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Getting your First Academic Job
Date and Time: Monday, February 17, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center - University Library, Room 151

How are you preparing yourself for the job market? Join new and experienced faculty members from several disciplines (Classical and Modern Language and Literature, Marketing, and Health, Exercise, and Sport Science) as they help you think about how to navigate the academic job market and survive your first year as a new faculty member.  Writing cover letters, interviewing tips, negotiating a contract, dealing with tight markets, deciphering a department's culture and how you might fit in as a future faculty member are all possible topics. Join us for practical tips and lively discussion.

Lunch will be served.  Registration (Select register for an event)

EndNote Web Workshop
Date and Time: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM AND Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: University Library, Room 150

EndNote Web is a web-based research and writing tool that lets you organize all of your references and easily create bibliographies. Librarians will assist you in getting your free account set-up and customized. You will find a few articles to export from the library's databases and then see how to put it all together with "Cite While You Write" in MS Word.

No registration required to attend.  Each session will cover the same information.

Personal subject librarian

Thesis-Dissertation Peer Reviewing
Date and Time: Friday,  February 21, 2014
Location: Graduate School, Room 313 (3rd floor Administration Building)

This Friday, February 21st Revision session features:

  • Guest Speaker, Chalice Randazzo, Doctoral Student - Rhetoric and Technical Writing, Instructor - Technical Communication, will give a short presentation on issues related to learning how to edit your own writing
  • Instructions for peer review strategies
  • Peer work to edit and revise texts
  • Thesis-dissertation staff available to answer specific revision-related questions

Students should come with laptops and paper copies of their drafts.

Students are welcome to come at any point during the three-hour session, however, peer revision groups will start immediately after the speaker presents. Admittance is first come as space allows.

Those wishing to attend remotely can log in through TTU's Mediasite: http://mediacast.ttu.edu/Mediasite/Play/da386bb22eab4589b3b414caf9c61a0e1d

For more information, contact Anastasia Coles (anastasia.coles@ttu.edu), Graduate School Thesis Coordinator


Think Tech - Data Management Workshop
Date and Time: Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM AND Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: University Library, Room 150

This workshop will be an overview of the recommended elements, samples of text to include in proposals and additional resources to help you prepare the plan. Forget what you think you know. Rediscover the library.

No registration required to attend.  Each session will cover the same information.

Personal subject librarian

Poster Presentation Workshop
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Location: University Library, Room 150

Creating a poster for presentation at a scholarly conference can be challenging. There are many factors that go into the conception and execution of an outstanding poster, one that stands out from the competition. In this workshop, those who attend will learn the importance of defining your audience, as well as the intricacies and aesthetics of poster design and information layout. You will learn about graphics, color, typography, and other key elements that go into the creation of an award-winning design. The significance of rehearsal and presentation strategies and what factors to consider in effective poster assessment are additional topics that will be covered.  This workshop will help to demystify the poster creation and presentation process and provide participants with the skills that they need to produce and showcase an outstanding poster that demands attention.

No registration required to attend. 

Personal subject librarian

Diversity Matters:  The Ethics of Educating the Many
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Location: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center - University Library, Room 151

Presenters: Dr. Aliza Wong (Associate Chair and Associate Professor, History/President, Faculty Senate) and Jobi Martinez (Director, Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center)

At a time in which buzzwords, taglines,  slogans, and soundbites abound; when university affirmative action cases appear before the Supreme Court, reality TV stars use new-found fame to express their opinions about Jim Crow, and hazing in professional athletics includes racial epithets and slurs; when an African American president is elected and re-elected, the Stand Your Ground death of a young African American youth leads to a national discourse on race, and the legacies of slavery, imprisonment, and discrimination fill the silver screen - Diversity Matters.  Speaking both to and beyond the scope of the university, the presenters at this TLPDC/Ethics Lunch will focus on the ways in which the ethics of "deep diversity" offer new ways of acknowledging and respecting the multiplicity and distinctiveness of individuals and protect the more participatory conversation on inclusion.  The discussion will engage with the viability of a universal understanding of ethics, particularly in multicultural communities.  Colleges and universities represent microcosms of diverse cultures and groups - how do we best embody an ethical approach to providing for the multiple and different needs, intellectual curiosities, and meaningful engagement in the curricular and co-curricular workings of the university?

Lunch will be served.  Registration (Select register for an event)

Publishing your Research
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM AND Friday, May 2, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: University Library, Room 150

This is a general introductory workshop for those who are interested in getting their research published in scholarly journals and books. It covers such fundamental topics as where to get ideas, how to tell if an idea is worth developing, and how to find appropriate outlets for your work. Those who attend will be given suggestions for how to approach and work with editors, navigating the publishing process, dealing with revisions or rejection, and many other important considerations. This is an ideal workshop to attend if you have never published in the scholarly literature and want to learn more about what is involved. The workshop is taught by academic authors with extensive records of publication who will draw on their own experiences in working with editors and publishers and speak candidly about what it is really like.

No registration required to attend.  Each session will cover the same information.

Personal subject librarian

Altmetrics
Date and Time: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Location: University Library, Room 150

With the widespread adoption of information technology, the behavior of scholars has changed in recent years. Traditional measures of scholarly impact have come under increasing criticism for being inadequate. How can we measure the influence of scholarly work in the newly emerging online environment? This workshop focuses on the rise of altmetrics, alternative measures of scholarly influence. Alternative resources for measuring research impact will be introduced and discussed and their advantages and disadvantages will be noted. Attendees will learn how to monitor personal and institutional research impact in new ways, track research significance and influence in a more timely and comprehensive manner, and achieve a better understanding of how the scholarly landscape may change in the years ahead.

No registration required to attend. 

Personal subject librarian

Managing your Research with Mendeley
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 12:30 PM - 1:03 PM
Location: Teaching, Learning and Professional Development Center - University Library, Room 151

Mendeley citation manager offers a free and comprehensive cite-as-you-write literature management solution.  Adding new articles into the database is as simple as clicking a button, and all files can be highlighted and notated like a normal PDF.  Articles can also be read and notated on a free iOS app, which makes reading the latest publications simple. This session focuses on the benefits of Mendeley in research organization and collaboration between co-authors.

Lunch will be served.  Registration (Select register for an event)

Basics of Library Research
Date and Time: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: University Library, Room 150

Save time and money.  Your "personal" librarian will get you started with library resources and services.  Get tips on how to find articles and books.  Create your free Document Delivery account.  Forget what you think you know.  Rediscover the library.

No registration required to attend.  Each session will cover the same information.

Personal subject librarian

Literature Review Workshop
Date and Time: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: University Library, Room 150

Librarians will explain what a literature review is; talk about discipline-oriented standards for literature reviews and how to begin your work developing research strategies; demonstrate how to do searches in three databases-including Web of Knowledge-to find articles on your topic; explore qualitative approaches to determine an article's relative importance; show you how to manage your citations and how to keep up with the most current research on your topic; and discuss some ethical and legal issues related to research.

No registration required to attend.  Each session will cover the same information.

Personal subject librarian


 

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