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Library Research Workshops: Need-to-Knows about Library Workshops & Tours

Library Workshop program descriptions, schedule, and online sign-up form.

The Workshops, Library Tours, and Zombie Outbreak

Spring 2020 Update

We are offering our workshops online in three ways.

1) All Mt. SAC students can take a live workshop online. Click here to sign up for a workshop. Then watch for an email with information and a link to your online session. We currently have the schedule ready for the week of March 30th. The schedule for the remaining live sessions will be released shortly. 

2) All Mt. SAC students can take a self-paced library workshop in Canvas any time. We currently offer the Finding and Evaluating Articles workshop that you can sign up for right away here. Watch the video on that page for detailed instructions. We are revising the Finding and Evaluating Books workshop to reflect the new library system. It will be ready for you next week or sooner. 

3) Mt. SAC professors can schedule a live session for your classes. We are using ConferZoom. If you're new to ConferZoom, don't worry. We will help you through it. Your class can attend the live session remotely and if you would like, the session can be recorded so you can add it to Canvas.

We may update how we are offering online workshops later, once we see how things are working. Thank you for your patience! 

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Improve your search results and learn how to find the sources that you need by attending research workshops! Our workshops that focus on how to research include:

  • Developing Research Topics [Pro Tip! Take this workshop in the early stages of your research process while you're still exploring topic ideas!]
  • Finding and Evaluating Books 
  • Finding and Evaluating Articles [Also available online.]
  • Evaluating Websites

Sessions are offered at various times throughout the semester to accommodate students' busy schedules. See the first part of the spring schedule.

 

Need-to-Know

Do I need to sign up?

Yes. For the live online sessions, you must sign up so we can send you the link to the session. 

two females using a desktop computerHow do I sign up?

Use this online form to sign up. When you sign up, you have an opportunity to confirm your phone number and Mt. SAC email address. Please check your email address and add or update it if needed. We need your email address in order to send you the link to the session.  

How do I attend a live workshop online?

After you sign up, the professor teaching the session will email you the link to join the live session. When you sign up, you have an opportunity to confirm your phone number and Mt. SAC email address. Please check your email address and add or update it if needed. We need your email address in order to send you the link to the session.  

 

When are the workshops?

You will see the times/dates for the live online workshops when you login to the signup form. We have the schedule for the week of March 30th ready for you. More dates/times for the rest of the semester will be added shortly.

Where are the workshops?

The live online workshops are offered online through videoconferencing software. You don't need anything special - just a device, internet connection, and the link to the session. The link will be provided after you sign up. 

For the self-paced online workshops that you can take any time, see this page

How long are the workshops?

Good question. Teaching the workshops live online is new to us. It will definitely take no longer than 75 minutes, but it end earlier as we get the hang of things. The self-paced workshops take about 60-75 minutes. 

How do I provide proof to my professor that I completed a workshop?

We are currently figuring out how to do that. For now, follow the instructions of the person who is teaching the workshop. Don't worry. We will provide the proof that you need, but figuring out a systematic way to do that is in the works. 

What if I'm late? 

If you miss 15 minutes or more of the live sessions, you may not get credit for the workshop. 

If you are taking the self-paced online workshop, you don't need to worry about being late or missing anything. You can come in and out of that workshop at your own pace. 

Who are the workshops for?

Workshops are designed for currently enrolled Mt. SAC students.

Are there other classes or workshops? 
  • We offer 1-unit and 3-unit credit classes which are UC and CSU transferable. Look for LIBR 1 and LIBR 1A in the class schedule.
  • The Finding and Evaluating Articles workshop and the Finding and Evaluating Books workshop are also available online. See the online workshops page for more information. 

Sign Up Now

Login to the online sign up form to sign up for live online workshop. Please confirm your contact info when you sign up so we can send you the link to the session. 

If you would like a self-paced option that you can take any time, see the online workshop page. Self-paced options are available through Canvas. 

Questions? Ask a librarian online.

Print Your Proof of Attendance

For the live sessions, we are working on a systematic way to provide you with proof of completion. In the meantime, please follow the instructions of the person who taught the session. 

For the self-paced workshops offered through Canvas, you will automatically receive your proof of completion to your email once you complete the research practice activity. 

Give Feedback

Go to the workshop feedback form.