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Workshops

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Find out what makes your technology unique and who else holds patents in your space. This basic DIY patent searching workshop includes an introduction to open web databases for patent searching, an overview of classification systems, and examples of prior art searches.

When: April 30, 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: RBC Innovation Hub, ONRamp, first floor, 100 College St
Instructor: Michelle Spence, Engineering and Computer Science Librarian, Engineering and Computer Science Library, michelle.spence@utoronto.ca

Note: Workshops with four or fewer attendees will be canceled.  All workshop are free and registration is required. However, if you cannot attend a workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Presenter: Glyneva Bradley-Ridout, Education & Liaison Librarian
Location: Gerstein Library

Description: Endnote is a reference management software designed to support academic research. In this workshop, you will learn about the features and functions of Endnote, with a particular emphasis on how it can be used to store, organize, and sort citations used in your general research. 

** Note that this is a separate workshop from Endnote for Systematic and Scoping Reviews. There is no need to attend both. Choose the workshop that best describes why you want to use Endnote**

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the key features of Endnote, and how it differs from other reference management software;
  • Import records into Endnote from key databases and grey literature sources;
  • Deduplicate, group, and edit your records;
  • Find updated and customized citation styles;
  • Find full text using the integrated find full text feature; and,
  • Utilize the Cite While You Write tool in Microsoft word to integrate your citations into your writing.
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Presenter: Mike Spears, MADLab Manager, mike.spears@utoronto.ca
Location: Gerstein Library

In this workshop you will start building your first native iOS app. The workshop will cover practical considerations for app development including app architecture, cloud synchronization, UI & layout, and more. The idea is to set up a simple platform that you can use for further independent experimentation and prototyping. The Swift code needed to complete the workshop project will be provided.

-Xcode
-UIKit and Storyboards
-Cloud synchronization (Vendor TBD)
-Debugging with Xcode

Please bring a laptop with the latest version of Xcode installed (free on the Mac App Store). We have several MacBooks available for loan for the workshop. It’s optional to bring an iOS device for running your project (it will run in a simulator if you don’t have an iOS device.)

When: May 16, 2019, 1-3 p.m.
Where: MADLab, 1 below, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Instructor:
Mike Spears, MADLab Manager, mike.spears@utoronto.ca

Please note this is an intermediate level workshop.

Please note: Workshops with four or fewer attendees will be canceled.  All workshop are free and registration is required. However, if you cannot attend a workshop, and fail to withdraw 48+ hours in advance, thereby preventing others on the waitlist from filling in your spot, your library account will be charged $10 per missed workshop.

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