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Library Events for Faculty and Graduate Students

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Library Spring Symposium 2015: What's really going on?

April 14, 9:00-12:30

9:00 - 9:45
TH 253/E-classroom

Welcome: Barbara McDonald, Interim University Librarian

Lightning Talks by faculty and researchers from the departments of English, Geography, History, Interactive Arts & Sciences, Psychology showcasing innovative teaching and research with the library.

9:45 - 10:00
Matheson Learning Commons Classroom B

Break: bring your own beverage and enjoy snacks on us

10:00 - 10:50
Matheson Learning Commons Classrooms A & B

Library Collections Landscape
Barbara McDonald (Interim University Librarian) & Ian Gibson (Collections Librarian)
The scholarly publishing landscape is growing at an unprecedented rate and in new and exciting mediums. This session will focus on the challenges facing libraries in trying to get the materials that our scholars need.

Video, Music, and Images to Integrate in Your Research and Teaching
Monica Rettig (Liaison Librarian) & Justine Cotton (Liaison Librarian)
With the amount of materials available on the open web, we sometimes overlook the impressive (and exclusive!) subscription databases at our fingertips.This session will introduce you to the rich array of streaming video, music, and images available through the Brock Library.  Learn more about the millions of images available through Artstor, the thousands of films available through Criterion and the National Film Board Screening Room, and the thousands of tracks available in Naxos Music Library and Classical Music Library.We will also share examples of how these resources have been integrated in assignments at Brock.

11:00 - 11:30
Matheson Learning Commons Classrooms A & B

Protect Yourself from Predators: Tips on Staying Safe in Scholarly Publishing
Elizabeth Yates (Liaison/Scholarly Communication Librarian) & Ian Gibson (Collections Librarian)
Scholarly publishing is a chaotic business with new journals constantly emerging and longstanding publications changing or folding. With some newer publications adopting less-than-desirable business practices, it can be challenging to make wise publishing decisions. This hands-on workshop will explore tools to help you avoid predatory publishers and select journals that will enhance your work.

Plan Ahead with Research Data Management
Heather Whipple (Data/Liaison Librarian)
It’s never too early to start thinking about what to do with your data before, during, and after analysis. For both qualitative and quantitative researchers.

11:40 - 12:30
Matheson Learning Commons Classrooms A & B

Canada’s New Open Access Policy: What Does It Mean for Brock Researchers?
Tim Ribaric (Acting Head of Library Systems) & Elizabeth Yates (Liaison/Scholarly Communication Librarian)
Canada’s new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy signals that Canada is embracing open research as a default position. While only funding recipients will be required to comply with the policy by making their journal articles Open Access, the policy stresses that all Canadian researchers are encouraged to follow suit.  Attend this session to learn more about the policy regulations and how the Library can support Open Access to Brock research.

Citation Management after RefWorks
Justine Cotton (Liaison Librarian) & Jennifer Thiessen (Education Librarian)
Citation management software can help you store and organize references and save time by automatically generating in-text citations and bibliographies. This session will introduce you to several free web-based tools for managing citations. These are presented as alternatives to RefWorks, which will be phased out at Brock after June 2015. *Feel free to bring your laptop for some hands-on experience.*  See also: RefWorks Transition Guide


If you require these materials in an alternate format, please contact Jennifer Thiessen.