Zotero is a free, open source citation management tool that organizes research resources, facilitates in-text citation, fosters collaboration with other scholars, and quickly generates bibliographies. Zotero is not tied to any institution and is available to all at no cost.
Attend this session to learn how to set up and work with Zotero so that you can share its benefits with colleagues/students and incorporate it into your instruction sessions. The first part of this hands-on workshop will cover basic and advanced features of Zotero. The second half of the workshop will be dedicated to strategies and examples of how to use Zotero to teach information literacy skills and as an organizational tool for individual and collaborative research projects.
No prior experience necessary. This workshop is open to librarians from public, academic, and special libraries who are interested in learning about Zotero and how to effectively use Zotero for bibliographic instruction and collaborative and personal research.
By the end of this program, participants will know how to:
- get your research resources into Zotero
- organize your Zotero library according to your specific needs
- cite your resources within Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and/or Open Office
- generate bibliographies
- customize your Zotero preferences
- take snapshots of web pages and add notes
- sync your resources between multiple computers and to the cloud (Zotero’s servers)
- create and setup a group library in Zotero
- integrate Zotero into information literacy and other instruction
- advocate for Zotero at your institution
Fees for this tools workshop are $20 for METRO, myMETRO, and ESLN members. They are $40 for non-members.
About our instructors:
Kimberly Detterbeck is the Art Librarian at Purchase College, SUNY. In her work, she oversees collection development, reference, and library instruction for art history, art + design, new media, and arts management as well as participates in Library-wide projects such as digitization, assessment, outreach and communications, and e-learning across multiple disciplines. Kim is an active member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) as a member of the Social Media, Bibliographic Instruction, and CollectiveAccess special interest groups and a member of the myMETRO Researchers Pilot Project. She is also active in the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) as former chair of the Membership Committee and secretary of the New York Chapter. Kim has been published in Art Documentation and The Global Librarian and regularly presents at local and national conferences including SUNY’s Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT), SUNY Librarians Association annual conferences, METRO’s annual conferences, ARLIS/NA, and ACRL. She received an MLS from the University of Maryland, an MA in Art History from Syracuse University, and a BA in Art History from Rutgers University.
Marie Sciangula is the Assistant Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center (TLTC) at Purchase College, SUNY. In this capacity she manages and administers Moodle, the campus’ chosen learning management system, and promotes innovative uses of academic technologies and pedagogical approaches across campus. She offers a variety of workshops for faculty and staff geared towards effectively integrating technology into teaching and learning and encourages the use of open source applications. Marie is an active member of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) as a member of the Social Media, Bibliographic Instruction, and CollectiveAccess special interest groups and a member of the myMETRO Researchers Pilot Project. She regularly presents at local and national conferences including SUNY’s Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT), SUNY Librarians Association conference, and METRO’s annual conferences. She has also presented at ARLIS/NA. Marie has been published in Art Documentation and The Global Librarian. She received a bachelor's degree in Women’s Studies from Purchase College, SUNY and her MLIS from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science.