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Workshops

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

Learn how to safely operate the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers. You must also pass our 3D printing knowledge test.

If you would like this presentation to be offered at a different day or time, please provide feedback to us at digital.studio@utoronto.ca.

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: UTSC Library
Campus: UTSC

This session occurs at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus and is part of the Digital Scholarship @UTSC Series.

In this workshop, participants will be introduced to search strategies and techniques for accessing and exploring variables, including both averages and distributions, on population, family structure, household size and type, ethnic diversity, languages spoken, labour force participation, and income.

Attendees will work through hands-on exercises to identify patterns, normalize data, create charts, graphs and other simple visualizations using Microsoft Excel.

Note: This workshop will not cover statistical concepts or tests. Only very basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required.

Audience

Open

Additional instructions

If you are affiliated with the St. George or UTM campus please complete the lab visitor access request webform prior to the session so that you will be able to use the computers in the lab. Alternatively, you may wish to bring your own computer.

Directions

University of Toronto Scarborough Library, Instruction Lab, Room AC286A

Visiting UTSC for the first time? The Library is located in the AC building. A campus map and information on public transportation and visitor parking can be found at https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/visiting-utsc.

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Robarts Library

Part 3: Going Grey and Supplementary Search Techniques

Audience: University of Toronto graduate students and faculty engaged in health science research

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: Robarts Library Electronic Classroom  (4th floor)

Note: this course may be taken as part of the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Knowledge syntheses that rely solely on published academic literature are at high risk of publication bias. Searching the grey literature is essential for mitigating this risk, but ‘grey literature’ is a nebulous concept, tricky to incorporate into syntheses and difficult to find.

Building on the skills we practiced in Parts 1 and 2, in this hands-on workshop students will learn to:

  • Define what is grey literature (and what’s it’s not)
  • Develop a strategy for identifying appropriate sources of grey literature 
  • Utilize a methodological, transparent approach to searching sources of grey literature
  • Demonstrate best practices for supplementary search techniques including hand-searching and reference tracking
  • Integrate strategies for incorporating grey literature and supplementary search techniques into the review workflow
  • Evaluate search methods to identify proper reporting

Instructors

Erica Lenton, MA, MLIS, is the rehabilitation and kinesiology librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. Prior to arriving at Gerstein, Erica worked in continuing medical education and more recently, as a solo hospital librarian at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta. Through her experience in hospital and academic health science libraries, she has been involved in a number of systematic and scoping reviews and has provided expert searching and systematic review training for clinicians, students, and faculty.

Glyneva Bradley-Ridout, MI, is the pharmacy librarian with the Gerstein Science Information Centre. She also liaises with the department of nutritional sciences, and the department of pharmacology & toxicology in the Faculty of Medicine. Glyneva supports researchers conducting knowledge synthesis projects by providing training, curriculum embedded instruction, and expert searching. Prior to joining Gerstein, Glyneva was a hospital librarian at St. Michael’s Hospital where she was also involved in a number of systematic and scoping review projects.

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

University of Toronto Libraries and York University Libraries invite you to our 5th annual Student Journal Forum! Whether you are publishing a journal or thinking about starting one, this event is for you. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome!

This year we are excited to bring you:

  • a panel of student journal publishers who will share their experiences and best practices
  • table discussions and networking opportunities
  • afternoon bootcamp for journal editors

Registration is free and lunch is included.

For schedule details and more information on the event visit the Student Journal Forum 2020 website.

Details:

  • Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020
  • Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
  • Place: Blackburn Room, 4th floor, Robarts Library, 130 St. George Street, University of Toronto

Questions about the event? Contact Mariya Maistrovskaya, Digital Publishing Librarian, UTL

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