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SCAD Libraries Workshops & Events: Upcoming Workshops

Sharpen your research and information skills with SCAD Libraries' workshops.
White event flier with deep blue accent color and image of a yellow, red, green, and deep blue map with a location pin dropped on top inviting you to join scad Libraries for a Virtual Library Tour on Friday, September 16th at 11 A M E D T and Friday, September 23rd at 1 P M E D T via Zoom. Get an inside look at all that scad Libraries have to offer. Join the library staff to explore the myriad resources and services available for students throughout the quarter and beyond. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u.
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White, peach, and dark blue event flier with a circular image of a student writing in a notebook inviting you to join scad Libraries for the Thesis Writing and Research Information Session on Friday, September 30th at 2 P M E D T via Zoom. Join Staff from graduate advising, scad Libraries, and The Writers’ Studio to learn more about thesis planning and the valuable resources and services available to assist students through the advisement, research, and writing process. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u.
Birds eye view of a tropical forest. Event information in semi-transparent white overlay box inviting you to join scad Libraries for the Database Discovery Series Workshop about Building Green on Wednesday, October 5th at 11 A M E D T via Zoom. Join an expert company representative from Building Green to discover what makes this database the leading resource for building professionals seeking information about sustainable and environmentally-oriented design. Participants will learn techniques, tricks, and tools for leveraging this resource and will have the opportunity to participate in a Q and A session following the presentation. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u.
Purple event flier with red, pink, yellow, and white accents in a Bauhaus style inviting you to join scad Libraries for the Advanced Search Techniques workshop on Friday, October 7th at 1 P M E D T via Zoom. Take database searching to the next level with advanced search skills and techniques that will connect you to the perfect resources. Join scad Librarians to explore tools like Boolean operators, controlled vocabularies, citation chasing and more. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u.
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Event flier information overlaid on image of magnifying glasses of different sizes on a dark teal background inviting you to the Research Roundtable: Nuance & Specialized Research workshop on Friday, October 21st at one P M E D T via Zoom. This roundtable will discuss the research process from a variety of perspectives and disciplines at scad. The research process becomes more nuanced and specialized with increased exposure to specific disciplines, and this roundtable will explore how the processes and research strategies differ across creative fields. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u.
Pale yellow event flier with a black and white left profile photo of a woman in sunglasses and a hat inviting you to the Zines Research and Create: Zine Culture and scad Library Collections workshop on Friday, October 1st at 1 P M E D T in-person at scad Library Atlanta. In this hands-on zine workshop participants will use library resources to research a topic or theme of interest, explore our zine collection for inspiration, and produce a zine to share with others. Materials will be provided. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u.
Dark blue event flier with red accents and an archival black and white photograph of a man and woman smiling in mid-air inviting you to join scad Libraries to the Inspiration: Mine the Archive workshop on Friday, October 14th from one to three P M E D T in the Artists’ Book Room at scad Library Atlanta, and on Friday, November 11th from eleven A M to one P M E S T in the Pei Ling Chan Reading Room at Jen Library, Savannah. Explore inspiration and make unexpected discoveries during this Archives and Special Collections open house. Browse popular collections like the Don Bluth Collection of Animation in Savannah and the artists’ books collection in Atlanta. Discover something new in the rich manuscript and special material collections available to scad students, staff, and faculty. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u
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Black event flier with watermelon accents reminiscent of the 1980’s in style with a watermelon and chartreuse handheld game controller inviting you to join scad Libraries to the Retro Gamer workshop on Wednesday, November 2nd at 4 P M E D T via Zoom. Travel back in time to explore gaming’s greatest hits and deep cuts. Attendees will tour a selection of obscure web resources related to vintage video games and are encouraged to share their favorite places to geek out over video games. This workshop is the place to find inspiration and community around retro games. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u.
Event flier with a picture of a person holding a pencil over a blank notebook page on a desk followed by an invitation to join scad Libraries and the Writers’ Studio for the Research, Write, Rewrite: Crafting Excellent Essays from Brainstorming to Revision workshop on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:30 A M E D T in-person at scad Library, Atlanta. This drop-in session provides students of any year or program the opportunity to discuss and review their quarterly research projects. Students will gain skills and support at any stage of the research and essay writing process. For more information, visit scad dot lib guides dot com slash workshops or email library at scad dot e d u.

More Workshops

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To view past workshops about special collections, research skills, and databases, click Recorded Workshops in the yellow navigation tabs above.

Summer Workshops

Research, Write, Rewrite: Crafting Excellent Essays from Brainstorming to Revision 

Thursday, August 11 @ 10:30AM EDT (Zoom Link)

This workshop, co-led by the SCAD Library and the Writers’ Studio, provides students of any year or program the opportunity to discuss and review their quarterly research projects. Students will gain skills and support at any stage of the research and essay writing process. 

 
Faculty Refresh: New & Notable at SCAD Libraries 

Friday, August 19 @ 10AM EDT (Zoom Link)

This workshop is being offered to faculty members who want to leverage library resources in their classes. The session will explore resources, services, and updates from SCAD Libraries, demonstrating how faculty and their students can take advantage of the resources. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss specific course needs with library staff. 


 

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Virtual Library Tour 

Friday, June 24 @ 1:30PM EDT 

Monday, June 27 @ 6PM EDT 

Get an inside look at all that SCAD Libraries have to offer. Join the library staff to explore the myriad resources and services available for students throughout this quarter and beyond. 

 

Digital Preservation: Protecting your Work for the Long-haul 

Wednesday, July 13 @ 4PM EDT (Recording)

Join SCAD MoA and SCAD Libraries’ staff to learn about preserving born-digital work for the future. Attendees will learn about the importance of digital preservation and how it can help born-digital media remain accessible when current digital platforms evolve or fade away. 

 

Speed Date-abases: Images 

Wednesday, July 20 @ 2PM EDT (Recording)

This workshop will introduce participants to five image databases for research of all kinds. Join a SCAD Librarian to discover databases that match a variety of research needs from creative projects to academic presentations. Attend this session to meet the SCAD Libraries’ databases!  

 

LinkedIn and SCAD Libraries: Powerful Research Tools for Accessing Industry Networks 

Friday, July 29 @ 3PM EDT (Zoom Link)

Thursday, August 4 @ 11AM EDT (Zoom Link)

Join CAS and SCAD Libraries to learn how to use LinkedIn and powerful research databases to identify and connect with companies and professionals in any industry. During this session, participants will develop important research strategies for creating a professional roadmap and discovering opportunities in their field. 
 

The Ten-Minute Book 

Friday, August 5 @ 1PM EDT 

SCAD Library, Atlanta 

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to create a mock-up, zine, or artist book within a ten-minute time frame using only materials found within the library for inspiration. The ten-minute book project will introduce attendees to research techniques and the process of developing creative works with only the resources available.  

Supplies will be provided. 

Fall Workshops

  ► Virtual            Atlanta            Savannah  

Virtual Library Tour 

Virtual: Friday, September 16th @ 11 AM EDT (Zoom Link)

Virtual: Friday, September 23rd @ 1 PM EDT (Zoom Link)

Get an inside look at all that SCAD Libraries have to offer. Join the library staff to uncover the myriad of resources and services available for students throughout the fall quarter and beyond. 

 

Library Open House 

In-person, Atlanta: Friday, September 23rd @ 2-3 PM EDT (SCAD Library, Atlanta)

Drop by the SCAD Library to learn about the full range of library resources and services offered to enhance research and creative projects. Library staff will be on hand to suggest print and electronic resources related to all SCAD majors and show students how to take full advantage of the many student-focused services the library offers. 

 

Graduate Research & Writing: Best Practices for Success 

Virtual: Wednesday, September 28th @ 6 PM EDT (Zoom Link)

In-person, Savannah: Wednesday, September 28th @ 6 PM EDT (Ruskin 205)

Explore strategies and resources for success in this graduate-level workshop presented by The Writers' Studio and SCAD Libraries. Discussion will include standards for graduate research, identifying valid sources, ethical source use, and writing strategies. 

 

Thesis Writing and Research Information Session 

Virtual: Friday, September 30th @ 2 PM EDT (Zoom Link)

Join staff from graduate advising, SCAD Libraries, and The Writers' Studio to learn more about thesis planning and the valuable resources and services available to assist students through the advisement, research, and writing process. 

 

Database Discovery Series 

  • Building Green – Join an expert company representative from Building Green to discover what makes this database the leading resource for building professionals seeking information about sustainable and environmentally-oriented design. Participants will learn techniques, tricks, and tools for leveraging this resource and will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session following the presentation. 

Virtual: Wednesday, October 5th @ 11 AM EDT (Zoom Link)

  • Internet Archive – Join SCAD Libraries to discover what makes the Internet Archive the largest, most accessed online repository of digital cultural artifacts. Participants will explore everything from animation clips to legacy software to digitized books and leave with techniques, tricks, and tools for leveraging this resource. 

Virtual: Wednesday, October 19th @ 11 AM EDT (Zoom Link)

 

Advanced Search Techniques 

Virtual: Friday, October 7th @ 1 PM EDT (Zoom Link)

Take database searching to the next level with advanced search skills and techniques that will connect you to the perfect resources. Join SCAD Librarians to explore tools like Boolean operators, controlled vocabularies, citation chasing, and more. 

 

Inspiration: Mine the Archive 

In-person, Atlanta: Friday, October 14th @ 1 PM3 PM EST (SCAD Library, Atlanta, Artists’ Books Room)

In-person, Savannah: Friday, November 11th @ 11 AM1 PM EST (Jen Library, Pei Ling Chan Reading Room)

Explore inspiration and make unexpected discoveries during this Archives and Special Collections open house. Browse popular collections like the Don Bluth Collection of Animation in Savannah and the artists’ books collection in Atlanta. Discover something new in the rich manuscript and special material collections available to SCAD students, staff, and faculty.

 

Research Roundtable: Nuance and Specialized Research 

Virtual: Friday, October 21st @ 1 PM EDT (Zoom Link)

This roundtable will discuss the research process from a variety of perspectives and disciplines at SCAD. The research process becomes more nuanced and specialized with increased exposure to specific disciplines, and this roundtable will explore how the processes and research strategies differ across creative fields. 

 

Research and Create: Zine Culture and SCAD Library Collections 

In-person: Friday, October 21st @ 1 PM EDT (SCAD Library, Atlanta, 413) 

Join SCAD Library Atlanta for a hands-on zine workshop! Participants will use library resources to research a topic or theme of interest, explore our zine collection for inspiration, and produce a zine to share with others. Materials will be provided. 

 

Open Sketch in the Library 

In-person, Savannah: Friday, October 28th @ 1 PM EDT (Jen Library, 2nd floor)

In-person, Atlanta: Friday, October 28th @ 1 PM EDT (SCAD Library, Atlanta)

Take a sketch break at the library! Library staff will pull a wide range of books from SCAD Libraries' collections for drawing inspiration and will provide drawing supplies. After the event, participants’ sketches will be displayed alongside inspirational books. 

 

Retro Gamer: Let’s Surf the Web 

Virtual: Wednesday, November 2nd @ 4 PM EDT (Zoom Link)

Travel back in time to explore gaming’s greatest hits and deep cuts. Attendees will tour a selection of obscure web resources related to vintage video games and are encouraged to share their favorite places to geek out over video games. This workshop is the place to find inspiration and community around retro games. 

 

Research & Writing "Drop-In": Crafting Excellent Essays from Brainstorming to Revision  

In-person: Thursday, November 3rd @ 10:30 AM EDT (SCAD Library, Atlanta, 413)

This drop-in session, co-led by SCAD Libraries and the Writers’ Studio, provides students of any year or program with the opportunity to discuss and review their quarterly research projects.