Lunch and Learn Spring 2013 Schedule - Frist MPR B, Wednesdays at Noon

Topic - Description

Date in Place at Time

Speaker - Bio

WASS link

The Librarians’ Dilemma : Do We Purchase E-Books? P-Books? Both? Neither? - In this session, Jane Holmquist discusses issues related to electronic and print books.  Does the Library need a print copy of a book to fulfill its obligation to future users?  Are scientists and mathematicians actually reading books online?  If some prefer print, and others prefer online, can we afford both?   Please come prepared to discuss your personal experiences with academic e-books.

2/6/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Jane Holmquist is the Astrophysics, Mathematics and Physics Librarian at the Peter B. Lewis Science Library at Princeton University.  Her first job at the Library included filing catalog cards in Firestone Library (1979) and she was the first librarian to have a PC at the Plasma Physics Library (1985).  

Jane graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota with a B.A. in Biology, from the University of Waterloo in Ontario with an M.Sc. in Zoology, and from Rutgers with a Master’s in Library Science.  She spent nearly two years in Christchurch, New Zealand as a Fulbright Scholar studying dragonflies.

An early adopter, her e-mail address at Princeton is jane@princeton.edu

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-02-06&makeapp=1

Research & Writing on Chrome & Chromebook

In 2013, the top Web browser is Google’s Chrome, now used by 47% of all users. Fast, versatile, and running on all platforms, Chrome integrates Web services and works as an OS with cloud storage.

Now comes Chromebook, a lightweight, low-cost laptop that will find its largest market in education. For $200 and up, researchers and writers may own a machine that travels, works online or off and uses 3g service from Verizon.

In this talk, we’ll demonstrate the Chrome browser and OS plus two varieties of Chromebooks, by Acer and Samsung. We’ll show how writers may instantly synchronize data and collaborate with partners. Is Chrome for you? We’ll explore the pros and cons of several possible answers.

2/13/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Will Howarth is Professor Emeritus of English at Princeton University. In
five decades on the faculty, he’s taught a host of courses, published many books, and experimented with information technology since the late 1970s.

John LeMasney is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach (TAO) at Princeton University, part of the efforts of the Educational Technologies Center (ETC). He previously worked at Rider University as manager of Instructional Technology for over 10 years. He has an MA in Organizational Leadership with a Communications focus from Rider, and a BFA in sculpture from University of the Arts in Philadephia.

Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton class of 1982, and received her PhD at Princeton in 2001. The ETC helps faculty use technology in teaching and research, and includes Blackboard, the New Media Center, the Humanities Resource Center. We also offer consulting, training and outreach in educational technologies.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-02-13&makeapp=1

iPads for Beginners - In this session, Angel Brady and Janet Temos of Princeton’s Educational Technologies Center will talk about the popular tablet from Apple with an emphasis on how to get started, what apps to install first, and what you can expect to do with the iPad in regards to teaching and learning.

2/20/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton class of 1982, and received her PhD at Princeton in 2001. The ETC helps faculty use technology in teaching and research, and includes Blackboard, the New Media Center, the Humanities Resource Center. We also offer consulting, training and outreach in educational technologies.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-02-20&makeapp=1

10 Things to Know about Android Tablets - In this session, John LeMasney of Princeton’s Educational Technologies Center will give you 10 reasons to consider the most popular alternative to an iPad, the Android tablet. He will discuss the similarities, differences, pros and cons to looking to Google’s offering in the tablet space.  

2/27/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

John LeMasney is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach (TAO) at Princeton University, part of the efforts of the Educational Technologies Center (ETC). He previously worked at Rider University as manager of Instructional Technology for over 10 years. He has an MA in Organizational Leadership with a Communications focus from Rider, and a BFA in sculpture from University of the Arts in Philadephia.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-02-27&makeapp=1

Interactive Whiteboards for Office Hours and Classroom Teaching - In this session, you will learn the ways in which interactive whiteboards (electronic computing surfaces like the SMARTboard) can be used in teaching and consulting, such as annotation, lecture enhancement, and enhanced student interactions.

3/6/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton class of 1982, and received her PhD at Princeton in 2001. The ETC helps faculty use technology in teaching and research, and includes Blackboard, the New Media Center, the Humanities Resource Center. We also offer consulting, training and outreach in educational technologies.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-03-06&makeapp=1

Launching a New Library Website - Princeton University Library is converting its website to Drupal and is planning to use Drupal as the primary platform for future website development. The presentation will cover a brief overview of the new library website, its structure and functionality as well as an overview of how Drupal is used as an integration platform for the many in-house applications the library maintains for search and resource delivery.

3/13/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Antonio Barrera has been the Library Web Development Manager since 2004.  He has helped facilitate two site redesign projects.  In addition, he has developed multiple websites in Drupal and Wordpress, wrote several custom applications for the library and generally worked on many varying pieces of the Library's web presence.

 

Kevin Reiss is a Web Developer/Designer at Princeton University Library. He has been with the Library since June of 2011 and has been involved in Library web application development and management for the past decade previously working at positions at Rutgers and the City University of New York. He has been involved in Drupal web development since 2010.

Adriana Popescu is the Head of the Engineering Library at Princeton University Since 2006. As a librarian, she strives to efficiently connect people with relevant, high quality information, in whatever form or shape the information may be found. Before joining Princeton University Library as Plasma Physics Librarian in 2001, she was the Head of the Research & Information Center at the Institute for Marine Dynamics and Ocean Technology in St. John’s, Newfoundland (Canada). Adriana served as a member of the Library Website Redesign Group and is the interim Chair of the Library Web Steering Group.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-03-13&makeapp=1

Streaming Media at Princeton Libraries - Databases to Play and Watch: Exploring What’s New with the Library’s Streaming Audio and Visual Resources

 

Just days before starting his fifth year at Princeton, Darwin Scott, Music Librarian at Princeton’s Arthur Mendel Music Library, provides a sequel to his December 2011 overview of the many online streaming audio and video resources provided by the Princeton University Library for the study and enjoyment of music, dance, and theater from classroom, office, iPhone, or laptop. He’ll quickly review the basics and then focus on recently added products, enhancements and updates to the “old standards,” and new ways to probe and discover the contents of these continually expanding and improving “databases” of recorded sound and video. To help relieve user stress and to further tempt those new to these products to give them a try, he’ll also throw in some “tips and tricks” for navigating the tricky and frustrating interfaces these complicated resources sometimes present. A lot has happened in 15 months!

3/27/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Dar­win Scott is the Music Librar­ian at Princeton’s Arthur Mendel Music Library and is the sub­ject liai­son for the Music Depart­ment and the pro­grams in dance and the­ater at the Lewis Cen­ter for the Arts. He holds a Ph.D. in musi­col­ogy (spe­cial­iz­ing in medieval music) and an MLS from UCLA, where he worked in the music library for 16 years. He headed east in 1995 as the Cre­ative Arts Librar­ian at Bran­deis Uni­ver­sity (west of Boston) and grew into a thor­oughly trans­planted Yan­kee, fully func­tional with snow, New Eng­land dri­ving, and dropped r’s by the time he came to Prince­ton in April 2009. Dar­win is an active mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Musi­co­log­i­cal Soci­ety (with wide inter­ests in music), and back in the days when he had time to prac­tice, was a com­pe­tent oboe and recorder player.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-03-27&makeapp=1

Infrared Imaging Projects using Photoshop: In this session, learn about how to work with infrared images, and how a particularly difficult imaging problem (cleanly piecing together large scans of an even larger original infrared image,) was solved using Adobe Photoshop.  

4/3/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Paula Brett is the manager of the New Media Center located in Lewis Library. She began her career at Princeton in 1994 as the NMCâs first multimedia specialist after leaving Intel Corporation in 1993. The NMC is a multimedia computer lab available to faculty, staff & students for one-on-one consultations & in-class training on software.

Norman E. Muller is an art conservator at the Princeton University Art Museum, where he has been employed since 1981. He is a specialist in painting conservation, and has written many articles on Early Italian Renaissance painting techniques. In addition, he has taught a course on the history of painting techniques for many years here at Princeton.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-04-03&makeapp=1

Teaching with WordPress - Tim­o­thy Recu­ber, of the Writ­ing Cen­ter, talks about his recent expe­ri­ence teach­ing with Word­Press, a pop­u­lar content-management and blog­ging plat­form hosted at Prince­ton. He describes the chal­lenges of bal­anc­ing the open-ended, cre­ative nature of the medium with the need for schol­arly rigor and ped­a­gog­i­cal utility.

4/10/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Tim­o­thy Recu­ber is a soci­ol­o­gist who focuses on mass media and con­sumer cul­ture. He has writ­ten about the deploy­ment of ther­a­peu­tic dis­course in online archives devoted to dis­as­ters and their vic­tims, about the ways in which pop­u­lar cul­ture has helped inspire fears of ter­ror­ism, and about the impact of “immer­sive” pro­jec­tion tech­nol­ogy and the­ater archi­tec­ture on con­tem­po­rary cin­ema spec­ta­tor­ship. His other schol­arly inter­ests include urban stud­ies, race and eth­nic­ity, and the soci­ol­ogy of emotion.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-04-10&makeapp=1

Blue Mountain Project - “The Blue Mountain Project is the common work of scholars, librarians, curators, and digital humanities researchers whose mission is to create a freely available, trusted digital repository of important, rare, and fragile texts that both chronicle and embody the emergence of cultural modernity in the West.” (http://diglib.princeton.edu/bluemountain/)

4/17/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Marvin Bielawski is Princeton’s Deputy University Librarian and Head of the Library Systems Office. He’s been involved in negotiating the Library’s contract with Google and the settlement amendment. He also advocated for and negotiated Princeton’s contract for membership in the HathiTrust.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-04-17&makeapp=1

Data Management Planning Tool at Princeton - Many funders now require a data management plan with grant applications. Princeton University recently became a contributing institution to the Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool) created by the University of California and the California Digital Library. This tool provides step by step help in creating data management plans tailored to the specific requirements for major funding agencies. This session will introduce the DMPTool and walk through its use at Princeton.

4/24/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

Willow Dressel is the Plasma Physics and E-Science Librarian. She holds a BS in Physics and Astronomy and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Washington. Her work interests include library instruction, reference, research interfaces, and bibliographic citations managers. In her newly appointed role as E-Science Librarian, she will be exploring ways to provide library services to assist researchers with their data.

Mark A. Ratliff has held the position of Digital Repository Architect in the Office of Information Technology since 2008.  In that role he is responsible for assisting members of the University community with storing, managing, retrieving, sharing, and/or publishing their digital assets using technology services provided by the Office of Information Technology, the Library, and other University departments.  He manages the DataSpace repository <http://dataspace.princeton.edu/> which holds graduate dissertations, working papers, and research data sets.  Mark works closely with Library staff to support research data management and scholarly communications.  He holds his B.S. In Physics from The Ohio State University and his M.A. in Astronomy from the University of Virginia.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-04-24&makeapp=1

Does Arduino belong in my classroom? An introduction to using Arduino: Giving context to content.  A brief description of what Arduino is and why everyone is talking about it; where to buy, how to program and use Arduino.  How to define what you want to do and how to use off-the-shelf and home-brewed sensors and controllers to sense and control things in the physical world.  Finally, examples of how you can apply this to your area of expertise.

5/1/2013 in Frist MPR B at 12:00 Noon

David Peins is a teacher, manufacturer and writer. He graduated from Trenton State College in 1978 and earned a Masters of Education degree in Vocational Education from Rutgers University in 1997. He founded Robodyssey Systems, LLC in 2001 to develop educational programs for teaching electronics. Besides teaching, he has worked as a mechanic, foundryman, machinist, drafter/designer, and machine shop supervisor and was on the board of the Monmouth Junior Science Symposium as IEEE Jersey Coast section Education Liaison.

Since retiring from public education after twenty eight years, he has continued to develop new hands-on robotics based methods for teaching S.T.E.M. and has used these methods to teach basic electronics and embedded controllers to children as young as eight years old.

David also continues to write journal articles and blogs about his teaching methods.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-05-01&makeapp=1

The Productive Scholar Spring 2013 Schedule - East Pyne 012, Thursdays at Noon

Topic and Description

Date, Place, and Time

Speaker and Bio

WASS link

Intro to Blackboard - In this session, you will get a walkthrough of services and functionality available in Blackboard, the popular Learning Management System.

2/7/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

John LeMasney is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach (TAO) at Princeton University, part of the efforts of the Educational Technologies Center (ETC). He previously worked at Rider University as manager of Instructional Technology for over 10 years. He has an MA in Organizational Leadership with a Communications focus from Rider, and a BFA in sculpture from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-02-07&makeapp=1

Google Forms and Drive in Education -- In this session you will learn how to create forms and other tools in Google Drive. Learn to create, upload, edit and store information accessible from anywhere you have an internet connection and a browser.

2/14/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

John LeMasney is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach (TAO) at Princeton University, part of the efforts of the Educational Technologies Center (ETC). He previously worked at Rider University as manager of Instructional Technology for over 10 years. He has an MA in Organizational Leadership with a Communications focus from Rider, and a BFA in sculpture from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-02-14&makeapp=1

Mapping in the Humanities - This session will look at simple ways that maps can be incorporated into Humanities study and research. Google Maps and Google Earth provide easy and collaborative ways to visualize literature, film, and history. They are also provide an organizational tool for research materials. This session will look at several examples of past projects in which Google Maps or Google Earth were used and explore the potential for these tools.

2/21/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

Ben Johnston is Senior Instructional Technologist in the Educational Technologies Center and Manager of the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. He holds a Master's degree in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has worked at Princeton since 2006

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-02-21&makeapp=1

Video Editing - Video can be used to pro­vide exam­ples of a spe­cific sub­ject being taught or to make a pre­sen­ta­tion more inter­est­ing. Have you ever wanted to insert a video clip into a Pow­er­Point pre­sen­ta­tion but you were not sure how to do it?  Did you ever want to show just a short seg­ment of a video in class and not the entire movie? Cre­at­ing clips allows instruc­tors to locate and present short, tar­geted clips of sev­eral min­utes in length enabling the instruc­tor to go directly to the main point of the film they want to dis­cuss.  Cre­at­ing and insert­ing video clips is easy to do, but there are some impor­tant points and options that must be considered.

 Barbara McLaughlin will be dis­cussing the tools needed to cre­ate and import video clips into a pre­sen­ta­tion, what file for­mats Pow­er­Point will accept and how to cre­ate video clips for show­ing in class.

Instruc­tors who incor­po­rate video in their course mate­r­ial report that their stu­dents retain more infor­ma­tion, under­stand con­cepts more rapidly and are more enthu­si­as­tic about what they are learn­ing.  With the use of video, stu­dents often make new con­nec­tions between cur­ricu­lum top­ics and dis­cover links between these top­ics and the world out­side the classroom.

2/28/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

Barbara McLaughlin is a Digital and Technical Support Specialist for the ETC Humanities Resource Center. She works extensively with digitizing audio and video and in the past 10 years has digitized over 6,000 films for the Video on Demand service at Princeton. Barbara works with faculty to assist them in incorporating video into their course material. She is also member of the SCAD computing organization on campus and supports the computers throughout the HRC lab and classroom.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-02-28&makeapp=1

Blackboard Grade Center - In this session, you will learn about Blackboard’s Grade Center, where you can share a student’s grades with them and track progress on assessments and assignments.

3/7/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

Matt Hood has worked for Princeton University's Office of Information Technology (OIT) since August of 2001. His main area of expertise is in Learning Management Systems, in other words, Blackboard.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-03-07&makeapp=1

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Latest Windows/Office Features - In this session, you will learn about the latest Windows operating system and Office suite from Microsoft. Come and see what is the same, what has changed, and what you can use to enhance teaching and learning.

3/28/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

Janet Temos is the Director of the Educational Technologies Center at Princeton. She is a member of the Princeton class of 1982, and received her PhD at Princeton in 2001. The ETC helps faculty use technology in teaching and research, and includes Blackboard, the New Media Center, the Humanities Resource Center. We also offer consulting, training and outreach in educational technologies.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-03-28&makeapp=1

Open Scholar - In this session, you will learn about an academic publishing platform upon which you can share your publications, activities, ideas, courses, and other items related to scholarship. Come learn how to get started with Open Scholar at Princeton.

4/4/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

Angel Brady is an Educational Technologist at the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton, she was an Instructional Technologist and Training Specialist at Rider University. She earned her Master’s of Science in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-04-04&makeapp=1

Customizing Chrome - In this session, learn how to take this popular browser to the next level of mobility and productivity as John LeMasney introduces several useful addons, apps, and tweaks for Google’s Chrome browser.

4/11/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

John LeMasney is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach (TAO) at Princeton University, part of the efforts of the Educational Technologies Center (ETC). He previously worked at Rider University as manager of Instructional Technology for over 10 years. He has an MA in Organizational Leadership with a Communications focus from Rider, and a BFA in sculpture from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-04-11&makeapp=1

Collaborative Annotation - This ses­sion looks at cur­rent and future meth­ods of anno­tat­ing and ana­lyz­ing text and mul­ti­me­dia mate­ri­als for schol­arly work.  From the book­mark­ing and anno­ta­tion of web­pages, to com­ment­ing Word doc­u­ments for review, and the mark­ing up of XML ver­sions of man­u­scripts, anno­ta­tion can take many dif­fer­ent forms and be used in many dif­fer­ent ways.

Reflect­ing on expe­ri­ences of a pilot project under­taken as part of an NEH grant pro­posal work­ing with a very large 19th Cen­tury man­u­script, Ben John­ston pre­sents a sur­vey of tools avail­able for anno­ta­tion includ­ing Microsoft Word, Zotero, Pliny, blogs, wikis and also looked work cur­rently being done through a group called Open Anno­ta­tion Col­lab­o­ra­tion to stan­dard­ize and explore the use of anno­ta­tion in schol­arly practice.

4/18/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

Ben Johnston is Senior Instructional Technologist in the Educational Technologies Center and Manager of the Humanities Resource Center at Princeton University. He holds a Master's degree in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and has worked at Princeton since 2006

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-04-18&makeapp=1

An introduction to Programming using Codecademy - In this session, we will use Codecademy, a free programming-focused MOOC, in order to learn the fundamentals of javascript, and demonstrate the gamification, assessment, and discussion features that have made this site so popular with new programmers.  

4/25/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

John LeMasney is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach (TAO) at Princeton University, part of the efforts of the Educational Technologies Center (ETC). He previously worked at Rider University as manager of Instructional Technology for over 10 years. He has an MA in Organizational Leadership with a Communications focus from Rider, and a BFA in sculpture from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-04-25&makeapp=1

Getting started with the Raspberry Pi. Learn how to purchase, setup, and use this $35 computer to support interesting academic projects, such as having a classroom dropbox, a departmental media server, or an image database server.  

5/2/2013 in East Pyne 012 at 12:00 Noon.         

John LeMasney is the Manager of Educational Technology Training and Outreach (TAO) at Princeton University, part of the efforts of the Educational Technologies Center (ETC). He previously worked at Rider University as manager of Instructional Technology for over 10 years. He has an MA in Organizational Leadership with a Communications focus from Rider, and a BFA in sculpture from University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

https://wass.princeton.edu/pages/viewcalendar.page.php?cal_id=1756&view=day&st_dt=2013-05-02&makeapp=1