Classes & Workshops

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.

Spring 2015 Calendar

Instruction Calendar

Upcoming Events

Title:Journal Impact: Concepts and Sources
Date:Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Time:2:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

 

Journal Impact: Concepts and Sources

Tuesday, March 10th, 2:30-3:00

The Journal Impact Factor is the most widely recognized measure of the relative research impact of individual journals.  This workshop will include an overview of the Journal Impact Factor, as well as alternate metrics for measuring journal impact. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Title:PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
Date:Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

PsycINFO:  Introduction to Effective Searching

Monday, February 2, 3:30-4:00                  Tuesday, February 10, 2:30-3:00

Wednesday, March 11, 4:00-4:30

Are you writing a research paper on a topic in psychology? Come learn about PsycINFO, the premier database for psychology research.  This session will provide a basic overview of PsycINFO search techniques.  This workshop will be of most interest to those who are new to the PsycINFO database, but it may also provide a useful review for anyone wishing to update their PsycINFO search skills. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Title:Public Health Data
Date:Thursday, March 12, 2015
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Public Health Data - March 12th, 4:30PM, IC 120

More and more governments, companies, and organizations are opening up their health data to the world. This session will explore some of the most useful online repositories with free health data. From there you can analyze, cite, and share the data for your research needs.

Title:Using Big Data
Date:Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Using Big Data - March 19th, 4:30PM, IC 120

Data is all around us and being able to understand it and present it to others is a useful skill set to have. At this workshop you’ll learn about ways to find, use, understand, and present data sets using data visuals and graphics.

Title:PsycINFO: Beyond the Basics
Date:Monday, March 23, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

PsycINFO:  Beyond the Basics

Monday, March 23rd, 3:30-4:00

This workshop will focus on advanced features of the PsycINFO database, including Multi-Field Searching, establishing a Personal Account to save searches and projects, and creating AutoAlerts to receive regular updates on a research topic.  This workshop will be of most interest to regular users of PsycINFO, though all are welcome.  Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Title:User Experience and Design
Date:Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time:4:00pm - 4:30pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

User Experience and Design - April 2nd, 4:00PM, IC 120

If you are interested in user experience and design this workshop is for you. We will give a quick overview of design principles, places to discover new design techniques, and ways to evaluate how effective designs are. Just don’t make content, make people want to use it.

Title:Presentation Skills
Date:Thursday, April 2, 2015
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Presentation Skills - April 2nd, 4:30PM, IC 120

Presentations don’t have to be scary or boring (or both). This workshop will introduce you to techniques and resources you can use to develop great presentations and to deliver those presentations with confidence.

Title:Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) requests: How to Make Them
Date:Monday, April 6, 2015
Time:11:00am - 11:30am
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) requests: How to Make Them

Monday, April 6, 11:00-11:30      Wednesday, April 8, 5:00-5:30

Thursday, April 9, 1:30-2:00 – Online, via  Adobe Connect

Sometimes, you want information from the government that isn’t readily available.  That’s where the Freedom of Information Act comes in.  This workshop will go over the basics of FOIA, how to compose a request, where to send it, and some of the nuances of the law and its use.  Attendees at this workshop may also follow up with the Government Information Librarian for assistance after the workshop for individual requests.  Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).

Title:Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) requests: How to Make Them
Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time:5:00pm - 5:30pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) requests: How to Make Them

Monday, April 6, 11:00-11:30      Wednesday, April 8, 5:00-5:30

Thursday, April 9, 1:30-2:00 – Online, via  Adobe Connect

Sometimes, you want information from the government that isn’t readily available.  That’s where the Freedom of Information Act comes in.  This workshop will go over the basics of FOIA, how to compose a request, where to send it, and some of the nuances of the law and its use.  Attendees at this workshop may also follow up with the Government Information Librarian for assistance after the workshop for individual requests.  Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).

Title:Online Workshop: Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) requests: How to Make Them
Date:Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time:1:30pm - 2:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Categories:Online Workshops
Description:

Freedom of Information Act(FOIA) requests: How to Make Them

Monday, April 6, 11:00-11:30      Wednesday, April 8, 5:00-5:30

Thursday, April 9, 1:30-2:00 – Online, via  Adobe Connect

Sometimes, you want information from the government that isn’t readily available.  That’s where the Freedom of Information Act comes in.  This workshop will go over the basics of FOIA, how to compose a request, where to send it, and some of the nuances of the law and its use.  Attendees at this workshop may also follow up with the Government Information Librarian for assistance after the workshop for individual requests.  Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).