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

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

Library Research Workshops

We are offering our workshops online in three ways.

Choice A: All Mt. SAC students can take live workshops online through ZoomClick here to sign up for a live online workshop, or click here if you want to watch a video on how to sign up.  After you sign up, watch for an email with information and a link to your online session. Click here to see the schedule of the live sessions.

Choice B: All Mt. SAC students can take self-paced library workshops in Canvas any time. We offer the Developing Research Topics workshop, the Finding and Evaluating Articles workshop, and the Finding and Evaluating Books workshops that you can sign up for and take right away here. Watch this video on that page for detailed instructions on how to get started in a self-paced workshop at any time.

Choice C: Mt. SAC professors can schedule a live session for your classes. We are using videoconferencing software. If you're new to videoconferencing, 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. Use this form to request a library research workshop for your synchronous class

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


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:


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.  


How do I attend a self-paced workshop online any time?

Visit this page to learn more about the self-paced online workshops and how to take them. The self-paced workshops can be taken any time. 

When are the workshops?

You will see the times/dates for the live online workshops when you login to the signup form. You can also check this schedule. 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 (Zoom). 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?

The workshops are about 75 minutes. (You can take an online self-paced workshop too.)

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, Finding and Evaluating Books workshop, and Developing Research Topics 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.