Upcoming Library Workshops

 

 

Zotero Basics

Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:00-1:30, Rm. 028

Register online:  http://workshops.appstate.edu/detail.aspx?key=1024

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It integrates with your web browser, where you do most of your research. It senses and extracts bibliographic and other information allowing you to add it to your personal library. This session targets College of Education students.

Librarians:   Lisa Abbott and Kelly McBride

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Set-up and manage preferences for basic functionality
  • Collect and store bibliographic citations and accompanying data
  • Cite as you write and create a bibliography
  • Utilize Zotero documentation resources

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Previously Held:

Getting Library Resources Into Your AsULearn Course

Date and Location: Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m., online in Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing room.

The first "Wednesday Webinar" will be "Getting Library Resources Into Your AsULearn Course" on September 11 at 2 p.m. This one-hour webinar will cover strategies for helping your students find quality library resources from within your AsULearn course and feature Megan Johnson, an E-Learning and Outreach Librarian here in Belk Library.

This professional development session will be conducted entirely in a Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing room. You may participate in this session from any Internet-connected computer, on or off-campus. You are not required to have a webcam or microphone to participate in the session, but it may enhance your experience to have them. Once you register for the workshop you will be sent additional information on preparing for this webinar.

 

Facilitators: Megan Johnson and Emory Maiden

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this webinar you will:

• Gain familiarity with services the library provides faculty teaching online/hybrid courses
• Be able to insert a library block in your AsULearn course
• Implement strategies for design of assignments to encourage use of library resources

Register online.

 

Research Help for Health Promotion and Nursing

Monday, September 30, 2013 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

ONLINE: Be sure to download Blackboard Collaborate first.

Join this session

Need help with research? Not sure where to start? Join us for an hour for questions related to library research for online students in Health Promotion and Nursing.  

Librarian: John Wiswell

 


Navigating the Library website for Distance Education students

Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm

ONLINE: Be sure to download Blackboard Collaborate first.

Join this session

Open to all departments, this hour long workshop will introduce you to the Library website. Special attention will be paid to the databases, APPsearch, libguides, citation help, Google Scholar and lots more. Come with a research topic!  

Librarian: Kelly McCallister

 

Library Research Basics 101

Tuesday, November 5, 2013: 7:00-8:00pm

ONLINE: Be sure to download Blackboard Collaborate first.

Join this session

Maximize your library research and improve your efficiency. You will be introduced to effective searching in the online catalog, choosing an article database, database searching, and locating the full-text.  This one-hour session targets graduate students in the College of Education but is open to all.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Choose appropriate database(s) for your research topic
  • Construct an effective search strategy
  • Refine your search to broaden, narrow, or more closely target results
  • Locate the full-text of articles
  • Save search results for future sessions

Librarian: Lisa Abbott
 


Library Research Tools

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: 7:00-8:00pm

ONLINE: Be sure to download Blackboard Collaborate first.

Join this session

Maximize your library research and improve your efficiency. You will be introduced to creating personal accounts to manage and share your resources, setting up alerts and RSS feeds to stay current with the literature, and the benefits of citation management tools (and what they are). This one-hour session targets graduate students in the College of Education but is open to all.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Set up a personal account in a database
  • Create folders and sub-folders to organize information
  • Share folders
  • Save and retrieve relevant articles and titles
  • Save and retrieve searches and search strategies
  • Set up alerts and RSS feeds to keep current with the latest information
  • Evaluate and select a citation management system

Librarian: Martha Kreszock

 

Library Research Tools:  Getting Started With Zotero

Monday, November 11, 2013: 7:00-8:00pm

ONLINE: Be sure to download Blackboard Collaborate first.

Join this session

Maximize your library research and improve your efficiency. This workshop will introduce you to Zotero Citation Management software, which can help you collect, organize, and reuse sources that you find for your research.  Create references in the style you need and organize full text PDFs of articles and reports.  This one-hour session targets graduate students in the College of Education but is open to all.

Check out the Introduction to Zotero Video

Participants will learn how to:

  • Set up Zotero software on a computer
  • Set up a web-based account (useful if you use more than one computer or would like to share)
  • Gather citations while searching databases, catalogs, or web
  • Attach full text PDFs and notes
  • Use in Microsoft Word to create citations and references

Note:  Both the Zotero and EndNote citation management systems are free to ASU students.  The Library buys EndNote, and Zotero is open for everyone.  To learn about EndNote workshops, click HERE.

Librarian: John Wiswell

 

Introduction to the Library for Distance Education students, faculty & staff

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: 6:00pm to 7:00pm


ONLINE

Join this session

Be introduced to an overview of Library resources and services specifically designed for Distance Education students, faculty and staff. Will learn about services such as book and article delivery, catalog search, RAP sessions, instruction requests, etc. Bring questions and requests!

Librarian: Kelly McCallister

 

Library Research Tools: Getting Started With EndNote 

Tuesday, November 12 2013: 7:00-8:00pm

ONLINE: Be sure to download Blackboard Collaborate first.

Join this session

Maximize your library research and improve your efficiency. This workshop will introduce you to the EndNote Citation Management system, which will help you collect, organize, and reuse sources that you find for your research.  Create references in the style you need and organize full text PDFs of articles and reports.  This one-hour session targets graduate students in the College of Education but is open to all.

Check out the Introduction to EndNote Web Video

Participants will learn how to:

  • Set up EndNote software on a computer
  • Set up a web-based account (useful if you use more than one computer or would like to share)
  • Gather citations while searching databases, catalogs, or web
  • Attach full text PDFs and notes
  • Use in Microsoft Word to create citations and references

Note: Both the EndNote and Zotero citation management systems are free to ASU students.  The Library buys EndNote, and Zotero is open for everyone.  To learn about Zotero workshops, click HERE.

Distance Education students will need to check out our CDs in order to load EndNote.  Hurry!  Contact Greg Beavers (beaversgs@appstate.edu or 828-262-2781) and he'll mail it to you. On campus students can check out the CDs at the Library Circulation Desk (to the right as you come in).

Librarian: John Wiswell