1:48 PM, January 13, 2020

Auburn University Libraries will be offering research and creative workshops led by Research and Instruction librarians and the staff of the Media and Digital Resource Lab in spring semester 2020. Workshops include citation management software, systematic reviews, data management, LaTeX, the use of the creative applications of the Adobe Creative Cloud, and more.

Workshops are open to faculty, staff, and students. Class size is limited. Please register early through the AU Libraries website at: https://aub.ie/libraryworkshops.

 

 

Citation Management

 

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.

Jan. 22: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Feb. 28: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Mar. 18: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 2: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Apr. 15 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

May 13: 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.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.

Jan. 22: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Feb. 27: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mar. 18: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Apr. 23: 4 p.m. - 5 p.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.

Jan. 23: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Feb. 5: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Feb.: 25: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Mar. 16: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Mar. 31: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

 

Productivity Software

 

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.

Jan. 23: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Feb. 19: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Mar. 25: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Apr. 16: 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

 

 

Research Skills and Strategies

 

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.

Jan. 17: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Mar. 26: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

May 13: 1 p.m. - 3 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.

Jan. 15: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 22: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Jan. 28: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Feb. 4: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Adobe Creative Cloud Workshops by AU Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab

To help users learn how to use the creative applications of the Adobe Creative Cloud currently offered to students for free by the University, the Auburn University Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab (MDRL) is offering instructional workshops open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff. Topics include Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark, Screen Design: Adobe XD for Beginners, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners, Digital Video: Adobe Premiere Rush and more. Learn to use creative apps to enhance classroom assignments, present research, and design and publish both print and online content.

Workshops will take place in the RBD Library, 3rd floor lab. View MDRL Workshop information at https://www.lib.auburn.edu/mdrl/files/MDRL-Workshops-Spring-20201.pdf

Register at http://aub.ie/libraryworkshops.

 

Auburn University Libraries’ Media and Digital Resource Lab (MDRL) Workshops

Instructional workshops in multimedia creation open to all Auburn students, faculty, and staff. Registration required. Participants may bring their own device or lab PC’s will be available.

MDRL Workshops also available via Zoom: http://auburn.zoom.us/my/hooperc

MDRL Workshop Contact: Chelsy Hooper hooperc@auburn.edu

Register: http://aub.ie/libraryworkshops

 

Getting Started with Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Spark

Workshop highlights: Learn about Adobe Creative Cloud and begin creating in Adobe Spark.
Full description: Students, sign up for your free Adobe ID http://adobe.auburn.edu. Faculty and staff, learn to leverage Adobe Creative Cloud in your courses and work. Explore Adobe Spark, an app that allows everyone to create beautiful web stories, slideshows, and video. Access Adobe’s free resources that will empower you to use more powerful apps such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro. Bring your own laptop or use our lab PC’s; additional mobile device recommended.

Jan. 22: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Feb. 4: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

 

Creating Graphics: Adobe Photoshop for Beginners

Workshop highlights: Learn the basics of Photoshop.
Full description: Learn the basics of Photoshop and develop photo editing skills to enhance your class assignments and projects, including combining graphics with layered text and images for collages, adjusting photo colors, and adding effects. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with Photoshop installed or use our Shared Lab licensed computers.

Jan. 27: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Mar. 23: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

 

Digital Video: Adobe Premiere Rush

Workshop highlights: Create and edit video.
Full description: Need a quick way to create slick video, on the fly? Explore Adobe Premiere Rush for video creation and editing. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with Rush installed or use our Shared Lab licensed lab computers. Additional mobile device recommended. Discover Adobe’s free resources that will empower you to use more powerful video apps such as Premiere Pro.

Jan. 28: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Mar. 3: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

 

Poster Design

Workshop highlights: Learn the basics of poster design.
Full description: Need to design a poster for a class assignment, research presentation, 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 and interactive apps.

Jan. 23: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Apr. 1: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

 

Designing Documents: Adobe InDesign for Beginners

Workshop highlights: Learn the basics of InDesign.
Full description: Learn the basics of InDesign, including how to create brochures, flyers, and custom documents and how to place images and add text. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with InDesign installed or use our Shared Lab licensed lab computers.

Jan. 28: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.
Mar. 25: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

 

Digital Drawing: Adobe Illustrator for Beginners

Workshop highlights: Learn the basics of Illustrator.
Full description: Learn the basics of Illustrator and develop digital drawing skills to enhance your class assignments and projects, including layering shapes, drawing lines, using color effectively, and creating vector images. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with Illustrator installed or use our Shared Lab licensed computers.
Feb. 5: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Mar. 26: 10 a.m.- 11 a.m.

 

NEW FOR SPRING 2020

 

Designing for Screens: Adobe XD for Beginners

Workshop highlights: Learn the basics of Adobe XD.
Full description: Learn the basics of Adobe XD and design a presentation, a prototype or mockup, or an application for touch screens such as smartphones and tablets; no coding required. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with XD installed or use our Shared Lab licensed computers. Additional mobile device recommended.

Feb. 18: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Mar. 30: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

 

Creating Graphics 2: Intermediate Photoshop

Workshop highlights: Learn additional features of Photoshop.
Full description: Designed as a follow-up session to Photoshop for Beginners, this workshop helps you take the basics of Photoshop and develop additional photo editing skills to enhance your class assignments and projects, including working with layers, the selection tool, and incorporating effects. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with Photoshop installed or use our Shared Lab licensed computers.

Feb. 6: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Mar. 4: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

 

Designing Documents 2: Intermediate InDesign

Workshop highlights: Learn additional features of InDesign.
Full description: As a follow-up session to InDesign for Beginners, this workshop helps you take the basics of InDesign and develop additional publication layout skills including working with layers and custom documents. Adobe ID preferred http://adobe.auburn.edu. Bring your own laptop with InDesign installed or use our Shared Lab licensed lab computers.

Mar. 2: 2 p.m.- 3 p.m.

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