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Express Workshops - Fall 2014

Join us every Tuesday at 4pm for our express workshop series! In 30 minutes or less we'll give you some tips and trips on how to excel at being a student!
  • Join our Student Health & Wellness dietitian and make a quick, healthy snack. Sample tasty, good-for-you treats and get ideas for study snacks.
  • Learn how to print from your Mac or PC laptop at home, and pick up the document in the Learning Commons!
  • Learn how to use graphic note-taking as a way of listening and reflecting in and out of class!
  • Have you ever thought, “I want to go to my professor during office hours but I am not sure what to say?” or “’I’m going to need a recommendation letter or a reference later?”. Building relationships with instructors doesn’t have to be hard. This interactive workshop will explore steps to take to build those relationships and the benefit of starting relationships early.
  • Learn how to balance income and expenses during the college semester and how financial aid can influence your budgeting.
  • The Studio will show you how to set up your own WordPress website and walk you through an easy to use online WordPress tutorial.
  • Are you trapped in a "filter bubble"? Learn about how personalized web searches narrow the information we get exposed to online.
  • Bring your class schedule and learn what resources and support options are available on campus to help you in your courses. This interactive workshop will leave you with specific resources to help you and steps to take for success!
  • October 20-26 is International Open Access Week. Join this workshop to learn more about "Open Access" - free and universally available online access to scholarly information.
  • Learn about EndNote Basic, a web site that helps you import references from online sources to create personal citation databases and bibliographies.
  • Join this workshop to learn expert design tips for creating a professional research poster.
  • Discover the many benefits of concept maps - brainstorming, researching, organizing, and more.
  • PubMed is the National Library of Medicine’s index to the medical literature and includes over 22 million bibliographic citations in life sciences. This 30-minute session will show you how to find relevant articles fast using some of the basic features in PubMed.
  • In this workshop you will learn how to use tools such as Evernote and Dropbox to create, organize, and share notes and other files for easy access on your devices and online.
  • Dan the Librarian will show you how to access a variety of e-books through the UI Libraries website.

Badges at the Libraries

Earn a badge at the Libraries! Badges at the Libraries allow you to track your achievements and accomplishments while you learn about the Libraries. Add them to a public profile to show that you can study smarter, not harder! For more information please visit our badges webpage

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Statistics Tutoring Lab

Times: Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00am-10:00am, 2:00pm-3:00pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 3:00pm-4:00pm and 4:30pm-6:00pm.

Location: Group Room 1113 Red in the Main Library Learning Commons

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Writing Center Tutoring

Times: Wednesdays from 3:30pm -5:30pm beginning Wednesday September 10th, 2014.

Location: Open Area D across from the Food for Thought Café in the Main Library Learning Commons.

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SWAT Tutoring

Times: Monday through Wednesday from 5:30pm – 8:00pm beginning Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014.

Location: South Lobby in the Main Library Learning Commons.

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Other Events & Workshops

 Library Crawl

Visit each of our university libraries to complete a challenge and receive a button! Collect all 7 buttons!

See also: Map of Library Locations

Times: Monday, Sept 22nd – Monday, October 6th

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Hack & Help Office Hours

Times: Tuesdays from 9:00am-11:00am

Location: Open Area F in the Main Library Learning Commons

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Prepare for the Job & Internship Fair Workshops


Wednesday September 17th from 12:30pm-1:15pm and 3:30pm-4:15pm

Thursday September 18th from 3:30pm-4:15pm and 7:30pm-8:15pm

Friday September 19th from  1:30pm-2:15pm

Sunday September 21st from 7:30pm-8:15pm and 8:30-9:15pm

Monday September 22nd from 12:30pm-1:15pm, 2:30pm-3:15pm and 3:30pm-4:15pm

Location: Group rooms 1103 & 1105 in the south lobby of the Main Library Learning Commons

UISG Voter Registration Drive

Time: Tuesday, Sept 23rd, 2014

Location: Open Area B in Food for Thought Cafe, Main Library Learning Commons

Remember Everything with Evernote

Time: Thursday, Oct 2nd, 2014

Location: Group Area D, Main Library Learning Commons

Evernote is a simple yet powerful tool for capturing notes, ideas, information and even files. With Evernote’s ability to sync across devices, your data is wherever you are. Learn how this amazing app can help you with school, productivity, research, travel, organization and life!

Programming for Faculty

Individual and group training about how the Learning Commons can be used to support your classroom initiatives is available for faculty and staff. Please contact the Learning Commons Coordinator for more information at

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