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A listing of the current Faculty / Staff workshops offered by the Library and the TLTC.
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Workshop Descriptions

Is Social Media a Professional Necessity? (a Panel Session)

What is professional social media? How does one build a professional social media profile? How important is it for the student, the job seeker, the artist, the musician, the professor, the scientist, the journalist, the advocate, the writer, the entrepreneur... to have one? What is the future of social media? A panel with faculty members, professional staff, and a student will discuss answers to these questions and more. Students are encouraged to attend. Come with questions! Snacks will be provided.

Panelists:

  • Gerard Davis: Junior majoring in Media, Society & the Arts; Social Media Intern for Career Development Center; Co-president of FORTH
  • Dr. David Jameson: Lecturer in New Media; Co-founder of Deskew Technologies
  • Jessica Mazzia: Assistant Director of Employer/Technical Services for Career Development Center
  • Linda Solomon: Lecturer in Arts Management; Social Media Manager for Communications & Creative Service


Moderator:

  • Carrie Marten: Resource Sharing Librarian 

Date/Time: Thursday, February 20, 12:30 to 2:00

Location: Library, 1st Floor, Government Documents Area, outside Technical Services 


Excel Basics: Tips and Tricks for the Average Joe (or Jane)

Presenters: Leah Massar and Susanne Markgren 

Excel can simplify your life, if you know how to use it. This hands-on class will provide you with specific tricks and tips and shortcuts for performing calculations and creating charts and graphs. Most people don't like keeping statistics or crunching numbers, but we will show you that it isn't as scary or as complicated as you might think it is. This class is geared toward beginners. 

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 11, 12:30-2:00

Location: Library 1004D


Designing and Deploying Effective Online Surveys

PresenterKeith Landa

Online surveys allow you to collect information from target populations, manage event sign-ups, solicit feedback from users, etc. This workshop will cover the development, deployment and analysis of surveys using two tools: Google Docs forms, and SelectSurvey.net.  We use Google Docs forms extensively in our office, to put together simple surveys that are easy to set up and analyze.  We'll walk through the process of getting set up with Google Docs, if needed, and how to set up forms.  The campus also has available a commercial survey tool, SelectSurvey.net, which is useful for creating more complex, multi-page surveys, with conditional display of survey questions, etc.

Date/Time: Tuesday, March 18, 4:30-5:45

Location: Library 1004D


Excel: Formulas and Functions

PresenterKeith Landa

This workshop will walk through the steps to effectively use formulas and functions to process data and calculate results.  Common functions and categories of functions will be reviewed.  We will cover examples such as maintaining a budget or calculating grades.

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 2, 10:30-11:45

Location: Library 1004C


Mobile Technology: Buying Guide to the Newest Tablets, Gadgets and Phones

Presenter: John Sicat

Are you in the market for a new mobile device? Do you have a mobile device (Netbook/Chromebook, Smartphone, Tablet, Wearable Techs, etc.) but feel like you’re not using it to its utmost capacity? This workshop will help you turn your mobile device into your virtual assistant! Ideally, by the end of this workshop, you will understand the ins and outs of a variety of mobile devices, get a feel for what add-ons you can purchase to turn your device into a well-oiled machine (and make you look like a tech genius!), and hopefully introduce you to new useful apps you can utilize immediately! 

Come with your mobile devices if you want hands-on participation. Or just join us to listen and ask all your questions if you’re just thinking of getting one. The presenter will be bringing some sample devices (old and new) for you to try out.

Date/Time: Thursday, April 17, 12:30-1:30

Location: Library 1015B DMZ


Collaboration in the Cloud: Using Google Presentations for Group Projects

Presenters: Darcy Gervasio and Rebecca Oling

Looking for an alternative to Power Point?  Tired of emailing files back and forth during group projects?  This workshop will show you how to use Google Presentations, a feature of GoogleDrive, to collaborate on group projects in the Cloud.  We’ll cover some advanced tricks and features of Google Presentations and explain how it integrates with Moodle.  Whether you’re planning a conference presentation with far-flung colleagues or assigning group presentations to students, GoogleDrive can help.  Make sure you set up a Google Account (or gmail) prior to the workshop.

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 22, 12:30-1:30

Location: Library 1015A DMZ


Read, Write, Gold

Presenter: Rebecca Oling 

Meet Read&Write GOLD, an application that helps everyone read, write, and study more efficiently. Don’t have time to read that new article? Pop it into an MP3 and take it with you! Help yourself, your students, loved-ones, or colleagues who might struggle with reading, writing, or research. Available on all public lab computers, this program has a host of useful features and is even available for personal use at home—online or offline (Log in with your Purchase username at www.purchase.edu/rwg).

Date/Time: Tuesday, April 29, 12:30-1:30

Location: Library Assistive Technology Room

 


Mobile Technology: Apps, Apps, & More Apps

Presenter: John Sicat

Do you have a mobile device (Netbook/Chromebook, Smartphone, Tablet, Wearable Techs, etc.) but feel like you’re not using it to its utmost capacity? This workshop will help you turn your mobile device into your virtual assistant! Ideally, by the end of this workshop, you will understand the ins and outs of your mobile devices, get a feel for what add-ons you can purchase to turn your device into a well-oiled machine (and make you look like a tech genius!), and hopefully introduce you to new useful apps you can utilize immediately! This workshop will give you ample time to download some apps, address your questions regarding each of your devices, and turn you into a mobile expert. The workshop will be open for discussion so that others can share their favorite apps and hardware as well.

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 6, 12:30-2:00

Location: Library 1015C DMZ

 

 

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Spring 2014 Faculty / Staff Workshops Registration Form

Please choose the workshops you will attend.
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1. What department do you work in: *
2. Which workshop(s) will you attend? Check all that apply. *
Is Social Media a Professional Necessity? (a Panel Session) | Thursday, February 20, 12:30-2:00
Excel Basics: Tips and Tricks for the Average Joe (or Jane) | Tuesday, March 11, 12:30-2:00
Designing and Deploying Effective Online Surveys | Tuesday, March 18, 4:30-5:45
Excel: Formulas and Functions | Wednesday, April 2, 10:30-11:45
Mobile Technology: Buying Guide to the Newest Tablets, Gadgets and Phones | Thursday, April 17, 12:30-1:30
Collaboration in the Cloud: Using Google Presentations for Group Projects | Tuesday, April 22, 12:30-1:30
Read, Write, Gold | Tuesday, April 29, 12:30-1:30
Mobile Technology: Apps, Apps, & More Apps | Tuesday, May 6, 12:30-2:00
 

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