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Workshops at the UAB Libraries: Current Workshops

Workshop Schedule

UAB Libraries is delighted to work with the Center for Teaching and Learning as a Points Partner.

UAB Libraries and UAB’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) have similar goals: to increase learning through enhancing faculty teaching skills. A collaboration between these two entities can lead to student success and faculty teaching improvement. As the amount of information available through the library and online increases, defining and narrowing relevant resources has become more difficult.

The UAB Libraries Workshop Series will provide faculty with library tools and techniques that they can use to improve or streamline their teaching.

For more information about this workshop series, contact Delores Carlito.


Thursday, October 4, 2018; 10:30 AM-noon

“Predatory Publishing” by Kara Van Abel and Becca Billings

Many students and faculty aim to publish their research in quality journals, but how do we know if the journal is legitimate? This workshop will provide an introduction into predatory publishing and how to evaluate the legitimacy of journals for scholarship. Participants will leave this session with the basic understanding of predatory publishing and tools to utilize during the selection and evaluation process. There is an interactive activity, so participants are encouraged to bring their electronic devices.

Friday, November 2, 2018; 10 - 11 AM

"Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and  Your Class" by Dorothy Ogdon

Librarian Dorothy Ogdon will provide examples of educational use cases for both augmented and virtual reality tools, as well as an overview of what tools and services are available through the UAB Libraries.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018; 10-11 AM

"Surprising Truths about Copyright and the Classroom" by Jeff Graveline

This session will help you feel more comfortable navigating the murky waters of copyright by exploring the intersection between copyright and higher education. You will learn the basics of copyright, how to handle specific copyright issues you are likely to face every day, and simple steps you can take to avoid common copyright pitfalls.

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