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OSU Libraries Workshops and Events

Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule

 

The Summer Workshop schedule will be available by the third week in June.

Register for workshops via our registration page. Most workshops are offered either in-person or remotely via Zoom (a hybrid option is not available). Participants must register in order to receive the Zoom meeting password if attending a workshop offered via Zoom.


Intro to Zotero: Manage Your Citations (Hannah Rempel)      

Tuesday, April 9, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., via Zoom

  • 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 Rempel)       

Tuesday, April 9, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m., via Zoom

  • Learn more advanced features of this free web-based citation management tool.  In this session we will cover how to use Zotero as a robust research tool through note taking and tagging options, how to import and export from other citation managers, how to add in more citation styles, and how to use Zotero Groups. 

Get Your Articles Quickly, Easily AND FOR FREE (Hannah Rempel)       

Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • OSU Libraries provides access to scholarly sources, articles and books, in a number of different ways, including via subscriptions, open access, and borrowing from other libraries. In this workshop you'll learn several ways for accessing the articles you need quickly, easily, and FOR FREE - while helping the library maintain its commitment to open and sustainable scholarship.

Intermediate R: tidyverse (L .Borland)       

Wednesday, April 10, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., via Zoom

  • This is an intermediate workshop to R. This course will be taught under the assumption that attendees have some experience in coding in R and file organization and structure. For a more beginner-focused course, see Introduction to R. 

    In this workshop, we will talk about cleaning and manipulating data in R. We will perform some typical operations using the tidyverse package and syntax. We recommend that you install R and RStudio in your own computer for the workshop. For information about setting up R in your computer visit https://rstudio-education.github.io/hopr/starting.html

Intro to GIS: QGIS Basics (Adam Lindsley)

Thursday, April 11, 2:00 - 4:30 p.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)

  • Need to use geospatial data in your research? Learn how to load tabular, raster, and vector geospatial data, add base maps and other online services, extract relevant data, and author basic maps. In this workshop we'll use QGIS, an open-source software suite compatible with Windows, MacOS, and Linux/UNIX. If you're already familiar with other GIS software this training may be useful to you, but assumes no prior knowledge.

Intro to GIS: QGIS Basics (Adam Lindsley)

Wednesday, April 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • Need to use geospatial data in your research? Learn how to load tabular, raster, and vector geospatial data, add base maps and other online services, extract relevant data, and author basic maps. In this workshop we'll use QGIS, an open-source software suite compatible with Windows, MacOS, and Linux/UNIX. If you're already familiar with other GIS software this training may be useful to you, but assumes no prior knowledge.

Copyright & Fair Use for Research and Teaching (Michael Boock)

Wednesday, April 17, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., via Zoom

  • Copyright is intellectual property law that gives creators exclusive rights (for a limited time) to print, copy, publish, perform, film, or record original works that they have fixed in a tangible form. In this workshop, we’ll describe copyright and exceptions to copyright including teaching and fair use exceptions. The workshop will include information about OSU's new Fair Use Policy and UAOSU contract language pertaining to copyright. 

Intro to R (no coding experience) (L .Borland)       

Tuesday, April 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

  • This is an introductory workshop to R for beginners. We will follow a shortened version of the Software Carpentry lesson “Programming with R." We will talk about reading data with R and organizing it in variables, vectors, and matrices. We will perform some basic operations on the data (mean, maximums, minimums), create some visualizations, and save them. We will talk about writing R scripts and functions. We recommend that you install R and RStudio in your own computer for the workshop, but you can also access it via Citrix. For information about setting up R in your computer visit https://rstudio-education.github.io/hopr/starting.html

Using Qualtrics to Make Great Surveys (Diana Castillo)       

Tuesday, April 23, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • If you will be doing research that involves collecting survey data, then you'll want to learn about Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful survey research tool (think Survey Monkey on steroids) available to all OSU faculty and students. It's easy, powerful and, best of all, IRB compliant.  This session will include content covered in both the Intro to Qualtrics and Intermediate/Advanced Qualtrics sessions. 

QGIS Intermediate (Adam Lindsley)       

Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • Now that you've picked up the basics of QGIS, learn how to manipulate and analyze your data.  In Intermediate QGIS, we'll use the available spatial analysis tools to generate new insights into the material covered in the Basics workshop.  We'll use the raster calculator, join fields in databases, create hillshades, and make more complex, finished maps.  This workshop builds on the QGIS Basics workshop and may be difficult to follow if you have not taken Basics.

    NOTE: This workshop is provided via Zoom only; you must install QGIS on your own machine prior to the event to follow along.

Intro to R (some experience coding) (L .Borland)       

Wednesday, April 24, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

  • This is an introductory workshop to R for beginners. This course will be taught under the assumption that attendees have some experience in other coding languages and file organization and structure. For a more beginner-focused course, see Introduction to R (no coding experience). 

    We will follow a shortened version of the Software Carpentry lesson “Programming with R." We will talk about reading data with R and organizing it in variables, vectors, and matrices. We will perform some basic operations on the data (mean, maximums, minimums), create some visualizations, and save them. We will talk about writing R scripts and functions. We recommend that you install R and RStudio in your own computer for the workshop, but you can also access it via Citrix. For information about setting up R in your computer visit https://rstudio-education.github.io/hopr/starting.html

Intro to R (some experience coding) (L .Borland)       

Tuesday, April 30, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

  • This is an introductory workshop to R for beginners. This course will be taught under the assumption that attendees have some experience in other coding languages and file organization and structure. For a more beginner-focused course, see Introduction to R (no coding experience). 

    We will follow a shortened version of the Software Carpentry lesson “Programming with R." We will talk about reading data with R and organizing it in variables, vectors, and matrices. We will perform some basic operations on the data (mean, maximums, minimums), create some visualizations, and save them. We will talk about writing R scripts and functions. We recommend that you install R and RStudio in your own computer for the workshop, but you can also access it via Citrix. For information about setting up R in your computer visit https://rstudio-education.github.io/hopr/starting.html

Researching for the Literature Review (Hannah Rempel)       

Tuesday, April 30, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • 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. 

Intro to R (no coding experience) (L .Borland)       

Wednesday, May 1, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., via Zoom

  • This is an introductory workshop to R for beginners. We will follow a shortened version of the Software Carpentry lesson “Programming with R." We will talk about reading data with R and organizing it in variables, vectors, and matrices. We will perform some basic operations on the data (mean, maximums, minimums), create some visualizations, and save them. We will talk about writing R scripts and functions. We recommend that you install R and RStudio in your own computer for the workshop, but you can also access it via Citrix. For information about setting up R in your computer visit https://rstudio-education.github.io/hopr/starting.html

Intro to Zotero: Manage Your Citations (Hannah Rempel)      

Thursday, May 2, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)

  • 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 Rempel)       

Thursday, May 2, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)

  • Learn more advanced features of this free web-based citation management tool.  In this session we will cover how to use Zotero as a robust research tool through note taking and tagging options, how to import and export from other citation managers, how to add in more citation styles, and how to use Zotero Groups. 

Illustrator for Scientific Figures (Adam Lindsley)

Friday, May 3, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in person in the Autzen classroom (Valley 2082)

  • Learn to use Adobe Illustrator to make and edit figures for publication (posters, presentations, infographics, journal articles!).  In this flipped classroom-style workshop, we'll be gathering to work through several projects from the LinkedIn Learning course, Creating Illustrator Infographics (https://www.linkedin.com/learning/creating-illustrator-infographics) as well as working with your own data.  Prior to the workshop, please watch the first three sections of Creating Illustrator Infographics. NOTE: OSU subscribes to Linkedin Learning for all faculty/students/staff. Please login here: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/training/linkedin-learning BEFORE visiting the Creating Illustrator Infographics course!

    NOTE: This workshop is provided in-person; you will use software on computers in the Valley Library.

Intermediate R: tidyverse (L .Borland)       

Wednesday, May 8, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., via Zoom

  • This is an intermediate workshop to R. This course will be taught under the assumption that attendees have some experience in coding in R and file organization and structure. For a more beginner-focused course, see Introduction to R. 

    In this workshop, we will talk about cleaning and manipulating data in R. We will perform some typical operations using the tidyverse package and syntax. We recommend that you install R and RStudio in your own computer for the workshop. For information about setting up R in your computer visit https://rstudio-education.github.io/hopr/starting.html

Using Qualtrics to Make Great Surveys (Diana Castillo)       

Wednesday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., in person in the Nishihara Family Classroom (Valley 2024)

  • If you will be doing research that involves collecting survey data, then you'll want to learn about Qualtrics. Qualtrics is a powerful survey research tool (think Survey Monkey on steroids) available to all OSU faculty and students. It's easy, powerful and, best of all, IRB compliant.  This session will include content covered in both the Intro to Qualtrics and Intermediate/Advanced Qualtrics sessions. 

Some workshops are offered via Zoom and require registration through the workshop registration page in order to receive the Zoom password. 

If you have any questions about these workshops, contact Hannah Rempel (hannah.rempel@oregonstate.edu).