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August 24, 2011

Library Basics Workshop for Students - 12 PM, Sept. 6, LIB 259

What: Library Basics
When: 12 Noon on Tuesday, September 6
Where: Library Room 259

This workshop aims to provide students with the basic knowledge of a university library's resources and services for helping them succeed at UMBC.

Please contact Shu Qian (qian@umbc.edu) to register.


June 23, 2010

ICPSR Workshop

Interested in learning about the world’s largest archive of digital social science data, available to all UMBC students, faculty, and staff? Join us for a summer workshop on ICPSR, the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Date: July 21, 2010
Time: 1:00-3:00 PM
Location: Library 259
RSVP to sullivan@umbc.edu by July 16, 2010

View the presentation handout at: http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/reference/icpsr/icpsr.pdf

ICPSR associate research scientist Felicia LeClere will cover:
-How to effectively search, download, and begin analysis of datasets
-How to use ICPSR’s Web-based tools and resources
-Information about beginning and advanced summer classes in quantitative methods/statistics
-Opportunities for students (internships and paper competitions)

Contact Katy Sullivan (sullivan@umbc.edu or 410-455-3604) with any questions. This workshop is open to all UMBC faculty, students, and
staff.


March 30, 2010

Current Awareness Using RSS Feeds and Email Alerts

Wednesday, March 31
12 Noon – 1 pm; Library Room 259

Save time by having the latest articles in your research area automatically delivered to one convenient location. RSS feeds and email alerts simplify the process of keeping up-to-date with information from your favorite blogs, news-based Web sites, e-journals, and more.

This hands-on workshop will explain RSS feeds and email alert services and help you to set them up from your preferred databases and web sites.

Register at http://asp1.umbc.edu/newmedia/oit/training/

Questions? Contact Katy Sullivan at sullivan@umbc.edu or X53604.


March 24, 2010

Web of Science/Web of Knowledge workshop - Faculty & Staff

Thursday, March 25
12 Noon - 1 PM; Library, Room 259

In this Library workshop, you will learn how to use the full capabilities of this multidisciplinary database that provides literature access to the highest-quality journals across the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

This hands-on, one hour workshop will focus on cited and citing reference searching, filtering and analyzing search results and setting up search alert emails or RSS feeds.

Register at http://asp1.umbc.edu/newmedia/oit/training/

Questions? Contact Janet Hack at jhack@umbc.edu or X58130.


March 22, 2010

EndNote Web Workshop - Faculty & Staff

Tuesday, March 23
12 Noon - 1 PM; Library, Room 259

In this Library workshop, you will learn how to utilize the full range of features included in this free (to UMBC affiliates) web-accessible citation manager.

This one hour workshop will explore creating an EndNote Web account, collecting and editing references, organizing and sharing references, formatting a bibliography, and using the Cite While You Write™ plug-in.

Register at http://asp1.umbc.edu/newmedia/oit/training/

Questions? Contact Katy Sullivan at sullivan@umbc.edu or X53604.


February 26, 2010

Google Search Tips - Workshop

Wed, March 24, 4:00 -5:00pm
Library Room 259

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When you Google every day, have you taken some time to think about how to make it work better? This workshop will give you the chance to learn more about Google search and explore its new tools. It is open to all UMBC students, faculty and staff.

For more information and registration, please contact Shu Qian at qian@umbc.edu.


January 26, 2010

A New Look, More Tools - Library basics workshop for students

Tuesday, February 23, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Library Rom 259

UMBC students are invited to this workshop where you will

* Explore the new library websites and features

* Find out the library services you need

* Identify expert assistance

* Get help on your questions

Participants can register for the workshop at

http://aok2.lib.umbc.edu/informationliteracy/workshops/index.php

For more information, please contact

Shu Qian
qian@umbc.edu
410-455-1783


January 15, 2010

Library Workshop for Faculty & Staff

Wednesday, February 3
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Library, Room 259

UMBC Faculty and Staff are invited to a library workshop to:
* explore the new library website
* find out about the library services you need
* learn more about specific electronic & print resources
* identify expert assistance

For more information, and to RSVP by January 30, contact:

Shu Qian
410-455-1783
qian@umbc.edu
Simmona E. Simmons
410-455-3587
simmons@umbc.edu

October 9, 2009

Current Awareness Using RSS Feeds and Email Alerts

Monday, November 9, 2009
12 Noon – 1 pm; Library Room 259

Save time by having the latest articles in your research area automatically delivered to one convenient location. RSS feeds and email alerts simplify the process of keeping up-to-date with information from your favorite blogs, news-based Web sites, e-journals, and more.

This hands-on workshop will explain RSS feeds and email alert services and help you to set them up from your preferred databases and web sites.

Register at http://asp1.umbc.edu/newmedia/oit/training/

Questions? Contact Katy Sullivan (sullivan@umbc.edu) or Janet Hack (jhack@umbc.edu).


Journal Citation Reports - Faculty/Staff Workshop

Wednesday, November 4, 2009
12 Noon – 1 pm; Library Room 259

Participants in this Library workshop will learn how to employ this user-friendly evaluation tool to help make decisions in selecting scholarly journals for professional reading or publishing.

This workshop will introduce the search features of the JCR database and will explain important metrics such as impact factor. Hands-on practice will be included to help reinforce what is taught.

Register at http://asp1.umbc.edu/newmedia/oit/training/

Questions? Contact Katy Sullivan (sullivan@umbc.edu) or Janet Hack (jhack@umbc.edu).


September 19, 2009

Web of Science/Web of Knowledge Workshop - for Faculty and Staff

Thursday, October 22 & Monday, October 26
12 Noon - 1 PM; Library, Room 259

In this Library workshop, you will learn how to use the full capabilities of this multidisciplinary database that provides literature access to the highest-quality journals across the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

This hands-on, one hour workshop will focus on cited and citing reference searching, filtering and analyzing search results and setting up search alert emails or RSS feeds.

Register at http://asp1.umbc.edu/newmedia/oit/training/

Questions? Contact Katy Sullivan (sullivan@umbc.edu) or Janet Hack (jhack@umbc.edu).


August 26, 2009

Library Basics - Workshop for Students

This workshop is designed to provide undergraduate students with the basic knowledge of a university library's resources and services in order to help them succeed at UMBC. It covers topics such as managing your library account, using catalogusmai and journal databases, reading LC call numbers, and the various ways to get assistance. The September 15 workshop will be delivered in person in the Library instruction room, while the September 23 workshop will available as an online workshop in which participants can login from any computer with internet access. Participants will also be able to get personal assistance from a librarian during the sessions.

September 15, 2009; 4:30-5:30 – In person workshop in LIB 259
September 23, 2009; 4:30-5:30 – Online workshop (participants will receive instructions upon registering)

Participants can register for either workshop at:
http://aok2.lib.umbc.edu/informationliteracy/workshops/index.php

For more information, contact Shu Qian in the Reference Department at
410.455.1783 or qian@umbc.edu.


June 16, 2008

EndNote Web Workshop for Faculty and Staff

August 14, 2008 12-1 pm (LIB 259)

This workshop, part of the Library Tech Talks series, will introduce participants to a range of features included in this free web-accessible citation manager.

This workshop will focus on setting up an EndNote Web account, importing database citations, web-based citations or searching and importing resources through EndNote Web, using the Cite While You Write for Microsoft Word plug-in and setting up and/or sharing project folders.

Register at the OIT training page.


Web of Science / Web of Knowledge Workshop for Faculty and Staff

July 29, 2008 12-1 pm (LIB 259)

This workshop, part of the Library Tech Talks series, will introduce faculty and staff to this multidisciplinary database that provides literature access to the highest-quality journals across the arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences.

This hands-on workshop will focus on cited and citing reference searching, filtering and analyzing search results and setting up search alert emails or RSS feeds.

Register at the OIT training page.


March 4, 2008

Library Basics & Research Clinics for Students

Get a head start on your spring research projects! Learn the basics of doing research at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and get personal assistance from a reference librarian. Bring your research project questions and learn to search the library catalog for books and use the library databases to find journal articles.
Register here.

Monday, March 24th 12-1 and 5-6 [LIB 259]
Wednesday, March 26th 12-1 and 5-6 [LIB 259]
Tuesday, April 1st 12-1 and 5-6 [LIB 259]
Thursday, April 3rd 12-1 and 5-6 [LIB 259]


March 3, 2008

Library Tech Talks for Faculty and Staff

The Library Tech Talks series is offered to UMBC faculty and staff and focuses on training for a variety of library-based resources and tech-based tools useful for meeting research needs and current awareness needs.

Spring 2008 workshops include: Web of Science, EndNote Web and Research Port. Register and get more information here.