November Events & Workshops

Introduction to Library Resourceschalk-sign-resources

An overview of the Graduate Center Library will introduce: the library website, subject specific databases, resources beyond the GC library, sample search queries, citation management instruction overview, and archival and primary source subject-specific searching. Includes a Tour. Both evening and afternoon workshops will meet in GC Library, Room C196.05.

Evening Introduction to Library Resources
November 3 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Afternoon Introduction to Library Resources
November 4 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm

Academic Works Upload-a-thon

CUNY recently launched Academic Works, an open access institutional repository that is the ideal way for you to make articles, book chapters, data, etc. available to your research community and the broader public. It’s also the perfect place to satisfy grant funders’ open access requirements!CUNY Academic Works Sticker full size

This workshop will introduce faculty and graduate students to Academic Works, present some of the compelling reasons to post works there, and provide step-by-step instructions for uploading works.

Attendees are encouraged to bring an article, conference presentation, or other work to upload. Everyone who successfully uploads a work will receive a treat! (Curious whether you’re allowed to upload an article you published in a journal? Search SHERPA/RoMEO to find out what that journal allows.)

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

Evening Academic Works Upload-a-thon
November 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Afternoon Academic Works Upload-a-thon
November 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Intro to the Command Linebash-148836_640

November 17 @ 6:30 pm8:00 pm

Attendees must bring a laptop to this event.

This workshop will be an introduction to the UNIX command line. Topics covered will include the filesystem, environment, useful commands, working with files and folders, and installing programs.

The command line is a powerful tool for unlocking the core functions of your computer, and use of the command line is a prerequisite for many technical tasks, including data analysis and management (particularly of large data sets) and programming. This workshop will show you how to alter the computing environment, automate common tasks, and install programs and utilities from the Unix shell, available on both OSX and Linux computers.

Led by Stephen Zweibel and Patrick Smyth.

About the Author

Stephen Zweibel is Digital Scholarship Librarian at The Graduate Center.