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Events at GW Libraries

Upcoming events at GW Libraries. You may also want to look at our News & Events page for updates and activities.

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Data Demystified

Research data is data that is collected, observed, or created, for purposes of analysis to produce original research results, but what does that really mean for your own work? Data librarian Mandy Gooch will define research data & data-related terms and discuss common data formats. You'll explore trustworthy repositories, access restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Data Management

Data management refers to activities that support the long-term preservation, access, and use of data. In this short online workshop Data Librarian Mandy Gooch will discuss best practices for data management and the tools, people, and resources the GW Libraries provide to help you.

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
12:00pm to 12:30pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research Data Workshops
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

Reduce risk and liability at events with alcohol by learning how to throw a responsible party. In this workshop, we will review the Procedures for Events with Alcohol and answer questions about how to register an event with the university.

Date and Time:
Friday, February 24, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 218a
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Campaigning for Change

The Campaigning for Change workshop series is designed to train undergraduate and graduate students in community organizing and advocacy. Workshops will be led by faculty from the Graduate School of Political Management and cover topics like grassroots engagement, coalition building, and message development. Undergraduate participants are eligible to submit a community action plan and compete for up to $500 for implementation. More info at gwcfc.wordpress.com

Is there a change you want to make? A social justice issue you want to address? Campaigning...

Date and Time:
Saturday, February 25, 2017 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, National Churchill Library and Center (Room 101)
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Finding Info on Firms & Companies

Are you doing research on a company for a class or during your job hunt? This workshop, taught by librarian Shmuel Ben-Gad, will cover both quantitative and qualitative sources.

Date and Time:
Sunday, February 26, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 300
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Developing Engaging Presentations

Join GW Libraries and Librarian Mandy Gooch for a session on creating presentations for school projects, interviews, or anything! In this workshop you will learn a few tips and tricks for keeping your audience captivated, telling your story, finding resources, and moving beyond basic presentation templates. 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Shaping Your Professional Online Presence

A polished online presence can help you not only pass a potential employer's Google search, but also get recruited for jobs you want. Featuring LinkedIn and Twitter, plus Facebook.

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Staging & Pacing Course Assignments

Want to lead students through a complex project or series of assignments but aren’t sure how? This session looks at scaffolding, pacing, and timing principles that provide a roadmap to success.

The Teaching & Learning Fundamentals Series is hosted by the University Teaching & Learning Center. Learn how to design courses and assignments for significant learning, as drawn from the Course Design Institute.
 

Date and Time:
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
Collaborating Using GitHub

Github is a popular platform for sharing and collaborating on open-source code, data, and much more. This workshop will introduce you to using Git and Github for version control, collaboration, and showcasing your work.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Intro to 3-D Modeling with Tinkercad

Discover the amazing possibilities of 3-D modeling in this introduction to Tinkercad, a free, browser-based CAD software. You will learn how to create 3-D models from scratch and import existing models to modify. Feel free to bring your own laptop or you can borrow a Chromebook at the workshop.This concise and hands-on introduction will last about 45 minutes. No RSVP is required.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 214
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Build Your Skills Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Workshop

Reduce risk and liability at events with alcohol by learning how to throw a responsible party. In this workshop, we will review the Procedures for Events with Alcohol and answer questions about how to register an event with the university.

Date and Time:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Developing Engaging Presentations

Join GW Libraries and Librarian Mandy Gooch for a session on creating presentations for school projects, interviews, or anything! In this workshop you will learn a few tips and tricks for keeping your audience captivated, telling your story, finding resources, and moving beyond basic presentation templates. First come, first served seating.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm
Location: ONLINE ONLY
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Ready to Work Career Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Learning Activities: Expanding the Repertoire

Get some new ideas for classroom activities. A guided activity will introduce you to a wide range of instructional methods, classroom assessment techniques, and collaborative learning techniques. Follow up resources provided.

The Teaching & Learning Fundamentals Series is hosted by the University Teaching & Learning Center. Learn how to design courses and assignments for significant learning, as drawn from the Course Design Institute.

These sessions are paperless, please bring a computer.

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Gelman Library, Room 301
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Teaching & Learning Fundamentals
Event Type: Faculty
The Logic of Citations

Are you baffled by how to cite your sources and why it is even necessary? This short workshop will clear up the confusion and help you understand the fundamentals of citation, as well as the particular expectations of the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles. Librarian Tolonda Henderson will discuss both print resources (books, journal articles, etc.) and digital resources (web pages, etc.).

Date and Time:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Citations Made Simple Workshop Series
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders
Citation Chasing & Cited Reference Searching

How do you build on someone else's research? How do you find the research they used? Librarian Dorinne Banks will show you how to chase down those citations like a pro in this short workshop.

Date and Time:
Friday, March 3, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Location: Gelman Library, Room 219
Event Format: Workshop
Event Series: Research at the Next Level
Event Type: GWorld Cardholders

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