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Workshops at the UAB Libraries: Past Workshops

 

Any of our past workshops are available on demand for your class or department. To schedule a session, please contact the librarian associated with that workshop.

For any questions, contact Delores Carlito, Information Literacy Coordinator.

Fall 2019 Workshops

Affordable Instructional Materials at Your Library on Thursday, August 22 by Delores Carlito

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? on Friday, September 27 by Jeff Graveline and Delores Carlito

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 on Wednesday, October 9 by Dorothy Ogdon

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.

The Research Resources Toolkit and How It Could Add Value to Your Course on Tuesday, November 19 by Victoria Dawkins

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.

Summer 2019 Workshops

Introduction to Modeling for 3D Printing: A Hands-on Workshop Using TinkerCAD by Dorothy Ogdon

This UAB Libraries technology workshop will provide an introduction to modeling for 3D printing using the free browser-based design software TinkerCADTinkerCAD is easy-to-use design software that does not require any previous knowledge of modeling, programming, or 3D printing. Beginners and interested individuals with no previous experience in this area are highly encouraged to attend. These sessions are open to anyone with a valid Blazer ID and password, including students, faculty, and staff. The content of each session in this series will be the same. Participants are welcome to attend multiple sessions.

Spring 2019 Workshops

Data Science, Visualization, and Libraries on Wednesday, March 13 by Dorothy Ogdon

The term data has begun to appear in many places outside of research settings. Big data, data science, and data visualization are terms that are becoming common in discourse about the future of business and information finding, yet they can also be difficult to define for those not yet familiar with related tools and technology. In this workshop Librarian Dorothy Ogdon aims to help bridge this knowledge gap by presenting information on the evolving roles of libraries and librarians in data-related activities. Participants will gain an introductory understanding of what data science, big data, and data visualization are, how they are related, and ideas for introductory tools and projects to try.

Fake, Fictitious, or Factual? Tools and Techniques for Evaluating Information by Delores Carlito. Rescheduled for Summer.

Fake news, alternative facts, and misinformation is not new, but it is now at the forefront of contemporary rhetoric. It’s complicated by the information inundation and Gen-Z’s reliance on all things digital. This workshop will give a short history of fake news, discuss current trends, and provide tools for evaluating news sources.

Fall 2018

Affordable Instructional Materials on August 20, 2018, by Delores Carlito

UAB Libraries support faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower cost alternatives. One option is to use library resources such as links to articles, video databases, and course reserves. Find out how to locate this material and work with your liaison to create a course text or supplementary readings.

Data Visualization on September 12, 2018, by Dorothy Ogdon

The term data has begun to appear in many places outside of research settings. Big data, data science, and data visualization are terms that are becoming common in discourse about the future of business and information finding, yet they can also be difficult to define for those not yet familiar with related tools and technology. In this workshop Librarian Dorothy Ogdon aims to help bridge this knowledge gap by presenting information on the evolving roles of libraries and librarians in data-related activities. Participants will gain an introductory understanding of what data science, big data, and data visualization are, how they are related, and ideas for introductory tools and projects to try

Predatory Publishing on October 4, 2018, 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.

Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and  Your Class on November 2, 2018, 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.

Surprising Truths about Copyright and the Classroom on December 4, 2018, 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.

Spring 2018

10 Minute Talks Series

This series is intended to provide detailed information on specific topics in a short amount of time to better serve the scheduling needs of busy faculty, researchers, and students.  These sessions will provide information on specific topics related to research activities and will include information on relevant UAB Libraries resources.  The Spring 2018 series from Lister Hill Libraries will focus on types of reviews with the goal of providing information on publication alternatives to systematic reviews.

  • State-of-the-Art Reviews on March 21, 2018, by Megan Bell
  • Systematized Reviews on February 28, 2018, by Megan Bell
  • Scoping Reviews on February 21, 2018, by Dorothy Ogdon
  • Rapid Reviews on February 14, 2018, by Megan Bell

Tips and Tricks for Effective Poster Presentations on March 19, 2018, by Dorothy Ogdon

Posters are a common medium for communicating information about your research, yet poster creation itself can be frustrating and time consuming.  This workshop will provide an introduction to poster design and will include information on using templates, effective use of images and infographics, and tips and tricks for transporting posters to off-campus locations.

How Many People Have Read Your Abstract? An Introduction to Altmetrics on February 8, 2018, by Dorothy Ogdon

Altmetrics can be used to provide information on the impact of research and scholarly activity in addition to traditional measures such as citation count, h-index, and journal impact factor.  This workshop will provide an introduction to altmetrics and to the resources for obtaining alternative metrics that are currently available through UAB Libraries.

Systematic Review Tools - Results Screening (Covidence & Rayyan) on January 30, 2018, by Kay Hogan Smith & Dorothy Ogdon

This workshop will cover the features of Covidence and Rayyan, two tools to help systematic review teams collaborate in screening results.

Fall 2017

How to Prevent Publishing in Predatory Journals on November 30, 2017, by Becca Billings

Many students and faculty aim to publish quality research in quality journals to further their research and inform others.  But how do you know if the journal you are submitting your work to is legitimate, or if its sole purpose is to deceive and make money?  This workshop will introduce what predatory journals are, how to identify them, and what to do if you think you are a victim in predatory publishing.

Recording

Alternatives to Systematic Reviews on November 9, 2017, by Megan Bell

The Systematic Reviews: Myths & Realities session explained the process of conducting systematic reviews.  This workshop will share other literature review options and their methodologies.

AMA Citation Basics on October 26, 2017, by Megan Bell

This workshop is intended for those who are new to AMA citation.  Come learn basic AMA principles for manuscript preparation, in-text citation, references, and visual presentation of data.

Systematic Reviews: Myths & Realities on October 24, 2017, by Kay Hogan Smith

This workshop presents a definition and overview of systematic reviews, including common myths associated with this type of research, and basic steps in the process of conducting a systematic review.  It will include a request for feedback on follow-up sessions covering particular, detailed aspects of conducting systematic reviews.  Depending on the feedback received, these sessions will be presented throughout the year.

Recording

Introduction to APA on October 19, 2017, by Peggy Kain

Whether you are new to APA style, or whether you have struggled with it in the past, this workshop has something for you.  Come learn some basic APA concepts.  A portion of the workshop will be Q & A so feel free to come with questions.

Tips and Tricks for Effective Poster Presentations on October 18, 2017, by Dorothy Ogdon

Posters are a common medium for communicating information about your research, yet poster creation itself can be frustrating and time consuming.  This workshop will provide an introduction to poster design and will include information on using templates, effective use of images and infographics, and tips and tricks for transporting posters to off-campus locations.

Literature Review Basics on September 28, 2017, by Jill Deaver

Have you been asked to write a literature review?  This workshop will outline the steps to keep you organized and sane.  We'll go from brainstorming, to literature search planning, to appraising, to incorporating source material, to revision techniques for your first draft.  Improve your process today!

Recording

(Almost) Painless Biosketches Using SciENcv on September 19, 2017, by Kay Hogan Smith

Learn how to use MyNCBI resources, SciENcv and My Bibliography to create targeted, fully compliant biosketches for grant proposals.

Spring 2017

EndNote Beyond the Basics on April 19, 2017 by Jennifer Long

This workshop is for Mac users who want to move beyond the basics of EndNote X8.  Learn how to manage the library, auto import files, add output styles, use term lists, create bibliographies, convert citations, sync with online account, and share references.

Recording

EndNote Basics on April 5, 2017 by Jill Deaver

This workshop is for Mac users who want to get started with EndNote X8.  Learn how to export citations from databases, organize the library, find full text, and add references in citation styles to papers using Word.

Introduction to APA on April 12, 2017 by Jill Deaver

Whether you are new to APA style, or whether you have struggled with it in the past, this workshop has something for you.  Come learn some basic APA concepts.  A portion of the workshop will be Q & A so feel free to come with questions.

Recording

EndNote Beyond the Basics on March 30, 2017 by Megan Bell

This workshop is for Windows users who want to move beyond the basics of EndNote X8.  Learn how to manage the library, auto import files, add output styles, use term lists, create bibliographies, convert citations, sync with online account, and share references.

EndNote Basics on March 23, 2017 by Megan Bell

This workshop is for Windows users who want to get started with EndNote X8.  Learn how to export citations from databases, organize the library, find full text, and add references in citation styles to papers using Word.

Creating Effective Poster Presentations on March 8, 2017 by Dorothy Ogdon

Posters are a common medium for communicating information about your research, yet poster creation itself can be frustrating and time consuming.  This workshop will provide an introduction to poster design and will include information on using templates, effective use of images and infographics, and tips and tricks for transporting posters to off-campus locations.

Literature Review Basics on March 1, 2017 by Jill Deaver

Have you been asked to write a literature review?  This workshop will outline the steps to keep you organized and sane.  We'll go from brainstorming, to literature search planning, to appraising, to incorporating source material, to revision techniques for your first draft.  Improve your process today!

Recording

Introduction to APA on February 23, 2017 by Megan Bell

Whether you are new to APA style, or whether you have struggled with it in the past, this workshop has something for you.  Come learn some basic APA concepts.  A portion of the workshop will be Q & A so feel free to come with questions.

Introduction to Data Visualization on February 22, 2017 by Dorothy Ogdon

Data visualization is a method for communicating abstract information that is growing in popularity.  This workshop will provide an introduction to this trend as well as information on resources and tools for creating visual representations of information.

EndNote Beyond the Basics on February 9, 2017 by Jennifer Long

This workshop is for Windows users who want to move beyond the basics of EndNote X8.  Learn how to manage the library, auto import files, add output styles, use term lists, create bibliographies, convert citations, sync with online account, and share references.

Recording

EndNote Basics on January 26, 2017 by Jennifer Long

This workshop is for Windows users who want to get started with EndNote X8.  Learn how to export citations from databases, organize the library, find full text, and add references in citation styles to papers using Word.

Recording

Introduction to APA on January 19, 2017 by Peggy Kain

Whether you are new to APA style, or whether you have struggled with it in the past, this workshop has something for you.  Come learn some basic APA concepts.  A portion of the workshop will be Q & A so feel free to come with questions.

Recording

Creating Biosketches with SciENcv on January 17, 2017 by Kay Hogan Smith

This workshop guides NIH and other federal research grant seekers in using NCBI's SciENcv to create fully compliant, easily updated biosketches as required by these funders.

Recording

Fall 2016

Introduction to EndNote on November 17, 2016 by Jennifer Long

Working on a research project?  Learn how to use EndNote to collect, organize, and format your references.  This workshop will cover exporting citations from databases, organizing the library, finding full text, and adding references in citation styles to papers using Word.

Recording

PubMed – Basic and Advanced Searching Techniques on November 8, 2016 by Kay Hogan Smith

Learn some tips and tricks for searching PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's interface to more than 26 million citations from Medline, life sciences journals, and online books.

Learn the MLA 8th Edition on November 1, 2016 by Delores Carlito

Do you need help with the new MLA?  If so, this workshop can help you figure out the rules for book citations, URLs, translations, articles from databases, and web pages.

Introduction to APA on October 25, 2016 by Peggy Kain

Whether you are new to APA style, or whether you have struggled with it in the past, this workshop has something for you. Come learn some basic APA concepts.  A portion of the workshop will be Q & A so feel free to come with questions.

Recording

Introduction to EndNote on October 5, 2016 by Jennifer Long

Working on a research project?  Learn how to use EndNote to collect, organize, and format your references.  This workshop will cover exporting citations from databases, organizing the library, finding full text, and adding references in citation styles to papers using Word.

Recording

Searching CINAHL on September 21, 2016 by Jill Deaver

Learn some tips and tricks for searching the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) database.

Recording

Introduction to APA on September 7, 2016 by Jill Deaver

Whether you are new to APA style, or whether you have struggled with it in the past, this workshop has something for you. Come learn some basic APA concepts.  A portion of the workshop will be Q & A so feel free to come with questions.

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