Today was the debut of a new ongoing series of student led workshops sponsored by the UBC student ASIST organization.  Our innaugral topic, presented by Dan Hooker & Emileigh Kinnear was Managing Citations with Zotero and Word.

About 10 students took time from their busy schedule to attend the workshop which started out with Dan presenting on Zotero.  He showed us some of the available features including how to import and export references and grab references from various web pages automatically.  How to change the default citation style on the fly and other brief features such as adding by ISBN or DOI number and info about an Open Office plugin that is an additional option in citation management.  More documentation available at

The second half of the workshop focused on Word 2007’s built in citation features.  Navigating the active text and drop down fields she demonstrated how to convert citation styles, manage both in-text and final bibliographies and how to work within the available citation fields.

Handouts were provided and they both remained afterword to answer questions.

Great job guys!!

Note:  Our second workshop will be held Nov. 5th at 12:00.  We will be demo-ing two open source content management systems popular in libraries today (Joomla and Drupal) including a live demo of an active library site.  Hope to see you there!

-Ro McKernan