The Meriam Library is ready to kickoff Brown Bag Talks this semester starting Tuesday, February 14, 2017 continuing through Tuesday April 25, 2017 at noon. The library faculty, as well as Research and Sponsored Programs, will be presenting on a variety of topics that you will find informative, supportive and interesting. The topics are:
- Inside the CSU Wide Unified Library Management System 2/14
- Authors Beware: Predatory Journals and How to Identify Them 2/21
- Goodbye Lexis-Nexis, Hello Westlaw & America’s News 2/28
- MLA 8th Edition: What’s New (And What People Using It Need to Know) 3/21
- Open Educational Resources 3/28
- History of CSU Chico (1960-) 4/4
- ReSearch with the New CSU System Wide Discovery Interface 4/11
- Personal Information Management Practices-Preparing for the Campus Institution Repository 4/18
- Locating Extramural Funding Opportunities for your Research 4/25
Bring your lunch to Room 252,The Presentation Room, located on the 2nd floor of Meriam Library, and join in this informal series of timely issues.
Questions about our Brown Bag Talks? Please email Laurie Ratterree at email@example.com.
Anybody can edit Wikipedia!
Let’s gather to strengthen Wikipedia’s scope and content related to Black History. Join Meriam Library on February 23rd in MLIB 226 from 3-5pm, with the goal of collaborating to enhance and expand on Wikipedia articles that document black leaders, thinkers, and artists throughout history. In this interactive workshop, users will:
- Create a Wikipedia account and learn the 5 Pillars of Wikipedia.
- Research and update citations for Wikipedia pages important to Black History.
All are welcome.
No experience is required.
Reference materials will be provided.
If you wish to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Meriam Library will be hosting a workshop sponsored by the Student Learning Center and the Meriam Library’s Information Literacy Program on how to research and write a literature review. The workshop, led by Hailey Collord and Kevin Crittenden of the Student Writing Center, and Kevin Klipfel of the Meriam Library, will be held on Wednesday March 23 from 5-6pm in MLIB 226. All Chico State students are invited to attend.
This workshop is designed to introduce students to essential elements of writing and researching a literature review. Led by campus experts on writing and research, workshop participants will actively identify and discuss examples of good and bad literature reviews; formally break down the key elements of quality literature reviews; and practice building their own literature review by grouping key research concepts and ideas from a research topic of interest.
Click Here to Download a Workshop Flier.
The Meriam Library will be hosting a workshop sponsored by the Student Learning Center and the Meriam Library’s Information Literacy Program on the topic of Pre-Writing Strategies: How to Start Writing That Essay. The workshop lead by Caroline Prieto, Supplemental Instruction & Writing Center Coordinator will be held on Wednesday, March, 2 from 3-3:50pm in MLIB 226. All Chico State students are invited to attend.
In this workshop, students will learn about effective strategies to assist in developing ideas and structure to begin the pre-writing process.
To reserve a spot in either workshop, students should sign up in advance here. Workshops are offered free of charge throughout the semester. For additional workshop topics, dates, and times, please check the SLC website. Many of our workshops are also available online as an alternative for those who are not able to attend the scheduled workshops. For online workshops, click on the link for Regional & Continuing Education. To find out about future workshops, check the SLC website and Announcements for updates
At some point in your college career you will probably be asked to locate and use a scholarly article. In this workshop you will learn the basics of scholarly articles including what they are, how to identify them, how to find scholarly articles using library resources, and finally tips on how to read scholarly articles and utilize the information.
Academic Article Basics will be held on March 9th from 2:00 – 2:50 pm, Meriam Library, room 226.
Please contact Rachel Arteaga at email@example.com for more information.
Feel confident & prepared for job interviews! Find company background, strategy and challenges using the Library’s professional business databases and the “invisible” web. If you bring some company names to research, we can explore in the workshop, and you’ll be ready to impress potential employers with useful info and good questions.
Presented by Wendy Diamond, Business Librarian.
When Wednesday April 12, 4-5 pm
Where Library Education Room MLIB 226
You can download a detailed workshop flier for more information.
Google and Beyond: Locating Credible Information for Research
The Meriam Library will be hosting a workshop sponsored by the Student Learning Center and the Meriam Library’s Information Literacy Program on the topic of “Google and Beyond: Locating Credible Information for Research”. The workshop, led by Jodi Shepherd and Kevin Klipfel of the Meriam Library, will be held on Tuesday February 9 from 4-4:50pm in MLIB 226. All Chico State students are invited to attend.
Finding credible information and incorporating it into research is an essential skill required for successful college-level work.
In this workshop students will engage in hands-on learning exercises where they will locate and evaluate information for specific purposes within the research process. The workshop will help students think critically about information by having students examine different aspects of the research process and the most appropriate search strategies for those contexts. Specifically, we will look at: What kinds of credible research information are available on Google? When may Google be the best source of credible information for you to use for research? What kinds of credible research information is available through the Chico State library? When is the library the best place to find credible information to use for research?
For questions about the workshop please contact Kevin Klipfel (firstname.lastname@example.org).