Slideshows for students in mentorship

Note-taking slideshow for students in a mentorship this year.

Note-taking for research

Right Topic, Right Tools slideshow for mentorship students.

Mentorship Research: Right Topic, Right Tools

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Posted by on September 21, 2017 in news, note-taking, tip


Inaugural Transcibe-a-thon a roaring success

Dragon volunteers packed the MW Library today for our inaugural Transcribe-a-thon with Sonya Coleman, Digital Collections Specialist for the Library of Virginia. After a brief workshop, students dove into the archives and began decoding cryptic cursive into searchable type. Their efforts will help make these historical documents more accessible to scholars, genealogists, writers, and artists researching in the archives.

An enormous, heartfelt “THANK YOU!” to everyone who participated!


Fun fact from today’s workshop: the Library of Virginia has 55 MILES of shelves!

If you couldn’t join us today, but are interested in earning community service by rolling up your sleeves and diving into transcription with us, please mark your calendars for the next Transcribe-a-thon on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 3:30 to 5:00pm (and in the library during lunch the following day).

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Posted by on September 21, 2017 in event, news


GS10 research overview

Slideshow for review by Dr. Anderson’s GS10 students on required source types, suggested resources (open access and in the library’s databases), how to distinguish scholarly journal articles from other sources that appear in scholarly publications, and other helpful tips.




Mindful learning & lecture notes

Slideshow for review by Biology students on mindful learning, traits of effective note-taking, how learning preferences influence thinking and note-taking habits, and how self-awareness and intentional practice can strengthen learning and note-taking skills.