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Library Events & Workshops

Events

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Science History Up Close


1:00pm - 3:00pm, January 25, 2019
Regents 351

We stand on the shoulders of giants every day. When was the last time you made a tangible connection with scientists of the past? Please join the Booth Family Center for Special Collections (BFCSC) and Blommer Science Library for a “petting zoo” event that will allow you to interact with spectacular rare books and other historic materials on natural and physical sciences.

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Introduction to Archival Primary Sources for Social Sciences


04:00pm - 05:00pm, February 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 one of these Library information sessions 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 Cafe


4:00pm - 6:00pm, February 12, 2019
Copley Formal Lounge

Georgetown faculty and students: Are you interested in finding, collecting, reusing, analyzing, or visualizing data? Would you like to help shape the future of data services at the Library? As part of Love Data Week, the Library invites you to join us at the Data Cafe, an event where you can share both your current experiences using research data and your ideas about the future of data services on campus. We welcome data wranglers of all levels (beginner to advanced) and across disciplines (from humanities to the sciences) for open, relaxed conversations about our community's data needs. 

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Introduction to Archival Primary Sources for Social Sciences


04:00pm - 05:00pm, February 22, 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 one of these Library information sessions 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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Jesus, Jews, & Jihad: the Misremembered Christ & the Sick Soul of the West- The Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder Memorial Lecture


6:00pm-08:00pm, March 14, 2019
Lauinger Library

The 2019 Annual Ellen Catherine Gstalder Memorial Lecture features James Carroll, award-winning author and Georgetown University alumn. His lecture is entitled "Jesus, Jews, & Jihad: the Misremembered Christ & the Sick Soul of the West." 

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Slices of Life: Scrapbooking Workshop


4:00pm - 6:00pm, March 20, 2019
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

This interactive event aims to provide an enjoyable opportunity to view various examples of historical scrapbooks from the Booth Family Center for Special Collections and to engage in the craft of making one in the Maker Hub!

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Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture with Author George Saunders


5:30 - 7:30 pm , April 11, 2019
Pierce Reading Room, Lauinger Library

The 2019 Annual Casey-McIlvane Memorial Lecture will feature award-winning author George Saunders who will discuss the intersectionality between Catholicsm, Buddhism and writing as well as his 2017 book, Lincoln in the Bardo. Copies of Lincoln in the Bardo will be available for purchase at the end of the event.

Workshops

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Intro to InDesign (Part I)


10:00am-12:00pm, January 23, 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-2:30pm, January 24, 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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Introduction to Digital Mapping


3:00pm - 4:30pm, January 25, 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.

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Hands-on Video Production Techniques


2:00pm-4:00pm, January 28, 2019
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.

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Introduction to Text Mining


1:00pm - 2:00pm, January 29, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

During this workshop, participants will get an overview of text mining and how it can be used in research.

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Intro to InDesign (Part II)


2:00pm-4:00pm, January 29, 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.

Mind the Gap: Conducting a thorough literature review for capstones and master's essays


3:00pm - 4:00pm, January 29, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Before you start your capstone, thesis, or master's essay you first have to know what is already out there. This workshop will help you "mind the gap" in your literature review before you start your final senior or graduate work by thinking through what you might be missing.

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Video Editing with Adobe Premiere


2:00pm-4:00pm, January 31, 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.

Cite it Right with Zotero & ZBib!


11:00am - 12:00pm, February 4, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Zotero is a reference manager--software that can help you create your own personal library of references, manage your research sources, write your citations and bibliography, and share with collaborators. Come to this workshop to learn the basics of using Zotero for your own research process! We'll also explore ZBib, a lightweight alternative from the same team that lives right in your browser.

Cite it Right with Zotero & ZBib!


11:00am - 12:00pm, February 4, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Zotero is a reference manager--software that can help you create your own personal library of references, manage your research sources, write your citations and bibliography, and share with collaborators. Come to this workshop to learn the basics of using Zotero for your own research process! We'll also explore ZBib, a lightweight alternative from the same team that lives right in your browser.

Cite it Right with Zotero & ZBib!


3:00pm - 4:00pm, February 4, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Zotero is a reference manager--software that can help you create your own personal library of references, manage your research sources, write your citations and bibliography, and share with collaborators. Come to this workshop to learn the basics of using Zotero for your own research process! We'll also explore ZBib, a lightweight alternative from the same team that lives right in your browser.

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Working with Data in R


1:00pm - 3:00pm, February 5, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

This workshop will introduce you to the statistical software R and the development environment RStudio. 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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Video Editing with iMovie


10:00am-12:00pm, February 5, 2019
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 here.

 

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Intro to Tableau


2:30pm-4:30pm, February 5, 2019
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 required. Register for this workshop.

Cite it Right with Zotero & ZBib!


4:00pm - 5:00pm, February 6, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Zotero is a reference manager--software that can help you create your own personal library of references, manage your research sources, write your citations and bibliography, and share with collaborators. Come to this workshop to learn the basics of using Zotero for your own research process! We'll also explore ZBib, a lightweight alternative from the same team that lives right in your browser.

Cite it Right with Zotero & ZBib!


12:00pm - 1:00pm, February 6, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Zotero is a reference manager--software that can help you create your own personal library of references, manage your research sources, write your citations and bibliography, and share with collaborators. Come to this workshop to learn the basics of using Zotero for your own research process! We'll also explore ZBib, a lightweight alternative from the same team that lives right in your browser.

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Intro to Illustrator


2:00pm-4:00pm, February 7, 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.

Cite it Right with Zotero & ZBib! (Zoom Version!)


11:00am - 12:00pm, February 8, 2019
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Zotero is a reference manager--software that can help you create your own personal library of references, manage your research sources, write your citations and bibliography, and share with collaborators. Come to this workshop to learn the basics of using Zotero for your own research process! We'll also explore ZBib, a lightweight alternative from the same team that lives right in your browser.

 

NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY, VIA ZOOM

Data Cleaning with OpenRefine


10:00am - 12:00pm, February 11, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

This hands-on session will introduce new users to OpenRefine, a powerful tool that helps you prepare numeric or textual data for analysis. You will learn about OpenRefine's capabilities and how it can add value to your tabular datasets through cleaning, transforming, and fixing common problems.

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Planning for Video Production


2:00pm-3:30pm, February 11, 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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Social Media Marketing


2:00pm-4:00pm, February 12, 2019
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

This workshop will introduce 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 with Facebook Pages and Twitter. Register for this workshop here.

 

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Valentine's Day Last-Minute Thoughtful Gifts


5:30pm - 8:00pm, February 13, 2019
Maker Hub

Did you wake up and realize tomorrow is Valentine’s day? Is your special someone expecting a thoughtful, considerate gift and you haven’t given it any thought or consideration until the last minute? Then come on down to the Maker Hub for our “Last Minute Thoughtful Gifts” workshop. We’ll be using the laser cutter to engrave your pictures onto heart-shaped coasters, using the digital embroidery machine to write tender messages of warm feelings onto heart-shaped pillows, and other quick-and-easy projects to have your sweetheart swooning.

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How to Publish in Newspapers and Magazines


4:00pm - 5:00pm, February 13, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Do you have something to say? Did you find passion in your readings? Do you want a published article to put on your resume? Need extra cash? Want to impress your relatives? These are all good reasons to write for your local paper, trade press, or national magazines. Join us to explore how to find the right venue for your writing, what is a normal publication process for non-scholarly writing, and if we have time demystify the author contract.

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Hands-on Video Production Techniques


10:00am-12:00pm, February 20, 2019
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.

Podcasting with GarageBand


1:00pm-3:00pm, February 25, 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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Intro to InDesign (Part I)


2:00pm-4:00pm, February 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. No previous knowledge of InDesign or other desktop publishing software is required. Register for this workshop.

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Video Editing with Adobe Premiere


10:00am-12:00pm, February 26, 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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LinkedIn Makeover


2:00pm-3:30pm, February 28, 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 InDesign (Part II)


2:00pm-4:00pm, March 12, 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.

Identifying & Downloading Social Science Data from ICPSR


4:00pm - 5:00pm, March 12, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

ICPSR, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, is one of the largest and oldest data archives, dating from 1962. It is a preeminent source for data on social, political and most recently health issues. Data sources range from governments and NGO to individual researchers who deposit their findings for public use. This workshop will assist in learning how to identify appropriate data sources within the ICPSR archive as well as the affiliated topical archives such as the Resource Center for Minority Data, the Health and Medical Care Archive from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture, and the Student Athlete Experiences Data Archive among others. How to download the data sets with the appropriate codebooks and use the online analysis tools will also be covered. Anyone with a need for data on social, political or health topics is welcome to come and learn how to make the best use of this essential resource.

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Video Editing with iMovie


10:00am-12:00pm, March 13, 2019
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.

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Intro to Tableau


10:00am-12:00pm, March 14, 2019
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 required. Register for this workshop. 

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Intro to Illustrator


2:00-4:00pm, March 14, 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.

 

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Mapping in Tableau


2:00pm - 4:00pm, March 18, 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.

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Podcasting with GarageBand


2:00pm-4:00pm, March 19, 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.

 

Government & Legal Resources in Lauinger Library


4:00pm - 5:00pm, March 20, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Government or BSFS major? Researching a topic in American government or comparative politics? Where can I go for international resources on politics? When should I use legal resources in my research? Lauinger Library has plenty of materials for you to integrate into your reasoning and research. Learn how and where to go.

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Social Media Marketing


10:00am-12:00pm, March 21, 2019
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.

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Personal Digital Archiving


1:00pm - 2:30pm, March 25, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

This hands-on session will introduce basic archiving concepts and practical skills to help you take control of all of the files and media you create every day. From your precious memories to your classwork, learn how to organize and protect the photos, videos, documents, artwork, and other content you value.

Planning for Video Production


10:00am-11:30am, March 25, 2019
CoLab (Room 158) 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 InDesign (Part I)


2:00pm-4:00pm, March 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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A Thousand Words: Finding Images for Your Digital Projects


11:00am - 12:00pm, March 27, 2019
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

Do you want to add images to your website or other digital project but you're not sure what the rules are or where to find pictures you're legally allowed to use? Then this workshop is for you! It will cover resources and search strategies for finding images you can use in your own work. 

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Hands-on Video Production Techniques


2:00pm-4:00pm, April 2, 2019
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. 

 

 

How to Submit Views on Federal Regulations


4:00pm - 5:00pm, April 2, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

After Congress passed the law and the executive branch implement it there is a process where Federal regulations are created, open for comment, reviewed, and finalized. The process was laborious. No longer! (With regulations.gov) Learn how the regulations are made, how to find regulations that are open for comment, set up alerts for issues that interest you, and how to submit your views that effect US Federal Regulations.

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Intro to InDesign (Part II)


10:00am-12:00pm, April 3, 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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Tableau Bootcamp


1:00-4:00pm, April 5, 2019
Picchi Lab, Gelardin New Media Center

In this jam-packed, four-hour Tableau Bootcamp, participants will learn how to create compelling, interactive visualizations using Tableau Desktop. 

Participants are required to bring their own laptops with Tableau Desktop pre-downloaded. (Due to the popularity of Tableau workshops, please don't register for this bootcamp if you've already attended the Data Viz Workshop Series or other Tableau courses at the library.)  Register for this workshop.

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Video Editing with Premiere


2:00pm-4:00pm, April 8, 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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LinkedIn Makeover


2:00pm - 3:30pm, April 11, 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.

 

Zotero Tips & Tricks


3:00pm - 4:00pm, April 15, 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


11:00am - 12:00pm, April 17, 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!

Research After Graduation: Finding Free and Open Information and Resources


12:00pm - 1:00pm, May 1, 2019
Dubin Classroom (Lauinger Library 156)

Learn how to find your way around Google like a pro. Find free tools to make the most of your research. Better control the data that you make available. We'll help you internet better than ever!

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.