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Owen Library Workshops

These 1-hour workshops are free & everyone is welcome!

All workshops held in Owen 209

RSVP at least one week in advance. Contact Tawny Vallana at or stopping at the Library Circulation Desk.


A Quick Look at Photoshop

This workshop will be an introduction to using the image editing program Photoshop. Find out how to get the program, practice some simple image editing, and find out how to learn more.

Thursday       January 16          3:30 p.m.

Wednesday   January 29          3:00 p.m.


MS Publisher Basics

A quick look at the basics of Publisher. This workshop will cover using and modifying templates, working with text and text boxes, and working with pictures and shapes.

Wednesday   January 22          3:00 p.m.

Thursday       January 30          4:00 p.m.


Databases 101

Need to find articles for a paper? Never used or can't remember how to use periodical databases? This workshop will showcase some of the library's multidisciplinary databases and provide searching strategies to help you better use them.

Tuesday        January 21          3:30 p.m.

Thursday       February 6          4:00 p.m.

Wednesday   February 19        5:00 p.m.


Excel Basics

Not just for accounting majors - Keep track of where your money goes. Prepare budget reports for grant proposals, campus organizations, clubs, and other groups.

Thursday       January 23          3:30 p.m.

Thursday       February 13        3:30 p.m.


All About E-Books

Curious about electronic books? Want to read a book but don’t have room on your book shelf for one more? Consider using some of our electronic books. E-books are never overdue and never go missing.

Wednesday   February 5          3:00 p.m.

Tuesday        March 4              3:30 p.m.


Saving Citations and Building Bibliographies
with EndNote Web

Learn to manage your research, citations and references with EndNote Web. See how it can automatically extract citation information from library databases and generate a references page!

Tuesday        February 11        4:00 p.m.


Eye on the Environment

An overview of ULS Resources for environmental research in both the social and natural sciences.

Wednesday   February 12        3:00 p.m.

Thursday       February 20        3:30 p.m.

Tuesday        February 25        3:30 p.m.