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Making the write moves: Grant writing workshop April 5

This workshop presents organizational steps to help you begin your research for funding sources and craft clear and compelling proposals. Presented by Beverly Mitchell, Art and Dance Librarian. Continue reading “Making the write moves: Grant writing workshop April 5”

Grant writing for the arts

Beverly Mitchell, Art and Dance Librarian, presented a workshop today on grant writing for the arts. In attendance were SMU students and staff and representatives from Dallas non-profits. Continue reading “Grant writing for the arts”

Missing Maps: Humanitarian mapping event on November 17

The week of November 16-20 is GIS week, and the Central University Libraries new Initiative in Spatial Literacy is sponsoring a Missing Maps Mapathon– humanitarian mapping party! It will take place on Tuesday, November 17th, 3pm-6pm in the Fondren Library Center, and you are invited to attend!   Continue reading “Missing Maps: Humanitarian mapping event on November 17”

Making the write moves: Grant writing workshops November 16-17

This workshop presents organizational steps to help you begin your research for funding sources and craft clear and compelling proposals. Presented by Beverly Mitchell, Art and Dance Librarian. Continue reading “Making the write moves: Grant writing workshops November 16-17”

Simple web tools for creating graphics

An effective image can be essential when making an argument, but not all of us have graphic design skills and access to applications like Photoshop. Fortunately, there is a profusion of free or inexpensive web applications for nonexperts. Here is a roundup of web tools for graphic design that I have used and can recommend. All are easy to use and have free versions. Continue reading “Simple web tools for creating graphics”

You be the judge: Copyright workshops October 28-29

When can you use copyrighted material in your blog? How do you legally incorporate other artists’ work into your artwork?  Navigating how you can or can’t use copyrighted materials can seem overwhelming in the digital age. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of copyright and fair use and develop your judgement of how to make good copyright decisions by examining real court cases. The workshop, presented by Megan Heuer, Communication Arts Librarian. Continue reading “You be the judge: Copyright workshops October 28-29”

APA Made Easy: Citation workshops on October 5 & 7

The APA Made Easy library workshop will be offered on October 5 & 7. The workshop is a 30-minute overview for citation formatting and reference list creation in APA (American Psychological Association) style. The workshop, presented by research librarians Pam Pagels, Megan Heuer, Evelyn Day, will give a brief overview of citation forms, specific examples of different resource types, and offer time for questions.

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Citation workshops September 28-29

As students know, creating bibliographies and documenting one’s sources for a research project is an essential and required component for completing scholarly assignments. The Hamon Arts Library is here to help! The Library is offering a quick half-hour introduction to formatting for notes and bibliographies using two scholarly style manuals -The Chicago Manual of Style and the American Psychological Association (APA) style.

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How to (legally) use copyrighted images in your blog

Déesse 16, rue Halévy, Paris. by Jean de Paleologue.
Déesse 16, rue Halévy, Paris. by Jean de Paleologue. Via the Library of Congress. This image is in the public domain.

Understanding whether you have used an image legally or not can seem very confusing. Many bloggers just rely on the chance that they will not get found out which doesn’t always turn out well, especially if you use images from a photographer who is particularly vigilant in pursuing rights. Also, just because you cited the source, does not mean that you did not infringe on someone’s copyright – this is not a research paper for history class we are talking about. Frankly, this topic can get hairy, but if copyright is something that will come up in your professional or personal life, it is best to educate yourself as much as you can. Continue reading “How to (legally) use copyrighted images in your blog”

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