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Library Workshops for Grad Students & Faculty: Current Schedule

OSU Libraries Library Events for Graduate Students and Faculty

Summer 2016 Workshop Schedule

*Click on the workshop title or date link to register for a workshop. Registration is encouraged, but not required.
All workshops are in the Autzen classroom on the 2nd floor of the Valley Library, unless otherwise noted.*

Intro to Zotero: A Web-Based Way to Manage Your Citations   (Hannah Gascho Rempel)       

Tuesday, July 19, 2:00  - 3:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn the basics about this free web-based citation management tool, which you can use to save citations and pdfs, as well as incorporate citations into a Word document.  In this session we will cover how to set up a Zotero library, how to put citations into your library, how to use Word to cite as you go, and how to sync Zotero across multiple computers.

Intermediate/Advanced Zotero (Hannah Gascho Rempel)       

Tuesday, July 19, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn more advanced features of this free web-based citation management tool.  In this session we will cover how to store PDFs in Zotero, how to import and export from EndNote, how to add in more citation styles, how to use Zotero Groups and the options for using Zotero on mobile devices.

Authorea: A New Tool for Scientific Writing (Michaela Willi Hooper)

Tuesday, July 26, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • This web-based tool makes citing, presenting data, collaborating, and typesetting easier.  You can even create interactive visualizations with your data.  You can write a LaTeX article with Authorea, but it’s also user-friendly for researchers accustomed to working in MS Word.  The freemium model means that you can create one private article and an unlimited number of public articles for free.

Intro to Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys          (Stefanie Buck)                              

Thursday, July 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • If you are doing program/event assessment or research involving data gathering, then you'll want to learn about Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful survey research tool available to all OSU faculty and students. It's easy, powerful and, best of all, IRB compliant. This session will be an introduction to Qualtrics and will provide you with a basic overview of Qualtrics’ tools including how to create a basic survey and the different survey question types. We will learn about skips and display logic. We will also cover some different options for distributing surveys and getting reports out of Qualtrics.

Advanced Qualtrics                                            (Stefanie Buck)      

Thursday, July 28, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn how to create more sophisticated surveys and data gathering strategies using Qualtrics. We will cover survey flow (branching), piping text, using panels to distribute a survey to a specific group of people, triggers and using  libraries to store and reuse questions and surveys. Requirement: Introduction to Qualtrics or significant experience.

Graduate Publishing Tips - Where, When & How  (Hannah Gascho Rempel)      

Tuesday, August 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn some key publishing strategies and tips including what to consider when choosing a journal to publish in, how to get your story across, co-authorship considerations, author’s rights and why it matters to you, impact factors and more!

Showing Your Research with Impact Metrics  (Hui Zhang)

Tuesday, August 9, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., Autzen Classroom

Do you feel pressure to defend the importance of your research? Or do you see the Web as an opportunity to increase the visibility of your research but are frustrated about how to do it? This one-hour long workshop will introduce quantitative measures for scholarly impact (e.g., citation, altmetrics, and h-index), open access initiatives (OA), and their correlation. The participants will also learn how to use social media and an institutional repository (IR) to boost and record the influence of their work.

Mendeley     (Mary Markland)               

Tuesday,August 9, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn to use Mendeley a "free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Basic EndNote Workshop          (Uta Hussong-Christian)                                  

Wednesday, August 10, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Love the writing but hate formatting those citations?  Wrapping up your thesis or dissertation this spring or summer?  Learn to use basic but powerful features of the reference management tool, EndNote.  In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to setup an EndNote library, save references and pdfs, automatically create and edit a bibliography, and prepare a document for publishing.  This workshop is intended for novice EndNote users and is intentionally slow-paced and very interactive.

Intermediate/Advanced EndNote         (Uta Hussong-Christian)

Wednesday, August 10, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn more advanced features of EndNote including retrieving full-text articles via EndNote, using PDFs to create references, editing/adding citation styles and using references in document sections. We'll also explore EndNote's library sharing option.

Copyright and Fair Use in Education (Michaela Willi Hooper)

Monday, August 15, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  •  Researchers, teachers, and students use content created by others on a daily basis.  As creators, they also balance protecting their rights with encouraging appropriate re-use.  Learn the basics of copyright law in the US. Examine situations when you might be able to rely on fair use and when you might need to ask for permission when using others’ works.   Understand your rights as both a creator and a user of content.

Statistics Basics with SPSS         (Brooke Robertshaw)

Tuesday, August 16, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • This hands-on SPSS workshop will cover the basics of SPSS - including opening different file types into SPSS, manipulating and transforming data, and running basic descriptives. If time permits, t-tests and chi-square will also be covered. Those who have had limited or no experience using SPSS should attend this workshop.

SPSS Intermediate         (Brooke Robertshaw)

Wednesday, August 17, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • This intermediate SPSS workshop will cover how to run ANOVAs, repeated measures ANOVAs, linear regression, and non-parametric tests in SPSS.  It is for those who already have some experience with SPSS, such as having attended Statistics Basics with SPSS.

Manage Your Research Data (Clara Llebot Lorente)

Thursday, August 18, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn basic strategies to manage your research data. We will talk about best practices for organizing your data, including file formats and naming conventions; storage and backup; archiving, preserving and sharing your data;and metadata and metadata standards. We will also talk about tools to write a data management plan. 

3D Scanning Workshop  (Margaret Mellinger)       

Thursday, August 18, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • 3D Scanning  will take participants through the process of creating a digital file from a physical object using a 3D scanner. Attendees will learn the characteristics of 3D files, and discuss how to create watertight, 3D printable files. This workshop is linked to the 3D Printing Workshop that follows - participants are welcome to sign up for one or both parts.

3D Printing Workshop  (Margaret Mellinger)       

Thursday, August 18, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Have you been curious about how 3D printing works?  If you are a complete beginner and want a dead simple introduction to 3D printing, come to this workshop. We’ll use some simple software to play with existing 3D files, learn what makes a good 3D file and send a 3D file to the Valley Library’s printer.  For those of you who know CAD or other modeling software, this is not the workshop for you!

All workshops are in the Autzen Classroom on the 2nd floor (main floor) of the Valley Library (unless otherwise noted).

If you have any questions about these workshops, contact Hannah Gascho Rempel at