Workshop: Create Professional Resumes

ResumesHow do I line up text? How can I keep my paragraphs looking the same throughout my document? Is there a way to line up my decimals? Successful document layout requires a proper understanding of how and when to use the assortment of MS Word’s paragraph formatting tools. Come and learn how to effectively use tabs, indents, tables, and styles.

Tuesday, April 7th
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Milne 104

Instructor: Steve Dresbach – Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Aaaand…. ACTION!

2015.ActionThe day has arrived! Be on the lookout around campus for our teams who have 24 hours to write, shoot, edit, and post a 3-minute video using a set of elements provided on the GIFF website.  Follow @GeneseoInsomnia on Twitter for the latest news or check out the Facebook page.

Teams are competing for prizes against other SUNY Geneseo students in an attempt to create the most witty, interesting, and creative video. This is a chance for students of all talents to flex their creative muscles and demonstrate their skills, whether they be writers, actors, videographers, or editors. Submissions are judged blindly by a panel of Geneseo faculty and staff. Videos will be shown during a special  award event at the conclusion of GREAT Day, April 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm.

Workshop: Mendeley: PDF Management and Automatic Bibliographies

Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies
Mendeley for PDF management and automatic bibliographies

Learn how to use the free program Mendeley to assist with your research. Mendeley can organize article PDFs on your computer and automatically generate bibliographies and in-text citations. Web syncing allows you to access your articles from everywhere and collaborate with other Mendeley users. Workshop participants should sign up for a Mendeley account and install the desktop program prior to this workshop.

Please bring your laptop computers.

Tuesday, March 31st
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Milne 104

Instructor: Bonnie Swoger – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Workshop: Fair Use? Your Rights as a User and Creator of Digital Content

Fair Use?
Fair Use?

Can you be sued for using an image you found online? Is writing fan fiction legal? When you get inspired by something you read online and create something new from it, do you own it? After discussing scenarios, attendees will appreciate the fine line between fair use and copyright infringement, and will recognize the difference between student and professional behavior.

Monday, March 30th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
GOLD Leadership Center, MacVittie 114

Instructor: Sue Ann Brainard – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Workshop: Open (free!) Educational Resources for Teacher Candidates

GOLD.OERYou’ve just graduated from college. What are you going to do now? If you are like other graduating seniors, you may be overwhelmed and frustrated knowing that you no longer have access to the myriad paid resources offered by your campus library. How will you continue your research, plan for your lessons, or find professional development opportunities? In this workshop, an education librarian and practicing teacher will share some of the strategies and resources gleaned during their personal experiences with teaching and learning. Students will walk away with a plethora of resources and specific examples of how to use them. Students are required to bring a lap top to the workshop.

Thursday, March 26th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Welles Hall 24 

Instructor: Michelle Costello – Education & Instruction Design Librarian, Milne Library

Workshop: Using iMovie to Create Winning Video

GOLD.iMovieLearn how to use iMovie to spice up your video for YouTube, PowerPoint, DVD and more! This class will teach you the basics of video ingestion, how to trim your footage, add transitions and effects as well as how to share your video with the world.

Wednesday, March 25th
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Brodie 239

Instructor: Joe Dolce – Computing Information and Technology

Get Your Teams Together!

2015.RegistrationClosingClose of registration for the 2015 Geneseo Insomnia Film Festival is getting close. Don’t miss out on all the fun! Get your team together and register onthe Geneseo Insomnia Film Fest website.  Once you’re signed on, start planning for Friday, March 27th, when SUNY Geneseo students will compete to create the best 3 minute video, within a 24 hour window.  That’s right! You’ll write, shoot, edit, and post in a single day.

All videos will be shown and awards presented on the evening of GREAT Day (April 21st). Insomniacs are encouraged to invite friends and family over the age of 18.

Remember, you must be registered no later than March 18th to participate. Get more info and check out last year’s winning videos on their Facebook page for updates!

Workshop: Finding Images and Sound Clips

GOLD.SoundImageAn introduction to finding and using images, visual and audio media. We will survey Flickr, image search engines and other free image resources, as well as databases available via Milne Library.

Wednesday, March 11th
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Milne 104

Instructor: Tracy Paradis – Library Faculty

Workshop: Online Emerging Technologies for Creating Multimedia Content

OnlineEmergingThe interactive tools available on the web are becoming just as popular as many of the computer software applications installed on our computers. This workshop will look at and demonstrate some web tools that can help you deliver your content more effectively. Examples include: Prezi, Animoto,, Wordle, Poll Everywhere and more.

Tuesday, March 10th
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Milne 104

Instructor: Steve Dresbach – Technology Instructor, Milne Library

Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 8.

springWhat is it?  Why do we do it?

Daylight-savings time (DST) is the advancing of the clock one hour ahead of the local standard time in order to increase the hours of daylight available at the end of the day.

The idea originated with none other than Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s.  But it didn’t really catch on until WWI when England and Germany put it into practice as a wartime measure for making full use of daylight hours.  By 1925, it became permanent in England.

The U.S. also took advantage of daylight savings for both World Wars, but it didn’t become a permanent fixture for most states until the oil crisis in the mid-1960′s. Now, all but two states in the U.S.(Arizona and Hawaii) observe DST.

Summer Time. (2002). In Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable. (2014, Oct. 10). Daylight savings time: The exceptions. Retrieved from