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Intro to Photoshop


10:00am-12:00pm, February 11, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participants will be introduced to the Photoshop workspace as well as basic Photoshop concepts including layers, managing text and making selections. Participants will also be exposed to the common types of image file formats and how they are used in web and print environments. No previous knowledge of Photoshop is required. Register for this workshop here

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Ed Keller, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Library 201 - Finding Articles


12:00pm - 12:30pm, February 16, 2016
Millennium Room, Lauinger Library
You have papers and projects. The University Library has the resources you need, and we'll help you master the basic research skills to find and manage your sources. Finding articles is at the core of most research, so come learn how to do it like a pro.

Intro to InDesign (Part I)


10:00am-12:00pm, February 16, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participants will be introduced to desktop publishing and the InDesign interface, and will learn how to import and format text, create frames, place text and images into frames, manipulate and organize objects in layers, manipulate text and images into basic layouts, and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the workshop, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Michael Matason, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center 

 

Intro to 3D Printing


10:00am-12:00pm, February 17, 2016
Gelardin New Media Center Makerspace

This workshop will explore the processes involved in 3D printing and scanning.  This workshop will survey 3D modeling software freely available for creating objects; discover valuable on-line resources, services, and communities for 3D printing; and show examples of 3D printed objects.  This workshop will review what 3D printers and materials are available to Georgetown University patrons in the Gelardin New Media Center.  Also, this workshop will provide a hands-on experience with the MakerWare for Digitizer Interface and the Makerbot Digitizer. The Gelardin staff will show the methods for how to calibrate and scan objects with the Makerbot Digitizer. There will be a review of best practices for scanning using with Makerbot Digitizer and how the Gelardin Center staff will work with patrons to scan 3D objects for printing or editing. Register for this workshop.

prerequisite: none

Instructor:Ed Keller, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Intro to VoiceThread


11:00am-12:00pm, February 18, 2016

This workshop will cover an overview of VoiceThread, a web-based tool which allows users to have asynchronous conversations around uploaded media files. During the session participants will learn how to create, edit, comment, collaborate, and share VoiceThread projects. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Amy Richards, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Fair Use Week 2016


, February 22, 2016

This week is Fair Use Week! Fair Use Week is an annual event celebrating the fair use legal doctrine. The doctrine allows you to use copyright-protected material under certain circumstances without getting permission from the copyright owner or paying any license fees, allowing you to use limited portions of another’s work. This can include text, images, video, and music. Some examples of fair uses are teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, news reporting, and parody.

Intro to 3D Modeling


10:00am-12:00pm, February 22, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will be a hands-on workshop using the on-line 3D design tool, Tinkercad. Tinkercad is "an easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed into physical objects." The workshop will cover the basic workplace layout, shapes, and tools of the application. The workshop will show how to construct simple objects and introduce how to construct more complex objects. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: Make sure to sign up for an account with Tinkercad

Instructor: Ed Keller, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Hands-on Video Production Techniques


2:00-4:00pm, February 23, 2016
Production Studio, Gelardin New Media Center

This hands-on workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to learn how to set up a professional, yet basic production shoot. This includes learning how to capture quality audio and video footage using both DSLR and HD video cameras, as well as touching on the fundamentals of cinematography and lighting techniques. Register for this workshop

Prerequisite: "Planning for Video Production" or proof of equivalent experience

Intro to Adobe Premiere


10:00am-12:00pm, February 24, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Adobe Premiere Pro is a professional video editing application that is used to combine video and audio clips, music, graphics, titles, and still images to produce finished sequences. This workshop will teach participants the basic process of creating a project, importing assets, basic edits to audio and video, and keyboard shortcuts. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Intro to InDesign (Part II)


10:00am-12:00pm, February 25, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participant will expand on their knowledge from the Introduction to InDesign course by learning advanced text formatting, advanced layouts including master pages, creating gradients, adding effects, advanced image placement with Photoshop, package and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the beginner and advanced workshops, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: Intro to InDesign (Part 1) or proof of equivalent experience

 Instructor: Michael Matason, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

 

Tanous Family Lecture featuring George Akerlof


6:00pm-8:00pm, February 25, 2016
Copley Formal Lounge

Join us on Thursday, February 25 at 6:00 pm in Copley Formal Lounge for "Phishing for Phools," a lecture by George Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics and Professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy. The lecture is based on the book he recently co-authored, Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception.

Why "The Digital" in High Impact Learning Practices Faculty Workshop


10:00am-11:30am, February 25, 2016
Car Barn, Room 316
Faculty! Join the Georgetown Writing Program and the Gelardin New Media Center to explore methods for combining community research and digital writing. Your student's work will reach wider audiences, impact the world, and—best of all—stick with them long after class is done.

Witness and Memory: Al-Mutanabbi Starts Here DC 2016


7pm-9pm, February 29, 2016
Murray Room, 5th floor, Lauinger Library
The Library's Booth Center for Special Collectiosn and Al-Mutanabbi Starts Here DC 2016 present "Witness and Memory: A Poetry Reading with Safia Elhillo. Al-Mutanabbi Starts Here DC 2016 is a book arts and cultural festival that marks the bombing of Baghad’s historic book-selling street. Safia Elhillo received an MFA in poetry from The New School and has been nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize and is joint winner of the 2015 Brunel University African Poetry Prize. You can find her work in several publications and in anthologies including The Break Beat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop.

Intro to InDesign (Part 1)


10:00am-12:00pm, March 2, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

Participants will be introduced to desktop publishing and the InDesign interface, and will learn how to import and format text, create frames, place text and images into frames, manipulate and organize objects in layers, manipulate text and images into basic layouts, and export projects as PDF files. Having completed the workshop, participants should be able to create basic documents such as brochures, pamphlets, and posters and prepare them for printing. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Michael Matason, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Annual Gstalder Lecture presented by Mark Mazzeti and Phil Klay


6:00pm, March 3, 2016
Copley Formal Lounge
Join us on Thursday, March 3 at 6:00 pm in Copley Formal Lounge for the Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder Memorial Lecture, founded in 2007 in memory of Ellen Gstalder (C'98). This year's lecture will be on "America in the Age of Shadow Wars and an All-Volunteer Military." It will be presented by journalists Mark Mazzetti, a correspondent for The New York Times and a Pulitzer Prize winner, and Phil Klay, a Marine Corps veteran of the Iraq War and recipient of the National Book Award for Fiction.

LinkedIn Makeover


2:00-3:30pm, April 5, 2016
Dubin (Room 156)

During this workshop participants will learn the best practices of creating a LinkedIn profile that will attract potential employers and expand one's professional network. Participants will also have a chance to get a professional headshot taken in a studio setting. The headshots will be shared digitally with participants 1-2 weeks after the workshop. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Event Accessibility

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least 5 business days prior to an event by filling out the request form at library.georgetown.edu/ar or calling 202-687-7446. The Library will consider and make reasonable efforts to fulfill requests for accommodation.