Good Librations is a series hosted by the library for UWG faculty and staff. Topics will vary but the consistent goal is for the UWG community to come together socially to learn about and discuss helpful resources. These will be held on Fridays 3pm-5pm (ish) in the Aquarium on the 3rd floor of Ingram Library. Refreshments will be served*.
Thank you to all who took our survey last year. We used your feedback to select our topics for this year.
September 6 -- Leveraging Google Apps
UWG has gone Google! Email and scheduling is easier, but there is a whole world of productivity and instruction possibilities through Google Apps. Cloud storage, document collaboration, and web hosting are some of the features that enable efficient and exciting opportunities. Join us to discover and share how to take advantage of some of these new features.
October 4 -- Information Ethics: Starting a Campus Conversation about Plagiarism & Academic Dishonesty
October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month, and information ethics are a crucial part of information literacy. Please join us as we discuss how to address the ever-present problem of plagiarism and academic dishonesty on campus.
November 1 -- Double Header!
Finding Images You and Your Students Can Legally Use in Presentations and Publications AND Using Adobe InDesign for Creating Handouts
Would you like to create more effective handouts without fighting with Microsoft Word? In this workshop you'll learn how to use Adobe InDesign to easily create handouts. (InDesign is available via a campus site license, along with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite.) The workshop will also introduce some online resources for photographs and other stock imagery that can be used by you and your students without infringing copyrights.
January 10 -- Best Practices for Teaching Critical Thinking
In this open discussion, we'll be sharing our triumphs and frustrations with teaching that most notoriously difficult set of skills: critical thinking. As a group, we will identify common instructional issues relating to critical thinking and brainstorm strategies to empower students to thoughtfully evaluate information.
January 31 -- Promotion & Tenure Dossier Workshop
Interim VPAA/Provost Don Rice will be joined by a representative from each college to offer advice and best practices on assembling one's p&t dossier for tenure, promotion, and 3rd-year review. Senior faculty will share their experiences and stories with junior faculty. A great place to work is one where we help each other succeed!
February 7 -- Endnote Web
We'll show you how to use Endnote Web to keep track of the references you are using. Endnote Web works with Microsoft Word to create citations for you while you are writing. And then, when the first journal to which you submit foolishly rejects your article, you can make Endnote Web's Cite While You Write feature automatically change all your footnotes and references to a different citation style so you don't have to!
March 7 -- Moving from Face-to-Face to Online
Distance, schmistance! Come discover strategies for creating engaging online courses. Learn how to take advantage of CourseDen and other instructional technologies to make the most of your virtual teaching experience
April 4 -- It's All About You: A Celebration of Faculty Research
Please join us for Ingram Library's second annual celebration of UWG research. Please see our Call for Citations so that we can be sure to include your work in our celebration!
* Refreshments at Good Librations are paid for out of donations. If you would like to contribute to Good Librations you can make a donation to the UWG Foundation and indiciate that you want it to go to the Library. If you are interested in bringing refreshments or items for a door prize, please contact Anne Barnhart.
Previous Good Librations events: http://libguides.westga.edu/previousgoodlibrations
For questions, comments, or recommendations of future topics, please contact Anne Barnhart.