For Your Learning

The University Libraries offers a range of workshops on various topics related to the process of discovery, teaching, learning, research, and creativity. All workshops are free and on-demand. Users can select a specific workshop from the Library Workshop menu and fill out an online form to request the desired workshop or one-on-one consultation. Once the request is submitted, users will receive a follow-up email to set the date, time, and delivery method (in person or virtual; group or individual) from the library staff facilitating the session.

Questions? Contact Associate Dean, Eileen Bosch,

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create documents and presentations that can be read by assistive technologies like screen readers (i.e. Jaws). Although only a portion of the campus population may use these technologies, accessible design is better design and creates better documents and presentations overall. Learn to use this software like it was designed to be used.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create oral history-based project assignments that include the legal documentation required to donate recordings to the archives and to make them accessible to future scholars, make recording decisions that can better ensure the long-term preservation of the recordings themselves, and create an awareness of metadata and transcription requirements that will facilitate ongoing access to the intellectual content of the oral histories.

This workshop will provide an overview of open access, scholarly publishing, licensing, and copyright issues related to the discipline(s) of the requesting group. Attendees are encouraged to bring questions from their own scholarship, teaching, or creative work.

This workshop explores the term “deceptive publishing,” highlights examples of common deceptive publishing practices, and provides an overview of databases and tools that can assist with journal evaluation. Attendees will learn strategies to help determine if a journal is an appropriate publishing venue for their research.

Student success starts with great instructions! In this workshop, participants will learn to identify the goals of their research assignments and write clear assignment and project prompts to minimize student confusion and increase their ability to find quality sources.

Are you new to BGSU and unsure of what the University Libraries offer? Don’t sweat. This session facilitated by Associate Dean Bosch will cover all your questions about library services, collections, and resources that support your teaching, learning, and research at BGSU!

Interlibrary loan (ILL) and OhioLINK are great resources when the BGSU library doesn't have the item you need.  OhioLINK is great for books and will deliver items to universities in Ohio in around 4 days.  ILL can find articles, chapters, and whole books from anywhere in the world.  This workshop will show you how to use these tools to get what you need fast.

This workshop provides a general overview of open access publishing models and current trends. Attendees will learn more about how University Libraries supports open access through agreements and via ScholarWorks, the university’s publishing platform.

You know that you need to preserve some departmental business records and dispose of others on an established schedule. But how do you know what to keep? What if you have records that aren’t described on your retention schedule or on a general schedule? What about records on your computer and in electronic systems? What do you do when there is staff turnover or your unit is moving buildings? This is your chance to ask questions, learn more about your recordkeeping responsibilities, and consider best practices for ensuring long-term preservation of critical university history. 

This workshop will provide an overview of how University Libraries can support academic programs undergoing accreditation reviews. We will cover library-specific narratives (i.e., resources, collections, services, staff, facilities, and technology), list of subject area journals/databases, online support, and planning for accreditation visits.

These workshops are primarily for faculty and advanced graduate students in arts and humanities disciplines or allied areas that use similar kinds of primary sources in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Additionally, they could be useful for M.A. or Ph.D. students who intend to teach at the college level. The workshops can be tailored your needs and could cover topics such as: locating primary sources for classroom use, scoping and scaffolding primary source assignments, utilizing primary source information literacy standards, and assessment of primary source assignments.

This workshop provides an overview of the University Libraries’ affordability initiatives and introduces open educational resources (OER) as one way to help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their courses. Attendees will learn where to find OER in their disciplines and how to understand open licenses.

This workshop covers how to register textbooks in Verba, the University's textbook reporting program. Attendees will learn how to register textbooks, supplies, and open educational resources according to University Policy.  The best practices and practical guidance given here will make it easier for your students to get the right items cheaply and easily.

Come see the library's high-density storage facility located in Perrysburg near Levis Commons.  The depository holds thousands of resources from trophies, to rare books, to ship blueprints. This facility is used to protect archival material so that researchers can use them for years to come.

Updated: 08/23/2023 01:46PM