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Technology Fair 2011: Classes and Help!

It’s time for Tech Fair 2011! The Office of Information Technology and the University Library are partnering to present this event on the library’s first floor during welcome week and the first week of classes, Saturday, August 20-Friday, September 2. Technology assistance and classes for both students and faculty will be offered.

Technology Assistance

Get what you need to make your laptop work for you! Students, faculty, and staff can drop by for assistance with:

  • Eaglesecure, the new wireless network 
  • SafeConnect to protect your laptop (replaces CCA) 
  • Wireless printing
  • EagleNet connectivity
  • Your other technology questions

It’s helpful to bring a power cord with your laptop. You can also participate in the do-it-yourself version of the library treasure hunt while OIT experts fix your problems or just wait for the big Treasure Hunt and Dessert Reception Friday, August 26, 1-5 p.m.

Walk-in Classes and Tours for Students

New or returning undergraduates and graduates can get the semester off to a proper start with a walk-in class. No reservations needed for:

Intro to Library Research

Library Training and Events Room

This is a great class for those new to AU or for those who might need a refresher on the basics of library research. Learn how to use AU's SearchBox, the AU library catalog, and how to gain access to AU's 300+ subscription databases. In this session, you will learn how to locate books, renew books online, and request books and articles from other libraries.

Mon 8/29/11
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Tue 08/30/11
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Wed 08/31/11
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Thu 09/01/11
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Tue 09/06/11
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Wed 09/07/11
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Thu 09/08/11
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Library Tour

Bender Library Lobby

Do you know where in the library you can watch DVDs, use iMovie to design media, or buy a cup of coffee? Have you found a quiet place to study? Come to a guided tour to discover the library's many services as well as see the research collections, collaborative workspaces and technology that can help you become a better researcher or multimedia designer.

Mon 08/29/11
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Tue 08/30/11
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Wed 08/31/11
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Thu 09/01/11
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Classes for Faculty and Staff

For faculty some special classes will be offered:

Wed 8/31/11
Research Grant Reporting Overview
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Thurs 9/1/11
Research Grant Reporting Overview
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Tues 8/30/11
Faculty Activity Reporting System (FARS) Overview
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thurs 9/1/11
Faculty Activity Reporting System (FARS) Overview
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Research Grant Reporting Overview

Are you responsible for managing your research grant budget? This overview will show you how the BI Reporting Tool can help you manage the budget, expenses, and unobligated amounts for your research grant(s). See details about the funds that have already been spent, view purchase order encumbrances, and model unobligated funds into the future to see how long they will last. Participants will receive an orientation to this system, and may sign up for additional hands-on training at a later date.

Faculty Activity Reporting System (FARS) Overview

Are you a faculty member that needs to add your activities to the Faculty Activity Reporting System for the annual report? Learn about this user-friendly system that allows you to record your annual activities, such as: teaching and advising, published and in process research, creative and professional activities, grants, lectures and conferences, and internal and external activities. Participants will receive an orientation to this system, and may sign up for additional hands-on training at a later date.