Twitter is a platform for scholarly conversation. It’s used for sharing and discussing research at all stages of the process (even peer review via Tweet!); for current awareness; for networking; for conference participation; and for teaching.
Learn about Twitter and its uses in higher education together with a community of learners, through hands-on practice, class discussion via Twitter, and guided engagement with the public scholarly conversation on Twitter.
By the end of this workshop you will:
Be able to navigate the technical aspects of Twitter
Understand the breadth of platforms, applications, and devices that can be used with Twitter e.g. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Storify
Communicate succinctly, framing a point using only 140 characters
Understand what it means to be a part of a scholarly conversation in public
Begin building a Twitter network of scholars, and gain followers of your own
Reflect on your own use of Twitter going forward: in the classroom, at conferences, and throughout the research process
Eveline Houtman is Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction at Robarts Library and a PhD candidate at OISE. She has published on social media in higher education.
Jesse Carliner is Communications and Reference Librarian, Robarts Library.
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Gerstein Science Information Centre Location: Gerstein Library Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus
In this introductory hands-on workshop, you will gain an overview of Endnote X9, a desktop citation management tool that allows you to download and store your references from the wealth of the library’s resources, and “automatically” insert them into your paper.
EndNote Level 1: Introduction for Beginners
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Who can register?: Open to all current U of T students, faculty, or staff.
Import references from health science databases (e.g. Medline, PubMed), websites, and Google Scholar
Create a bibliography in APA, MLA, Vancouver, or other citation styles
Create in-text citations in Microsoft Word using Cite While You Write
Organize and share your references
What’s required – technical specifications:
This session will be demonstrated on lab computers with EndNote X9 Desktop installed on it already.