Fall Workshops in the Library

The new semester is here, and it’s time for the librarians to drop some knowledge. Come learn about library resources, library tools, and what the library can do for you. Click on the name of the workshop you’re interested in (or scroll on down) for all the info and an RSVP button to register.

Welcome to the Library! (8/28, 9/4, 9/12, 10/11)

Zotero on Your Laptop (8/30, 9/5, 9/25, 10/16, 11/7)

Research for MALS Students (9/4, 9/11)

Fake Journals and Conferences: What to Know About the Faux (9/27, 11/12)

Advanced Zotero: Stump the Librarian! (10/4, 11/1, 12/6)

Welcome to the Library!

Tuesday 8/28 4:30–6:00 pm
Tuesday 9/4 2:30–4:00 pm
Wednesday 9/12 2:30–4:00 pm
Thursday 10/11 6:30–8:00 pm


Jump-start your library research with pointers from the GC librarians. Learn how to use the library website; develop effective search queries; access electronic resources on or off campus; determine the best database for your research; and find archival and primary sources. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of citation management.

Eventbrite - Welcome to the Library!

Zotero on Your Laptop

Thursday 8/30 6:30–8:00 pm
Wednesday 9/5 1:00–2:30 pm
Tuesday 9/25 6:30–8:00 pm
Tuesday 10/16 1:00–2:30 pm
Wednesday 11/7 2:30–4:00 pm


Learn how to use this excellent, open-source citation management software. We’ll teach you how to install Zotero on your laptop; sign up for a Zotero account; add citations to your account; and create a bibliography.

Eventbrite - Zotero on your Laptop - The Basics

Research for MALS Students

Tuesday 9/4 6:30–8:00 pm
Tuesday 9/11 6:30–8:00 pm



Take your research to the next level: graduate level. We’ll cover choosing a topic, searching for and evaluating sources, and formatting your work.

Eventbrite - Research for MALS Students

Fake Journals and Conferences

Thursday 9/27 2:30–4:00 pm
Monday 11/12 1:30–3:00 pm


Not all scholarly outlets are created equal—or even really created to disseminate peer-reviewed research. Fake or predatory journals and conferences exist for the sole purpose of profit, and frequently lie about their peer review practices and engage in other forms of deceit. Come learn how to spot these bad actors, and how to critically evaluate any journal or conference before submitting a paper or proposal.

Eventbrite - Fake Journals and Conferences: What to Know about the Faux

Advanced Zotero: Stump the Librarian!

Thursday 10/4, 11/1, 12/6
all sessions 1:00–3:00 pm


On the first Thursday of the month, walk on in to the Library Lounge on the second floor with your head-scratching citation questions. See what the experts can come up with. No registration or RSVP required!

About the Author

Katherine Pradt is the Adjunct Reference and Digital Outreach Librarian at the Graduate Center.