Category Archives: Workshops and Tours

Our Library Tour Winners!

Thanks to everyone who attended the UArts Libraries Open House and took library tours! This year’s winners of our drawing for $100 VISA gift cards are Hye Lee, an animation major, and Peter Lemos, a photography major. Peter toured the Greenfield Library and the Music Library, and it was his Music Library drawing slip that was his winning ticket. It pays to come to the library!

 

 

Spring 2014 Library Workshops

Spring 2014 Library Workshops
Open to all UArts students, faculty and staff.
No sign-up, just arrive on time.

All workshops are in Terra 1212, 12:00pm-12:30pm.
We start on time so we can end on time and you can get to class.

Monday, March 17, 2014 • Terra 1212
Streaming Audio & Video Databases
What you’ll learn: Come learn about our new and improved streaming audio and video offerings, including full-length feature films and documentaries, contemporary performance art, historical newsreels, dance, theater, and much more. Audio and video are primary sources!
Who’s giving the workshop: Josh Roberts, Digital Initiatives & Systems Librarian. joroberts@uarts.edu

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 • 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 (mcastaldi@uarts.edu) 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 14 years.

Thursday, March 20, 2014 • Terra 1212
Getting More from Google Drive
What you’ll learn:
Google calendar functions and settings; document creation and collaboration in Drive; uploading, sharing and organizing files. This session will be guided by participant interest. Please bring your laptop or tablet, and plenty of questions!
Who’s giving the workshop: Kimberly Lesley (klesley@uarts.edu), Access Services Librarian and Google Drive Ninja

Can’t make a workshop but want to learn more? Schedule an appointment with your favorite librarian! We are happy to meet with people individually or to speak to your class.

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.

Brown Bag Research Workshops from the UArts Libraries

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 if you like.

Open to all UArts students, faculty and staff. No sign-up, just show up.

Bring your lunch to a quick 30-minute workshop.

We’ll supply coffee and cookies.

All workshops are in Anderson Hall/333 S Broad St, Room M-4 (mezzanine floor), 12:00pm-12:30pm.

Workshops will start on time so we can end on time and you can get to class.

Can’t make it to a workshop? We’d be happy to come to your class, your office, or make an appointment with you in the library.

Monday, October 24, 2011

BUILD A BETTER SEARCH: UNDERSTANDING LIBRARY DATABASES

Whether you’re looking for articles, images, or media – if it’s organized in a database, you’ll understand how to search it better by attending this workshop.

What you’ll learn: The information concepts of: databases/records/fields; Boolean logic; controlled vocabulary. Sounds fancy but is easy to understand.

Who’s giving the workshop: Sara MacDonald is the UArts Libraries Public Services Librarian and loves talking about this more than anything.

Tuesday, October 25 AND Friday, October 28, 2011

FINDING ARTICLES: WilsonWeb, LexisNexis, and JSTOR

Books are great, but magazine, journal and newspaper articles are where you need to go for up-to-date information and news. Articles will give your paper some up-to-date pizzazz.

What you’ll learn: The differences (and similarities) between WilsonWeb, LexisNexis and JSTOR; how to put together a good search that retrieves relevant results.

Who’s giving the workshop: Sara MacDonald is the UArts Libraries Public Services Librarian and has loved looking things up all her life.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

WHAT GOOGLE KNOWS ABOUT YOU, HOW THAT AFFECTS WHAT YOU SEE ON THE WEB, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

We all love Google, but does Google love us? How private is Web searching?

What you’ll learn: How Google works, what it tracks, and why you’re not Google’s customer—you’re its product.

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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

ORGANIZING YOUR INFO: ZOTERO

Looking for a system that will help you track your research? Zotero is a free Firefox add-on that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

What you’ll learn: Installing and using Zotero.

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.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SOCIAL BOOKMARKING: ORGANIZING YOUR RESEARCH ONE LINK AT A TIME

Social bookmarking sites let 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 about the best social bookmarking sites and how to use their services to keep your research and inspirational resources labeled and organized. Discover how to share resources for group projects and find people with interests similar to your own.

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.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

INTERLIBRARY LOAN AND WORLDCAT: ALL AROUND THE WORLD

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

What you’ll learn: How to search for and request books, articles, videos.

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.

Friday, November 4, 2011

IT’S A DIGITAL VISUAL WORLD: ARTSTOR AND AP IMAGES

Looking for something better than a thumbnail? You’re in luck! The UArts Libraries subscribe to two great image databases, ARTstor and AP Images.

What you’ll learn: The difference between ARTstor and AP Images; how to search, download and use images from these sources.

Who’s giving the workshop: Laura Grutzeck is the UArts Libraries Visual Resources Librarian.

Library tours start Wednesday, 9/14/2011

UArts Libraries Fall 2011 Tours

This year’s library tours start Wednesday, September 14. See schedule below.

Each student participant is eligible to win one of two $100 Visa gift cards! Even if you don’t like money, you’ll learn a lot from a library tour.

Wednesday, September 14

12:00 pm – Greenfield Library & Music Library

5:00 pm – Greenfield Library

Thursday, September 15

12:00 pm – Greenfield Library & Music Library

5:00 pm – Greenfield Library

Friday, September 16

12:00 pm – Greenfield Library

Tours are open to ALL students! Tour both libraries and enter the drawing twice!

The Greenfield Library is on the first floor of Anderson Hall.

The Music Library is on the third floor of the  Merriam Theater.

Tours are about 30 minutes and start on time. No late arrivals.


Library tours Spring 2011

It’s UArts Libraries tour time! Take a tour of the Greenfield Library or the Music Library and you’ll enter our drawing. Drawing grand prize: a $100 VISA gift card! Plus two second prizes of $50 VISA gift cards! That gives you three chances to win. You can double your chances of winning by taking a tour of the Greenfield Library AND the Music Library.

Tours start on time – no late arrivals. No need to sign up, just show up on time.

Meet at the circulation desk of the Greenfield or Music Library.

SPRING 2011 TOUR SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Feb 1

12:00pm: Greenfield ONLY

5:00pm: Greenfield ONLY

Wednesday, Feb 2

12:00pm: Greenfield AND Music

5:00pm: Greenfield AND Music

Thursday, Feb 3

12:00pm—Greenfield AND Music

5:00pm: Greenfield AND Music

BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR SPRING 2011 STICKER ON YOUR ID SO YOU CAN GET INTO THE BUILDING.

Tours will take about 30 minutes. Remember, please, no food or drink in the library.

One entry per person per tour. Only students may enter the drawing.

What could you possibly learn on a LIBRARY tour?

1. How many floors there are to Greenfield (answer: 2, but can you find the other one?)

2. How to search for videos and DVDs in the library catalog

3. How many fantastic online resources you have access to

4. How to roll open the compact shelving in the Greenfield Vault, and just what the heck is the Greenfield Vault.

5. Meet at least one of your librarians.

6. Learn that the Music Library is NOT just for music majors. Who doesn’t like music??