Online Event- IT and Research on Friday 19 March 2021

Need help with your research? Not sure how to research? Trying to find online sources for your project? This might be the workshop for you!

 

The Workshop takes place on Friday 19th March 2021 at 11am to 12noon. To book your free tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/it-research-workshop-tickets-137421199507 .

 

About this Event:

We understand that research can be a daunting and difficult task, here at Westminster Reference  Library, we’ve teamed up with the specialists at London South Bank University to give you some tips, tricks and advice on how to undertake your research and how to best utilise your online software!

 

Topics include:

  • An introductory digital skills session into Microsoft Office: including Word, PowerPoint and Excel!
  • Literature hunting – What is a journal article? How to use Google Scholar & learning how to evaluate information!
  • IT Security – Protecting your device and your files, avoiding dangerous sites and documents!

These workshops are designed for students, researchers or anyone working on a project that involves searching the internet for information. Whether you’re just starting or a more advanced researcher, we’ve got something for everyone!

Janice Johnson is the Digital Skills Training Manager at the Digital Skills Centre, London South Bank University. She has over 16 years’ experience teaching digital skills to staff, students and professional organisations.

Emma Perry is an Information Skills Librarian within the library at London South Bank University. Having worked there for over 8 years, her main role is to teach students in classes and one-to-ones about research, evaluating information and referencing.

Please note, this will be a Microsoft Teams meeting/Teams Broadcast,  and, although you do not have to have Microsoft Teams downloaded to your device, you will get a better experience if you have the app.

***Please avoid using Safari – we have had reports that Safari users have issues accessing Teams live broadcasts. Please try using Chrome or any other browser – most people who experience problems when signing in find them resolved if they try using a different browser. We are really sorry for the inconvenience this may cause and are working on finding a solution.

Our amazing volunteers help provide IT for all!

Owen Grey, Reference Librarian, writes: 

Here at Kensington & Chelsea libraries, our volunteers do a fantastic job: this is just a quick update on the computer help sessions being run by our amazing helpers!

Computers

Volunteers have been running sessions in Kensington Central Library for some time now. As time goes on not only are they able to teach others new skills on computers, but also on a variety of devices:  it isn’t just PCs out there any more…

Our volunteers can help you to get to grips with:

  • Laptops
  • Phones (e.g iPhones and Android devices)
  • Tablets (e.g. iPads)

They have also been able to master new skills themselves through the use of these devices, often learning alongside their students. I was able to witness this myself when I had my first go on Windows 8!

If you are a beginner or want to learn more, then feel free to come along to one of our sessions in the community space in Kensington Central Library. You can either come along to one of our drop-in sessions on Saturdays or book a session on Tuesday or Thursday mornings. For times of these sessions and other regular adult events please check our website here.

So a big thank you to our great volunteers for keeping these sessions up and running and being prepared to teach users not just on library computers but much more!

If you are interested in volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea, either in one of our libraries or somewhere else, then please get in touch with the Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer Centre.