Tech Lab Workshops
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Please visit our workshop registration site to see which workshops we are offering this semester and to register. Workshops are posted 2-3 weeks before the workshop date.
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TOR Part 2: Library Technology Workshop
The TOR Part 2: Library Technology workshop will explore effective search strategies using the Simmons OPAC and online databases. We will highlight the special features of the Simmons online catalog and introduce you to the two core LIS databases: LISA and LISS. Other important library resources will also be covered. This workshop will help prepare you for Part 2 of the Technology Orientation Requirement. TOR workshops are given each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester.
TOR Part 3: HTML Workshop
In this workshop, we will cover the basic HTML necessary to complete the HTML section of the Technology Orientation Requirement. Workshop participants will get hands-on experience using basic HTML tags, embedding images in webpages, linking to files and other websites, and using FTP to upload files to the Simmons server. TOR workshops are given each Fall, Spring, and Summer semester.
TOR Part 3: What Is a Wiki? An Introduction to Wikis
A wiki is a website that anyone can edit through a browser (e.g., Firefox), even if they do not know HTML. Wikis allow users to easily collaborate in forming the content of a website. In this workshop we'll cover what a wiki is and how to use one, and you'll get time to play around and get used to adding and editing content on a wiki. This workshop is aimed at people who are working on the Technology Orientation Requirement (TOR) and for people who have little or no experience with wikis. We will cover everything that the TOR requires and even more!
The SLIS Technology Group offers additional workshops on a range of topics and software. Recent offerings have included workshops on CSS, Evernote, Excel Pivot Tables, iOS Apps, LinkedIn, Photoshop, Pinterest, Prezi, Screencasting, SQL Queries, and Zotero. Workshop topics change each semester so please visit our workshop registration site to see our current offerings.
Visit our How-To page for how-to guides, workshop handouts, and PowerPoint presentations from past workshops.