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Workshops

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 12:10pm - 1:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

10 Days of Twitter

Join the online scholarly conversation.

Follow us @UofT10DoT         #UofT10DoT         10 Days of Twitter blog

 

Date: Nov. 12-23 -- Twitter in (mostly) 10 minutes/day

Workshop format:

  • Day 1: Monday, Nov. 12, 12:10-1:00 - in-person class

Location: Robarts Library, e-classroom, 4th floor, room 4033. Directions.

  • Day 2-5: Nov. 13-16 - Twitter exercises done on your own schedule, approx. 10 minutes/day
  • Nov. 17-18 - weekend off!
  • Day 6-9: Nov. 19-22 - 10 minutes/day
  • Day 10: Friday, Nov. 23, 12:10-1:00 - live chat via Twitter

Audience: graduate students (the course is eligible for credit in the Graduate Professional Skills program)

 

Description:

Twitter is a platform for scholarly conversation. It’s used for sharing and discussing research at all stages of the process (even peer review via Tweet!); for current awareness; for networking; for conference participation; and for teaching.

Learn about Twitter and its uses in higher education together with a community of learners, through hands-on practice, class discussion via Twitter, and guided engagement with the public scholarly conversation on Twitter.

By the end of this workshop you will:

  • Be able to navigate the technical aspects of Twitter
  • Understand the breadth of platforms, applications, and devices that can be used with Twitter e.g. Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Storify
  • Communicate succinctly, framing a point using only 140 characters
  • Understand what it means to be a part of a scholarly conversation in public
  • Begin building a Twitter network of scholars, and gain followers of your own
  • Reflect on your own use of Twitter going forward: in the classroom, at conferences, and throughout the research process

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.

 

Questions? Contact Eveline Houtman

 

Date: Monday, November 12, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Participants in this workshop will learn the basics manipulating, visualizing and analyzing geospatial datasets in Esri's newest desktop software. 

Topics covered will include :

- A tour of ArcGIS Pro

- Loading and Manipulating shapefiles and geodatabases

- Symbology

- Cartography

- Spatial and Attribute Joins

- Querying

- Summarized Statistics

- Subsetting 

- Clipping, Erasing and Buffering

- Geocoding

Participants will also work through solving a problem using GIS analysis tools.

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Audience: Graduate students engaged in humanities and social sciences research

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Robarts Library, 5th floor Map and Data Lab

Find the journal articles that you need in this hands-on workshop. Bring a research topic, and we will guide you through the steps of: 

  • Finding the right journal databases for your needs.
  • Judging when to use a specialized index and when to use a comprehensive database.
  • Searching the databases and employing specific tools within them to find the best articles in less time.

Librarians will be on hand to answer individual questions.

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

If you have any question, please contact Heather Buchansky 

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

In this introductory hands-on workshop, you will gain an overview of Endnote X9, a desktop citation management tool that allows you to download and store your references from the wealth of the library’s resources, and “automatically” insert them into your paper. 

EndNote Level 1: Introduction for Beginners

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Location: Gerstein Science Information Centre, Instruction Lab, 2nd Floor

Presenter: Dana Kuszelewski, Reference Specialist, Gerstein Science Information Centre

Who can register?: Open to all current U of T students, faculty, or staff.


What's Covered:

  • Import references from health science databases (e.g. Medline, PubMed), websites, and Google Scholar
  • Create a bibliography in APA, MLA, Vancouver, or other citation styles
  • Create in-text citations in Microsoft Word using Cite While You Write
  • Organize and share your references

What’s required – technical specifications:

This session will be demonstrated on lab computers with EndNote X9 Desktop installed on it already.

All demonstrations will be performed on a PC, using the Firefox browser.  To download Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox

You are also welcome to:

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