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Library Workshops

In addition to this content, are happy to meet with you by appointment on zoom. Our most popular workshops have been recorded and are below.  Instructors: we'd be happy to come to your zoom class or record a special topic for your Moodle space.

All Fall 2020 workshops will be held in zoom so stay tuned for them to be listed on this page.

Questions? Contact the librarians on chat or email Moodle questions and appointments:

Fall Library Workshops

Library workshops will look a little different this semester, some sessions will be held live in zoom, other sessions pre-recorded to accomidate your time zone and schedule, and some workshops have been turned into guides that you can use at your own pace.

All times are Pacific.

Biblical Exegesis

Biblical Exegesis (guide)

Mini Biblical Exegesis tutorial (15 minutes) - Getting started with Biblical Exegesis

Coming soon- a longer recorded workshop



We've divided Zotero into a series of videos, plus we will have live zoom drop-in sessions to answer your Zotero questions, or just chat or email us with questions.

Zotero Basics: how to install and use Zotero (47 min. video)

Adding Feeds in Zotero: stay current when new resources are published (21 min. video)

Annotate PDFs using Zotfile: a plug-in that allows you to highlight and annotate files in your zotero library (guide)

Zotero office hours are open to all. Bring your zotero questions and we will have a discussion. We can also meet with you by appointment - email to set up a time. Use 510 649 2501 as the zoom meeting number.

Wednesday Sept. 16th 2-3pm or Monday Sept. 28th 8:30-9:30am (drop-in with your questions)



The GTU has a subscription to Grammarly; login information for this grammar checker will show on the frontpage Moodle after you login.

Grammarly Workshop (16 mins)

Grammarly can check your emails, documents, essays, and more. Take the guesswork out of writing great emails, documents, and posts. Easily improve any text. Eliminate grammar errors.


Highlights of the New Databases

Over the summer, we have subscribed to a number of new databases including: ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global Database, Project Muse Premier Collection, Sage Premier All Access eJournals, Oxford Reference Collections, Oxford Bibliography of Biblical Studies, LGBTQ+ Source, Digitalia Hispanica, ArtStor, and more. We have added these resources into our collections, and they are available via Summon or on the e-resources page.

New Electronic Resources! (10 minutes)


Using the Library

This is an orientation video for new students, but if it's been a while since you have used the library from home, this video is for you too! Don't worry if you can't find your student ID card to login, the number is also listed in your student information system (where you register for classes) or you can ask your registrar. That number and your last name are all you need to access all the library offers from home.

Orientation Fall 2020 : using the library from home (33 min. video)

Other quick helpful videos-

Using Curbside Pickup in Berkeley or San Anselmo (6 min. video)

Requesting Scans of print materials (14 min. video)

Course Design Workshops

Fall 2020 Course Design Workshops coming soon. These workshops are designed for instructors teaching in Moodle.

If instructors are unable to attend these workshops but still want to receive training, they are encouraged to reach out to Diandra Erickson, Director of Digital Learning, to schedule an appointment. The director is available for one-on-one and small group consultations.
Each workshop will be provided remotely through Zoom. Please RSVP for each workshop by emailing to receive the Zoom link.

Past Workshops

We've finished teaching these, but we have linked the guides or videos so you can catch up on the content. If you would like to suggest a workshop topic, let us know Professors- we are happy to teach library skills in your classes!

Top Time-Saving Tips for Library Research

This quick workshop will teach you how to be a more efficent researcher. 

Biblical Exegesis

Writing an exegesis paper can be a daunting task but a rewarding process. Learn to use both print and online resources for biblical exegesis available through the GTU library and on the Internet.