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MARCH 18

Tuesday
      • 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
      • Introduction to Collaborate
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • VSPACER
      • Participants will practice using Collaborate for office hours, remote live teaching, and video-conferencing with students and guest lecturers

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
      • Writing Center "We Get Grammar" Workshop: Handling Plurals and Articles
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • VSPACER
      • Writing Center Consultants are joined by the College Writing Program's International Student Coordinator to answer questions about English such as "Why can I say 'a research study' but not 'a research'?" and "Why are English articles - a, an, the - so difficult?" Participants in this workshop will learn about plurals and articles and practice using them in academic writing.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
      • Graduate School Budgeting for Dummies
      • Bender Library Graduate Research Center Classroom
      • VSPACER
      • Are you in grad school? Thinking about grad school? Learn about online budgeting, and how to manage housing options, transportation and personal expenses while in grad school. Please bring a laptop/computing device to the session if possible. Those who attend will receive a special incentive!

        Space is limited to 40, please RSVP.

        Presented by Shirleyne McDonald, Associate Director Financial Aid, ...more

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
      • Library Donor Event
      • Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
      • VSPACER
      • The American University Library Council and University Librarian Nancy Davenport invite you to join us to learn about American University's new Persuasive Play Gaming Initiative and help curate the Library's new Gaming Collection. This is your opportunity to:

        Hear how AU faculty will use the games to teach
        Select your favorite games from the new collection and buy them for the ...more

        Type: Reception
        Host: University Library

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AFTER MARCH 18

      • Wed 03/19/14
        3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
      • Advanced Blackboard
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • Participants will create assignments, and practice weighting these assignments in the Grade Center. We will also discuss best practices in teaching with blogs and discussion boards.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • Wed 03/19/14
        5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
      • EndNote for Web
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • Come to this class if you prefer to use a version of EndNote that you can have any time anywhere.
        An overview for using EndNote Web will be provided. Come with your questions! [Please bring a laptop with EndNote already downloaded. Download directions are here: http://subjectguides.library.american.edu/endnote]

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • Thu 03/20/14
        10:30 am – noon
      • Colloquium on Scholarly Communications: Research data in academia
      • Bender Library Training and Events Room
      • While universities and publishers have centuries of experience with the packaging and dissemination of traditional scholarly outputs, including increasingly in digital formats in the last two decades, the era of doing the same with the data gathered in the course of research is only beginning, driven in part by the requirements of funding agencies. Stefan Kramer, the new Research Data Librarian ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: University Library

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      • Thu 03/20/14
        1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
      • Introduction to Piazza
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • Piazza offers a rich platform for asking and answering questions, monitoring class debates, and for sharing ideas. With Piazza's easy to use features, you can easily facilitate online discussions. In this workshop you will setup Piazza for your class.

        Type: Workshop
        Host: University Library

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      • Thu 03/20/14
        4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      • Library Research for a Literature Review
      • Bender Library Third Floor Classroom
      • This class will help you learn to access and use subject-specific databases that index the scholarly literature necessary for completing a literature review assignment. In addition, the basic aspects of what a literature review looks like will be covered. Bring your research topics and literature review questions with you so that the class can be as useful as possible.

        Type: Training Session
        Host: University Library

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