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PressForward: Train the Trainers and Community Building Brainstorm

Friday, September 23, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Interested in learning new ways to gather content from the open web and to share it with your students, colleagues, and scholarly communities? On September 23rd, the Graduate Center will host three workshops on PressForward, a free, open-source WordPress tool that facilitates the easy collection, selection, discussion, and redistribution of content from the web. These workshops will introduce interested faculty, students, and staff to PressForward and help build a CUNY community to encourage and support the tool’s future use.

In this afternoon session, participants with some experience using PressForward will look at examples of PressForward’s use across a range of institutions, explore how to organize and activate communities of users, explore methods for recruiting and training new users, and learn how to engage with PressForward’s active support community and forums.

NOTE: These will be “hands on” workshops. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops. A limited number of laptops will be available to borrow on site.

Free registration required.

Co-sponsored by the Library Association of CUNY, the Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center, the Graduate Center Digital Initiatives, and the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship.


Friday, September 23, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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GC Teaching and Learning Center
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The Graduate Center, CUNY – Room 9204
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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About the Author

Roxanne Shirazi is assistant professor and dissertation research librarian at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she also serves as project director for the CUNY Digital History Archive and oversees the college’s institutional archives.