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Fall 2015 Library Workshops

To schedule a workshop for your class, department, or student group, please fill out a request.

Grad School Application Help


Get tips for writing your applications to graduate programs. Learn best practices and participate in this hands-on workshop; individual follow-up help will also be available through the Writing and Communication Center.

Please bring a working draft of your application materials.

Register Now   Wednesday, September 2nd, 3:00 - 4:00 (Room 204)

How NOT to Plagiarize


Experience a hands-on session with a fun twist on a serious topic!

Register Now Wednesday, September 9th, 2:00 - 3:00 (Room 205)

Register Now Monday, October 12th,  3:30 - 4:30 (Room 205) 

Register Now Tuesday, November 3rd,  10:30 - 11:30 (Room 205) 

Playing in the Sandbox


Join this in-depth tour of the Studio's prototyping paradise — Sandbox — to understand the tools available for prototyping, designing interactivity, or just tinkering. What's your next big idea?

Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged.

Register Now Thursday, September 10th,  2:00 - 3:00 (Studio) 

Cite it Right


Stop losing grade points because of citation errors; attend this workshop and learn how to properly and easily manage citations.

Register Now Monday, September 14th, 3:30 - 4:30 (Room 205)

Register Now Wednesday, November 11th,  11:00 - 12:00 (Room 205)

Microsoft Excel Made Easier


Learn the Top 5 Microsoft Excel skills you need to know!

Register Now Thursday, September 17th, 10:30 - 11:30 (Room 204) 

Register Now Monday, November 9th,  3:30 - 4:30 (Room 204)

Career Starter Series

 Find Job Openings (Part 1 in a series of 3)

Learn various ways to search for your dream job, using proven methods and approaches.

Register Now Monday, September 21st, 3:30 - 4:30 (Room 204) ~

Write a Great Resume / CV and Cover Letter (Part 2 in a series of 3)

Increase your chances of getting a dream job! Learn how to best present your skills and experience in your application materials.

Please bring a working draft of your resume, cv, and/or cover letter.

Register Now Wednesday, October 14th,  2:00 - 3:00 (Room 204)

Register Now Tuesday, November 12th, 2:00 - 3:00 (Room 204)

Nail the Interview (Part 3 in a series of 3)

Impress your interviewers and increase your chances of hearing "You're Hired!"

Register Now Wednesday, November 4th, 2:00 - 3:00 (Room 202)

Microcontroller Essentials


Begin your electronics prototyping journey by building shockingly simple circuits to perform simple functions using the Studio's SparkFun Inventor Kits and the Arduino programming language. We guarantee you won't blow anything up (besides your mind).

Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged.

Register Now Thursday, September 24th, 2:00 - 3:00 (Studio)

An Introduction to Capturing Audio


Learn the basics of capturing and editing audio. Using the Studio's Zoom recorder, you will discover the use of different microphones for specific settings. Beyond the general use of the recorder, you will be guided through the basics of uploading your media to the appropriate software. Participate in lively discussions about using the timeline, multiple tracks, splicing audio recordings, adding effects / filters, and mixing tracks. Using supplied audio files and assets, you will learn to successfully import, mix, and export an audio project. This can be catered to different types of recording such as: Live radio style, recorded narratives, music production, and more!

Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged.

Register Now Tuesday, September 29th, 2:00 - 3:00 (Studio)

Register Now Tuesday, November 3rd, 2:00 - 3:00 (Studio)

Organize Your Life


Get help managing the chaos! Attend this workshop for tips and advice about how to use apps, technology, and proven techniques to best manage your time.

Register Now Thursday, October 1st, 11:00 - 12:00 (Room 204)

Register Now Monday, October 26th,  2:00 - 3:00 (Room 204)

Powerful Presentation Skills


Learn best practices for presenting your work. Get tips about body language, design, and general software tips for using Prezi and PowerPoint!

Register Now Monday, October 5th, 3:30 - 4:30 (Room 202)

Register Now Tuesday, November 17th,  2:00 - 3:00 (Room 202)

Get Started with EndNote Desktop


Learn how to use EndNote Desktop to save time and frustration. EndNote Desktop is best suited for graduate students and faculty; undergraduate students are encouraged to ask library staff about EndNote Online.

Register Now Tuesday, October 6th, 10:30 - 12:00 (Room 204)

Register Now Monday, November 2nd,  3:00 - 4:30 (Room 204)

Map Your Mind


Learn how to organize your papers or brainstorm ideas using free online mind mapping software.

Register Now Wednesday, October 7th, 2:00 - 3:00 (Room 204)

Register Now Thursday, November 5th,  11:00 - 12:00 (Room 204)

Video Editing Essentials


Attend this software-specific introduction to video editing (Premiere, Final Cut Pro). You will learn how to set up projects, arrange content chronologically, manipulate clips, transfer projects, and export files.

Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged.

Register Now Thursday, October 8th, 2:00 - 3:00 (Studio)

Register Now Wednesday, November 4th,  3:30 - 4:30 (Studio)

Learn to Research Better


Discover discipline-specific resources and methods to help you research better for:

Social Sciences:

Register Now Tuesday, October 27th, 11:00 12:00 (Room 205)


Register Now Wednesday, October 28th,  3:30 - 4:30 (Room 204)


Register Now Thursday, October 29th, 2:00 - 3:00 (Room 204)

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