Spring 2014 Graduate Center Library workshops cover a variety of strategies, tools, and methods in sessions co-hosted by OpenCUNY, NYPL, LACUNY, and JustPublics@365. Additional events listed here include GC Digital Fellows workshops. Check the library calendar and GC Digital Fellows workshops for additions; email with questions. RSVP for location.
Wednesday, February 26, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.03 (rsvp) This workshop will introduce digital storage, citation, and note taking tools with a focus on the best ways to organize and back up your research. We will cover a range of tools including Zotero, Evernote, Drop Box, and Google Drive. The workshop will be hosted by Erin Glass and Keith Miyake.
Intro to Zotero
February 27 & March 4 (full) Want to organize article citations and PDFs that you gather? Tired of manually entering citations and bibliographies into your papers? Want to share your research resources with a larger academic community? Use a reference manager such as Zotero or RefWorks. This 90-minute hands-on workshop covers the basics of Zotero including how to add references to Zotero from library databases, websites, and Google Scholar, how to use Zotero to easily add citations to Word documents, and how to create a stand-alone bibliography. Both sessions are full. Instead, schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to learn Zotero. Duration 45-60 minutes.
Looking Beyond the Blog: How can you build your digital presence?
February 28, 4.30-6 (no rsvp) Graduate Center, 5414. Join OpenCUNY, Graduate Center librarians, and fellow students to discuss what it means to look “beyond the blog” and to consider how we can represent ourselves online. More at OpenCUNY.org.
March 5, 6.30-8pm (rsvp) A general overview of the SPSS statistical package: What is it? What can it do? What do you need to know to get started? Host: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith
Wednesday, March 5, 6:30-8:30 pm, Room C196.03 (rsvp) This workshop introduces two popular reference and citation management systems, Zotero and Mendeley Desktop. Great for beginners who want to learn how to organize their references and automatically generate citations and bibliographies. The workshop will be hosted by Erin Glass and Keith Miyake.
March 6, 12-1pm (full) A hands-on overview of the installation, selecting a theme, installing plug-ins, and basic functions of the popular open source WordPress blogging platform. Host: GC Digital Services Librarian Stephen Klein.
Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 6:30-8:30pm Room C196.03 (rsvp) This workshop will focus on improving the appearance and functionality of your existing WordPress site. We will review some of the basic components of WordPress from our previous workshop (WordPress 1: Establishing a Digital Identity*) then move on to discuss plugins, widgets, and analytics. We will continue working with WordPress on the CUNY Academic Commons (if you do not have a CUNY Academic Commons account, sign up for one here). The workshop will be hosted by Andrew G. McKinney and Laura Kane.
March 26, 6.30-8pm (rsvp) A hands-on workshop investigating SPSS in more depth: How do you enter and explore data with SPSS? How do you manage and analyze your data? Host: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith
March 6, 6.30-8pm (rsvp) Introduces sources of data (demographic, economic, and social data) applied to illustrate social justice initiatives. Host: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith
March 13, 6.30-8pm (rsvp) Reviews web applications and software for analyzing and visualizing demographic, economic, and social data. Host: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith
March 27, 6.30-8pm (rsvp) Explore both free and subscription GIS resources to map social science data. Host: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith
Open Books, Not Open Wallets: How Open Educational Resources Help Students Spend Less and Learn More
March 7, 10-12pm (no rsvp) Graduate Center Segal Theatre, 1st floor. Sponsored by the LACUNY Scholarly Communications Roundtable, the CUNY Office of Library Services, and Just Publics@365. Do your students sometimes resist buying textbooks and other course materials? Open educational resources (OERs) are free or low-cost online textbooks that save students money. Evidence suggests that OERs also facilitate deeper engagement with course material and more focused teaching and learning. Faculty across CUNY who have developed, customized, and used OERs will share experiences and strategies.
Research in Literature at the NYPL
March 21, 2-3 pm (rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org) NYPL Main Branch at Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street. Librarians from NYPL’s Berg Collection of English and American Literature and the Humanities & LGBT Collections explain how to locate items across the NYPL’s special collections. The class will highlight the NYPL library catalog and full-text databases not otherwise available at CUNY.
Research in Art and Art History at the NYPL
April 2, 6-7 pm (rsvp email@example.com) NYPL Main Branch, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street. NYPL’s Art & Architecture, Photography, and Prints divisions librarians explain how to search for what you want and to find what might surprise you. The class will also highlight use of the NYPL library catalog and full-text databases not otherwise available at CUNY.
April 9, 6.30-8pm (rsvp) Introducing metrics academic currently use to evaluate scholarly journals, authors, and articles, with discussion about the impact open access makes as measured by these tools. Host: GC Adjunct Librarian Margaret Smith
Research in History at the NYPL
April 9, 6-7 pm (rsvp firstname.lastname@example.org) NYPL Main Branch, Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street. Librarians from NYPL’s Manuscripts and Archives and Rare Book Division explain how to locate items across the NYPL’s special collections. The class will also highlight use of the NYPL library catalog and full-text databases not otherwise available at CUNY.