Zotero is a free and 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.
This is the second hour of this two-part workshop. It 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. To learn more about part one, click here.
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 two-part program, participants will be able to:
download and install Zotero for Mac/Windows/Linux and the Mozilla Firefox browser add-on
get your research resources into Zotero
customize your Zotero preferences
organize your Zotero library according to your specific needs
cite your resources within Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and/or Open Office
take snapshots of web pages and add notes
sync your resources between multiple computers and to Zotero’s cloud server
create and configure a group library in Zotero
integrate Zotero into information literacy and other instruction
advocate for Zotero at your institution
Kimberly Detterbeck (she/her) is the Art Librarian, Coordinator of Library Instruction, and Interim Assistant Library Manager at Purchase College, SUNY. In her work, she oversees collection development, reference, and library instruction for art history, art + design, new media, entrepreneurship in the arts, and arts management. Kim also oversees the Library’s instruction program as well as participates in Library-wide projects such as assessment, outreach and communications, scholarly communication, and instruction across multiple disciplines. Kim has been published in Art Documentation and The Global Librarian and has presented 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 (she/her) is the Assistant Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center at Purchase College, SUNY. She manages and administers Moodle, the College’s current learning management system (LMS), and promotes innovative uses of academic technologies across campus. She offers a variety of group workshops and individual consultations for faculty and staff geared towards effectively integrating technology into teaching and encourages the use of open source applications. Most recently, Marie has been named Purchase College’s Campus Lead on the SUNY-wide effort to create a new digital learning environment. This includes leading the campus migration from our current Moodle system to D2L Brightspace, the soon-to-be hub of the digital learning environment. She has presented at local and national conferences including SUNY’s Conference on Instruction and Technology (CIT), SUNY Librarians Association conference, METRO’s annual conferences, and ARLIS/NA. Marie has been published in Art Documentation and The Global Librarian. She received a bachelor's degree in Gender Studies from Purchase College, SUNY and an MLIS from Long Island University’s Palmer School of Library and Information Science.