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Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Time: 11:10am - 12:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Friday, March 31 11:10am - 12:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles


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Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library

An overview of information to aid students in finding and preparing for jobs in start-ups, as well as developing strategies to research start-ups using online and subscription resources.

  • Identify jobs and types of work available in start-ups through research in traditional and non-traditional resources;
  • Search for and evaluate company information using websites, social media, subscription resources and other resources;
  • Build connections with people working start-ups based on the outcomes of their research.

Next session: April 6, 2017, 2-3 p.m.
Location: Gerstein Computer Lab
Holly Inglis, Public Services Librarian, Rotman Business Information Centre.
Diana Kudla Byers, Coordinator, Student Success Resources, Career Centre

This session is part of the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record. To participate, please bring your TCard and have the instructor swipe it during the session.

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Location: Robarts Library

10 Days of Twitter for faculty: Join the online scholarly conversation

Follow us @UofT10DoT and the 10 Days of Twitter faculty blog

Date: April 17-28 - Twitter in (mostly) 10-15 minutes/day

Workshop format: 

This is a virtual course conducted via blog and Twitter (with an optional in-person class the first day). A new blog entry will be posted each day with information on the topic that includes helpful tips and links, as well as suggested Twitter activities  Participants are encouraged to participate on a daily basis in order to engage with their colleagues in the class. Detailed schedule here.

Day 1: Monday, April 17, 1:10-2:00 - optional in-person class (video will be provided)
Location: Robarts Library, e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions.
Day 2-5: April 18-21 - Twitter activities done on your own schedule, approx. 10-15 minutes/day
April 22-23 - weekend off!
Day 6-9: April 24-27 - 10-15 minutes/day
Day 10: April 28, 2:30-3:30 - scheduled live chat via Twitter


Twitter has become an important site for scholarly communication in a public sphere, allowing academics to expand the reach and impact of their research beyond traditional channels. Academics use Twitter for sharing and discussing research; for current awareness; for networking; for conference participation; for teaching - and for poking fun at academia.

In this virtual workshop, you’ll explore the role of Twitter in the scholarly conversation. You’ll develop and refine your academic Twitter skills through hands-on activities and discussion on Twitter. And you’ll participate together with a community of your colleagues.

Workshop facilitators:

Eveline Houtman is Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction at Robarts Library and a PhD candidate at OISE. She has published on social media in higher education.

Jesse Carliner is Communications and Reference Librarian, Robarts Library. He is responsible for external communications for the University of Toronto Libraries, including marketing and promotion, media relations, and social media.

Questions? Contact Eveline Houtman

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: Robarts Library

Date: Wednesday, April 5

Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Location: Blackburn Room - 4th Floor, Robarts Library, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON

At this time of the semester, stress and anxiety often decrease the effectiveness of studying. This session will help students develop a plan to balance life and complete course work, for a successful and less-stressful end of the semester.

Organizer: Dr. Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre

Pre-registration is preferred, but not necessary. Register through CLN.


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