Zotero Training Workshops

Zotero Training Workshops:

June 13-14, 2013

Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

June 20-21, 2013

Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, Washington, DC

July 11-12, 2013

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

July 25-16, 2013

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Online Registration: Zotero trainers offer two-day workshops at locations across the U.S. At a cost of $350 per attendee, workshops offer the opportunity to:

* Introduce new users and update advanced ones
* Provide an overview over best practices and advanced features such as plugins as well as style and translator development
* Equip librarians and IT staff to implement, train, and support users
The workshops combine short presentations with interactive, “hands-on” components, as well as the opportunity for participants to exchange their own experiences with Zotero. Participants will gain valuable insights in the nuts and bolts of Zotero, how to better support and promote Zotero, and how Zotero can serve the different needs of members of the academic community.
The workshop leaders will adjust the contents and the focus of workshop sessions to participants’ interests. A sample agenda for a Workshop can be found here. Generally, workshops will include the following topics:

* Using Zotero: Overview of basic and advanced functionality, plugins, tips and tricks
* Introducing and Promoting Zotero: Why and how adapting Zotero will benefit your institution? Getting the most out of Zotero for different user groups.
* Supporting Zotero: Creating local documentation – experiences and best practices. Troubleshooting Zotero. Getting the most out of support at zotero.org
During these intensive (and fun!) two day events, participants acquire an in-depth understanding of Zotero’s capabilities, how to extend those capabilities, and how Zotero can best meet their users’ needs. Participants also learn and share best-practices for teaching and supporting Zotero at their institution and approaches for developing institution-specific documentation.
The workshops are targeted at librarians and anyone else who supports or wants to support Zotero at their institution or department. While basic familiarity with Zotero is recommended, there are no technical prerequisites for participating.
The workshops will be conducted by Sebastian Karcher, one of Zotero’s most active community developers, who has a wealth of experience using, supporting, and developing Zotero. Contact him with any questions about the workshop at karcher [at] u.northwestern.edu Aleta Embrey, CLA Manager, Library, Archives and Copyright Center Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
2000 L Street NW Ste 740
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-261-2424
Fax: 202-454-9633
E-mail: aembrey@awhonn.org
Website: http://www.awhonn.org

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