Register! But Don't Chope! Free Bite-Sized Library Workshops in Term 2


Bite-Sized Library Workshops are here again.  

Join the librarians and other campus partners such as, CEC, IITS, ODOS, OLGA, and Faculty from 18 January to 19 February to learn more about working with data, writing persuasively, digital literacy, research skills and many other topics!

Sign up for your "bites" today!


Research Skills

  • Current Awareness Tools to Stay Ahead in Your Field
    Do you want to keep up-to-date in your area of study – without having to do loads of work? Learn strategies and apps to connect with new research, journal tables of contents, and current news on social media.
  • WTF: What The Fake?
    Are you amused by the ‘fake’ out there? Were you duped? Are you discerning? You will learn how to identify examples of fake news and fake scholarly articles and learn some criteria for critical thinking in the digital world!
  • Researching Law… Made Simple for Non-Law Students
    What is legislation and case-law? Where and how do I find them and ensure everything is up-to-date?

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  • The University Matrix Series: Welcome to the Real World With Assoc Prof. Gordon Perchthold, LKCSB
    Your Uni has only been a simulation of reality… Fear of stepping into the real world? Meeting the expectations of your boss? Fear not! Join us in this practical workshop series, which will guide you to succeed in the real world of industry! Perfect for final years!
  • Arguing Your Case [Seats are limited!] With Justyn Olby, CEC
    Learn the fundamental concepts of putting a persuasive argument and persuade your readers.

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Working with Data & Metrics

  • Programming Statistical Graphics in R: ggplot2 methods With Assoc Prof. Kam Tin Seong, SIS
    Go beyond the basics of R! Learn how to create statistical graphics with R. This workshop is for you if you have basic knowledge and understanding of R.
  • Data Governance and Data Asset With Assoc Prof. Zhu Feida, SIS
    Data as a new asset class and how to institute data governance? New to you? Learn the key concepts and share a glimpse into the future.
  • Demystifying Citation Impact
    Journal rankings, citation metrics, impact factors… You have heard about them, but what are they, actually? Join us in this one-hour session to demystify the metrics and tools available!

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Present with Pizzazz & other enrichment tips

  • Presentation Slide Design [Seats are limited!] With Justyn Olby, CEC
    Learn to create clear and effective deck of slides to support your verbal presentation.
  • What Makes a Good Infographic?
    Learn basic infographics tips and the importance of good visual storytelling.
  • Art@SMU: Want to Know More?
    Saw the weird and wonderful art in the Libraries and on campus? Want to learn more about art appreciation? Come listen as we introduce you to selected pieces by local and regional artists and don’t need to be arty-farty!

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  • Zotero - Need to get organized fast?
    Learn how to use Zotero to collect and manage your references and PDFs, insert in-text citations into a Word document and format your bibliographies automatically.

Digital Literacy Skills

  • Our Online Safety Awareness With James Yeo, IITS
    Are you aware of our digital footprints that we or others (on our behalf) leave on the Internet when posting or sharing information? What is Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and the tools used to gather information about us? Learn about online safety and many more!

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Visit the Bite-Sized Workshops website for registration and description of over 40 workshops.

Please note that all workshops will be held online and links will be sent to you before the sessions, so do sign up ahead!