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Library Orientation   |  Online Library Training  |  Tutorial Videos  |  E-Learning Short Courses on Moodle

 

Library Orientation

General library orientation takes place at the beginning of the year and is targeted at first year students. It is compulsory for students to attend the library orientation session on the day set aside by the Department of Student Services. On-going orientation for new academics can be arranged during the course of the year.

 

Online Library Training

The library provides training to assist students to find quality information in the library and beyond. Online training sessions are offered throughout the year, but face-to-face can be arranged. We would like to encourage our academics to attend the below training sessions or arrange sessions for their students by contacting your Faculty Librarian.

 

Online Training Schedule

DATE

SESSION NAME AND DESCRIPTION

TIME

AUDIENCE

FACILITATOR

PLEASE REGISTER AT THE FOLLOWING LINK

9 September 2021

Mendeley Reference Manager

Learn how to get Mendeley, adding resources, working with Mendeley tools and using it with MS Word.

10:00-11:00 All students and staff Dr Tetru Shiweda https://bit.ly/2WKzGRw

9 September 2021

Open source authoring tools to create open educational resources

This webinar highlights free and open source tools that can be used to create and share OER.  Tools for video and audio editing, file sharing and communication, and discuss the importance of open/standard formats and digital rights will be presented.

15:00-16:30

All staff

Prof Tel Amil

UNESCO Chair in Distance Education

University of Brasilia, Brazil

For those of you who missed this excellent webinar, you can view the recording by going to:

https://lnkd.in/dAcGMdf6

9 September 2021

Information Literacy

The session will be on:

  • APA citation and referencing; and
  • NUST Library's electronic resources
17:15-18:30 MTH820S - Mini Theses Computer Science Students Ms Sikunawa Shoopala https://bit.ly/3hj8HUz

11 September 2021

Information  Literacy

The session will be on:

  • the credibility of sources found on the Internet (Google);
  • NUST Library’s electronic resources;
  • Using Google Scholar and linking it to the NUST Library; and
  • Introduction to Mendeley Reference Manager (time allowing, otherwise another session can be arranged).
13:20-14:50

MA of Journalism students only

Mr Stephen Visagie https://bit.ly/3jBfPgO

13 September 2021

Information Literacy

Introduction to APA citation and referencing.

8:30-9:30

Mechanical Design Project (MDP720s) for 3rd year students only

Mr Heikkie Kalenga https://bit.ly/3tahSM0

13 September 2021

Information Literacy for MA of English and Applied Linguistics

A session for the MEAL 1st and 2nd year students to guide them in the following:

  • Accessing research articles, with a focus on Scopus
  • APA 7th edition Citation and Referencing
  • Mendeley Citation Manager
14:00-16:00

MA of English and Applied Linguistics

1st and 2nd year students

Mr Stephen Visagie https://bit.ly/2YSKhuP

14 September 2021

Introduction to E-resources and APA Referencing for Research Methodology (RMA811s)
7:30-9:30

Research Methodology (RMA811s) for 4th year students only

Ms Sikunawa Shoopala

https://bit.ly/3jP9AGi

15 September 2021

How to use Canva Graphic Design platform

Canva is used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. The app includes templates for users to use.

14:30-15:30 All students and staff Mr Stephen Visagie

https://bit.ly/3DK3rmn

16 September 2021

Effective Research Discovery and Mitigating Predatory Publishing with the Open Access Database Dimensions
10:00 All students and staff

Ms Mary Osida

Training Centre in Communication

https://bit.ly/2YWcwsA

16 September 2021

Advanced session on the use of the NUST Library e-resources
14:00-15:00 Research Methodology for 4th year students Ms Alina Nakaande https://bit.ly/3EgeiFe

16 September 2021

How to use Trello to manage collaborative assignments or projects

Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.

14:30-16:00 All students and staff Mr Stephen Visagie https://bit.ly/2WRuNpG

16 September 2021

NUST Library Unique Digital Collections

Introduction to the Digital Namibian Archive, Past Exam Papers, etc.

10:30-11:30 All students and staff Ms Sylvia Umana

https://bit.ly/3DABOMK

17 September 2021

EBSCO Mobile App

EBSCO Mobile App provides library users with and easy way to access our library's articles and eBooks on the go.  The app makes scholarly research projects even when you're away from your desk along with syncing accross desktop and mobile devices.

9:00-9:30 All students and staff EBSCO Representative https://bit.ly/3zno5Wp

21 September 2021

EAP - Library Information Literacy Unit 2

APA citation and referencing will be covered in the session.

14:00-15:00 Engineering students Mr Heikkie Kalenga https://bit.ly/3zsaoFz

22 September 2021

EAP - Library Information Literacy Unit 2

APA citation and referencing.

14:00-15:00 Engineering students Mr Heikkie Kalenga

https://bit.ly/2ZcuwPn

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24 September 2021

and 1 October 2021

EBSCO Mobile App

EBSCO Mobile App provides library users with and easy way to access our library's articles and eBooks on the go.  The app makes scholarly research projects even when you're away from your desk along with syncing accross desktop and mobile devices.

9:00-9:30 All students and staff EBSCO Representative https://bit.ly/3zno5Wp

24 September 2021

Information Literacy

APA citation and referencing, Mendeley Reference Manager and the use of NUST Library e-resources will be covered in this session.

16:00-17:30 MA Computing and Informations students Ms Siku Shoopala https://bit.ly/2Zn50ad

27 September 2021

APA citation and referencing, Mendeley Reference Manager and the use of NUST Library e-resources
17:15-18:30 Honours in Human Resources students Ms Alina Nakaande https://bit.ly/2ZjGBlU

29 September 2021

Advanced session on the use of NUST Library e-resources
17:15-18:30

Research Methodology, 4th year Management Sciences students

Ms Alina Nakaande https://bit.ly/3kLsP3O

29 September 2021

APA citation and referencing, Mendeley Reference Manager and the use of NUST Library e-resources
18:30-19:30 MA Management students Ms Alina Nakaande https://bit.ly/3EReGdl

30 September 2021

APA citation and referencing, and Mendeley Reference Manager
14:00-15:00

Research Methodology, 4th year Management Sciences students

Ms Alina Nakaande https://bit.ly/3ibtOJ6

6 October 2021

The Libraries’ role in promoting open and inclusive education: access to information
17:00

Library staff

Mr José Vladimir Burgos-Aguilar Tecnológico de Monterrey

https://bit.ly/38GK8fH

 

20 October 2021

Strategies for localizing open educational resources

The webinar aims to unpack the affordances of localization of OER towards situating learning resources for specific students as well as provide practical guidelines on how to localize OER. Attendees will be able to determine the nature of localization required and collaboratively adapt resources through internal or external localization.

17:00

Academic staff

Prof Jako Olivier North-West University

https://bit.ly/38GK8fH

 

17 November 2021

The meaning of Mobile Learning in a mobile/immobile world

This webinar explores the nature of mobile learning, both in the sense of learning which is appropriate for an ever more mobile and super diverse world, and learning which exploits multiple levels of mobility, including the mobility of devices, the mobility of learners, and the mobility of learning experiences.

17:00

Academic staff

Ass Prof Mark Pegrum University of Western Australia

https://bit.ly/38GK8fH

 

24 November 2021

Open, inclusive education and social justice: The role of open textbooks

This webinar will include discussion of the nexus between open, inclusive education, social justice, and open textbooks. These concepts will be unpacked. The key findings of research in this area will be shared and debated. Participants will leave with a deep understanding of social justice and open education.

17:00

Academic staff

Dr Glenda Cox University of Cape Town

https://bit.ly/38GK8fH

 

 

Tutorial Videos

Library Information

Contacting NUST Faculty Librarians – Have a query more advanced than what the web site can answer?

NUST’s Ounongo Repository – A collection of NUST product, e.g. speeches, theses, and research articles.

NUST’s Past Examination Papers Database – Prepare for coming exams with past exam papers.

 

NUST Library Search

Introduction to NUST Library e-resources

Searching for Journal Articles at NUST Library

Searching for e-books at NUST Library

How to open downloaded e-books

Off-campus NUST Database Access – How to login to the NUST Library databases while away from campus.

Searching and Filtering Results in NUST Library Search – How to get better and more specific search results in NUST Library Search.

 

Google Scholar Search

Linking NUST Library to Google Scholar – See which articles found in Google Scholar are downloadable via the Library databases.

 

Search on the Internet

Determining the Credibility of Sources – Avoid bad information found on the Internet by applying a few guidelines.

NUST Library’s Subject Portals – Collections of links to good information to be found on the Internet as suggested by NUST Faculty Librarians.

 

Citation and Referencing

Recommended APA Guides online – Two recommended online APA guides that can help you with citing and referencing.

APA Citation & Referencing for Beginners - learn how to do in-text citation and referencing correctly

 

Mendeley Reference Manager

How to get Mendeley

Adding sources into Mendeley

Working with Mendeley tools

Using Mendeley with Word

 

E-Learning Short Courses on Moodle

Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism (LACI)

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