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Presentations: Current Schedule

Information about library training sessions.


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Presentations by Faculty & Staff

Programs will be presented in 408 Gumberg Library unless otherwise noted.

Please confirm your attendance at events by registering in advance.

Documenting the Impact of Your Scholarship

The workshop's goal is to help faculty members applying for promotion and tenure to make the case for excellence in scholarship by using tools such as citation analysis, journal metrics, and other methods. Newer faculty who are just starting to publish can also benefit by using these tools to develop effective publishing strategies. Following the presentation, participants will have hands-on opportunities to use the tools and begin documenting the impact of their own scholarship. The workshop will conclude with a faculty-led discussion about using scholarship data in the promotion and tenure process. Co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence


  • David Nolfi, MLS, AHIP, Head, Research Engagement & Health Sciences/STEM Initiatives
  • Rebekah Miller, MLIS, STEM Librarian

Faculty Discussion Leaders:

  • Dr. Carl Anderson, Mylan School of Pharmacy, University Promotion & Tenure Committee
  • Dr. Gretchen Generett, School of Education, University Promotion & Tenure Committee


Register for 5/10 Here

Finding Funding Using SPIN [webinar]

SPIN enables you to find information about grants from federal, non-profit, and corporate sources. This webinar will help you get started using SPIN including creating an account, searching, filtering, and creating alerts for new funding opportunities.

Special Instruction: If you have not already done so, we recommend you set up a SPIN account before the webinar.

Monday, May 14, 2018

2-2:30 pm

Dr. Marcia Rapchak

David Nolfi, MLS, AHIP

Register for 5/14 Here

Research Data Management Essentials [webinar]

Do you create data in the course of your research? Do you share data, or use others’ data? This synchronous webinar for faculty and grad students focuses on best practices for managing research data, from workflows and file naming to storage and preservation. We’ll also discuss data management plans and funder requirements for data sharing.

The webinar registration link will be sent via email before the event.


Monday, May 21, 2018

2-3 pm


Cathryn Miller

Gesina Phillips

Rebekah Miller

Register for 5/21 Here


Choosing Wisely: Deciding Where (and Where Not) to Publish 

Choosing where to publish is critical because it can have a profound effect on the impact of your research. Choosing wisely will help you to reach your intended audience, get citations, and enhance your scholarly reputation. This hands-on workshop will focus on ways that to identify potential journals for publication and choose journals that align with your goals as a scholar. The presenters will discuss methods to evaluate the reach and reputation of journals using resources available through Gumberg Library. Using these approaches will also help you to recognize predatory practices and avoid them. Come prepared with a topic for a potential paper and with a laptop or other device that enables you to work through the resources presented. 

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence


David Nolfi, MLS, AHIP, Head, Research Engagement & Health Sciences/STEM Initiatives

Gesina Phillips, MA, MLIS, Digital Scholarship Librarian

Joan Such Lockhart, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN, Clinical Professor, School of Nursing


If you were not able to attend the workshop but would like to request access to the video recording and slides, please complete the

Video Request Form


Exploring EndNote Webinar

Come explore EndNote x8, a citation management tool available for free here at Duquesne. In this webinar, we'll take a tour of EndNote, learn how to download citations from major databases, take a look at the Microsoft Word plug-in, and introduce you to the EndNote resources we have at Gumberg Library!

Date: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Time: 4:30-5:00pm

Format: Online Webinar


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