UAB librariesUAB Libraries and UAB’s Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) have similar goals: to increase learning through enhancing faculty teaching skills. A collaboration between these two entities can lead to student success and faculty teaching improvement. As the amount of information available through the library and online increases, defining and narrowing relevant resources has become more difficult.

The UAB Libraries Workshop Series will provide faculty with library tools and techniques that they can use to improve or streamline their teaching.

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3D Printing in Academic Libraries

In the past decade, makerspaces in academic libraries have become increasingly popular for collaboration, innovation, and technology development. 3D printers and printing services are found in university makerspaces, but what are they, and how can they be used to support learning in higher education? This session will provide an introduction to 3D printing, an overview of the 3D printing tools currently available through the UAB Libraries, and information on how this technology is being used to support classroom learning.


Affordable Instructional Materials at Your Library

UAB Libraries support faculty in replacing costly textbooks with lower cost alternatives. One option is to use library resources such as links to articles, video databases, and course reserves. Find out how to locate this material and work with your liaison to create a course text or supplementary readings.



This session will help you feel more comfortable navigating the murky waters of copyright by exploring the intersection between copyright and higher education. You will learn the basics of copyright, how to handle specific copyright issues you are likely to face every day, and simple steps you can take to avoid common copyright pitfalls.


Data Visualization

The term data has begun to appear in many places outside of research settings. Big data, data science, and data visualization are terms that are becoming common in discourse about the future of business and information finding, yet they can also be difficult to define for those not yet familiar with related tools and technology. In this workshop Librarian Dorothy Ogdon aims to help bridge this knowledge gap by presenting information on the evolving roles of libraries and librarians in data-related activities. Participants will gain an introductory understanding of what data science, big data, and data visualization are, how they are related, and ideas for introductory tools and projects to try.


Predatory Publishing

Many students and faculty aim to publish their research in quality journals, but how do we know if the journal is legitimate? This workshop will provide an introduction into predatory publishing and how to evaluate the legitimacy of journals for scholarship. Participants will leave this session with the basic understanding of predatory publishing and tools to utilize during the selection and evaluation process. There is an interactive activity, so participants are encouraged to bring their electronic devices.


Using EndNote in the Classroom

EndNote is not just a tool for saving and organizing your own references; it may be the perfect tool for classroom collaboration. Are you assigning group projects to your students?  EndNote may help them collaborate on their literature searches.  Not sure whether to share an entire library or a group within a library? No, problem, EndNote can do that, also. In this workshop, attendees will learn how to use EndNote, EndNote Online and EndNote for iPad for student classroom collaboration.