MERIT Workshop Schedule

February 17, 2015
MERIT will be offering a variety of drop-in workshops during the spring semester. Our workshops are designed to support teaching and learning with technology, with a focus on the needs of School of Education students, faculty, and staff. Sessions are open to the greater UW campus and community as well. No registration is required, so please stop by! Full list of workshops and descriptions available Topics this semester include: Creating Teacher Observation Videos Managing your Citations with Zotero Act 31 Resources Google Apps for the Classroom Teaching Outside the Box: Building Makerspaces to Support Teaching, Research and Community Building Teaching with Primary Resources Interactive Whiteboards Personal Privacy in the Digital Age Designing and Printing Posters with PowerPoint Free Education Apps for iPad Concept Map Tools to Support Teaching and Learning
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Overview of UW Madison Media Space Offered June 2

May 13, 2015
SoE Faculty and Staff are invited to attend an overview of UW Madison's Kaltura and MediaSpace on June 2 from 10-11:30 am. MERIT Library Instruction practicum student, Kaitlin Springer will lead an informational session about MediaSpace.  The session will include time to consider course and program objectives, and time for specific questions about the video space and set of tools designed for instructional use. Please RSVP to Catherine Stephens if you plan to attend.
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MERIT Library Summer Reserves Requests due by May 26th

Please note that reserves requests for the Summer Semester are due at MERIT Library by May 26th, 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 that are currently on reserves ...
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Finding Past News Posts from MERIT

May 12, 2015
MERIT has a new look!  We realize that we have a great deal of important information on our previous news blog.  We plan to add most previous posts to our archive on the new website, until that project is complete, we will have the archived news available for your review.  You can find the old archive at meritnews.education.wisc.edu. Our most current news will be posted on the new MERIT website.  As always, we welcome your feedback!
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Doggie Decompress Day

May 5, 2015
Tuesday, May 5th, 4:30-6:30pm in MERIT Library. The dog days of finals are upon us. Feeling the pressure of the end of the semester?  If so, MERIT will be hosting a "dog day" on May 5th where students can come in, relax, and enjoy the company of some canine friends.  So if you are feeling the heat of a closing semester, come on down to MERIT Library and enjoy a real treat! (Our resident doggie Bodie will be available from 3-4pm)    
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Linda Endlich’s “Journey” Featured in Art on Bascom Gallery

April 20, 2015
Linda Endlich, MERIT's Senior Graphic Artist  shares new work in the Art on Bascom Gallery in the Education building.   The theme of the show is “Journey”, and the show runs from April 20 to May 22. Linda is an Art alumna of UW-Madison and creates work with a focus on oil painting, portraiture and drawing. She has previously shown work at UW Madison, and local venues. Her current work explores digital photography and image manipulation. Linda explains that Journey is an “exploration visually, physically and metaphorically of mine. The show focuses on merged photographs crafted into something ‘new.’ Sometimes very realistic while other times abstract, they all emerge from two or more photographs playfully coming together. I have such a wonderful time creating them and am honored to have an opportunity to share them with you.” Congratulations to Linda, and please join her for an opening reception on Thursday, April 23, from 5 to 7 p.m.
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Make a personalized READ! Poster with MERIT, April 13-17

April 6, 2015
It’s that time of year again!  MERIT Library will be celebrating LIBRARY WEEK with our annual READ! Poster creation. Bring yourself, your friends, or even your dog.  All are welcome.  We will provide a selection of books for you to choose from but feel free to bring your own books if desired.  We will provide a variety of exciting backgrounds for you to choose from. The photo shoot will take place in the studio in room 109 of the Teacher Education Building (225 N. Mills St.).  Doors will be open for the READ! Poster shoot from Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17 from noon until 6 p.m. Cost is $5 per pose and $2 for each additional copy.  Payment is accepted via campus print card or exact cash. Posters are tabloid sized (11x17).  Posters may take up to one week to finish
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