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Workshops

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
Presenter: Marcel Fortin
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: Thursday, September 20, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Marcel Fortin
Location: Map & Data Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

This workshop is an introduction to Esri's Story Maps platform.  Participants will learn to build three popular Story Map types, Tour, Cascade and Journal. Participants will load original spatial data along with Social Media data to create interactive Story Maps.  Participants will also learn the basics of using ArcGIS Online.

Date: Monday, September 24, 2018
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Research and Writing Seminars: Develop Your Scholarly Voice. Each session in this suite of four interactive seminars integrates the learning of academic research and writing skills and is taught by a librarian in collaboration with a writing instructor. The goal of each seminar is to help you develop your own voice as an emerging scholar by enabling you to identify, situate and substantiate your arguments in the context of the scholarly discussion taking place in your discipline. The seminars are designed for humanities and social sciences undergraduate students. Graduate students might wish to consider the research-related skills offerings in the Graduate Professional Skills Program.

Take any three (3) of the four (4) seminars to earn credit on your Co-Curricular Record.

Critical Reading

Learn how to develop critical reading skills and how to incorporate them into the process of research and critical writing. This session concentrates on the skills of analysis and synthesis as they pertain to library research and academic writing. Through short lectures, interactive class discussion and hands-on exercises, you will learn to:

  • Describe the scholarly communication process, including the peer review process
  • Conduct university-level library research and understand the basics of the argumentative essay
  • Identify different types of sources and understand their role in your research process
  • Read strategically to select the best sources and recognize their most important part(s).
  • Employ criteria to evaluate sources for scope, authority and bias

Key terms for this session: Peer review, 3-D Reading, Bloom’s Taxonomy, primary & secondary sources.

Location: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306) Directions

Other seminars in this series include:

  • Writing to Cite
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Literature Reviews
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Time: 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

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: Tuesday, September 25 2:10pm - 3:00pm

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

Questions?

Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

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