Category Archives: Workshops

Columbia University Libraries hosts the 6th Reference Services Symposium

On March 14th, 2008, Columbia University Libraries hosted the 6th Reference Services Symposium. https://www1.columbia.edu/sec/cu/libraries/bts/symposia/reference/2008/
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The day’s theme: “Beyond the Desk” sought to highlight the changing nature of reference. The keynote speaker, Joe Janes, was both provocative and entertaining and encouraged reference librarians to focus on what we do well and not fight the Google culture. The contributed papers in the morning continued with the theme and discussed the impact of different technologies on how we provide reference. The afternoon panel explored generational differences amongst librarians and with our user groups.

The symposium was attended by about one hundred librarians from research libraries in the Northeast. Next year’s symposium is tentatively scheduled for mid-March 2009.

End Note Essentials

End Note Essentials designed for social science students and faculty are being offered for the second year.¬? Alysse Jordan, Jerry Breeze, and Fadi Dagher designed the course and are the instructors for the sessions offered in the Social Work Library training space.¬? The schedule for this term is:
EndNote Essentials for the Social Sciences
Designed specifically for researchers in the social sciences, this one-hour workshop offers you a quick start on using this personal bibliographic software.¬? As noted below, specific sessions are tailored for specific social science disciplines and programs, but you are welcome to attend any one that is convenient for you.
September 19 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00, Social Work Library (Social Work)
September 20 (Thu.)¬? 6:00-7:00 Social Work Library (SIPA)
September 21 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00¬? Social Work Library (Anthropology)
September 24 (Mon.) 6:00-7:00 Social Work Library (SIPA)
September 26 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00¬? Social Work Library (Social Work)
September 26 (Wed.)¬? 6:00-7:00 Social Work Library (Pol Sci)
September 28 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00 Social Work Library (Sociology)
October 3 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00¬? Social Work Library (Social Work)
October 10 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
October 12 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00¬? Social Work Library (SIPA)
October 15 (Mon.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Sociology)
October 17 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
October 19 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00¬? Social Work Library (Pol Sci)
October 24 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
October 26 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00 Social Work Library (SIPA)
October 31(Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
November 7 (Wed.) 12:00-1:00 Social Work Library (Social Work)
November 9 (Fri.) 10:00-11:00 Social Work Library (General)