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​​Library Workshop Series

Workshop A:

Using library catalogs (OPAC) to find books, periodicals, audiovisuals, and other library materials

Language:

English & Arabic

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe and contrast the benefits of using online catalogs to find materials
  • Develop and conduct effective search strategies within online catalogs
  • Interpret, locate and retrieve information, whether a book, video, DVD
  • Develop an awareness of the basic elements of a standardized citation format for a book

Workshop B:

Library and information science Terminology

Language:

English

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe and contrast the meaning of Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). (Call number, book label, security tags)
  • Library of Congress Classification (LCC)
  • OCLC Online Computer Library Center, OCLC WorldCat
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of Library Catalogue (OPAC) online public access catalog
  • ILS, integrated library system
  • RFID (Radio-frequency identification)

Workshop C:

Finding journal, magazine and newspaper articles in periodical databases

Language:

English & Arabic

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and reasons for using periodicals and periodical databases and indexes
  • Develop and conduct effective search strategies for periodical databases
  • Interpret screen displays and know how to locate complete periodical articles
  • Open Access Recourses and other free e-recourses
  • Develop an awareness of the basic elements of a standardized citation format for an online periodical article

Workshop D:

Advanced web search techniques and web search tools like subject directories

Language:

English & Arabic

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of Web and Internet concepts
  • Demonstrate understanding of differences between subject directories and search engines
  • Develop and conduct effective search strategies for subject directories and search engines
  • Develop an awareness of the basic elements of a standardized citation format for a webpage or website

Workshop E:

The research process. For students doing research assignments

Language:

English & Arabic

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate key steps for researching a topic
  • Write and refine a research question or thesis statement
  • Research and find at least three good quality sources for specific paper/project
  • Prepare MLA or APA formatted citations for "Works Cited"

Workshop F:

Introduction to library services and resources and how to focus on the information it self (Orientation to Library Resources & Services)

Language:

English & Arabic

Learning Outcomes:

  • Library Collocation and library system
  • Library staff services
  • Print periodicals
  • What is New in the Library?

Workshop F:

Introduction to library services and resources and how to focus on the information it self (Orientation to Library Resources & Services)

Language:

English & Arabic

Learning Outcomes:

  • Library Collocation and library system
  • Library staff services
  • Print periodicals
  • What is New in the Library?

Workshop G:

Citing sources of information for a "Works Cited" (MLA) or "Reference List" (APA) to avoid plagiarizing (Citing Sources Responsibly)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Correctly identify citation elements for the purpose of preparing a list of sources in a standardized citation format
  • Correctly prepare in-text (parenthetical) citations

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