Current library workshop schedules are attached below. Schedules are subject to change.
1. GIVE CONTEXT: Review the list of workshops to determine which ones will best meet your students' needs. Make sure students understand how the workshops will help them complete the assignment.
2. TIMING: Some students wait until after their research assignments have been completed to attend. Give students a deadline for attending workshops. Instruction is most effective at the point of need.
3. POLICIES: Let students know they need to sign up for library workshops in advance.
Is research getting you down?
Do you get anxious and clammy at the thought of a research assignment?
Then our library workshops are perfect for you!
BANNED BOOKS: Every September, celebrate Banned Books Week with a special workshop on the history of book-banning (and challenging), censorship, and the freedom to read.
CITE RIGHT APA: Learn about plagiarism, academic integrity, and citation. Practice creating APA citations for a References page.
CITE RIGHT MLA: Learn about plagiarism, academic integrity, and citation. Practice creating MLA citations for a Works Cited page.
FIND ARTICLES: Learn about the differences between popular and scholarly articles. Practice using keywords to find articles in our research databases.
FIND BOOKS & eBOOKS: Learn the organization of library materials and how to use the library's print and ebook catalogs to find books on a research topic.
GOOGLE TIPS & TRICKS: Go beyond the search bar. Learn how to find copyright free images, online books, and scholarly materials using various Google tools.
WEBSITE INVESTIGATOR: Develop and apply criteria for evaluating open web sources. Practice finding credible websites through Google.
1. SIGN-UP EARLY: Students must enroll at least one day in advance. Workshops are limited to 20 students, so sign up early!
2. ARRIVE ON TIME: Workshops start on time. Late students will not be admitted.
3. ARRIVE READY TO WORK: Students will practice hands-on research skills with a librarian and fellow students. Keyboarding skills and basic familiarity with computers are recommended.
4. VERIFICATION: Verification of attendance is provided upon completion of a worksheet/assignment, which is reviewed by the librarian. Students will not receive a verification form for a workshop he/she has already attended in the same semester, but students are welcome to retake a workshop to refresh research skills.