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Library Events & Workshops

Workshops

Introduction to Archival Primary Sources for Social Sciences


3:00pm - 4:00pm, September 24, 2019
Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Lauinger Library (5th floor)

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student conducting research in the social sciences, you will want to attend this Library information session on using archival primary sources at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections!

Archival primary sources offer the freedom to make original observations, because interaction is direct, immediate, and without any intervening interpretations. This could be the key to inspiring an original research project.

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Data Viz for Total Beginners


2:00pm - 3:00pm, September 24, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

Are you interested in Data Visualization but have no idea where to start? Not sure you want to create complex data visualizations, but you want to be a more informed consumer? Want to create simple data visualizations? This workshop is for you! We'll cover the best practices for creating and consuming data visualizations, discuss common issues with data visualizations, and explore a simple tool to get started creating your own visualizations.

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Planning for Video Production


10:00am-11:30am, September 25, 2019
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.

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Intro to Tableau


2:00pm - 3:30pm, September 26, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

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 required.

Register for this workshop

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Intro to InDesign (Part I)


10:00am - Noon, September 26, 2019
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.

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Introduction to Digital Mapping


12:30pm - 2:00pm, October 1, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

During this workshop, participants will get an overview of digital mapping and how it can be used in research. Participants will get guidance and hands-on experience using serval basic map making tools. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand the basics of digital mapping and be able create basic digital maps relevant to their research.

Register for this workshop

Living Hinges with the Laser Cutter


5:00pm-7:00pm, October 3, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

Instructor: Lucinda Zhu

Did you know that laser cut objects can be bendy? With living hinges they can! Living hinges are patterns that can be cut into wood with the Laser Cutter that allow it to be curved, bent, and shaped. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to incorporate living hinges into your designs to take your laser cutting to a whole new floppy level! 

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Video Editing with Adobe Premiere


10:00am-12:00pm, October 4, 2019
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.

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Mapping with Story Maps


11:00am - 12:30pm, October 9, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

In this workshop participants will take a deep dive on the tool Story Maps, which allows users to create narrative maps. In the workshop we'll look at sample Story Maps, discuss best practices for narrative mapping, and have time to explore the tool.

Register for this workshop

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Intro to InDesign (Part II)


10:00am - Noon, October 10, 2019
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.

Introduction to Archival Primary Sources for Social Sciences


3:00pm - 4:00pm, October 11, 2019
Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Lauinger Library (5th floor)

If you are a graduate or undergraduate student conducting research in the social sciences, you will want to attend this Library information session on using archival primary sources at the Booth Family Center for Special Collections!

Archival primary sources offer the freedom to make original observations, because interaction is direct, immediate, and without any intervening interpretations. This could be the key to inspiring an original research project.

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Intro to Illustrator


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 15, 2019
Picchi, Gelardin New Media Center

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.

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Mapping with Tableau


10:00am - 12:00pm, October 15, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

In this workshop participants will learn how to use Tableau Public to create interactive maps. The workshop will cover formatting geographic data for upload into Tableau, creating various map types, and working with Shapefiles and KML files in Tableau.

Register for this workshop

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LinkedIn Makeover


2:00pm - 3:30pm, October 17, 2019
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.

 

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Intro to InDesign (Part I)


2:00pm-4:00pm, October 22, 2019
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.

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Planning for Video Production


1:00pm - 3:00pm, October 22, 2019
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 shot lists, 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.

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Podcasting with GarageBand


10:00am-12:00pm, October 23, 2019
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a basic podcast using Garageband. Learn about the pros/cons of different microphones and mixers and learn the best practices of structuring your podcast and getting the best audio. Participants will also learn how to edit and export their podcasts to publish on various platforms. Register for this workshop here.

 

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Mapping with ArcGIS Online


10:00am - 12:00pm, October 24, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

In this workshop participants will get an overview of ArcGIS Online, a powerful online tool for digital mapping. We'll cover importing spatial layers and data layers to a map, styling maps, and sharing maps. Please note this this workshop won't cover spatial analysis, there is a separate workshop on 10/29 devoted to that topic.

Register for this workshop

Maker Hub/Theatre Department Halloween Costume Workshop


1:00pm-4:00pm, October 25, 2019
Maker Hub, 1st Floor Lauinger

Halloween is coming, do you have a costume ready? The MakerHub and Department of Performing Arts are teaming up to host an informal, drop-in all-day workshop to help you get ready for a spooktacular weekend! Drop in anytime between 1 and 4pm to make spooky halloween decorations, work on your costume, or learn how to make frightful interactive installations!  

 

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Using Digital Maps for Spatial Analysis


11:00am - 12:00pm, October 29, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

In this workshop, participants will get an introduction to using digital maps to conduct spatial analysis. This workshop will cover summarizing points, choosing best facilities, finding hot spots, creating buffers, and finding the nearest location. Participants will leave with an idea of the types of spatial analysis available and how they might apply it to their data in the future.

Register for this workshop

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Intro to R


10:30am - 12:30pm, November 1, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

This workshop will introduce you to the statistical software R and the development environment RStudio. We'll work to build familiarity with the basics of working with data in R, from the ground floor on up. You'll learn how to import a data set, run summary statistics to learn about your data, and visualize your results in multiple formats. This workshop is designed for people with very little familiarity with R--it's an introduction to the basics, and you'll leave empowered to start using R for your own projects.

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Intro to InDesign (Part II)


2:00pm-4:00pm, November 5, 2019
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.

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Video Editing with Adobe Premiere


2:00pm-4:00pm, November 7, 2019
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.

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Intro to Illustrator


10:00am - Noon, November 12, 2019

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.

 

Podcasting with GarageBand


2:00pm-4:00pm, November 12, 2019

In this workshop, participants will learn how to create a basic podcast using Garageband. Learn about the pros/cons of different microphones and mixers and learn the best practices of structuring your podcast and getting the best audio. Participants will also learn how to edit and export their podcasts to publish on various platforms. Register for this workshop.

 

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DIY Immersive 360 Photos and Videos


, November 13, 2019
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

In this workshop students will learn how to upload and share 360 Video and Photos on various social media platforms. Participants will also learn how to make basic edits to their 360 media files. Register for this workshop here.

Prerequisite: None

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LinkedIn Makeover


2:00pm-3:30pm, November 14, 2019
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.

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Intro to Tableau


2:00pm - 3:30pm, November 18, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

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 interacti

Zotero Tips & Tricks


03:00pm - 04:00pm, November 20, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Zotero is great for collecting, managing, and citing your personal library of references, but what's the next step? Come to this intermediate workshop to learn how to use Zotero to collaborate, explore advanced features, and get some tips to integrate Zotero into your research workflow!

Zotero Tips & Tricks


03:00pm - 04:00pm, November 25, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Zotero is great for collecting, managing, and citing your personal library of references, but what's the next step? Come to this intermediate workshop to learn how to use Zotero to collaborate, explore advanced features, and get some tips to integrate Zotero into your research workflow!

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