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Mina Rees Library October Upcoming Workshops

We’re excited to announce two upcoming initiatives, as well as the workshops below. Applications for the Open Pedagogy Fellowship are now open – this is an excellent opportunity for doctoral students in all disciplines to learn more about open resources. Secondly, we encourage applicants for the Digital Research Infrastructure Awards (in partnership with GC Digital Initiatives).


Thank you for sharing these opportunities widely;


Elvis Bakaitis

Interim Head of Reference


Mina Rees Library

Open Pedagogy Fellowship – Applications due by 10/18/21 at 5pm EST

Digital Research Infrastructure Awards


Science Workshop Series – Intro to Zotero for Automatic Citation Management Online

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm


This workshop will teach you how to use Zotero, free open-source software that can manage your research and create your bibliographies. We will create accounts, install the software, and get you started in using this time-saving tool.

“Predatory” Journals and Conferences: What to Know about the Faux Online

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm


As a researcher, you are eager to publish your work in journals and present at conferences. But don’t let your eagerness allow you to be fooled by fake (often called “predatory”) journals or conferences. These low-quality outlets exist for the sole purpose of profit, not for the dissemination of peer-reviewed research. Indeed, they frequently lie about their peer review practices and engage in other forms of deceit. Come learn how to spot these bad actors, and how to critically evaluate any journal or conference before submitting a paper or proposal. Can’t make it? Email Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Scholarly Communication, at to request that the session be recorded.

Highlights from the Mina Rees Library Blog: 

Scholarly Communications Essentials – Fall 2021

Cultivating a Philosophy of Open Pedagogy by Michael Greer


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