Summer Library and Technology Orientation Session

Posted on 5/25/2011 5:40:03 PM

Are you completely comfortable with the new computer technologies and how to search all those library databases efficiently? Would you like to find out what the library and technology staff at the IUP Libraries can do to make your life easier?

Find the answers to these (and many other) questions at a Summer Library and Technology Orientation specifically for graduate students on June 2, 2011, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in 201 Stabley Library.

Attend any or all of the sessions, or just come to explore on your own.

Workshop Sessions (Stabley 201 Learning Lab)

1:00–1:50 p.m.: Technology at IUP

In this session, staff members from the Information Technology Support Center will show you how to make the best use of your IUP computing accounts.

2:00–2:50 p.m.: The Virtual Library

Take a librarian-guided tour of the library’s online resources, including the PILOT online catalog and a wide range of subject-specific databases. Learn techniques for finding what you really want.

3:00–3:50 p.m.: Library Services

Staff members from several library service points will introduce and answer questions about essential library services that will support and enhance your research and study at IUP. Topics include reference, circulation, reserve, interlibrary loan, library technology, collection development and electronic database access, special collections, and other services.

4:00–4:50 p.m.: EndNote

This session, a veteran Endnote user will orient you to bibliographic management software that can help as you are doing research. It lets you build your own database of citations so that you can find your research materials quickly and easily, insert references in your papers automatically, and format those citations in any style (APA, MLA, etc.) at the click of a button.

For more information, contact Theresa McDevitt at