Archive for April, 2006

Finding a Job: an updated guide to resources is now available

Posted April 14th, 2006 by mit-admin

Need to re-tool your resume, get tips on interviewing, or find information on potential employers? An updated guide to Dewey Library’s resources for job seekers is now available.

Here you’ll find a listing of our latest titles on:

    career planning
    writing your resume
    preparing for your interview
    the job market
    salary surveys
    selected professions

Also see Jobs and Employment in our Virtual Reference Collection for selected career resources on the web.

More CDs for a bunker or desert island

Posted April 14th, 2006 by Christie Moore

Here are more “bunker” compact discs acquired by the Lewis Music Library. They come from the list of suggestions by writer Mike Zwerin of popular and jazz CDs to take into the bunker when King Kong attacks your city, or take to a desert island. Others were listed in a previous blog.

Entertainment marathon! Pick up your books, CDs and DVD at the Bookmobile in Lobby 10, Thursday 4/13, 11:00 – 2:00

Posted April 13th, 2006 by Jim Eggleston

Featuring hand-selected books from the Humanities Library Browsery as well as CDs and DVDs from the Lewis Music Library, the Bookmobile will roll into Lobby 10 Thursday, April 13 from 11:00 to 2:00.
Come check out your weekend’s entertainment and get answers to your library questions.

Lewis Music Library iPods top 1,000 tracks

Posted April 10th, 2006 by Christie Moore

The Lewis Music Library’s circulating iPods now contain over 1,000 tracks! Most of these tracks are from recently received music compact discs; excerpts from 20 of the Humanities Library audiobooks are also included, as well as playlists of MIT faculty composers, MIT performing groups, library staff recommendations, and more. The iPods may be borrowed overnight by MIT students, faculty, or staff. If a selection appeals to you, jot down the call number from the iPod and come to 14E-109 to borrow the disc. Music CDs circulate for 3 days (limit of 5, no renewals).

Photo Exhibit at Rotch: Nilin & Nilina: Different Lenses

Posted April 10th, 2006 by mit-admin

Photos by architecture graduate student Nadya Nilina her brother Nilin, a professional photographer/filmmaker in Moscow. Nilina’s work concentrates on housing developments while her brother has photographed demolitions of Soviet architecture and the disappearance of certain lifestyles such as social clubs. Rotch Library (Rm 7-238). Made possible with support from the MIT Council for the Arts and MISTI MIT-Germany.

LISA V – Library and Information Services in Astronomy Conference coming to Cambridge in June!

Posted April 7th, 2006 by Darcy Duke

LISA V’s Coming to Cambridge!

The MIT Libraries, along with the Wolbach Library at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will host the fifth Library and Information Services in Astronomy conference June 18-21, 2006. The theme of this year’s conference is Common Challenges, Uncommon Solutions.

Registration is open. There are single-day and student rates as well as full conference registrations available. The program includes sessions on open access, citation analysis, preservation, electronic journals, and archives, and features Ann Wolpert, the Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries and Nancy M. Cline, Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College as invited speakers.

For more information, visit the official conference web site: LISA V: Library and Information Services in Astronomy

The local organizing committee of LISA V would like to thank our sponsors:

Acme BookBinding
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Department of Astronomy, Case Western Reserve University
EBSCO Information Services
EDP Sciences
Elsevier
IOP Publishing
Sheridan Press
Thomson Scientific
University of Chicago Press
YBP Library Services

Happy 145th birthday MIT! Learn about MIT’s founding, solve an MIT crossword, win a prize!

Posted April 7th, 2006 by Darcy Duke
MIT Campus - now and then Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Founded April 10, 1861

Happy Birthday MIT! is a site put together by the Institute Archives and Special Collections where you can:

  • Read the facts of the founding
  • Browse an MIT history bibliography
  • Learn about MIT’s founder, William Barton Rogers
  • Solve a crossword puzzle
  • Win a prize!

“Ask the Archives” live! — hallway outside Killian Hall, April 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Posted April 7th, 2006 by Lois Beattie
MIT's Charter Celebrate Founder’s Day with members of the Archives reference staff. Stop by the table in the hallway outside Killian Hall to find out how to mine the historical treasures of MIT — and view exhibits of some of the treasures.

  • Candy and giveaways
  • Enter drawing for a copy of Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT,
    compliments of MIT Press

Shown here: Charter granted to the Institute by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, April 10, 1861

Prokopoff violin music concert on April 7th

Posted April 5th, 2006 by Christie Moore

On Friday, April 7 from noon to 1 pm the Lewis Music Library (14E-109) will host the 4th annual concert of violin music donated from the collection of Stephen Prokopoff. MIT students Nina Young ’07, Lori Ferriss ’09, Daniel Steele ’06, David Foxe G, Sophie Rapoport ’07, Lori Huberman ’07, Jacqueline O’Connor ’06, Sunny Wicks ’07, and Pavitra Kumar G will perform music by Vivaldi, Messiaen, Blacher, Saint-Saens, and Ravel.

In 2001, Lois Craig, former Associate Dean of MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning, donated her late husband’s collection of 2,680 violin scores to the library. Over 2,000 of the scores have been cataloged, bound, and added to the library’s collection and many have already circulated to the large number of violinists at MIT.

Come enjoy some wonderful music in the attractive setting of the Lewis Music Library!

Learn about EndNote, Friday May 5

Posted April 5th, 2006 by mit-admin

IAPril Information Workshops

Every Friday in April (plus the first week of May), attend these hands-on workshops to learn more about finding and using information effectively. It’s like IAP, only warmer!

WHERE: 14N-132 (Digital Instruction Resource Center – DIRC)

WHEN: Every Friday in April (and May 5), 12pm (noon) – 1pm

5/5 EndNote Basics
EndNote helps you to create databases of bibliographic references that you can cite in your manuscripts. The session will be a hands-on practicum.

Feel free to bring your lunch! Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Sponsored by the Engineering and Science Libraries.

Learn about RSS Feeds, Friday April 28

Posted April 5th, 2006 by mit-admin

IAPril Information Workshops

Every Friday in April (plus the first week of May), attend these hands-on workshops to learn more about finding and using information effectively. It’s like IAP, only warmer!

WHERE: 14N-132 (Digital Instruction Resource Center – DIRC)

WHEN: Every Friday in April (and May 5), 12pm (noon) – 1pm

4/28 Keeping Current: Using RSS Feeds to Stay Ahead in Your Research
What is an RSS Feed? We’ll tell you, plus teach you how to use this new technology to keep up with information in your fields of interest.

Feel free to bring your lunch! Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Sponsored by the Engineering and Science Libraries.

Next week: EndNote

Learn about finding company information, Friday April 21

Posted April 5th, 2006 by mit-admin

IAPril Information Workshops

Every Friday in April (plus the first week of May), attend these hands-on workshops to learn more about finding and using information effectively. It’s like IAP, only warmer!

WHERE: 14N-132 (Digital Instruction Resource Center – DIRC)

WHEN: Every Friday in April (and May 5), 12pm (noon) – 1pm

4/21 Company Research for Scientists and Engineers: Getting to Know Your Prospective Partner or Employer
This session will introduce you to library-supported databases about companies and industries. We will use examples and hands-on exercises to demonstrate strategies for learning about prospective employers or partners.

Feel free to bring your lunch! Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Sponsored by the Engineering and Science Libraries.

Next week: Using RSS feeds to keep up with research

Learn about energy information, Friday April 14

Posted April 5th, 2006 by mit-admin

IAPril Information Workshops

Every Friday in April (plus the first week of May), attend these hands-on workshops to learn more about finding and using information effectively. It’s like IAP, only warmer!

WHERE: 14N-132 (Digital Instruction Resource Center – DIRC)

WHEN: Every Friday in April (and May 5), 12pm (noon) – 1pm

4/14 Power Up! Strategies for Getting Energy Information
Information on energy is everywhere! How do you find what you need and keep on the cutting edge of what is published? Attend this hands-on session to find out.

Feel free to bring your lunch! Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Sponsored by the Engineering and Science Libraries.

Next week: Company research for the engineer or scientist

Learn about Google Scholar, Friday April 7

Posted April 5th, 2006 by mit-admin

IAPril Information Workshops

Every Friday in April (plus the first week of May), attend these hands-on workshops to learn more about finding and using information effectively. It’s like IAP, only warmer!

WHERE: 14N-132 (Digital Instruction Resource Center – DIRC)

WHEN: Every Friday in April (and May 5), 12pm (noon) – 1pm

4/7 Google, or Google Scholar: That is the Question!
Is Google the best tool to search for scholarly information? Or is Google Scholar? Are there other choices? Search these databases and more to find out. The results may surprise you!

Feel free to bring your lunch! Drinks and dessert will be provided.
Sponsored by the Engineering and Science Libraries.

Next week: Resources for Energy Information

Archives’ April exhibit recalls MIT’s 1961 Centennial celebration

Posted April 3rd, 2006 by Lois Beattie

In observance of the anniversary of the granting of MIT’s charter on April 10, 1861, the Institute Archives and Special Collections has chosen to focus this month’s Object of the Month exhibit on MIT’s Centennial celebration. Some of the many letters and telegrams received by the Institute on the occasion of its 100th birthday are displayed on a poster opposite 14N-118 and on the Archives’ web site. The warmth and enthusiasm of the greetings celebrate the success of William Barton Rogers’s plan for a new kind of institution and illustrate MIT’s influence on the international scientific and educational communities.