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Library Workshops for Grad Students & Faculty

OSU Libraries Library Events for Graduate Students and Faculty

Winter 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.*

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

Friday, January 19, 10:00  - 11:00 a.m., Autzen Classroom

OR

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 3:00 - 4:00 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, January 19, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Autzen Classroom

OR

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 4:00 - 5:00 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 (Clara Llebot Lorente)

Wednesday, January 24, 1:00 - 2:30 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. 

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

Wednesday, January 24, 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. 

Basic EndNote Workshop          (Uta Hussong-Christian)                                  

Friday, January 26, 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)

Friday, January 26, 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.

Researching for the Literature Review Workshop             (Hannah Gascho Rempel)                                     

Monday, January 29, 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.

Mendeley     (Mary Markland)               

Tuesday, January 30, 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.

Showcasing Your Research  (Hui Zhang)

Wednesday, January 31, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.,  Autzen Classroom

  • Do you feel the pressure of defending 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 make it happen? This 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 demonstrate the influence of their work.

Intro to LaTeX  (Clara Llebot Lorente)      

Thursday, February 1, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 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. 

Intro to Qualtrics - Making Great Surveys          (Stefanie Buck)                              

Monday, February 5, 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)      

Monday, February 5, 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.

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

Tuesday, February 6, 2:00 - 4:00 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 https://osulp.github.io/workshop_intro_to_git/ to get ready for the workshop.

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

Wednesday, February 7, 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.

 

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 hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu.