Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Charging station

You asked:  Can the Library get a charging station where we can lock our device while it's charging?

Irma says:  We have one now on the first floor of Jackson Library across from the Checkout Desk.  Charge away!

Monday, September 14, 2015

What's new in the lower level?

You asked:  What's the new space in the lower level of Jackson Library?

Irma says:  The new space is for the Digital ACT (Action, Consultation & Training) Studio. They've been there for 3 years with service at the DMC Desk but now have their own improved space.

Here's what they can help you with:

Our goal at the Digital ACT (Action, Consultation, and Training) Studio is to help people become better designers and learn how to use technology more meaningfully. We support students, faculty, and staff in the creation of stronger, rhetorically and aesthetically effective digital projects.

The Digital Studio practices a collaborative approach to sessions, where designers and consultants engage in conversations about projects – conversations that focus on shared knowledge and expertise. Designers meet with a consultant at any stage of the composing process from brainstorming and story boarding to revising and adding the final touches to an assignment. Collaborative consultations and workshops help designers think and learn about:
  • Rhetorical moves (audience, context, purpose, etc.) 
  • Best practices for visual design 
  • The designing process 
  • Aesthetic elements §
  • Goals and plans for revisions 
  • Design products
 Consultants provide feedback on digital projects, prompting critical thinking, & self evaluation. The Digital ACT Studio also helps instructors and advisors create, develop, and assess pedagogically effective assignments that reflect best practices of digital rhetoric.