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. Unless otherwise noted, 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.

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Zotero Introduction (Jan. 23rd and 24th)

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. This workshop is appropriate if you have not yet used Zotero, or need a refresher in the basic features of this wonderful tool!

Click here to register for this workshop

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Advanced Zotero (Jan. 29th and 30th)

Zotero is a powerful tool for managing resources and citations. In this advanced Zotero workshop, we will look at some of the ways you can greatly expand the functionality of Zotero with only a few clicks! By installing personalized plugins, you can make Zotero work better to meet your individual research needs. Please bring a laptop with Zotero installed.

Click here to register for this workshop

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Cloud Storage (Feb. 5th and 6th)

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 register for this workshop. 

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Exegesis (Feb. 12th and 13th)

Exegesis can be a daunting task, no matter your level of seminary experience. But you aren’t in it alone: please join members of Pitts reference team to discuss tips and tools for exegesis! 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 register for this workshop. 

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Mastering Messaging: Design Graphics with Canva (Feb. 19th and 20th)

Elegant graphic design is the key to creating attractive flyers and social media posts or a professional website. In this workshop, we will learn how to use Canva, a free online design tool. Using the templates in Canva, you can create beautiful website graphics, brochures, church bulletins, social media posts, and more. Please bring a laptop!

Click here to register for this workshop.  

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Mastering Messaging: Web Presence (Feb. 26th and 27th)

In an increasingly digital world, personal and professional websites are an indispensable tool to market yourself online. Your future employers, potential academic advisors, and churchgoers will Google you/your church; so make sure you manage what they will see! This workshop will teach you how to create a basic website using a Wordpress template. We will discuss how to customize website features to meet your needs, when and how to obtain a domain name, and strategies for presenting a unified image across social media platforms. Please bring a laptop!

Click here to register for this workshop. 

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Easter Resources (March 5th and 6th)

Prepare for the busy season of Easter by exploring key resources for Holy Week worship services. In this workshop, we will look at resources for worship planning, preaching, and the selection of images and music.

Click here to register for this workshop. 

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