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University Libraries Workshop: "Reference Resources: Finding a Research Topic That Really Interests You"

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Wednesday, 02 September 2015 7:30 AM

Research feels easier when you're genuinely interested in your topic. But how can you turn something you like into a research paper? If you are new to research, attend our workshop to learn how using Ball State University Libraries' reference resources can help you find workable topics about the things that interest you! Choose between three sessions (all the same content), all taking place in Bracken Library room 225.

Reference Resources: Finding a Research Topic That Really Interests You
Wednesday, September 9, 2:00-2:50 p.m. - Register online
Thursday, September 24, 2:00-2:50 p.m. - Register online
Monday, October 5, 11:00-11:50 a.m. - Register online

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New print management initiative: Print Smart

Contributed by: Gail L. Werner
Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 10:00 AM
In response to the concerns expressed by the university community, President Ferguson requested that we reevaluate our print management initiative across campus. We have heard your concerns related to cost, print management control, and departmental niche needs and have made significant changes to the initiative. As we move forward with the newly named and newly designed Print Smart initiative, please know that we are dedicated to improving our communication across the campus. Learn more.

Architecture Library Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Tuesday, 01 September 2015 8:00 AM
Join us at these Architecture Library workshops scheduled for Fall 2015 to learn more about research in architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. Learn more.

Friday Night Cardboard at Bracken Library

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Monday, 31 August 2015 7:30 AM
Join Ball State University Libraries for Friday Night Cardboard on the third Friday of every month from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. when Fall and Spring classes are in session, on Bracken Library's lower level. Board, card, and word games from Educational Technology & Resources' growing collections will be available to play, including modern board games like Dominion, Ticket to Ride, and Settlers of Catan, and family classics like Monopoly, Scrabble, and Uno. Participants are also welcome to bring a game of their own to share.

Advance registration is not required. Just show up, and bring your friends!

Friday Night Cardboard will take place on the following dates during the 2015-2016 school year, so mark your calendars:
  • September 18, 2015
  • October 16, 2015
  • November 20, 2015
  • January 15, 2016
  • February 19, 2016
  • March 18, 2016
  • April 15, 2016
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Educational Technology & Resources Collection Workshops from the University Libraries

Contributed by: Laura MacLeod Mulligan
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015 7:30 AM
Ball State University Libraries are offering a new series of workshops all about our Educational Technology & Resources Collection on the lower level of Bracken Library. Join us at any (or all) of these sessions to become familiar with unique and valuable resources, including in-house tech tools, K-12 resources, software, and more! This is a partial list; stay tuned for even more new workshops to be announced in October! Learn more.