the education institute

Google Scholar: If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them
with Karen Hunt

Webcast One Hour
Tuesday, Sept 19
1 PM ET   10 AM PT
Member: $75.00 + GST
Non-Member: $95.00 + GST


Whether we like it or not our students will find and use Google Scholar. Librarians should be able to explain to students the pros and cons of Google Scholar and use Google Scholar as a chance to promote Library databases and on-line journals. Find out how Google Scholar works and options for promoting local link resolvers. We will also discuss what we can learn from Google Scholar to help make our existing interfaces to catalogues and databases more usable.

The Benefits
The workshop will help your library develop a proactive approach to Google Scholar.

Who Should Participate?
This session will benefit instruction, reference and electronic services librarians. Prior familiarity with the Firefox browser would be an asset.

Key Topics You Will Explore
  • How Google Scholar works
  • Installing and promoting OpenURL (Firefox extension)
  • What do Google Scholar developers know that we should know?
Karen Hunt, Learning and Research Services Coordinator, University of Winnipeg
Karen has a Master of Information Science from the University of Western Ontario and undergraduate degree (honours) in Geography from the University of Winnipeg. She's been the Information Literacy Coordinator at UWinnipeg since 2000, and before that she coordinated collection development and access services at Red River College Library and did reference at the University of Manitoba. Since the UWinnipeg Library is small, Karen is also the Information Access Coordinator, Data Librarian, and subject specialist for Geography, Education, Developmental Services, Environmental Studies and Anthropology. Karen also dabbles in ColdFusion and Web design.