Information Fluency Workshop 2013

Information Fluency in Classics: A Workshop for Undergraduates

July 11-18, 2013

The Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC will offer a workshop to introduce undergraduates to the principles of information fluency in the field of classical studies. Students planning to write a senior thesis in the fall or considering library science as a career option will learn skills essential for any researcher or librarian.

Students will gain a broad understanding of the primary information resources in the field and the major trends in information science and academic publishing. In addition, they will learn how to assess resources critically and to use citation management tools. As a practical application of their information fluency in classical studies, students will develop research guides for use by other undergraduates in a variety of academic contexts.

Students will also visit the Library of Congress and the National Archives.

Phoebe Acheson will lead the workshop. She has worked at the University of Georgia Library as a Reference Associate and liaison to the Classics department. Phoebe has an M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Cincinnati and an M.L.S. from North Carolina Central University.

Participants will receive housing on the CHS campus near Dupont Circle and Embassy Row in Washington, DC. Participants should plan to arrive on the morning of Thursday, July 11 and are invited to lunch from 12:30-1:30pm. The workshop will begin at 2:00pm on July 11. Departures are Thursday, July 18 after lunch.


Applicants should be rising juniors or seniors majoring in Classics/Classical Studies. They should have at least some college-level research experience and be planning to write senior/honors theses.


Interested applicants will need reference letters from both a faculty member and a librarian. The references should be able speak to the student’s academic work and evaluate the student’s plans for participating in the workshop.

Students interested in applying should fill out the online application. The application requests contact information for two references* and for PDF copies of the student’s transcript and resume.

*The CHS will contact references directly for their recommendations.

The deadline for applications is Monday, April 15, 2013.