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.


And the library tour winners are…!

Robyn shows us the money

Congratulations to Robyn Muse, who took a library tour and was drawn as the winner of our $100 VISA gift card, and to Sam Gould, one of our $50 gift card winners! Robyn, who toured the Greenfield AND Music libraries and doubled her chances of winning, is a junior vocal performance major. Sam is a sophomore multimedia major.

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??