Great Information Services Events Planned This Semester!

I am very excited to announce our line-up of workshops and special events this semester. We are widening our scope to include not just technology tools for teaching and productivity as in years past, but tools and resources that support both student and faculty research. This is a true collaborative effort and I hope that you can take advantage of some of our offerings this semester. And as always, I’d love to hear your ideas for new topics!

  •  Tools in a Flash: This is a new series of short (30-minute), narrowly focused workshops. The goals is for participants to get their hands dirty trying new tools. This semester’s topics include RefWorks, Omeka, Moodle Gradebook, and Scalar.
  • International Women’s Day Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Rebecca Parmer and Rose Olivera are organizing Shain Library’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 8! A Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is a meetup where novice and experienced editors come together to improve Wikipedia entries. They will identify a selection of entries that need attention but welcome and encourage input on additional topics. As part of the event, they will cover the basics of editing in Wikipedia, and will have Wiki-ambassadors (experienced Wiki-editors) on hand to provide additional support.
  • Wondering what you can do about “fake news”? Concerned about the media literacy skills of your students? Join librarians for a discussion, learn helpful strategies and tools to improve literacy skills. Find out what our students know and where they struggle from data collected from an information literacy survey conducted with Connecticut College freshmen this past summer.
  • Amid all this excitement, don’t forget about our regular workshop series that includes discussion and hands-on components. This semester’s topics include G Suite, Open Access, and Digital Commons. Find the full list and register here!

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