So the HHSL Open Workshops Series is over for the semester and you couldn’t attend any workshops. Look, we’ve all been there. You really WANTED to attend that Thursday HHSL Open Workshop at 12pm, but you were engrossed in your studies/bumped in to a friend and started chatting/forgot to check the date on the topic you wanted/really needed to eat lunch…and so you missed it.
Have you squandered your last chance to learn EndNote? Thrown away your shot to master Web of Science? Wasted all opportunities to hone your PubMed skills? Are you doomed?
No! Your friends at Hirsh Health Sciences Library would never abandon you! We know how busy you are, and we can’t schedule Open Workshops at times that fit everybody’s schedule or align the topic you’re interested in to the time it’d be the most useful for you. To better meet your needs, we bring you Workshops on Demand— gather a few friends, find some times that work for a group session, and tell the Library what you want to learn about. We will provide the content, and expert librarian instructor, and we’ll even book the room. Choose from the list of topics, or suggest your own- we’re listening! Just fill out the form and we will be in touch to set up your custom workshop. These sessions are a great way to maximize learning and interaction with an instructor and your classroom peers, and ideal for those embarking on group projects. Workshops on Demand can be scheduled M-F between 8:00 am and 5:30 pm, depending on the availability of librarians, and we can conduct them via WebEx as well for those off-campus.
(Of course, if you would like a one-on-one instruction session with a librarian, we can set that up too. Just contact us here)
You know how sometimes all you need is a snack rather than a whole meal? Well, sometimes this true for learning opportunities, too! Want to learn some tips, tricks and skills, but don’t have enough time to attend an hour long workshop? Then, Hirsh Library’s “Quick Bites” series will satisfy your cravings!
“Quick Bites” are 20 minute(-ish) mini-workshops held on Mondays at 12noon in Sackler 510. No registration required – just bring your lunch and yourself!
Topics to be featured include:
- Find it @Tufts/JumboSearch
- Point-of-care tools (DynaMed, BMJ Best Practice)
- Mobile App Resources
- PubMed in a Flash
- Protocols and methods
- Faculty of 1000
Be on the lookout for “Quick Bites” schedule, which is coming soon!
Agonizing over an abstract? Stumped about starting your personal statement? Rattled by your research paper? Then we have a workshop for you! On Wednesday 10/4 at 12pm in Sackler 812, Christine Smith, our writing consultant, will give a one-hour workshop on how to approach the writing process. She’ll provide you with a general framework that can be applied to any writing project as well as insight into how to prepare for a session with a writing consultant. Some light refreshments will be served and you can feel free to bring your lunch! Please RSVP here. Registration is not required, but is appreciated so we can have an idea of how much food to order. Hope to see you there!
As the Fall semester begins, the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is ready to launch the next series of Open Workshops! These workshops will cover many different research topics, such as learning how to begin a literature search, managing your citations with EndNote, learning about open access, and more. See our Open Workshops page for more information, including complete workshop descriptions and schedules. We have a few new ones on tap this year!
Workshops will be held in Sackler 510 on Tuesdays from 9-10am and repeated on Wednesdays from 3-4pm. Here’s our September schedule:
Approaching the Lit Review
Tuesday 9/5 and Wednesday 9/6
In this workshop, students will learn how to approach the literature review. Topics covered include database selection, devising effective search techniques, limiting articles to relevant study-types, and tools for keeping track of results.
Get Your Stuff Together
Tuesday 9/12 and Wednesday 9/13
Start the new academic year of right! A little organization now will save you a lot of time and effort in the future. In this workshop, we will show you how to: name and organize your files and documents for easy access; manage multiple versions of a file; and store and backup files during your project.
Special Event: Stress Less, Learn More
Wednesday 9/20 3-4pm
Please join us for a special workshop co-presented with Sharon Gendron from Student Wellness Advising. We’ll discuss ways to integrate a healthy lifestyle with effective habits for academic research so that you can stress less and learn more!
Introduction to Citation Management Tools
Tuesday 9/26 and Wednesday 9/27
Citation management tools help you manage the research process by allowing you to store and organize references, as well as automatically generate in-text citations and bibliographies in a variety of citation styles, such as APA and AMA and so much more!
And don’t forget about our Workshops on Demand. If you and your colleagues are interested in a workshop, but cannot attend due to a conflicting schedule, you can now request a Workshop on Demand: just let us know what your group is interested in, and we’ll create a workshop that works for you!
If you have any questions about Open Workshops, or Workshops on Demand, please call the library service desk at 617-636-6705, or email us at email@example.com.
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Our special ‘Writing Personal Statements’ workshop has been rescheduled for Monday, March 27th from 12:45 to 1:45 PM in Sackler 507. Writing is hard; writing about yourself can be even harder. If you are preparing a personal statement for your medical school or other application, then this workshop is for you.
Christine Smith, MS, RD, the writing consultant at our library, adjunct lecturer at the Friedman School and former Senior Editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, will provide advice on writing personal statements and her top writing tips. We will also share books available at the library on application writing and interviewing.
Post contributed by Laura Pavlech
Join the Hirsh Health Sciences Library this Wednesday, October 16th, for a workshop on how to find and interpret Impact Factors!
This workshop is open to all Tufts students, faculty, and staff affiliates and will be in Room 510 of the Sackler Building from 12-1pm
Space is limited, so we ask you fill out a brief registration form HERE by 5pm on the 15th.
Hope to see you there!
HHSL is launching a new initiative to offer workshop classes open to all students, faculty, and staff of the university and medical center!
These classes will typically be held at lunch time and run about an hour. The sessions will cover a wide array of searching skills, research tools and other information discovery and management topics.
To find out more information on upcoming classes, follow our Google calendar, Twitter, Facebook or blog! Also keep an eye out for announcements in your departmental listservs. To reach the calendar and class description page, simply follow the “Open Classes at HHSL” link listed under Education.
Due to limited space, it may be difficult to provide service for walk-in attendees of popular topics, so we ask that you fill out a brief registration form if you plan to attend. A link to register is included in the course descriptions.
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