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:PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
Date:Monday, February 2, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
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:Using the Library for Your Job Search
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time:1:30pm - 2:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Using the Library for Your Job Search

Tuesday, February 3, 1:30-2:00                  Thursday, February 5, 12:00-12:30

Information is one of the most powerful weapons in your job search.  Whether you are in the early stages of looking for a job, in the middle stages of applying for a job or in the late stages of interviewing for a job, you need information.  This workshop will deal with ways of finding that information. Some of the resources will be specific library resources, but this will also cover some general strategies using internet resources.  Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).

Title:Citation Searching: Tracking Research over Time
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time:5:30pm - 6:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Citation Searching: Tracking Research over Time

Tuesday, February 3rd, 5:00-5:30               Monday, February 9th, 3:30-4:00

Citation searching allows you to identify references that cite or are cited by other scholars.  Citation tracking helps find new research based on earlier research, and can identify how many times and where an article has been cited. Discover how citation indexes can assist you in your research. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Title:Beyond Loyola: Research Libraries and Collections in Chicago
Date:Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time:3:45pm - 4:15pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Beyond Loyola: Research Libraries and Collections in Chicago

Wednesday, February 4, 3:45-4:15           Wednesday, February 18, 3:45-4:15

Discover how you may take advantage of the rich library collections found in the Chicago area.  Included will be Northwestern University, the University of Illinois Chicago, DePaul University, the Chicago Public Library, and special collections such as The Newberry Library.  Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).

Title:Using the Library for Your Job Search
Date:Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time:12:00pm - 12:30pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Using the Library for Your Job Search

Tuesday, February 3, 1:30-2:00                  Thursday, February 5, 12:00-12:30

Information is one of the most powerful weapons in your job search.  Whether you are in the early stages of looking for a job, in the middle stages of applying for a job or in the late stages of interviewing for a job, you need information.  This workshop will deal with ways of finding that information. Some of the resources will be specific library resources, but this will also cover some general strategies using internet resources.  Questions may be sent to Ben Aldred (baldred@luc.edu).

Title:Learning Styles and Developing Good Work Habits
Date:Thursday, February 5, 2015
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Learning Styles and Developing Good Work Habits - February 5th, 4:30PM, IC 120

Everyone has ways they like to learn and work, and you can use your own particular style to your advantage. At this workshop we’ll talk about ways you can recognize your own learning preferences and use those preferences to develop good work habits and to discover tools to help you stay productive.

Title:Citation Searching: Tracking Research over Time
Date:Monday, February 9, 2015
Time:3:30pm - 4:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Citation Searching: Tracking Research over Time

Tuesday, February 3rd, 5:00-5:30               Monday, February 9th, 3:30-4:00

Citation searching allows you to identify references that cite or are cited by other scholars.  Citation tracking helps find new research based on earlier research, and can identify how many times and where an article has been cited. Discover how citation indexes can assist you in your research. Questions may be sent to Stephen Macksey (smackse@luc.edu).

Title:PsycINFO: Introduction to Effective Searching
Date:Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Time:2:30pm - 3:00pm
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:How To Read: Faster or Slower but Certainly Smarter
Date:Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time:3:45pm - 4:15pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

How To Read: Faster or Slower but Certainly Smarter

Wednesday, January 28, 2:30                     Wednesday, February 11, 3:45-4:15

Wednesday, February 25, 3:45-4:15 – Online, via Adobe Connect

Reading habits and styles are changing.  Academic work continues to require a carefully considered combination of effective skimming and careful in-depth reading with strategies to organize and retain content.  Discover strategies and solutions to reading dilemmas by attending this workshop.  Questions may be sent to Jane Currie (jcurrie@luc.edu).

 

Title:Making with the Internet
Date:Thursday, February 12, 2015
Time:4:30pm - 5:00pm
Location:Information Commons 120
Campus:Lakeshore
Description:

Making with the Internet - February 12th, 4:30PM, IC 120

So you use the internet all the time, but do you ever make the internet? Get acquainted with Mozilla’s Webmaker and learn the basics of HTML and CSS. Even if you are not interested in making websites this course will give you a better understanding of how the internet works and what you can do with it.