Programs will be presented in 408 Gumberg Library unless otherwise noted.
10 -- Gumberg for Graduate Students, 5-6 p.m.
17 -- Discover Literati: A New Tool for Teaching, 4-5 p.m.
23 -- RefWorks for APA Citation Style, 4-5 p.m.
24 -- RefWorks for MLA Citation Style, 4-5 p.m.
26 -- SciFinder Chemistry Database Training, 1-2:30 p.m. 401 Rangos
8 -- Creating Effective Research Assignments, 1:45-3 p.m.
29 -- Assessing Information Literacy at the Program Level, 1:45-3 p.m. 108 Canevin Hall
30 -- Haunted Duquesne, 8-9:30 p.m. Silverman Center, 1st floor Gumberg
12 -- Citation Management Software Sampler, 1-2:30 p.m. 202 Gumberg
15 -- Copyright Essentials at Duquesne, 1-2 p.m. 408 Gumberg
Assessing Information Literacy at the Program Level CTE
Presenters: Dr. Danielle St. Hilaire, English Department; Dr. Lori Koelsch, Psychology Department; Dr. Becky Morrow, Biology Department; Maureen Diana Sasso, Gumberg Library; David Nolfi, Gumberg Library
Sponsored by: Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee, Information Literacy Steering Committee, and the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE)
Information literacy is the set of abilities required to recognize when information is needed and then locate, evaluate, and effectively use the needed information. Although this concept might seem universal, teaching and assessing information literacy at the program level takes on many different forms in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. The presenters will describe their work to document and assess undergraduate information literacy learning in the English, Psychology, and Biology programs. Each of these disciplines presents unique challenges in regard to incorporating information literacy into coursework as well as what information literacy means on a program level and how students apply it with the context of their majors. A panel discussion will follow the presentations.
Citation Management Software Sampler
Presenters: Leslie Lewis, Emily Cantin, and Maureen Diana Sasso (Gumberg Library)
Citation management software can save you time, help you keep your research organized, and sometimes even help you connect with others who have similar research interests. There are many citation managers available, either free or for a fee, each with its own strengths. This presentation will demonstrate four of the most widely used citation managers and help you decide which would best meet your needs. This is not a hands-on training session, but will review the basic features of RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero, and EasyBib and the audience for each.
Copyright Essentials @ Duquesne
Presenters: John Euliano, Shawn Klocek (Gumberg Library) and Susan Wadsworth-Booth (Director, Duquesne University Press)
A fundamental understanding of copyright is essential for both teaching and research. This 60-minute presentation will introduce Duquesne’s copyright policy and fair use guidelines. The presentation will also provide practical tips for posting course reserves material and for obtaining and using material in teaching and scholarship, including an overview of the recent Georgia State e-reserves case.
Creating Effective Research Assignments CTE
Facilitators: Marcia Rapchak (Gumberg Library) and Danielle St. Hilaire (English)
Do you ask your students to use secondary research in their assignments, or are you interested in learning more about creating research assignments? This workshop will show what obstacles students experience in researching and how faculty can help students overcome those difficulties. We will focus on both assignment design and instruction that can create better results in the research assignments your students produce.
Discover Literati: A New Tool for Teaching
Presenter: Emily Cantin (Gumberg Library)
Uncover the secrets of Literati and unlock its potential for your students! This introductory session is tailored for those who teach, tutor or remain insatiably curious. Literati by CREDO presents as a modern and credible alternative to Wikipedia. Supported by excellent reference content, e-books, and topic pages, Literati is a great tool for any user and can be especially helpful for those students studying topics in English or Literature.
Gumberg for Graduate Students
Presenter: Allison Brungard (Gumberg Library)
Graduate students are invited to learn about services and resources Gumberg Llibrary has to offer in this informal session. Join us for pizza and friendly conversation.
Presenter: Thomas White, University Archivist (Gumberg Library)
Ghost stories and legends of the university and surrounding neighborhoods will not only be told, but discussed for their deeper historical, cultural and sociological meanings.
RefWorks for APA Style
Want to know more about using APA Citation Style in RefWorks? Attend this RefWorks session designed specifically for researchers who use APA Style. We will briefly review RefWorks basics (how to create an account as well as how to create and import references), then demonstrate some advanced features. You will learn how to format a bibliography from within RefWorks, and how to customize your account using APA Style.
RefWorks for MLA Style
Want to know more about using MLA Citation Style in RefWorks? Attend this RefWorks session designed specifically for researchers who use MLA Style. We will briefly review RefWorks basics (how to create an account as well as how to create and import references), then demonstrate some advanced features. You will learn how to format a bibliography from within RefWorks, and how to customize your account using MLA Style.
SciFinder Chemistry Database Training
Presenters: Allison Brungard (Gumberg Library) & Peter Blasi (Chemical Abstracts Services)
SciFinder enables you to identify the latest, most relevant chemical research. More than 33 million chemical substances may be searched by chemical name, chemical structure, CAS Registry Numbers, and formula. SciFinder Mobile allows researchers to use smartphones to access CAS databases. SciFinder Mobile is not restricted by IP address and there are no special apps to download. You will learn about these features and more.
Register for a CTE Presentation
Call 412-396-5177, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a workshop.