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Library Events & Workshops

Events

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Maker Hub Community Advisory Board Meeting


04:30pm-06:00pm, November 30, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

“How do we leverage the power of our awesome community to increase the Maker Hub’s visibility, impact, and sustainability?”

Join us at the Maker Hub Community Advisory Board meeting, where we discuss, brainstorm, and plan the future of the Maker Hub. Topics may include:

  • Organizing for workshops, projects and challenges

  • Policies and procedures

  • Marketing and promotion

  • Integrating with curriculum

  • New equipment and materials

  • Long-term strategy and sustainability

The Physics of Star Wars


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm , December 7, 2017
Arrupe Hall Multipurpose Room

Love Star Wars? Interested in science? Explore what physics concepts have to say about lightsaber technology, interplanetary travel, alien species, and more.

Library Associates Holiday Party


6:00pm-08:00pm, December 19, 2017
Riggs Library

Celebrate the holiday season with the Library Associates.

Join us for a bit of holiday cheer on Tuesday, December 19 from 6-8 pm in Riggs Library.

Musical entertainment will be provided by The Georgetown Chimes. The Georgetown Chimes are Georgetown University’s oldest all-male a cappella singing group, founded in 1946. They perform frequently at University functions, alumni gatherings and local restaurants. Thanks to the philanthropy of the Chimes, the Chimes Endowment Fund is the Library’s largest endowment.

Workshops

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Workshops for Graduate Students


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm, November 20, 2017
Murray Conference Room, Georgetown University Library, 5th Floor, Georgetown University

Are you a grad student preparing a thesis or dissertation?

Join the Georgetown University Library for an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) orientation workshop. The sessions will provide an overview of the ProQuest submission process including:

Close up image of a laser cut design featuring birds

Designing for the Laser Cutter


05:30pm - 07:00pm, November 28, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

Workshop Leaders: Mike Matason and Don Undeen

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 to unlock the creative potential of this awesome tool. 

Logo Design with Illustrator


6:00-7:00pm, November 28, 2017
Picchi Lab

This workshop will cover the basics of logo design, as well as some helpful tools and tips for creating projects in Illustrator. Participants will learn about key elements of successful logos, follow a short demo, and have time to create a logo of their own. Register for this workshop here.

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Introduction to Text Mining


2:00pm - 3:00pm, November 29, 2017
Lauinger Library, Dubin - Room 156

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 and be able extract information from texts relevant to their research.

Prerequisite: None

Instructor: Megan Martinsen, Digital Scholarship Librarian

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Social Media Marketing


10:00am-12:00pm, November 29, 2017
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.

Illustration of the Internet of Things networks

Building Devices for the Internet of Things


05:00pm - 07:30pm, November 29, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

NOTE: For Best experience, bring a Laptop, loaded with the Arduino IDE http://arduino.cc

Does your refrigerator talk to your toaster? Does your front door tell your stereo to play “Hail to the Chief” when you come home? Thanks to the Internet of Things, it may soon do that and more!

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) Workshops for Graduate Students


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm , November 29, 2017
Murray Conference Room, Georgetown University Library, 5th Floor, Georgetown University

Are you a grad student preparing a thesis or dissertation?

Join the Georgetown University Library for an Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) orientation workshop. The sessions will provide an overview of the ProQuest submission process including:

  • distribution options
  • the difference between Traditional and Open Access Publishing
  • protecting your copyright
  • how ProQuest and DigitalGeorgetown relate to each other
  • what DigitalGeorgetown can offer you

Workshops will be held in the Murray Room on Lau 5 on:

Paper snowflakes

Let's Make Snowflakes!


04:30pm - 06:00pm, December 8, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

Let’s make it snow in the Maker Hub!

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De-Stress and De-Make In the Maker Hub


01:00pm-04:00pm, December 8, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

If prepping for finals has your pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We’ll be playing with Legos, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop-in and out as the mood strikes. 

hands taking apart old electronics

De-Stress and De-Make In the Maker Hub


01:00pm-04:00pm, December 11, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

If prepping for finals has your pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We’ll be playing with Legos, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop-in and out as the mood strikes. 

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.

hands taking apart old electronics

De-Stress and De-Make In the Maker Hub


01:00pm-04:00pm, December 11, 2017
Maker Hub, First Floor Lauinger Library

If prepping for finals has your pulling your hair out, drop in to the Maker Hub to take a break! We’ll be playing with Legos, coloring in coloring books, knitting, escaping into VR, and tearing apart old electronics. Registration is preferred, but also feel free to drop-in and out as the mood strikes. 

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.

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.