Prezi Workshops — April 3rd and April 7th

Learn how to create exciting and interactive presentations using Prezi!

Prezi 1

This workshop is designed for beginners to get an introduction to Prezi, a cloud-based presentation software. Participants will be able to create their own interactive presentation by the end of the session. This workshop is free and open to NEIU faculty, students, staff, and alumni at the Blue & Gold level or higher.

Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the 3rd floor Library classroom

To register, go to: http://prezi1.eventbrite.com

Prezi 2

This workshop is designed for those who are already familiar with Prezi, but want to take their presentations to a new level. Participants will be able to create their own interactive presentations from scratch by the end of the session.  This workshop is free and open to NEIU faculty, students, staff, and alumni at the Blue & Gold level or higher.

Date: Monday, April 7, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the 3rd floor Library classroom

To register, go to: http://prezi2.eventbrite.com

Presented by the Multimedia Learning Resource Center, a specialized multimedia lab located on the 3rd floor of the Ronald Williams Library. Please contact us at MLRC@neiu.edu or (773) 442-4415 if you have any questions.

This will be a hands-on workshop, with plenty of time for questions and experimentation with the software.  Please feel free to contact MLRC staff with any questions at MLRC@neiu.edu or call us at (773) 442-4560, or ext. 4560.

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The MLRC Presents: Prezi Workshop 1

Prezi Workshop 1: Creating Multimedia Presentations
November 5th 3-5 p.m. and November 14th 9-11 a.m.

This workshop is designed for beginners to get an introduction to Prezi, a cloud-based presentation software. Participants will be able to create their own interactive presentation by the end of the session. This workshop is free and open to NEIU faculty, students, staff, and alumni at the Blue & Gold level or higher. Both sessions will cover the same material. There will be a follow-up advanced workshop in Spring, 2014.

Sign up at: https://neiuprezi1.eventbrite.com/

Presented by the Multimedia Learning Resource Center, a specialized multimedia lab located on the 3rd floor of the Ronald Williams Library.

Please contact us at MLRC@neiu.edu or (773) 442-4415 if you have any questions.

RefWorks Workshops every Tuesday

RefWorks LogoStarting Tuesday, September 15, the Library will offer weekly workshops on RefWorks, the web-based citation management tool. The workshops will be held during activity hour, 1:30 to 2:30, in the 3rd floor classroom of the Ronald Williams Library and are open to the NEIU community.

Visit the Library Reference Desk on the 1st floor, call (773) 442-4410 or x. 4410, or email NEIU-Library@neiu.edu to sign up for an introduction to its features.

Learn RefWorks, Organize Your Citations

Starting Tuesday, June 9, the Library will offer weekly workshops on RefWorks, the web-based citation management tool.

The workshops will be held during activity hour, 1:30 to 2:30, in the 3rd floor classroom of the Ronald Williams Library and are open to NEIU students and faculty. Stop by any Tuesday this summer to set up a RefWorks account and get an introduction to its features.

Spring 2008 RefWorks Workshops

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The library will again be offering hands-on workshops on RefWorks, a citation management tool that allows users to add references directly from databases, organize references into folders, and output bibliographies in many different formats. Refworks is available to all NEIU students, faculty, and staff through a Library subscription. This semester’s workshops will be held:

Tuesday, 1/29, 10-11 am CANCELED
Monday, 2/4, 6-7 pm
Thursday, 2/7, 2-3 pm
Wednesday, 3/5, 2-3 pm
Saturday, 3/15, 11:30 am-12:30 pm
Friday, 4/4, 11 am-12 pm
Wednesday, 4/16, 4-5 pm

All workshops will be held in the Library’s 3rd floor classroom. To register for a workshop, visit the Reference Desk on the 1st floor or call 773-442-4410.

In addition, RefWorks will also be offering a series of online trainings that you can attend from your own computer. To view the schedule and register, visit RefWorks Webinars.

RefWorks Workshops Offered This Semester

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RefWorks, a citation manager recently purchased by the Library, is now available to all NEIU faculty, students, and staff. Come to one of our workshops to learn how to set up a free account, add new citations to your collection, and organize your collection with folders. We will also demonstrate Write-N-Cite, a feature of RefWorks that allows users to insert citations directly into Microsoft Word documents and automatically generate bibliographies.

Workshops will be offered:
Thursday, September 27 at 2:00 PM
Monday, October 8 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, October 20 at 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 PM
Tuesday, November 6 at 11:00 AM
Friday, November 16 at 10:00 AM

All workshops will be held in the Library computer classroom on the 3rd floor. Please call 773-442-4410 or visit the 1st floor reference desk to register for one of the sessions.

InfoLit: New Information Literacy Tutorial Teaches Students How to Select and Evaluate Information

The Library provides access to a variety of materials in a variety of formats. The process of accessing and evaluating information is increasingly complex given the plethora of information available. As the introduction to the Information Literacy tutorial states: “Information is available from many sources and in many formats, such as printed text, television, videos, library databases, web sites, and more. To be ‘information literate’ you need to know why, when, and how to use all of these tools and how to think critically about the information they provide.”

The Information Literacy tutorial adapted by Michael Weinberg is now available online. It includes an explanation of the types of resources available, where to find them and how to select the best resources for research. A follow-up assessment/quiz is available to upload to Blackboard courses or to distribute in print format.

For more information about InfoLit please contact: Nancy Sarah Murillo, Information Literacy Coordinator x4454, n-murillo1@neiu.edu .