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Attend classes and workshops offered by the library to improve your research skills, use information resources more effectively, and learn about new technologies and tools.

All classes are free and open to students, faculty, and staff. Unless otherwise noted, all workshops will be held in IC-120 and will last for approximately 30 minutes.

If you’re not able to attend a workshop, but would like to learn about the topic, please feel welcome to contact us. We can schedule additional workshops for groups, or plan one on one meetings.

For more information please email cud-ref@luc.edu.

Current Semester Calendar

Full Schedule (PDF)

Instruction Calendar

Upcoming Events

Title:How to Read: Strategies for Focusing and Retaining the Words on a Page
Date:Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Jane Currie
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Reading habits and styles are changing while academic work continues to require focused attention and long-term retention.  Discover effective strategies and solutions to reading dilemmas by attending this workshop.  Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).

Title:How to Quote: Using Other People’s Work to Strengthen Your Own
Date:Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Niamh McGuigan
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

So you’ve found a source, but how do you properly fit it into your work? The art of quotation is a delicate balance between the extremes of uselessness and plagiarism. This workshop will cover methods of finding quotable material in library and non-library sources and ways to use them in your writing.  Questions may be sent to Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu).

Title:Tame the Results List: Strategies for Finding Relevant Sources
Date:Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Jane Currie
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

Search result lists generated by research databases and library catalogs can be daunting.  Discover how to identify and change their arrangement while finding the results that are relevant to you.  Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).

Title:Data Visualization: Create Graphics and Images for Paper and Presentations
Date:Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Presenter:Terri Artemchik
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lake Shore
Categories:In-Person
Description:

This workshop will introduce you to tools you can use to visually display information, as well as strategies for choosing the right type of chart, how to make your graphics visually appealing and more. We’ll cover web-based graphic design and data visualization tools such as Canva and Google Drive. Questions may be sent to Terri Artemchik (tartemchik@luc.edu).