Tag Archives: Workshops & Training

CTL Module: Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction

The Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invite faculty and graduate students to attend a module, consisting of two sequential workshops, Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction.

Instruction and Learning Librarian Sarah Lucchesi is delivering the module through the CTL’s University Teaching and Learning (UTL) Seminars program. In this module, using the framework of Michigan Tech information literacy rubric for undergraduate students (learning goal #6),  we will explore the library’s information resources, options for assistance with additional instruction, and assignment elements that allow students to practice each of the information literacy skills.

Faculty and graduate students are welcome to register only for this two-workshop series, or as a part of the complete UTL Course Design program.

The workshop sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, June 11th from 2-4pm and Thursday June 19th from 1-2pm, in Library 243. Please register by 5p.m., Tuesday June 10th. If you have any questions, please contact instrlib@mtu.edu


Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation Workshop

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering a workshop entitled, “Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation.” on Tuesday, May 20th at 2:00pm.

This workshop will examine the role U.S. Copyright law plays in the thesis or dissertation writing and publishing process.   The use of copyrighted material, publishing agreements and the role of the Digital Commons at Michigan Tech repository will be explored.

The workshop will be held in room 242 of the Van Pelt and Opie Library and is limited to 25 attendees.  Register at  Copyright by Friday, May 16th.  For questions, please contact Nora Allred, Scholarly Communications and Copyright Librarian at nsallred@mtu.edu.

Library Offering Patent and Trademark Searching Workshops in April

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering three patent and trademark searching workshops in April. Each will be offered twice; click the date and time or your preferred session to register. All workshops will take place in Library 242.

Basic Patent Searching
This workshop will cover basic patent searching in the USPTO website database using the recommended “Seven Step Strategy.” We will discuss why keyword searching of patents must be supplemented with a classification search, how to identify relevant patent classes and search within them and how to cross-reference related classes.
Tuesday, April 1, 12 to 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Advanced Patent Searching
This workshop will cover other database options aside from the USPTO website to search for patents, including patents issued in countries other than the US. We will explore Espacenet, PatentScope and Google Patents and discuss some advanced searching strategies.
Thursday, April 10, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 15, 12 to 1:30 p.m.

Trademark Searching
This workshop will cover the basics of trademarking a product or service, as well as searching both word and image trademarks to ensure your trademark is unique.
Tuesday, April 22, 12 to 1:30 p.m.


Van Pelt & Opie Library Offering Google Power Users Workshop

Google is a powerful search engine, but finding the most relevant information can be a challenge. Focusing on Google, Google Scholar, and Google Books, this librarian-led workshop will explore more complex searching techniques and special features to turn you into a Google Power User!

Date: Thursday, March 20th
Time: 1pm-2pm
Location: Library 243 – Experimental Education Environment (E3)

Pre-registration is required; please click here to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lucchesi at slucches@mtu.edu or 487-3379.


CTL Module: Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction

The Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invite faculty and graduate students to attend a module, consisting of three one-hour sequential workshops, Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction.

Instruction and Learning Librarian, Sarah Lucchesi, is delivering the module through the CTL’s University Teaching and Learning (UTL) Seminars program. In this module, using the framework of Michigan Tech information literacy rubric for undergraduate students (learning goal #6),  we will explore the library’s information resources, options for assistance with additional instruction, and assignment elements that allow students to practice each of the information literacy skills.

Faculty and graduate students are welcome to register only for this three-workshop series, or as a part of the complete UTL Course Design program.

The workshop sessions are scheduled for Monday March 4, 18, and 25 from 11 a.m., to 12 p.m., in Library 244. Please register by 12 p.m., Friday March 1. If you have any questions, please contact instrlib@mtu.edu


November patent and citation workshops

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering three workshops in November.

Basic Patent Searching 
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
This workshop will cover basic patent searching in the USPTO website database using the recommended “Seven Step Strategy.” We will discuss why keyword searching of patents must be supplemented with a classification search; how to identify relevant patent classes and search within them; and how to cross-reference related classes.
Click here to register.

Advanced Patent Searching 
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5:30-7 p.m.
This workshop will cover other database options aside from the USPTO website to search for patents, including patents issued in countries other than the US. We will explore Espacenet, PatentScope and Google Patents; and discuss some advanced searching strategies.
Click here to register.

Citation Searching for Faculty and Graduate Students 
Thursday, Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m.
This workshop will demonstrate finding articles that cite your articles in a variety of databases that the library offers. We will also discuss methods of estimating impact factor.
Click here to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Lucchesi at slucches@mtu.edu or 7-3379.


New Module: Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction

The Van Pelt and Opie Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) invite faculty and graduate students to attend a module, consisting of three one-hour sequential workshops, Incorporating Information Literacy into Instruction.

Instruction & Learning Librarian Sarah Lucchesi is delivering the module through the CTL’s University Teaching and Learning (UTL) Seminars program.  In this module, using the framework of Michigan Tech’s information literacy rubric for undergraduate students (learning goal #6), we will explore the library’s information resources, digital tools for keeping current in a field of study, and assignment elements that allow students to practice information literacy skills.

Faculty and graduate students are welcome to register only for this three workshop series, or as a part of the complete UTL Course Design program.

The workshop sessions are scheduled for Monday November 4th, 11th, and 18th from 11:00am-12:00pm in Library 242.  Please register by 12:00pm Friday November 1st.  If you have any questions, please contact instrlib@mtu.edu.


EndNote Workshops

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering EndNote workshops on September 26 and October 3.

EndNote is a citation management software that helps you to easily create and manage bibliographic information and incorporate references into your writing. In other words, EndNote streamlines the research and reporting process.

Seating for these workshops is limited, and registration is required. To register please visit:  EndNote LibGuide.

EndNote Basic I – Thursday, September 26, from 5-6pm

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering a one hour introductory workshop on creating and managing references using the citation software, EndNote.  EndNote allows you to easily collect, organize and use your research references.  No prior knowledge of EndNote is necessary.

In this workshop participants will learn how to:
• Construct an EndNote Library in order to effectively organize references
• Create custom and smart groups to efficiently manage references

Note:  Our sessions use EndNote X7 on PCs.  Laptop users are encouraged to update their versions of EndNote prior to the session.  See the Library’s EndNote Download page.

EndNote Basic II – Thursday, September 26, from 6:15-7:15pm

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is offering a one hour EndNote Workshop on how to incorporate your EndNote Library citations into a written document (MS Word).  Attendance of the EndNote Basic I workshop, or prior knowledge of building and managing an EndNote library, is recommended.

In this workshop participants will learn how to:
• Successfully incorporate EndNote Library references into their writing process (MS Word)
• Locate, identify and import specialized output styles

Note:  Our sessions use EndNote X7 on PCs.  Laptop users are encouraged to update their versions of EndNote prior to the session.  See the Library’s EndNote Download page.

Using EndNote – Advanced Topics – Thursday, October 3, from 5-6pm

The Van Pelt and Opie Library is hosting Kristen Faeth, Customer Education Product Training Specialist at Thomson Reuters, to conduct this advanced EndNote workshop. Light food and beverages will be provided. 

This workshop will cover the new features in EndNote X7 as well as ways to use your synced EndNote Basic library online. EndNote X7 allows you to easily search hundreds of online resources to collect references and PDFs or automatically import PDFs from your computer.

In this workshop participants will learn how to:
• Create bibliographies with subheadings and utilize new output styles.
• Attach charts, tables and equations as figures to be cited in your work.
• Sync your EndNote library with your online library to share groups of references with other EndNote users and access file attachments from anywhere.
• Easily cite references in your own work using the Cite-While-You-Write plug-in for Microsoft Word. 

Prior knowledge of, or attendance of, the EndNote Basic I & II workshops is recommended.

Seating for these workshops is limited, and registration is required. To register please visit:  EndNote LibGuide.