Workshops and Training

C-EBLIP Fall Workshop: Where Do You Work? Rooting Responsibility in Land with Jessie Loyer, Mount Royal University

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:30am - 12:00 noon
Room 102, Murray Library, 3 Campus Drive, University of Saskatchewan

Through a series of guided questions and discussions, this workshop helps participants reflect on the implications of their presence on Indigenous land. There is a tendency to position Indigenous communities as only historical, only rural, only poor, and only reservation communities – while these communities are certainly still part of the conversation, they are not the only Indigenous communities libraries should consider. Librarians will be identifying the territories on which they live, work and play, local relationships and resources, and how often and at what level Indigenous folks are engaged in planning and decision-making at their libraries.


Transforming Conference Presentations into Journal Articles
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Murray Rm 102 10am-11am

Are you looking ahead to conference season? Looking back on a recent (or not-so-recent) conference and wondering where to go next with the work that you presented?

As academic writing coach Jo Van Every has noted, conference papers often serve as ideal first drafts of a journal article. Yet it can be challenging to find the time and set up a process for adapting conference papers to suit a journal. To help address some of those challenges, I’m putting together a workshop on transforming a conference paper into a journal article. We’ll look at tips from academic writers’ research and practice, and consider how identifying your audience, goals, and hopes for your research can help to provide a structure for your article. There will also be a chance to discuss your own tips, processes, and challenges – if you have a specific conference paper that you’re thinking of adapting into an article, you may wish to bring it along.

Slides from the presentation

Conference Paper to Journal Article Planning Sheet

C-EBLIP Code Club - Why should librarians learn to write code?
March 17, 12:00-1:00
Murray 154

Understanding the basics of writing computer code is a valuable skill for librarians that we can use in our daily practice and in our research. The Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is presenting Code Club for Librarians, an informal group that will meet to learn how to code and talk about ways we can use our new skills. At this introductory session we will talk about the current literature and thinking in the library community about writing code and some of the ways that those skills are being used in academic libraries. We will also discuss the direction for the Code Club and some possible next steps.

No prior experience with writing code is expected! We will be starting from the beginning, so if you are interested in learning to code but have not had the chance then this is the group for you!

Demystifying Research Data: An Introductory Session for Librarians as Researchers
with Kristin Bogdan (Sessions slides are available here.)

Data has always been a part of research, but a new focus on open data and research reproducibility means that more emphasis is placed on data management and sharing. In this session we will use the Research Data Lifecycle as a framework to talk about how librarians can consume, create, use, and deposit their research data. This discussion will lead into another session in March where we will discuss the default questions on the DMP Assistant, the new CARL tool to help researchers create data management plans, and rewrite them for C-EBLIP.

Tuesday, February 23, 2:00-3:00pm
Murray Rm 154

An Introduction to Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
Evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP) is a way to inform practice and improve decision making. The process involves finding the best available evidence from research and elsewhere and combining it with professional knowledge and expertise as well as user needs and preference.
Learn about EBLIP and how it can be incorporated into your own work.
Wednesday May 7, 2014
Murray, G3
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Thursday May 8, 2014
Murray, 102
10:00am – 11:00am
An Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Critical appraisal is the process of systematically examining research evidence to assess its validity, reliability, relevance, and applicability. Critical appraisal is not only an essential part of evidence based library and information practice, but also a handy skill to have when it comes to peer reviewing papers, writing a literature review, or even just reading a research paper.

Join Virginia Wilson for An Introduction to Critical Appraisal:

Wednesday, February 26, 10:00am-11:30am in Murray 630.26
Tuesday, March 4, 2:00pm-3:30pm in Murray 154

NVivo Training – Nov. 26 and Dec. 16, 2013

-training provided by the Social Sciences Research Laboratory