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Bluford Library now offers a number of workshops to help support teaching and research!


Join us to learn how the Library can help you with aspects of your teaching and research, ranging from measuring impact to meeting data requirements for funding agencies.

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Can't make one of the scheduled workshops? No problem! Request a workshop for your department. See the copmlete schedule at http://library.ncat.edu/workshops or http://learn.ncat.edu.

 

Data Management Planning for Research Faculty
Facilitator: David Rachlin, djrachlin@ncat.edu, 285-4223                                                                                           
Thursday, January 30, 2020--2pm; Tuesdays: March 10, 2020--10am; April 14, 2020--3pm 
Are you applying for a research grant or beginning a research study? If you don’t have a Data Management Plan (DMP), you’re going to need one! All federal funding agencies now require DMPs. Join us to see how data management planning improves the quality of your research project and benefits all members of the research team, as well as other scientists around the world. This workshop will cover the basics of comprehensive data management planning, including storage of and global access to your data. (Approximately 75 minutes)

 

Endnote® Citation Management Basics
Facilitator: John Teleha, teleha@ncat.edu, 285-4183
Tuesday, January 28, 2020--3pm; Thursdays: February 13, 2020--11am; February 27, 2020--2pm; March 12, 2020--10am 
Have you ever thought "there has to be a better way to organize my citations! Join us to learn how the EndNote X9® desktop-based citation management software can reduce the time and effort needed to produce a reference list and/or place proper in-text citations in a paper for a class assignment, Master's Thesis, PhD Dissertation, journal article, and /or grant proposal. Specific skills include:

  • Importing & saving citations from databases.
  • Editing and organizing these references.
  • Attaching PDFs to these citations.
  • Inserting citations directly into word processing software (e.g. Pages or Microsoft Word) using one of over 6,000 citation styles.
  • Exporting from Endnote to create a "Quick Biography."                     
    Please email teleha@ncat.edu or askme@ncat.edu to ask how to download the installation files through Blackboard and install the software before attending the workshop. (Approximately 75 mintues)

 

Research Impact: Assessing and Tracking Your Research
Facilitator: Tiffany Russell, tbrussel@ncat.edu, 285-4191
Tuesdays: February 4, 2020--11am; March 17, 2020--3pm; April 28, 2020--10am 
Do you want to know what kind of impact your published research is making in your discipline? Looking to publish in the top journals but do not know where to start? Join Bluford Library to learn how you can track, analyze, and visualize the impact of your research. We will explore research impact tools that are easy to use, and which provide a variety of options for analyzing your research engagement. These tools also provide opportunities to network with other researchers in your field and identify potential collaborators. Research impact data can also be analyzed on an institutional basis, which can aid campus decision making. (Approximately 75 minutes)


Open Educational Resources and Course Adopted Texts
Facilitator: Kate Silton, ktsilton@ncat.edu, 285-4256                 
Tuesdays: February 11, 2020--3pm; March 24, 2020--3pm
 Do your students worry about paying for their textbooks? Do you feel confined by the limits of a traditional textbook? Have you considered using open educational resources but are unsure about quality? Bluford Library can help you explore alternatives to traditional textbooks to freshen up your classes and save your students money. Learn about how to use licensed library ebooks and openly licensed materials on the web instead of costly textbooks. The workshop will also address research supporting use of open educational resources and provide information about exciting open education initiatives in North Carolina and beyond. (Approximately 60 minutes)

 

RefWorks Citation Management Basics
Facilitator: David Rachlin, djrachlin@ncat.edu, 285-4223                               
Thursdays: February 6, 2020--2pm; March 19, 2020--10am; March 26, 2020--3pm 
Have you ever thought "there has to be a better way to organize my citations!" Join us to learn how ProQuest's RefWorks cloud-based citation management application can reduce the time and effort needed to produce a reference list and/or place proper in-text citations in a paper for a class assignment, Master's Thesis, PhD Dissertation, journal article, and /or grant proposal. Specific skills include:

  • Create a login using their A&T OneID.
  • Importing & saving citations from databases.
  • Attaching PDFs to these citations.
  • Inserting citations directly into word processing software (Microsoft Word or Google Docs) using one of over 6,000 citation styles.
  • Exporting from RefWorks to create a Quick Bibliography.
  • Organizing references.


(Approximately 60 minutes)

 

Workshop: Copyright or Copywrong?
Facilitator: Francene Moore, efmoore@ncat.edu, 285-4184                                   
Tuesdays: February 18, 2020--10am; March 31, 2020--2pm 
Is the work you need for research protected by copyright? Can you use it anyway? Can you use your own research? Join Bluford Library to learn copyright basics and user rights in general. You tell us whether your use is for research, teaching, and/or performing. We can specifically cover that too! With all the information available, you need to know what's right and what's wrong in the world of copyright. This workshop will help you navigate current legislation and common practices to avoid plagiarism and/or infringement situations. (Approximately 60 minutes)

 

E-Publishing at Bluford Library
Facilitator: Iyanna Sims, iyanna@ncat.edu, 285-4227                                             
Tuesdays: February 25, 2020--11am; April 7, 2020--3pm                                                                               
Have you ever thought about publishing a monograph, starting a journal, or migrating your print publication to an online environment? Bluford Library can help! The Library can now support the publishing of online journals, monographs, newsletters, technical report series, white papers, and other publications. This workshop will cover an overview of the e-publishing model and specific ways the Library can help you reach your publishing goal. (Approximately 60 minutes)

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