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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Faculty Research BOOTCAMP offered on two optional days

Got a research project to jumpstart? Too many distractions at the office? Need some guidance to good resources? 

This is the concept for boot camp sessions at Waldo Library - to help researching faculty get their project in shape. Providing space to get away to work or getting help from research advisers (librarians who really know the databases) is the basis of this non-workshop format held on two different Wednesdays, Sept. 23 and Oct. 21. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted by librarians and the Office of Faculty Development. Drop in  assistance is available from both units. This Post Card is mailed to faculty early September and reads:

“Faculty Research BOOTCAMP”

“WMU Libraries are ready to help get your research in shape. No drill sergeants, just research experts at ‘Camp Waldo’ who know their subjects, can help with external motivation, or provide a place to get down to it.”

“Boot Camp is a great way to launch your research and/or creative projects. It is NOT a workshop. It’s the environment and structure necessary to get you going and keep you going. Get time away from the distractions of the office for writing and research. We’ll be there with light snacks and coffee and as much ‘tough love’ as you need.”

“Wednesdays, September 23, and October 21, 2015, from 10am to 4pm. In Waldo’s popular reading area to the right of the entrance on the main floor. Subject librarians and members of the Office of Faculty Development will be there to help.”

“Join WMU colleagues in Waldo Library for research support and to help get that project in shape.”

Questions?, 387-5153

So if you need a little external motivation, or perhaps just a way to make space in your schedule to work on a project, Boot Camp is a great way to launch your research and/or creative projects.

No RSVP needed. Just calendar it and march over to Waldo Library.