Speakers: Abbie Weinberg
Level: All Levels, Lecture
Excerpt: This session will provide tips and tricks to get the most out of your Google search, how to evaluate the sites that come up in your search results, and what to do when your Google-fu fails you.
Description: Most of us use the Google search engine on a daily basis, for both personal and professional reasons. Want to learn how to use it better? This session will provide tips and tricks to get the most out of your Google search, how to evaluate the sites that come up in your search results, and what to do when your Google-fu fails you (it happens to the best of us). So limber up your fingers, put on your critical evaluation glasses, have the popcorn on stand-by (there may be live demos), and join us for an interactive session to improve this must-have skill.
About the speaker
Abbie Weinberg (Twitter: @librarianmouse) – Research and Reference Librarian – Folger Shakespeare Library
Abbie Weinberg has been honing her Google-fu as a reference librarian for over a decade (yes, librarians really do use Google. A lot.) She is hell bent on knowing a little bit about a lot of things, and her current job as the Research and Reference Librarian at the Folger Shakespeare Library has her wandering between 16th and 17th century print technologies and 21st century digital technologies. When not assisting her researchers with their projects, Abbie can be found doing her own research on the early history of science, and providing a lap for her two cats.