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Library Events & Workshops

Workshops

Planter with Houseplant

Propagation Techniques: Make more plants from your plants!!


05:00 PM-06:30 PM, September 18, 2020
Online Workshop
Join us for a 1 hour session on different methods of propagation! In this session we will go step by step on different propagation techniques with 3 different plant types (Pothos, Succulents, Pilea). Bring your plant if you like, or just tune in to see a few different ways to make one plant into many.
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm,
Repeats every week every Friday 15 times.
August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

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Mapping with Tableau


1:00pm - 3:00pm, September 18, 2020
Online Workshop
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, and creating and sharing various map types.
Design for for Laser Cutter

Design for Laser Cutter


05:00 PM-07:00 PM, September 23, 2020
Online Workshop
The Universal VLS4.60 Laser cutter is one of the most powerful, fast, and easy-to-use tools in the Maker Hub. The detail and precision of the Laser Cutter empowers both artistic and practical projects, and the speed makes it even more useful than the 3D printers for prototyping. In this workshop, we'll introduce you to the types of materials that can be used in the laser cutter, some useful online resources for generating designs, and techniques in Illustrator and Photoshop (and their free alternatives) to unlock the creative potential of this awesome tool. You’ll learn how to engrave photos, make wood flexible, and create 3-Dimensional objects that fit together without glue.
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Intro to MapWarper


3:00pm - 4:00pm, September 23, 2020
Online Workshop
In this workshop, participants will get an overview and hand-on experience with MapWarper, a web-based map georectifier and image georeferencer that allows you to place historic maps on a modern coordinate grid.
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Intro to InDesign (Part I)


2:00pm - 3:30pm, September 24, 2020
Online Workshop

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.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

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Intro to InDesign (Part II)


2:00pm - 3:30pm, September 29, 2020
Online Workshop

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.

Overview of 3D scanning and modeling tools

Overview of 3D scanning and modeling tools


06:00 PM-08:00 PM, September 30, 2020
Online Workshop
Moving beyond TinkerCAD. Creative 3D work, especially with real-world components, requires working with a variety of software tools. Photogrammetry software allows you to turn 3D images into 3D models. Other tools will help you clean up your scans, combine them with other objects, place them in 3D environments, and share them online. This workshop will provide an overview of, and hands-on experience with, a wide array of free 3D scanning (photogrammetry), modeling, and sharing tools. Tools to be covered include (install in advance if you are interested in trying out these tools during the workshop): Photogrammetry tools; Trnio; Meshlab; Meshmixer; Blender; Sketchup; Sketchfab; and more!
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Excel for Data Cleaning and Analysis


2:30pm - 4:30pm, September 30, 2020
Online Workshop

This workshop is for anyone looking to make the most of Excel for cleaning and/or analyzing your data. It will give you step-by-step practice with some of the most helpful formulas, tips, and tools to save you time working with large data sets in Excel. 

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Lit Reviews for Thesis Writers


01:00pm - 02:00pm, September 30, 2020
Online Workshop
Learn about resources and search strategies to conduct your literature review. Come to this workshop to take a deeper dive into your research!
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

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Zotero Basics


1:00pm - 2:00pm, October 5, 2020
Online Workshop
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!
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Communicating with Asynchronous Video


2:00pm - 3:00pm, October 6, 2020
Online Workshop
Due to COVID-19 we're placed in a position where we have new methods and opportunities to communicate with our students, colleagues, or staff. Many of us are utilizing Zoom, while some are using video recordings to deliver messages to our intended audience. In this workshop, ""Communicating with Asynchronous Video"", attendees will learn how to utilize webcam or mobile device footage along with basic video editing systems to piece together short, effective video messages to explain your thought, argument, or idea with an individual or group.
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Intro to R


2:30pm - 4:30pm, October 7, 2020
Online Workshop

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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Research Game Plan for Thesis Writers


01:00pm - 02:00pm, October 7, 2020
Online Workshop
Learn about resources and skills needed to keep yourself afloat while researching and writing your thesis or dissertation. Come to this workshop to give yourself a research boost!

Search Like a Librarian


12:00pm - 1:00pm, October 8, 2020
Online Workshop
In this workshop offered by the SCS Library, participants will learn strategies for improving their search skills. Some topics that will be discussed include when to use library resources or the open web, Google search strategies, subject database searching, and tips for refining failed searches.
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Research Basics


04:00pm - 04:45pm, October 8, 2020
Online Workshop
Follow steps to move from research topic to searching, learn tips for citations, take advantage of library services and resources.
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Planning for Video Production


2:00pm - 3:00pm, October 8, 2020
Online Workshop
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.
Programming in 3D with codeBlocks with TinkerCAD

Programming in 3D with codeBlocks with TinkerCAD


05:00 PM-07:00 PM, October 8, 2020
Online Workshop
TinkerCAD is a seemingly simple online 3D modeling software which actually contains some really sophisticated tools for “parametric design,” aka CODING in 3D! Called “CodeBlocks,” this graphical programming environment lets you write software that can build and move 3d models dynamically. This saves you a lot of work if your design is complex, repetitive, or if you want to make several versions with variations. CodeBlocks is also a great way to learn the basics of programming with a fun, useful output. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover the basics of variables, conditional statements, loops, and use our new skills to build personalized 3d models that we can print or share online. No previous coding or 3d modeling experience is required.
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

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ArcGIS Online II


10:00am - 12:00pm, October 14, 2020
Online Workshop
In this workshop we'll do a deeper dive into ArcGIS Online, covering more complex spatial analysis, creating dashboards, and writing expressions with Arcade. ArcGIS Online I or prior experience with ArcGIS Online is required.
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Zotero for Capstone Research


1:00pm - 2:00pm, October 14, 2020
Online Workshop
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 think about ways Zotero can fit into your capstone and thesis process!
Balance Scale

Introduction to Evaluating Sources


12:00pm - 1:00pm, October 15, 2020
Online Workshop
In this workshop offered by the SCS Library, participants will explore introductory strategies for evaluating sources. Attention will be given to scholarly and popular materials, and connections between source evaluation and writing will be discussed.
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

Connect with Handmade Cards

Connect with Handmade Cards


6:00 PM-7:00 PM, October 22, 2020
Online Workshop
Make your own cards and envelopes using supplies from around the house. Use the templates, or the measurements from the templates to create your own cards. Use markers, crayons, pencils, paint, stamps or stencils (whatever you have on hand) to decorate the cards.
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Zotero Tips & Tricks


1:00pm - 2:00pm, October 22, 2020
Online Workshop
Zotero is great for collecting, managing, and citing your personal library of references, but what's the next step? Come to this 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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Intro to StoryMaps


12:00pm - 1:00pm, October 23, 2020
Online Workshop
In this workshop participants will explore Esri StoryMaps, a powerful tool for narratives with embedded maps and media. In the workshop, we'll look at sample Story Maps, discuss best practices and walk through the features of the platform.
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

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Intro to Text Mining


12:00pm - 1:00pm, October 27, 2020
Online Workshop
During this workshop, participants will get an overview of text mining and how it can be used in research. Participants will get guidance and hands-on experience using serval basic text mining tools. By the end of the workshop, participants will understand the basics of text mining.
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

Scholarship as a Conversation: Using Google Scholar to Trace Citations


12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., November 4, 2020
Online Workshop

Compiling an initial list of authoritative sources can be challenging enough, but what is the next step? This SCS Library webinar focuses on using Google Scholar to explore how sources are part of a broader conversation where ideas are created, debated, and modified within a network of publications that reference each other.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

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Zotero Tips & Tricks


1:00pm - 2:00pm, November 9, 2020
Online Workshop
Zotero is great for collecting, managing, and citing your personal library of references, but what's the next step? Come to this workshop to learn how to use Zotero to collaborate, explore advanced features, and get some tips to integrate Zotero into your research workflow!
People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

People gathered around a table in the Maker Hub working on projects

Maker Hub Online Open Hours


2:00pm-4:00pm, August 28, 2020, September 4, 2020, September 11, 2020, September 18, 2020, September 25, 2020, October 2, 2020, October 9, 2020, October 16, 2020, October 23, 2020, October 30, 2020, November 6, 2020, November 13, 2020, November 20, 2020, November 27, 2020, December 4, 2020
Online Via Zoom

Every Friday from 2-4pm, the Maker Hub will be hosting “Open Hours” on zoom.

This is a great time to drop in, see what other people are up to, and share your work.

Struggling with a project? Let’s brainstorm solutions!

Need a bit of accountability in the time of physical isolation? Check in with us every week to share your progress.

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 202-687-7425. The Library will consider and make reasonable efforts to fulfill requests for accommodation.