Sessions are 50 minutes long and open to all URI students, faculty, and staff. Sessions meet in the Robert L. Carothers Library, room 142, unless otherwise specified.
If you have questions, topic suggestions, or would like to request a session for your course, please contact Amanda Izenstark at email@example.com. You can also use this form to request a session.
Getting Started @ the Libraries
Friday, January 25 @ 1pm
Tuesday, January 29 @ 3pm
Are you a new student, staff, or faculty member? Would you like to learn more about the services and tools the University Libraries offer? In this short session, we’ll cover what the library can do for you, tips for efficient searching, how to get items the Libraries don’t have, and where to get help.
Amanda Izenstark, Professor, Reference & Instructional Design Librarian, University Libraries
Reuse, Remix, and Create with the Creative Commons
Friday, February 22 @ 1pm
Tuesday, March 5 @ 3pm
What are Creative Commons licenses and how do they work? What is the difference between something that is free online and something that is truly "open"? Did you know that it is often a Creative Commons license that puts the "open" in Open Access scholarship and Open Educational Resources? Whether you are an author or creator who wants to share your work more openly than the default “all rights reserved” of copyright or you are someone who wants to reuse content created by others (or both!), attend this Search Savvy Seminar. You will learn about the six Creative Commons licenses, how to apply a CC license to your own work, how to search for openly-licensed works online, and how to reuse, remix, and properly attribute CC-licensed works created by others.
Presented by Andrée Rathemacher, Professor, Head of Acquisitions, University Libraries
Are you looking to improve your search strategies ahead of the end-of-semester research projects? Are you a life sciences student having trouble finding the information you need? This Search Savvy Seminar will focus specifically on the databases Scopus and CINAHL, including how to develop a search strategy using keywords and how to make use of the tools that these databases offer.
Presented by Kimberly MacKenzie, PhD (Neuroscience), MLIS Candidate, and Reference Assistant at the Robert L. Carothers Library & Learning Commons
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