The Weinberg Memorial Library and the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE) are proud to announce a new faculty and staff advancement series, Technology on Your Own Terms. The series will introduce University faculty and staff to emerging technologies in a hands-on environment, in order to encourage innovation in the workplace and in the classroom.
Technology on Your Own Terms will begin this Fall with four sessions:
Tweet Your Words
Tuesday, September 15 from 12pm – 1pm (WML 306)
You’ve heard about Twitter on the news – now find out what it’s really like. In this workshop, you’ll create a Twitter account and post your first tweet. You’ll also learn how to follow other tweeters and find useful information in the Twitterverse. (Taught by Kristen Yarmey-Tylutki, Library)
Curl Up with a Kindle
Thursday, October 1 from 12pm – 1pm (WML 306)
Learn how to use an entirely new class of device -a convenient, portable reading device with the ability to wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers. The device is the Amazon Kindle. During this workshop, you will learn how to use many of the Kindle’s features including digital highlights and notes. (Taught by Aileen McHale, CTLE)
Really Simple Steps for Managing the Web: An Introduction to RSS
Tuesday, October 13 from 12pm – 1pm (WML 306)
This workshop will explain how RSS feeds and RSS readers can help you manage the abundance of information available on the web. You’ll create a Google Reader account and will learn to import, organize, search, and share up-to-date content from your favorite websites. (Taught by Kristen Yarmey-Tylutki, Library)
Stay Alert! Keeping Your Research Up-to-Date
Thursday, October 29, from 11:30am – 12:30pm (WML 306)
Do you spend an inordinate amount of time keeping your research up-to-date? During this workshop you will learn how to set up e-mail alerts and use RSS feeds to gather scholarly information. (Taught by Bonnie Oldham, Library)
Sessions will be taught in Weinberg Memorial Library Room 306. All faculty and staff members are welcome, but seats are limited, so please register for sessions you plan to attend (select Special Event).