University Libraries

Faculty Seminar Series

The University Libraries invites you to attend at least one of the eight faculty workshop sessions scheduled for the Fall 2015 semester.

Our Research & Instruction Librarians (R&I) have been hard at work preparing these workshops to keep you up-to-date on the latest information and academic trends. Some of the topics covered include: finding Open Educational Resources, methods for measuring scholarly impact, finding quality journals, developing Infographics, etc.


Each workshop is offered twice and at different times to accommodate you with your difficult schedules to be able to attend a session. The sessions are designed to help you further develop your skills as a scholar and educator at Murray State University.

Hello Primo (Goodbye RACERtrac). - Presented by A. J. Boston

Where:

Waterfield Library

When:

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2 pm - 3 pm & Wednesday, November 4th, 9 am - 10 am


RACERtrac has been phased out. MSU Libraries is implementing a new integrated library system called PRIMO which boasts a new library search tool. In this seminar, learn how simple it is to discover.

Your Impact as a Scholar - Presented by Candace Vance

Where:
Waterfield Library

When:

Wednesday, November 4th, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm & Thursday, November 5th, 8:30 am - 9:30 am


How do you measure scholarly impact? An overview of bibliometrics, altmetrics, tools, and web sites that can help determine influence and relevance beyond traditional citation metrics.

Why reinvent the wheel? Finding Open Educational Resources to support your teaching - Presented by Elizabeth Price

Where:

Faculty Development Center, 107 CENTER Applied Science, Murray, KY
When:

Tuesday, November 10th, 8 am & Wednesday, November 11th, 1:30pm


Open Educational Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning resources that are released for the use and re-purposing by others. OERs may include full courses, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, etc. Attendees will learn: (1.) the core principles of open resources and (2) how to find OERs in their disciplinary areas.