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Workshops

Scholars Commons is pleased to host workshops on a wide variety of topics of interest to graduate students and faculty.  Listed here are those workshops presented by University Libraries.  The Graduate School also presents  several workshops in the Scholars Commons.  For information about workshops offered by the Graduate School please visit their website: http://www.gradschool.fsu.edu/.

All workshops listed here take place in the Scholars Commons Instruction Room (005A) unless otherwise noted.

Fall 2014

Graduate Research 101

September 2 - 10:00 am (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Marcia Gorin

Optimize your work as a graduate student and save time by using the resources available through University Libraries.  Learn how to access information resources, use a citation management system to create bibliographies, request a research consultation, and other library services and resources.

Graduate Research 101

September 3 - 1:00 pm (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Gloria Colvin

Optimize your work as a graduate student and save time by using the resources available through University Libraries.  Learn how to access information resources, use a citation management system to create bibliographies, request a research consultation, and other library services and resources.

Graduate Research 101

September 4 - 4:00 pm  (Dirac 208)

Contact:  Gloria Colvin

Optimize your work as a graduate student and save time by using the resources available through University Libraries.  Learn how to access information resources, use a citation management system to create bibliographies, request a research consultation, and other library services and resources.

Citation Management Programs Overview

September 10 - 3:00 pm  (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Jessica Evans Brady

Learn about three popular citation management tools that you can use to store and organize your references and to format citations and bibliographies. We will demonstrate RefWorks, EndNote Basic, and Zotero and discuss the different features of each.

RefWorks

September 15 - 1:00 pm (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Jessica Evans Brady

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager provided by Florida State University Libraries for all FSU faculty, students, and staff that allows you to export references directly from online databases; store and organize references; create formatted bibliographies in all major styles; cite references inside Word documents as you write. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

EndNote Basic

September 25 - 11:00 am  (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Gloria Colvin

EndNote is a citation management system that allows you to export references from online databases or Google Scholar; store and organize references and attached files; cite references in Word documents and create formatted bibliographies in all major styles.  EndNote Basic is a free, web-based version with more limited storage capacity and fewer citation styles than the full version.  This hands-on workshop will lead participants through the functions of this program.

Best Practices in Data Management

September 30 - 2:00 pm  (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Renaine Julian

Managing research data is a vital part of the research process. Data management is the process of controlling the information (data) that is generated during any research project. This workshop explores best practices in data management and how the proper handling of research data facilitates the research data lifecycle. Topics covered: research data lifecycle, file formats, storage and backup, archiving and reuse.

RefWorks

October 1 - 11:00 am (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Grace Kaletski

RefWorks is a web-based citation manager provided by Florida State University Libraries for all FSU faculty, students, and staff that allows you to export references directly from online databases; store and organize references; create formatted bibliographies in all major styles; cite references inside Word documents as you write. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions.

Zotero

October 2 - 1:00 pm (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Grace Kaletski

Zotero is a free, open source citation manager that can: automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogs, databases and more; save PDFs, images, screenshots and notes along with the citation records; format citations and bibliographies; sync your library across multiple devices. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions. 

EndNote Basic

October 7 - 1:00 pm  (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Gloria Colvin

EndNote is a citation management system that allows you to export references from online databases or Google Scholar; store and organize references and attached files; cite references in Word documents and create formatted bibliographies in all major styles.  EndNote Basic is a free, web-based version with more limited storage capacity and fewer citation styles than the full version.  This hands-on workshop will lead participants through the functions of this program.

Zotero

October 14 - 11:00 Zotero  (Dirac 208)

Jessica Evans Brady

Zotero is a free, open source citation manager that can: automatically extract citation information from websites, library catalogs, databases and more; save PDFs, images, screenshots and notes along with the citation records; format citations and bibliographies; sync your library across multiple devices. This hands-on workshop will lead participants through all of these functions and answer questions. 

Mendeley

October 15 - 4:00 pm (Dirac 208)

Contact:  Nancy Kellett

Mendeley is a free reference manager for organizing your research. It allows you find articles, read and annotate PDFs,  share PDFs (plus notes and annotations) with colleagues, create formatted citations, and connect with others in your field.

Introduction to Open Access

October 21 - 11:00 am  (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Josh Bolick

Scholarly publishing is growing and evolving in many ways. The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of the principle of Open Access, that publicly funded scholarly works should be accessible to the public. The session will offer some basic ideas on open access, how it plays out on a university campus and how it fits with peer-review, tenure and promotion and prestige in publishing. 

Introduction to Open Access

10/22 - 3:00 pm (Dirac 208)

Contact:  Josh Bolick

Scholarly publishing is growing and evolving in many ways. The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of the principle of Open Access, that publicly funded scholarly works should be accessible to the public. The session will offer some basic ideas on open access, how it plays out on a university campus and how it fits with peer-review, tenure and promotion and prestige in publishing. 

Creating Engaging Poster Presentations

October 29 - 1:00 pm (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Bridgett Birmingham

Poster presentations provide opportunities to share information about your research with a wider audience.  This workshop will cover tips and techniques for displaying information in an inviting and engaging way.

Copyright and Your Dissertation

November 5 - 11:00 am (Strozier 005A)

Contact:  Josh Bolick

This workshop will cover the most basic details about copyright related to the production of graduate research and will provide resources to answer questions like: Can my dissertation include journal articles I've written? Should I register copyright with the Library of Congress? Where does Fair Use apply?

Copyright and Your Dissertation

November 6 - 2:00 pm (Dirac 208)

Contact:  Josh Bolick

This workshop will cover the most basic details about copyright related to the production of graduate research and will provide resources to answer questions like: Can my dissertation include journal articles I've written? Should I register copyright with the Library of Congress? Where does Fair Use apply?

Best Practices in Data Management

November 13 - 7:00 pm (Dirac 208)

Contact:  Renaine Julian

Managing research data is a vital part of the research process. Data management is the process of controlling the information (data) that is generated during any research project. This workshop explores best practices in data management and how the proper handling of research data facilitates the research data lifecycle. Topics covered: research data lifecycle, file formats, storage and backup, archiving and reuse.

Academic Social Networks

November 19 - 11:00 am (Dirac 208)

Contact:  Josh Bolick

Looking to develop a "scholarly" digital profile? Confused about all the options out there, and best ways to utilize them?  This workshop will cover basic digital profile recommendations to increase your visibility as a "digital" scholar and how academic social networks can be an effective career strategy.

Academic Social Networks

November 20 - 3:00 Academic Social Networks (Strozier –005A)

Contact:  Josh Bolick

Looking to develop a "scholarly" digital profile? Confused about all the options out there, and best ways to utilize them?  This workshop will cover basic digital profile recommendations to increase your visibility as a "digital" scholar and how academic social networks can be an effective career strategy.

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