Estelle and Melvin Gelman LibraryEckles Library at the Mount Vernon CampusVirginia Science and Technology Campus Library

Library Life Hacks Workshops

Library Life HacksLibrary Life Hacks is a new series offered by the librarians of the GW Libraries. These 30 minute workshops offer practical solutions to save you hours of needless work.  Workshops will take place Monday, October 12 (Columbus Day) and Wednesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day). Attendees are invited to attend any or all of the sessions given on each date.  If you can't make it to all of the sessions or need more information be sure to check out the research guide "What Graduate Students Need to Know."

Kids off school for the day? Quiet and happily occupied offspring are welcome to attend.

All sessions will take place in Gelman Library, Room 219 except GIS Basics, which takes place in Gelman Library, Room 300.  Please bring your own computer.




What is Data?
In this workshop we will define research data & data-related terms, learn common data formats, understand use agreements and restrictions, and identify library and campus services and resources related to data.
Monday, October 12, 1:30-2pm - RSVP for this session
Wednesday, November 11, 9-9:30am - RSVP for this session

Data Management
Data management refers to activities that support the long-term preservation, access, and use of data. In this short workshop, learn best practices for data management and discover the tools, people and resources GW Libraries can provide to help you.
Monday, October 12, 2-2:30pm - RSVP for this session
Wednesday, November 11,  9:30-10am - RSVP for this session

GIS Data Basics
Come learn how you can integrate Geographic Information Systems into your research and discover the resources available at Gelman Library and beyond. This workshop will cover the basics of data discovery and display using ArcGIS software. Let it spark your cartographic imagination! Please note: this session takes place in Gelman Library, Room 300.
Monday, October 12, 2:45-3:15pm - RSVP for this session
Wednesday, November 11, 10:15-10:45am - RSVP for this session

Uploading Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)
The writing is done. The citations have been cross checked. Your adviser has signed off. All that's left is to upload your electronic thesis or dissertation--but what does that really mean? This short workshop will introduce you to the interface for uploading your document and give you a heads up on what you will be asked during that process.  Please bring your own computer.
Monday, October 12, 3:45-4:15pm - RSVP for this session
Wednesday, November 11, 10:45-11:15am - RSVP for this session


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