Library Week @ Austin

Fairfield University librarian Matt Schirano will be visiting the Austin Campus to provide in-person workshops & drop-in support June 11th-June 13th.

Schedule:

Tuesday 6/11

10am-12pm: Book Cafe

12-1pm: Effective Study Skills and Time Management Strategies

4:30-5:30pm: Library Overview and Foundational Research Strategies

5:30-6:30pm: Organization & Citation Tool: Zotero

6:30-7:30pm: AI for Academic Research

Wednesday 6/12

12-1pm: Library Overview and Foundational Research Strategies

1-3pm: Pop-Up Research Assistance

4:30-5:30pm: Advanced Research Strategies

5:30-6:30pm: AI for Academic Research

Thursday 6/13

10am-12pm: Pop-Up Research Assistance

12-1pm: Organization & Citation Tool: Zotero

4:30-5:30pm: Effective Study Skills and Time Management Strategies

5:30-6:30pm: Library Overview and Foundational Research Strategies

6:30-7:30pm: Advanced Research Strategies

Can't Make it? Need additional support? Email Matt Schirano at mschirano@fairfield.edu

Program descriptions:

Book Cafe

An informal gathering to discuss leisure or academic reading over coffee and refreshments. Learn about the Library's popular reading collection and reading challenges.

Pop-Up Research Assistance

Matt Schirano will be available in the student lounge for research assistance or to answer questions about library resources.

Effective Study Skills and Time Management Strategies

This presentation will share tips and strategies to improve study sessions, as well as manage your time when faced with large-scale assignments.

Library Overview and Foundational Research Strategies

This presentation will provide an overview of services and resources provided by the DiMenna-Nyselius Library. The presentation will also focus on research tips and strategies to help students prepare papers, projects, and portfolios. At the conclusion there will be time for Q&A.

Organization & Citation Tool: Zotero

Zotero is tool to help you collect, organize, annotate, cite, and share your research. This workshop for students, faculty, and staff will provide a Zotero overview with time for setting up individual accounts.

Advanced Research Strategies

Building on the presentation Library Overview and Foundational Research Strategies, this presentation focuses on strategies that address complex information needs and large-scale research projects. At the conclusion there will be time for Q&A.

AI for Academic Research

When ChatGPT and other, similar artificial intelligence (AI) tools were opened to the public, academics, researchers, and students started to explore how they might be used to facilitate research. This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of AI research tools, demonstrate how some of these tools work, and provide an opportunity to discuss how, when, and why they might be useful for academic research.