Library Workshops! Guest Post: Franklin Ofsthun, Library Services Specialist


Franklin Ofsthun

Are you looking to sharpen your marketable skills? Or learn about tools & technology that will help you succeed in your classes and beyond? Join us at the library for one of our six workshops this February!

Our librarians offer workshops that are designed to teach you the latest and greatest in Doing Data and Communication & Technology. Each of these workshops are an hour long and held in the library col-lab (to the right of the front entrance). You can register for all these in advance, or walk in on the day of!

On Tuesday, February 19th, from 5:00-6:00pm, learn about Visualizing Data with Tableau, a data discovery and business intelligence tool. Tableau can be used to create graphics that will make your data clear and appealing.

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Stop by Wednesday, February 20th, from 5:30-6:30pm, to learn about the paper-writing resource, Academic Writer (formerly known as APA Style Central). Academic Writer can help you learn to develop a research topic, organize your sources, write a group paper, and manage your citations.



Interested in learning about photo editing? Join us for our workshop on Adobe Photoshop on Thursday, February 21st, from 11:30am-12:30pm. Learn fundamentals on the world’s best imaging and graphic design software at this workshop.

Photoshop screenshot


Learn how to use Zotero on Tuesday, February 26th from 12:30-1:30pm. Zotero is a free tool that helps you collect sources, create citations, and share research.

Library screenshot


Just in time for your presentation, come check out our workshop on PowerPoint Presentations on Wednesday, February 27th from 4:00-5:00pm. Reduce your presentation anxiety by learning how to create an effective and appealing PowerPoint presentation.



Are you completing a systematic review this semester? Search Strategies Design for Systematic Reviews on Thursday, February 28th, from 5:30-6:30pm, can help you succeed. A librarian will help you master your search terms to get the results you need!

We offer plenty more workshops throughout the semester. If you have any idea for workshops that would help you and your classmates succeed, you can fill out a Workshop on Demand request form. Our librarians would love to help!

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