Spring 2012 Wednesday Workshop Descriptions

All workshops are from 12-12:50 in CST 401 (unless otherwise noted).


EndNote vs. Zotero
Wednesday, January 18, 12:00-12:50

EndNote and Zotero are both excellent bibliographic managers that can save lots of time when researching and writing papers. Zotero is free on the web to anyone. EndNote is free if you are an Emory student, staff member, or faculty member. How do you choose? This workshop will highlight the pros and cons of each and make suggestions.

Presenter:
Brian Croxall, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University

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


Bibleworks
Wednesday, January 25, 12:00-12:50

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.



Presenter:
Matthew S. Collins, Reference Librarian

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


Accordance
Wednesday, February 1, 12:00-12:50

Accordance is Bible software for the Mac. Versions are available that work on most Macs and on the iPad and iPhone. This workshop will feature Accordance users from the Candler community sharing how they use Accordance in their work.

Presenter:
Steven Kraftchick, Director of General and Advanced Programs and Associate Professor in the Practice of New Testament Interpretation.

Panera BreadLunch for this workshop is provided by Panera Bread.


Ministry Panel: Transformational Reading
Wednesday, February 8, 12:00-12:50

Hear two esteemed local ministers from different denominational traditions speak about the books and reading experiences that have been most transformational in their lives and ministries.

Presenters:
Dr. Jim King, Senior Pastor of Parkway Baptist Church, Duluth, GA
Rev. Benno Pattison, Rector of the Church of the Epiphany, Decatur, GA

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.


Lenten resources
Wednesday, February 15, 12:00-12:50

The library has tremendous resources available to help with nearly every aspect of preparing for Lenten services. From sermons and devotionals, to woodcuts and images, there are resources for ever service. Join us for to learn about these resources and how easy they are to locate and use.

Presenter:
Matthew Collins, Reference Librarian

Panera BreadLunch for this workshop is provided by Panera Bread.


Ad Fontes: Historical and Theological Literature
Wednesday, February 29, 12:00-12:50

Theological language and historical precedent are often used in political discourse, but how can you tell if a speaker is being accurate with his or her citation? This workshop will provide you with resources to discover the truth behind the claims by researching the context and meaning of historical precedents. Dr. David Pacini will begin the workshop with a brief description of the elements he looks for in exceptional papers.
Presenter(s): Tracy Powell Iwaskow, Head of Public Services and Periodicals Librarian David S. Pacini, Professor of Historical Theology

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


Faculty Expectations: Writing Biblical Studies Papers
Wednesday, March 7, 12:00-12:50

Writing research papers requires good research and a good understanding of your topic. But all of your efforts can be in vain if you do not have a clear understanding of what your professor expects in your paper beyond the stated requirements. Many of these expectations are common across the Candler faculty and particularly within the Areas on the curriculum. Join us for this workshop to hear from Prof. Joel LeMon, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, as he talks about his expectations for papers in the classes he teaches.
Presenter: Joel M. LeMon, Assistant Professor of Old Testament

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


Tips and Tricks for Word & Excel
Wednesday, March 21, 12:00-12:50

You may use Word and Excel frequently but are you doing everything you can? This workshop will provide you with tips and tricks for maximizing your use of Word and Excel. You'll learn about formatting tables and headings, inserting screen shots, linking data, as well as where to get low cost versions of the latest software.

Presenter: Meredith Burke Hammons, Reference and Systems Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.


Ad Fontes: Social Sciences
Wednesday, March 28, 12:00-12:50

American political discourse is full of references to various religious groups: evangelicals, Muslims, right-wing, atheists. Who makes up these groups and what do they believe? This workshop will examine ways to find accurate information about various communities of faith, through demographic statistics as well as analysis of history, myths, practices and leadership.

Presenter:
Meredith Burke Hammons, Reference and Systems Librarian

Panera BreadLunch for this workshop is provided by Panera Bread.


Church Administration and Leadership
Wednesday, April 4, 12:00-12:50

Candler students often report that developing skills in church administration and leadership is one of the toughest elements of their jobs after graduation. Come to this workshop to get a sense of some good-quality books, journals, and web sites that you can utilize to learn more about this area.

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

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


Tips and Tricks for Better Presentations
Wednesday, April 11, 12:00-12:50

All of us have to give presentations at some point during our time at Candler, whether in class, in a meeting, or even at an academic conference. Come to this session and learn techniques and tips to giving better presentations and how to avoid inflicting 'death by PowerPoint.'

Presenter: Matthew S. Collins, Reference Librarian

Mediterranean GrillLunch for this workshop is provided by Mediterranean Grill.