March Workshops at the Graduate Center Library

March is loaded with workshops at the library. Please join us to get the inside information about using library resources and to learn valuable skills from library faculty.
Click a workshop name in the list that follows to go to its full description; then click the button below the description to RSVP.

Zotero on Your Laptop: The Basics (March 8 & 22)

Introduction to Omeka (March 14)

Intro to Grant Research (March 15)

Researching Publishing Opportunities (March 20)

Archival Research: The Basics (March 21)

Research for MALS Students (March 22)

Dissertation and Thesis Deposit Information Session (March 27 & 28)

Zotero on Your Laptop: The Basics

Thursday, March 8, 6:30 PM
Thursday, March 22, 2:00 PM

Join us for a hands-on introduction to managing citations with Zotero, a free and open source research tool that makes organizing your research and creating bibliographies a breeze.

  • Learn about the basics of Zotero
  • Install Zotero on your laptop
  • Create a Zotero account
  • Place citations into your Zotero account
  • Create a bibliography using Microsoft Word plug-in

For beginners.

Eventbrite - Zotero on Your Laptop: The Basics Thursday, March 8
Eventbrite - Zotero on Your Laptop: The Basics Thursday, March 22

Introduction to Omeka

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 PM


In this introduction to Omeka ‘workshop,’ Stephen will present a rough overview of why to use Omeka over other CMSes (such as WordPress), a rudimentary understanding of metadata (Dublin Core scheme), demonstrate a local install, with plugins, and themes, build a simple collection, create a few items, demonstrate a CSV bulk upload and have some hands-on time with If there is time, we will touch on some advanced topics such as theme customization.

Eventbrite - Introduction to Omeka

Intro to Grant Research

Thursday, March 15, 1:00 PM

originalReceive a general overview of different types of funding and how to steer the search. Participants in this workshop will:

  • Learn how to navigate Pivot, which searches for grants, internships, and graduate and post-graduate fellowships in all subject areas
  • Learn how to create a grant-search profile
  • Learn how to apply scholarly social networks to the grants search
  • Learn about the Foundation Center and Grants to Individuals

Eventbrite - Intro to Grant Research

Researching Publishing Opportunities

Tuesday, March 20, 2:30 PM


This workshop will provide a beginners’ overview of academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences. Participants will develop strategies for identifying CFPs, conferences, and journals in their field and networks that would be useful for them to submit papers. Highlighting publishing opportunities within one’s research process will also be discussed. Come with questions, and research topics in mind. For advanced and beginners.

Eventbrite - Researching Publishing Opportunities

Archival Research: The Basics

Wednesday, March 21, 2:00 PM


Please join us for “Archival Research: The Basics”. We’ll explore the basics of archival research in this workshop, including defining what archives are and how they are arranged. We’ll also discuss where and how to look for sources and go over what to expect when you visit an archival repository or conduct research from afar.

Bring your laptop to follow along.

Eventbrite - Archival Research: The Basics

Research for MALS Students

Thursday, March 22, 6:30 PM

originalIn this workshop we will discuss research at a graduate level. Topics to be covered include:

  • How to search for resources
  • Choosing a topic
  • Evaluating sources
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Paper formatting

Attendees will come away with strategies for taking their research to the next level.

Eventbrite - Research for MALS Students

Dissertation & Thesis Deposit Information Sessions

Tuesday, March 27, 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 PM


Graduate Center students: are you planning to deposit your dissertation or thesis soon? The library’s Dissertation Office is holding evening information sessions that will cover:

  • overview of the deposit procedure;
  • document and file preparation;
  • copyright issues;
  • citation & plagiarism; and
  • embargoes (access restrictions).

Sessions are designed to address common concerns of doctoral and masters students, with some time allotted for individual questions.

Eventbrite - Dissertation and Thesis Deposit Tuesday, March 27
Eventbrite - Dissertation and Thesis Deposit Wednesday, March 28

For up-to-date info on location and last-minute additions, please visit our Events Calendar.


About the Author

Katherine Pradt is the Adjunct Reference and Digital Outreach Librarian at the Graduate Center.