General Workshop Series

Reach for Excellence

Research is a form of inquiry – you have a question and investigate the answer. Attend the University Libraries’ workshop series and gain skills to become a better and more confident researcher.  

Bring a “brown bag” dinner and your inquisitive nature! 

Fall  2021 Workshop Series

The research rabbit hole: Making the most of your searches

Tues, Sept. 21 at 5pm via Zoom

Are you unsure where to start your research? Do you find yourself doing lots of unproductive searches that don’t find the sources you need? In this workshop we will talk about how to make the most of your library research. We’ll look at how to most effectively search Google Scholar and use the library databases.

Click here to add to your Google calendar. 

The art of persuasion: Make your sources work for you

Tues, Oct. 19 at 5pm via Zoom

Are you unsure what your professors mean by “synthesizing” your sources? Do you struggle to integrate your sources into your paper? Do you feel like your paper reads awkwardly and unnaturally? In this workshop we’ll talk about ways to successfully integrate your sources into your paper in a natural, conversational way. We’ll also briefly discuss how to get citation assistance and where to get Zotero Citation Manager and Zotero help.

Click here to add to your Google calendar

Who wrote that? Being wary on the web

Tues, Nov. 2 at 5pm via Zoom

Historically only the wealthy had the ability to create and disseminate information, but in today’s more participatory culture we can all contribute to the creation and spread of information. Citizen journalism, citizen science, and the rise of blogging and other less centralized and controlled sources of information have created a whole new landscape of resources. But how do we know which resources we can rely on? This workshop will look at how to evaluate sources we find on the web to be a skeptical – and wise – consumer of information.

Click here to add to your Google calendar

Is it shareworthy? Becoming a more sophisticated social media user

Tues, Nov. 16 at 5pm via Zoom

Today almost everyone uses – and shares – on social media. But how do we determine what to share? And what to trust when our friends share? This workshop will look at some of the challenges posed by social media for information and news today. We’ll consider what goes on behind the scenes on social media and how to better make social media work effectively for us.

Click here to add to your Google calendar 

Miss a Workshop? 

Check for a recording here.



Offering Extra Credit

Would you like to offer your students extra credit for attending one or more of these library workshops? 

Contact Lisa Hoover at or x3760 and we would be happy to take attendance for you. 

Custom Sessions

Would you like a librarian to create a custom workshop for your class? A librarian can visit your class for a custom lecture or workshop tailored to your class assignment(s). Fill out a request or email us at 

Unable to Make it?

Do you need help, but are unable to make it to one of workshops? Make an appointment to meet with a librarian one-on-one via Zoom for help with your research project, or email us at