Fall 2015 Wednesday Workshops

All workshops are from 12-12:50 pm in the large group study rooms on the third floor of the library, unless otherwise noted.


How Do I Do Research?

NOTE: Moved to Room 360 in the Pitts Library

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 12:00-12:50

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.

Presenter: Bo Adams, Head of Public Services, Reference and Systems Librarian; Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator; Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Click here for materials from this workshop: Powerpoint


How Can I Organize My Research Life?

NOTE: Moved to Room 360 in the Pitts Library

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 12:00-12:50

One of the primary challenges graduate students face is keeping track of everything they are asked to read and write. Fortunately, there are a range of tools and strategies to help you plan your work for the semester and keep track of what you are learning. In this workshop we will look at both strategies and tools that will make you a more effective and organized researcher, whether as a student, a pastor, or just someone looking to collect information.

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

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Click here for materials from this workshop: Keynote Slides


How Can I Find the Best Materials for my Research?

NOTE: Moved to Room 501 in the Rita Anne Rollins Building

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 12:00-12:50

Learn time-saving tricks for finding the best books, articles, and other materials for your research. After learning expert search tips, you will have a chance to find materials for one of your own research projects.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

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How Do I Cite my Work, and What Do I Need to Know about Copyright?

NOTE: Moved to Room 360 in the Pitts Library

Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 12:00-12:50

In this workshop, we will learn about copyright law and how it affects your research and writing at Emory. We will also look at why to cite and at how to cite, with a focus on the Chicago, Turabian, and SBL styles.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

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How Can I Keep Track of My Research and Generate Bibliographies and Citations?

NOTE: Moved to Room 501 in the Rita Anne Rollins Building

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00-12:50

Far too often we think of citation and bibliographies as the final step in the research/writing process. That’s not a good idea. Fortunately, there are a range of tools available to you to help you keep track of the sources you are reading and citing throughout your research, making the “final” stages of citing easier and more efficient. In this workshop we will talk about the importance of keeping track of your research and then introduce the citation management tools EndNote and Zotero.

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

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Click here for materials from this workshop: Keynote Slides


How Should I Read a Book?

NOTE: Moved to Room 360 in the Pitts Library

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 12:00-12:50

It has been said that a seminary education is one long course in learning how to read. Indeed, reading books is at the very core of theological education. And yet, rarely do we take the time to strategize about the best way to read. Should you approach every book the same? Is the first page the correct place to start? How do you decide if a book is even worth reading? In this conversation, we’ll talk about these questions and practice together the skill/art of reading a book.

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

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Click here for materials from this workshop: Keynote Slides


How Can I Access and Read the Church Mothers and Fathers?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 12:00-12:50

You’ve seen names like Jerome, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas and Julian of Norwich appear in many of your Candler courses. But how do you you locate, navigate, and cite the work of these historical authors? In this session, we will provide an introduction to the texts of the patristic and medieval period, explore the best ways to find material in original language and in English translation, and discuss the use and citation of these materials.

Presenter: Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Click here for materials from the workshop: Powerpoint slides, handout


What Are the Digital Humanities and How Can I Get Involved?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 12:00-12:50

“Digital Humanities” is a major buzzword in the academy these days, even making its way into the study of religion and theology. But what does it mean, and how can you be involved (or even decide if you want to be involved). In this session we will look at the meaning of this term, introduce some interesting projects involving computational power and the study of religion, and identify some practical steps students can take to incorporating the methods of the digital humanities into their own work.

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

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Click here for materials from the workshop: Keynote Slides


How Can I Best Use Images and Create Elegant Presentations?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015, 12:00-12:50

Would you like to create elegant visuals for your presentations? In this workshop, we will explore best practices for presentation visuals. We will also learn how to find images and incorporate them into presentation graphics with ease.

Presenter: Rebekah Bedard, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator

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What Resources Are Available for Planning an Advent Service?

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 12:00-12:50

Advent, the season of preparation and anticipation, marks the beginning of the liturgical year for the Church. Unfortunately, it also coincides with the demanding conclusion of your academic semester! Join us for a discussion of resources related to the texts, traditions, and symbols of the season that can help facilitate your preparations for Advent.

Presenter:  Sarah Bogue, Reference and Instruction Librarian

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Click here for materials from the workshop: Powerpoint slideshandout