Mina Rees Library | Workshops & Drop-in Sessions

The Library is offering a series of Drop-In sessions, to be held via Zoom: Dissertation Office Hours, Zotero, Virtual Reference Desk, and Data Management. Learn more about these below, as well as our upcoming workshop (Friday December 3rd at 11am) about finding funding on behalf of an organization. 



Finding Funding: Using the Foundation Directory Online

Friday December 3rd, 11am



This workshop is presented by Candid, a NYC-based organization that offers guidance to those seeking funding. We’ll be focusing on the Foundation Directory Online, used to help research potential funders, typically on behalf of an organization, and get a sense of what is being funded. The below questions will be addressed, and we welcome students and/or faculty to join: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations? What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding? How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach?


Science Workshop Series – Evaluating Journals and Avoiding Predatory Publishers

Monday December 6th, 11am


This workshop will help researchers, writers, and students think about evaluating the relative quality and credibility of journals and publishers. This is an essential skill for anyone creating or consuming any scientific writing.


Authors’ Rights: What to Know Before You Submit to a Journal, or Sign Its Contract

Tuesday December 7th, 2pm


How can you find out a journal’s policy? How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author? Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.


Additionally, the Library is offering themed Drop-In sessions:


Zotero Drop-in Help – Mondays between 1pm-2pm


Zotero is open source citation software enabling users to easily collect, organize, cite and share.   These one-on-one sessions are great for consummate users who need troubleshooting assistance or new users who perfer a more informal approach.


Dissertation Drop-in Office Hours – Tuesdays between 1pm-3pm


Have a last-minute concern about depositing your dissertation or thesis? The library’s Dissertation Office dedicates time for drop-in Zoom consultations every Tuesday from 1-3pm.

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