Workshops Fall 2017

The SRJC Libraries offer workshops on a variety of research tools to help with class assignments and beyond. Workshops are hands-on and generally provide time for group instruction as well as individual questions.

  • No need to sign up—just show up!
  • Extra credit proof of attendance will be given out at end of workshops
Dates, times and locations below:


NoodleTools Workshops

NoodleTools helps you build MLA and APA citations and bibliographies, and offers note-taking, outlining, and paper-writing features, including the capability to create papers via GoogleDocs. You will learn how to sign up for an account with NoodleTools. We will also provide examples to show how to create citations and check them for errors. This is a hands-on workshop—bring your sources along.

Join us for a workshop and learn how to cite your sources right!


At Doyle Library, Santa Rosa Campus, Room 4420
  • Monday, September 18, 3:00-4:30PM
  • Tuesday, October 3, 3:00-4:30PM
  • Tuesday, October 24, 3:00-4:30PM
  • Wednesday, November 8, 1:00-2:30PM


At Mahoney Library, Petaluma Campus, Room 718
  • Thursday, September 21, 3:00-4:30PM
  • Wednesday, November 15, Noon-1:30PM


Online Webinar (check back for link)
  • Monday, December 4, 7:00-8:00PM


Fake News Workshops

What is Fake News? Exploring Misinformation and Disinformation in the Media:
The workshop will provide strategies for evaluating information released in various media formats including social media and traditional news platforms. Particular attention will be focused on media bias and offering strategies for discerning bias and pursuing credible information sources.


At Doyle Library, 1st Floor, Santa Rosa Campus
  • Wednesday, October 25, 3:00-4:00PM, Room 4245
  • Thursday, October 26, 2:00-3:00PM, Room 4246


At Mahoney Library, Petaluma Campus
  • Tuesday, October 31, 3:00-4:00PM, Room 718


Library Workshops for ESL Students

These workshops are intended for those students for whom English is not the primary language. The workshop will address library services and resources supporting ESL classes at SRJC.

Location: All workshops take place in Barnett 1261, the ESL Computer Lab



Wednesday, August 30, 1:30-2:30pm
Wednesday, September 13, 1:30-2:30pm

In this workshop we will explain all the various services available to all SRJC students at the Doyle Library, Santa Rosa campus. The workshop will include a walk over to the Doyle Library and a tour of the library itself. Students can opt to stay beyond the first hour for a demonstration of the new "Huddle" Group Study Rooms, which feature state-of-the-art audiovisual presentation equipment and software.


How to Use GoogleDocs and Microsoft Word

Wednesday, September 27,1:30-2:30pm

In this workshop students will learn various tips and tricks to help them use GoogleDocs effectively for academic writing. Students will also learn how to move documents between GoogleDocs and Microsoft Office programs. They will also learn the basics of using Microsoft Word and where this program is available freely for SRJC student use. Workshop is an hour long with time available afterward for follow-up questions.



Wednesday, October 11, 1:30-2:30 pm

In this workshop we will provide hands-on guidance in how to search for quality, relevant information in SRJC's print and online collections of resources. Students are welcome to bring individual topic assignments from their ESL (or other) classes to use in this hands-on training session. Workshop is an hour long with time available afterward for follow-up questions.


How to Use NoodleTools

Wednesday, October 25, 1:30-2:30pm

In this workshop students will set up NoodleTools accounts, and learn how to use this SRJC online service to organize and cite resources used in academic work. The workshop will focus on the use of MLA Style for creating Works Cited lists, and we will also demonstrate how to use NoodleTools to create in-text citations and evaluate the breadth of sources used for an academic research assignment. Students are encouraged to bring along actual sources used for ESL (or other) class assignments for which they need to create Works Cited lists. Workshop is an hour long with time available afterward for follow-up questions.


How to Search and Evaluate Websites for Quality, Reliability, and Relevance

Wednesday, November 8, 1:30-2:30pm

In this workshop students will learn how to use Google effectively to search for and locate information of high quality and reliability, and how to avoid getting tricked into using questionable sources. Workshop is an hour long with time available afterward for follow-up questions.