Librarians are participating in the presentation of three sessions at next week’s campus PD conference. It’s not too late to sign up, or just drop in.
1) Research Delivered to your Desktop, presented by Kristine Plastow and Sona Kothari
Monday, August 28, 3:15-4:30 PM, in the Library Instruction Lab
Back by popular demand! Discover some easy and quick ways to stay current with the latest scholarship in your field. Come to this session to learn about the newest tools the library has acquired specifically to help faculty with scholarship and research, including database search alerts and table of contents services.
2) Alternatives to the Research Paper, presented by Michelle Edwards and Sona Kothari
Tuesday, August 29, 11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, Room 2006F
Want to teach your students library research skills but tired of fighting plagiarism? Come to the Library to hear about and share new, different, or alternative assignment ideas for fostering information literacy and critical thinking skills.
3) Wikis, blogs and podcasts, oh my!, presented by Rob Bastell, Stacey Mateika and Sona Kothari
Tuesday, August 29, 1:00-3:00 PM, Library Instruction Lab
How do students really use the net? This session will look at the way students use the net for communication, for information, and for fun. We’ll explore wikis (and Wikipedia), blogs, podcasts, downloads, and more. We’ll also discuss some of the downside of the social aspects of the web such as privacy and security concerns.
And, join us for a bonussession! On Wednesday, August 30, 3:30-5:00 PM, in the Library’s West Wing, the Academic Technology Sub Committee will sponsorthe first session in the new “Teaching and Technology” series. Nursing instructor Kristen Gulbransen will present “PDAs: how to use them, how to wear them.” In addition to learning how to use a PDA in the classroom, there will be a cash bar and free food – so there are two more great reasons to come to this session. And, who knows, you might even win a free PDA or PDA accessory! See you there!