2020 Vision: An Overview of the Scholarly Commons This Semester

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The Scholarly Commons would like to wish you a warm welcome back as we gear up for an exciting new semester of research and opportunities together! We have officially resumed our regular semester hours. Come visit us anytime Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our partners in CITL will once again offer statistical consulting in the Scholarly Commons this semester. If you have questions about doing statistical analysis in your research, the wonderful consultants available are able to help at any step of the process. Drop in hours are available during from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. Additionally, you can request a consultation here.

Additionally, our partners in Illinois REDCap will offer consultations in the Scholarly Commons. REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and project databases for research studies. Consultants will be available to answer questions and provide information about using the application for your data collection needs during drop in hours from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Scholarly Commons. No appointment needed! 

Text that reads Change is Coming to Room 220 and icons of various tools such as a wrench, hammar, and paint rollerIf you haven’t yet heard, the Scholarly Commons is getting ready to move to the second floor of the Main Library. To keep updated on all the latest news, be sure to check out our moving page with regular updates. Also, be sure to swing by Main Library Rm. 306 while we’re still up here to give us your valuable feedback on our services, potential new furniture, and more! We want to hear from you about how our new space can best serve you.

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The submission deadline for the latest Image of Research competition is fast approaching! Submissions are due Monday, January 27th. More details on how to enter and the prizes you can win can be found on the Image of Research page.

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Last, but definitely not least, we hope to see you at one of the many Savvy Researcher workshops offered this semester. A full calendar of workshop titles can be viewed here.

If you’re curious to learn more about the Savvy Researcher series, consider attending the upcoming Savvy Insights. The event will feature 30 minutes of lightning talks covering select core workshops, followed by an open house for you to learn more about how librarians can help you with your research and information management challenges. If that’s not enough, there will be snacks! Savvy Insights will be offered in Main Library Rm. 106 on Tuesday, January 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, February 5 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.


If you have any questions about the above services and events, please reach out via email at sc@library.illinois.edu. And for daily updates, follow us on Twitter @ScholCommons

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