Apply Now for the Information Fluency Workshop!


Information Fluency Workshop | July 12-21, 2016

Application deadline: May 1, 2016
The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC offers a workshop to introduce undergraduates to important sources of information for the study of classics and develop their ability to access, evaluate, and manage resources in a variety of formats. Through work as individuals and as a team, the participants develop research guides for use by other undergraduates in a variety of academic contexts.
Over the course of the workshop, students planning to write a senior thesis in the fall or considering library science as a career option will learn skills essential for any researcher or librarian. Sessions will include:

  • What is Information Fluency
  • How Libraries Organize Information
  • Resources for Citation Zotero: Nuts and Bolts
  • Research Process and the Critical Assessment of Sources
  • Using (Print) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Digital Resources
  • Indexes: L’Annee Philologique and Dyabola
  • JStor, Google Scholar, and Full-text Searching
  • Perseus and Working with Digital Texts
  • Wikipedia and Crowdsourcing
  • Using WordPress
  • Linked Open Data
  • Images and Copyright Basics
  • Social Media and Scholarly Research

Taking advantage of the setting in Washington, DC, participants will visit area institutions, including the Library of Congress. The workshop will also feature contributions from guest speakers.
Phoebe Acheson, who maintains Becoming a Classics Librarian, will lead the workshop.
Find out more about the eligibility criteria and how to apply at the CHS website!