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Library Workshops for Grad Students & Faculty

OSU Libraries Library Events for Graduate Students and Faculty

Summer 2017 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.*

Mendeley     (Mary Markland)               

Tuesday, July 11, 2:00 - 3:30 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.

Getting What You Want Out of ResearchGate (Michaela Willi Hooper)

Wednesday, July 12, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.,  Autzen Classroom

  • ResearchGate has the largest number of active users of any academic social network. Many researchers find it to be an easy way to share articles, CVs, and research interests. Yet ResearchGate is a for-profit platform that has been criticized for generating unsolicited emails, promoting inaccurate metrics, and facilitating widespread copyright infringement. This session will summarize recent research and data on the platform in order to allow you to choose the level of engagement that best fits your goals and values.

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

Wednesday, July 12, 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)       

Wednesday, July 12, 3:00 p.m. - 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.

Basic EndNote Workshop          (Uta Hussong-Christian)                                  

Thursday, July 13, 9:00 - 10:30 a.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)

Thursday, July 13, 10:30 - 11:30 a.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.

Fulbright US Student Program: Study/Research Grant Workshop (LeAnn Adam and Laurie Bridges)

Thursday, July 13, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Find out more about the Fulbright program and how to develop a successful proposal! An OSU Fulbright Program Advisor will provide an overview of the Fulbright program and how to apply through OSU, and an OSU Librarian and will share how to use library resources to choose a country, develop your research idea, and find an affiliation. Most Fulbright partner countries will require a formal affiliation letter that should come from the institution/individual in the host country with whom you are proposing to work. This can be one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of the Fulbright application process, and we are here to help! We will also discuss and practice writing an email inquiry to potential affiliates abroad.

Copyright and Fair Use in Education (Michaela Willi Hooper)

Wednesday, July 19, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. , Autzen Classroom

  • US Copyright Law is complex, but understanding a few foundational concepts can help you protect your rights and accomplish your goals. This session will help you manage your own intellectual property while learning how to use  the works of others in a copyright compliant manner.

Intro to Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys          (Stefanie Buck)                              

Thursday, July 20, 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 20, 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.

Intro to LaTeX  (Clara Llebot Lorente)      

Tuesday, July 25, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • LaTeX is a free high-quality typesetting system suitable for any form of publishing, but specially useful for technical or scientific documents. It is designed so that you won’t have to worry as much about the appearance of your document, and will be able to focus on getting the right content. We will talk about the basic structure of a document, the typesetting of complex mathematical formulas, inclusion of figures, and the generation of bibliographies with BibTeX. 

How to Find and Use Dossier Metrics  (Michaela Willi Hooper)

Wednesday, July 26, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.,  Autzen Classroom

  • Scholars may need a variety of metrics to show the impact of their work when they are seeking jobs, grants, tenure, or promotion. In this workshop the scholarly communication librarian will outline some common metrics (such as h-index, impact factor, and download counts) and where to find them. Current research on best practices for using metrics to evaluate scholarship will be shared. Participants will have the opportunity to find and download metrics that reflect their own work.

Introduction to Git  (Clara Llebot Lorente)      

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

  • This workshop is an introduction to version control systems with Git. Version control systems are tools that keep track of the changes made on a document, and help version and merge files. They allow the user to decide which changes make up the next version, and keep useful data about them. Version control systems are usually used by developers and people who write code, but are very useful also for people working with documents in general. It is especially helpful for collaborative work with more than one person working on the same file. This workshop is designed for people who have never used Git or a version control system before, and want to learn more about what version control systems can do for them and their research. It will be a hands-on workshop where we will create a GitHub account, and code together to learn the basic flow of Git from the command line. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own computer.

Preservation and Curation of Your Thesis and Dissertation Research Data: Storage and Version Control (Michael Boock)

Monday, August 7, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Where and how you choose to store and organize your research materials and writings will determine how long they survive. The risks to your digital files are many and varied: from file corruption, viruses, storage device malfunctions, accidental or malicious deletions to not knowing what version of your work is the most current. In this workshop, you will learn how to understand the range of threats to storage stability in the digital environments you are using for your research outputs, gain familiarity with storage options for your research, and learn to use naming/storage conventions to “version” your research files, making it easier to know your research history.

Statistics Basics with SPSS       (Brooke Robertshaw)

Wednesday, August 9, 10:00 - 11:30 a.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)

Thursday, August 10, 10:00 - 11:30 a.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.

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