11:12 AM, January 17, 2019

Auburn University Libraries will be offering two workshop series for students, faculty and staff during the spring semester of 2019.

In the Level Up: Improve Your Research Skills series, Auburn University Libraries’ faculty will lead workshops on citation management software, systematic reviews, data management, Google Scholar, and LaTeX.

New for spring 2019 is the Adobe Creative Cloud workshop series led by staff from the Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab. Auburn began offering the Adobe Creative Cloud free to all students at the beginning of fall semester 2018. Topics include Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud, Poster Design 101, Free Online Multimedia Creation Tools, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, and more.

Class size is limited. Register through the AU Libraries website at: https://aub.ie/libraryworkshops

 

 

Level Up: Improve Your Research Skills

 

EndNote

EndNote is an online tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references.

Learn five ways to add citations to EndNote: (1) manually; (2) directly from a database; (3) two-step import from a database; (4) using EndNote to search a library catalog; and (5) via PDFs. Additional aspects covered in the workshop include how to handle journal abbreviations, edit Output Styles, manage an EndNote Library, and use EndNote with Microsoft Word to create bibliographies.

Time: 90 minutes

Saturday, January 19, 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, February 13, 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 a.m.

Saturday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.

 

Introduction to Mendeley

Mendeley is a free online resource empowering researchers to organize their references and build their research network.

Learn how to add citations to Mendeley from your computer, a library database, and the web, as well as how to use the software to annotate citations and create bibliographies using the Microsoft Word plug-in.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, January 22, 2 p.m.

Friday, January 25, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, February 19, 2 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, March 19, 2 p.m.

Friday, March 22, 10 a.m.

 

Zotero 101

Zotero is a free easy-to-use, online tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Learn how to register for a Zotero account, import and organize citations, create a formatted bibliography, and use Zotero with the Microsoft Word plugin. Sharing citations through the Group Libraries feature will also be discussed.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, January 23, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, February 20, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 21, 4 p.m.

Thursday, April 4, 4 p.m.

 

Introduction to Data Management

Learn some best practices for organizing your data and files.  The workshop will explore basic issues in data management, including data organization and formatting. More specialized, subject-specific topics are addressed based on the participants' research areas.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, January 15, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, January 29, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, January 12, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26, 3 p.m.

 

Introduction to LaTeX

LaTeX is a document preparation system used for the production of scientific and technical publications.

Examples of the types of documents that you can create with LaTeX include articles, presentations, lab reports, and other homework assignments.

Learn some of the basic functions of LaTeX in order to create technical and scientific documents using mathematical expressions.  In this workshop, you will learn to set up a basic document in LaTeX and learn basic commands for equations and mathematical expressions.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, January 23, 3 p.m.

Thursday, February 14, 3 p.m.

Thursday, March 7, 10 a.m.

 

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

A systematic review is a formal research study that seeks to first identify, through a systematic and comprehensive search, all relevant literature answering a focused research question, then appraise the identified literature and finally analyze, synthesize, and present data from all studies included in the review.

This workshop examines the steps that scholars take to complete a systematic review. In addition, you’ll learn how systematic reviews differ from other types of reviews, and where to find additional resources and services to help with the systematic review process.

Time: 90 minutes

Friday, March 29, 3 p.m.

 

Google Scholar

Google Scholar has changed the research landscape, yet many students and faculty feel apprehensive and uncertain when using it. Learn about the advantages and limitations of using Google Scholar for scholarly research, and how it works in conjunction with library subscription databases.

Time: 60 minutes

Thursday, January 24, 3 p.m.

Friday, February 15, 12 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m.

 

 

 

 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Learn how to use the creative applications of the Adobe Creative Cloud offered to students free by the University. Led by staff from the Libraries’ Media and Digital  Resource Lab, topics include Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud, Poster Design 101, Free Online Multimedia Creation Tools, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, and more. Contact: Chelsy Hooper hooperc@auburn.edu

 

Digital Design for Faculty and Instructors: Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud

Learn about Adobe Spark, an app that allows you and your students to create beautiful web stories, slideshows, and video, as well as Adobe Premiere Rush, an app for simplified video creation. Explore Adobe’s free resources to incorporate more powerful apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. Investigate ways to integrate Adobe Creative Cloud apps in your courses to foster digital literacy skills.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, January 22, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, January 30, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27, 3 p.m.

 

Digital Design for Students: Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud

Sign up for your free Adobe online account. Learn about Adobe Spark, an app that allows you to create beautiful web stories, slideshows, and video, as well as Adobe Premiere Rush, an app for simplified video creation. Access Adobe’s free resources that will empower you to use more powerful apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. Participants may use instructional lab PC’s or can bring their own laptop; additional mobile device recommended.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, January 23, 9 a.m.

Monday, January 28, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, February 6, 2 p.m.

 

Free Online Multimedia Creation Tools

Learn about free online tools to create graphics, text, web pages, workflows, and video. Learn to use tools for desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, including Moqups, Piktochart, Adobe Spark, Adobe Capture, and more. Participants may use instructional lab PC’s or can bring their own laptop; additional mobile device recommended.

Time: 60 minutes

Tuesday, January 29, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, February 5, 2 p.m.

Monday, March 4, 2 p.m.

 

Features of Your MacBook for Students

Have a MacBook but want to learn more about its features? Bring your Mac laptop and learn about free software that comes installed on your Mac that you can use in your class assignments. Learn keyboard shortcuts and productivity tips to help you efficiently use your Mac.

Time: 60 minutes

Monday, January 28, 3 p.m.

Thursday, January 31, 2 p.m.

Friday, February 22, 9 a.m.

 

Poster Design 101

Need to design a poster for a class assignment or a conference presentation? Begin with the drag and drop features of PowerPoint to design and print a poster; basic design tips included. Explore ways to get started with more advanced poster design using Adobe InDesign.

Time: 60 minutes

Thursday, January 31, 9 a.m.

Monday, February 4, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5, 3 p.m.

 

Podcasting 101 in GarageBand

Bring your Mac laptop and learn the basics of GarageBand, a free software program on your Mac for recording and editing audio.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, February 6, 10 a.m.

Thursday, February 7, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 9 a.m.

 

Creating Graphics: Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Learn the basics of Photoshop and develop photo editing skills to enhance your class assignments such as combining graphics with layered text and images for collages, adjusting photo colors, and adding effects. Requires Adobe ID [adobe.auburn.edu] or bring your own device with Photoshop installed.

Time: 60 minutes

Wednesday, February 20, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, February 20, 3 p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 9 a.m.

 

Designing Documents: Adobe InDesign for Beginners

Learn the basics of InDesign, including how to create brochures, flyers, and custom documents and how to place images and add fonts. Requires Adobe ID [adobe.auburn.edu] or bring your own device with InDesign installed.

Time: 60 minutes

Monday, February 25, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26, 10 a.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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