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 5, 2014 -- OK Google! Now what?
We’ve now had a year to get used to Google Apps. What else can we do with them? How can we use them in our classes? With our colleagues? Please join us for a hands-on workshop to learn more and to share what you’ve already figured out.
October 3, 2014 -- Scholarly Communication is people!
It’s Open Access Awareness month, and we’re going to bring Micah Vandegrift, the Scholarly Communications Librarian from Florida State University, to talk with us about it. Learn about how much scholarly publications cost, how we can work together to create more economically sustainable publishing models, and how you, as authors, can retain your rights. Carol Goodson will contribute information about Georgia’s Affordable Textbook initiatives as well. This session is co-sponsored by UWG AAUP (since learning how much journals cost might startle you, you can thank AAUP for providing extra food and drink to help you recover!).
October 24, 2014 -- QEP for you and me!
QEP. Do those three letters terrify you? Debra MacComb will come to help it all seem much more manageable.
Due to the LDI on November 8 and Thanksgiving Break, we have two Good Librations in October and none in November.
January 9, 2015 -- You are not alone: support services for your students (and you!)
Was your New Year’s Resolution to have more time for your own life? UWG can help! In these lightning rounds you can learn about the different student academic services and teaching support software available to you here on campus. Presenters representing tutoring, HARC, Ingram Library, and UWG Online will dazzle you and show you how your life can be easier!
February 6, 2015 -- You want them to do what? Why?
We all want students to know and understand concepts and ideas, but what does that really mean? Do we want them to evaluate? To criticize? To create? Come to this interactive discussion and workshop and learn how to create meaningful assignments by incorporating information literacy concepts and skills. These assignments will encourage your students to critically approach material in your classes.
March 6, 2015 -- Questions? Anyone? Bueller?
How can we get our students to ask good questions? In order to ask good research questions, our students need to wonder about something. How can we help them become intellectually curious? Sal Peralta, Greg Frasier, Glaucio Scremin, and others will facilitate a discussion about strategies to help us all in our classes and in our interactions with students.
April 3, 2015 -- It's All About You: A Celebration of Faculty & Staff Scholarship
Please join us for Ingram Library's THIRD annual celebration of UWG research, publications, and presentations. 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.