This fall Lupton Library offers an expanded lineup of workshops open to the UTC community. In the weeks ahead, librarians will conduct workshops on optimized Google searching, video sharing, plagiarism, free software, and Microsoft Word, Office, and Powerpoint. The expansion arrives a result of library-surveys taken by UTC students and faculty.
“In looking at our reference statistics over the past 2 years, it was clear we were seeing an increase in the number of software and technology-related questions at the reference desk,” states Head of Reference and Instruction Virginia Cairns. “We also looked at our library survey data, compiled every spring, and noticed that software and technology assistance was one of the top suggestions for workshop and event ideas. So we responded to these two pieces of feedback by developing a new slate of workshops specifically to address these needs for our students.” Despite the amount of technology oriented workshops added to the schedule, a popular workshop on plagiarism called “Cut and Paste: Strategies to Avoid Plagiarism” and the crash course general research workshop “Term Paper Emergency!” remain.
Each workshop ranges from 50-75 minutes in length and will be held in library classrooms 208 and 209. No reservations are needed and all are welcome to attend.
– Bo Baker, Information Commons Librarian