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Digital Literacy

An introduction to digital literacy resources available from Wichita State University Libraries.

Welcome to the Digital Literacy Series Workshops!

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Each semester the University Libraries offers workshops designed to strengthen the skills of students, faculty and staff in the use of online tools for research, presentation and teaching.  Faculty and instructors are welcome to encourage student attendance at library workshops and even offer extra credit for students that attend a workshop (certificates of attendance are available to students upon request).  Workshops are free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

 

Spring 2018 Digital Literacy Workshop Schedule

Register for the workshop you would like to attend by clicking on its time/date link.

All workshops are held in Ablah Library, room 217.

 

Discovering Digital Literacy:  Explore key concepts and practices necessary to proficiently engage and evaluate our growing universe of digital information.  Presented by Nathan Filbert.

2:00-3:30, Thursday, Feb. 1

Intro to Excel:  Learn how to create and navigate a basic spreadsheet in MS Excel 2013, a spreadsheet application.  Presented by Angie Paul.

2:00-3:30, Thursday, Feb. 8

Ebooks Make Research Easier:  You can do more than just read academic ebooks!  Come to this workshop to learn how the University Libraries’ collection of ebooks can save you time doing your library research.  Presented by Kathy Delker.

2:00-3:30, Thursday, Feb. 15

Copyright in the Digital World:   In a time of instant authorship and digital-born content, learn best practices for using others’ copyrighted work and learn how to protect your own copyrighted work.  Presented by Sara Butts.  

 

2:00-3:30, Thursday, Mar. 1

 

Website Creation and Management Using WordPressQuickly explore how a website is hosted, designed, and maintained within the WordPress environment. Learn the basics of HTML and CSS coding as you begin creating a sample website.  Presented by Samuel Willis.

 

2:00-3:30, Thursday, Mar. 8

 

You Found What in Special Collections? Unexpected Digital Treasures:  Did you know that Special Collections has digital materials available through the library website? This workshop will highlight some of our most unexpected digital treasures.  Presented by Jessica Mirasol.

 

2:00-3:30, Thursday, Apr. 5

 

Intro to Free Graphic Design ToolsInterested in graphic design but unsure where to begin? In this hands-on workshop we will explore freely available graphic design software programs for photo editing and digital illustration.  Presented by Meghann Kuhlmann.

 

2:00-3:30, Thursday, Apr. 12

Finding Freely Available Media:   Learn how to search for images, music, and videos that are free from copyright and legal restrictions so you can share, modify, or repurpose them for any creative project.  Presented by Meghann Kuhlmann. 

2:00-3:30, Thursday, Apr. 19

For questions, please contact Kathy Delker at kathy.delker@wichita.edu.

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