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Workshops

Upcoming Workshops

Preparing for a Poster Session

Downtown Library, Room 104 | Monday, October 14, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-1 | Friday, November 8, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In this workshop, we’ll cover everything you need to know to develop a successful poster presentation, including best practices for poster design, how to engage with attendees, and tips for creating effective handouts. Researchers from all levels and disciplines are welcome.

Dispelling the Myths about Open Access

Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Downtown Library, Room 2036 | Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This workshop will define characteristics of open access vs. traditional publishing venues, discuss ways to evaluate open access journal quality, including the identification of predatory journals; list tools available to find an appropriate journal in which to publish, and discuss ways in which the WVU Libraries are supporting WVU authors to publish in open access journals.

Finding Funding for Faculty and Graduate Students

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This workshop will cover two tools available to WVU scholars for finding external funding: The Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online Professional, and Pivot. Participants will learn basic search strategies for both databases as well as how to set up their profiles in Pivot and how to create funding alerts. Participants will also learn internal procedures for applying for funding and how WVU Sponsored Programs can help them in their funding search.

Introduction to Engineering Village

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Engineering Village database provides engineers with a specialized search platform. Learn to exploit this comprehensive platform and discover newly-added features.

Technical Writing I: Clarity & Concision

Evansdale Libary, Room G16 | Wednsday, October 16, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

This free workshop introduces both undergraduate and graduate students to technical writing.

Data and Donuts: First Steps with Data Sources and ICPSR

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, October 18, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

This workshop will describe the data landscape and give you tools to learn how to efficiently find data sources to suit your needs. Workshop will be lecture-based with some hands-on exposure to general resources including the data repository, ICPSR.

Open Pedagogy and the Humanities

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Monday, October 21, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

This introductory workshop will cover a range of "open" topics, from locating openly licensed texts to fostering opportunities for creative, collaborative scholarship in the classroom. Learn how adopting principles of Open Pedagogy can help you remove barriers to education and create a more inclusive learning environment.

Creative Commons

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Geared for faculty and graduate teaching assistants, this workshop serves as a primer on Creative Commons for use in the classroom. The session will guide understanding of the purpose and use of Creative Commons licenses, as well as differentiate between and choose appropriate licenses for educational products.

Software Carpentry | Basic Python Workshop

Sponsored by the WVU Research Office and the WVU Libraries

Downtown Campus Library, Room 104 | Saturday, October 26, 2019 & Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

This two day long hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools of using python, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants must register at https://ncf0003.github.io/2019-10-26-wvu/

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed here).

Code of Conduct: Everyone who participates in Carpentries activities is required to conform to the Code of Conduct. This document also outlines how to report an incident if needed.

Accessibility: We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. The workshop organizers have checked that:

  • The room is wheelchair / scooter accessible.
  • Accessible restrooms are available.

Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them. Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Registration: https://ncf0003.github.io/2019-10-26-wvu/

Contact: Please email Nick Frazee ncf0003@mix.wvu.edu for more information.

Introduction to Zotero

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Zotero is a citation manager that helps you collect, organize, format, and share citations. Come learn the basics.

Data and Donuts: First Steps with Tableau Public

John Chambers College of Business and Economics, Business Communications Center | Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 4:00 PM -5:00 PM

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn the basics of Tableau Public, including how to: import data into Tableau, design simple worksheets, combine worksheets into an interactive dashboard, and share visualizations with others. You're asked to bring your own device and download Tableau Public prior to the workshop. Session is intended for beginners with no previous knowledge of data visualization or Tableau.

HathiTrust's Data and Analysis for Text Mining Research

Downtown Campus Library, Room 2036 | Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This half-day workshop will introduce attendees to the text data and computational tools of HathiTrust. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with these data and tools in order to become more familiar with the opportunities for research HathiTrust makes available.  Advance registration is required- Registration Link

The workshop will include:

  • A characterization of the data available Hands-on activities with HTRC’s
  • Extracted Features dataset and secure research environments.

WVU is a partner library of HathiTrust which operates a repository of over 17 million digitzed items. This massive collection of text is available for computational text mining, primarily through the tools and services of the HathiTrust Research Center. No experience is required, but prior exposure to text analysis concepts would be beneficial.

Measuring & Promoting Your Research

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-3 | Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Come learn how to: promote and measure the impact of your research; find out what the H-Factor, i10-index, and Altmetrics mean; choose high-impact journals to publish in; identify collaborators.

To register for the session at the Health Sciences Library, email Virginia Desouky at Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu or call 304.293.1921.

Check Out the Evansdale Library Multimedia Equipment

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Tuesday, November 5, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Do you have a multimedia project in your future? Come learn about the still and video camera kits and microphones available to check out from the Evansdale Library.

Introduction to EndNote Basic

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

EndNote Basic is an online citation manager that helps you collect, organize, format, and share citations. It’s available at no charge to WVU faculty, staff, and students. Come learn the basics. To utilize all the features, please bring your own laptop.

To register for the sessions at the Health Sciences Library, email Virginia Desouky at Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu or call 304.293.1921.

Copyright Basics

Evansdale Library, Room 130 | Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Come learn the fundamentals of U.S. copyright, what fair use allows, and the benefits of the Creative Commons.

Submitting your ETD to the Research Repository @ WVU

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Monday, November 11, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In this workshop, we will explain the ETD formatting requirements, walk you through the submission process using the Research Repository @ WVU and answer all of your questions about submitting an ETD.

Data and Donuts:Text Mining with HathiTrust and Python

Downtown Library, Room 136 | Friday, November 8, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Evansdale Library, Room G16 | Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

An introductory text mining workshop that will demonstrate common methods and tools used in this area of scholarship. Participants will get hands on experience using the text analysis tools provided by the Hathitrust Research Center (HTRC) and using command line to run basic text analysis with PythonAnywhere. No knowledge of text mining, HTRC, or python necessary.

Advanced PubMed: Beyond Basic Searching

Health Sciences Library, Room LC-2 | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This intermediate level workshop will help to improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed. Topics covered include MeSH, filters, and My NCBI including applying filters, email alerts of new citations, creating tables of contents alerts through the NLM Catalog. To register, email Virginia Desouky at Virginia.Desouky@mail.wvu.edu or call 304.293.1921.