Lib4RI Training Series

On a regular basis, Lib4RI offers various courses for members of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

Autumn 2022: Searching & Managing Scientific Information

Depending on the corona situation in autumn there is a chance this course will be replaced by a webinar miniseries covering some selected topics as previously. More details will be communicated in late summer.

This is our biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of the four federal research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL. The course covers a whole variety of topics such as basic & advanced searching, scientific publishing, research evaluation, Open Access & copyright, research data management, literature management (particularly with Endnote) and writing with LaTeX.

The whole course is split into different modules (3-6h each) that can be booked individually. For more details, please see our previous sessions incl. presentation slides.

Registration opens in late summer and includes sessions offered at most major research sites of the four federal research institutes.

On request, students attending four or more modules will receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point.

Monthly Library Introductions for New Employees

Once a month, typically in the second week, we offer short library introductions (ca 30 min) for new employees of the four research institutes. Introductions are provided at our main library sites at WSL Birmensdorf, Eawag-Empa Dübendorf and PSI Villigen. They are held in English and/or German, as required. New employees receive an invitation via e-mail approximately one week prior to the event.

Book a Librarian

  • We visit your group or department to discuss your topics of interest. Workshops could for example cover topics such as Open Access, DORA or literature management. For more training options please refer to our flyer Book a Librarian.
  • We are happy to arrange customised training sessions at all locations of the federal research institutes.
  • Contact us for your training on demand.

TEL. +41 58 765 5700 

Stephanie Hofmann

t +41 58 765 5032

Dr. Bobby Neuhold

t +41 58 765 5133