Student Success Center Workshops
We are currently piloting a new Student Success Center (SSC) series of workshops with one section of English 90 during Spring 2015. At this time, the workshops are restricted to Ms. Roselli's students. We hope to open these workshops to additional students in the fall semester 2015. Iris Dunkle, our SSC Director, is working with NVC Librarians and English Professor Denise Rosselli to offer the following workshops:
Using Sensory Detail
Evaluating Websites as Sources
Using Online Databases
Narrowing and Broadening Your Research Topics
Workshops are taught in the Testing and Tutoring Center, located on the second floor of the Library and Learning Resources Center (LLRC), Bldg. 1700.
If you have questions about the Success Center, please contact:
Iris Dunkle (707) 256-7748 (email@example.com)
Office hours (1031-A): Monday 11:00-12:00PM , Tuesday 1:30-5:30PM
Workshops Currently Available for Full Class Instruction
Previously, librarians offered the following information literacy workshops. We are still able to offer workshops to faculty upon request. Please scroll down for electronic forms to request a workshop for your class.
How to be a College Student: Using Information Resources Effectively
Introduction to the Library
This workshop introduces students to the basics in how to use the library including library hours, how to obtain a library card, the librarian's role; and physical resources available to all students (e.g. book collection, computers, copy center, media viewing rooms, etc.).
Introduction to Research
Learn how to use the SNAP system to find a book and other library materials, order materials through inter-library loan, as well as gain an understanding of information sources found in the reference section of the library. Students are introduced to general encyclopedias and subject-specific encyclopedias to gain background information as well as how to use a book index effectively.
Online Databases: Powerful Tools You'll Want to Know About
In this workshop, students will learn to differentiate between general databases and subject-specific databases for their information need(s). In addition, we will cover article abstracts versus full-text articles as well as the difference between scholarly and popular sources of information.
Welcome to the world of controlled vocabularies and keyword searching! This workshop covers the importance of subject headings in navigating information sources and gives students a working knowledge of how information is organized and retrieved. Tools for evaluating sources
(including websites) are learned and practiced.
Citing Your Sources
Avoid plagiarism using these well-known methods of incorporating others' work into your own
writing: paraphrasing, summarizing, and direct quoting. Parenthetical citation is dis cussed using MLA format.
Learn the "ins" and "outs" of writing a works cited page using correct MLA format.
Writing the Research Paper in 15 Easy Steps
This workshop demystifies the task of writing a research paper. Follow these 15 steps to create a well-organized research paper.
Time Management & Test Taking
Time Management Strategies
Too many irons in the fire and not enough time to get everything done? Take this workshop to learn proven methods to allocate your time more effectively.
How to Take a Test
This workshop focuses on overcoming test anxiety and provides students with techniques for
answering multiple choice, short answer and essay questions.
Study Skills, Learning Styles & Reading Improvement
This workshop covers note-taking using Cornell notes and strategies for finding the main idea/
supporting details in written materials. The benefits of study groups are also explored.
Memory Boosters Request a Workshop (Faculty: Use this form for entire class)
Students identify their learning style and gain techniques for putting information into long-term
memory. Tools such as mnemonics are also covered.
Calendar for Information Literacy Student Success Workshops
Library and Learning Resources Information Booklet
(providing additional information on our services)
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Last updated: Sept. 2014 Questions & Comments: Nancy McEnery