Taking the Math Placement Test?

Preparing for the Math Placement test? Achievement & Learning Services are prepared to help you review!

RSVP today for our Accuplacer review workshop to refresh your knowledge of algebraic expressions, linear and quadratic equations, and real numbers. If you need more information about the placement test itself, please visit the Placement website.

Don't forget to check at ALS at Langsdale for more course preparation workshops, course related tutoring, and writing support.


Writing Placement Test Prep

Registering for Practicum in Writing (WRIT 200) or Advanced Expository Writing (WRIT 300) next semester? The Upper-Division Writing Placement Test is required of all UB students registering for these courses.

Students are only allowed to take the test once, and this free workshop from Achievement & Learning Services will help you prepare. Dates range from March to May.

Each workshop date corresponds to an upcoming placement test. For more information about the placement test, please visit their site. For more information about the test prep workshops, contact ALS by emailing alc@ubalt.edu, calling 410.837.5383, or visiting us on the four floor of Langsdale in LC 420.


Langsdale is Back

Langsdale Library is back in business! We hope you're well rested from the holidays and ready to get back to work with us. Our hours for the Winterim are below:

We'll be closed this Thursday and upcoming Monday, but we can't wait for the semester to kick in full-swing. To get you ready for your spring semester, Achievement & Learning Services (ALS) are running course preparation workshops for Math, Statistics, and Adobe Creative Suite. You can check out the details on the Langsdale website.

Also, consider signing up for a single session or recurring visits with an Academic Coach at ALS. They can help set you up for success with organization, time management, study skills, focus, and more!


Tutors Needed

Interested in becoming a tutor? Achievement & Learning Services is looking to hire for the spring semester.

Being a tutor is a great opportunity to not only help your peers succeed, but to help you succeed academically as well. It looks great on a resume and comes with paid training. Achievement & Learning Services wants to see both tutors and tutees succeed, so we offer flexible hours, online tutoring, and pay 10$ an hour.

Currently, ALS is looking for tutors in Math and Statistics, but everyone is welcome to apply. The requirements to be a tutor include
  • Took the class at UB
  • Received a B+ or higher in the course
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher
More information about tutoring services can be found on the ALS website. To apply, fill out the electronic application or contact ALS for a print copy.


Plan your Library Time!

As we go into these last days of the semester, don't forget to make note of  Langsdale Library's remaining hours before the Winter break so you don't get caught off guard! Plug it on your calendars in your mobile devices if need be.  Keep in mind when requesting books from other Libraries that books not received by us by Tuesday December 20th at 6:00PM (our last day open in December)  will be processed when they arrive in January after Winter break.

Good luck to all and plan accordingly!



It’s Here -The Touchjet Pond!

There’s new technology in the library and we’re ready to show you what it can do!

At its basic level the Touchjet Pond is a portable projector. But ultimately it’s a portable touchscreen tablet that can be projected onto any surface. 

The Pond has wireless and Bluetooth capability. It can project an image from 12 to 80 inches on any surface. With the power of 80 lumens it can produce a nice display that allows its users to interact with it via the stylus pens and the air mouse that come with it.  

There are several ports on the back, one that allows you to connect it to a USB drive for external storage. It has 16 GB of internal storage, but the external option gives more flexibility for sharing. Which comes in handy for libraries! Plus, there is always the cloud! Also, there’s an HDMI adapter that allows you to connect the Pond to laptops and desktops so they can be mirrored and projected onto a larger surface. It has both AC and DC power. Once it’s charged it can move around for a few hours without the bothersome cord.

The Pond comes equipped with an Android operating system, so you can connect and download apps from Google’s Play store. This gives you the flexibility to choose between the wide varieties of apps to suit your needs. We’ve taken the initiative and preloaded apps like, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe. There are many educational apps as well as fun gaming apps that may be useful in a classroom. Its interactive capability gives you many options. You may also choose to login to your Netflix or Hulu account and watch a movie, just don’t forget to logout when you’re done!

We are giving a demo for librarians next week and then for faculty in January. Once we’ve educated them, be sure to ask about it and learn how to see what it can do for your class!

For more information on this technology www.touchjet.com


New Materials at Langsdale!

Did you know that Langsdale Library offers a list of all of our newest materials? We do! Each month we'll post an update letting you know about a few select titles, but there are far too many to mention here so be sure to check out our comprehensive online list. There is an RSS feed to the list, so you can subscribe and be updated when new materials get listed each month.

New Materials at Langsdale:

America at the ballot box : elections and political history

"A chronological collection of essays, America at the Ballot Box uses the history of presidential elections to illuminate both the fundamental character of American political democracy, and its evolution from the early Republic to the late twentieth century."

The ethics of invention : technology and the human future 

"A professor of science and technology studies at Harvard Kennedy School candidly documents society's embrace of technological solutions and technology's complex interplay with ethics and human rights, challenging readers to build a future in which we work together to manage the risks and promises of technology"

Learning leadership : the five fundamentals of becoming an exemplary leader

"The book offers a concrete framework to help individuals of all levels, functions, and backgrounds take charge of their own leadership development and become the best leaders they can be. Arguing that all individuals are born with the capacity to lead, Kouzes and Posner provide readers with a practical series of actions and specific coaching tips for harnessing that capacity and creating a context in which they can excel."

These are just a few of the many new books, movies, and games at your Langsdale Library. To see the complete listing of new materials check out our list right here! If you want to receive updates when new materials get listed each month, you can subscribe to the list through the RSS feed.