Libraries spring workshop series offers tips and tools for scholarly success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Libraries spring workshop series offers tips and tools for scholarly success
 

The Miami University Libraries are back in spring 2018 with a full series of 11 workshops focused on helping you achieve peak scholarly success.

The series, hosted in partnership with the Rinella Learning Center, starts Tuesday, Feb. 6 with “Apps for Academic Success” and runs into April. Pre-registration is available through the Rinella Center (for select sessions as they come available) but please feel free to drop by!

The full schedule follows:

Apps for Academic Success
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center
Tuesday, Feb. 6 – 5-6 p.m.
King AIS (134)

Learn about the best apps for success as a college student in this interactive workshop. Bring your mobile device!

How Not to Cheat
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center
Monday, Feb. 12 – 4-5 p.m.
King AIS (134)

Are you terrified of accidentally plagiarizing parts of your research paper? Do you wonder if you are citing correctly or citing enough?

3D Printing
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center
Wednesday, Feb. 21 – 5-6 p.m.
Laws 116

Interested in designing and printing your own 3D project? Learn about the 3D printing technology and services available in University Libraries.

Discovering Primary Sources in the Humanities
Wednesday, Feb. 28 – 4-5 p.m.
King AIS (134)

Primary sources for humanists are varied and sometimes hard to find. Discover how to find various types of primary sources and learn more about primary source databases and other collections available through your University Libraries.

Creative Commons
Tuesday, March 6 – 5-6 p.m.
King AIS (134)

Creative Commons (CC) licenses allow you to reuse works created by others without fear of copyright infringement as well as license your own creative works, including literature, photographs, art, and music. Learn about how CC licenses work, how to find CC licensed works to use for class projects or personal use, and how to attach CC licenses to your own works when sharing them with others.

Citing in MLA Style
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center
Tuesday, March 13 – 5-6 p.m.
King AIS (134)

New to using the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style? This primer workshop will get you well on your way to citing like a pro.

Citing in APA Style
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center
Tuesday, March 14 – 5-6 p.m.
King AIS (134)

New to using the American Psychological Association (APA) citation style? This primer workshop will get you well on your way to citing like a pro.

Zotero Basics
Wednesday, Mar 28 – 4-5 p.m.
Laws 116

Learn the basics of this easy-to-use research tool for gathering, organizing and analyzing sources.

So, You Want to be a Librarian?
Tuesday, Apr 3 – 5-6 p.m.
King AIS (134)

Thinking about a career in libraries or information science? Learn about degree options and career paths in this informative panel presentation and Q&A session with Miami University librarians.

Poster Preparation
Co-sponsored by the Rinella Learning Center
Tuesday, Apr 10 – 4-5 p.m.
King AIS (134)

Presenting a poster at the Miami University Undergraduate Research Forum? This course covers the basics of research poster design and presentation.

Digital Archiving: Saving Your Pictures for the Future
Tuesday, April 17 (time to be determined)
King 110

How can you ensure that your digital “memories” remain accessible in in the future? This workshop teaches best practices, including file types and naming conventions, to preserve your digital memories.