Faculty: What Workshops Would You Like To See From MU Libraries Next Year?

MU Libraries is committed to supporting the professional development of all faculty. We are developing a new series of workshops for 2021-22 focusing on library resources and services that benefit faculty who are new to MU, approaching tenure and promotion, or exploring new ideas for teaching and research.

We value your input in this process, and are eager to learn which of the following workshop topics you find most worthwhile.

The survey linked below outlines potential topics and themes. Please take a minute or two to let us know which ones you would like to see offered.

https://missouri.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_55QjgSH5lMjd3uK

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Taira Meadowcroft

Taira Meadowcroft is a Health Sciences Librarian at the University of Missouri. She focuses on quality improvement, reference, and marketing for the University of Missouri Libraries.

home Workshops Workshops @ Your Library: Creating a Digital Exhibit with Omeka

Workshops @ Your Library: Creating a Digital Exhibit with Omeka

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
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Do you need to build a digital exhibit for class? Are you interested in learning about new software? Omeka is the tool for you! Omeka is an open-source content management system for online digital collections. It allows users to publish and exhibit cultural heritage objects, and extend its functionality with themes and plugins. This workshop will provide an overview its basic functions and features and provide instruction on how to build and manage your very own site.

For a complete list of library workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

home Workshops Workshops @ Your Library: Exploring Web of Science

Workshops @ Your Library: Exploring Web of Science

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Time:3:00pm – 4:00pm
Register here for online workshop.

Web of Science indexes thousands of scholarly journals, books, reports, conferences for a variety of science disciplines. Given the vast amount of material, it can be a bit tricky to navigate for new and experienced users alike. This workshop will provide an overview of collection content, features, and tools, as well as best practices for finding the materials you need!

For a complete list of MU Libraries workshops, visit library.missouri.edu/workshops.

home Workshops UPublish Workshop: Rights and Wrongs of Publisher Agreements: Copyright

UPublish Workshop: Rights and Wrongs of Publisher Agreements: Copyright

Tuesday, March 23
3:30-4:30 p.m.
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Traditional publishing agreements require that authors transfer their copyright to the publisher, unduly limiting options for online distribution, classroom use and other purposes. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore how authors can grant some rights to publishers without signing away all their rights.

For a complete list of workshops, visit here.

home Workshops Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library

Upcoming Workshops @ Your Library

Exploring Oxford Reference: Ready Reference in a Digital World
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Tuesday, March 16
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Research Smarter: JSTOR Tips and Tools
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Friday, March 19
1 to 2 p.m.

Need a different date or time? Groups of five or more can request additional sessions of these workshops at:
library.missouri.edu/workshops
Workshop recordings at:
libraryguides.missouri.edu/recordingsandtutorials

home Workshops HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America: Quick Tips for Primary Source Searches

HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America: Quick Tips for Primary Source Searches

Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 1:30pm
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Need primary sources on an arcane topic? Join Marie Concannon, head of Government Information at MU Libraries, for this half-hour presentation on power-user tips for finding information in three major online digital libraries: HathiTrust, Google Books and Chronicling America.

Marie was at the State Historical Society for 10 years and has worked in government information for the last 20. As creator of the Prices & Wages by Decade online resource, she has done a lot of digging around in free online libraries and is pleased to share her most effective strategies.

home Workshops Research Smarter: JSTOR Tips and Tools, March 19

Research Smarter: JSTOR Tips and Tools, March 19

JSTOR is a full-text database with thousands of journals relevant to the humanities, social sciences, sciences, and mathematics. In this webinar, we will discuss the content of the database, tips for advanced searching, using subject guides, and other tools for research available in JSTOR.

Hosted by Bradley Fuller, Graduate Research Assistant, University of Missouri Libraries.

Registration for March 19, 1 p.m.

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home Workshops Exploring Oxford Reference: Ready Reference in a Digital World

Exploring Oxford Reference: Ready Reference in a Digital World

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Time:10:30am – 11:30am
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In a world where free online encyclopedias and dictionaries are abundant and accessible, using subscription-based reference materials could feel cumbersome at best. This workshop will highlight the key benefits and features of using Oxford Reference Online for your academic endeavors. Together we will explore everything from traditional dictionaries and encyclopedias to historic quotations and timelines. In doing so, we will learn how best to navigate and explore reference materials in a digital world.

 

home Workshops Workshops @ Your Library: Choosing a Citation Manager

Workshops @ Your Library: Choosing a Citation Manager

A citation manager helps organize PDFs and notes as well as format citations in thousands of styles. Unfortunately, there is no best citation manager. The three citation managers the library teaches–Zotero, EndNote, and Mendeley–all have different strengths and weaknesses. This class previews each citation manager and explains the differences between them.

Date: Wednesday, February 24
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom

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home Workshops I Saw It on Social Media: How to Evaluate Social Media Content

I Saw It on Social Media: How to Evaluate Social Media Content

When you’re mindlessly scrolling your phone, it’s not uncommon to see an ad for a new skincare line or a multivitamin that seems “too good to be true.” While social media offers us a great way to connect with others and consume content, it can also be very overwhelming. This workshop will cover tips and tricks on how to research efficiently and effectively and how to determine information validity on social media.

Date: Thursday, March 4
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom

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