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workshops to support teaching and research online!

Join us to learn how the Library can help you with aspects of your teaching and research, ranging from measuring impact to meeting data requirements for funding agencies. All workshops following the suspension of in-person instruction due to COVID-19 will be conducted online.

Workshop Listing

Open Educational Resources and Course Adopted Texts

Facilitator: Kate Silton,, 285-4256
Tuesday, March 31, 2020--3pm
Do your students worry about paying for their textbooks? Do you feel confined by the limits of a traditional textbook? Have you considered using open educational resources but are unsure about quality? Bluford Library can help you explore alternatives to traditional textbooks to freshen up your classes and save your students money. Learn about how to use licensed library ebooks and openly licensed materials on the web instead of costly textbooks. The workshop will also address research supporting use of open educational resources and provide information about exciting open education initiatives in North Carolina and beyond. (Approximately 60 minutes)

E-Publishing at Bluford Library

Facilitator: Iyanna Sims,, 285-4227
Tuesdays April 7, 2020--3pm
Have you ever thought about publishing a monograph, starting a journal, or migrating your print publication to an online environment? Bluford Library can help! The Library can now support the publishing of online journals, monographs, newsletters, technical report series, white papers, and other publications. This workshop will cover an overview of the e-publishing model and specific ways the Library can help you reach your publishing goal. (Approximately 60 minutes)

Data Management Planning for Research Faculty

Facilitator: David Rachlin,, 285-4223 
Tuesday, April 14, 2020--3pm  
Are you applying for a research grant or beginning a research study? If you don’t have a Data Management Plan (DMP), you’re going to need one! All federal funding agencies now require DMPs. Join us to see how data management planning improves the quality of your research project and benefits all members of the research team, as well as other scientists around the world. This workshop will cover the basics of comprehensive data management planning, including storage of and global access to your data. (Approximately 75 minutes)

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