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Faculty Library Resources: Work Smart Workshops

Work Smarter, Not Harder!

We used to offer workshops to faculty and staff at specific times. This year we will be publishing a listing of on-demand topics. All of these can be covered one-on-one with a librarian, adapted for a group (your department or committtee), or taught as part of a class.

You may contact your liaison (list on separate tab) or simply send an email to and we will connect you with the right person.


  • Audio and Music Resources

  • Author’s Rights: Understand your rights as an author and how these can be enhanced or diminished when publishing.

  • Citation Managers: Selecting the appropriate tool, training in using NoodleBib, RefWorks, Zotero, and/or Mendeley, and how to export previous EndNote libraries.

  • Copyright & Fair Use: An overview of your rights and responsibilities for sharing copyrighted materials in your classrooms and beyond.

  • Database refresher: Get an update on what is available in your field

  • Developing/Tweaking Research Assignments

  • Digital Collections and Digital Humanities: Collaborate with experts from the Digital Collections Center to scan and describe unique materials and build/manage online collections.

  • eBooks: Searching, use, and considerations for including them as course material.

  • Film Resources: Streaming and physical.

  • FUSE (Furman University Scholar Exchange):Learn how to make your research and scholarship more openly accessible; build online profiles of your work; easily manage customized websites for conferences, events, and journals.

  • Image Resources: From primary sources to Creative Commons images appropriate for public presentations.

  • Impact Factor & Altmetrics: What they are, what do (and don’t) they mean, and how to find them.

  • Open Access: Resources and advise for identifying and evaluating open access opportunities.

  • Primary Sources: Discover our physical collections and extensive digital collections.

  • Research Instruction: Within a class, meeting with students individually or in groups, or for your own research.

  • Search Alerts: Learn how to setup automatic notices for new research in your field

  • Turnitin: An introduction and best practices for utilizing Turnitin with your class assignments.