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 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 by appointment. 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,forming a thesis, and citing in a paper.

 

 

Main Campus Library Workshops SPRING 2015     print

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

When & WhereTopicFocus
1/26/15
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

1/27/15
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 

1/28/15
9 AM
&
1 PM
LB 206
 Digital Literacy:
Blackboard for Students
 

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

1/29/15
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

2/2/15
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 

2/3/15
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 

2/4/15
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
3/13/15
9 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 
4/17/15
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 SPRING 2015print

When & WhereTopicFocus
2/23/15
12 noon
CHC 238
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.

3/3/15
2 PM
CHC 238
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.

3/11/15
11 AM
CHC 238
  Term Paper Research

Learn the process of writing a research paper, including where to get topic ideas and how to find appropriate sources for your research paper.

3/26/15
12 noon
CHC 238
 e-Books at
Butte College Library

Butte College Library has over 28,000 electronic books in our collections and provides access to over 600,000 eBooks via our catalog. 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.

4/7/15
1 PM
CHC 238
Finding Scholarly Journals and Academic Sources

Need to use articles from scholarly journals for your paper but don't know where to find them? This workshop is for you! You will learn what scholarly journals are, how to identify and where to find scholarly sources for your research. Research databases, Google Scholars, tips and tricks for using scholarly journals will also be covered.

4/20/15
1 PM
CHC 238
Libraries at Your Fingertips

Want to download free audio books & eBooks, use reference tools, find statistics, historical images and documents using your computer or mobile devices? Join us for a virtual tour that takes you to special digital collections from different libraries.

4/27/15
11 AM
CHC 238
Extreme Googling 

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

5/5/15
2 PM
CHC 238
 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.