SOURCE @ the Library

Research guide for oral presentations here.  Research guide for poster presentations here.

How to Create a Conference Poster to Impress

April 22nd from 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Room 152

Instructor: Courtney Paddick, Academic and Research Commons Librarian

Poster sessions at conferences and professional meetings are a way to visually convey the details of your research or conclusions.  Used in a variety of disciplines from the sciences to the social sciences, great posters need a defined organization strategy.  This workshop will introduce you to:

  • Using PowerPoint to create a single slide for your poster
  • Overview of design principles for an effective poster
  • Suggestions for effective communication at the poster session
  • Where to get your poster printed

Math and Writing Tutor Feedback on Posters and Papers

Monday, April 28th from 4:00PM-5:00PM

Tuesday April 29th from 4:00PM-5:00PM

Thursday, May 1st from 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: ARC

Need help writing the perfect conclusion?  Need someone to check the math on your data so the graph on your poster is accurate?  Just need a second opinion?  Writing and math tutors will be able to help you with any issues you may have with your poster or paper for SOURCE.  No appointment necessary.

Presentation Strategies

Monday, May 5th from 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Room 152

Instructor: Courtney Paddick, Academic and Research Commons Librarian

In this workshop we will examine several innovative ways to use PowerPoint as well as discuss best practices for its use.  We will also look at Prezi (, a relatively new alternative presentation tool.  We will also discuss other considerations one needs to make when preparing for and delivering an engaging presentation.

Oral Presentation Practice Sessions

Monday, May 5th and Monday, May 12th from 11:00AM-12:00PM

Tuesday, May 6th and Tuesday, May 13th from 4:00PM-5:00PM

Thursday, May 8th from 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: ARC presentation rooms

Maybe its your first time presenting and you just need to get the nerves out of the way before SOURCE.  Or perhaps you just want some feedback on how you have your presentation organized.  Sign up to have 2-4 librarians and tutors listen to your presentation and provide you with constructive feedback on your presentation style and/or your powerpoint.  To sign up please call (509) 963-1021 or email

Let's Talk about SOURCE: panel discussion with former student participants and judges

Tuesday, May 6th from 4:00PM-5:00PM

Location: Room 152

Hear from former SOURCE award winners and former judges on what makes a great SOURCE presentation and what judges look for in student presentations.     

Q & A to follow.


Want one on one assistance from a librarian or tutor?  Email or call (509) 963-1021 for a librarian consultation.  Email or call (509) 963-1270 for a tutor appointment.