Monday, January 07, 2013

Spring 2013 Instruction Workshop Series

It's back. Last Fall, the Carmichael Library introduced an Instruction Workshop Series, informal sessions where students and faculty learn about a tool, software, or social media platform.  Often, these workshops correspond with classes at the University of Montevallo, but anyone is welcome to attend.  Next week is our first session, entitled Informed Blogging.  In it, we'll explore the mechanics of Wordpress and talk about writing for an online audience.  If you are taking a class that requires you to blog, you will want to attend this session.  Later in the semester, there will be sessions on Twitter, RSS Readers, Geographic Information Systems projects, and advanced Googling.

Also, this semester there's a new wrinkle! For each session you attend, you'll earn a badge (yes, a literal badge) to represent your achievement.  In all, there are nine total sessions, and you are invited to attend as many sessions and earn as many badges as you'd like. There's no need to make a reservation; just come and learn.

You can always see the lineup of sessions on our library homepage, but here is an overview of the schedule:

Informed Blogging - January 17, 5-7 PM
Advanced Googling - January 22, 5-6 PM
Organizing the Internet with RSS Readers - January 29, 5-7 PM
Curating with Twitter - February 7, 5-7 PM
Developing GIS Projects - February 14, 5-7 PM
Mapping Concepts with Mindmeister - February 21, 5-7 PM
Producing Videos with SlideRocket - March 7, 5-7 PM
Managing Research with Zotero - March 26, 5-7 PM 

Contact Andrew Battista or Lauren Wallis if you have any questions about any of the sessions.

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