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Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Improve your research skills, review your search strategies, and get up to date on new developments in database searching.

Ideal for graduate or upper level undergraduate students working on term papers or theses.

*Grad Students Please Note: in-depth research skills workshops for GPS credit will be offered in the Winter term*

 

Date: Friday, September 26, 2014
Time: 2:10pm - 3:00pm

Location: Gerstein Instruction Lab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Improve your research skills, review your search strategies, and get up to date on new developments in database searching.

Ideal for graduate or upper level undergraduate students working on term papers or theses.

*Grad Students Please Note: in-depth research skills workshops for GPS credit will be offered in the Winter term*

 

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Time: 4:10pm - 5:30pm


Do you find writing stressful? Do you find it difficult to know where to start a writing assignment? Do you get stuck writing your introduction? Do you often ‘binge’ write assignments at the last minute? If this describes your writing, this workshop can help. 

Understanding writing as a process not only reduces the stress associated with writing, but also provides the opportunity to produce a better final assignment. Through group discussion and hands-on activities, you will learn some of the principles of effective writing, how to break down writing into manageable tasks, and will leave with a plan to tackle writing assignments. 

You are encouraged to bring a copy of a class assignment sheet to the workshop, so that you can leave will leave with a plan to tackle a specific writing assignment.


 Location: Robarts Library - 4th Floor Reference Room 4022, 130 St. George St. (Enter through the double doors to the Reference office)

Organizer: Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre 


Register through the Academic Success Centre: http://www.studentlife.utoronto.ca/st/eventschedule.aspx?event_id=3381

Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Date:  Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2014

 

Format:    Day 1: Sept. 30, 12:10-1:00 - in-person class

                              Location: Robarts Library, e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions.

                   Day 2-9: Twitter exercises done on your own schedule, approx. 10 minutes/day

                   Day 10: Oct. 9, 12:10-1:00 - live chat on Twitter

Description: Twitter has increasingly become a tool for scholarly conversation. It’s used for sharing and discussing research at all stages of the process (even peer review via Tweet!), for current awareness, for networking, for conference participation, and even as a part of teaching. Learn about Twitter and its uses in higher education together with a community of learners, through hands-on practice, class discussion via Twitter, and guided engagement with the public scholarly conversation on Twitter.

 By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Be able to navigate the technical aspects of Twitter

  • Understand the breadth of platforms, applications, and devices that can be used with Twitter

  • Communicate succinctly, framing a point using only 140 characters

  • Understand what it means to be a part of a scholarly conversation in public

  • Begin building a Twitter network of scholars, and gain followers of your own

  • Reflect on your own use of Twitter going forward

Note: This course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program (students must participate in all 10 days for GPS credit).

Workshop facilitators: Eveline Houtman is a librarian at Robarts Library and a PhD candidate at OISE. She has published on social media in higher education. Jacqueline Whyte Appleby is a librarian at Scholars Portal, based at the University of Toronto. She most recently taught Social Media for Conference Networking to graduate students in the Faculty of Information.

Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm

Location: Alice Moulton Room, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 2nd Floor.

Instructor: Tracy Zahradnik, Faculty Liaison & Instruction Librarian, Engineering & Computer Science Library.

Do you have some work that you are ready to share with the world? Have you tried to submit it to your favourite journal only to have it rejected? Or are you so afraid of rejection you haven’t even sent it yet? If so, then this workshop is for you! Find out some great tips on how to get your article passed over the threshold and published!

This workshop is aimed at graduate students, post docs and early year faculty members although everyone is welcome to attend!