Library Workshops: Spring 2021

We’re offering a number of new workshops this semester so save these dates. All workshops will be conducted via zoom and registration information will be up on the library website soon!

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: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Audience: Students, Faculty, and Staff
  • Conducted by: Prof. Nandi Prince

APA Citation Workshop

This workshop teaches the importance of documenting sources when incorporating other’s research into your own. Learn the fundamentals of using the APA style.

  • When: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Audience: students
  • Conducted by Prof. Nandi Prince

 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 build a bibliography list in any of the popular styles, including APA and MLA instantly.

  • When: Monday, April 19, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Audience: Students
  • Conducted by:  Prof. Nandi Prince

 Poster Design

Are you planning to do a poster presentation? Join us for this workshop to learn how to design an impactful poster! In this one-hour interactive workshop, learn how to layout your content, make your quantitative data pop, and review the best practices for a stunning poster design by judging existing posters. Finally, have an opportunity to work on your poster and get feedback.

  • When:  April 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Audience: Students
  • Conducted by:  Prof. Nandi Prince

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 reflects 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 ad preferences 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: Wednesday, April 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Audience: Students, Faculty, & Staff
  • Conducted by:  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: Date TBD
  • Audience: Students
  • Conducted by Profs: 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.

  • Monday, May 3, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 6, 2021, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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