Spring 2014 Library Workshops
- Free workshops for FGCU students, faculty and staff, and open to
our community patrons as well.
- One-hour, hands-on sessions provide training on a variety of
research topics in a casual atmosphere.
- All sessions are held in the Library’s Information Literacy Lab,
LIB211 unless otherwise noted.
- Can’t attend a workshop? Some of our workshops topics are
featured on our Recorded
Fish Out of Water? (Library Basics)
Do you find yourself gasping for breath at the thought of navigating the Library’s resources? Come learn what services the FGCU Library offers and the basics of finding books and articles. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to get in the swim! Presented by Heather Snapp, MA, MLIS, First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian.
Wednesday, January 22, 4-5 p.m. in Osprey Hall, Room 2001 Register Now! or
Thursday, January 30, 1-2 p.m. in Library 211 Register Now!
Library and Information Resources for Student Teachers
This session will focus on library services and teacher resources for Education majors, student teachers, and interns in Education. Discover some of the best library databases for educational research, resources for K-12 classroom teachers, and keys to effective online searching results. Feel free to bring your laptop! Presented by Carol Maksian, MLS, Education and Psychology Librarian.
Tuesday, January 28, 6-7 p.m. Register Now! or
Wednesday, January 29, 5-6 p.m. Register Now!
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Copyright!
The complexities of copyright in academia made easy. What’s fair about Fair Use? Learn the basics of copyright law and avoiding infringement at this copyright compliance workshop. Presented by Geraldine Collins, MLS, MPA, University Librarian & Senior Policy Advisor
Friday, January 31, 11 a.m. – noon Register Now!
Library Resources for STEM Majors
For students majoring in Biological Sciences, Marine and Ecological Sciences, Chemistry, Math, and/or Engineering. Come learn how to access books, e-books, databases, journals, articles, videos, and more that will help you succeed in your courses! Presented by Kim Reycraft, MLIS, STEM Librarian.
Tuesday, February 4, 11 a.m. – noon Register Now! or
Wednesday, March 12, 2-3 p.m. Register Now!
Finding Business Information
Starting a small business and need market research…demographics…competition? Going green? No problem! Gain hands-on experience searching a variety of business resources and see how easy it can be to find authoritative data for small businesses or large corporations. Presented by Kay Oistad, MBA, MLS, Business Librarian.
Wednesday, February 5, noon – 1 p.m. Register Now!
Popular, Scholarly, and Peer-reviewed, Oh My!
Are you confused by the differences between popular, scholarly, and peer-reviewed sources? Come learn to distinguish these sources, evaluate print and online sources, and find credible sources for your assignments. Presented by Heather Snapp, MA, MLIS, First Year Experience and Outreach Librarian.
Wednesday, February 5, 4-5 p.m. in Osprey Hall, Room 2001 Register Now! or
Thursday, February 27, 11 a.m. – noon in Library 211 Register Now!
Let’s Get Visual (Video Editing and Sharing)
Do you have to turn in a video presentation in one of your classes? This workshop will show participants how to get videos onto a computer, edit them, and upload them to share with classes and professors. We will use free tools available on computers in the library to edit videos and post them online. Presented by Carol Maksian, Anna Carlin and Parker Fruehan.
Wednesday, February 5, 5-6 p.m. Register Now!
Class, Culture, Continuity, and Change – The World of Social Science Research
Qualitative or quantitative research methods in Social Science cover broad and diverse territory. If you need guidance to help you navigate through social science research, this workshop is for you! Learn strategies for efficient searching techniques and the academic resources available from the Library. Presented by Geraldine Collins, MLS, MPA, University Librarian & Senior Policy Advisor
Thursday, February 6, 11 a.m. – noon Register Now!
Learn the basics of RefWorks and effective ways to collect and organize references for research projects. RefWorks allows users to export citations from the Library catalog, online databases, and Google Scholar into a personal RefWorks account. At the end of the session, attendees will be able to quickly generate a bibliography into APA, MLA, or whatever style is needed. Presented by Carol Maksian, MLS, Education and Psychology Librarian.
Tuesday, February 18, noon-1 p.m. Register Now!
Library Resources for Anthropology
This session will help all students in anthropology classes find books, articles, and videos in the FGCU Library to support coursework, research papers, and projects. Databases like Anthropology Plus and Academic Video Online will be highlighted along with many more resources found through the Library website. Presented by Anna Carlin, MLIS, Instructional Technology Librarian.
Wednesday, February 19, noon-1 p.m. Register Now!
Eureka! Search Tips for Library Databases and Google
Would you like to become a more effective researcher? Are you frustrated with your Google results and searching the Library databases? Learn online searching techniques to help you quickly locate the best resources for your topic. Feel free to bring your laptop! Presented by Carol Maksian, MLS, Education and Psychology Librarian.
Tuesday, February 25, noon – 1 p.m. Register Now!
Research + Good Writing = an “A” Paper
OK, so you’ve found research articles and books that support your paper topic. Now what? This 2-part series will guide you in incorporating the research into your paper. Bring a paper that you are currently working on. Presented by Rachel Cooke, MA, MLS, Humanities Librarian and Carol Bledsoe, Director, Writing Center.
Part 1: Paraphrasing to Avoid Plagiarism – Tuesday, February 25, 1-2 p.m. Register Now!
Part 2: Tagging and Citing – Thursday, February 27, 1-2 p.m. Register Now!
Library Resources for Communication
This session will help all students in communication classes find books, articles, and videos in the FGCU Library to support coursework, research papers, and projects. Databases like Communication and Mass Media Complete, ProQuest Central, and Access World News will be highlighted among others. Presented by Anna Carlin, MLIS, Instructional Technology Librarian.
Wednesday, February 26, 1-2 p.m. Register Now!
Attendees will learn how to use Write-N-Cite, RefShare and RefGrab-It. These timesaving tools can be downloaded to your computer so that you can create in-text citations while typing a paper, share references with friends or professors, or export information from Internet sites into Refworks. Users must be familiar with RefWorks and have a RefWorks account. Presented by Carol Maksian, MLS, Education and Psychology Librarian.
Wednesday, February 26, 4-5 p.m. Register Now!
Gangland Girls & Bloody Footprints: Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Research
The Library has many resources that will make your research of criminal justice and forensic science topics easier. Scholarly articles, research studies, and datasets are easier to access than you may think. This workshop will assist you in finding the reliable, online information sources available for your subject in these fields. Presented by Geraldine Collins, MLS; MPA, University Librarian & Senior Policy Advisor
Thursday, February 27, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CANCELLED
Formatting your Thesis or Dissertation for Electronic Submission
For graduate students only. All theses and dissertations must now be submitted electronically through ProQuest. Come learn how to properly format your thesis or dissertation to meet the new requirements. Presented by Melissa VandeBurgt, MLIS, Digital Services Librarian.
Tuesday, March 11, 3-3:30 p.m. Register Now!
Primary Sources for History Majors
Learn the difference between a primary and a secondary source. Find primary sources quickly and easily in this workshop. Presented by Rachel Cooke, MA, MLS, Humanities Librarian.
Tuesday, March 11, 1-2 p.m. Register Now!
Finding Stats in a Flash – Using the US Census
One of the most amazing resources for locating local, regional, and national statistics and demographic information is the US Census. For example, how do salaries of Education majors compare with Business majors? What are the social, housing, and employment characteristics of Lee County, Florida? Come and learn answers to these questions and discover the interactive maps and tools of the US Census. Presented by Carol Maksian, MLS, Education and Psychology Librarian.
Thursday, March 13, 1-2 p.m. Register Now!
Literature Criticism for English Majors
Interpret literary works using Literature Resource Center and MLA Bibliography. Then, explore the historical context using books from the Library catalog and UBorrow. With these research tools at your fingertips, you’ll be done with that term paper in no time! Presented by Rachel Cooke, MA, MLS, Humanities Librarian.
Tuesday, March 25, 1-2 p.m. Register Now!
E-Books @ the Library
Did you know that FGCU Library has e-books? This workshop will teach you how to search for e-books at FGCU, read e-books on your computer, and download them to a computer or mobile device for offline viewing. We will also cover how to get e-books from local public libraries. Bring your Android phones/tablets, iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, or laptops and get help setting up e-book access. Presented by Anna Carlin, MLIS, Instructional Technology Librarian.
Wednesday, March 26, 1-2 p.m. Register Now!
Career Resources at the FGCU Library
Books, videos, and more to help you succeed in your job search! Presented by Rachel Cooke, MA, MLS, Humanities Librarian.
Tuesday, April 1, 1-2 p.m. Register Now!