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Bluford Library Online Workshops

Bluford Library offers workshops to help members of the NCAT community succeed in scholarship, learning, teaching, and research.​

Registration Information

  • Faculty/Staff 
    Faculty should click on the Faculty Registration link under the correct date.  Faculty will be directed through learn.ncat.edu to continue registration and will be a link to the Zoom event will be sent via email. Alternatively, faculty can locate Bluford Library workshops inside learn.ncat.edu and register directly from that portal.  Once registered, a link to the Zoom event will be sent via email. 
  • Students 
    Students click on the Student Registration link under the correct date.  After registration, a link to the Zoom event will be sent via email. 

Endnote Citation Management Basics

Facilitator: John Teleha, teleha@ncat.edu, 285-4183 
With EndNote X9®, students, faculty, staff, and other members of the N.C. A&T community will learn how this desktop-based citation management software can reduce the time and effort needed to produce a reference list and/or place proper in-text citations in a paper for a class assignment, Master's Thesis, PhD Dissertation, journal article, and/or grant proposal.  Specific skills include: 

  • Importing & saving citations from databases and then organizing these references. 

  • Attaching PDFs to these citations. 

  • Inserting citations directly into word processing software using one of over 6,000 citation styles. 

  • Exporting from EndNote to create a "Quick Bibliography.". 

Under current software licensing arrangements, members of the N.C. A&T community may receive one copy of the EndNote® installation software (Mac or Windows) for home use.  All learners, please email teleha@ncat.edu or ask@ncat.libanswers.com to ask how to download the installation files through BlackBoard. (Approximately 75 minutes)  


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Open Educational Resources and Course Adopted Texts

Facilitator: Kate Silton, ktsilton@ncat.edu, 285-4256 
Are you stressed about teaching online? Are your students stressed about paying for textbooks? Open educational resources (OERs) can address both of these concerns! Bluford Library has joined the Open Education Network to strengthen its commitment to helping faculty explore textbook alternatives and saving students money. Learn about how to use licensed library ebooks and openly licensed materials on the web instead of costly textbooks. This workshop will also present research demonstrating the quality and efficacy of OERs. (Approximately 60 minutes) 


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Data Management Planning for Research Faculty

Facilitator: David Rachlin, djrachlin@ncat.edu, 285-4223 
Are you applying for a research grant or beginning a research study? If you don’t have a Data Management Plan (DMP), you’re going to need one! All federal funding agencies now require DMPs. Join us to see how data management planning improves the quality of your research project and benefits all members of the research team, as well as other scientists around the world. This workshop will cover the basics of comprehensive data management planning, including storage of and global access to your data. (Approximately 75 minutes) 


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Research Impact: Assessing and Tracking Your Research

Facilitator: Tiffany Russell, tbrussel@ncat.edu, 285-4191 
Do you want to know what kind of impact your published research is making in your discipline? Do you want to plan your research trajectory? Looking to publish in the top journals but do not know where to start?   Join Bluford Library to learn how you can track, analyze, and visualize the impact of your research. We will explore research impact tools that are easy to use, and which provide a variety of options for analyzing your research engagement. These tools also provide opportunities to network with other researchers in your field and identify potential collaborators. Research impact data can also be analyzed on an institutional basis, which can aid campus decision making. (Approximately 60 minutes) 


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RefWorks Citation Management Basics

Facilitator: David Rachlin, djrachlin@ncat.edu, 285-4223 
With ProQuest’s RefWorks citation management software, students, faculty, staff, and other members of the N.C. A&T community will learn how this cloud-based application can reduce the time and effort needed to produce a reference list and/or place proper in-text citations in a paper for a class assignment, Master's Thesis, PhD Dissertation, journal article, and/or grant proposal.  Specific skills include: 

  • Importing & saving citations from databases. 

  • Attaching PDFs to these citations. 

  • Inserting citations directly into word processing software (Microsoft Word or Google Docs) using one of over 6,000 citation styles. 

  • Exporting from RefWorks to create a "Quick Bibliography". 

  • Organizing references. 

Users do NOT need to download or install any software, although there are plugins available for Cite While You Write functions in Word and Google Docs. Users only need to create a login using their A&T One ID. (Approximately 60 minutes) 


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E-Publishing at Bluford Library

Facilitator: Iyanna Sims, iyanna@ncat.edu, 285-4227 
Have you ever thought about publishing a monograph, starting a journal, or migrating your print publication to an online environment? Bluford Library can help! The Library can now support the publishing of online journals, monographs, newsletters, technical report series, white papers, and other publications. This workshop will cover an overview of the e-publishing model and specific ways the Library can help you reach your publishing goal.   (Approximately 60 minutes) 


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Tuesday, March 16, 2021 – 11am  

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – 3pm