Library Workshops

Main Campus Library WorkshopsChico Center Library Workshops

The library offers a wide range of 50-minute drop-in workshops for students and faculty. No appointment or previous registration is needed for our drop-in workshops. Students will receive an attendance slip and may get extra credit (with previous approval) from their instructors. Faculty can always earn Flex hours by attending.

Main Campus library offers drop-in workshops in as well as workshops for individuals and small groups by appointment. Please contact Morgan Brynnan at 879-4020 to make an appointment for other workshops at Main Campus. Print the the Main Campus workshop schedule, here.

The Chico Center library offers a wide range of drop-in workshops for students and faculty, including digital literacy workshops. Please contact Louise Lee about Chico Center workshops at 879-4398. Print the CHC drop-in workshop schedule, here.

Short instruction videos are also available online, as is the Research Paper Learning Module, a self-paced, step-by-step guide to researching and writing a paper.

 

 

Main Campus Library Workshops FALL 2014

The first 20 students to attend 3 Main Campus Digital Literacy workshops will earn a free 4GB flash drive!

When & WhereTopicFocus
8/26/14
9 AM
&
1 PM
LB 206
Digital Literacy:
Computer Basics
Hardware & OS

Basic parts of a computer; Drives & ports; The keyboard; Using the mouse: Windows 7 Operating System Part I

8/27/14
9 AM
&
1 PM
LB 206
Digital Literacy:
The OS, MyBC & BC email

Windows 7 Operating System Part II; Tool bars; Directories, files & folders; MyBC; BC Email 

8/28/14
9:30 AM
&
1:30 PM
LB 206
 Digital Literacy:
Blackboard
 

An overview of common tools and features in Butte College's Blackboard system. Questions are encouraged!

8/29/14
9 AM
&
1 PM
LB 206
 Digital Literacy:
Networks &
The Internet/Web
Basics

Wired/Wireless and printing on the network; Browsers: Back, tabs & new windows: Credibility & the CRAAP test (from CSU-Chico); Search engines; Types of Web sites (TLDs) and special search commands; Wikipedia; Helpful sites

9/2/14
9 AM
&
1 PM
LB 206
 Digital Literacy:
Microsoft Word Basics

Creating & saving a Word document; Copying & pasting into Word; Creating a running header and inserting page numbers; Paragraph spacing and block quotes; Using spell check and grammar check; Saving a Word document in other formats 

9/3/14
9 AM
&
1 PM
LB 206
 Digital Literacy:
Microsoft Powerpoint Basics

Creating & saving a Powerpoint presentation; Inserting a text box; Finding images and video for your presentation; Inserting images and video into your presentation; Creating handouts on your presentation 

9/4/14
9 AM
&
1 PM
LB 206
 Digital Literacy:
Research Basics
 Internet research; Article databases; eBooks; Using the library catalog; Citing your sources (from Purdue); Getting help from a librarian
10/17/14
10 AM
LRC 121
CAS Workshop:
Introduction to College Research
CRAAP test & credibility; Internet research; Article databases; eBooks; Using the library catalog; Citing your sources (from Purdue); Getting help from a librarian 

 

Chico Center Library Workshops FALL 2014   

When & WhereTopicFocus
TBA
CHC 232
Information Skills
for College Success 

You need good information skills to succeed in college. Come to this workshop to see what you need to know, where to get help, and how information skills can help your
college success. We will go over skills and resources that help you choose appropriate classes, buy textbooks for less, get free learning tools & supports, and find materials for research papers.

TBA
CHC 232
Introduction to Research Databases 

 Learn how to locate full-text scholarly journal articles on a specific topic. Learn which databases to use, plus techniques for searching the various databases effectively.

TBA
CHC 232
Search Like a Pro 

 Learn how to effectively search for information. This workshop covers search techniques for library books, online databases, and Web resources. You'll also learn truncation, wild card, and Boolean logic search techniques, as well as search commands for search engines.

TBA
CHC 232
  Term Paper Research

You will learn where to get topic ideas and how to find appropriate sources for your research paper. Research techniques and citation styles will be covered.

 TBA
CHC 232
 e-Books at
Butte College Library

Butte College Library has over 28,000 electronic books. Learn how to locate, search, navigate and read eBooks in our collection. You will be able to set up your account, learn to take digital notes, use bookmarks, get citations, and more.

 TBA
CHC 232
Information Skills
for College Success

 You need good information skills to succeed in college. Come to this workshop to see what you need to know, where to get help, and how information skills can help your college success. We will go over skills and resources that help you choose appropriate classes, buy textbooks for less, get free learning tools & supports, and find materials for research papers.

 TBA
CHC 232
 Free Apps & Web Tools That Make College Life Easier

Want to make the best use of your computer, smartphone, or tablet? This workshop is a showcase of excellent FREE cross-platform apps and Web tools that can make your college life easier. We will talk about apps and Web tools for learning, note-taking, presentation, PDF editing, document scanning, file access, backup & sharing, personal organization, and more.

 TBA
CHC 232
Extreme Googling 

Learn how to use Google more effectively, how to find relevant and 'hard-to-get' information through limiting, filtering, expanding, focusing, and cache. Learn about Google's special tools and products, such as Drive, Translate, Books, Scholar, Voice, SpeakIt, and more.

TBA
CHC 232
 Tips and Tricks
for Better Research

Learn tips and tricks for using various tools and resources to research more efficiently and effectively. Includes tips for using library research databases, Google, and other Web resources for academic research.

TBA
CHC 232
 Evaluating Information and Citing Sources

Learn how to evaluate information, especially the information found on the Internet. Learn how to cite sources according to professional formats such as APA, MLA, etc.