Please note:

  • You must REGISTER for each session that you plan to attend.  Due to space limitations, unregistered students may not be admitted if the session is full.
  • This schedule is subject to change. Occasionally, we may have to cancel a session or shift dates or times  because of a shortage of classrooms,  labs or instructors.  Please check the schedule before attending a session to confirm that it is being held. We will make every effort to contact you by e-mail if we find it necessary to change or cancel a session.

NOTE TO FACULTY/INSTRUCTORS:  Because of space limitations these workshops are not designed to accommodate your classes.  To arrange for a course-specific Library Research Skills Workshop please contact your subject librarian.

FALL 2019 Schedule

Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources

Learn how to use the Library’s extensive collection of electronic databases to find the best and most relevant information available. This is the type of information your professors want you to use in your assignments and essays. Instruction will be given in searching for and retrieving full-text journal articles. The Library’s Search Everything function will also be demonstrated and the differences between Google and the Library’s scholarly sources of information will  be discussed.

This workshop may be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity and Get Clear programs.

Date Day Time Location Sign Up Link
Sept. 18 Wednesday 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. LIB 667A (Library 6th floor) Register
Oct. 22 Tuesday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. LIB 667A (Library 6th floor) Register
Nov. 11 Monday 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. LIB 667A (Library 6th floor) Register

 

Demystifying the Literature Review

From annotated bibliographies to literature reviews to systematic reviews, students are frequently asked to find scholarly articles about a topic and provide thoughtful analysis of what they read. This workshop will provide participants with the information they need to identify what sort of review they are doing, how to find what they need, read the material with a critical eye and keep it all organized. Bring your laptop if you’ve got one; laptops will be provided for those who require one. Students from all departments are welcome to register.

This workshop may not  be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity and Get Clear programs.  Please attend Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources, above.

Date Day Time Location Sign Up Link
Sept. 26 Thursday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. SLC 508 Register
Sept. 27 Friday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. SLC 508 Register
Sept. 30 Monday 11 a.m.to noon SLC 508 Register
Oct. 3 Thursday 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. SLC 508 Register
Oct. 31 Thursday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. SLC 508 Register

 

Weight Discrimination in Research

Weight and size bias and discrimination in research can be present in a wide variety of subjects, from health fields to social sciences, business, and beyond. Interested in discussing methods to avoid this type of bias? This interactive workshop focuses on evaluating articles for implicit and explicit weight and size bias, and how study design, keywords and search strategies can bias results. The workshop is open to all Ryerson University students.

This workshop may not  be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity and Get Clear programs.  Please attend Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources, above.

Date Day Time Location Sign Up Link
Oct. 24 Thursday 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. LIB 386C (Library 3rd floor) Register

The FinLit Series

Interested in learning the skills needed to make better financial decisions? Register for our Financial Literacy (FinLit) series, where we will explore the Library’s collection and evaluate relevant material to help you navigate the wealth of information on spending, budgeting, banking, saving, credit and personal finances. The workshop series is open to all Ryerson University students.

This workshop may not  be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity and Get Clear programs.  Please attend Navigating the Library’s Electronic Resources, above.

Fall 2019 sessions

 

Session Date Time Location Sign Up Link
Budgeting & Spending Oct. 22, 2019 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. LIB-386C (Library 3rd Floor) Register
Bank Accounts and Saving Oct. 29, 2019 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. LIB-386C (Library 3rd Floor) Register
Credit & Debt Management Nov. 5, 2019 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. LIB-386C (Library 3rd Floor) Register
Speaker Event: New School of Finance Nov. 11, 2019 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. LIB-405 (Library 4th Floor) Drop-In

FinLit Presents: New School of Finance – Make Financial Lemonade with Liz Schieck
Managing your money can be frustrating and confusing. Life is expensive. Especially when you’re a student living off of limited income or OSAP. Come learn some tips for getting your money under control.

Elisabeth (Liz) Schieck is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), media personality and financial literacy advocate. As a public speaker she has travelled across Canada speaking about all kinds of financial issues – everything from freelancing to investing to retirement planning to basic budgeting.

 

How to Identify Bias and Misinformation Online

In a world where it feels we’re bombarded with misinformation, how do you know what to trust? This workshop will cover the origins of the “fake news” phenomenon, some of the inherent biases of online information and strategies to identify misinformation. If you use Google on a daily basis, need to find online sources for your assignments that your professor will be happy with, or want to learn the basics of dissecting misinformation, this workshop is for you.

This workshop may not be used as part of the requirements for the Academic Integrity and Get Clear programs.

Date Day Time Location Sign Up Link
Nov. 7 Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ILC Lab (Library 2nd floor) Register
Nov. 19 Tuesday 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ILC Lab (Library 2nd floor) Register