Workshops

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)

  • November 19, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let’s face it, sometimes boring, articles.

Bursting the Cloud: Organizing, Sharing and Storing Digital and Print Files (Friends of the Libraries Series)

  • February 21, 2015, 10:30am - 12:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Do you have desk drawers at home you’re afraid to open? No fear, our librarians and archivists are here! Learn how to organize and store your print and digital files. What is the “cloud” anyway? What are Google Docs, Google Drive? Discuss and explore online storage platforms.

Registration and advance payment required. Your registration fee of $15 includes workshop materials as well as refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Register now, space is limited!

Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

  • November 4, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library’s databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources.

Email Management

  • November 20, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am ; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register
  • December 11, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am ; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register

This session provides methods and practical tips for how to better organize and manage your email accounts. It includes instructions for how to determine what messages need to be kept and how to properly archive email for long term storage and access. Session will also provide simple to follow "e-mail rules" which will help protect you and the university from potential problems.

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)

  • November 5, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve searched through many of the libraries’ databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we’ll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together.

Friends of the Libraries Workshop Series (December - March)

  • December 6, 2014, 10:30am - 12:30pm; Dunbar Library - Register

Join the WSU Libraries to learn from experts in genealogy, photo preservation & digitization, online storage platforms, and mobile devices. Participants will receive individualized instruction and take home items and information helpful toward continuing projects at home. No previous experience in genealogy, scanning or multimedia is necessary. Our goal is to help you to get started on projects for you and your family that can be continued at home.

Every workshop is 10:30am - 12:30pm in the WSU Paul Laurence Dunbar Library. Please note that workshop participants are asked to bring materials for the December and January workshops.

  • Holiday Memories - December 6, 2014; Room 315
    Participants are encouraged to write-out their memories prior to the workshop.
  • Picture This! - January 17, 2015; Room 241/242
    Please bring copies of print photos with you to the event for a scanning/editing demonstration.
  • Bursting the Cloud: Organizing, Sharing and Storing Digital and Print Files - March 14, 2015; Room 315
  • Mobile Mania: How to Use Your Mobile Devices - March 14, 2015; Room 315
    Bring your device and questions as we teach you quick tips and tricks and share our favorite free apps.

Register once for all four workshops at a cost is $60. Seating is limited. Advanced registration is required.

Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)

  • November 7, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register
  • November 19, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs.

Holiday Memories (Friends of the Libraries Series)

  • December 6, 2014, 10:30am - 12:30pm; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register

Do you have a favorite holiday memory you want to pass on to future generations of your family and friends? Using Zoom Handy Recorders provided by the Friends of the Libraries, workshop participants will create, edit and share audio recordings as they preserve family history. Participants are encouraged to write-out their memories prior to the workshop.

Registration and advance payment required. Your registration fee of $15 includes workshop materials as well as refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Register now, space is limited!

Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

  • November 20, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code!

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

  • November 12, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

You’ve searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper.

Mobile Mania: How to Use Your Mobile Devices (Friends of the Libraries Series)

  • March 14, 2015, 10:30am - 12:30pm; Room 315, Dunbar Library - Register

Overwhelmed by new gadgets? We’re here to help! Register to for this Friends of the Libraries workshop and learn from a team of library staff experts how to use your iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows devices and eReaders. Bring your device and questions as we teach you quick tips and tricks and share our favorite free apps.

Registration and advance payment required. Your registration fee of $15 includes workshop materials as well as refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Register now, space is limited!

Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)

  • November 12, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun!

Patenting your Invention

  • November 8, 2014, 10:00am - 12:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office web sites and online databases.

Picture This! (Friends of the Libraries Series)

  • January 17, 2015, 10:30am - 12:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

From scanning print photos to editing digital photos, this workshop explores digital camera basics, free and paid software for photo editing, and gives tips on long-term photo storage. Please bring copies of print photos with you to the event for a scanning/editing demonstration.

Registration and advance payment required. Your registration fee of $15 includes workshop materials as well as refreshments. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Libraries. Register now, space is limited!

Are you a current Friends of the Libraries member? You may be eligible for one or more free workshop registrations. Call (937) 775-2380 to schedule your free workshop. Consider joining the Friends of the Libraries.

Prezi Pizazz

  • November 6, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm ; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Presentations are a fact of life in college. Go beyond Powerpoint and create presentations that will pop with pizazz to astonish any audience. This hand's on workshop will teach you all the ins and outs of Prezi to create a Wow factor to any presentation.

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)

  • November 10, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm; Room 241/242, Dunbar Library - Register

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You’ve heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we’ll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

Workshops on Demand

Don't see a workshop scheduled to fit your needs? Use our Workshops on Demands service to pick from over 20 workshops the Dunbar Library offers and schedule a one-on-one or group sessions at a time that is convenient for you.

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