Upcoming Library Workshops

 

 

Online and In Person Workshops

Spring 2016 Semester Workshop List: Past sessions at bottom of page


FAQ

What do I need to attend a online workshop?
  • PC or Mac with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome.
  • A minimum of a 56K modem.
  • Speakers or headphones are required.
  • A microphone or the ability to text Chat.
How do I register for an online workshop?
Register for online workshops by clicking the Register Here link.
  • Fill out the form to enroll
  • A message will be sent to the provided email when you submit your enrollment that contains a URL to attend the workshop.

How do I attend when it is time for the workshop?

  • Be sure to log in 20 minutes before the scheduled workshop. Use this time to test your microphone and speaker settings through the auto wizard.
  • The workshops will start on time, so there will not be anytime for troubleshooting during the workshop.

What if I cannot fit a session into my schedule?

Librarians can schedule one-on-one sessions either in person or online to accommodate  scheduling conflicts. Fill out the RAP request form and a librarian will contact you.


Spring 2016 Semester Workshop List 

ADVENTURE BEGINS IN THE LIBRARY: ONLINE WORKSHOP

A workshop for anyone planning international study/travel or wanting to expand their knowledge of world cultures. Whether you are going to study-abroad, participate in an international alternative service experience, or head out on a summer or gap year adventure. The Library can help you prepare for global adventures with our wide range of language learning resources, documentaries and feature films, global literature, travel guides, and library distance education support while abroad. 

  • Online Language Resources Including Mango Languages, Pronunciator, and Overdrive language instruction ebooks and audiobooks. 
  • Global Road Warrior An online resource that provides vital travel information about all countries. Topics include Human Rights, Communications, Electrical, and Holidays & Festivals.
  • Streaming Videos and DVD Collection We have thousands of documentaries and feature films from around the world.
  • Literature and Graphic Novels Parallel text readers, graphic novels, and global literature (both in original language and English translation).
  • Travel Guides and Literature For the armchair traveler and the traveler preparing for their own adventure. Eric Newby, Paul Theroux, Eric Hansen, Mark Twain, V.S. Naipul, Ernest Hemingway, and more.
  • Research Help While Abroad As an Appalachian State University student, faculty, or staff, you have access to the Library’s collections and services while abroad. Find out how we can help you during your travels.
  •  A Library in Your Back Pocket Via our ebook collections, you never have to pack another book for travel. Download a personal library onto your personal device for all of your academic and pleasure reading. 

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Thur, Mar 31

4:00-5:00Beth Cramer & Mollie PeulerView past session

THE COCHRANE LIBRARY DATABASE AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS

The Cochrane Collaboration is known for producing high-quality evidence summaries on healthcare topics. The Library has started subscribing to a new version of the Cochrane database, the Cochrane Library. This workshop will look at how to use the Cochrane Library to find systematic reviews and also to help do systematic reviews. 
Systematic reviews are important in the health sciences and are appearing in the social sciences and applied social sciences.

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Mon, Apr 18

3:30-4:15pmJohn WiswellRegister here

EBOOKS TRAINING

The Belk Library has thousands of eBooks available for research or leisure reading. Learn how to identify, access and utilize eBooks to your best advantage. Open to all faculty, students, and staff

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Thur, Feb 18

10:00am-11:00amBeth Cramer & John BoydView past session

INTRODUCTION TO MANGO LANGUAGES

Interested in learning a new language?  Learn all about how to use Mango Language's online language learning system to learn over 70 languages. Open to all faculty, students, and staff.

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Thur, Jan 28

10:00am-11:00am

Mollie Peuler

View past session

INTRODUCTION TO PUBMED

PubMed is essential for health science practitioners, but useful to anyone.
First 20 minutes: Getting started with PubMed. Accessing it. How it relates to Medline. Easy searches. Links to full text. 
Second 20 minutes: A few more advanced functions and techniques.
There will also be a face-to-face workshop on the same content on the same day at 3-4pm in Belk Library 028.  No registration required.

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Thur, Feb 25

4:15-5:00pmJohn WiswellView past session

 

LIBRARY ORIENTATION FOR DISTANCE EDUCATION STUDENTS AND FACULTY:ONLINE

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! Check out our DE site: http://guides.library.appstate.edu/distance-education/home
 

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Thur, Jan. 14

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Kelly McCallister

View past session

Sat, Jan 30

10:00am- 11:00am

Kelly McCallister

View past session

 

 

LIBRARY RESOURCES & SERVICES FOR FACULTY: ONLINE

Learn about all the great subject specific resources and services available to you. Examples include: instruction requests, reserves, NCDOCKS, reserve a room in the library etc. Check out our Faculty services link: http://www.library.appstate.edu/services/faculty

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Fri, Jan. 15

10:00am-11:00am

Kelly McCallister

View past session

 



LIBRARY ORIENTATION FOR  TRANSFER STUDENTS:ONLINE

Be introduced to an overview of Library resources and services specifically designed for Transfer students. Will learn about services such as book and article delivery, catalog search, RAP sessions, instruction requests, etc. Bring questions and requests! Check out our Transfer Students site: http://guides.library.appstate.edu/transfer-students/home

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Thur, Jan 21

10:00am-11:00am 

Kelly McCallister 

View past session

 



NAVIGATING THE LIBRARY DATABASES: ONLINE

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! Other helpful tutorials: http://library.appstate.edu/gethelp/tutorials

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Fri, Marc 4

3:00-4:00pm

Kelly McCallister

View past session

 
REQUESTING RESOURCES THROUGH ILLIAD AND REQUEST IT: FOR DE STUDENTS AND FACULTY
This workshop will show you how to request items from Illiad and the Request it function on the Belk Library catalog.

Date

Time

Instructor

Attend

Mon, Mar 14

6:30 pm- 7:30pm

Kelly McCallister

View past session

 
INTRODUCTION TO ZOTERO- CITATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE


Zotero is free!  You create a personal library to capture and store citations, pdf’s and more that you locate via an online catalog, google scholar, databases, or other websites.  When writing your paper you can easily insert in-text citations and create bibliographies. No more cutting and pasting citation information into a Word document.  No more trying to find that pdf you saved somewhere on your desktop.  Really. 

One hour workshop.  Students, faculty and staff welcome.  Registration required
Note – please install the software on your laptop prior to the workshop. 

All sessions in Rm. 028, Belk Library and Information Commons

Thurs. Feb. 11th          4-5 p.m.
Fri.       Feb. 12th          12-1 p.m.
Mon.    Feb. 22nd          5-6 p.m.
Fri.       March 18th       12-1 p.m.
Sat.      March 19th       12-1 p.m.

If you are not able to attend, you can contact us for an individual appointment:

Lisa Abbott, abbottLT@appstate.edu
John Wiswell, wiswellJ@appstate.edu


 

VIEW PAST SESSIONS


Title

Instructor

View

Navigating the library databases

Kelly McCallister

View past session

Better Google and Google Scholar Searches

Megan Johnson and John Wiswell

View past session

Better Google Search

Megan Johnson

View past session

Library Orientation for DE students and faculty

Kelly McCallister

View past session

 

Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

Allan Scherlen

View past session

eBooks training

Beth Cramer and John Boyd

View past session

Orientation for transfer students

Kelly McCallister

View past session

Getting Full Text of Articles: Quick tips

John Wiswell

View past session

Quick look at eBooks

John Wiswell

View past session

Citation tools

Betsy Williams

View past session

Intro to PubMed

John Wiswell

View past session

Primary Resources

Mollie Peuler

View past session

Show me the money

Ken Johnson

View past session

Introduction to Mango Languages

Mollie Peuler

View past session

Adventure begins in the library

Beth Cramer & Mollie Peuler

View past session