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Spring Quarter 2015

The JFKU Libraries & Learning Resource Centers will be hosting a series of skills workshops for Spring Quarter 2015.  These live, hands-on workshops will be on a variety of topics and are geared toward new & returning students, faculty, and staff alike. Please mark your calendars for the following events:


Introduction to JFKU Library Basics

Tuesday April 14, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Room S116, Pleasant Hill Campus
Tuesday May 12, 5:15pm-6:15pm, Room S116, Pleasant Hill Campus (Alternate Session)

Learn about using the library’s website to begin building your research foundation!  This introductory workshop will introduce you to your library account, using One Search to find books & articles, and will connect you with our LibGuides for further help in specific subjects.  This session is designed for new students and faculty, but all are welcome to attend.  Bring your laptop & questions!


Introduction to Database Searching
Tuesday April 28, 4;00pm-5:00pm, Room S116, Pleasant Hill Campus
Tuesday May 26, 5:15pm-6:15pm, Room S116, Pleasant Hill Campus (Alternate Session)

Ready to go beyond the library basics?  In this workshop, you’ll  learn how to improve your library research skills by using subject terms, cited reference searching, Boolean operators, truncation, limiters and other advanced research strategies to search the library’s databases, Google Scholar with Library Links, and more.   


Microsoft Word & APA Formatting
Tuesday April 14, 5:15pm-6:15pm, Room S116, Pleasant Hill Campus
Tuesday May 12, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Room S116, Pleasant Hill Campus (Alternate Session)

In this workshop, learn how to use the features in Microsoft Word to format a research paper in APA style.   We’ll cover how to format your document & your reference list, how to create a title page, add running heads, page numbers and more.  Bring your laptop and a research paper for hands-on editing!


Using Zotero: Learning the Basics
Tuesday April 28, 5:15pm-6:15pm, Room S116, Pleasant Hill Campus
Tuesday May 26, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Room S116, Pleasant Hill Campus (Alternate Session)

Zotero can help you  collect, organize, and cite your research.  In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of this free web-based citation management tool.  We’ll cover how to set up a Zotero library, how to put citations into your library, how to use Word with Zotero, and how to back up your data.  If time allows, we will also learn about storing PDFs and using Zotero for collaboration.  In the interest of time, please arrive with either Zotero standalone or Zotero for Firefox installed on your computer.


Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or devices to follow along with the lessons and to complete hands-on work, but are not required.   We may have a limited number of laptops available for use for some of the lessons.

*Students and faculty at our Berkeley and San Jose campuses should contact their campus librarian to inquire about workshops on their campus.


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John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley Campus
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Workshops on Demand

Did you know our workshops are available by request?

Faculty & staff may request a scheduled workshop for their class or event.   Individuals may schedule one-on-one instruction sessions for the library research workshops.   We are also taking submissions for future workshop ideas.  

To learn more about scheduling an on-demand workshop session,  please contact the library.


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