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Workshops & Programs

 

2015 - 2016

The library offers workshops to help students, faculty and staff learn how to research, reference and access library resources from their office or home computer. Library workshops are available throughout the semester, both in the Library and at Valley Road. Dates, times, and location are listed below.

 

Research Assistance

Need extra help? Don't wait until the last minute. Make an appointment with a member of the reference staff to review Library resources. Fill out a Research Assistance Request Form and we will contact you to set up a meeting.

 

Discover Your Library Week

Tuesday, September 8 to Sunday, September 13, 2015

Making the Most of Your Library

A one-hour orientation session with special emphasis on online resources and services for new undergraduate and graduate students. For more information, visit the Discover Your Library Week schedule.

Contact us for more information about Making the Most of Your Library

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students that are new to the University.

Location: Library, Amy Job Classroom, Room 114A

Workshop dates:

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thursday, September 10, 2015, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Friday, September 11, 2015, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturday, September 12, 2015, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sunday, September 13, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Can't make the date? Schedule an individual orientation HERE or call 973-720-2663.

 

September

Program Details Date

E-Books for Everyone! Using E-Books for Coursework, Research and Teaching
E-Books are a large and growing segment of the Cheng Library's book collection. We now provide over 124,000 titles, representing some 30 percent of all the books available to students and faculty. Our e-books cover every subject in the curriculum and the chances are good that you'll find several of them useful for a course assignment, a research paper, or as a teaching tool. Like our other electronic resources, e-books are accessible at any time and from any location with an internet connection, including several mobile devices. This session will provide a practical introduction to using e-books on our two major platforms (Ebrary and EBSCOhost), show you how to create a personal account and take advantage of built-in tools like highlighting text, adding your own notes to e-books, and creating your own fast-access e-bookshelf. Come learn how to make e-books work for you!

Audience: All Students and Faculty

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
September 17

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Streaming Video for Courses
Learn how to incorporate online, streaming video into your classroom or online course, using NJVID (http://www.NJVID.net/). Search the Library's collection of nearly 4000 full-length films and clips. These videos can be viewed in the classroom or on your student's computers without ever having to make a trip to Media Services for check-out or return. Also learn how to upload and stream videos you may have created on your own, copyright permitting. *Co-sponsored by IRT.

Audience: Faculty and staff, using technology (Blackboard, etc.) in their instruction. Particularly of interest to online course instructors.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Tom Nemeth, IRT

Tuesday,
September 22

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Locating Grant Funding Opportunities and Collaborators with the PIVOT Database
PIVOT is the name of the University's recently acquired portal to grant funding opportunities, research expertise, and collaboration opportunities for faculty and other researchers in every subject discipline. This workshop is designed to introduce faculty to PIVOT's major features. Through the creation of a personal account, faculty can access and edit their own individual profiles in the system, identify funding opportunities tailored to their own research interests, and locate potential collaborators at other institutions with similar research interests. PIVOT's powerful automated features are designed to support faculty in their research endeavors, so all faculty members are invited to participate in this workshop to find out how PIVOT can help. PIVOT is funded by the University Office of Sponsored Programs.

Audience: Faculty

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Wednesday,
September 23

4:00PM - 5:00PM

October

Program Details Date

Designing High-Quality Survey Questionnaires Using Library Resources
Are you working on a project for a course in quantitative research methods? Do you need some help in understanding how to construct questions to gather nominal, ordinal, interval, and ratio data? Do you want to find useful tips and examples of survey questions for each type of data? Do you need help selecting the right statistical operation for each type of question? The Library can help! In this workshop we'll cover some of the resources created to help you navigate the process of survey question design so you'll have the kind of high-quality data collection tool you need for a successful project. We'll also provide a brief illustration of how to apply statistical techniques to your data using readily available software tools.

Audience: Undergraduates, Graduate Students

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
October 8

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Introducing RefWorks and RefShare: Building, Generating, and Sharing Bibliographies
RefWorks is a web-based, personalized system for managing citations and notes for research projects of any size. This session covers creating an account, adding citation records from online catalogs, databases and other sources, using RefWorks to produce bibliographies formatted in any major style, and using the software's "RefShare" feature to make your bibliographies available to classmates and professors on the web.

Audience: Students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Tuesday,
October 13

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Streaming Video for Courses
Learn how to incorporate online, streaming video into your classroom or online course, using NJVID (http://www.NJVID.net/). Search the Library's collection of nearly 4000 full-length films and clips. These videos can be viewed in the classroom or on your student's computers without ever having to make a trip to Media Services for check-out or return. Also learn how to upload and stream videos you may have created on your own, copyright permitting. *Co-sponsored by IRT.

Audience: Faculty and staff, using technology (Blackboard, etc.) in their instruction. Particularly of interest to online course instructors.

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1021

Presenter: Tom Nemeth, IRT

Tuesday,
October 13

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Advanced RefWorks: Customizing Bibliographies and Formatting Papers
This session, intended for those with a basic knowledge of RefWorks, covers how to use the Output Style Editor to modify the content and appearance of bibliographies and how to use RefWorks to format a paper.

Audience: Graduate students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Monday,
October 26

4:00PM - 5:00PM

November

Program Details Date

Researching Company and Industry Information
Explore different resources that provide data on both companies and industries, including annual reports, industry information, and competitors.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students.

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1020

Presenter: Cara Berg

Thursday,
November 5

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Introducing RefWorks and RefShare: Building, Generating, and Sharing Bibliographies
RefWorks is a web-based, personalized system for managing citations and notes for research projects of any size. This session covers creating an account, adding citation records from online catalogs, databases and other sources, using RefWorks to produce bibliographies formatted in any major style, and using the software's "RefShare" feature to make your bibliographies available to classmates and professors on the web.

Audience: Students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Thursday,
November 12

3:00PM - 4:00PM

Advanced RefWorks: Customizing Bibliographies and Formatting Papers
This session, intended for those with a basic knowledge of RefWorks, covers how to use the Output Style Editor to modify the content and appearance of bibliographies and how to use RefWorks to format a paper.

Audience: Graduate students and faculty writing a research paper, literature review, thesis, or scholarly article.

Location: Library, Paterson Room, Room 213

Presenter: Richard Kearney

Tuesday,
November 17

12:30PM - 1:30PM

Financial Literacy Resources
Understanding financial literacy is an essential life skill. This workshop will detail library and web resources to assist you in your financial literacy knowledge.

Audience: Undergraduate and graduate students

Location: 1600 Valley Road, Room 1020

Presenter: Cara Berg

Tuesday,
November 24

12:30PM - 1:30PM