UArts Libraries Workshops Spring 2012

It’s paper-writing and midterms time! Buff up your research skills and learn more about what the UArts Libraries have to offer. Bring your laptop — these are hands-on workshops — or watch, listen and learn.

Workshops will start on time so we can end on time and you can get to class.  All workshops run 12:00pm-12:40pm.

You can also see the workshops as events on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 • Anderson Hall M-4

ARTSTOR: TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH DIGITAL IMAGES

What you’ll learn: ARTstor is a huge subscription database of digital images (1.4 million images and counting!), which also includes the images from the UArts Libraries’ Visual Resources Collection. Learn how to create your own account, search, save and download images into the Offline Image Viewer (OIV), ARTstor’s image presentation tool. Better than PowerPoint!

Who’s giving the workshop: Laura Grutzeck is the Visual Resources Librarian and digitizer extraordinaire.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012Terra 1212

GOOGLE LIKE A PRO: GETTING MORE OUT OF GOOGLE

What you’ll learn: Discover Google Scholar, Books, Video, and more. Learn new ways to find articles, browse images and other media, and explore advanced searching options.

Who’s giving the workshop: Shannon Marie Robinson, Access Services Librarian and Googlehead, has an MFA in Fibers and earned her master’s degree in information science online. Also offered Thursday, March 15, in Anderson M-4.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 • Anderson M-4

GOOGLE LIKE A PRO: GETTING MORE OUT OF GOOGLE

What you’ll learn: Discover Google Scholar, Books, Video, and more. Learn new ways to find articles, browse images and other media, and explore advanced searching options.

Who’s giving the workshop: Shannon Marie Robinson, Access Services Librarian and Googlehead, has an MFA in Fibers and earned her master’s degree in information science online. Also offered Tuesday, March 13, in Terra 1212.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012 • Terra 1212

APPS FOR RESEARCH & LEARNING

What you’ll learn: Come see what iPhone, iPad, and Android apps are available to help you find sources and organize your research from anywhere.

Who’s giving the workshop: Josh Roberts is the UArts Libraries Digital Initiatives & Systems Librarian and has undergraduate degrees in computer science and electrical engineering.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 • Anderson M-4

EBOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY: EBRARY AND MORE

Take a hands-on tour of ebrary, the Libraries’ source for more than 70,000 downloadable ebooks, and learn about other online sources for free ebooks.

What you’ll learn: Setting up your own ebrary account; adding titles to your bookshelf and creating folders; how to highlight, take notes, and add your own hyperlinks; how to download and view.

Who’s giving the workshop: Josh Roberts, UArts Libraries Digital Initiatives & Systems Librarian, has undergraduate degrees in computer science and electrical engineering and a master’s in information science.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012Terra 1212

DIIGO: ORGANIZING YOUR RESEARCH ONE LINK AT A TIME

Diigo is a free social bookmarking site/mobile app that lets you save, organize, annotate, and share your favorites of the Internet right there in cyberspace – accessible anywhere, anytime from any web-enabled device.

What you’ll learn: Learn how to use Diigo to keep your research tagged and organized. Discover how to set privacy levels so you can share resources for group projects and find people with interests similar to your own, or keep your bookmarks to yourself!

Who’s giving the workshop: Shannon Marie Robinson, Access Services Librarian, has an MFA in Fibers and earned her master’s degree in information science online. She digs Diigo and has always wanted her own label-maker.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 • Anderson M-4

EBSCOhost ARTICLES

EBSCOhost is the University Libraries’ largest source of full-text articles from thousands of publications in all disciplines. It’s an important online resource for all majors.
What you’ll learn: Learn what types of publications are available in EBSCOhost and explore various methods to search. Discover how to save, email, and cite sources as well as use EBSCOhost from your favorite mobile device.

Who’s giving the workshop: Shannon Marie Robinson, Access Services Librarian, has an MFA in Fibers and earned her master’s degree in information science online. She searches ESBCOhost almost every day.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 Terra 1212

INTERLIBRARY LOAN AND WORLDCAT: ALL AROUND THE WORLD

The UArts Libraries may not own everything you need, but we can get it for you from another library.

What you’ll learn: How to search for and request books, articles, videos, not owned by the UArts Libraries.

Who’s giving the workshop: Mary Louise Castaldi is the UArts Libraries Reference & Interlibrary Loan Librarian and has been requesting materials for UArts patrons from all over the country and the world for 12 years.

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Can’t get to a workshop? We’d love to come to your class, your office, or schedule an appointment with you in the library to show you these great research tools.

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