When you think of a library, what comes to mind? Surely, seemingly endless rows of books make the top of the list, perhaps followed by computers overflowing with databases. But our librarians and staff will tell you that Mason Libraries offer even more.
The libraries hold a number of workshops that help students hone research skills, polish theses and dissertations, and flex their writing muscles. And these workshops are taught by instructors who really know their stuff – and the workshops are free. Check out a few of our current opportunities!
University Dissertation and Thesis Services (UDTS)
UDTS offers workshops to help students reach their graduation goals.
“At our Process workshop, we’ll talk about deadlines, procedures, and steps you’ll need to undertake to make sure you graduate on time,” said Sally Evans, University Dissertation & Thesis Coordinator.
“We offer a workshop on our Interactive Template, which is a Word document designed to make formatting your document simpler. At the workshop, we’ll walk you through it and show you how to use it.”
To sum it all up, Sally offers this slogan to those who are still on the fence about scheduling their UDTS appointment: “UDTS Workshops: Making You 100% More Likely to Graduate on Time!”
From class papers to theses, creating citations is part of college life. Software programs like Zotero make the process go more smoothly.
“I wish I’d known about Zotero when I was in grad school,” said Zotero instructor Sarah Cocks. “When you’re juggling multiple research papers for different classes, it’s so important to keep up with all your research and resources, and Zotero is really effective for managing all these sources.”
But Zotero can do more for students than citation legwork. “Though the citation-generation aspect is useful, I value Zotero as an organizational tool even more,” said Sarah.
What better time to discover Rosetta Stone, the preferred program for learning 30 languages, than International Week (March 31-April 9)? That’s when Mercer Library will hold a Rosetta Stone workshop, where our instructor will have you up and running in no time. Please check back with our calendar for upcoming Rosetta Stone events.
Request a Workshop
If you don’t find what you’re looking for on our workshop calendar, our instructors will customize an instruction session for any group of three or more. And, professors can request a workshop to be held during any regularly scheduled class. Think of this service as an on-demand way to bring quality workshops into your classroom or study group. Follow this link to get started.
As you can see, our instructors are excited about the workshops we offer because we know they can have a huge impact on students’ academic goals. Check our workshop calendar often to see where our offerings match your needs.
~ Meg Rayford, Resource and Research Support Specialist