Spring 2011 Wednesday Workshops

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

Evaluating Theological Sources
Wednesday, January 19, 12:00-12:50

Description
Finding good information sources, whether for a paper, sermon, or Sunday school lesson is important.� How do you determine if what you've found represents the "mainstream" thought on a topic?� How can you determine an author's theological orientation from a short article?� In this workshop we will look at ways of evaluating theological resources, both print and electronic.� Some of the topics we will explore include publisher tendencies, the social location of authors, and where to find information on websites.

Facilitator
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar



BibleWorks
Wednesday, January 26, 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
Rod Caruthers, BibleWorks Trainer

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Wednesday, February 2, 12:00-12:50

Description
Beginning this semester, Candler students are required to submit their theses electronically to the Emory Electronic Theses and Dissertations Repository.� This workshop will provide more information on the submission process.

Facilitator
Lisa Macklin, Director, Emory Libraries IP Rights Office

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



Exegetical Research Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, February 9, 12:00-12:50

Description
This session will feature advanced exegetical tools to enhance your research and move you deeper into the text and its context. We will discuss electronic tools, including enhanced database searching, and look at some of the essential print tools. Although knowing Greek and/or Hebrew will greatly assist you in using the tools we discuss, these tools can be profitably used by anyone.

Facilitator
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian
Armin Siedlecki, Head of Cataloging

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



Unlocking Archives and Manuscripts
Wednesday, February 16, 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.

Facilitators
Bob Presutti, Curator of Archives & Manuscripts

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar


Managing Citations
Wednesday, February 23, 12:00-12:50

Description
Bring your questions about using Zotero, EndNote, print and online style guides (SBL, Chicago, Turabian, APA, MLA) to this open-ended workshop.� Librarians will be available to help you use these programs and answer questions about working with citations manually or via citation software.

Facilitator
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian
Tracy Powell, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



Resources for Preaching
Wednesday, March 2, 12:00-12:50

Description
In a busy week-to-week schedule, what resources do you consult as you prepare a sermon?� Join us for a panel discussion with two local pastors who will share information about their weekly process and frequently consulted resources.

Presenters
Glenn Ethridge, Pastor, Oak Grove UMC
Randy Shepley, Pastor, First Baptist Church of Tucker

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



Working with Images
Wednesday, March 16, 12:00-12:50

Description
Finding sources, requesting permissions, downloading and saving files, choosing good image resolutions, and correctly attributing sources are all important components of using images responsibly.� In this workshop we will discuss each of these elements of image use.

Facilitator
Tracy Powell, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

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



Faculty Panel: Approaches to Research
Wednesday, March 23, 12:00-12:50 (CST 102)

Description
Description: Have you wondered how faculty members develop research hypotheses and strategies? This workshop will feature Emory faculty members from Candler and the GDR. Each will describe one research project, including the origin of the project idea, the choice and development of research strategies and tools, and new discoveries or changing paths on the route to a final publication.

Presenters
Dr. David L. Petersen, Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs; Franklin Nutting Parker Professor of Old Testament
Dr. Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching; Coordinator of the Initiative in Religious Practices and Practical Theology

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Nectar


Special Collections Highlights
Wednesday, March 30, 12:00-12:50

Description
While Emory University Libraries offer splendid electronic and print resources to students and faculty generally, those studying theology and religion have access to additional treasures in the special collections of the Pitts Theology Library. This Wednesday Workshop @ Pitts will identify six important areas of collection strength (e.g., English religious history, hymnody, Sub-Saharan Africa) and then identify some unique manuscript and print materials that provide exceptional opportunities for original research by Candler students.

Facilitator
Dr. M. Patrick Graham, Director of Pitts Theology Library and Margaret A. Pitts Professor of Theological Bibliography

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.



Time and Information Management for Ministers
Wednesday, April 6, 12:00-12:50

Description
As the end of the semester draws near, and graduate for some, time and information management become increasingly important.� This workshop will focus on some of the techniques, tools, and systems available to help you survive.

Facilitator
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian

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



Resources for Lifelong Learning
Wednesday, April 13, 12:00-12:50

Description
Theological education extends far beyond any degree program.� In this workshop, we will show you the ATLAS for Alumni database, describe methods for borrowing theological materials from Emory or other libraries, and discuss ways to stay informed about topics of interest once you leave Candler.

Facilitator
Tracy Powell, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian

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