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Library Workshops for Grad Students & Faculty

OSU Libraries Library Events for Graduate Students and Faculty

Winter 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.*

Spreadsheet Best Practices for Research                          (Steve Van Tuyl)

Wednesday, Jan. 18 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

  • This hands-on workshop focuses on best practices for using spreadsheets as part of the researcher’s data collection, analysis, and sharing activities including: managing common errors in spreadsheet data management, recommendations for spreadsheet QA/QC, and introducing Tidy Data Principles.

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

Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:00  - 11:00 a.m., Autzen Classroom


Monday, Feb. 13, 4:00 - 5:00 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)       

Thursday, Jan. 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Monday, Feb. 13, 5:00 - 6:00 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.

Manage Your Research Data (Steve Van Tuyl)

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 10:00 - 11:30 a.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. 

Intro to Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys          (Stefanie Buck)                              

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 1:30 - 3:00 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)      

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 3:30 - 5:00 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.

Literature Review Workshop             (Hannah Gascho Rempel)                                     

Wednesday, Jan. 25, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Find out what the literature review is and how to get started, how to keep track of sources, searches and new research, and how to use library resources more effectively.

Basic EndNote Workshop          (Uta Hussong-Christian)                                  

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 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)

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 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.

Mendeley     (Mary Markland)               

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 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.

Showing Your Research with Impact Metrics  (Michaela Willi Hooper)

Wednesday, Feb. 1, 4:00 - 5:00 p.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.

Oral History Training (Tiah Edmunson-Morton)

Thursday, Feb. 2, **CANCELLED** 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. **Willamette East Classroom**


Wednesday, Feb. 15, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. **Willamette East Classroom**

  • Interested in capturing and preserving the memories of an influential professor or beloved family member? This workshop will provide you with the practical skills that you need to conduct comprehensive oral history interviews. Participants will be introduced to the techniques that professional oral historians use in preparing, conducting, preserving, and providing access to the oral interviews they conduct. Taught by the three principal faculty members who direct the Special Collections & Archives Research Center Oral History Program, this is a terrific learning opportunity for public historians, social scientists, and anyone else who loves a good story. No prior experience is needed.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • New to journal article writing? Learn some key publishing strategies and tips including how to get your story across, what to consider when choosing a journal to publish in, the value of impact factors, co-authorship considerations, and what to expect after you've submitted your article.

Get Organized with Google Drive and Box (Michaela Willi Hooper and Dan Moore)

Thursday, Feb. 9, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

  • Google Drive and Box are two university-supported systems for you to create and share documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and data. This workshop will help you make the most of both platforms. Presenters will discuss strengths and weaknesses, demo sample projects, and take your questions. You will learn best practices for managing files, sharing resources, and collaborating on projects.

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