Upcoming Events @ TML
Open Online Workshop: Finding Images
Thursday, October 31, 2013
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
If you need images for a paper or presentation, this workshop will offer an introduction to finding and using images from VCU Libraries digital image collections and from other resources. In addition to general help with understanding image copyright and citation, this session will cover image search engines, free image resources, and digital image databases available to the VCU community. ARTstor, AP Images, Springer Images, and Anatomy.TV are just a few of the resources that will be discussed. Registration is required. After registering, participants will receive the class URL via email.
Open Workshop: PubMed
Monday, November 4, 2013
Noon - 1:00 pm
Tompkins-McCaw Library - Room 2-006
Learn to search MEDLINE via PubMed, including basic features and search techniques such as limits, display options and print formats. Methods to identify locally available journals or full-text online articles will also be discussed. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins are welcome.
Marketing Yourself: How to Stand Out in a Personal Statement
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Noon - 1:00 pm
Tompkins-McCaw Library - Distance Education Room, Room 2-010
Writing personal statements is really hard. Seriously. It is surprisingly hard to write about ourselves. We are never really taught how to do that. In fact, we are taught that modesty is a virtue, that we should not go around bragging about how great we are. But there you are, trying desperately to get into med school or law school, to earn a place in a grad program or to win a scholarship and WHAM! Suddenly you have to figure out a way to make the reader believe you are the most qualified candidate for the spot. Unfortunately, if you are like most of us, that is pretty intimidating. What have I ever done that is special?, you might think. I am boring. How can I stand out? A lot of us feel that way. In this workshop, we will stop worrying about trying to come up with fantastic stories and instead focus on ways to make the most of our regular old experiences. By reconceiving the personal statement as a marketing tool, you will learn how to talk and write about your experiences in a way that makes your ordinary experiences extraordinary and shows the reader just how qualified you really are.