Upcoming Student Brown-Bag Roundtable Discussions

Librarianship as a Career Path: Not Just by the “Books” Anymore
LTS Brown-Bag Lunch Roundtable Discussion

Please join John Unsworth, Vice Provost, University Librarian, and Chief Information Officer, and additional LTS staff members to learn more about Library and Information Sciences master’s programs and related professional degrees for Library and Information Management.
April 21, 2015, 12:30pm-1:30pm at the Geller Conference Room in the Hassenfeld Conference Center.

Please RSVP via Google form
https://docs.google.com/a/brandeis.edu/forms/d/1uigzRj9uxfdEuTOwKxzaj9cQhhZT8WiEiy-p-QgOYtc/viewform
If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Hage x64711 or lhage@brandeis.edu

 

What Library and Technology Services Do You Need to be Successful? #GraduateStudents
LTS Brown-Bag Lunch Roundtable Discussion

Please join John Unsworth, Vice Provost, University Librarian, and Chief Information Officer, and additional LTS staff members to provide feedback on the specific LTS needs of graduate students at Brandeis and to learn more about available services.
April 23, 2015, 12pm-1pm at the Geller Conference Room in the Hassenfeld Conference Center.

Please RSVP via Google form
https://docs.google.com/a/brandeis.edu/forms/d/1HfVVTniau9y35gZH6n4thXlgesko1NHSV089GwHxB5w/viewform
If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Hage x64711 or lhage@brandeis.edu

Fun and Games and … Citations?

Oh no. It’s paper season. Students come to us this time of year with questions galore on citations, references, and bibliographies. We all know citations are an important piece of the writing process, but most people find writing bibliographies to be a chore.

We subject librarians want to have some much-needed fun with citations! We’re holding our first ever #CiteThisBrandeis contest this week. We’ll challenge students to cite all kinds of things. Think maps of UFO sightings, Inuit video games, statues of famous people. Yep, you can cite them all!

Keep an eye on our library social media accounts – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr. We’ll announce the day’s item-to-cite at 8 a.m., Tuesday through Friday, on all platforms. You’ll have until 5 p.m. to send us a citation in APA, Chicago, or MLA styles.

The first student to send us the correct citation for the day’s item wins a finals de-stress fun pack, plus bragging rights. You can submit your entries by tagging us on social media (see our account names below) or by emailing us at brandeisuniversitylibrary@gmail.com. We look forward to your entries!

Twitter: @brandeislib
Instagram/Tumblr: @brandeislibrary
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandeislibrary

APA
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, library print book
Style Guide to Electronic Resources, library e-book

Chicago
Chicago Manual of Style, library e-book

MLA
MLA Handbook for Writing Research Papers, library print book

Brandeis 2nd Annual Edible Book Festival

For the second year in a row, Brandeis will be participating in the International Edible Book Festival, where we devour books a bit more literally than we usually do – and you can too!  The festival, in honor of Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, encourages us to eat our words by creating edible masterpieces inspired by literature.  The primary requirement is that entries must be “bookish.”  One might recreate a book’s cover art, depict a scene from the text, make something shaped like a book itself, or – most often – make a visual pun on a book title.  The other requirement is that they must be edible!

Submit an entry through this form to participate or come by the library’s CD alcove at noon on April 1st to admire the entries and vote for Best In Show.  The winner of the popular vote will be announced and prizes awarded at 1:30pm, along with the winners of three judged categories:

  • Funniest/Punniest
  • Best Visual Presentation
  • Most Creative Use of Ingredients

 Schedule for the day:

Participants drop off entries: 9am – noon (Goldfarb Consultation room, next door to the Writing Center)
Open to the Public: noon (CD alcove, opposite of the Writing Center)
Viewing, photos, and voting: noon – 1:30pm
Awards: 1:30pm – 2pm
Eating: 2pm – 5pm!

For some inspiration, here are our winners from last year, or check out the flickr album of all of the entries!

mintsummer_2014unbearable-beans_2014 metamorphosis_2014 and-then-none_2014basket-book_2014

 

 

 

      Photo Credit Ian Roy