Schedule: Hands-on Library Instruction workshops for spring 2016

Dec 09, 2015 · Jody Kalvik

Spring 2016 Workshops @ Parks Library

Hands-on Library Instruction workshops dates for spring 2016. Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required for all workshops. Registrations open for individual workshops about three weeks prior to event.
See Library Instruction Workshop Guide for descriptions and registration links.

Personalizing NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information)
Learn how to:

  • Set up a MyNCBI account
  • Personalize NCBI search results
  • Create a bibliography
  • Create a SciENcv and Biosketch for NIH and NSF grants (with links to grants)

Friday, January 29
3 - 4:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Mendeley
Wish you could?

  • Extract details from academic papers into a database?
  • Filter your library by authors, journals or key words?
  • Share and synchronize your library with selected colleagues?

This workshop, for beginners, introduces Mendeley.

Mendeley is a free reference manager and academic social network. Make a fully
searchable library in seconds, cite as you write, and read and annotate PDFs on any device.
Thursday, February 18
3 - 4:30 p.m.

Stand out from the Crowd: get read, cited & hired!

Learn how an open access thesis or dissertation can be a career booster, how to use new tools to showcase research, and new ways to increase professional online visibility. This workshop is intended for graduate students and early career researchers.
Friday, February 26
3 - 4:30 p.m.

Getting Started with EndNote Web

Lost the references needed for your research paper/ Thesis and dissertation citations becoming unmanageable?
This workshop for beginners introduces EndNote Web, a free bibliographic management program that helps the research collect, organize, format and use collected citations in writing projects. Learn how to get started with EndNote Web!
Friday, March 4
3 - 4:30 p.m.

What Are the Digital Humanities and Why Are They Important?

You may have noticed the phrase ?Digital Humanities? popping up all over the place in the last several years. In this workshop you?ll learn what is meant by DH, why it?s such an important field, and how you, as a humanist, can make it work for you. Intended for graduate students and faculty in the Social Sciences and Humanities.
Thursday, March 24
3?- 4:30 p.m.

Making?Your Case in the Humanities:? Increasing the Visibility and Documenting the Impact of Your Scholarship.?

For scholars in the humanities, making sure work is seen by the most scholars and documenting the impact of scholarship can be especially difficult.?This workshop addresses both of these challenges.? Participants will come away from it with practical ideas for ensuring research is findable and available widely, and with strategies, other than the traditional citation resources, for documenting the impact of the work on your community of peers.
Friday, April 1
3?- 4:30 p.m.

Private i : The Mystery of Managing Personal Digital Files

Designed for ISU participants from all backgrounds and levels of experience, this workshop will explore the what, why, and how of personal digital recordkeeping through a murder mystery activity. Topics will range from best practices for creating digital records and rights issues in the digital landscape to strategies for storing digital records and emerging developments regarding the digital afterlife.
This workshop is based on "Personal Digital Archiving Workshop" by Gittemeier, Hagenmaier, and Kirk (2014) (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License).
Thursday, April 7
3?- 4:30 p.m.

Questions about registration?? ?
Contact Jody A. Kalvik, jkalvik@iastate.edu , 515-294-6117

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