Weekly Workshops


Workshops

Weekly workshops are sessions designed by Pitts librarians to help students, faculty, and community members learn the skills and tools of research. Each topic is taught twice per week. Both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are held in RARB 250, right next to the large lecture hall in the main Candler building. Lunch is available to the first ten people who register, but you are always welcome to attend without registering. If you have any questions about these workshops, please get in touch with a reference librarian!

As always, you can view past workshops by clicking on this link!

Zotero (Jan. 23rd and 24th)

You need to be using Zotero. It will make your academic life much easier. We promise. This workshop will introduce you to the citation management tool Zotero (http://www.zotero.org), which many Candler students and faculty use to keep track of resources, take notes, and generate citations.

Click here to downoad the handout from this workshop. 

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Cloud Storage (Jan. 30th and 31st)

Have you ever experienced a computer crash? Recognized too late that you neglected to save your work? This workshop will explain the mechanics of backing up your data—not just your schoolwork, but also your photos and private information. You will learn the basics of Box and One Drive, both of which are supported through Emory. We will also discuss your options for a physical backup, like external hard drives and smaller flash drives. Perhaps most importantly, we will identify saving and storage habits to make sure all your hard work is saved somewhere safe! Please bring a laptop.

Click here to download the handout from this workshop.

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Self Editing and Revision (Feb. 6th and 7th)

Become a master editor of your own work. This week, we will learn the stages of editing that you can use to create masterful written work. Bring a past or present written assignment and a pen.

Click here to sign up for this workshop

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Exegesis Discussion with Faculty (Feb. 13th and 14th)

Exegesis can be a daunting task, no matter your level of seminary experience. But you aren’t in it alone: please join members of the Old Testament and New Testament teaching teams NT to discuss their goals and expectations for exegetical writing! We hope this discussion will help you understand the exegesis process and take some of the anxiety out of your future paper writing!

Click here to sign up for this workshop

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Digital Exegesis Tools (Feb. 20th and 21st)

This session will concentrate on how to use the digital tools for biblical exegesis, including making the most of online concordances and lexicons (especially if you don't know Greek or Hebrew). We will cover software available on library computers, such as BibleWorks and Accordance, as well as those tools that are primarily online, such as the Blue Letter Bible, Step Bible, and Bible Study Tools.

Click here to sign up for this workshop

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Canva (Feb. 27th and 28th)

As church leaders and scholars, we are increasingly called upon to design materials for print and the web. In this workshop, we will learn how to use Canva (www.canva.com), a free, online design tool. Using the templates in Canva, you can create elegant website graphics, brochures, church bulletins, social media posts, posters, presentations, and more. Please bring a laptop!

Click here to sign up for this workshop

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Reading Historical Christian Texts (March 6th and 7th)

This workshop will focus on using and interpreting ancient religious texts as sources of social and cultural history, especially for the often-obscured history of women. We will use methods of scholars of ancient women, gender, and sexuality to help us read more deeply. A must for students in HC classes, this workshop will also include a Special Collections viewing! 

Click here to sign up for this workshop

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