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Do More at D'Amour - Previous Workshops

Spring 2016

Thursday, March 10--Preventing Plagiarism

We all know not to plagiarize, but plagiarism can happen unintentionally. This workshop will focus on strategies for making your research reflect you and your intelligence, not someone else’s. Not only will applying these strategies make your work more ethical, you’ll also become a better writer and researcher in the process.

Thursday, March 3--Using Archives and Primary Sources in the Classroom

Use artifacts to strengthen your work! Tracey Kry, our archives librarian, will show you how to use primary sources like letters, photos, and music to take your research to the next level. You’ll get ideas for how to incorporate archival materials into your work and where you can go to find them.

Thursday, Feb. 25 --Research Crash Course

Does the phrase “Boolean operator” mean anything to you? Do you know where you can get pro/con arguments for the major issues of our times? Have you searched in a database since attending those library classes freshman year? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, you should attend our Research Crash Course session. In this low-key workshop we’ll go over the basics of using the library website for research and how to figure out if a source is right for you.

Wednesday, Feb 24, 4:30-5:30pm --Read & Write Gold

Learn about a premium text-to-speech software program that you can get for free from WNE! Tabitha Mancini, SDS assistant director, will demonstrate how Read & Write Gold can be a useful tool to help students study smarter.

Tuesday, Feb. 23--New York Times

**Note: this workshop will be geared toward faculty**

Learn about the many new resources that The New York Times is offering to educators! Taryll Connolly, a representative from The New York Times will be registering faculty for access to The New York Times in Education and demonstrating the enhanced content available through this platform.

Thursday, Feb. 18--Mendeley

Mendeley is a free reference manager which allows you to save your PDFs and resource citations in the cloud. The program gives you the ability to annotate PDFs, search through your article library, and instantly create citations in Word and LibreOffice, and you can synchronize your Mendeley account with all of your devices. In this session we’ll go through setting up Mendeley on your device and using it to gather, annotate, and search through articles. We recommend bringing a laptop, tablet, or phone to this session.

Thursday, Feb. 11--Productivity Apps

Make the most of this new semester by learning about some of the top productivity tools. We’ll introduce you to some of our favorite resources and talk about ways to use them effectively. After this session you’ll be ready to manage your time better, organize your short-term and long-term projects, and collaborate with group members like a pro!

Thursday, Feb. 4--Zotero

Make citing and organizing your research a breeze with Zotero, a free “personal research assistant” tool that manages citation information from research sources for you. No more misplaced, cumbersome, or disorganized citations! This workshop will focus on getting Zotero set up on your personal computer and using it to organize, utilize, and cite research. We recommend bringing a laptop to this session.

Fall 2015

Thursday, Nov. 19--Wordpress

Wordpress is a free website creator used by almost a quarter of the world’s top 10 million websites. Learn how to build a professional portfolio website through Wordpress to catalog and display your work, interests, and accomplishments.

Thursday, Nov. 12--Zotero

Make citing and organizing your research a breeze with Zotero, a free “personal research assistant” tool that manages citation information from research sources for you. No more misplaced, cumbersome, or disorganized citations! This workshop will focus on getting Zotero set up on your personal computer and using it to organize, utilize, and cite research. We recommend bringing a laptop to this session.

Techno-Smarts Series

The Techno-Smarts Series beagn during the Fall 2009 semester, and ran through the Spring 2012 semester. This series of workshops sought to explore new technologies and resources for the purpose of enhancing student learning and increasing technology awareness. The Techno-Smart Series was later revived as the Do More at D'Amour Series.

Spring 2012

  • Thursday, February 23 at 12:30 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at D'Amour Library, will offer a workshop on RefWorks, an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.

2011

  • Thursday, February 24 at 12:30 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at D'Amour Library, will offer a workshop on RefWorks, an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Tuesday, March 22 at 12:30 p.m., Tony Mutti, Director of Administrative Information Systems for the Office of Information Technology, will offer a program on Apple iPad technology. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, April 14 at 12:30 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at D'Amour Library, will offer a workshop titled "Can't Find It At Barnes & Noble? No Problem!" D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, August 31 at 12:30 p.m., Daryl Newhouse, training specialist from ProQuest, will provide a training update on ProQuest Government Information Services, the former LexisNexis Congressional database. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, September 7 at Noon., Vicky Ludwig and Kyle Hutchinson, D'Amour Library librarians, will offer a workshop on Twitter, a free social networking and micro-blogging service. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Tuesday, September 13 at 12:30 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at D'Amour Library, will offer a workshop on RefWorks, an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, October 19 at Noon., Vicky Ludwig and Kyle Hutchinson, D'Amour Library librarians, will offer a workshop on Twitter, a free social networking and micro-blogging service. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, November 10 at 12:30 p.m., Diane Abramson, Community Relations Manager at Barnes & Noble Holyoke, will offer a workshop on Barnes & Noble's NOOK e-reader.

2010

  • Tuesday, February 23 at 12:30 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at D'Amour Library, will offer a workshop titled "Public Somain Images: Yes You Can." D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, March 25 at 12:30 p.m., Lori Satter, a student at Simmons College's GSLIS West program at Mt. Holyoke College, will offer a workshop titled "Omeka: Taking the Work Out of Managing Your Digital Content." D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Tuesday, April 6 at 12:30 p.m., Jason Simon, a student at Simmons College's GSLIS West program at Mt. Holyoke College, will offer a workshop titled "Three HTML Skills That Everyone Needs to Know...Even If You Don't Know HTML." D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Tuesday, April 15 at 12:30 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at D'Amour Library, will offer a workshop titled "Can't Find It At Barnes & Noble? No Problem!" D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Tuesday, September 7 at 12:30 p.m., Patrick Beattie, the Northeast Region Sales Representative for Lexi-Comp, will offer a demonstration/overview of the Lexi-Comp ONLINE with AHRS database. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, September 16 at 12:30 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at D'Amour Library, will offfer a workshop on RefWorks,an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool.
  • Thursday, September 23 at 12:30 p.m., Molly Munkatchy, Associate Professor of Education at Western New England University, will offer an introduction to Inspiration software.
  • Thursday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m., Bonni Alpert, Assistant Dean for Student Disabilities Services, and Krysten Langone, Assistant Director of Student Disabilities Services, will offer an introduction to the multiple uses and benefits of Kurzweil software.
  • Tuesday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m., Steve Narmontas, Director of the Education Technology Center and Media Services, will offer a workshop on BBFlashBack Express.
  • Thursday, November 18 at 12:30 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at D'Amour Library, will offfer a workshop on RefWorks,an online research management, writing, and collaboration tool.

2009

  • Tuesday, September 22 at 12:30 p.m., Jim Walsh, a sales representative from NewBank, will offer a workshop on the Early American Imprints database. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center
  • Monday, October 5 at 2:00 p.m., Josh Becker, Information Literacy/Reference Librarian at Western New England University, will offer a workshop on the RefWorks database. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, October 15 at 12:30 p.m., Mary Trzasko, a representative from the U.S. Census, will offer a workshop titled "Census on the Net." D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Thursday, October 29 at 12:30 p.m., Patrick Hartsfield, a student at the Simmons College GSLIS West program at Mt. Holyoke College, will offer a workshop on screencasting. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.
  • Tuesday, November 3 at 12:30 p.m., Tony Mutti, Director of Administrative Information Systems at Western New England University, will offer a workshop on the Connect2U website. D'Amour Library, Digital Learning Center.