GOLD: Mobile Apps for Research and Education

GOLD.MobileApps.FlickrUserdavidherroldExplore (mostly) free smartphone apps that will help you research scholarly articles, organize your notes, access important documents on your phone and much more. We will explore apps for multiple platforms, as well as offer an opportunity for participants to share their favorite apps.
Instructor: Bonnie Swoger – Library Faculty, Milne Library

Wednesday, October 7, 2:30 – 3:30 pm | Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

GOLD: DIY Publishing – Books and eBooks

GOLD.DIYPublishingExperience a hands-on introduction to preparing books for publishing. Whether you are an aspiring writer, designer, or just curious, understanding the tools, methods and workflow in the publishing process is useful. This workshop will give an overview of the services available for publishing in print and online and some basic industry standards. Participants will then begin to prepare a manuscript for print and as an epub ebook. This session requires basic computer literacy and comfort with Microsoft Office.
Instructor: Allison Brown – Milne Library

Tuesday, October 6, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Plagiarism Workshop

PlagiarismpicDatesStudents plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library

Friday, October 2, 2:30 – 3:20 pm in Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

 

Brandon West, Our New Social Science Librarian

BWestMilne Library is excited to welcome Brandon West as our new Social Sciences Reference & Instruction Librarian. Brandon joins us from SUNY Oswego where he was the Online Instruction/Instructional Design Librarian. In addition to teaching information literacy classes he used his extensive knowledge of online teaching and learning, instructional design and pedagogy to help faculty and staff develop and deliver both in-person and online courses.

Here at Geneseo, Brandon will be the liaison to the Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, and Political Science Departments, and will work closely with faculty, students, and staff to help them with their information literacy, research, and collection development needs.

Prior to working in an academic environment, Brandon worked at the Grand Rapids Public Library in Grand Rapids, MI; he is also a former elementary school teacher, having been a fourth grade teacher in Charleston, SC.

Brandon received his B.A. at Grand Valley State University in English and Elementary Education, his M.Ed. from Grand Valley State University in Educational Technology, and his M.L.S. from Texas Woman’s University. As a life-long learner, he is currently pursuing a Certificate of Graduate Study in Online Learning and Teaching from the University at Albany.

In Brandon’s spare time he is the member of many national library committees and teams, such as the ACRL Instruction Session Teaching Methods Committee, the ALA GLBT Round Table, and he co-chairs the ACRL Distance Learning Section Awards Committee. In his spare, spare time he enjoys traveling, taste testing new restaurants, and parenting his two cat children.

More Plagiarism Workshops

PlagiarismpicDatesStudents plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library

Monday, September 28, 5:00 – 5:50 pm in Milne 104

 

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

 

GOLD: Becoming an Uber-Efficient Researcher

GOLD.UberResearcher.FlickrUserDan4thFind out how to use research management tools like Zotero to gather, organize and automatically create citations for research papers. In this workshop, you will learn about the options available and gain hands-on experience with one of these tools to capture, save and export citations into a word document in the citation style of your choice.
Instructor: Tracy Paradis – Reference & Instruction Librarian, Milne Library

Wednesday, September 30, 3:30 – 4:30 pm | Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Writing Learning Center available for drop-ins!

WritingLearningCenterWe’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Writing Learning Center so far this semester. Here is what we know right now:

As of Monday, September 21st at 7:00pm (today!), the Writing Learning Center will be open for drop-in hours. Tutors cannot be booked for appointments just yet, but we are expecting appointments to be back online starting as early as next week.

We’ll be updating the post as we get more information, so check back often.

Plagiarism Workshops

PlagiarismpicDatesStudents plagiarize for many reasons, including procrastination, panic, and lack of understanding about how to paraphrase, quote, and cite properly. In this workshop taught by librarians, students will discuss plagiarism scenarios, understand the importance of using original ideas and language, and learn how to incorporate paraphrases and quotes into their writing.
Instructor: Librarians Milne Library

Monday, September 21, 2:30 – 3:20 pm in Milne 104

OR

Wednesday, September 23, 7:00 – 7:50 pm in Milne 104

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

 

GOLD: Basic Database Searching

GOLD.BasicGreat leaders gather information and critically analyze the facts before making good decisions. Attendees at this workshop will discover helpful tips and strategies that are used in any kind of database to help improve their searches, save time and determine the best quality resources for their research.
Instructor: Dan Ross – Academic Excellence, Milne Library

Thursday, September 24, 2:30 – 3:00 pm | Milne 104

(Ruby) *Required Workshop

[Register for Ruby Certificate Credit]

Kanopy Streaming Video

KanopyHere’s a new resource to get excited about!

Milne library has recently acquired Kanopy; an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides access to more than 26,000 films. Over 80 subject areas range from Global Studies & Languages to the Arts, to Education (K-12); Technical Training to Career Development to LGBT.

Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more.

KanGuide

The site is pretty intuitive, but we’ve put together a guide that explains not only how to use the resource, but also how faculty might embed materials into myCourses for their classes, as well as pointing out features like transcripts and playlists.

Take it for a spin and let us know what your experience is. Is this something you’ll use? We want to know!