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Library Events Lunch and Learn Workshops

Rice Library Workshops

September 21 at 3:30 pm

Scholarly Communication: SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository)

Adventures in Scholarly Communication: Explore together SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository) at US. Rice Library's institutional repository showcasing the US community scholarship. Presented by Peter Whtiing, Scholarly Communication Librarian.

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September 28 at 2:00 pm

Library Budget Overview

What is Rice Library's collections budget and how is it allocated? How has the library's collections budget changed over time, and how have expenditures changed with the transition to online resources? This session will provide an oveview of the library's budget with a focus on funding for collections. Presenters will be Marna Hostetler, Director of Library Services, and Becca Neel, Assistant Director for Resource Management and User Experience.

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SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository) and Copyright

October 13 at 3:00 pm

Explore together SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository) and copyright including Fair Use.

Presented by Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Celebrate Open Access Week!

Open Access Funding and the Nelson Memo

October 24 at 3:00 pm

Explore together Open Access Funding at USI including APC (Article Processing Charge) and the Nelson Memo: Public access to reasearch and what this means for researchers that was recently issued by the White House.

Presented by Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Showcasing Your Scholarship in SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository)

Explore together SOAR (Scholarly Open Access Repository) and Open Access

Presented by Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Open Access Week Celebration Event

Learn About Open Access by dropping by the entrance of Rice library from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on October 26 for Open Access conversation and free swag!

Need more information about a lunch and learn that you missed or have an idea for a lunch and learn then contact Peter Whiting, Scholarly Communication Librarian,  812-465-1280.

Past library workshops


Scholarly Open Access Repository at USI logoNow your scholarship can be made more discoverable and accessible when you decide to SOAR at USI. As a part of International Open Access Week, the Rice Library is pleased to launch the Scholarly Open Access Repository (SOAR) at USI. Come learn about this exciting new option for USI scholars.

Missed the event? Watch SOAR at USI (updated 02/02/2022)


Citation Managers

Learn all about the citation mangers that Rice library has to offer USI researchers: Zotero, EndNote and Mendeley.

Missed the even? Watch Citation Managers (access limited to USI faculty, staff and students)

Research Identity tools

Research identity is becoming increasingly important due to the ever-growing information ecosystem. Find out how to create profiles that can help  you track your publications, citations and the impact of your scholarship work. We will discuss Google Scholar profiles, Orcid ID and Web of Science profiles.

Recording of the session to be added soon.

Copyright and the classroom: an overview of copyright law and use in the classroom.

You'll feel more comfortable in the classroom when you understand how copyright applies to course materials. Come explore how to use freely available licensed, and copyrighted materials in instruction and on Blackboard. We'll discuss the prarcticla applications of fair use and other exceptions and limitations

Recording of this session to be available soon.

Fancy Tools and Fancy Hats

Come meet the library's new catalog and fUSIon search tool. In honor of our fancy new tools, we'll be donning fancy hats. Feel free to attend this session in your own fancy hat if you are so inclined!

Missed the event? Here's a brief overview of the new catalog and fUSIon.

decorativeWeb of Science 

Learn all about the Web of Science and how it can help you with your scholarly research.

Missed the event then watch the recording Web of Science lunch and learn 


Come learn the ins and outs of citation management with Zotero! We'll walk through the steps of account creation and software setup and provide an overview of how Zotero can streamline your scholarship.

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Getting Full Text Faster

Are you a Google Scholar user? Have you been stymied getting your much-desired articles?  Come by this Lunch and Learn to find out how you can easily get those articles and others you may find on your research path.

Missed the event? Check out our Browser Extensions for Online Research Guide

Integrating Library Resources into Your Classes

Want to create a more supportive, engaging, and affordable learning experience for your students? Join us in the Education Center to learn how you can integrate library resources, service tools, and even librarians into your Blackboard course sites!

Missed the event? Watch Integrating Library Resources into Blackboard

Finding Data and Statistics

Need datasets, stats, or infographics? Pop by the Education Center to learn how to harness the data power of ICPSR and how the Statista database can provide a more approachable introduction to data and statistics for students.

Missed the event? Watch Finding Data and Statistics with Statista and ICPSR

Basics of Open Access

Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. As a part of International Open Access Week, come hear about the various forms of open access publishing, its benefits, and tips for authors considering open access.

Missed the event? Watch Basics of Open Access.