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Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty

The workshops listed below are being offered exclusively to PASEF members. Seating is limited and computers will be provided for hands-on sessions. You will need your PennKey to register. For information on obtaining a PennKey visit the PennKey website or email pennkey@isc.upenn.edu.

If your desired workshop is full let us know by completing this form. We will be in touch if space becomes available. Also complete the form if you are interested in a workshop topic but are unable to attend on the date offered.

If you have any further questions please email us at libpubsvcs@lists.upenn.edu.

Fall 2012 Workshops

Registration for these sessions is required. Please see the descriptions below for dates and times.


Humanities & Social Sciences

Tech Seminars

RSS Feeds and Blogs
Nov 28, 2012, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM - Register HERE
Class of 1968 Seminar Room, WIC, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Judicious use of alerts and feeds can be an easy way to keep up with the massive flows of information swirling around us. They organize new content from journals, news sources, blogs and websites. We will explore tools that aggregate RSS feeds on topics of interest to you and discuss ways to stay current with new research. This seminar is limited to 10 participants.

Making the Most of Google Docs
Dec 3, 2012, 12:30 PM-02:00 PM - Register HERE
Class of 1968 Seminar Room, WIC, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Google Docs have powerful functionality for collaborative writing, management of cloud storage, spreadsheets, forms and presentations. We will explore ways to integrate Google Docs in daily practices to efficiently manage teaching and research activities.

Searching Google, Google Scholar and Google Books
Dec 4, 2012, 11:00 AM-12:30 AM - Register HERE
Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Explore with us how to search Google, Google Scholar and Google Books well. In this workshop, you will also learn a little about how Google works and what Google cannot find, and when to use library-licensed resources instead of Google.

What's All the Buzz about Social Media?
Dec 5, 2012, 03:00 PM-04:30 PM - Register HERE
Class of 1968 Seminar Room, WIC, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
Social Media is all the buzz lately. Join us for a hands-on introduction to Twitter and Facebook. We will explore finding and following Twitter users, and ways to use Facebook to connect with colleagues and students. No prior expertise is expected. You will not need a Facebook or Twitter account in order to participate in the session. (We will provide a test twitter account for your use.)

Researching in the Humanities and Social Sciences
Dec 6, 2012, 03:00 PM-04:30 PM - Register HERE
Goldstein Electronic Classroom, Rm 114, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
The methods of locating and accessing journal articles and other forms of published information continue to change at a rapid pace. This workshop will demonstrate some of the databases that are integral to researching in the humanities and social sciences and will provide opportunity for hands-on searching. Participants are encouraged to come with questions that relate to specific disciplines.

Health Sciences

One-on-One Consultations

Discipline-specific, individualized coaching on researching in the Health Sciences. Please contact libref@mail.med.upenn.edu to register. (Maximum of 5)

Tech Seminars


Photoshop for Scientific Publications
Dec 6, 2012, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM - Register HERE
Biomedical Library Training Lab, Biomedical Library, Ground Level
We will use Photoshop to create a 4-panel figure for publication submissions.

Google Tools for HLS Research
Dec 13, 2012, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM - Register HERE
Biomedical Library Training Lab, Biomedical Library, Ground Level
Explore with us how to use Google and Google Scholar to find resources in the Health and Life Sciences. In this workshop, you will also learn a little about how Google works and what Google cannot find, and when to use library-licensed resources instead of Google Scholar for your research.
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