: Some results from the International Dating Violence Study.
His books available at U of C
Articles listed in his presentation: