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Would you like to understand what makes a “good” info source, boost your searching skills, go beyond Google and Wikipedia, or locate the best quality digital images? Then come to a library workshop this quarter! Most events are free and open – some online, some in person – just log in or show up.
Library-phobia: Don’t Fear! A Librarian is Here!
- Online: Sunday, January 16th @ 3pm / Thursday, January 20th @ 8pm (for eLearners)
- Does the thought of using the library make your palms sweat? Has it been years since you’ve even been in a library? Do you have any questions about libraries but are too embarrassed to ask? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this workshop is for you! A librarian will give a brief overview of what a library has, what is can do for you and make you feel more comfortable using it. Time will be allotted at the end for questions and answers. No RSVP is necessary – just log in. Log in as a “guest”, if you would like to be anonymous.
Research Survival 101
- Online: Sunday, January 23th @ 2pm / Monday, January 24th @ 8pm
- At the River Club: first floor, Thursday, January 27th @ 6pm
- Does writing research papers feel like an impossible task? Are you full of great ideas, but not sure how to get them down on paper? Do trustworthy, professor-approved sources seem to elude you? If you answered YES to any of the above questions, attend Research Survival 101 online! This interactive workshop will provide practical strategies for staying organized, focused, and creative with research assignments. No RSVP is necessary – just log in.
Advanced Research Survival: Library Resources Beyond the Basics
- Online: Sunday, January 23rd @ 5pm / Tuesday, January 25th @ 8pm
- You’re a research survivor – now take your skills to the next level. This interactive online workshop is intended for anyone who is already familiar with the SCAD library catalog and databases, but wants to go beyond the basic resources. We will discuss practical tips such as constructing advanced keyword strings, “hacking” Google to discover interesting library resources, obtaining items from non-SCAD libraries, and more. Ideal for those writing senior and graduate theses, and anyone who wants to improve their searching overall! No RSVP is necessary – just log in.
Introduction to ARTstor and the SCAD Digital Image Database (registration required)
- Jen Library Room 108: Thursday Jan. 20, 2:30-4:00pm / Wednesday Jan. 26, 12:-1:30pm
- The session will demonstrate the fundamentals of searching the online resources ARTstor and SCAD Digital Image Database, saving image collections, and creating class presentations using the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer. Participants will also learn how to have images added to the SCAD Digital Image Database to fill the needs of specific courses and student presentations. To register for this session or to make an appointment for individual training, e-mail the Visual Resources Center at email@example.com.
Workshops at the ACA Library of SCAD-Atlanta
- The Atlanta library is offering drop-in research sessions, finding images for fashion and research, and more! See the full list here.