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Georgetown Writes: Alumni in Politics


6:00pm-08:00pm, October 6, 2016
Pierce Reading Room, Lauinger Library

On Thursday, October 6, join the Georgetown University Library Associates for the third Georgetown Writes program, featuring alumni discussing their experiences and careers in politics.

Text Recycling or “Self-Plagiarism” in Scientific Discourse


2:30 pm, October 11, 2016
Regents 551

Join Dr. Cary Moskovitz of Duke University on October 11 to learn about the implications of "Self-Plagiarism" in the sciences.

LinkedIn Makeover


2:00-3:30pm, October 11, 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

Planning for Video Production


2:00-3:30pm, October 18, 2016
Room 158 (CoLab), Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will walk participants through the most important phase of video production, which is "pre-production" (the planning phase). Different types of shotlists, scripts, and video clips will be shown during this time to give you a feel of how planning is actually applied to a completed video project. The instructor will also demo and explain best practices for a basic video production equipment set-up. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Barrinton Baynes, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

 

Hands-on Video Production Techniques


10:00am-12:00pm, October 19, 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

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

 

Maker Hub Grand Opening


4:00pm - 6:00pm, October 19, 2016
Maker Hub, First Floor, Lauinger Library
Join us, fellow makers and makers-to-be for the opening of Georgetown University Library's Maker Hub!

RSVP for this event here

Intro to InDesign (Part I)


10:00am-12:00pm, October 20, 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

Online Data Visualization Tools


2:00pm-3:30pm, October 25, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

In this workshop, participants will learn how to plan for a visualization project, choose appropriate chart types, and use Tableau Public to create engaging and interactive charts. No coding or programming experience is require. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Nikoo Yahyazadeh, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Intro to 3D Printing


5:30pm - 7:00pm, October 25, 2016
Maker Hub

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of operating the Maker Hub's three different 3D printers. This includes setting up the printer for a job, using the 3D printer software, and changing filament, as well as basic calibration and troubleshooting. Participants will also learn about various open-source 3D model sharing sites. Upon completion of the course, participants will have all the skills necessary to use the Maker Hub's 3D printers. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules.

Pre-requisite: None

Instructor: Don Undeen, Maker Hub Manager

Intro to 3D Printing


5:30-7:00pm, October 25, 2016
Maker Hub

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of operating the Maker Hub's three different 3D printers. This includes setting up the printer for a job, using the 3D printer software, and changing filament, as well as basic calibration and troubleshooting. Participants will also learn about various open-source 3D model sharing sites. Upon completion of the course, participants will have all the skills necessary to use the Maker Hub's 3D printers. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules.

Pre-requisite: None

Instructor: Don Undeen, Maker Hub Manager

Online Piracy: Why Sci-Hub Is Disrupting Scholarly Publishing


10:00am - 12:00pm, October 26, 2016
Murray Room, Lauinger Library, Fifth Floor

The Georgetown University Scholarly Communications Committee presents the fall Scholarly Communication Symposium, Online Piracy: Why Sci-Hub Is Disrupting Scholarly Publishing.

Intro to InDesign (Part II)


10:00am-12:00pm, October 26, 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 I) or equivalent experience

Michael Matason, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Video Editing with iMovie


10:00am-12:00pm, October 27, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will introduce participants to the techniques and concepts of video editing. Participants will learn how to import video, edit scenes, add effects, transitions, and export a final movie using iMovie. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

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

Halloween Costume Projects!


12:30-5:00pm, October 28, 2016
Maker Hub

It's Halloween weekend, do you have a costume ready? In this all-day, drop-in, informal workshop we'll be working together to come up with cool costume ideas, make them from scratch, or put the finishing touches on your spooky outfit! Register for this workshop.

 Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules.

Intro to Illustrator


2:00-4:00pm, November 3, 2016

In this workshop participants will learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator and creating basic vector paths. This workshop will cover the Adobe Illustrator interface, including artboards, toolbars and layers. The course will focus on to creating basic vector shapes with the curvature tools and complex shapes with the pen and pencil tools. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

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

3D Modeling with TinkerCAD


5:30pm - 7:00pm, November 3, 2016
Maker Hub

Tinkercad is a free, web-based tool that makes 3D modeling easy for those with no prior experience. It's particularly useful for 3D fabrication, as it allows for precise measurement, and downloading into 3D printable formats. In this workshops, we'll cover: Navigating the interface and manipulating objects; Combining mutliple objects; Creating shaped holes; Using the ruler tool for precise positioning; Importing 3D models and SVG files; Preparing files for printing. By the end of the workshop, Participants will understand how to use Tinkercad's simple interface to create sophisticated, useful 3D models. Time permitting, participants will receive individualized help with their projects. Note: while some computers will be available, students are encouraged to bring their own laptops for this workshops. Additionally, installing the free software Blender will be useful, but not required. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

Video Editing with Adobe Premiere


2:00-4:00pm, November 7, 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

Instructor: Barrinton Baynes, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Introduction to Arduino


5:30pm - 7:00pm, November 8, 2016
Maker Hub

Arduino is the small, embeddable computer that has revolutionized the maker movement, and put the power of physical computing in the hands of artists, designers, and other non-engineers. In this workshop, participants will learn a bit about the history of Arduino, and how it can be used to merge the physical and digital through the use of sensors, motors, LEDs, and wireless communication. Each participant will be provided an Arduino to use in class, and will learn the basics of Arduino programming by building a simple project. No soldering is required, nor any prior experience in programming. While some computers will be available, students are encouraged to bring their own laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux), loaded with the Arduino Software: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software.

Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

 

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

Social Media Marketing


2:00-4:00pm, November 8, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will cover some of the concepts, platforms, and tools in the Social Media landscape. Participants will discuss social media engagement, how to set and implement specific goals & strategies, and get hands-on experience developing a professional social media presence. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: No prerequisite, but it is recommended that participants have a basic knowledge of different social media platforms and their corresponding functions

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

Intro to InDesign (Part I)


10:00am-12:00pm, November 9, 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 

Fun with Soldering


5:30pm - 7:00pm, November 9, 2016
Maker Hub

Solder is the glue that holds the world of electronics together. Whether you are fixing a broken lamp, putting together a kit, or building your own project from scratch, soldering is an indespensible skill. While it can seem intimidating at first, soldering is easy to learn, inexpensive, and a valuable life skill. In this workshop, participants will learn through-hole soldering on a practice board, then proceed to build a simple project they can take with them. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn for this workshop. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Attendance is limited to 6 due to supplies of soldering irons, but if you have your own Soldering Iron, feel free to drop in. 

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

Online Data Visualization Tools


2:00pm-3:30pm, November 10, 2016
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

In this workshop, participants will learn how to plan for a visualization project, choose appropriate chart types, and use Tableau Public to create engaging and interactive charts. No coding or programming experience is require. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Nikoo Yahyazadeh, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Unmaking: Desoldering and Taking Things Apart!


1:00pm - 2:30pm, November 11, 2016
Maker Hub

Every year, Americans throw away 9.4 million tons of electronics, much of it functional, or nearly so. In this workshop, we'll look at the e-waste in our own backyard, and think about ways it could be re-used or "up-cycled." We'll learn how to safely dismantle old electronics and how to strip, identify, and test components that can be used in other projects. Participants are encouraged to bring their own "e-junk," or dismantle the Maker Hub's supply of vintage gear. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

LinkedIn Makeover


2:00-3:30pm, November 14, 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 here.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Staff from Cawley Career Education Center and Gelardin

Intro to 3D Printing


1:00pm - 2:30pm, November 14, 2016
Maker Hub

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of operating the Maker Hub's three different 3D printers. This includes setting up the printer for a job, using the 3D printer software, and changing filament, as well as basic calibration and troubleshooting. Participants will also learn about various open-source 3D model sharing sites. Upon completion of the course, participants will have all the skills necessary to use the Maker Hub's 3D printers. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules.

Pre-requisite: None

Instructor: Don Undeen, Maker Hub Manager

Planning for Video Production


2:00-3:30pm, November 15, 2016
Room 158 (CoLab), Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will walk participants through the most important phase of video production, which is "pre-production" (the planning phase). Different types of shotlists, scripts, and video clips will be shown during this time to give you a feel of how planning is actually applied to a completed video project. The instructor will also demo and explain best practices for a basic video production equipment set-up. Register for this workshop.

Prerequisite: None

 Instructor: Barrinton Baynes, Multimedia Specialist, Gelardin New Media Center

Hands-on Video Production Techniques


10:00am - 12:00pm, November 16, 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

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

 

3D Modeling with TinkerCAD


5:30pm - 7:00pm, November 17, 2016
Maker Hub

Tinkercad is a free, web-based tool that makes 3D modeling easy for those with no prior experience. It's particularly useful for 3D fabrication, as it allows for precise measurement, and downloading into 3D printable formats. In this workshops, we'll cover: Navigating the interface and manipulating objects; Combining mutliple objects; Creating shaped holes; Using the ruler tool for precise positioning; Importing 3D models and SVG files; Preparing files for printing. By the end of the workshop, Participants will understand how to use Tinkercad's simple interface to create sophisticated, useful 3D models. Time permitting, participants will receive individualized help with their projects. Note: while some computers will be available, students are encouraged to bring their own laptops for this workshops. Additionally, installing the free software Blender will be useful, but not required. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

Intro to InDesign (Part II)


2:00pm - 4:00pm, November 17, 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 I) or proof of equivalent experience

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

 

Fun with Soldering


1:00pm - 2:30pm, November 28, 2016
Maker Hub

Solder is the glue that holds the world of electronics together. Whether you are fixing a broken lamp, putting together a kit, or building your own project from scratch, soldering is an indespensible skill. While it can seem intimidating at first, soldering is easy to learn, inexpensive, and a valuable life skill. In this workshop, participants will learn through-hole soldering on a practice board, then proceed to build a simple project they can take with them. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn for this workshop. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Attendance is limited to 6 due to supplies of soldering irons, but if you have your own Soldering Iron, feel free to drop in. 

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

Introduction to Arduino


5:30pm - 7:00pm, December 1, 2016
Maker Hub

Arduino is the small, embeddable computer that has revolutionized the maker movement, and put the power of physical computing in the hands of artists, designers, and other non-engineers. In this workshop, participants will learn a bit about the history of Arduino, and how it can be used to merge the physical and digital through the use of sensors, motors, LEDs, and wireless communication. Each participant will be provided an Arduino to use in class, and will learn the basics of Arduino programming by building a simple project. No soldering is required, nor any prior experience in programming. While some computers will be available, students are encouraged to bring their own laptop (Mac, PC, or Linux), loaded with the Arduino Software: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software.

Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

 

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

de-make and de-stress


5:30pm - 8:00pm, December 8, 2016
Maker Hub

Stressed by studying? Need a break, or just want to break something? In this drop-in workshop we'll be "De-Making" - taking apart old electronics, learning how they work, and stripping out parts for new projects. You can learn to de-solder, identify and test components, unscrew cases, or just bash things with a hammer. Advance registration is preferred, but not required. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

de-make and de-stress


1:00pm - 3:30pm, December 9, 2016
Maker Hub

Stressed by studying? Need a break, or just want to break something? In this drop-in workshop we'll be "De-Making" - taking apart old electronics, learning how they work, and stripping out parts for new projects. You can learn to de-solder, identify and test components, unscrew cases, or just bash things with a hammer. Advance registration is preferred, but not required. Register for this workshop.

Note: Close-toed shoes must be worn in the Maker Hub. Please see the Safety Page for all Maker Hub rules: https://www.library.georgetown.edu/makerhub/safety.

Prerequisite: none

Instructor: Don Undeen, Manager of Maker Hub

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.