Professional Development Workshops

Developing Conference Proposals
Monday, Oct. 9, noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center, Aspen A
Presenter: Susan Hutchinson

Planning to add conference presentations to your list of professional experiences? In this workshop, you will learn about the conference proposal process, discuss best practices and learn some tips that help get your conference proposal accepted for presentation.

Copyright and Fair Use for Scholars
Thursday, Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Michener Library, Room 303
Presenter: Wendy Highby

The Copyright and Fair Use for Scholars workshop demystifies the legalese of U.S. copyright law, clarifying the rights and responsibilities of both copyright owners and users of copyrighted works. The session provides resources and a practical knowledge base to answer the copyright questions you commonly encounter in your academic roles of researcher, teacher and author. Learn how and when to use powerful Fair Use evaluation tools and when to use alternative strategies to comply with copyright law.

Thesis, Capstone and Dissertation Formatting
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.
Michener Library, Room 303
Presenter: Carol Steward

Are you struggling with formatting your MS Word document for your thesis, dissertation or capstone? This workshop will cover the basic formatting functions of MS Word on a PC and Mac by working through an existing document and showing you how to correct common formatting errors. The presenter will also share tips to maximize the use of Microsoft Word formatting options, helping you produce the best document possible. Please note that this session will focus on understanding MS Word 2013 or newer software versions.

Introduction to GSA Grants
Wednesday, Oct. 18, noon-1 p.m.
University Center, Aspen A
Presenter: David Shimokawa

Learn more about the Graduate Student Association research and conference travel grant application. Learn how to maximize your potential funding, answer written questions to impress the Review Committee and see the common errors that get applications eliminated.

Cover Letters, Resumes and Vitae for Graduate Students
Thursday, Oct. 19, noon-1 p.m.
University Center, Council Room
Presenter: Elizabeth Mahoney

Want a job? It starts with your cover letter and resume/vitae. Career Services will take you through the best practices of developing your cover letter, resume and vitae. Upon completion, you will have enough information and resources to help you develop a memorable cover letter, resume and vitae that gets you that interview.

GSPD Registration Link

Researcher Workshop Series 2017-18

These workshops, developed by librarians in Library Research Services, are geared specifically for UNC graduate students and faculty members.

Open Education Resources: What’s in it for You
Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m.
Michener Library, Room 303

Showcase Your Impact as an Author/Creator and Tell Your Research Story
Nov. 9, 9:30-11 a.m.
Michener Library, Room 303

Copyright and Fair Use for Scholars
Feb. 27, 2018, 4-5:30 p.m.
Michener Library, Room 303

Preparing to Publish: Find the Best Journal and Know Your Rights as an Author
April 10, 2-3:30 p.m.
Michener Library, Room 303

You can also view more information about each workshop, see a flyer for the workshops and register for each workshop.