Fall Workshops – Getting the most out of your library!

Welcome back all! There are a variety of online workshops this fall for every audience that provide information and training to help you develop skills for success. If you do not see a workshop on your interested topic, contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you. For additional information, please forward your inquiries to Prof. Nandi Prince at nprince@citytech.cuny.edu. Explore the library virtual workshops and discover one meant for you. Reserve your seat today!

Use ZoteroBib to Create Your Reference List Quickly

Need a refresher on how to create a bibliography when you write? We can help. Learn how to export your completed bibliography to your paper. ZoteroBib generates citations and builds a bibliography list in any of the popular styles, including APA and MLA instantly.

When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Audience: students

Register here, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Facilitator:  Prof. Nandi Prince

Power Searching: What you need to know

Are you spending hours at your computer trying to find sources? Join us to maximize your searches! This workshop will provide tips to do advance searching and do it efficiently. We will also cover how to organize your results.

When: Monday, November 1, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Audience: all

Register here, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Facilitator:  Prof. Nandi Prince 

Digital Privacy Workshop

Do you have concerns about corporate or government surveillance, the security of your financial data, or who can view your personal information online? Wondering why virtual advertisements follow you around? Worried about how to make secure passwords and not always forgetting them? Confused about social media privacy settings or what information the apps you use might be collecting about you?

Learn more about privacy and take control of your digital identity! In this hand-on workshop, City Tech faculty, students, and staff will learn how to protect themselves against surveillance and unwanted data collection. Specific topics covered will include: password security, social media privacy, browser settings, and alternative search engines

When: Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Audience: faculty and students

Register here, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.

Facilitators:  Professors Junior Tidal and Nora Almeida 

Algorithmic Autobiographies and Fictions Library Workshop

Ever wonder what Google thinks of what kind of person you are based on the ads you see? Does Facebook accurately reflect your true self? This library workshop explores how social media platforms and search engines create identities of our digital selves. Participants will learn about search engine and social media algorithms, how to access their ad preferences for Google, Facebook, and Instagram, and will then create a short story, poem, drawing, or other creative product about their “algorithmic self.” The workshop will conclude on ways to keep your data private.  It is not necessary, but it is highly encouraged that workshop attendees have a Google, Facebook, or Instagram account. 

This workshop has been adapted from the work of Dr. Sophie Bishop (King’s College, London) and Dr. Tanya Kant (University of Sussex).

When: Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Audience: For Everyone

Register here, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Facilitator:  Prof. Junior Tidal  

LinkedIn and Resume Writing Workshop

Make a lasting impression with a potential employer. Your resume and social media presence are the place to begin. Join us to see how you can get the most from the work experience you already have and convey it. Highlight your talents and what you have accomplished already to create a strong resume. Build the beginnings of a professional portfolio with LinkedIn.

When: Monday, November 29, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Audience: students

Register here, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the workshop.

Facilitators:  Professors Keith Muchowski and Nandi Prince 

Research Help for Your Paper: Drop-In sessions

Are you looking for research help with that final paper or assignment of the semester? If so, join us on these dates for our special drop-in sessions.

Register here for: Thursday, December 2, 2021, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Register here for:  Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Audience: students

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 

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