Library Skills Workshops – Get the Know How this Autumn

sem1aNew to the wonderful world of academic study? Need to freshen your study skills after your summer break? Want some help and advice in searching for and handling information and in how to study more effectively for the year ahead? Then look no further than our autumn season of ‘Get the Know How’ workshops starting this October.

Ranging from handy tips on essay writing to revising more effectively, referencing styles and bibliographic software, there’s something for every academic occasion that will stand you in good stead for the duration of your course.

New students will certainly find our introductory building tours especially useful over the coming fortnight – a perfect introduction to what the Library can offer you, even at this early stage in your degree.

Each session runs for between approximately 50-90 minutes, depending on the subject being discussed, and they’re hosted in Library Seminar Room 1. However, as these courses have always proved extremely popular in the past, we are asking that people register for them first via Learn. To do that – and to look at exactly what courses are on offer and when – visit this link:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/library/students/eventsandworkshops/

Please note you don’t have to book to come on one of our Library tours – just turn up!

Referencing Software Q & A Session

Lecture 01Working on a piece of coursework, a dissertation or a research project? Need to keep track of all the references you have found? Overwhelmed by the range of bibliographic software tools available, and don’t know which one to use? Then why not come along to the question & answer session we’re running next Tuesday (16th February) in Seminar Room 2 from 1-2pm.

Bibliographic software packages can help you to create and manage a database of references, and can help you create bibliographies in a variety of different referencing styles.

Before attending this session you must prepare by watching the videos on Refworks, Mendeley and RefMe available here:

http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=5792

Choose your favourite from these three tools, and get started, then come to this session if you have any further questions. This session is suitable for anybody interested in using bibliographic software to organise their references whether for a final year project or thesis.

To ensure everyone gets a chance to come to these popular courses, we are asking you to book your place. Please go to Learn module: Get the Know-how LBA001 .

Referencing Software… the Movie!

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Working on a piece of coursework, a dissertation or a research project? Need to keep track of all the references you have found? Overwhelmed by the range of bibliographic software tools available, and don’t know which one to use?

Bibliographic software packages can help you to create and manage a database of references, and can help you create bibliographies in a variety of different referencing styles.

To help you out further, our clever Academic Librarians have created a collection of helpful videos showing you how to get the best out of referencing tools including RefWorks, Mendeley and RefME, where they’re available to view via Learn here:

http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3539#section-

To accompany these videos, we’re running a referencing software question & answer session this coming Friday (6th November) here in Library Seminar Room 2 between 1-2pm. As we expect demand to be high for this session, you will need to book your place via this link:

http://learn.lboro.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=5792&edit=1&sesskey=ve8ZPfra9q#sectionblock-1

Give Your Learning Skills a Boost – Get the Know-How!

knowhowNew to the wonderful world of academic study? Need to freshen your study skills after your summer break? Want some help and advice in searching for and handling information and in how to study more effectively for the year ahead? Then look no further than our autumn season of ‘Get the Know How’ workshops starting this month.

Ranging from handy tips on essay & report writing to revising more effectively, referencing & citations and bibliographic software, there’s something for every academic occasion that will stand you in good stead for the duration of your course.

New students will certainly find our ‘Getting the most out of your Library’ workshops especially useful next week – a perfect introduction to what the Library can offer you, even at this early stage in your degree.

New this year are practical workshops on Referencing software. These question and answer sessions are designed to deal with any problems students or researchers are experiencing using one of the popular referencing software packages – RefWorks, Mendeley or RefMe.

Each session runs for approximately 50 minutes, and they’re hosted mainly in Library Seminar Room 1 – some will be taking place at the Stewart Mason Building. However, as these courses have always proved extremely popular in the past, we are asking that people register for them first via Learn. To do that – and to look at exactly what courses are on offer and when – visit this link:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/library/events/

Summer Elevenses in the Library

IMG_0044We’re running another series of our popular Elevenses range of bite-sized training sessions for staff and post graduates in the Library this summer.

This the schedule for the weeks ahead (click on the link for more information and booking details):

During these sessions you will have the opportunity to learn more about the research related topic listed above, as well as to network with other researchers from across campus. Experts from the Library, Careers and Employability Centre and Research Office will be delivering short presentations, answering questions and leading discussions on key issues.

All the sessions will be held in the Library Seminar Room 1 and start at 11am, and will last approximately half an hour. Booking is necessary as spaces are limited.

Refreshments will be provided.

Brush Up on Your Revision & Exam Skills

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In anticipation of the forthcoming exam period the Library is offering a couple of free workshops this month offering support and advice on revision and exam techniques.

The workshops are both taking place in the Library’s Seminar Room 1 so why not book a place now via our Learn page. The workshops are:

  • Revising effectively – Tuesday 5th May 2015,  12.00 -12.50 pm
  • Effective exam technique – Tuesday 12th May 2015, 1.00 -1.50 pm

Further information can also be found on our revision and exams webpage.

Good luck to all of you taking exams!

Creating online resources: a look at tools used across campus to create interactive materials

Seminar Room 1 Pilkington Library 22 April 12.30-2.00

 

There are many ways to engage students these days from using voting tools in lectures to an interactive video with embedded quiz housed on Learn.

 

This joint CAP / Library event is an opportunity to hear about a range of tools you can use to create online resources. Speakers include Rachel Challen from Loughborough College who will talk about Articulate, Geoff Hodgson from Civil and Building Engineering on Camtasia, and Phil Wilkinson-Blake from the Business School who will talk about developing materials for the Futurelearn MOOC platform.

 

Whether you are new to all this or are interested in who is using what on campus you will have the opportunity to hear from experienced practitioners as well as engage in group discussions.

 

Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Please e-mail CAP@lboro.ac.uk if you’d like to attend so we know numbers for catering

Innovation & Enterprise Massive Open Online Course this April

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This April the University will be running another free online course in association with FutureLearn, the first UK-led provider of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Innovation and Enterprise will give you the opportunity to learn how an innovative idea becomes a reality. The course is free to join and is led by our internationally renowned School of Business and Enterprise and runs for six weeks, starting on 6th April 2015.

For further details, visit this link:

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/online-learning/