Library Workshops in March

Data for Social Research Workshop Series

Room C196.02
The Graduate Center Library offers a series of workshops on data mapping and GIS sources, taught by librarian Margaret Smith. All workshops take place on Wednesday evenings at the Graduate Center Library in room C196.02 (concourse level). To register, select the corresponding date from the dropdown menu on the registration page. Participants may register for some or all of the series, but there is a separate RSVP for each session.

Part 1: Finding Data
March 4th, 6:30-8pm

Part 2: Analyzing & Visualizing Data
March 11th, 6:30-8pm

Part 3: Mapping Data
March 18th, 6:30-8pm

Introduction to Authors’ Rights

March 10th, 2:30-4pm
Room C196.05 

When you publish a journal article, you sign a copyright agreement. Do you know what you’re agreeing to when you sign it? How can you find out a journal’s policy? How can you negotiate your contract to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, and author? Come learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.

Led by Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication at the Graduate Center. Open to students, faculty, staff, and anyone from the CUNY community who has questions about their rights as authors, open access publishing, or scholarly communication.

Faculty Workshop: How to Submit to Academic Works

March 17th, 2:30-4pm
Room C196.03

(Open to GC and CUNY doctoral faculty and research assistants only)

The Graduate Center recently launched Academic Works, an open access institutional repository that is the ideal way for faculty to make articles, book chapters, data, etc. available to their research community and the broader public. It’s also the perfect place to satisfy grant funders’ open access requirements!This workshop will introduce faculty to Academic Works, present the many compelling reasons to post works there, and provide step-by-step instructions for uploading works.

Led by Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication.

Zotero on Your Laptop (Beginner)

March 23rd, 6:30-8pm
Room C196.05

An introduction to Zotero, the popular open source research management tool. Participants in this workshop will: learn about the basics of Zotero, install Zotero on their laptop, create a Zotero account, place citations into a Zotero library, and create a bibliography using the Word plugin.

Introduction to SPSS

March 25th, 6:30-8pm
Room C196.02

This class will give a general overview of the SPSS statistical package: What is it? What can it do? What do you need to know to get started?

This event was rescheduled from its original date of February 25th. An additional workshop will be offered on April 1st.

Zotero on Your Laptop (Intermediate-Advanced)

March 30th, 6:30-8pm
Room C196.05

Wondering how to take advantage of all those advanced features in Zotero? The library is now offering advanced sessions for regular users of the popular open-source research management tool. Participants in this workshop will: Learn about other Zotero Plug-ins Learn the basics of sync and how it effects your library Learn about Zotero for Mobile Install Paper Machines for visualization Registrants should already have Zotero accounts and have interest in learning advanced troubleshooting techniques.


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