Workshop Series Spring 2018

Posted January 19, 2018

Join us for a series of hands-on learning activities using tools, techniques, and strategies. Bring your laptop!

Spring Schedule

Some of these opportunities are eligible for one point toward the CEITL Participation Certificate. See CEITL's website for a list of included events.

The CEITL Participation Certificate recognizes participation in a variety of teaching- and learning-related activities, demonstrating a commitment to promote the highest quality of student learning through implementation of best practices in college teaching.

Finding & Accessing Data for Reuse

Location: Dimond Library 235
Date/Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. February 15
Presenter: Louise Buckley

This hands-on workshop focuses on datasets available through ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Social & Political Research). Other sources for data will also be discussed, with an emphasis on social sciences and health data.

Active Citizenship

Location: Dimond Library 235
Date/Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. February 21
Presenters: Megan Bresnahan and Ben Peck

Take this non-partisan opportunity to discuss voting rights, and discover how to find out who your national, state, and local representatives are, how to contact them, and what issues are actively on their agendas. Critical knowledge for the start of an election year!

Teaching with Primary Sources & Rare Books

Location: Dimond Library 235
Date/Time: 12:40-2:00 p.m. March 1
Presenter: Bill Ross

Archives, special collections, and rare books provide wide-ranging sources for original research; however, the traditional class visit “show & tell” often does not promote meaningful student engagement and learning. Increasingly, archivists and librarians are using active learning techniques to promote student-centered, hands-on learning and reflection in a variety of disciplines. We will demonstrate both the techniques used to promote the desired learning outcomes, and discuss strategies for introducing active learning and exercises/assignments using primary resources into the classroom.

Power Searching Google Scholar & Google Books

Location: Dimond 235
Date/Time: 2:15-3:15 p.m. March 20
Presenter: Louise Buckley

Are you getting all you can when searching Google Scholar or Google Books? Come to this session for tips on how to better use and search these resources.

Getting Started with Genealogy

Location: Dimond 235
Date/Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m. March 30
Presenter: Kathrine Aydelott

Hearing all the talk about genealogy and want to get in on the fun? This workshop, aimed at beginners, will dispel myths and introduce tools and strategies for starting what can be a life-long research project.

Open Access Browser Plugins

Location: Dimond 235
Date/Time: 12:10-12:40 p.m. April 16

OA Button, Unpaywall, and other browser plugins make it easy to find open access versions of research articles. We’ll walk through installation and use of these helpful tools.