The New RefWorks: Train the Trainers

Librarians are often asked to facilitate citation management training. This workshop will provide training in the new version of the popular citation management tool RefWorks, as well as discussion and support on strategies, tips, and practices for teaching RefWorks. We will only briefly touch on the transition from “Legacy RefWorks” to “New RefWorks.”*

Participants will be able to set up a trial “New RefWorks” account for the purposes of this hands-on workshop. This session is open to librarians from public, academic, and special libraries.

The first half of the workshop will include a basic introduction to features and functionality of the New RefWorks interface, geared toward new users who are interested in getting started with RefWorks. After a break, we will briefly address advanced features (e.g., custom fields, customized citation styles, and reading/highlighting/annotating PDFs) and play around a bit with RefWorks’ Microsoft Word and Google Docs add-ins. Finally, we will discuss approaches and strategies for RefWorks training. 

Prerequisite knowledge/experience:

No prior experience necessary. This workshop is open to librarians from public, academic, and special libraries who are interested in learning how to use the new version of the citation manager RefWorks, and how to teach colleagues and users to effectively use the tool.

By the end of this program, participants will:

  • Be able to use RefWorks to locate, save, organize, and share citations and documents
  • Know how to add references to Microsoft Word and Google Docs documents
  • Practice a few advanced RefWorks features
  • Be prepared to train users on RefWorks at their libraries.

Fees for this workshop are $20 for METRO, myMETRO, and ESLN members and $40 for nonmembers. Laptops will be provided.

About our instructor:

Linda Miles is Librarian for Public Services and User Experience at Yeshiva University, where she directs initiatives related to the quality of user experience; leads information literacy efforts; and oversees electronic reserves. Linda led the 2014 ACRL/NY symposium planning committee and served as president of the executive board in 2015. She currently chairs the ACRL/NY New Librarians Discussion Group and is co-convener of the METRO New York Library Council’s Bibliographic Instruction SIG. Linda recently authored a contribution to Career Transitions for Librarians: Proven Strategies for Moving to Another Type of Library (2016, Rowman & Littlefield). She holds an MLS degree from St. Johns University, a humanities PhD from The University of Texas at Austin, and a BA from Hope College. 


Eventbrite - Tools Workshop: New RefWorks


*More information on the transition is available on the ProQuest RefWorks Customer Resources Page.


Mon, Jul. 18, 2016
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. America/New_York


METRO Training Center (4th floor)
57 E. 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
United States