Workshops

Workshop: Tools for Preparing Your Dossier RESCHEDULED!

Due to the power outages, this workshop has been rescheduled. There is plenty of time to register!

Do you know the difference between an impact factor and an Eigenfactor? Do you know how to find out which journals are considered the most influential in your field ? Do you know how much impact your research is having? To find out, come to the “Tools for Preparing Your Dossier" workshop designed for faculty and graduate students who want to learn more about the research impact tools available to them. We'll cover Web of Science (including JCR), Publish or Perish, Google Scholar Citations, and WorldCat Identities. We’ll also demonstrate emerging alternatives to the traditional metrics tools such as ImpactStory and article level metrics.
The workshops are designed for all disciplines. The first workshop will cover science and social science disciplines. The second workshop will cover the humanities. Interdisciplinary researchers will benefit from either. Attend one or both!

Where: King 110
When: NEW DATE: April 2
Workshop One (Sciences/Social Sciences): 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Workshop Two (Humanities) 4:00pm – 5:00pm

For more information: http://libguides.lib.miamioh.edu/dossier
Register here: http://goo.gl/71KUMy

Writing Your Way Into Miami History Workshop

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As you may know, there's currently a writing contest going on here at Miami University.  It's called the Armstrong Student Center Great Seal Writing Contest.  The deadline is April 2nd.  Part of the essay requirement is to talk about the following ideas: "In your Miami experience, what wisdom have you gained from the University’s heritage that you would like to pass on? In other words, what values, beliefs, and experiences connect 'Old Miami' and 'New Miami'?" 

To help you think about how to answer these questions, the Howe Writing Center and the Miami University Libraries are sponsoring a "Writing Your Way Into Miami History Workshop".

 The workshop will be held in King Library 320 on the following dates and times:

Tues, March 19,  6-7 pm

Wed, March 27, 6-7 pm 

Please consider coming to one of these nights.  You can bring a draft of your essay, or just come to get ideas and tips for how to write it.  Some of the topics to be addressed during the workshop will be:

  • Knowing your audience for the contest
  • Glimpses of Miami history, “Old Miami, New Miami”
  • Idea generation for your contest entry
  • Draft feedback

We also have a guide to Miami History that you might find helpful.  Some of the links on this guide include the digital Miami Student, the Frank Snyder photo collection, and the Miami University Archives.

Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier - Workshop on 2/27

Do you know the difference between an impact factor and an Eigenfactor? Do you know how to find out which journals in your field are considered the most influential? If not, then you might want to come to an upcoming workshop called "Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier". This workshop is designed for faculty and graduate students who want to learn more about the citation tools available to help them. We'll cover the basics of Journal Citation Reports, discuss the useful tools in Web of Science, and realizing that not all journals are covered in JCR and WoS, we’ll also cover tools such as SciMago, Publish or Perish, Google Scholar, and WorldCat Identities. We will also explore new altmetric tools like ImpactStory and Mendeley.

By the end of the session we hope you’ll have gained:

• Awareness of the different tools available

• Understanding of the value of these different citation analysis tools

• Ability to select the best tool for any given task

• Understanding of vocabulary like impact factors

• Skills to gather citation information and include them in your promotion documents

This workshop is designed to be informative for all disciplines at Miami, including those in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Sciences.

Lunch will be provided!

Where: King 110

When: February 27th from noon-1:30pm

The agenda for this workshop is as follows. If you can only attend a certain portion of the workshop, that is fine, but please register!

12p-12:30p -- Journal Citation Reports, Eigenfactor, SciMago

12:30-12:35p -- Break/Practice

12:35-12:55p -- Google Scholar, Publish/Perish, WorldCat, Ulrich

12:55-1p -- Break

1p-1:20p -- Altmetrics overview, Altmetrics tools (ImpactStory, Mendeley)

1:20 + time for practice, consultation, questions

Register here: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/workshops/register/683

Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier - Workshop on 2/21

Do you know the difference between an impact factor and an Eigenfactor? Do you know how to find out which journals in your field are considered the most influential? If not, then you might want to come to an upcoming workshop called "Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier". This workshop is designed for faculty and graduate students who want to learn more about the citation tools available to help them. We'll cover the basics of Journal Citation Reports, discuss the useful tools in Web of Science, and realizing that not all journals are covered in JCR and WoS, we’ll also cover tools such as SciMago, Publish or Perish, Google Scholar, and WorldCat Identities.

By the end of the session we hope you’ll have gained:

• Awareness of the different tools available
• Understanding of the value of these different citation analysis tools
• Ability to select the best tool for any given task
• Understanding of vocabulary like impact factors
• Skills to gather citation information and include them in their promotion documents

This workshop is designed to be informative for all disciplines at Miami, and will be jointly led by a Humanities Librarian and a Social Science Librarian.

Lunch will be provided!

Where: King 110
When: February 21nd from noon-1:00pm

Register here: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/workshops/register/682

Take your presentations beyond PowerPoint!

Interested in learning about presentations methods other than Powerpoint? Then this workshop might be for you!

Taking Your Presentation beyond PowerPoint
Presentations are often a necessary part of schoolwork and academia, but many people struggle with how to create interesting presentations. We all know that visuals can help to effectively illustrate one’s arguments, but we’ve also all had the experience of sitting through a dull PowerPoint presentation. This workshop will help you learn to use visuals and multimedia to enhance your presentations. You’ll learn the basics of three helpful tools: Prezi (useful for creating presentations); PollEverywhere (helps you increase interactivity); and SlideShare (allows you to share your presentations with a larger audience). You’ll also learn some techniques for making your presentations more interesting and informative. Come test-drive new tools and exchange ideas and advice for creating more exciting presentations!

2011-10-20 - 12pm–1pm – 116 Laws (BEST Library) Register here: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/workshops/register/681

New Faculty Library Orientation

New faculty are invited to a Libraries' orientation session August 15 from 11:30 to 3:00 beginning in 320 King Library.
Join us for lunch, library tours, breakout sessions o technology, information literacy and e-journals and meet the librarian liaison to your academic department. Lunch will be provided.

Please register online: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/registration/faculty
or
RSVP to Emily Liechty (liechtep@muohio.edu)

Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier - Workshop on 2/22

Do you know the difference between an impact factor and an Eigenfactor? Do you know how to find out which journals in your field are considered the most influential? If not, then you might want to come to an upcoming workshop called "Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier". This workshop is designed for faculty and graduate students who want to learn more about the citation tools available to help them. We'll cover the basics of Journal Citation Reports, discuss the useful tools in Web of Science, and realizing that not all journals are covered in JCR and WoS, we’ll also cover tools such as SciMago, Publish or Perish, Google Scholar, and WorldCat Identities.

By the end of the session we hope you’ll have gained:

• Awareness of the different tools available
• Understanding of the value of these different citation analysis tools
• Ability to select the best tool for any given task
• Understanding of vocabulary like impact factors
• Skills to gather citation information and include them in their promotion documents

This workshop is designed to be informative for all disciplines at Miami, and will be jointly led by a Humanities Librarian and a Science Librarian!

Where: King 110
When: February 22nd from noon-1:00pm

Register here: http://www.lib.muohio.edu/workshops/register/666

Welcome Back, All!!

Welcome back everyone!! We hope you had a fantastic break and hope you have a great spring semester!! Why not enrich this semester with one of our great technology workshops? We're offering great workshops on the latest technologies: iMovie, Photoshop, Podcasting and more.
Take a look at our list of workshops this semester and register!

Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier - Workshop

Do you know the difference between an impact factor and an Eigenfactor? Do you know how to find out which journals in your field are considered the most influential? If not, then you might want to come to an upcoming workshop called "Journal Citation Reports and Other Tools for Preparing Your Dossier". This workshop is designed for faculty and graduate students who want to learn more about the citation tools available to help them. We'll cover the basics of Journal Citation Reports, discuss the useful tools in Web of Science, and realizing that not all journals are covered in JCR and WoS, we’ll also cover tools such as SciMago, Publish or Perish, Google Scholar, and WorldCat Identities.

By the end of the session we hope you’ll have gained:

• Awareness of the different tools available
• Understanding of the value of these different citation analysis tools
• Ability to select the best tool for any given task
• Understanding of vocabulary like impact factors
• Skills to gather citation information and include them in their promotion documents

This workshop is designed to be informative for all disciplines at Miami, and will be jointly led by a Humanities Librarian and a Science Librarian!

Where: King 110
When: November 16th from noon-1:00pm

Register here http://www.lib.muohio.edu/workshops/register/654.

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