The School of Theology Library’s instruction program seeks to support scholarship, curriculum, and research at the Boston University School of Theology. We host several workshop series (totaling over thirty workshops overall each academic year), with total attendance approaching 250 students each year. These workshops range from the basics- our Wednesday Workshop Series, for example, is focused on firming up basic information literacy skills- to progressively more complex topics, like data visualization and digital humanities in our Advanced Theological Research series.
Our assessment of workshops shows that the vast majority of participants leave feeling that they learned something valuable about library resources and services, and would recommend those workshops to their colleagues.
Library Essentials Workshops
Our Library Essentials Workshop series is designed to provide participants with a firm foundation in information literacy as they begin their academic journey at the School of Theology. These workshops focus on locating and accessing resources for their research, properly citing sources and avoiding instances of plagiarism. Attendance to at least one workshop is mandatory for all students taking the First-Year Formations course.
Advanced Theological Research Series
A new workshop series launched during the Fall 2019 semester. This series seeks to build on the success of the Wednesday Workshop Series, which focuses on more foundational information literacy topics, by exploring advanced, technical concepts like data mining and visualization, citation managers, and advanced search techniques to unleash the full potential of participants at the School of Theology.