University Libraries & IDEA Hub Faculty Development Opportunities

IDEA Hub Faculty Development Opportunities

The Center for Faculty Excellence partners with the University Libraries and IDEA Hub (Innovate, Discover, Explore, Advance) in offering faculty program opportunities. The University Libraries and the IDEA Hub functions as a faculty collaborative space to create and enhance technology in teaching and research.

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September: Introduction to Library Services

Research, Write, and Cite: Using RefWorks to Organize Your Work

Date, time: Thurs., Sept. 8, 2022, 2:00-3:00 P.M. CST / 12:00 - 1:00 PM MST
Deliverable: Virtual (zoom link provided day of program)
Facilitator: Rose Melonis, MLIS, University Libraries

Save time hunting down citations and organize your research using the web-based reference manager tool, RefWorks. It’s easy to collaborate with your colleagues by sharing articles and notations in the cloud. You can access your research from anywhere! Sync your account with the Reference Citation Manager, which seamlessly inputs in-text citations and bibliographies into manuscripts, using hundreds of different journal styles.

Learners will be able to:

  • Set up a RefWorks account and import references from databases
  • Drag-n-drop PDFs, organize, de-dupe, and share references
  • Generate in-text citations and bibliographies using the Reference Citation Manager (RCM) in MS Word

Tech Petting Zoo

Date, time: Wed., Sept. 14, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT/11:00-12:00 p.m. MST
Deliverable:  In-Person: held in Library Classroom (RAL-217) Limit of 12 participants
Facilitators:  David Buffington, University Libraries & Tim Glick, Health Sciences Library

Come see what equipment the University Libraries have to help you succeed. From digital SLR cameras to podcasting microphones to button makers to anatomical models, faculty, staff, and students have access to technology with a swipe of their Creighton ID. Create high-def videos, record a mystery podcast, make sure everyone can hear you at your next club function, or examine

Visit the IDEA Hub

Date, time: Fri., Sept. 23, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST
Deliverable: In-Person: held in IDEA Hub (RAL-07-08) – limit of 15 participants
Facilitators:  Chad Brocker, IDEA Hub, Kathy Craig, IDEA Hub, & Lisa Chinn, PhD, IDEA Hub, Creighton Libraries with Student Interns

This workshop will provide information about the IDEA Hub, tools available, and collaboration opportunities.

  • find out what the IDEA Hub does and the services available
  • learn how to start a project with the IDEA Hub
  • find out what other faculty have done for their courses

October Presentations: Need to Know Before You Publish

Using Tableau Public to Enhance Your Data Visualization

Date, time: Wed., Oct. 5, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT/11:00-12:00 p.m. MST
Deliverable: Virtual (zoom link provided day of program)
Facilitator: Lisa Chinn, PhD, IDEA Hub, Creighton Libraries

You have the data, but how do you transform your raw data into informative, rich, and useful data visualizations? This hour-long workshop will take you through the basics of creating meaningful data display in Tableau Public to effectively communicate the importance of your research. This workshop is designed to help advance your knowledge of the data visualization tool Tableau Public. This workshop will also introduce you to newer, open-source data visualization tools.

Learning Outcomes:

  • learn design best practices to effectively convey the importance of your research
  • know how to choose the right type of visualization to illustrate specific data points
  • learn how to create both static and interactive data visualizations for optimal impact

Finding Your Path to Publishing

Date, time: Fri., Oct. 28, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CDT/11:00-12:00 p.m. MST
Deliverable: Hybrid (In-person held in Library Classroom (RAL-217) or Zoom-Unlimited)
Facilitators: Jeanne Burke, MLIS, University Libraries & Jennifer Brady, MLIS, EdD, University Libraries

This program will focus on the challenges facing individuals who want to publish in professional and research journals today. The session will provide an overview of key criteria that can be used to assist in the decision-making process of where to submit a manuscript. Additional information will be provided on newer publishing models including open access and hybrid options, and suggestions for avoiding predatory publishers.

Attendees will be able to

  • Identify two or more key elements an author needs to consider before deciding where to publish
  • Describe the role impact factors and prestigious journal titles can play in influencing the decision where to submit a manuscript
  • Compare key pros and cons of open access publishing
  • List at least two warning signs of a potential predatory publisher

November: Content for Your Courses

3D Design and Printing: The Basics

Date, time: Tues., Nov. 8, 2022, 3:00-4:00 p.m. CST/2:00-3:00 p.m. MST
Deliverable:  In-person held in Library Classroom (RAL 217), Maximum 15 participants
Facilitator: David Buffington, University Libraries

3D design and printing is being used more and more in classrooms, businesses, and homes. How and why can faculty incorporate this in their teaching. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn what 3D printing is
  • The machines and materials used
  • How to find pre-made file for printing
  • Web-based 3D design sites
  • Basic 3D design and mash-up designs
  • Create a 3D design that will be printed on the University Libraries’ 3D printer

Business Resource Bonanza

Date, time: Thurs., Nov. 10, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST/12:00-1:00 p.m. MST
Deliverable: Hybrid (In-person held in Library Classroom (RAL 217) Max 15 or Zoom-Unlimited)
Facilitator: Chris Carmichael, MSLIS, University Libraries

Business information comprises more than Harvard Business Review articles and Yahoo! Finance. The University Libraries subscribe to specific resources for specific research purposes. We also curate access to government and open access materials. By the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • navigate the library website and library guides
  • find articles and research literature databases as well as company, financial, and government data
  • register/create accounts for NYTimes.com and WSJ.com

Explore Virtual Reality and Virtual Worlds

Date, time: Fri., Nov. 11, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST/12:00-1:00 p.m. MST
Deliverable: In-Person: held in IDEA Hub (RAL-L07-08) (Max 12 participants)
Facilitator:  Chad Brocker, IDEA Hub, Creighton Libraries with Student Interns

Have you ever experienced virtual reality? Do you know about 3D virtual environments that are available for you and your students? Come to the IDEA Hub to experience virtual reality and find out more about how it has been and can be used for your classes.

Learning Outcomes:

  • experience virtual reality
  • learn about virtual environments
  • find out how you might use virtual reality in your courses

December: New & Upcoming in the Library

Introduction to Laser Cutting with Glowforge

Date, Time: Mon., Dec. 12, 2022, 2:00-3:00 p.m. CST/1:00-2:00 MST
Deliverable: In person in the Library Classroom (RAL 217)
Facilitator: Devin Flint, University Libraries

Introduction to laser cutting using the Glowforge desktop laser cutter. After completing the workshop, participants will:

  • Have a basic understanding of laser cutting
  • Understand the Glowforge laser cutter specifically
  • Know what it takes to make simple cuts, including selecting and preparing materials, and using the Glowforge app interface.
  • See a live demonstration of the Glowforge and receive sample cuts.
  • Know about the Creighton Libraries Glowforge Service
  • Be prepared to take further individual training to operate the Glowforge themselves.

Systematic Review Services

Date, Time: Tues., Dec. 13, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST/12:00-1:00 p.m. MST
Deliverable: Hybrid (In-person held in the Library Classroom (RAL 217) - Max 15 or Zoom-unlimited)
Facilitator: Judi Bergjord MLIS, University Libraries

The University librarians aid researchers interested in conducting a systematic review. This workshop will provide a basic overview of the systematic review process such as developing a protocol, designing a search strategy, selecting relevant databases, collecting and organizing studies, screening the results, and writing the manuscript.

Participants will be able to:

  • explain the differences between a systematic review and a literature review.
  • Describe the key steps in the systematic review process.
  • List areas of librarian support
  • Identify 2 tools used in systematic reviews

Systematic reviews, scoping reviews, and meta-analyses often require greater librarian involvement and include the librarian as a partner in the research project. Find out what your librarian can do for you to make the process easier.

Branched Learning in BlueLine

Date, Time: Wed., Dec. 14, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST/12:00-1:00 p.m. MST
Deliverable: Hybrid (In-person held in CFE Training Room (RAL L33-L34) Max 12 or Zoom-Unlimited)
Facilitator:  Kathy Craig, IDEA Hub, Creighton Libraries

Did you know you can create branched learning or choose your own adventure activities in BlueLine? Find out how you might do this. Resources and examples will be provided along with assistance as needed.

  • learn the basics of creating branched activities in BlueLine
  • find out how to plan branched learning or choose your own adventure activities
  • learn why these types of activities may be beneficial to your students