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Workshops at the UAB Libraries: Current Workshops

 

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 provide faculty with tools and techniques that they can use to improve or streamline their teaching.

Any workshop can be presented to a class or taught as a one-on-one consultation.

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

Fall 2019 Workshops

Affordable Instructional Materials at Your Library

Thursday, August 22
1:30-2:30 pm
CTL 243
Registration

UAB Libraries support faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower cost alternatives. There are many options for material: online, in repositories, and in your library.  You can use library resources such as links to articles, video databases, and course reserves. Delores Carlito, Information Literacy Coordinator and Liaison to the departments of English and Foreign Languages & Literatures, will show you how to locate this material and work with your liaison to create a course text or supplementary readings.

 

AIM, OA, OER, and Public Domain—What Do These Terms Mean and How Can You Make Them Work for You?

Friday, September 27
10-11am
CTL 243
Registration

You might have heard about AIM, OA, OER, and Public Domain resources, but how does it impact your teaching? Jeff Graveline, Associate Dean for Research & Instructional Services and Assistant to the Dean for Scholarly Communication & Copyright Compliance, and Delores Carlito, Information Literacy Coordinator, will define these resources and describe each license. They will also explain the role of the Creative Commons in open educational material. You will learn how to use the correct resource for your course and where to register your own creation.

 

Where to Begin with Augmented and Virtual Reality

Wednesday, October 9
10-11 am
CTL 243
Registration

Virtual and augmented reality are some of the newest buzzwords in higher education. These evolving technologies have much potential to change, the instructional landscape in the next decade, however, implementation of VR and AR facilitated instruction and curricular activities can be challenging. In this session, UAB Libraries Emerging Technologies Librarian Dorothy Ogdon will address topics including how to begin using augmented in and virtual reality in instruction as well as considerations for planning and assigning projects, as well as creating reusable course content.

 

Fakery—How to Tell the Difference between Legitimate and Questionable News

Thursday, November 14
10-11 am
CTL 243
Registration

Fake news, alternative facts, and misinformation are not new concepts, but they are at the forefront of contemporary rhetoric. The issue is not limited to print; altered images and deepfake videos are becoming more common. Determining the validity of a source is complicated by information inundation and Gen-Z’s reliance on all things digital. Delores Carlito, Information Literacy Coordinator, will give a short history of fake news, discuss current trends, and provide tools for evaluating news sources.

 

The Research Resources Toolkit and How It Could Add Value to Your Course

Tuesday, November 19
1-2 pm
CTL 243
Registration

This session will introduce you to the UAB Libraries Research Resources Toolkit and its learning objectives. Information literacy modules, such as the Toolkit’s, contribute to student success, and you can embed part of all of it in your Canvas course module. The Toolkit has 7 independent modules with auto-graded quizzes in Canvas, Jeopardy! with research-related questions and answers, and module-focused notes and voice-overs. Taught by Victoria Dawkins, Instruction Librarian & Liaison to several departments, this workshop will show you how to effectively use the Toolkit in to familiarize students with the online catalog, searching various databases, search strategies, creating and utilizing keywords, citing sources, and a variety of other research tactics.

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