Conferences

Library Skills Week

Posted by Angela Brcka for University Libraries

Want to level up your research? Advanced skills and new tools can take your graduate student game to the next level. Join us Oct. 26 – 30 for Library Skills Week, a workshop series that will help you equip your research kit with tools to make your life easier.

Follow the links below to register for the sessions that interest you. Whether you’re a newbie or have advanced to the doctoral level, we’ve got tips and tricks to make your research more efficient and effective.

Students who attend our "Staying Informed and Who to Follow" workshop can earn credit toward the WMU Student Professional Readiness Series (SPURS) program from the Haworth College of Business.

Library Skills Week is 100% online for your convenience.

Download Library Skills Week program

Monday, Oct. 26

TimeSession
11 a.m. to noon Introduction to Mendeley Desktop
3 to 4 p.m. Keeping Current with Scholarly Literature in Your Field
4 to 5 p.m. Library Skills Week Opening Keynote
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Virtual Graduate Student Commons
On demand
(video)

Open Educational Resources: The Basics

Overview of the University Libraries' Mapping Service

Special Collections Collections

Special Collections for Teaching

Tuesday, Oct. 27

TimeSession
10 to 11 a.m. Setting Yourself Up for Success as a Scholar
1 to 2 p.m. Visualizing Your Data
2 to 3 p.m. Staying Informed and Who to Follow
5 to 6 p.m. Getting the Most Out of Google Scholar
On demand
(video)

Open Educational Resources: The Basics

Overview of the University Libraries' Mapping Service

Special Collections Collections

Special Collections for Teaching

Wednesday, Oct. 28

TimeSession
10 to 11 a.m. Start Your Scientific Research Journey Right
11 a.m. to noon Graduate Funding Opportunities
1 to 2 p.m. Introduction to Zotero Desktop
2 to 3 p.m. School and Community Data for Everyone
4 to 5 p.m. Open Access Scholarly Resources
On demand
(video)

Open Educational Resources: The Basics

Overview of the University Libraries' Mapping Service

Special Collections Collections

Special Collections for Teaching

Thursday, Oct. 29

TimeSession
10 to 11 a.m. Managing Your Data in Spreadsheets
1 to 2 p.m. Conducting a Literature Review in Engineering, Health and Science Disciplines
2 to 3 p.m. Social Science Resources
3 to 4 p.m. How Can We Help You? Using the Archives and the Regional History Collections
On demand
(video)

Open Educational Resources: The Basics

Overview of the University Libraries' Mapping Service

Special Collections Collections

Special Collections for Teaching

Friday, Oct. 30

TimeSession
10 to 11 a.m. Humanities Resources
11 a.m. to noon Staying Informed and Who to Follow
Noon to 1 p.m. Library Skills Week Closing Keynote
1 to 2 p.m. Arts Resources
On demand
(video)

Open Educational Resources: The Basics

Overview of the University Libraries' Mapping Service

Special Collections Collections

Special Collections for Teaching

Date: Monday, Oct. 26 (All day) Tuesday, Oct. 27 (All day) Wednesday, Oct. 28 (All day) Thursday, Oct. 29 (All day) Friday, Oct. 30 (All day)
Location: Webex
Contact: Juliana Espinosa
Email for more information