Library Workshops

Here you'll find information on the library workshops offered each semester.

In Fall 2021, the library is offering a series of online workshops for Faculty on topics to support your faculty growth and instruction goals. Each workshop will be taught by a different librarian, making them an excellent way to refresh your skills, learn something new, or hear an old concept in a new way.

Workshops will be presented online and recordings should be available. Zoom links are included in the Google Calendar event.

Questions?  Contact Kate Wimer.


Previous Workshops

Alternatives to Traditional Textbooks

**The live session of this workshop has been cancelled due to unforseen events. A recording will be added to this page once it is available**

The Library Textbook Affordability Program saved Fox students over a million dollars in textbook costs during the first two years. We no longer track student savings but students continue to express deep appreciation when they find their required course texts are freely available as a library ebook or as an open textbook. Attend this workshop, taught by librarian Robin Ashford, to learn more about the program and how librarians can assist in finding textbook alternatives or exact ebook copies of the text you planned to use in your course.

Making Your Scholarship More Visible with GFU Library

November 2, 2021 | View the Recording

Your work matters to the world. Join librarians Alex Rolfe and Andrea Abernathy to learn how to make it visible through the Digital Commons and a well stewarded Google Scholar and Orcid ID academic profile.

Right Class, Right Time, Right Assignment: Partnering with Librarians for Instruction

October 21, 2021 | View the Recording

Have you ever wondered if your class might benefit from having a librarian come to visit but aren’t sure what the benefits are or how it would fit into your semester? Join librarian Jenny Bruxvoort as she outlines what successful collaboration between teaching faculty and faculty librarians has looked like and might look like for you. From Come learn about the variety of ways librarians can support your teaching.

Stay Connected to the Scholarly Conversation

October 5, 2021 | View the Recording

Join librarian Andrea Abernathy as she shows you how to gather the threads of the scholarly conversations in your field, set up alerts for authors, journals, searches, and important scholarly works, and have the scholarship delivered to your inbox. 

Refresh and Renew: Navigating Access, Systems, and Library Jargon at George Fox Library

September 21, 2021 |  View the Recording

Library systems can be powerful tools to navigate both our physical and online holdings, but the way they work is not always clear. Join librarian Kate Wimer as she reviews how to find and access library materials efficiently and strategically, to save time for you and your students.


February 17, 2021 | Slides (PDF)

Join Research and Instruction Librarian Andrea Abernathy online for a workshop covering the SCOPUS database. She’ll show you how to discover scholarship, track citations, and explore relevant journals with confidence.

Research Beyond the Databases

March 9, 2021 | View Recording |  Slides (PDF)

Academic research articles are great, but there are a lot of other things out there that can help you with your research project too! Join librarian Jenny Bruxvoort to learn more about using books, background sources, and high-quality information available outside of the library in your research.

Database Hacks

March 24, 2021 | Slides (PDF)

Get the most out of the library databases by learning how to speak their language. Join librarian Kate Wimer to learn some of the tricks of the trade to search powerfully and efficiently. We'll cover the basics of Boolean as well as some of the more obscure operators.