Spring 2017 Weekly Workshops

Both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are held in room 369, on the third floor of the library, unless otherwise noted. Advance registration is required to receive a Panera lunch on Wednesday, 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!


The Research Process

Wednesday, January 18, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

Tuesday, January 24, 2:30pm-3:20pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

Learn the ins and outs of research at Emory and Candler, so that you will be an expert when crunch time begins. In this workshop, we will explore the research process and look at where to find excellent online and print materials, including articles, books, theses, dissertations, reference articles, and commentaries. We will do some hands-on reference research, so bring questions and some walking shoes! 

Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian 

Click here for the slides from this presentation.


Zotero: Software to Manage Citations

Wednesday, January 25, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

Tuesday, January 31, 2:30pm-3:20pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

Are footnotes and bibliographies bogging you down? Come to our Zotero workshop to learn a free, online tool that will save you time. In this workshop, we will learn how to use Zotero to create footnotes and bibliographies with ease. Please bring a laptop with Firefox installed on it! You can download Firefox here: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/products/.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator


Protect Your Work with Cloud Storage

Wednesday, Feb 1, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2:30pm-3:20pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

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.

Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Click here for slides from the presentation.

Click here for the handout from the presentation.


Mastering Messaging: Design Graphics with Canva

Wednesday, February 8, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 360: Register

Tuesday, February 14, 2:30pm-3:20pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

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, 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!

Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Click here for the handout from the presentation.


Exegesis Discussions

Discussion with Dr. Steve Kraftchick: Wednesday, February 15, 12pm-12:50pm, RARB 250: Register

Exegesis Mechanics Workshop, Tuesday, February 21, 2:30pm-3:20pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

Exegesis can be a daunting task, no matter your level of seminary experience. But you aren’t in it alone: please join NT Professor Steve Kraftchick to discuss his goals and expectations for exegetical writing! We hope this Wednesday discussion will help you understand the exegesis process and take some of the anxiety out of your future paper writing. On Tuesday, Bo and Dr. Kraftchick will show you how to apply the suggestions made in the panel discussion, so feel free to sign up for both sessions if you are able!

Presenter: Bo Adams, Head of Public Services, Reference and Systems Librarian

For Dr. Kraftchick's slides, click here.


Mastering Messaging: Controlling Online Presence

Wednesday, February 22, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

Tuesday, February 28, 2:30pm-3:20pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

In an increasingly digital world, personal and professional websites are becoming a necessity. 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. You can then customize the website based on your, or your church’s, professional needs. We will also talk about how to obtain a domain name, so that you have a snappy url to share! Finally, we will discuss Search Engine Optimization (SEO), so you can make sure your webpage shows up prominently in Google search results. Please bring a laptop!

Presenter: Bo Adams, Head of Public Services, Reference and Systems Librarian


The Research Side of Sermon Prep

Wednesday, March 1, 12pm-12:50pm, Pitts Room 369: Register

Sermon preparation can be difficult, even in the best of circumstances. Pastors need to be able to find excellent resources for their sermons, and they need to locate these resources quickly. This workshop will help you identify commentaries, lectionary tools, and sermon inspiration to support your preaching!

Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian