Spring 2014 Wednesday Workshops

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


Research FAQ
Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Library resources change often, and so do your research needs!  Drop in to this session for an informal orientation to research resources and processes, and a chance to ask any questions you have about resources available, helpful strategies, or how to get the most out of a favorite database.

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

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Time and Information Management
Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Keeping track of everything you need to do, your contacts, and information for various classes and tasks is a real challenge. This workshop will introduce you to some tools that will help you manage your time and your resources, including a new cloud based service free to all Emory users, box.com.

Presenters:
Meredith Burke Hammons, Reference Librarian

Roxanne Russell, Instructional Designer

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Zotero/Endnote
Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Are you looking for a tool to help you manage your research and make citation easier?  Zotero and EndNote are each good options for this type of work.  The first part of this workshop will provide a brief introduction to each tool, focusing on similarities and differences.  In the second half, we will break into two groups for some hands-on experimentation with the tool that looks most promising to you.

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

Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

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 Quantitative Literacy in Theological Education

Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:00-12:50

What do numbers have to do with theological education?  A lot, particularly if you connect theological engagement to issues in a local community and the ability to both find and make informed, reflective decisions.  This workshop will provide strategies for making sense of and using quantitative arguments, when they show up in news reports, statistical analyses, church administration, or local congregational analyses.

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

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BibleWorks/Accordance
Wednesday,February 12, 2014, 12:00-12:50 Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Are you in the middle of exegesis and getting a little overwhelmed with Bible translations, original languages, and concordances? If so, there is powerful software that can help. Accordance (http://www.accordancebible.com; for MacOS) and BibleWorks (http://www.bibleworks.com; developed for the PC, functions on MacOS as well) are software programs developed to help users access and search Biblical texts and other exegetical aids. In the first half of this session, we will provide a broad introduction to Biblical software and the similarities between BibleWorks and Accordance. In the second half, we will split into two groups and look more closely at the specifics of these two programs. No prior experience with the software is required. If you have a copy of either tool (both are available on library computers), please bring it with you.

Presenter:
Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

Brandon Wason, GDR Student / Reference Librarian Intern 

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Lenten Resources
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 12:00-12:50

From sermons and devotionals, to woodcuts and images, the Pitts Theology Library has tremendous resources available to help with nearly every aspect of preparing for Lenten services. In this session we will provide a broad introduction to Lenten resources at the library and demonstrate how to find and use them.

Presenter:

Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

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eBooks
Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 12:00-12:50

eBook options and platforms are growing and changing at a rapid pace.  This workshop will focus on some of the theological eBooks and related eResources available to you as well as discussing some strategies for locating eBooks, navigating different platforms, and annotating both borrowed and owned eBooks.

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

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Specialized Tools for Greek and Latin (TLG and Perseus)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12:00-12:50 Cancelled Due to Weather Rescheduling

You can access resources from around the world while at Emory! WorldCat provides information about print and digital holdings of more than 10,000 libraries. Learn strategies for using the WorldCat database and worldcat.org for your next research project, as well as how to use Interlibrary Loan and other library lending agreements to obtain the research materials you seek.

Presenter:
Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

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Digital Special Collections for Theological Research
Wednesday,March 19, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Theological research in the 21st Century means more than reading books. For preservation, access, and research purposes, libraries throughout the world have been digitizing special collections, offering access to materials in various media to users across the world. In this session we will explore some major special collections related to theological education that are available online. We will look at Emory’s offerings, but also others institutions’ collections of texts, artwork, audio, and video, made available online by research universities and libraries throughout the world. No prior knowledge is assumed, but bringing a computer with you will prove helpful.

Presenter:
Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

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Exegesis Resources
Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Are you facing your first exegesis paper? Would you like to know what resources are available at Candler and Pitts to help? In this session Dr. Joel Lemon will join us to discuss what he is looking for in an exegesis paper and what resources he finds helpful in his own exegetical work. Topics covered will include commentaries, concordances, and original language tools.

Presenters:
Bo Adams, Reference and Systems Librarian

Dr. Joel LeMon, Assistant Professor of Old Testament

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Images: Finding, Citing and Sharing
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Careful selection of images can enliven a presentation, illustrate a point, or catalyze a conversation.  More and more images are available, but the specific purposes to which any image can be put depends on context.  This workshop will focus on places to seek images, how to determine what uses are acceptable and when permissions are needed, and ways to share images with others.

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

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Words, Music and Art:  Copyright for Religious Organizations
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Do you use images, music, or works written by others in your ministries?  Almost everyone does, and ministers need to know the copyright guidelines that apply to religious organizations, as some of them are different than the guidelines that apply to you as a student or teacher. Join Lisa Macklin, Director of the Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office, and Melanie Kowalski, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian, to learn more about how copyright guidelines impact religious organizations. If you have particular questions, submit them in advance to tracy.powell@emory.edu and Lisa and Melanie will try to address them during the presentation.

Presenters:
Lisa Macklin, Director of the Emory Libraries Scholarly Communications Office

Melanie Kowalski, Copyright & Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Managing Your Online Identity
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00-12:50

Note: This workshop will meet in RARB 411.

You know you’re supposed to be managing your online presence before going on the job market, but how? This workshop will cover basics like professionalizing your Facebook profile, improving your Google ranking, and answer the question of why anyone would bother with Twitter.

Presenters:
Brian Croxall, Digital Humanities Strategist

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