Carmichael Library Instruction Workshop Series - Spring 2014 Schedule
*All sessions take place in the EBSCO Classroom, on the ground floor of the Carmichael Library. Scroll below to learn more about each session. No reservation is required; anyone is welcome.
- Apps for Research - Tuesday, January 14, 5:00-6:00 PM
How can you make the most of your iPhone or iPad to succeed academically? Lauren Wallis shares apps that can help you with research and organization.
- Informed Blogging - Thursday, January 23, 4:00-5:00 PM
Are you taking a class that requires you to write on a blog? Are you interested in writing for an online audience? This workshop will help you understand the Wordpress
blogging platform. Andrew Battista and Lauren Wallis will explain the conventions and technical skills needed to blog effectively.
- Navigating WorldCat Local - Wednesday, January 29, 5:00-6:00 PM
Learn smarter organization strategies and search better with WorldCat Local. Jason Cooper and Amanda Melcher lead a discussion on our local discovery system.
- Pedagogy with Digital Images - Tuesday, February 4, 4:00-5:00 PM
Catherine Walsh helps us use ARTstor,
Pinterest, and other digital collections to organize information and image collections for teaching and personal research.
- Curating with Twitter - Thursday, February 13, 4:00-5:00 PM
In this session, Andrew Battista will demonstrate how to organize and consume information via Twitter
, a microblogging platform that limits user contributions to 140 characters. We will cover the skills of attention management and will explore supplementary Twitter apps and platforms.
- Building Archives with Omeka - Tuesday, Feburary 18, 5:00-6:00 PM
is a content management system that allows users to digitize resources and display them in collections. Learn about Dublin Core and other elements of archival creation with Omeka.
- Developing GIS Projects - Thursday, February 27, 5:00-6:00 PM
GIS projects are visual representations on maps of complex social, economic, natural, and cultural patterns. GIS projects help students form questions about people and places and translate them into a map that represents data that shows some kind of change over time. In this workshop Andrew Battista will explore GIS projects with Google Fusion Tables and Oxford's Social Explorer.
- Charting History with Timeline JS - Wednesday, March 5, 3:00-4:00 PM
Do you want to tell a story about how ideas or things develop over time? Timeline JS
is a tool that allows you to display data as a linear, interactive narrative. All you need is a Google Account. In this workshop, Andrew Battista and Lauren Wallis will share ideas about incorporating creative media sources into Timeline JS projects.
- Technology for Presentations - Tuesday, March 11, 5:00-6:00 PM
Learn how to use free online resources to enhance your next class presentation. Lauren Wallis will demonstrate using Prezi
, and Pic Monkey
to support engaging presentations.
- Editing videos with iMovie - Wednesday, April 2, 5:00-6:00 PM
Do you have a class that requires you to do a video project? Learn the basics of video editing with iMovie from Mike Price in this workshop.
- Podcast Editing with Audacity - Tuesday, April 8, 12:30-1:30
Learn to create and produce audio projects with Audacity
, a free editing software. Andrew Battista will facilitate a hands-on editing workshop. You are encouraged to bring your own laptop.
The Instruction Workshop Series at the Carmichael Library is a chance to develop skills with various platforms and software that you may need to use for class or professional development. These are informal settings where you can ask questions, work through problems, and get support from people when you run into challenges. Anyone can come at any time.
You are encouraged to bring your own laptop or device whenever possible, as we will be working with some platforms that you will continue to use on your own.
Now, in 2014, come earn badges for each workshop you attend. Compete with other students at the University of Montevallo. See the standings below.