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Workshops and online sessions allow our staff to share their knowledge and expertise as well as provide students with the information they need use the library more effectively. During this time when physical access to our spaces and collections may be more limited, these introductory online workshops could play an even more valuable role in our outreach activities, esp. as students start their fall semester.
Back to School Workshops will be offered during NSO and into the first week of classes, August 24-Sept 4. These workshops will be promoted during NSO and will provide students with information under the following tracks:
Tutorials to help students learn how to use the library and navigating its many resources. Focus on online services. Examples: How to Use the Virtual Computer Lab, How to Find and Request a Book
Discover the Libraries
Show off items from your collection or student work created in your department. Highlight little known programs and services available to students. Get students excited about physical things, spaces, and opportunities available to them once campus opens up. Examples: Comic Books; Making Music: Equipment Lending in the Music Library; GIS: Student Projects in the Community
Basic workshops on helpful research tools and techniques or topics related to information literacy and critical thinking. Online sessions to highlight subject-specific e-resources are also welcomed. Examples: How to Spot Fake News, Tools and Techniques for Better Notes, Intro to Zotero, Online Newspapers from Around the World
Making and Creating
Short, introductory tutorials on how to get started with small projects. Technical tips and advice or reviews on various apps or equipment. Examples: Free Alternatives to Adobe Creative Cloud; Improve Your Camera Photos; How to Design a Digital Flyer
Workshops can be scheduled any day and time between August 24-Sept 4. The only exception is Aug 31 when required NSO sessions will be scheduled.
Reliable internet connection
Reliable microphone and computer video camera
Must be comfortable on live video and okay with being recorded.
Please note that, per the request of the University's NSOAI, all workshops need to be recorded and available for students who could not access the workshop live.
What Should I Do Next?
Workshops do not need to be in final form for you to sign up! If you are interested and just have an idea, feel free to add your name to the list!
Click on the sign up button above to access the sign up Google sheet. Please provide as much info as possible.
Plan your workshop
Schedule your workshop in libcal.
Add you libcal link to the sign up sheet and update your workshop information, if needed.
Do a technical check
You will receive follow up emails over the next few weeks with more information and some helpful tips for a successful workshop.
To ensure the best promotion of your workshop, please provide us with your workshop details by July 31. Workshop details will still be accepted up till Aug 15.
For questions or comments about Back to School Workshops, contact Dorothy Espalto, email@example.com.
How Do I Sign Up?
If you would like to lead a workshop, please press the button below to access the sign up sheet.