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Spokane Academic Library Workshops

Discover library workshops held by the Spokane Academic Library.

Twenty Minute Training Series


This series of 20-minute workshops will show you how to get the most out of your library resources. All workshops will be held online. Workshops are open to students, faculty, and staff. No need to pre-register!! Just click on the Zoom link next to the webinar you'd like to attend. If you miss one, you can watch the recordings later. Please be sure to fill out an evaluation of the workshop you attended.


Copyright in the Academic World


Wednesday | October 16th, 2019 | 12:10-12:30 PM

Led by Sam Lohmann​, Reference Librarian


Copyright law matters to many aspects of academic work, from classroom teaching and readings to presentation and publication. The law can be complicated, but you don’t need to be intimidated. In this workshop we will learn and practice basic, practical skills to avoid legal hassles, such as performing a fair use assessment, identifying public domain and Creative Commons-licensed materials, and reading licenses to determine what types of copying and sharing are permitted. Questions?


Research Output Alerts from Databases

Wednesday | October 23rd, 2019 | 12:10 - 12:30 PM 

Led by Suzanne Fricke, Animal Health Sciences Librarian 

Faculty, administrators and staff are often looking for tools to help track college or departmental research output. This active learning webinar will show you how to set up daily, weekly or monthly database email alerts for publications by your college, department, or laboratory. Questions?



Journal Evaluation, Self-Archiving and One-Click PDF Browser Extensions

Wednesday | November 6, 2019 | 12:10 - 12:30 PM 

Led by Suzanne Fricke, Animal Health Sciences Librarian 

We are living in a time where research output is published in a bewildering mix of open access and subscription journals. Tools exist to help you to both ethically share and acquire research articles, while at the same time assuring the quality of publications. This workshop will demonstrate:

1)      ways to avoid predatory open access journals when evaluating or submitting research 

2)      ethical methods for sharing your research through author self-archiving, and  

3)      how to obtain one-click article PDFs from your library with new browser extensions.


Using RAYYAN for reviews

Wednesday | November 13th, 2019 | 12:10 - 12:30 PM

Led by Electra Enslow, Head of Library Research and Instruction

RAYYAN is an open access tool that can help organize articles for scholarly reviews. In this training we will go over the basics of using RAYYAN from importing and exporting to evaluation and many other ways to use this tool. Questions?

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