LIBR 203 "How-to" Videos

The LIBR 203 peer mentors have created videos to share helpful tips related to your work as an online student in this program. Each video is less than five minutes in length. Enjoy browsing the listing below.

The Spring 2014 videos are closed captioned. To view captions, save video to your computer and open with a program such as Quicktime.

Spring 2014 Semester Videos

APA Style

Online APA Resources
Eric Alan



How to set your D2L email to forward to your personal email
Jen Maine

Setting Up a Collaborate Session Using D2L's Online Classrooms
Eddy Hamelin


Microsoft Office

PowerPoint: How to Insert a Picture/How to Insert a Text Box
Lindy Hall


Searching Skills

How to Use Boolean Logic
Teresa Nieto

Subject Searching in Academic Databases 
Dustin Vogel



How to Organize Your Class Schedules
Amy Cote

Participating in Scholarly Communication as a SLIS Graduate Student (How to Submit an Article to the SLIS Student Research Journal)
Brighid Mooney Gonzales


Web Tools

How to Use Feedly to Collect and Sort RSS Feeds
Suzanne Rogers Gruber

Using Learnist for digital curration.
Jolene Kemos

How to Use Jing
Joetta Grant



Using the "Links" Feature on Word Press Blogs
Rene Radusky

How to Password Protect Your Wordpress Blog
Markita Dawson



Fall 2013 Semester Videos


Drag and drop PPT or slide show into Collaborate for presentations
Connie Chapman


Creating online meetings through online rooms of the course site
Olia Sweiss



How to format and spell check in D2L
Cristina Morrison


How to insert a link through D2L email and discussion post
Angelica Berthaut

How to view instructor feedback on assignments
Cristina Morrison


Google Apps

Using Google Calendar to manage team projects
Clara Lowther


Google Docs Collaboration
Jamie Davis


Creating, editing, and sharing Google Docs
Lorianna Giarrizzo



Cynthia Naden



Setting up skills and experise on LinkedIn
Devon Abejo


Mac Tips

Mac shortcuts
Phi Huynh


Research Papers

A tip for successful research papers
Jane Fry


Web Tools

Getting started with infographics
Adele Magowan


Using Pinterest
Amanda Dillon


The basics of Twitter & Instagram
Whitni Watkins


Skype basics
Sarah Henriksson


Finding library-related Tumblrs
Jessica Chung


Using Dropbox to backup your work and access assignments/readings on mobile devices
Janna Bolton


Spring 2013 Semester Videos

Google Tools

How to Create and Share a Google Doc
Jade Torres-Morrison



Annotation Tools in Mac Preview
Becky Rech




Finding Textbook Lists for Courses
Heather Andrews

How to Find the Perfect Internship
Beth Atlas

How to View Historical Course Syllabi (Greensheets)
Jeff McGowan

Laying the Groundwork for Your ePortfolio: A Way to Organize for Your ePortfolio from Day 1!
Courtney Dunham



Amelia Vaughan



How to Hyperlink a Word in Wordpress Using HTML
Robin Markel

How to Re-Blog
Linda Frankel

Uploading Pictures, Videos and More to Your Wordpress Blog
Judy Stencel



Previous Semester Videos

APA Style and Word

How to format Microsoft Word documents to meet APA style requirements
Donella Dorn

Creating Hanging Indents

Hanging Indents
Kathy Dart

How to Create Hanging Indents in Word
Jessica Creighton

How to Make Hanging Indents in Word 2011 on a Mac
Kristen Hylton

Blackboard IM

Collaborating in Bb IM
Barbara Mack

How to start a Collaborate web conference session
Erin Beard

How to Retrieve Recordings of Collaborate Sessions Initiated in Bb IM
Erin Beard



Recommended LIS blogs, why blogging is important
Margaret Driscoll


Career Pathways

Locating & Using the Career Pathways in MYSJSU
Zem Lee

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  • Transcript (coming soon)


Creative Commons

Creative Commons
Jonine Bergen



How to insert links and images into D2L posts
Rebecca Machetta

How to follow a discussion post on D2L
Arthur Fields

How to make a new discussion post topic
Kristen Hylton

How to Reply to a Discussion Post
Kristen Hylton

How to forward email in D2L
Rebecca Machetta

Saving D2L Course Information
John Savercool

Using Your D2L Locker
Sara LaFever



Organizing your Class Emails with Labels in Gmail
Chao Vang

How to create and manage folders in Hotmail
Amy Brinkley


Helpful Tools

Evernote Startup Tutorial
Natalia Tabsaura

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  • Captions included

How to Use Google Calendar to Organize Your Schedule
Lena Ryberg

Using Zamzar to Convert Files from One Format to Another
Vy Nguyen

Lori Wienke


Internet Explorer

IE and view all content
Jonine Bergen

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  • Transcript (coming soon)


Library Resources

How to use LIS Cross Search to Locate Peer Reviewed Articles
Rosaline Gonzales

Understanding Databases and APA Citations
Camerin Poulson
A five-minute overview of how an article progresses from publication to database assignment and how its APA citation changes through that process.


Mac Tips and Tricks

How to Take Screenshots on a Mac
Jessica Thurston



Overview of finding and registering for classes
Jade Valenzuela

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  • Captions included


Professional Associations

Professional Association Memberships from SLIS
Jolene Finn


SLIS Web Site

How to use course schedules and course pages to inform your course selection process
Ruth Bender



Using a wiki to facilitate group work
Adele Reid

Wonderful WIKIs! Part I
Lisa Houde

Wonderful WIKIs Part II
Lisa Houde