Upcoming Events
5:30 p.m.
Reel Inclusion: A Lot Like YouAs part of Unity Week 2020, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Ball State University Libraries, Friends of Bracken Library, the Multicultural Center, and the Office of the Provost invite you to attend a screening of the film A Lot Like You as part of Reel Inclusion: A Film Series. This Unity Week program takes place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 22 at 5:30 p.m. in AJ 175. In A Lot Like You, filmmaker Eliaichi Kimaro, a mixed-race, first-generation American of Tanzanian and Korean descent, examines her own racial identity and heritage by exploring her father’s life and upbringing and the culture of the Chagga people. Through this filmmaking process, Kimaro uncovers and examines the ways in which trauma and sexual violence shaped her family history.Runtime: 55 minutesPlease be advised that the film contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop is packed with essential information about the research process to help you get started with your thesis project. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThe University Libraries has a large collection of curriculum and teaching materials for pre-service teachers. Students in this workshop will learn tips for searching for these items in OneSearch and have a chance to explore teaching tools in a variety of disciplines. This session is designed for all preservice teachers, prr-K-12 in any content area or specialty. All sessions will be held in Education, Music and Media (Bracken Library, Lower Level) in Meeting Room 1. Bring a laptop to follow along or search on your own (optional).
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopUniversity Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to provide an overview of Pivot™, how it may be used to find funding and collaboration opportunities, and how Library resources can be used to support your scholarly endeavors.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWix is a free online drag-and-drop website builder. Of the three platforms offered in EMM’s Website Builder Series, Wix is the most beginner-friendly. In this first of a 3-part series, the basics of Wix will be covered; including the initial setup, brief overview of available tools, and strategies for design layout.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThe University Libraries has a large collection of curriculum and teaching materials for pre-service teachers. Students in this workshop will learn tips for searching for these items in OneSearch and have a chance to explore teaching tools in a variety of disciplines. This session is designed for all preservice teachers, prr-K-12 in any content area or specialty. All sessions will be held in Education, Music and Media (Bracken Library, Lower Level) in Meeting Room 1. Bring a laptop to follow along or search on your own (optional).
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWordPress is a highly flexible website builder. Of the three platforms offered in EMM’s Website Builder Series, WordPress is a great middle ground between a drag-and-drop builder and creating from scratch. In this first of a 3-part series, the basics of WordPress will be covered; including the initial setup, brief overview of available tools, and strategies for design layout.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWant to learn how to build a website from scratch? Come and learn the basics of HTML & CSS coding! This HTML & CSS workshop offers a solid foundation for building websites with code. In this first of a 3-part series, the basics of HTML & CSS coding will be covered; including the initial setup, brief overview of available tools, and strategies for design layout.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAttend this webinar to learn the basics of graduate-level research in elementary education. Designed for master’s and doctoral students in any elementary education specialty. Register in advance to get login details.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWix is a free online drag-and-drop website builder. Of the three platforms offered in EMM’s Website Builder Series, Wix is the most beginner-friendly. In this first of a 3-part series, the basics of Wix will be covered; including the initial setup, brief overview of available tools, and strategies for design layout.
5:30 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop gives pre-service teachers an overview of TeachingBooks, a database of teaching resources about books and literacy for students in pre-K through 12th grade. TeachingBooks includes information about fiction and non-fiction books, authors, and illustrators. The collection also includes short author interviews, videos, audio book readings and book discussion guides to help teachers increase student engagement.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWordPress is a highly flexible website builder. Of the three platforms offered in EMM’s Website Builder Series, WordPress is a great middle ground between a drag-and-drop builder and creating from scratch. In this first of a 3-part series, the basics of WordPress will be covered; including the initial setup, brief overview of available tools, and strategies for design layout.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopWant to learn how to build a website from scratch? Come and learn the basics of HTML & CSS coding! This HTML & CSS workshop offers a solid foundation for building websites with code. In this first of a 3-part series, the basics of HTML & CSS coding will be covered; including the initial setup, brief overview of available tools, and strategies for design layout.
5 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop is packed with essential information about the research process to help you get started with your thesis project. Learn about research tools and strategies that will help you gather sources for your literature review.Students are welcome to come to room BC 129 or join us remotely. You will receive instructions for accessing this online workshop shortly before the event begins.
1 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopMusic Students: Learn about specialized resources for your literature review and techniques specific to music searching.
3 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopBecome familiar with basic skills in Mendeley, a citation management tool that can help manage your references and create bibliographies while citing as you write. Participants are welcome to come to room BC 129 or join us remotely. You will receive instructions for accessing this online workshop shortly before the event begins.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopThis workshop gives pre-service teachers an overview of TeachingBooks, a database of teaching resources about books and literacy for students in pre-K through 12th grade. TeachingBooks includes information about fiction and non-fiction books, authors, and illustrators. The collection also includes short author interviews, videos, audio book readings and book discussion guides to help teachers increase student engagement.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopJoin this livestreaming presentation on the University Libraries’ resources and services for online students in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program. Learn about the databases relevant to your field, best searching practices, and the full range of library resources and services you have access to as an online student.Students are welcome to come to room BC 129 or join us remotely. You will receive instructions for accessing this online workshop shortly before the event begins.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you have research topics that focus on current topics or events that effect you and your community, this workshop for you. This webinar will help you identify resources available in databases other than Academic Search Premier. Point of View Reference Center Access World News AP Images Kanopy
10 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopJoin us to hear from a panel of faculty members about getting published as a graduate student. They will cover advice, guidance for turning seminar papers into conference papers, the process for getting an article published in a journal and much more. Librarians from Bracken Library will share resources to help you identify outlets for publication of your work. Library resources will include Ulrichsweb, Current Contents Connect, and other useful sources. Be sure to bring your questions and join us.Students are welcome to come to room BC 129 or join us remotely. You will receive instructions for accessing this online workshop shortly before the event begins.
2:30 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopYou can get more out of your Google searches! Attend this webinar to learn advanced techniques for searching wisely in Google and Google Scholar, including how to personalize your search to simultaneously discover Ball State Library titles.Students are welcome to come to room BC 129 or join us remotely. You will receive instructions for accessing this online workshop shortly before the event begins.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you have research topics in the area of health, wellness, physical or mental health issues or a community’s involvement with these areas, this workshop is for you. This webinar will help you identify resources available in databases other than Academic Search Premier. PsycINFO Sociological Abstracts Medline Full-Text Sport Discus
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopUniversity Libraries and the Sponsored Projects Administration (SPA) are combining forces to provide an overview of Pivot™, how it may be used to find funding and collaboration opportunities, and how Library resources can be used to support your scholarly endeavors.
3:30 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopNeed to manage lots of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. • You can download a copy of EndNote before the session here: https://tinyurl.com/installendnote (Ball State username and password required)• Feel free to bring your laptop to the session.
6 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIt is difficult to find credible information in a landscape of fake news, satirical sites, and downright inaccurate reporting. As information experts, librarians share your interest in improving the critical thinking skills of students so they may become better evaluators of information, cite higher quality sources, and grow into media literate citizens. In this workshop we will share tested tips and resources for integration into courses.
10 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopNeed to manage lots of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. • You can download a copy of EndNote before the session here: https://tinyurl.com/installendnote (Ball State username and password required)• Feel free to bring your laptop to the session.
12 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIt is difficult to find credible information in a landscape of fake news, satirical sites, and downright inaccurate reporting. As information experts, librarians share your interest in improving the critical thinking skills of students so they may become better evaluators of information, cite higher quality sources, and grow into media literate citizens. In this workshop we will share tested tips and resources for integration into courses.
4 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopIf you have research topics that focus on the environment, green spaces, public policies, business, or a community involvement with these areas, this workshop for you. This webinar will help you identify resources available in databases other than Academic Search Premier. GreenFILE PAIS International Business Source Complete Government websites
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopAre you looking for ways to measure the impact of your publications and research? Join us for an introduction to scholarly metrics. We will cover selected traditional and non-traditional tools to quantify the reach of your scholarship. Topics will include Journal Impact Factors and where to find them, the h-index, ORCIDs, and more. We will discuss alternative metrics, or “altmetrics,” and suggest different tools that can be used for seeing how much engagement your work is generating.
11 a.m.
University Libraries WorkshopNeed to manage lots of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. • You can download a copy of EndNote before the session here: https://tinyurl.com/installendnote (Ball State username and password required)• Feel free to bring your laptop to the session.
2 p.m.
University Libraries WorkshopNeed to manage lots of citations? EndNote might be the solution for you. Use it to organize references and create bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA. • You can download a copy of EndNote before the session here: https://tinyurl.com/installendnote (Ball State username and password required)• Feel free to bring your laptop to the session.