Spring 2010 Wednesday Workshops

All workshops are in CST 501 (unless otherwise noted).


Web Resources: From Google to Great
Wednesday, January 20, 12:00-12:50

Description
This workshop will help you maximize your Google searches for academic work, and sample other newly developed search engines as well as web indexes vetted by humans rather than machines.

Facilitators:
Pat Ziebart, Reference Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



Zotero Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, January 27, 12:00-12:50

Description
Zotero is a useful tool for saving and citing research resources. This workshop will discuss making the software portable, modifying citation styles, and creating shared libraries for collaborative work.

Facilitator:
Pat Ziebart, Reference Librarian

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



Research Comprehensiveness
Wednesday, February 3, 12:00-12:50

Description
This workshop will examine lesser-known tools that are useful when seeking to be thorough in your research. Items discussed will include: Dissertations and Theses Databases, WorldCat and National Libraries, and resources for tracking citations.

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

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



Handheld Computing for Ministry
Wednesday, February 10, 12:00-12:50

Description
The new generation of mobile phones are actually pocket computers that connect from anywhere, and they are great assets for ministry. We'll talk about how pastors are using handheld devices, what apps they use, and how to choose your own handheld. We'll also look beyond the obvious things everyone uses-email, calendaring, web-surfing-to new apps that maximize the benefits of handhelds for seminary students and pastors.

Facilitator:
John Peterson
, Department Computing Specialist for Candler
Bill Shepherd
, Reference Librarian

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



February 17 - Ash Wednesday � No Workshop


Accordance
Wednesday, February 24, 12:00-12:50

Description
Accordance is an extremely powerful Bible software tool for the Mac which offers a comprehensive library of study materials for beginning to advanced users. This workshop will introduce Accordance, its underlying concepts, user interface, and features. We'll also discuss how to choose from its wide range of materials, so you can make the most of the program and your study time.

Facilitators:
Bill Shepherd
, Reference Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



Reading, Writing, and Research
Wednesday, March 3, 12:00-12:50

Description
The processes of finding sources, reading and evaluating them, and using them to craft a paper are all interconnected. Join us for this joint workshop of the Candler Writing Program and Pitts Theology Library as we explore techniques to integrate these steps throughout the writing cycle.

Facilitator:
Tracy Powell
, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian
Ryan Woods, Candler Writing Program Instructor and doctoral student in Graduate Division of Religion

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



March 10 Spring Recess � No Workshop


Exegetical Resources II: Tools for Research
Wednesday, March 17, 12:00-12:50

Description
This session will concentrate on how to use the library's tools for biblical exegesis, including making the most of lexicons (especially if your Greek and Hebrew are limited, or non-existent), and the quickest ways to find books and articles for your exegetical work.

Facilitator:
Armin Siedlecki
, Head of Cataloging
Bill Shepherd
, Reference Librarian

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



Digital Resources for Art in Ministry & Teaching
Wednesday, March 24, 12:00-12:50

Description
Where can I find images to illustrate church bulletins, worship programs, or Bible class materials? How about images for digital projection to illustrate my presentations? This Wednesday workshop will introduce you to online resources to support your use of visual art in teaching and ministry. It will identify key Internet sites for images and information about artists and their works, as well as offering basic guidance on copyright issues.


Facilitator:
Pat Graham
, Director, Pitts Theology Library

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



Staff and Student Panel: Theological Resources for Creative Work
Wednesday, March 31, 12:00-12:50

Description
What drives the creative spark within us? How is the Creator of the Universe accessed to help that power flow into our work? On this panel, two visual artists: photography and painting and two writers: prose and poetry share their theological sources of inspiration.

Facilitators:
Myron McGhee
, photographer and Circulation Specialist
Jef Murray, painter and Interlibrary Loan Specialist
Lorraine Murray, author and Public Services Assistant
Sarah Poole, poet and GDR student

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



Faculty Panel: Transformational Reading
Wednesday, April 7, 12:00-12:50

Description
What reading has inspired Candler and GDR faculty? Join us for this panel discussion of readings and reading experiences that have transformed professors E. Brooks Holifield, Luther Smith, and Joy McDougall.

Participants:
Dr. E. Brooks Holifield, Charles Howard Candler Professor of American Church History
Dr. Joy Ann McDougall, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Dr. Luther E. Smith Jr., Professor of Church and Community


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

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



April 10 Special Saturday Seminar: Accordance Bible Software
Learn more about this workshop »



Archives Management for the Local Church
Wednesday, April 14, 12:00-12:50

Description
Archives hold a distinct and important role in the United Methodist Church, including those of local churches. It is the responsibility of the pastor to instruct the administration of local church archives. This workshop will explore foundational archival theory, the role of the Church Historian in administering local church archives, and basic methods for archival preservation. This workshop is the second of a two-part series. Records management for the local church was explored in the fall semester. Please consult the appropriate subject guide at http://guides.theology.library.emory.edu/ for more information.

Facilitator:
Bob Presutti
, Curator of Archives and Manuscripts

Lunch for this workshop is provided by Emory Catering.


Resources for the Study of the Early Church
Wednesday, April 21, 12:00-12:50

Description
This workshop will present tools and tips for locating and making the most of print and online resources for the study of the Early Christian Church. Material evidence, religious practices, and theological topics will be addressed.

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

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.