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Research Workshops at SCAD Libraries: In-Person Workshops & Events

In-Person Workshops and Events

Workshops and special events are offered in-person in various SCAD Libraries locations:

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Workshops and Events at ACA Library Atlanta

September 22 // ACA Library Film Showcase
Tuesday, 4-6pm, ACA Library

  • The ACA Library invites you to check out our animation, film, and television collection! Stop by for an afternoon of browsing DVDs, short film screenings, a popcorn bar, and movie trivia with prizes every half hour. FYE stamps will be given for participation and/or movie checkout.

October 9 // Primary Sources for Art History Papers
Friday, 2-3pm, ACA Library, Room 413

  • This workshop will cover how to start with an art object by a contemporary artist and build a strong inquiry for writing that art history paper. You'll practice analyzing artists' books and art prints from the ACA Library Special Collections and learn the difference between primary and secondary sources.

October 20 // Academic Resources Pop-Up
Tuesday, 10am-2pm, the Hub

  • Stop by to chat with staff from the ACA Library, Tutoring Center and Writer's Studio to find out about programs and services that support your academic success. Browse a selection of photography books in honor of Atlanta Celebrates Photography month. For more information contact: or

November 6 // Sparks in the library
Friday, 2-3pm, ACA Library, Room 413

  • This workshop will introduce you to the many ways you can use the library resources to spark creativity and writing inspiration. You and your peers will work together on hands-on exploration and research activities to deepen your understanding of how new information can inspire new ideas and curiosity.

November 10 // Paws in the Library: Therapy Animals!
Tuesday, 1:00-3:00pm, ACA Library, near Trois Gallery

  • Feeling stressed?  Take a break and stop by ACA Library to play with certified therapy animals!  Petting dogs, cats, and bunnies can lower feelings of stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure, and improve your sense of confidence and well-being. Don’t miss this chance to chill out with these cute and calming furry friends!

**Registration not required and FYE stamps given for all ACA library events**

Workshops and Events at the Hong Kong Library

Fall workshops and events TBA

Workshops and Events at Jen Library Savannah

September 28 // Business Research for School of Design
Monday, 5 - 6 p.m., Gulfstream Lab 102
Attendance: Open to all. First-come, first-seated, limited to 20 seats

  • This workshop will cover the basics of business research, including an overview of key business resources available through the library website. Learn where to find market research, industry reports, consumer information, and more.

September 29 // Trend Forecasting with WGSN
Tuesday, 5 - 6 p.m., Eckburg Hall Lab 208
Attendance: Open to all. First-come, first-seated, limited to 20 seats

  • Learn about WGSN, an essential, visual resource for fashion professionals. This is the fashion industry's most comprehensive source for global trend forecasting and design inspiration. Attend this session to gain a hands-on overview of WGSN's key features and how they can be used to support your research.

September 30 // Copyright Basics for Fibers
Wednesday, 5 - 6 p.m., 204 Pepe Hall
Attendance: Open to all. First-come, first-seated, max 30 attendees.

  • Copyright questions don't have to be so scary. Visit this lecture to talk about the basics of copyright and its application to design students and projects.

October 1 // Jen Library Expo
Thursday, 1 - 3 p.m., Jen Library 1st Floor
Attendance: Open to all, drop-in

  • Explore the many services and resources available at the Jen Library. *FYE students may earn passport stamps at this event

October 7 // Google Smarter
Wednesday, 5 - 6 p.m., Arnold Hall Lab 163A
Attendance: Open to all. First-come, first-seated, limited to 30 seats

  • Tips and tricks for using Google and its related search engines. Learn how to improve your searches, evaluate and skim your results, and be more efficient in your internet research.

October 9 // The Hustle: Business Research for Illustrators, Cartoonists, and Graphic Designers
Friday, 11 - 12 p.m., Jen Library 108
Attendance: Open to all. First come, first-seated, limited to 20 seats

  • Learn how to utilize business databases and market research tools to support your freelance, contract work, or small business plans. Join us for an overview of Redbooks, LexisNexis, and public data sources and learn how these tools can help identify art directors, business reports and marketing budgets for larger companies, and general industry forecasting and outlooks. 

October 9 // MFA and MA Thesis Workshop (co-presented with Graduate Studies and The Writers' Studio)
Friday, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Chapel at Clarence Thomas Center
Attendance: Email Jennifer Johnson at to reserve your spot. To participate online, login to SCAD Connect:

  • Join us for an interactive discussion of the thesis process. We'll share strategies for choosing committee members, organizing research, and accessing available resources. Staff from Graduate Studies, Jen Library, and The Writers' Studio will be on hand to answer your questions.

October 16 // Copyright and the Classroom: Understanding the Basics (co-presented with the Writers' Studio)
Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m., Jen Library 108
Attendance: Email Jennifer Johnson at to reserve your spot. To participate online, login to SCAD Connect:

  • Feel more comfortable using copyrighted material in the classroom by debunking the myths and understanding what you can and can't do. Come explore how to use copyrighted materials in instruction, including online learning environments. Staff from the Jen Library and the Writer's Studio will be on hand to answer your questions.

October 23 // In Good Company: All About Company Research (co-presented with Career and Alumni Success)
Friday, 1 - 2 p.m., Morris Hall Lab 203
Attendance: Limited to 20 seats - RSVP on Career and Alumni Success' Job Portal. (Log in to MySCAD>find and log in to SCAD Job Portal>upper right hand corner find "Events" tab> click on Workshops and search "In Good Company: All About Company Research"> RSVP)

  • Company knowledge is useful whether you're preparing to apply for a job or internship, or working on an assignment. But it's not enough to know what companies do well. Creative research is needed to reveal their strengths and weaknesses. Attendees will learn how to access a variety of information sources, from 'insider' reports to external news and analysis, and then piece them together to form a complete picture of a company.

F.Y.E. Passport Library Stamps:

Savannah freshmen, need to get your F.Y.E. library stamp? Choose ONE of these options:

  • Play the Jen Library Stamp Challenge! This short activity takes about 10 minutes to finish will give you a crash course on finding resources in the library.
  • Ask a research question at the reference desk. Staff can help you: find info sources for assignments, locate info about your major or a favorite artist, or navigate our huge collection of online resources. Visit anytime the reference desk is open.