Library Researcher Series: Home

A drop-in workshop series offered by the University Library in Fall and Winter terms.

The Library Researcher Series (LRS) provides workshops on interdisciplinary topics of relevance to the research of graduate students and faculty. All sessions are free! If you wish to follow along with some of the sessions please bring your own laptop or borrow one from the Library.

Questions or comments? Contact: Angie.Gerrard@usask.ca

Fall 2017

Winter 2017 SCHEDULE

March - April Sessions Date & Time Presenter
Introduction to EndNote
(all welcome to attend)
Wed March 1, 11:00am Vicky Duncan
Structuring and Writing a Successful Thesis
(limited to current grad students)
Mon March 6, 4:45pm Grad Writing Specialist
Searching for Grey Literature
(all welcome to attend)
Wed March 8, 3:00pm Vicky Duncan
Teaching Students to Evaluate Sources for their Research
(all welcome to attend)
Thurs March 9, 11:00am David Smith
Introduction to Mendeley
(all welcome to attend)
Tues March 14, 12:00pm DeDe Dawson
Writing in Plain Language: How to Be Less Wordy
(limited to current grad students)
Tues March 14, 4:45pm Grad Writing Specialist
Using Social Media in Research
(all welcome to attend)
Thurs March 23, 2:30pm Tracie Risling
Perfect Punctuation
(limited to current grad students)
Mon March 27, 4:45pm Grad Writing Specialist
Writing a Scholarship Proposal
(limited to current grad students)
Tues April 4, 4:45pm Grad Writing Specialist

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February Sessions Date & Time Presenter
Strategies for Reading in Grad School
(limited to current students)
Wed Feb 1, 10:30am Grad Peer Mentor
Overcoming Self-Doubt as a Graduate Student
(limited to current students)
Thurs Feb 2, 10:00am Grad Peer Mentor
Microform Resources in Humanities Research
(all welcome to attend)
Tues Feb 7, 3:00pm David Smith & Donna Canevari
What to Do When Your Article is Rejected
(limited to current students)
Wed Feb 8, 10:30am Grad Peer Mentor
The Best Thesis Done is a Done Thesis: Strategies for Completing Your Master’s Thesis
(limited to current students)
Thurs Feb 9, 10:00am Grad Peer Mentor
Predatory Publishers: Strategies to Identify & Avoid Them
(all welcome to attend)
Thurs Feb 9, 11:00am DeDe Dawson & Maha Kumaran
Preparing Your Oral Presentation to Your Advisory Committee
(limited to current students)
Fri Feb 10, 9:30am Grad Peer Mentor
How to Handle the Q&A After Your Presentations
(limited to current students)
Fri Feb 10, 12:00pm Grad Peer Mentor
Library Resources for Canadian & US History
(all welcome to attend)
Mon Feb 13, 11:00am David Smith
Finding Sources for a Literature Review
(all welcome to attend)
Tues Feb 14, 3:00pm Carolyn Doi
Weaving Ideas Together: Flow and Coherence in Writing
(limited to current grad students)
Wed Feb15, 4:45pm Grad Writing Specialist
Poster Design and Presentation for Graduate Students
(limited to current students)
Fri Feb 17, 12:00pm Grad Peer Mentor

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January Sessions Date & Time Presenter
New Year Resolutions for Grad Students Wed, 11 Jan, 10:30am Grad Peer Mentor
Mini Refresher Courses in Sentence Structure
(4 week course, mandatory to attend all 4 sessions)
Wed, 11 Jan, 4:00pm
(Jan 11 – Feb 1)
Grad Writing Specialist
An Introduction to the Statement of Intent Thu, 12 Jan, 10:00am Grad Peer Mentor
Public Speaking for Graduate Students Fri, 13 Jan, 12:00pm Grad Peer Mentor
Publishing Scientific Articles: Basic Concepts Tue, 17 Jan, 10:30am Grad Peer Mentor
What to Do When Your Article is Rejected Wed, 18 Jan, 10:30am Grad Peer Mentor
Dealing with Revisions: Steps for Improvement Thu, 19 Jan, 10:00am Grad Peer Mentor
So You Think You Want to Do a Systematic Review Mon, 23 Jan, 12pm Catherine Boden
Slide:ology: Improving Your Design Thinking Tue, 24 Jan, 10:30am Grad Peer Mentor
How to Choose Faculty to Sit on Your Dissertation Committee Wed, 25 Jan, 10:30am Grad Peer Mentor
The Best Thesis Is a Done Thesis: Strategies for Completing Your Master's Thesis Thu, 26 Jan, 10:00am Grad Peer Mentor
Conference Presentations for Graduate Students Fri, 27 Jan, 12:00pm Grad Peer Mentor
How to Get a Scholarship: Basic Tips and Techniques for Grad Students Mon, 30 Jan, 10:30am Grad Peer Mentor
Introduction to RefWorks Tues, 31 Jan, 3pm MaryLynn Gagne

Fall 2017

Fall sessions to be announced soon!