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Library Research Workshops: For Faculty

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

Information for Faculty


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. Professors can use this form to request a live workshop for their class.

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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Background

The Library’s research workshop program is based on current standards and practices in Information Competency instruction in higher education, the results of SLO assessment, and successful programs established at similar institutions.

The workshop series is designed for beginning college researchers. Many classes requiring students to evaluate and integrate a variety of reliable resources into their work may find the workshops valuable. View the workshop series. Workshops are 75 minutes long.

We welcome collaborating with you to develop specialized workshops that focus on research in specific disciplines or using specialized resources. If you have an idea for a research workshop that would serve multiple courses or multiple sections of courses in your department, please contact Pauline Swartz (pswartz@mtsac.edu). 

Workshop Schedule

For the live online sessions, we have the schedule ready for the week of March 30. We are working on the schedule for the rest of the semester and we may adjust as needed. 

The self-paced workshops available through Canvas can be taken any time. 

Online Options

For spring semester, workshops that were scheduled on campus are moving to ConferZoom. 

We also offer self-paced online versions of the workshop through Canvas. The Finding and Evaluating Articles workshop is ready now. The books workshop will be ready by April 6th as it is being revised to reflect the new library system. More information about the online workshops is available on the "Online Workshops" tab toward the top of this page

Sign-ups and Verifying Student Participation

Students sign up for the live workshops using an online form. For self-paced workshops, students use the self-enrollment feature in Canvas.

For the on-campus workshops, we are working on a systematic way for students to provide professors with proof of completion. 

For the self-paced Canvas workshops, students will receive an email message at the address that they provide when they submit the assignment. The online assignment is accessible only if the student has completed the learning modules in the Canvas workshop. The emailed proof of completion includes the students' answers to their assignment. The assignment for the articles workshop asks students to write about their topic, the title and author of an article found in a library database, and a short statement explaining why they selected the article. The assignment for the books workshop (being revised and will be available by April 6) is similar but asks students to find a book on their topic in the library catalog. If you have questions about proof of completion, please contact Pauline Swartz at pswartz@mtsac.edu. 

Credit Courses
In addition to the workshops, the Library Department offers credit courses. Please contact Pauline Swartz (pswartz@mtsac.edu) if you are interested in linking with a LIBR course.

 

Project Information Literacy: Freshman Study Preview

Quick Links

Schedule through March for the live ConferZoom sessions. More workshops will be added shortly. 

Learn more about the self-paced online versions of the workshops offered through Canvas.

More about Information Competency instruction in higher education from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Explore Project Information Literacy. (National Study, see video above)