Fall 2011 Wednesday Workshops

All workshops are in CST 401 (unless otherwise noted).


Finding Books, Articles and More
Wednesday, August 31, 12:00-12:50

Description:
Google is great for searching the web, but how do you find the sources you need in the library?� Join us and learn how to make the best use of your time searching the library with DiscoverE, ATLA Religion Database, and other tools.

Facilitators:
Meredith Hammons, Systems and Reference Librarian and
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian

Dave's Cosmic SubsLunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar



Article Databases and Electronic Texts
Wednesday, September 7, 12:00-12:50

Description:
Articles, reviews, newspapers, and even blogs can provide a way to locate recent work on a subject.� Emory provides access to more than 18,000 of these electronic resources via database subscriptions. This workshop will focus on a few of those databases, including tips on how to become more familiar with a new database. More and more texts are available in snippets or in whole digitally.� This workshop will explore some of the avenues for locating works using Emory resources, subject-specific collections, Google Books, and the Internet Archive.

Facilitators:
Meredith Hammons, Systems and Reference Librarian and
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.


Ad Fontes: Constructing and Analyzing Arguments
Wednesday, September 14, 12:00-12:50

Description:
This is the first of series of workshops on investigating claims about religion and politics.� Speeches, ad campaigns, and even historical sources make arguments.� How do you weigh the evidence and determine the truth? How do you use sources to construct your own arguments?� The first session will give you tools from logic and rhetoric to both frame and analyze arguments.� Subsequent sessions will help you apply those skills to original sources.

Facilitator:

Meredith Hammons, Systems and Reference Librarian

Dave's Cosmic SubsLunch for this workshop is provided by Dave's Cosmic Subs.



Beginning Bibleworks
Wednesday, September 21, 12:00-12:50

Description:
BibleWorks is a powerful program for working with Bible texts.� This workshop will introduce you the basics

Facilitator:
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian

Dave's Cosmic SubsLunch for this workshop is provided by Art of Food



Ad Fontes: Biblical Sources
Wednesday, September 28, 12:00-12:50

Description:
The second in the series of workshops investigating religion and politics.� The Bible and religious texts are often quoted, misquoted, or alluded to in political communication.� How do you know if the text is quoted correctly or used in keeping with the original context?� This session will focus on researching the text and determining meaning.� We will look at various tools and techniques that you can use whether you know the original languages or not.

Facilitator:

Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian

Dave's Cosmic SubsLunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar



Print resources and offline materials
Wednesday, October 5, 12:00-12:50

Description:
Contrary to popular belief, everything you need for your studies is not on the Internet.� Sometimes your research will lead you toward items you can only find in print indexes, card catalogs, microfilm and microfiche.� This session will provide information on what these resources contain and how to use them.

Facilitator:
Meredith Hammons, Systems and Reference Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.





Zotero
Wednesday, October 12, 12:00-12:50

Description:
Zotero is a free bibliographic manager with which you can collect information about books, articles, web pages, and more, take notes on these resources, and then develop a bibliography to accompany your research.� This session will provide an introduction to this resource.

Facilitator:
Meredith Hammons, Systems and Reference Librarian

Dave's Cosmic SubsLunch for this workshop is provided by Dave's Cosmic Subs.



Endnote X4
Wednesday, October 19, 12:00-12:50

Description:
EndNote X4 is a sophisticated bibliographic manager that works on both Macs and PCs and is available to students at no cost through Emory's Software Express.� EndNote is installed on your computer and on the web.� This session will provide an introduction to this resource and highlight some of its advantages.�

Facilitator:
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian

Dave's Cosmic SubsLunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar



Methodist Resources
Wednesday, October 26, 12:00-12:50

Description:
Locate publications by and about the Wesleys and� leaders of American Methodism.� Learn about good sources for academic research on the history, theology, and polity of the various branches of the denomination.� Identify resources for keeping up with new developments. Come to this workshop to discover the rich Methodist resources of Pitts Theology Library.

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

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



Unlocking Archives and Manuscripts
Wednesday, November 2, 12:00-12:50

Description:
Archives and manuscripts can be treasures for scholarly research, yet their potential is often completely overlooked by students in favor of secondary sources. This session will equip students with an overview necessary to begin venturing into the area of archival research. Join us as we explore what makes archives and manuscripts different, how to locate these materials, and how to incorporate them into research. Also, we will explore several opportunities for original research that are available in the Pitts Library archives and manuscript holdings.

Facilitator:
Robert Presutti, Curator of Archives and Manuscripts

Dave's Cosmic SubsLunch for this workshop is provided by Dave's Cosmic Subs.



Church Communication
Wednesday, November 9, 12:00-12:50

Description:
So much of day-to-day church life is about getting the right information to the right people at the right time. This workshop will discuss options for social media, copyright concerns for church activities, and tools for communicating with parishioners and volunteers.

Facilitators:
Meredith Hammons, Reference and Systems Librarian
Tracy Powell, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian
Matthew Collins
, Reference Librarian

Dave's Cosmic SubsLunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar



Resources for Interfaith and Ecumenical Dialogue
Wednesday, November 16, 12:00-12:50

Description:
Conversing with adherents of other faiths and of other traditions of Christian practice is a key skill for the 21st century.� This workshop will present resources that will help you engage in these conversations knowledgeably and respectfully.

Facilitators:
Denise Hanusek, Catalog Librarian, and
Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.