Fall 2007 Wednesday Workshops

All workshops are in Bishops Hall 304 (unless otherwise noted).

Finding Theological Books
Wednesday, September 5, 12:00-12:50

Description
Learn strategies for using Emory�s library catalog (Euclid) and another important online catalog (WorldCat) to find the books you need for your studies. Skills taught will include how to: 1) find books on a particular book of the Bible, 2) unlock the power of subject headings, and 3) find (and request) books from libraries beyond Emory. The workshop will also discuss how Google Books can be used as a help in finding resources here at Emory.

Facilitators:
Pat Ziebart is Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian at Pitts Theology Library
Tracy Powell is Periodicals and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library

Saba RestaurantLunch for this workshop is provided by Saba.



Finding Recent Theological Research
Wednesday, September 12, 12:00-12:50

Description
Are you looking for ways to keep abreast of recent publications in theology and religious studies? This workshop will introduce the ATLA Religion database in addition to discussing other available databases and tools, such as RSS aggregators, that bring journal information to you. We will also demonstrate LibX, a tool that links you to Emory library resources from your Mozilla Firefox internet browser.

Facilitators:
Pat Ziebart is Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian at Pitts Theology Library
Tracy Powell is Periodicals and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Voila.



Digital Mapping for Religious Studies
Wednesday, September 19, 12:00-12:50

Description
This workshop will explore the application of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to the study of religion, using case studies to examine both the opportunities and challenges offered to religion scholars. Participants will learn about GIS resources at Emory, including training as part of the new GIS community at Emory.

Facilitators:
Michael Page is the Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Librarian at Emory University
John Weaver is Head of Public Services and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library

WatershedLunch for this workshop is provided by Watershed.



Saving and Citing your Research
Wednesday, September 26, 12:00-12:50

Description
This workshop will explore multiple methods for saving and citing research. We will briefly introduce Endnote X before considering web-based resources including Zotero, Connotea, Bloglines, and del.ic.i.ous. Whether you prefer user-generated labels known as "tags" or standard citation styles, this workshop will provide you with resources for accurately keeping track of the research you find.

Facilitators:
Pat Ziebart is Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian at Pitts Theology Library
Tracy Powell is Periodicals and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library

Saba RestaurantLunch for this workshop is provided by Saba.



BibleWorks
Friday, September 28
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. � Essentials Workshop
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. � Intermediate Workshop

Description
These workshops will demonstrate the use of BibleWorks version 7 and the instructors will do all teaching in both workshops from BibleWorks 7. Much of the material in the Essentials workshop will apply to other versions of BibleWorks, however, the Intermediate Workshop will spend a considerable amount of time discussing tools unique to BibleWorks 7. View a brief description of what each workshop will cover. Cost of each workshop is $25. Please note that these workshops are on a Friday.

Facilitators:
John Weaver is Head of Public Services and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library
Mark Cannon is the Director of Workshop Training at BibleWorks

The cost of these workshops is $25.


Endnote
Wednesday, October 3, 12:00-12:50
Periodicals Room, Pitts Theology Library

Description
Come to this information session to learn how to enter and organize your citations using Endnote X, a powerful time-saver for research and writing. You will learn to connect and import citations from online catalogs and databases and create specific citation style bibliographies for class. We will specifically address how to format SBL (Society of Biblical Literature), MLA, APA, and Chicago styles with the click of a mouse.

Facilitators:
Pat Ziebart is Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian at Pitts Theology Library
Tracy Powell is Periodicals and Reference Librarian at Pitts Theology Library

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Voila.



Teaching Religion with iPods and Podcasts
Wednesday, October 10, 12:00-12:50
ECIT Room 214 (in Woodruff Library)

Description
The cultural phenomenon of portable digital devices like the iPod has the potential to enable new practices for teaching religion. This workshop will provide a practical overview of technologies and techniques for recording and editing multimedia files (including audio and video clips), how to deliver content to your students via the Web, and presenting in a smart-classroom and in settings that are not technology rich.

Facilitators:
Barbara Brandt is Manager of Classroom Technologies, Academic Technology Services
Wayne Morse is Director of Emory's Center for Interactive Teaching (ECIT)

WatershedLunch for this workshop is provided by Watershed.



Research Projects in the Archives
Wednesday, October 17, 12:00-12:50

Description
The history of Methodism in North Georgia, pastoral care and counseling, Christianity in Africa. . . The archives at Pitts Library are rich sources for original research in these areas and many others! Come learn more about our collections, and how to incorporate primary sources into your own papers and projects.

Facilitators:
Aimee Morgan is Curator of Archives at Pitts Theology Library

Saba RestaurantLunch for this workshop is provided by Saba.



Planning an Effective Website
Wednesday, October 24, 12:00-12:50

Description
There is no doubt that a good website is an important communication tool for any form of ministry, but an ineffective website can turn people away before you ever even meet them. Come and learn the first steps to take when building an effective website. Part II, Building an Effective Website, will be offered in the spring.

Facilitators:
David Lakly is the Web Developer for Pitts Theology Library and the Candler School of Theology

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Voila.



Books that Changed our Faculty: A Panel Discussion
Wednesday, November 7, 12:00-12:50
Bishops Hall 311

Description
The power of books to inform and even transform life will be the topic of a panel conversation including two retired faculty members from the Candler School of Theology. In addition to discussing books and authors that have significantly impacted their lives and work, the professors will share reflections on their own reading habits, and suggest reading choices and practices for students at Candler.

Panelists:
John Hayes is Professor of Hebrew Bible, retired, Candler School of Theology
Don Saliers is William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of Theology and Worship, Candler School of Theology

Lunch is not provided for this event; please feel free to bring your own lunch.