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Introduction to Records Management
October 2, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am

Introduction to Records Management

This training session is designed specifically for WSU staff and will cover all the major aspects and requirements of the University Records Management Program. The session will provide step by step instructions on the use of records retention schedules, proper management of paper and electronic files, file weeding, archiving, and records disposal. This session is highly recommended for all new WSU employees as well as all office managers on campus.

RefWorks
October 8, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm

RefWorks

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
October 8, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code!

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
October 9, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let’s face it, sometimes boring, articles.

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)
October 10, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun!

Intellectual Property Basics
October 11, 2014, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Intellectual Property Basics

How can you protect your logo, creations, invention and ideas in the marketplace? This workshop is designed to help inventors, small businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs make decisions on how to protect their ideas through various intellectual property (IP) options.

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
October 15, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve searched through many of the libraries’ databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we’ll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together.

RefWorks
October 16, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm

RefWorks

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

Introduction to Records Management
October 16, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am

Introduction to Records Management

This training session is designed specifically for WSU staff and will cover all the major aspects and requirements of the University Records Management Program. The session will provide step by step instructions on the use of records retention schedules, proper management of paper and electronic files, file weeding, archiving, and records disposal. This session is highly recommended for all new WSU employees as well as all office managers on campus.

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
October 16, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library’s databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources.

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
October 17, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs.

RefWorks
October 21, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm

RefWorks

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

Website Wizardry with Weebly
October 21, 2014, 6:30 - 7:30pm

Website Wizardry with Weebly

Though it's not easy to say... this hands-on presentation will give you the skills and tools to create beautiful and easy to update websites or blogs. Surprise your friends, family and teachers with your creation.

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
October 22, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You’ve heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we’ll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
October 22, 2014, 4:40 - 6:00pm

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

You’ve searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper.

Wright State University/Cleveland State University Joint Open Access Symposium
October 22, 2014, 9:15am - 3:45pm

Wright State University/Cleveland State University Joint Open Access Symposium

The Wright State University Libraries, the Friends of the Libraries, and Digital Services invite you to the Wright State University/Cleveland State University Joint Open Access Symposium. This event will feature speakers on the topic of copyright, open access, and open data, with a Keynote presented by Dr. Caroline Whitacre, VP for Research at The Ohio State University, who will speak about the SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem) Initiative on which she is a steering group committee member. SHARE, born out of the White House initiative calling for the free and open sharing of publically funded research, is a steering group that pulls together stakeholders from the research community to guide policy and build the infrastructure for storing, preserving, and sharing research and data.

View the symposium schedule and feel free to drop in and out throughout the day. To view Ann Taylor and Caroline Whitacre remotely, visit the video stream during the live event.

This event is free to attend for Wright State Faculty and Staff. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Jane Wildermuth with any questions.

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
October 29, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code!

RefWorks
October 30, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm

RefWorks

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
October 30, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let’s face it, sometimes boring, articles.

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)
October 31, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun!

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
November 4, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library’s databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources.

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
November 5, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve searched through many of the libraries’ databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we’ll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together.

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (Off Campus)
November 6, 2014, 5:30pm

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (Off Campus)

Join us to talk about this book that is, according to Charles Yu, "...wild. And smart. And hilarious. And weird ... in all kinds of good ways." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd

About the book: When he wakes up hung over and late for work (again), slacker Billy Ridgeway finds a well-dressed stranger in his apartment. The stranger hands him a cup of the best coffee he’s ever tasted, introduces himself as the actual Devil, and suggests a deal: a best-selling novel in exchange for finding and saving the Lucky Cat figurine that’s the only thing preventing the end of the world. This literary urban fantasy tale offers a comic perspective on good, evil, and the value of a really good cup of coffee.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Prezi Pizazz
November 6, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Prezi Pizazz

Presentations are a fact of life in college. Go beyond Powerpoint and create presentations that will pop with pizazz to astonish any audience. This hand's on workshop will teach you all the ins and outs of Prezi to create a Wow factor to any presentation.

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
November 7, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs.

Patenting your Invention
November 8, 2014, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Patenting your Invention

Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office web sites and online databases.

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
November 10, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You’ve heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we’ll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
November 12, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

You’ve searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper.

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (On Campus)
November 18, 2014, 12:00pm

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (On Campus)

Join us to talk about this book that is, according to Charles Yu, "...wild. And smart. And hilarious. And weird ... in all kinds of good ways." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: When he wakes up hung over and late for work (again), slacker Billy Ridgeway finds a well-dressed stranger in his apartment. The stranger hands him a cup of the best coffee he’s ever tasted, introduces himself as the actual Devil, and suggests a deal: a best-selling novel in exchange for finding and saving the Lucky Cat figurine that’s the only thing preventing the end of the world. This literary urban fantasy tale offers a comic perspective on good, evil, and the value of a really good cup of coffee.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
November 19, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let’s face it, sometimes boring, articles.

Email Management
November 20, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am

Email Management

This session provides methods and practical tips for how to better organize and manage your email accounts. It includes instructions for how to determine what messages need to be kept and how to properly archive email for long term storage and access. Session will also provide simple to follow "e-mail rules" which will help protect you and the university from potential problems.

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
November 20, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code!

Email Management
December 11, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am

Email Management

This session provides methods and practical tips for how to better organize and manage your email accounts. It includes instructions for how to determine what messages need to be kept and how to properly archive email for long term storage and access. Session will also provide simple to follow "e-mail rules" which will help protect you and the university from potential problems.

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (Off Campus)
January 8, 2015, 5:30pm

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (Off Campus)

Join us as we talk about a book that the BBC calls "a fierce and nuanced tribute to women warriors." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd.

About the book: A classically trained singer returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq to find that her family’s and friends’ lives have continued without her. In fact, things have improved for her family since she’s been gone. It’s clear, though, that all is not well with Lauren in her return to civilian life. This novel confronts the internal struggles and the war that continues for the soldier long after returning home.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (On Campus)
January 20, 2015, 12:00pm

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (On Campus)

Join us as we talk about a book that the BBC calls "a fierce and nuanced tribute to women warriors." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: A classically trained singer returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq to find that her family’s and friends’ lives have continued without her. In fact, things have improved for her family since she’s been gone. It’s clear, though, that all is not well with Lauren in her return to civilian life. This novel confronts the internal struggles and the war that continues for the soldier long after returning home.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (Off Campus)
March 5, 2015, 5:30pm

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (Off Campus)

Join us as we talk about a book that "take[s] relish in skewering the disingenuous masquerade of institutional racism," according to Publisher's Weekly. Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd.

About the book: An African-American teenaged boy in Mississippi is given a book in which the main character appears to be a 1985 version of himself who can travel through time to the present day to steal a laptop and cell phone and back to 1964 to help protect another time traveler from the Klan. This complex narrative is a interwoven tale of racism, history, and the mysterious forces of identity.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (On Campus)
March 17, 2015, 12:00pm

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (On Campus)

Join us as we talk about a book that "take[s] relish in skewering the disingenuous masquerade of institutional racism," according to Publisher's Weekly. Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: An African-American teenaged boy in Mississippi is given a book in which the main character appears to be a 1985 version of himself who can travel through time to the present day to steal a laptop and cell phone and back to 1964 to help protect another time traveler from the Klan. This complex narrative is a interwoven tale of racism, history, and the mysterious forces of identity.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Introduction to Records Management
October 2, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am

Introduction to Records Management

This training session is designed specifically for WSU staff and will cover all the major aspects and requirements of the University Records Management Program. The session will provide step by step instructions on the use of records retention schedules, proper management of paper and electronic files, file weeding, archiving, and records disposal. This session is highly recommended for all new WSU employees as well as all office managers on campus.

RefWorks
October 8, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00pm

RefWorks

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
October 8, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code!

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
October 9, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let’s face it, sometimes boring, articles.

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)
October 10, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun!

Intellectual Property Basics
October 11, 2014, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Intellectual Property Basics

How can you protect your logo, creations, invention and ideas in the marketplace? This workshop is designed to help inventors, small businesses, creators, and entrepreneurs make decisions on how to protect their ideas through various intellectual property (IP) options.

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
October 15, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve searched through many of the libraries’ databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we’ll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together.

RefWorks
October 16, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm

RefWorks

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

Introduction to Records Management
October 16, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am

Introduction to Records Management

This training session is designed specifically for WSU staff and will cover all the major aspects and requirements of the University Records Management Program. The session will provide step by step instructions on the use of records retention schedules, proper management of paper and electronic files, file weeding, archiving, and records disposal. This session is highly recommended for all new WSU employees as well as all office managers on campus.

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
October 16, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library’s databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources.

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
October 17, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs.

RefWorks
October 21, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm

RefWorks

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

Website Wizardry with Weebly
October 21, 2014, 6:30 - 7:30pm

Website Wizardry with Weebly

Though it's not easy to say... this hands-on presentation will give you the skills and tools to create beautiful and easy to update websites or blogs. Surprise your friends, family and teachers with your creation.

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
October 22, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You’ve heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we’ll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
October 22, 2014, 4:40 - 6:00pm

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

You’ve searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper.

Wright State University/Cleveland State University Joint Open Access Symposium
October 22, 2014, 9:15am - 3:45pm

Wright State University/Cleveland State University Joint Open Access Symposium

The Wright State University Libraries, the Friends of the Libraries, and Digital Services invite you to the Wright State University/Cleveland State University Joint Open Access Symposium. This event will feature speakers on the topic of copyright, open access, and open data, with a Keynote presented by Dr. Caroline Whitacre, VP for Research at The Ohio State University, who will speak about the SHARE (SHared Access Research Ecosystem) Initiative on which she is a steering group committee member. SHARE, born out of the White House initiative calling for the free and open sharing of publically funded research, is a steering group that pulls together stakeholders from the research community to guide policy and build the infrastructure for storing, preserving, and sharing research and data.

View the symposium schedule and feel free to drop in and out throughout the day. To view Ann Taylor and Caroline Whitacre remotely, visit the video stream during the live event.

This event is free to attend for Wright State Faculty and Staff. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Jane Wildermuth with any questions.

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
October 29, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code!

RefWorks
October 30, 2014, 4:00 - 5:00pm

RefWorks

Need help keeping your references organized? Looking for an easier way to create bibliographies and footnotes? Try RefWorks, a web-based citation management program. With RefWorks, users can create a personal database of resources and keep them easily organized. RefWorks is available to all Wright State University faculty, staff, and students.

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
October 30, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let’s face it, sometimes boring, articles.

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)
October 31, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm

More Than Books: What The Library Can Do For You (Research Toolkit Series)

Helpful, friendly people. Convenient online articles and books. A multimedia lab. Places to study for groups and for individuals. Coffee. Games. Current print books. Where can you find all of this great stuff? In the Dunbar Library! If you still think all libraries have to offer are dusty old books then come discover all the cool things the library offers you for work and for fun!

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
November 4, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Detecting CRAAP: Evaluating Information Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

How do you know if the article you found is good enough to use for your assignment? Learn strategies for evaluating sources whether you find them on the Internet, in the library, or in the library’s databases. Students practice applying the CRAAP Test criteria to information sources.

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)
November 5, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm

Finding the "Perfect Source" (Research Toolkit Series)

Does this scenario sound familiar? You’ve searched through many of the libraries’ databases using words that describe your subject, but nothing in your results list stands out to you as right on-topic. Luckily, you are not alone! We can help you locate sources that will be useful, and we’ll reveal that special perfect source that ties it all together.

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (Off Campus)
November 6, 2014, 5:30pm

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (Off Campus)

Join us to talk about this book that is, according to Charles Yu, "...wild. And smart. And hilarious. And weird ... in all kinds of good ways." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd

About the book: When he wakes up hung over and late for work (again), slacker Billy Ridgeway finds a well-dressed stranger in his apartment. The stranger hands him a cup of the best coffee he’s ever tasted, introduces himself as the actual Devil, and suggests a deal: a best-selling novel in exchange for finding and saving the Lucky Cat figurine that’s the only thing preventing the end of the world. This literary urban fantasy tale offers a comic perspective on good, evil, and the value of a really good cup of coffee.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Prezi Pizazz
November 6, 2014, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Prezi Pizazz

Presentations are a fact of life in college. Go beyond Powerpoint and create presentations that will pop with pizazz to astonish any audience. This hand's on workshop will teach you all the ins and outs of Prezi to create a Wow factor to any presentation.

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)
November 7, 2014, 2:30 - 3:25pm

Google Like a Pro (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you love Google, but hate filtering through millions of results to find the type of information you need? Learn some of the tips and tricks of the information pros for how to make your use of Google more efficient for your information needs.

Patenting your Invention
November 8, 2014, 10:00am - 12:30pm

Patenting your Invention

Designed for the beginning inventor/entrepreneur, the workshop offers basic patent information and search techniques for using the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office web sites and online databases.

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)
November 10, 2014, 3:35 - 4:30pm

Stop Searching and Start Finding (Research Toolkit Series)

Sorting through different information sources can be stressful. You’ve heard that using the library databases give you better results, but how do you find them? With the help of Jimmy Fallon and Jonah Hill, we’ll explore how to search the databases to find better results faster and easier.

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)
November 12, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm

Integrating Your Sources (Research Toolkit Series)

You’ve searched for articles and books and you have a list of sources that are on your topic. Now how are you supposed to use them in your paper? In this workshop, staff from the Writing Center and a librarian will take you through the process of integrating those sources in your paper. Learn how to quote and paraphrase while avoiding plagiarism and keeping your voice the focus of your paper.

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (On Campus)
November 18, 2014, 12:00pm

Book Club: The Weirdness by Jeremy Bushnell (On Campus)

Join us to talk about this book that is, according to Charles Yu, "...wild. And smart. And hilarious. And weird ... in all kinds of good ways." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: When he wakes up hung over and late for work (again), slacker Billy Ridgeway finds a well-dressed stranger in his apartment. The stranger hands him a cup of the best coffee he’s ever tasted, introduces himself as the actual Devil, and suggests a deal: a best-selling novel in exchange for finding and saving the Lucky Cat figurine that’s the only thing preventing the end of the world. This literary urban fantasy tale offers a comic perspective on good, evil, and the value of a really good cup of coffee.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)
November 19, 2014, 4:40 - 5:40pm

3 Simple Steps to Reading Scholarly Articles (Research Toolkit Series)

Are you dreading reading through those 8-20 page articles you found for your paper? Do they seem like they are written in a different language? Never fear! In this workshop, you will learn strategies for making sense of those long, and let’s face it, sometimes boring, articles.

Email Management
November 20, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am

Email Management

This session provides methods and practical tips for how to better organize and manage your email accounts. It includes instructions for how to determine what messages need to be kept and how to properly archive email for long term storage and access. Session will also provide simple to follow "e-mail rules" which will help protect you and the university from potential problems.

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)
November 20, 2014, 3:30 - 4:30pm

How Do I Find This Reference? (Research Toolkit Series)

Do you feel a little confused when you are handed a reference or citation and expected to find the information source? Gain the skills that allow you to decipher a reference and then find the source. Feel like a detective who understands the code!

Email Management
December 11, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30am

Email Management

This session provides methods and practical tips for how to better organize and manage your email accounts. It includes instructions for how to determine what messages need to be kept and how to properly archive email for long term storage and access. Session will also provide simple to follow "e-mail rules" which will help protect you and the university from potential problems.

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (Off Campus)
January 8, 2015, 5:30pm

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (Off Campus)

Join us as we talk about a book that the BBC calls "a fierce and nuanced tribute to women warriors." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd.

About the book: A classically trained singer returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq to find that her family’s and friends’ lives have continued without her. In fact, things have improved for her family since she’s been gone. It’s clear, though, that all is not well with Lauren in her return to civilian life. This novel confronts the internal struggles and the war that continues for the soldier long after returning home.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (On Campus)
January 20, 2015, 12:00pm

Book Club: Be Safe I Love You by Cara Hoffman (On Campus)

Join us as we talk about a book that the BBC calls "a fierce and nuanced tribute to women warriors." Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: A classically trained singer returns home from a tour of duty in Iraq to find that her family’s and friends’ lives have continued without her. In fact, things have improved for her family since she’s been gone. It’s clear, though, that all is not well with Lauren in her return to civilian life. This novel confronts the internal struggles and the war that continues for the soldier long after returning home.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (Off Campus)
March 5, 2015, 5:30pm

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (Off Campus)

Join us as we talk about a book that "take[s] relish in skewering the disingenuous masquerade of institutional racism," according to Publisher's Weekly. Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at Winan's Fine Chocolates and Coffee at 3510 Pentagon Park Blvd.

About the book: An African-American teenaged boy in Mississippi is given a book in which the main character appears to be a 1985 version of himself who can travel through time to the present day to steal a laptop and cell phone and back to 1964 to help protect another time traveler from the Klan. This complex narrative is a interwoven tale of racism, history, and the mysterious forces of identity.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (On Campus)
March 17, 2015, 12:00pm

Book Club: Long Division by Kiese Laymon (On Campus)

Join us as we talk about a book that "take[s] relish in skewering the disingenuous masquerade of institutional racism," according to Publisher's Weekly. Come discuss this book with the Wright State community at a brown bag lunch at Dunbar Library.

About the book: An African-American teenaged boy in Mississippi is given a book in which the main character appears to be a 1985 version of himself who can travel through time to the present day to steal a laptop and cell phone and back to 1964 to help protect another time traveler from the Klan. This complex narrative is a interwoven tale of racism, history, and the mysterious forces of identity.

For more information or to join the discussion online, check out the Unwin(e)d blog. Contact Mandy Shannon with any questions.

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