Spring Finals 2019 at AAC

Spring Finals Week at AAC.

Summer is almost here! Stop by AAC during week 10 and finals week for some support to help you through the end of the long quarter.

Changing Library Hours

Starting on Friday June 7, AAC will be open 24 hours to give you more time to study. The building will open on Friday June 7 at 7 a.m., and remain open until the regular close of business on Wednesday June 12 (technically, Thursday at 2 a.m.). The library will be open for summer quarter with regular operating hours.

Stress Relief (June 5)

On Wednesday, June 5, University Libraries and the Health and Counseling Center are hosting a Stress Relief Event in the Anderson Academic Commons room 290 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have therapy dogs, massage therapists, aromatherapy, crafts, snacks, and a pop-up clinic. See the Facebook event for details.

Midnight Coffee (June 9-10)

Get your caffeine buzz on Sunday June 9 and Monday June 10 from 8 p.m. to midnight at AAC. The Front Porch Cafe will serve free drip coffee during those times to keep your study sessions going.

Zero Waste Finals (June 10-13)

Zero Waste Finals at the AAC will be June 10-13, and we’re aiming to achieve a high diversion rate!  What does that mean?  It means that the library is hoping to divert as much as possible of the building’s compostable and recyclable waste from the landfill. Will you help us achieve our goal? Stop by the main floor of AAC to play games and win prizes.

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Battling the Japanese Beetle – Expert Talk on June 19 at AAC

A Japanese beetle sits on white flowers. Text says Battling the Japanese Beetle. A talk with expert Betty Cahill about managing the invasive species. June 19, 6-8 p.m. AAC 290. RSVP with a bit.ly link.

On June 19, join DU Libraries’ Sustainability Committee, and the DU Bridge Community Garden for a talk about the Japanese beetle infestation plaguing Colorado plants.  The Japanese beetle has arrived along the Front Range in many neighborhoods and is causing severe summer plant destruction and concern by home owners. Expert Betty Cahill will explain the pest’s life cycle and the plants that can be affected in each stage of its development. She’ll cover cultural, organic and other management options for both adult beetles and their larvae.

This talk is open to everyone in our community. RSVP here. The event will take place June 19 from 6-8 p.m. in AAC 290.

Betty Cahill is a freelance writer and garden instructor and currently writes the popular garden “Punch List” column for the Denver Post Grow section which covers what to be doing in your landscape and vegetable garden weekly during the growing season and monthly during the fall and winter. She has been teaching gardening classes around the metro area for several years including Denver Botanic Gardens, garden centers, garden clubs and libraries. For additional gardening tips, information and stories, follow her on her blog.

Event: Battling the Japanese Beetle

Date: June 19

Time: 6-8pm

Place: AAC 290

Free, but please RSVP

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One Day For DU – University Library Association

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One Day For DU is the University’s largest annual event for uplifting meaningful DU causes. This year, The University Library Associaton’s project will support information literacy.

Please consider supporting the University Library Association’s One Day For DU project this year and help us achieve our goal of raising $5,000. Visit the ULA One Day website to donate.

Your gift will provide much needed grants to enable faculty to redesign their courses to integrate the University Libraries’ resources and incorporate training for their students in information literacy – the set of skills necessary to navigate a world of information abundance. These redeveloped courses will enhance critical thinking skills in this era of fake news, and will teach students how to successfully navigate the overwhelming amount of information that comes at them. While the library collections are vitally important, so too is the ability to discover and critically assess the information they contain. Through this project, we will create high-impact learning experiences for students, deepening their engagement and development, and preparing them for substantive impact on the world. 

Today you can help the library collaborate with faculty to enable our students to confidently engage with the myriad sources of information that all of us face every day. Thank you!

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Featured Content: KANOPY

Across the board, viewers are ditching their high price tagged cable television services for one or more of the many video streaming services that are currently popular platforms. Each provides its own unique offerings making a combination of services more desirable. Additionally, original content is now being created by services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. All together, these platforms can add up, but did you know that there is one more amazing streaming service that you already have access to? 

Introducing, Kanopy! 

Screen capture of featured content on Kanopy home page. Reads, "Must-See Films for Every Major" accompanying film cover images.

Since creation in 2008, Kanopy has gone through many evolutions to become the widely adopted on-demand streaming platform that exists today. In previous iterations, Kanopy focused its content on independent, artistic, and obscure documentary films that were not offered on more mainstream platforms. Recently, the San Francisco based company revised their offerings to include contemporary award-winning films like Lady Bird, Moonlight, and Hereditary, topical documentaries in cultural heritage, social, and environmental issues such as Meru, Say Her Name, and Young Lakota. Partnering with educational resource The Great Courses, you can explore subjects like mindfulness, photography, or mathematical innovations. There are so many offerings to stimulate your mind or let you relax with a well-made movie. 

You can access Kanopy via the DU Library homepage by using the Databases search box, or use your public library account by downloading the app onto any Roku, Apple, or Android device that you use for streaming. Don’t forget to check out some of the 40 other video content databases subscribed to by DU. Just like our wide offerings of textual scholarly content, video resources can provide new dimensions to your research and switch up your academic processes. 

Graduating soon? Not to worry, Kanopy is a streaming database that many public libraries subscribe to, and is freely accessible with your library card. Locally, the Denver Public Libraries, Jefferson and Douglas County Public Libraries, and Arapahoe Library District subscribe to Kanopy and can keep your free access to the content going. Unlike DU, however, public libraries have limits on how many videos can be watched per account per month. 

Boise Public Library, "Paige Turner" card image. Inspired by pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, the image depicts a woman and thought bubble reading, "Library!"

Library Hack: You can have library cards at as many Colorado public libraries as you want! The more cards you have the more opportunities to stream digital content of all kinds (film, ebooks, and audiobooks)! You don’t have to live in the immediate library area, but you do have to live in Colorado. Not every state provides the same unlimited policy so check in with your local institution if you’re moving away or have been a remote student.

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Winter 2019 Finals Week at AAC

Stay cool, DU! The end of winter quarter is upon us, and the Anderson Academic Commons has your back. Don’t miss our week 10 and finals week activities and updates.

Changing Library Hours

Starting on March 16, AAC will be open 24 hours to give you more time to study. The building will open on Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m., and remain open until the regular close of business on Friday, March 22 at 10 p.m. The library will be open during spring break with regular operating hours.

Stress Relief (RESCHEDULED – March 18)

On March 18, University Libraries and the Health and Counseling Center are hosting a Stress Relief Event in the Anderson Academic Commons room 290 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have therapy dogs, massage therapists, aromatherapy, crafts, snacks, and a pop-up clinic.

Midnight Coffee (March 18-19)

Get your caffeine buzz on March 18 and 19 from 8 p.m. to midnight at AAC. The Front Porch Cafe will serve free drip coffee during those times to keep your study sessions going.

Zero Waste Finals (March 18-22)

Zero Waste Finals at the AAC will be March 13-22, and we’re aiming to achieve a high diversion rate!  What does that mean?  It means that the library is hoping to divert as much as possible of the building’s compostable and recyclable waste from the landfill.  Will you help us achieve our goal? Stop by the main floor of AAC to play games and win prizes.

CANCELLED – Theremin Thursday (March 14)

The Theremin is an electronic instrument that you can play without touching anything. The Music Library will be hosting their weekly Theremin Thursday in AAC 212 on March 14 from 3-5 p.m. Take a study break and play with this magical instrument. Here are two videos of the Theremin being played, one by an expert and the other by a human.

Cat plays the Theremin.
Over the Rainbow played on a Theremin.


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Eating Animals documentary screening and panel discussion – February 26, 4 p.m.

Eating Animals poster, directed by Christopher Quinn, based on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Where do our eggs, dairy products, and meat come from and at what cost? Join the Center for Sustainability and University Libraries on February 26 at 4 p.m. in AAC 290 for Eating Animals, a documentary that examines this question, followed by a panel discussion with our community.

Through the intimate narratives of several farmers dedicated to bringing their trade – and the way we eat – back to its roots, the film explores how we might (or can) step away from the practices of the past 40 years that have polluted our environment, endangered our health, and caused us all to be complicit in the inhumane treatment of animals.


Panelists include:
Professor Sally Hamilton
Haily Jergenson
Sarah Bexell
Professor Justin Marceau
Gina Vega
Laynie Smith

Dinner from Watercourse and Corner Beet will be provided, RSVP here: https://udenver.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1EOZqN4qqMhWtvf

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Colorado Open Scholars Summit – Openness in Tenure and Promotion on March 1

Join us at the 2019 Colorado Open Scholars Summit @ DU for a discussion on Openness in Tenure and Promotion!

The 2019 Summit is a forum for regional and international discussion on Open Access and Open Educational Resources as related to Tenure and Promotion. This year features two virtual panel discussions from scholars across the U.S. and Canada. Following the panels, nine university campus locations will host local discussion groups, with ideas from these discussions then shared across campuses. Online discussion will be available to virtual attendees.

Research Realities in Tenure & Promotion
A panel discussion on general challenges within the Tenure & Promotion process, with particular attention paid to the evaluation of scholarly and creative output, disincentives, multidisciplinary and nontraditional scholarship, and the current scholarly landscape.

Open Access & Equity in Tenure & Promotion
A panel discussion on Open Access publication and resources within Tenure & Promotion, with particular focus on the topics of equity, prestige, quality of scholarship, and the effect of Open Access on these areas of T&P evaluation.

Physical attendance at the Anderson Academic Commons is recommended to allow for participation in local group discussion with colleagues from different disciplines, departments, and colleges across campus. Limited virtual seats are available by registration.

Colorado Open Scholars is a group coordinated across nine university libraries throughout Colorado which aims to enhance collaborations among Colorado universities by addressing the challenges & opportunities that Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and Open Data present in higher education.

Date: March 1st, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location:
Anderson Academic Commons
Gregg Kvistad Special Events Room 290

Food:
Light Breakfast & Lunch Provided

Registration:
This event is free. RSVP at https://www.coloradoopenscholars.org/locations

For questions, contact

Jenelys Cox – Jenelys.Cox@du.edu
Meg Eastwood – Meg.Eastwood@du.edu

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