Librarians at Lunchtime Workshop Series

Librarians at Lunchtime Workshop Series: Research Rodeo Join us every other Thursday at 12 p.m. in Room 501.

The Librarians at  Lunchtime Workshop Series is a free program of workshops available to all Jefferson College students, faculty, and staff. Each series explores a range of subjects that contributes to academic success at Jefferson College. The Workshops are held every other Thursday from 12 - 1 p.m. in CRCH Room 501 with FREE Pizza provided for the first 10 student attendees (B.Y.O.B.)!

For more information about Librarians at Lunchtime Workshops, please contact Jamie Price (, (540) 224-4894) or Courtney Miller (, (540) 985-8511).

Research Rodeo Workshops

8/28  Let's get this Rodeo Started!
Getting started can be scary! Let's take a look at your research questions and explore some background material to build on for later.

9/11  Pairing Up
Match what research you find with what proves your point. Learn about how to find and use certain types of research for your project.

9/25  Learn the Lingo 
If you know the lingo, you will go far! Learn how to find and use the correct search terms and controlled vocabulary in order to get more precise search results.

10/9  Mining for Gold
When you find that one really good article, you've hit the gold mine! Learn how to mine it for keywords, references, and related articles to round up more research!

10/23  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Research comes in many forms - some good, some bad, and some just plain ugly! Come and learn to differentiate them so you use the best material.

11/6  Trailblazing
Odds are someone has gone before you! Learn how to find "grey literature" such as theses and conference presentations to further your research goals.

11/20  Roundup Time!
Time to troubleshoot your research process, get what you need, or just pick our brains for advice. This is more of an open session, so come with questions!

Faculty Information

Please consider encouraging your students to attend workshops, particularly those related to skills students could use in order to be successful in your classes. Attendance is taken at all workshops, and students are given attendance passes to verify that they were present. Please let us know if you have questions about this semester's topics or ideas for future workshops!