Fall 2009 Workshops

Fall 2009 LITE Workshops@Addlestone Flyer

Top Web Apps to Help
with College Life!

Not a Techie? Don’t Worry!
Our Classes are for Everyone.

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Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 2PM
Welcome Week Event: Top Web Apps to Help with College Life
Addlestone Library Room 120
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Join us to learn the best Web apps to help you get your work done and get it looking good.  Each semester, the Library offers workshops on information resources to the campus.  The theme this semester is “Back to School: Top Web Apps to Help you with College Life.”  During Welcome Week we’ll give an overview of the Fall 09 sessions.

The first 20 students who register for the Welcome Week Informational Session get a FREE Flash Drive!

Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 6PM
Keeping in Touch with Family and Friends
Addlestone Library Room 122
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Keep in touch with friends and family while you’re away and let them know what’s going on in your life. Learn how technology can help you find an easy way to stay connected.  Set up a blog, or use 12 seconds to share what you’re doing with short videos.  Brightkite geographic social networking lets you see where your friends are and what they’re up to.  SKYPE lets you call friends on the Internet, and even video chat.  Digsby integrates all your accounts (AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Facebook, MySpace, Gmail, Yahoo) so you can stay in touch all in one place.

Thursday, October 1, 2009 @ 6PM
Finding Information/Library Resources
Addlestone Library Room 122
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Looking on Amazon for a book?  Rather borrow it than buy it?  Make life easier by installing the Amazon/Library Catalog search plugin. Download the LibGuides Facebook application to view our research guides directly from Facebook.  Need an answer quick? Chat or text a librarian from your dorm, your classroom, or during your break between classes.  Want to make a Facebook Page for your sorority, fraternity or club or get updates about what’s going on in the library when checking your Wall?  Did you know there are 10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know?

Thursday, October 22, 2009 @ 6PM
Personal Productivity, Working Collaboratively and Managing Time
Addlestone Library Room 122
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Whether you have your own computer or you’re using the computer labs, Google has a lot of tools that will help you.  Google Docs isn’t fancy, but it does have everything you need to write the majority of your papers.  Google Calendar lets you get your schedule from anywhere.  Gmail provides an address that won’t change when you leave college, with two gigs of storage space, great for transferring large files between computers.  Studying in the library? Use StudyStack to create printable electronic flash cards that you can also use online or export to your cellphone or iPod.

Thursday, November 12, 2009 @ 6PM
Collecting and Organizing Your Work
Addlestone Library Room 122
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Need help managing all your sources for your paper?  Use Zotero to collect, manage, and cite your research sources.  Access your bookmarks anywhere, share them with study partners and organize your web research using Delicious. Use Citulike to discover, manage, store and share scholarly references.  Share photos and create slideshows with Flickr.  Use Wordle to generate word clouds.  Need help getting a handle on your research project?  Mind Mapping promotes creativity, helps you solve problems, and helps your brain remember information.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 @ 6PM
Creating Multimedia Presentations
Addlestone Library Room 122
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Want to WOW your professor and fellow students with your presentation?  Looking for an alternative to PowerPoint? Create interactive presentations with VoiceThread, use the slideshow feature in Flickr, or create a video.  Check out 2-D images in a 3-D world using Microsoft’s Photosynth or Cooliris. Learn where to find images for your presentations using Creative Commons.  Having video player issues?  Try VLC, free software that plays nearly anything!