Skip to main content

Library Workshops for Grad Students & Faculty

OSU Libraries Library Events for Graduate Students and Faculty

Spring 2018 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.*

Introduction to Git  (Clara Llebot Lorente)       **Registration Required**

Wednesday, April 11, 1:00 - 3:00 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. Follow the instructions in to get ready for the workshop.

Basic EndNote Workshop          (Uta Hussong-Christian)                                  

Thursday, April 12, 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, April 12, 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.

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

Friday, April 13, 10:00  - 11:00 a.m., Autzen Classroom


Monday, April 30, 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)       

Friday, April 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom


Monday, April 30, 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.

Intro to LaTeX  (Clara Llebot Lorente)      

Monday, April 16, 2:00 - 3:30 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. 

*Cancelled* - Mendeley     (Mary Markland)               

Thursday, April 19, 12:00 - 1:30 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.

Intro to Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys          (Stefanie Buck)                              

Friday, April 20, 9:00 - 10:30 a.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)      

Friday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 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)         

Wednesday, April 25, 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.

Manage Your Research Data (Clara Llebot Lorente)

Thursday, April 26, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently!   This workshop will provide an introduction to capturing, storing, and describing research data throughout the life of the research project and after. This is intended for those researchers who need help with a data management plan or for those who are just beginning a data management plan. We will also talk about best practices for formatting data in spreadsheets, common mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to do basic quality control and data manipulation. 

Get Organized with Google Drive and Box (Dan Moore and Uta Hussong-Christian)

Thursday, April 26, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • 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.

Deposit Your Data in ScholarsArchive@OSU (Clara Llebot Lorente)

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

  • During the first 30 minutes of this workshop we will talk about ScholarsArchive@OSU as a data repository, and how it can help researchers comply with their funder mandates to share datasets. We will also talk about good practices to prepare data for deposit (in ScholarsArchive@OSU or any other repository) to maximize its reuse. We will explain how the process of depositing data to ScholarsArchive@OSU works, and what the requirements are to submit datasets. During the second part of the workshop, participants will be able to work on the preparation and submission of their own datasets, and ask questions about any step of the process. This workshop is centered in datasets, but researchers are also welcome to come with other kinds of materials to be submitted. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops, but classroom computers will be available. Researchers are welcome to participate in the first part of the workshop, the second part, or both.

Copyright and Fair Use in Research and Teaching (Michael Boock)

Thursday, May 3, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

  • During this workshop, we’ll go over the basics of copyright law. We’ll look at exceptions to copyright including teaching exceptions and fair use of copyrighted material, and we'll walk through the four questions you should ask if you are planning to use copyrighted material in your class or in your research. 



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