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Schedule a workshop with an MJC research librarian!

WHAT ARE WORKSHOPS ON DEMAND?

Instead of librarians creating and scheduling workshops in advance, on-demand workshops are created and scheduled by students, faculty, or staff as the need for them arises .They are designed for groups of people who are working on the same project (e.g.. a group presentation, a research paper, etc.) or hoping to work collaboratively to acquire a particular skill  (e.g.. APA format, evaluating Web pages, etc). 

WHO CAN REQUEST A WORKSHOP?

Workshops may be requested by any member of the Modesto Junior College community. This includes:

  • Students 
  • Faculty
  • Supplemental Instruction leaders
  • Student Success Specialists
  • Departments & Divisions

WHAT KINDS OF WORKSHOPS CAN I REQUEST?

We will do our best to create any information literacy workshop supporting your success at MJC. Examples include:

  • general introduction or overview of available library services and resources
  • tips & tricks session focusing on a specific database, tool, or skill set (e.g.. Gale Databases, NoodleTools, finding peer-reviewed journals)
  • A  writing & citing workshop that helps participants incorporate outside sources you've already found into your work using a formatting style such as MLA, APA, Chicago, or Harvard
  • A 100% customized workshop providing the tools you need to complete virtually any assignment or project requiring research

WHERE ARE WORKSHOPS HELD?

Workshops usually take place in one of the Library & Learning Centers study rooms, though alternate arrangements can be made depending on available facilities, the size of the group, and whether hands-on access to computers is required. Students may request either East or West campus, and the L&LC will make every effort to honor that preference. When you receive confirmation of your scheduled workshop, it will list the workshop location.

HOW DO I REQUEST A WORKSHOP?

  1. Put together a group of at least 3 people.
  2. Determine what you want or need to learn (see above for examples).
  3. Decide on several potential dates & times. Workshops are typically led between 9am and 6pm Monday - Friday.
  4. Fill out the workshop request form accurately and completely.
  5. Wait for a confirmation from a research librarian. This will arrive in your student email as an Outlook invitation so you can easily add it to your calendar.

Please Note: We need at least 24-hour notice to schedule a workshop for you