Fall 2009 Wednesday Workshops

All workshops are in CST 447 (unless otherwise noted).

Computing Skills for Academic Success
Wednesday, September 2, 12:00-12:50

Description
This workshop is especially designed for those who need to catch up with basic computer skills, especially those related to class work. Participants will learn basic computer security, organization, and use of essential software for class participation, including iTunesU and Blackboard.

Facilitators:
John Peterson
, Department Computing Specialist
Pat Ziebart
, Reference Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



Finding Books with discoverE and Euclid
Wednesday, September 9, 12:00-12:50

Description
Books, movies, music, and more¿so says the tab to find Emory resources in discoverE, our new catalog search tool. Learn how to use this system to the fullest, and also learn when and how direct access to the catalog (Euclid) is the best choice.

Facilitator:
Pat Ziebart, Reference Librarian

Saba RestaurantLunch for this workshop is provided by Saba.



Finding Articles and Recent Research
Wednesday, September 16, 12:00-12:50

Description
Articles provide excellent ways to locate recent writings on a topic of interest. This workshop will focus on the ATLA Religion database, related databases at Emory for interdisciplinary work, and a bit about blogs and other resources that can alert you to new publications and topics.

Facilitator:
Tracy Powell
, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Whole Foods MarketLunch for this workshop is provided by Whole Foods Market.



Too Much Information: Managing Web-based Rresources with RSS, del.icio.us, and Other Tools
Wednesday, September 23, 12:00-12:50

Description
Do you feel overwhelmed by all of the information available on the Web, or frustrated when you find a great site but don't know what to do so that you'll find it again when you need it? This workshop will focus on Web-based information management tools including RSS feeds, del.icio.us accounts, and Mozilla Firefox add-ons that can make managing your academic and ministerial information needs easier. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share their own favorite Web-based information management tools.

Facilitator:
Tracy Powell
, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Saba RestaurantLunch for this workshop is provided by Saba.



EndNote v. Zotero: The Basics
Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-12:50

Description
Emory supports two tools for keeping track of your sources and citations. EndNote is housed on your desktop and includes a web-based component. Zotero is web-based and allows syncing between multiple computers. Which should you use? In this workshop, participants will be divided into two groups for hands-on practice and evaluation of these tools. Those who have used both tools will also share their experiences.

Facilitators:
Pat Ziebart
, Reference Librarian
Tracy Powell
, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



Exegetical Resources for Ministry
Wednesday, October 7, 12:00-12:50

Description
This workshop will discuss how to find and make use of various exegetical resources for the interpretation of biblical text. In addition, the Rev. Bradley Schmeling, pastor at St. John's Lutheran Church in Atlanta will share strategies for effective sermon preparation.

Faciliators:
Armin Siedlecki
, Head of Cataloging, Pitts Theology Library
Bradley Schmeling
, Pastor, St. John's Lutheran Church, Atlanta, GA

Whole Foods MarketLunch for this workshop is provided by Whole Foods Market.



Records Management for the Local Church
Wednesday, October 14, 12:00-12:50

Description
United Methodist Church pastors have a disciplinary responsibility to properly manage the records of their local church. Participants will explore all aspects of a local church records management program, including the reasons for records management, the theories of records life cycle, appraisal, and retention scheduling, issues related to electronic records management (ERM), and the formation of a local church records committee. This workshop will be the first segment of a two-part series. The administration of local church archives will be investigated during a spring term workshop.

Facilitator:
Bob Presutti
, Curator of Archives & Manuscripts, Pitts Theology Library

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Emory Catering



Resources for World Christianity
Wednesday, October 21, 12:00-12:50

Description
Pitts Library holds resources from around the world that can assist with understanding Christianity as a global religion with local distinctions. This workshop will showcase print and online resources for understanding the global Church, especially in Asia, Africa, and Latin & South America.

Facilitator:
Pat Ziebart
, Reference Librarian
Bill Shepherd
, Reference Librarian
Tracy Powell
, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



BibleWorks
Wednesday, October 28, 12:00-12:50

Description
BibleWorks is designed to help you perform searches on the Biblical text and access exegetical resources related to the verse or passage that you are studying. This workshop will introduce you the most commonly used search techniques and resources close at hand in the BibleWorks 8 user interface that can make your research more efficient and effective.


Facilitator:
Mark Cannon
, BibleWorks

Whole Foods MarketLunch for this workshop is provided by Whole Foods Market.



Methodist Resources
Wednesday, November 4, 12:00-12:50

Description
Where can you find publications of the Wesleys and the leaders of American Methodism? What are the best sources for academic research on the history, theology, and polity of the various branches of the denomination? How can we access new developments throughout the connection? Come to this workshop to discover the rich resources of Pitts Library and exciting new development of scholarship at Candler School of Theology.

Facilitators:
Rex Matthews
, Associate Professor in the Practice of Historical Theology
Pat Ziebart
, Reference Librarian

Saba RestaurantLunch for this workshop is provided by Saba.



Web Design Principles for Churches
Wednesday, November 11, 12:00-12:50

Description
Church websites provide an effective way to convey information and build community. This workshop will address fundamental design principles for effectively sharing your church's message via the web. Topics will include design basics, accessibility, security, and technical aspects of running a web site.

Facilitator:
Marcus Taylor
, Web Development Specialist

Whole Foods MarketLunch for this workshop is provided by Whole Foods Market.



Tools for Creating Church Web Sites
Wednesday, November 18, 12:00-12:50

Description
Does your church need a new website? Is have an out of date website that's never updated, or worse, no web presence at all? This workshop will teach you a quick and easy way to get a professional website online. Topics to include Content Management Systems with hands on instruction setting up and managing a WordPress based website.

Facilitator: Marcus Taylor, Web Development Specialist

Saba RestaurantLunch for this workshop is provided by Saba.