As the spring semester begins, Pitts Theology Library offers a fresh lineup of workshops for Candler students and the Emory community. Known as “Weekly Workshops,” the one-hour presentations by library staff members will be held twice a week in Room 250 of the Rita Anne Rollins Building (unless otherwise noted) from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on a variety of topics meant to help students, faculty, and community members learn the skills and tools of research.
A list of workshop titles, dates, and descriptions is below.
Wednesday, January 23
Thursday, January 24
This workshop will introduce you to the citation management tool Zotero, which many Candler students and faculty use to keep track of resources, take notes, and generate citations. This workshop is appropriate if you have not yet used Zotero, or need a refresher in the basic features.
Tuesday, January 29
Wednesday, January 30
Zotero is a powerful tool for managing resources and citations. In this advanced Zotero workshop, we will look at ways you can greatly expand the functionality of Zotero with only a few clicks. By installing personalized plugins, you can make Zotero work better to meet your individual research needs. Please bring a laptop with Zotero installed.
Tuesday, February 5
Wednesday, February 6
This workshop will explain the mechanics of backing up your data—not just your schoolwork, but also your photos and private information. You will learn the basics of Box and One Drive, both of which are supported through Emory. We will also discuss your options for a physical backup, like external hard drives and smaller flash drives. Perhaps most importantly, we will identify saving and storage habits to make sure all your hard work is saved somewhere safe. Please bring a laptop.
Tuesday, February 12
Wednesday, February 13
Exegesis can be a daunting task, no matter your level of seminary experience. But you aren’t in it alone: please join members of Pitts reference team to discuss tips and tools for exegesis. We hope this discussion will help you understand the exegesis process and take some of the anxiety out of your future paper writing.
Mastering Messaging: Design Graphics with Canva
Tuesday, February 19
Wednesday, February 20
Elegant graphic design is the key to creating attractive flyers, social media posts, or a professional website. In this workshop, we will learn how to use Canva, a free online design tool. Using the templates in Canva, you can create beautiful website graphics, brochures, church bulletins, social media posts, and more. Please bring a laptop.
Mastering Messaging: Web Presence
Tuesday, February 26
Wednesday, February 27
In an increasingly digital world, personal and professional websites are an indispensable tool to market yourself online. Your future employers, potential academic advisors, and churchgoers will Google you and/or your church. This workshop will teach you how to create a basic website using a WordPress template, how to customize website features to meet your needs, when and how to obtain a domain name, and strategies for presenting a unified image across social media platforms. Please bring a laptop.
Tuesday, March 5
Wednesday, March 6
Prepare for the busy season of Easter by exploring key resources for worship planning, preaching, and selecting images and music for Holy Week worship services.