WELCOME

This community is designed to facilitate Information Literacy and writing integration. As members, you are invited to share ideas and resources, to pose questions, to investigate publications and research, and to mold the community to meet your needs.

The site moderators are Caroline Sinkinson & Diane Debella.

The site name is borrowed from: Norgaard, Rolf. (2003). “Writing Information Literacy.” Reference User Services Quarterly 43 (2): 124-130.

12/5 Learner’s Lunch: Mobile Apps for Productivity

Want to get more out of your smart phone or iPad? Want to use them for more than Facebook? Come for a quick taste of a few apps and their uses to help you manage your time, information overload, and general tasks. Led by Amanda McAndrew

Norlin Library Room E113 map

12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

11/28 Learner’s Lunch: Finding Geospatial Data for Your Research

Finding the appropriate data for a research project is always harder and more time consuming than you think! Learn what datasets the Map Library has and tips and trips for searching for the data you need–within the Libraries and beyond. Led by Katie Lage

Norlin Library Room E113 map

12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

11/14 Learner’s Lunch: Using Online Mapping Technologies for Research and Fun

Tell a story, display statistics, or highlight your research data with a strong visual statement using a map. Learn about online mapping tools including Google Maps and Google Earth, Scribble Maps, and more. This session will present an overview of various tools and demonstrate how to get started creating your own map. Led by Katie Lage

Norlin Library Room E113 map

12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

11/7 Learner’s Lunch: Finding Geospatial Data for Your Research

Finding the appropriate data for a research project is always harder and more time consuming than you think! Learn what datasets the Map Library has and tips and trips for searching for the data you need–within the Libraries and beyond. Led by Katie Lage

Norlin Library Room E113 map

12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

10/31 Learner’s Lunch: Creating Attractive and Effective Presentations

Have you ever wanted to create a unique PowerPoint (or Keynote) presentation, but just didn’t know where to start? Or maybe thought that it just took too long to create? Here’s your opportunity to learn some quick and easy ways to wow  your audience. This one hour workshop covers basic design principles and presentation tips and tricks that will surely capture the attention of your audience. Led by Jaycie Moriyama and Viktoriya Oliynyk

Norlin Library Room E113 map
12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

Calendar:  http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/reference/researchassistance.htm

10/24 Learner’s Lunch: Typography- Just my Type

Which typeface is friendlier: Futura or Impact? How does tracking differ from kerning, and why does it matter? Or does it? If you’ve ever asked yourself questions like these, you may be a “type wonk.” That’s okay, though, you’re not alone. In fact, type should matter to everyone. After all, it says everything about how we communicate with text and it can underscore or derail our message with a single click. In this session Dave Underwood, a graphic designer and certified type wonk, will introduce us to the wonder and the power of type, from understanding its effect on basic cognition to examining how it steers our emotions and beliefs (Did you know Helvetica was responsible for the start of the Vietnam War? We’ll talk about that.). Please join us. Led by Dave Underwood

Norlin Library Room E113 map
12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

Calendar:  http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/reference/researchassistance.htm

10/17 Learner’s Lunch: Getting Published- Strategies for Success

Looking to publish your research? From journal selection and impact factors to open access and author’s rights, this workshop will provide you with an overview of the publishing process and tips for navigating the dynamic realm of digital scholarship. Led by Megan Bresnahan and Andrew Johnson

Norlin Library Room E113 map
12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

Calendar:  http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/reference/researchassistance.htm

10/10 Learner’s Lunch: Introduction to Zotero

Tired of wasting time tediously formatting your works cited page? In this workshop, participants will learn to use Zotero, a free citation management program. Zotero allows users to quickly capture, organize, and cite references to a variety of sources such as journal articles, websites, blogs, and even photos.  Led by Megan Bresnahan

Norlin Library Room E113 map
12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

Calendar:  http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/reference/researchassistance.htm

10/3 Learner’s Lunch: Introduction to Mendeley

Introduction to Mendeley,  a  new  social  citation  management  tool.  Easily organize your papers, read & annotate your PDFs, collaborate in private or open groups, and securely access your research from everywhere. Led by Raymond Johnson

Norlin Library Room E113 map
12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

For more information contact: caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu or alison.hicks@colorado.edu

Calendar:  http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/reference/researchassistance.htm

9/26 Learner’s Lunch: Introduction to Papers

Papers is “your personal library of research”, a reference management tool designed to help you collaborate, discover and work more productively. This introductory workshop will help you get started with the basics of finding, organizing, annotating and citing articles in Papers for Windows and iOS as well as Mac. While Papers is not free, student discounts are available. The workshop will also provide a comparison of Papers with other popular citation and research manager tools. Led by Alison Hicks

Norlin Library Room E113 map
12:00- 1:00

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

 

For more information contact:caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu or alison.hicks@colorado.edu

Calendar:  http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/reference/researchassistance.htm

9/19 Learner’s Lunch: Introduction to Trello

9/19 Introduction to Trello

Come learn about Trello, a free, simple, and powerful web-based project management/collaboration tool. Trello provides a highly visual approach to projects; consisting of boards, lists, and cards. At it’s simplest, Trello is an online version of a whiteboard with sticky notes. However, Trello offers many powerful features including comments, checklists, due dates, file attachments, notifications, and strong collaborative tools. With Trello you can quickly and easily see what is being worked on, who is working on what, and where something is in a process.

Join us as we explore Trello’s features, use-cases, and examples from CU Boulder users. Led by Mark Gammon

Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning!

Norlin Library Room E113 map
12:00- 1:00

 

No registration necessary. For more information contact:

caroline.sinkinson@colorado.edu or alison.hicks@colorado.edu

Calendar:  http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/reference/researchassistance.htm

9/13 Learner’s Lunch: Inbox 0

Do you have thousands of emails in your inbox? Do your emails sit for days (weeks?!) flagged, started, and marked unread, only to remind you to do something later? This one hour class covers the core principles of getting to inbox zero and staying there. Informed by David Allen’s Getting Things Done system, we will focus heavily on how to process email and maintain tasks/projects in simple and reliable systems. This class will be primarily software agnostic, so bring your Outlook, Gmail, or Pine accounts and get to zero! Participants will leave with strategies for getting their email inbox to zero messages, a fresh framework for managing tasks, projects, and priorities, as well as suggestions on software that can support these healthy practices. Cory Pavicich is an Academic Technology Consultant with OIT. Although he receives thousands of emails each year he is likely arrive at this event with zero emails in his inbox. As a Google Certified Teacher and Trainer, he was invited by Google to give a similar version of this workshop at the 2011 International Google Teacher Academy in Seattle, WA. Led by Cory Pavicich Bring your Lunch and join us for an hour of Learning! Norlin Library Room E113 map12:00- 1:00

Calendar: http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/reference/researchassistance.htm