Fall Semester Library Reserves due by August 14th
July 27, 2015
SoE Faculty, TAs, and Instructional Staff: Please note that reserves requests for the Fall Semester are due at MERIT Library by August 14th, 2015 in order to be available at the start of the semester. EReserves appear online as part of a web resource called "Library Course Pages". Within the MyUW portal, students will find EReserves, along with library resources posted by library instruction staff. "Library course pages" are intended to be collaborative between faculty and library staff, and serve as a web vehicle to post both EReserves and library instruction resources online. Contact Jim Jonas with questions about posting library instruction resources for students. Keep the following in mind when submitting Reserves requests: -- Provide complete citations for items being placed on electronic reserves. We need the author & title of the book/journal, copyright date and copyright holder. For books, you can simply photocopy the title page and (usually) the back of the title page, which gives the copyright information. If you need assistance in identifying the citation for these materials, please ask MERIT Library reference staff for assistance. -- If you would like items ...
MERIT’s Thanksgiving Week Hours
November 23, 2015
Wednesday, November 25 MERIT Library and walk-in service desks will close at 5:00 P.M. Thursday, November 26 MERIT will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Friday, November 27 MERIT’s service offerings will be reduced on Friday, November 27. The MERIT Library and walk-in service desks will be closed. Specific services that are unavailable on Friday include: Classrooms & Labs, Library, and Media Development. The following services will be monitored and covered: IT Support, Web Development & Support and IT Infrastructure. All support requests should be sent to email@example.com for review and best-effort follow-up. Messages can also be left at 265-4773. Same day turnaround can not be guaranteed for all requests or issues. Saturday, November 28 - MERIT will be closed Sunday, November 29 - MERIT will be closed
MERIT Staff Leads Development of New Wisconsin Act31 Website
November 20, 2015
MERIT is proud to be part of a special project, funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Grant. November is Native American Heritage Month. It is fitting then that a new web resource for teachers in the classroom is unveiled this month. The resource is a collaboration project between eight partners, including the School of Education, Wisconsin Public Television, UW System, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin Media Lab, Wisconsin Historical Society and Wisconsin Indian Education Association. MERIT staff led the coalition in the design and development of the new web resource that draws from teacher exemplars and shares curriculum and Wisconsin-based resources for teachers in the classroom. Check out the new web site http://wisconsinact31.org/ and learn more about recommendations for essential understandings around Native American curriculum in K-12 schools. MERIT’s involvement in the project has been extensive. Instructional design, web programming, visual design, video production and overall project coordination were just some of the services MERIT provided in the development of the resource. MERIT staff continues to work on the resource, helping to keep the content relevant and current. We invite you to share your ...
A New Look for Digital Measures
Digital Measures has recently released a new user interface. The new user interface offers not only a more modern look but also a more intuitive approach from a user's perspective. The Digital Measures team completely rethought how people use Activity Insight. Working along with software usability experts, they studied faculty members and administrators using the software in a usability lab. Examining how people perform even the most basic tasks, such as running a report, highlighted the need to re-architect core aspects of the software. A few key enhancements you’ll notice: A clean, elegant look and feel Updated navigation and in-line user help for a more user-friendly experience A brand new Run Reports utility, streamlining what were formerly the Run Custom Reports and Run Ad Hoc Reports utilities New NIH and NSF biographical sketch screens, and NIH and NSF biosketch reports You can find screen tutorials, new feature announcements, instructions on updating your web profile and more details about Digital Measures in MERIT's Digital Measures Support Portal. We will switch over to the new user interface for all users on December 1st, between 8-9am. It will not interrupt usage. If you are ...
Designing and Printing Posters with PowerPoint – Workshop
November 17, 2015
Friday, November 20th, 12:00PM - 1:00PM 348 Teacher Education Building Whether you need it for a class or a conference, this workshop will walk you through the basics designing a poster with Microsoft PowerPoint. We will cover basic options, settings and techniques for this easy-to-use program, as well as preparing your design for printing. Instructor: TBA
MERIT’s Buy-a-Leaf Campaign
November 9, 2015
Donate $1 or more to the Partners in Giving campaign and help fill MERIT's tree with leaves! Partners in Giving is a once-a-year, volunteer-driven workplace campaign through which State of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, and University Hospital & Clinics employees in Dane County can give conveniently to many of their favorite charitable organizations. Through MERIT's buy-a-leaf campaign, you can participate too! MERIT will be selling leaves for $1 each in the MERIT Library, now through November 30th. Proceeds will go to the Partners in Giving general fund. Have you already contributed through your department? Bring a copy of your paper or online receipt and we will give you one free leaf! For more information, contact Barb Simons.
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