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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
Wed - Jan 19
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  Getting Started With Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!


Sessions:
Jan 19      8:30 am-9:30 am
Jan 26      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 3       9:00 am - 10:00 am
Feb 15      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 9      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr  4      11:00 am-12:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email:crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Wed - Jan 19
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  VantagePoint Help Sessions

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.
VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

These are informal help sessions to help you use and optimize VantagePoint.

Information on downloading this software (free to GT affiliates) will be provided at the help sessions.
No pre-registration is needed.  For questions, contact Lori Critz (404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu)


Schedule of Sessions:

Wednesday 1/19: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Intro to vantagePoint

Friday 2/4:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Importing Data into VantagePoint
 Selecting an import filter
 Tweaking  the import process
 Import Engineer Editor
 Further Processing commands
 Clean your data in VantagePoint

Friday 2/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to answer the basics – “who, what, where, when”
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Wednesday 3/2:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to spotlight interesting findings (e.g., trends, country comparisons, institutional comparisons, hot sub-topics, commercialization signals, potential show-stoppers)
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Friday 3/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 Advanced Data manipulation
 Import Engine Editor
 Scripts
 
Wednesday 3/30:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Tech Forecasting
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 
Friday 4/15:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Technology Assessment
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 

Thu - Jan 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product.  So what is a literature review?  This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step.  Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Dates & Times offered:
Jan 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 31 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 1  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr 6  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Willie Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Jan 25
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote Training Sessions: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!


EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!


Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Sessions:
Tuesday   1/25:  2 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday  2/9:   4 – 5:30 pm
Thursday  2/24:   3:30 – 5 pm
Wednesday  3/9:    1 – 2:30 pm
Thursday  3/31:   3:30 – 5 pm
Monday  4/11:  3 – 4:30 pm


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Tue - Jan 25
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Erato Reading Series
Rupert Fike has been nominated for a Pushcart prize in both fiction and poetry. His work has appeared in Rosebud, The Georgetown Review, Natural Bridge, The Atlanta Review, storySouth, and others. He won the Snake Nation Review's national single poem competition in 2007, and he has a poem inscribed in a downtown Atlanta plaza. His non-fiction work, Voices from The Farm, accounts of life on a spiritual community in the 1970s, is now available in paperback.

Blake Leland has had poems published in The Atlanta Review, Commonweal, Epoch, Indiana Review, The New Yorker, and a number of electronic journals. Born and raised in Massachusetts, he has taught in The School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at Georgia Tech since 1988.

Any questions or comments? Send them to: erato@stupub.gatech.edu.
Wed - Jan 26
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Getting Started With Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!


Sessions:
Jan 19      8:30 am-9:30 am
Jan 26      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 3       9:00 am - 10:00 am
Feb 15      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 9      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr  4      11:00 am-12:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email:crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Jan 27
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  Erato Open Mic Coffeehouse
The Library is proud to host an Open-Mic & Coffeehouse organized by Erato, GT's literature and arts journal. There will be an art gallery in the first hour and the open mic in the second hour. Refreshments (coffee and homemade baked goods) will be provided courtesy of Octane Coffee and the Erato staff.

Come to share your own work (all art and all writing is welcome) and see what the other artists at Tech are up to.  If you know already that you'd like to read during the open mic, please contact Erato's editor, erato@gatech.edu
Fri - Jan 28
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  NSF Data Management Plans
Location: Research Administration Bldg- Basement Seminar Room
Instructors: Candice Ferguson & Susan Wells Parham
 
All proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation on or after January 18, 2011, are required to include a supplementary document of no more than two pages titled Data Management Plan. Susan Wells Parham, Research Data Librarian from the Library & Information Center, will go over the recommended categories for inclusion in the plan as well as library resources available to campus.

To register for this class please visit http://www.osp.gatech.edu/training/index.php. If you have any questions regarding this class please contact Candice Ferguson at 404.894.0410 or candice.ferguson@osp.gatech.edu.
Mon - Jan 31
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types and the best way to visually represent those types. The Tecplot data visualization package (free to GT students) will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Jan 31
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product.  So what is a literature review?  This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step.  Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Dates & Times offered:
Jan 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 31 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 1  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr 6  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Willie Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Feb 3
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Getting Started With Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!


Sessions:
Jan 19      8:30 am-9:30 am
Jan 26      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 3       9:00 am - 10:00 am
Feb 15      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 9      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr  4      11:00 am-12:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email:crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Fri - Feb 4
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  VantagePoint Help Sessions

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.

VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

These are informal help sessions to help you use and optimize VantagePoint.

Information on downloading this software (free to GT affiliates) will be provided at the help sessions.
No pre-registration is needed.  For questions, contact Lori Critz (404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu)


Schedule of Sessions:

Wednesday 1/19: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Intro to vantagePoint

Friday 2/4:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Importing Data into VantagePoint
 Selecting an import filter
 Tweaking  the import process
 Import Engineer Editor
 Further Processing commands
 Clean your data in VantagePoint

Friday 2/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to answer the basics – “who, what, where, when”
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Wednesday 3/2:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to spotlight interesting findings (e.g., trends, country comparisons, institutional comparisons, hot sub-topics, commercialization signals, potential show-stoppers)
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Friday 3/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 Advanced Data manipulation
 Import Engine Editor
 Scripts
 
Wednesday 3/30:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Tech Forecasting
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 
Friday 4/15:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Technology Assessment
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 

Tue - Feb 8
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Cite It Right!: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 9
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Finding Data: Statistics & Datasets

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill.  This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline.  Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases Knovel and EngNetBase, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies.

Dates & Times offered:
Feb 9  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 15 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

No pre-registration required.  Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email:mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Feb 9
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote Training Sessions: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!


EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!


Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Sessions:
Tuesday   1/25:  2 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday  2/9:   4 – 5:30 pm
Thursday  2/24:   3:30 – 5 pm
Wednesday  3/9:    1 – 2:30 pm
Thursday  3/31:   3:30 – 5 pm
Monday  4/11:  3 – 4:30 pm


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Sat - Feb 12 -- Sun - Mar 20
  Shades of Greatness Exhibit

In hosting this exhibit, the Library is collaborating with the President's committee to honor the 50th Anniversary of the Matriculation of Black Students at Georgia Tech.  This traveling exhibition was originated by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City, MO, and features artworks inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball. The NLBM drafted a select group of artists and gave them a detailed orientation to Negro Leagues history. Shades of Greatness is the final result of their research and creativity.

Tue - Feb 15
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  Webcast of Roundtable on the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program
You are welcome to join the webcast of  Roundtable on the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program, held by USPTO. The webcast is scheduled for Feb. 15 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Specifically, the USPTO is looking for suggestions on what services communities would like to see their PTDLs offer locally.  Recommendations will be solicited from stakeholders on the role they envision the libraries playing in the USPTO’s outreach efforts to provide more effective communication and transparent information to its customers.

Location: Homer Rice Center, Library 2 East
Time: Feb. 15, 2011, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

No registration is required. All are welcome!

Please contact Lisha Li for more information.

Tue - Feb 15
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Getting Started With Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!


Sessions:
Jan 19      8:30 am-9:30 am
Jan 26      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 3       9:00 am - 10:00 am
Feb 15      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 9      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr  4      11:00 am-12:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email:crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email:mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Wed - Feb 16
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Patent Search Using Classification Systems (Part II - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series)

Location: Library Homer Rice Center, 2 East

Patent search using classification is an effective step in determining patentability of an invention as well as tracking technology changes. Designed for inventors, students, researchers and other professionals, this course teaches how to conduct a patent search using patent classification systems and how to go about finding relevant classifications. While various patent classification systems will be introduced, the course is focusing on the U.S. Patent Classification (USPC). Through hands-on practice, students will learn skills that are applicable to their patent research. 

Please contact Lisha Li (lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for more information.

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Thu - Feb 17
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Getting that Graduate Research Project Done!

Does your Graduate Research Project or Thesis seem overwhelming?  Come and learn the techniques that help project managers achieve their project goals.  This class will provide tips on planning, organizing, leading, and managing your project. 

Dates & Times offered:   Feb 17th    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
                                   Mar  16th   8:30 am - 10:00 am

No pre-registration required.  Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email:crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Feb 17
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
  Finding Statistics Fast
Do you need statistics on crime, health, energy, pollution, transportation, the economy, and more? Join us as we explore the best of online government sources for statistics. Detailed handouts will be provided.

Instructor: Patricia Kenly
Fri - Feb 18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  VantagePoint Help Sessions

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.

VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

These are informal help sessions to help you use and optimize VantagePoint.

Information on downloading this software (free to GT affiliates) will be provided at the help sessions.
No pre-registration is needed.  For questions, contact Lori Critz (404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu)


Schedule of Sessions:

Wednesday 1/19: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Intro to vantagePoint

Friday 2/4:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Importing Data into VantagePoint
 Selecting an import filter
 Tweaking  the import process
 Import Engineer Editor
 Further Processing commands
 Clean your data in VantagePoint

Friday 2/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to answer the basics – “who, what, where, when”
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Wednesday 3/2:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to spotlight interesting findings (e.g., trends, country comparisons, institutional comparisons, hot sub-topics, commercialization signals, potential show-stoppers)
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Friday 3/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 Advanced Data manipulation
 Import Engine Editor
 Scripts
 
Wednesday 3/30:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Tech Forecasting
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 
Friday 4/15:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Technology Assessment
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 

Tue - Feb 22
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Current Awareness/Alerting Tools: When Research Comes To You!

Keeping up with the research in your topic is made much easier by alerting services.  Find out how to use email alerts and RSS news feed to stay up-to-date.  In this hands-on session learn about feed reader software, finding if a database offers email of RSS alerts, how to save a search and have it run automatically later, and how to get alerts for the tables of contents for your most useful journals.

Dates & Times offered:
Feb 22  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mar 29  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Feb 22
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
  Finding Statistics Fast
Do you need statistics on crime, health, energy, pollution, transportation, the economy, and more? Join us as we explore the best of online government sources for statistics. Detailed handouts will be provided.

Instructor: Patricia Kenly
Tue - Feb 22
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions

Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?


Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.


The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. 
 

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.


Dates & Times:
  Tuesday  Feb 22   3:30  - 5:30 pm     - Introduction to LaTeX
  Thursday Mar 17   3:30 - 5:30 pm      - Introduction to LaTeX
  Thursday Apr 14   3:30 - 5:30 pm       - Advanced LaTeX (Advanced Figures & Tables)


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Feb 24
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  EndNote Training Sessions: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!


EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!


Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Sessions:
Tuesday   1/25:  2 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday  2/9:   4 – 5:30 pm
Thursday  2/24:   3:30 – 5 pm
Wednesday  3/9:    1 – 2:30 pm
Thursday  3/31:   3:30 – 5 pm
Monday  4/11:  3 – 4:30 pm


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Feb 24
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Podcasting Workshop
Podcasting involves creating a series of digital files with your own unique content, and making it available to others for automatic download from the Internet. Always wanted to know a little more about the software used to create podcasts? This workshop will take you through the basics of creating a podcast and introducing you to the freely available software Audacity.

For more information or if you are interested in attending please email : alison.valk@library.gatech.edu
Tue - Mar 1
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Poster Session
The Library East Commons hosts a poster session for Prof. Paulette Richards's LCC-3403 Technical Communication Practices class.  The topic is audio technologies.
Tue - Mar 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product.  So what is a literature review?  This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step.  Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Dates & Times offered:
Jan 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 31 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 1  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr 6  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Willie Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Mar 1
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  InDesign CS5 Essentials
Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic business card or brochure & familiarize you with the interface.

For more information or if you are interested in attending please email: alison.valk@library.gatech.edu
Wed - Mar 2
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  VantagePoint Help Sessions

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.

VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

These are informal help sessions to help you use and optimize VantagePoint.

Information on downloading this software (free to GT affiliates) will be provided at the help sessions.
No pre-registration is needed.  For questions, contact Lori Critz (404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu)


Schedule of Sessions:

Wednesday 1/19: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Intro to vantagePoint

Friday 2/4:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Importing Data into VantagePoint
 Selecting an import filter
 Tweaking  the import process
 Import Engineer Editor
 Further Processing commands
 Clean your data in VantagePoint

Friday 2/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to answer the basics – “who, what, where, when”
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Wednesday 3/2:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to spotlight interesting findings (e.g., trends, country comparisons, institutional comparisons, hot sub-topics, commercialization signals, potential show-stoppers)
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Friday 3/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 Advanced Data manipulation
 Import Engine Editor
 Scripts
 
Wednesday 3/30:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Tech Forecasting
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 
Friday 4/15:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Technology Assessment
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 

Thu - Mar 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Cite It Right!: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Mar 3
12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Poster Session
The Library East Commons hosts a poster session for Prof. Paulette Richards's LCC-3403 Technical Communication Practices class.  The topic is audio technologies.
Thu - Mar 3
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Basics

This workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Mon - Mar 7
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  Company Information
Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage – whether for a job search or for a research project. You’ll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources (both electronic and print) to get the big picture about a company. We’ll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: Morningstar; Mergent Online; Hoover’s; D&B; Reference USA (and New Businesses module). Hands-on training will be available during as well as immediately after the session.

Instructor: Patricia Kenly
Wed - Mar 9
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote Training Sessions: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!


EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!


Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Sessions:
Tuesday   1/25:  2 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday  2/9:   4 – 5:30 pm
Thursday  2/24:   3:30 – 5 pm
Wednesday  3/9:    1 – 2:30 pm
Thursday  3/31:   3:30 – 5 pm
Monday  4/11:  3 – 4:30 pm


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Wed - Mar 9
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Getting Started With Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

CLASS CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS



This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!


Sessions:
Jan 19      8:30 am-9:30 am
Jan 26      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 3       9:00 am - 10:00 am
Feb 15      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 9      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr  4      11:00 am-12:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email:crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email:mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Mar 10
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Copyright and Fair Use Basics (Part III - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series)
Copyright law has a profound impact on the professional lives of university faculty, students, and staff. As the producers and consumers of intellectual properties, you will receive great benefits from learning the basics of copyright and fair use. Participants of this free seminar will: 1) be introduced to copyright essentials; 2) get a basic understanding of the complexities associated with using copyrighted materials; 3) learn the process of obtaining permissions.

Please contact Bing Wang (bing.wang@library.gatech.edu) for more information.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 4:00pm – 5:00pm                             
Location: Library Kaiser Room (521), 5 East
Tue - Mar 15
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Finding Data: Statistics & Datasets

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill.  This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline.  Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases Knovel and EngNetBase, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies.

Dates & Times offered:
Feb 9  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 15 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

No pre-registration required.  Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email:mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 16
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
  Getting that Graduate Research Project Done!

Does your Graduate Research Project or Thesis seem overwhelming?  Come and learn the techniques that help project managers achieve their project goals.  This class will provide tips on planning, organizing, leading, and managing your project. 

Dates & Times offered:   Feb 17th    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
                                   Mar  16th   8:30 am - 10:00 am

No pre-registration required.  Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email:crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Thu - Mar 17
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions

Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?


Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.


The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. 
 

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.


Dates & Times:
  Tuesday  Feb 22   3:30  - 5:30 pm     - Introduction to LaTeX
  Thursday Mar 17   3:30 - 5:30 pm      - Introduction to LaTeX
  Thursday Apr 14   3:30 - 5:30 pm       - Advanced LaTeX (Advanced Figures & Tables)


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Fri - Mar 18
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Writing an NSF Data Management Plan

Instructors: Candice Ferguson & Susan Wells Parham

All proposals submitted to the National Science Foundation after January 18, 2011, are required to include a supplementary document of no more than two pages titled Data Management Plan. Susan Wells Parham, Research Data Librarian from the Library & Information Center, will go over the recommended categories for inclusion in the plan as well as library resources available to campus.

For more information, please contact Susan Parham.

Fri - Mar 18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  VantagePoint Help Sessions

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.

VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

These are informal help sessions to help you use and optimize VantagePoint.

Information on downloading this software (free to GT affiliates) will be provided at the help sessions.
No pre-registration is needed.  For questions, contact Lori Critz (404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu)


Schedule of Sessions:

Wednesday 1/19: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Intro to VantagePoint

Friday 2/4:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Importing Data into VantagePoint
 Selecting an import filter
 Tweaking  the import process
 Import Engineer Editor
 Further Processing commands
 Clean your data in VantagePoint

Friday 2/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to answer the basics – “who, what, where, when”
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Wednesday 3/2:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to spotlight interesting findings (e.g., trends, country comparisons, institutional comparisons, hot sub-topics, commercialization signals, potential show-stoppers)
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Friday 3/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 Advanced Data manipulation
 Import Engine Editor
 Scripts
 
Wednesday 3/30:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Tech Forecasting
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 
Friday 4/15:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Technology Assessment
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 

Mon - Mar 28
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  InDesign CS5 Essentials - Late night edition
Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic brochure & familiarize you with the interface.

For more information or if you are interested in attending please email: alison.valk@library.gatech.edu
Tue - Mar 29
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Current Awareness/Alerting Tools: When Research Comes To You!

Keeping up with the research in your topic is made much easier by alerting services.  Find out how to use email alerts and RSS news feed to stay up-to-date.  In this hands-on session learn about feed reader software, finding if a database offers email of RSS alerts, how to save a search and have it run automatically later, and how to get alerts for the tables of contents for your most useful journals.

Dates & Times offered:
Feb 22  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Mar 29  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Mar 30
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  VantagePoint Help Sessions

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.

VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

These are informal help sessions to help you use and optimize VantagePoint.

Information on downloading this software (free to GT affiliates) will be provided at the help sessions.
No pre-registration is needed.  For questions, contact Lori Critz (404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu)


Schedule of Sessions:

Wednesday 1/19: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Intro to VantagePoint

Friday 2/4:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Importing Data into VantagePoint
 Selecting an import filter
 Tweaking  the import process
 Import Engineer Editor
 Further Processing commands
 Clean your data in VantagePoint

Friday 2/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to answer the basics – “who, what, where, when”
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Wednesday 3/2:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to spotlight interesting findings (e.g., trends, country comparisons, institutional comparisons, hot sub-topics, commercialization signals, potential show-stoppers)
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Friday 3/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 Advanced Data manipulation
 Import Engine Editor
 Scripts
 
Wednesday 3/30:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Tech Forecasting
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 
Friday 4/15:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Technology Assessment
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 

Thu - Mar 31
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Post-Shuttle Age: The Future of NASA - A Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion

Join us for the first Blended Research @ the Library panel discussion, Post-Shuttle Age: The Future of NASA.
 
Panelists are David Ballantyne, Assistant Professor in the School of Physics and the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics (CRA); Ashley Korzun, graduate student in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering; John Krige, Kranzberg Professor in the School of History, Technology and Society; and David Spencer, Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Systems.

They will be discussing the future of NASA after the end of the space shuttle program, touching on topics such as the future of payload delivery, the exploration of Mars, the commercialization of space, funding issues and much more.

Come be part of the discussion!


Light refreshments provided!

See: http://libguides.gatech.edu/shuttle

Contact FED@library.gatech.edu for additional information or questions.

Part of the Blended Research@The Library Panel Discussions Series.
Multidisciplinary Perspectives for Everyone!

Thu - Mar 31
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Cite It Right!: Avoiding Plagiarism

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Mar 31
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  EndNote Training Sessions: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!


EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!


Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Sessions:
Tuesday   1/25:  2 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday  2/9:   4 – 5:30 pm
Thursday  2/24:   3:30 – 5 pm
Wednesday  3/9:    1 – 2:30 pm
Thursday  3/31:   3:30 – 5 pm
Monday  4/11:  3 – 4:30 pm


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Mon - Apr 4
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Getting Started With Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!


Sessions:
Jan 19      8:30 am-9:30 am
Jan 26      1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Feb 3       9:00 am - 10:00 am
Feb 15      4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 9      3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr  4      11:00 am-12:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email:crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404- 894-1392, Email:mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) for

additional information or for schedule conflicts.


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Wed - Apr 6
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product.  So what is a literature review?  This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step.  Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Dates & Times offered:
Jan 20 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jan 31 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 1  3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apr 6  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


No pre-registration required.  Please contact Willie Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Mon - Apr 11
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote Training Sessions: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!


EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!


Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.


Sessions:
Tuesday   1/25:  2 – 3:30 pm
Wednesday  2/9:   4 – 5:30 pm
Thursday  2/24:   3:30 – 5 pm
Wednesday  3/9:    1 – 2:30 pm
Thursday  3/31:   3:30 – 5 pm
Monday  4/11:  3 – 4:30 pm


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Wed - Apr 13
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  InDesign CS5 Essentials - Late night edition
Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic brochure & familiarize you with the interface.

For more information or if you are interested in attending please email: alison.valk@library.gatech.edu
Thu - Apr 14
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  LaTeX Training Session - Advanced LaTeX (Advanced Figures & Tables)

Have you ever asked:
Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?


Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.


LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.


Dates & Times:
  Tuesday  Feb 22   3:30  - 5:30 pm     - Introduction to LaTeX
  Thursday Mar 17   3:30 - 5:30 pm      - Introduction to LaTeX
  Thursday Apr 14   3:30 - 5:30 pm       - Advanced LaTeX (Advanced Figures & Tables)


No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz  (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

This class is in the GT LIBRARY in the Homer Rice classroom on 2 East!


Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series
Fri - Apr 15
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  VantagePoint Help Sessions

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases.

VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

These are informal help sessions to help you use and optimize VantagePoint.

Information on downloading this software (free to GT affiliates) will be provided at the help sessions.
No pre-registration is needed.  For questions, contact Lori Critz (404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu)


Schedule of Sessions:

Wednesday 1/19: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Intro to VantagePoint

Friday 2/4:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Importing Data into VantagePoint
 Selecting an import filter
 Tweaking  the import process
 Import Engineer Editor
 Further Processing commands
 Clean your data in VantagePoint

Friday 2/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to answer the basics – “who, what, where, when”
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Wednesday 3/2:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Research Profiling  with VantagePoint – using data to spotlight interesting findings (e.g., trends, country comparisons, institutional comparisons, hot sub-topics, commercialization signals, potential show-stoppers)
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 
Friday 3/18:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 Advanced Data manipulation
 Import Engine Editor
 Scripts
 
Wednesday 3/30:   3:30 – 4:30 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Tech Forecasting
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 
Friday 4/15:   3 – 4:00 pm
 Advanced Analyses with VantagePoint – Technology Assessment
 Working with lists
 Working with matrices
 Working with maps
 

Mon - Apr 18
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Poster Session
Students from ENGL1102A3 "Narrative, Postmodernism, and Belief" will present posters on their work this semester
Mon - Apr 18
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Photoshop Basics

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as: liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

Please contact Alison Valk for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Tue - Apr 19
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Poster Session
Students from ENGL1102A3 "Narrative, Postmodernism, and Belief" will present posters on their work this semester
Tue - Apr 19
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  A Return to Kindergarten -- Children's Book Fair
Feel like a child again.  Come to storytime, where you'll see a number of alphabet books, picture books, and storybooks created by this semester's English 1101 classes.
Thu - Apr 21
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Mapping London: A Digital Resource Showcase
Students from the English 1102 class "Literary London" will showcase their Digital Mapping Projects in the LEC Performance Space. Using digital environments to visualize the data presented in five literary representations of London, students have created maps and visualizations that include interactive time-lines, tagged and annotated Google maps, hyper-linked digital texts, and word cloud analyses. (3 sessions: 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm)
Tue - Apr 26
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  Caribbean Cultures
Students from Dr. Harris's ENGL1102 course will present and display multimodal/multimedia research projects that explore the history and origins of contemporary Caribbean cultures.
Wed - Apr 27
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Mapping Symposium
Students of Dr. Bremm's 1102 Mapping London will present their multi-modal projects analyzing British author Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth. Many of them focus on the novel's multicultural cast of characters and will use prezis, websites, and three-dimensional artifacts as their presentation aids
Wed - Apr 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Trademark Searching Made Easy (Part IV - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center, 2 East

A trademark helps you protect and brand your business without having to worry about competitors using your brand, and confusing your customers with a product of lesser quality. This course is designed to teach you how to search for trademarks registered in the United States using the Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS). The hands-on course will cover: strategies for conducting a federal trademark search; searching marks using the Design Search Code Manual (DSCM); and searching marks using the Acceptable Identification of Goods and Services Manual.

Please contact Lisha Li (lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for more information.

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:00pm – 5:30pm                            
Thu - Apr 28
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  Caribbean Cultures
Students from Dr. Harris's ENGL1102 course will present and display multimodal/multimedia research projects that explore the history and origins of contemporary Caribbean cultures.
Thu - Apr 28
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  The Past, Present, and Future of Information Systems
Students from Dr. Warton's LCC 3403 seminar will present on technical communication issues.

In this age of ubiquitous electronic readers, personal computing, and multimedia communication, we don't often consider the book, or pen and paper as technologies, but they are, and considering them in that light can help us to use these and other communication tools more effectively.
Fri - Apr 29
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Mapping Symposium
Students of Dr. Bremm's 1102 Mapping London will present their multi-modal projects analyzing British author Zadie Smith's novel White Teeth. Many of them focus on the novel's multicultural cast of characters and will use prezis, websites, and three-dimensional artifacts as their presentation aids
Tue - May 3
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  "A Reading Of Words From Nerds"
The students in Dr. Karen Head's Honors Program Creative Writing class (LCC3234-HP) have created an anthology of their work titled "DETOURS." They will be reading from the book at their launch party, "A Reading Of Words From Nerds."
Tue - May 24
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  EndNote X4 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 5/24/11           3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 6/15/11      10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Homer Rice Center, Library 2 East

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Thu - Jun 2
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Getting Started with Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources  for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!  Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Dates:
June 2:     11am-noon
June 15:    3pm-4pm 
July 15:    8am-9am 
Location: Homer Rice Center, Library 2 East

No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email: crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford ((Phone: 404-894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Jun 7
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product.  So what is a literature review?  This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

No pre-registration required.  Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 6/7/11                  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday 6/29/11            2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friday 7/22/11                    9:00 am – 10:00 am


Part of the G.L.U.E. (Graduate Library User Education) Workshop Series
Tue - Jun 14
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Basics
Dreamweaver CS5: Basics : Tuesday June 14.  (3- 4:30 pm)

This workshop introduces the student  to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this  90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. For more information or if you are interested in attending please email : alison.valk@library.gatech.edu
Wed - Jun 15
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  EndNote X4 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Dates & Times:
Tuesday 5/24/11           3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 6/15/11      10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Homer Rice Center, Library 2 East

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Jun 15
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Getting Started with Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources  for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!  Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Dates:
June 2:     11am-noon
June 15:    3pm-4pm 
July 15:    8am-9am 
Location: Homer Rice Center, Library 2 East

No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email: crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford ((Phone: 404-894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Tue - Jun 28
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Basics
Dreamweaver CS5: Basics : Tuesday June 28th (10- 11:30 am)

This workshop introduces the student  to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this  90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website. For more information or if you are interested in attending please email : alison.valk@library.gatech.edu
Wed - Jun 29
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product.  So what is a literature review?  This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

No pre-registration required.  Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Dates & Times:

Tuesday 6/7/11                  11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday 6/29/11            2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Friday 7/22/11                    9:00 am – 10:00 am


Part of the G.L.U.E. (Graduate Library User Education) Workshop Series
Wed - Jun 29
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Photoshop Basics

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as: liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

Please contact Alison Valk for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Jul 6
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Creating Visuals with Impact - Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
For graduate students, one of the main ways of presenting your research is the poster session. In this class, we cover the basics of getting prepared to visually represent your research or data at a professional or academic conference. The class will cover the planning process, including: layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. We will also cover preparing posters for printing on the library's large format printer.

No preregistration is needed. Please contact Heidi Lowe (heidi.lowe@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (Graduate Library User Education) Workshop Series
Tue - Jul 12
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  InDesign CS5 Basics
InDesign CS5 Essentials: Tuesday July 12   3:00-4:30 pm

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic business card or brochure & familiarize you with the interface. For more information or if you are interested in attending please email : alison.valk@library.gatech.edu
Fri - Jul 15
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  Getting Started with Your Research: Essential Databases and Resources

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources  for doing research at the graduate level.  Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database.  Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need!  Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Dates:
June 2:     11am-noon
June 15:    3pm-4pm 
July 15:    8am-9am 
Location: Homer Rice Center, Library 2 East

No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393, Email: crystal.renfro@library.gatech.edu) or Mary Axford ((Phone: 404-894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Wed - Jul 20
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Creating Visuals with Impact - Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

For graduate students, one of the main ways of presenting your research is the poster session. In this class, we cover the basics of getting prepared to visually represent your research or data at a professional or academic conference. The class will cover the planning process, including: layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. We will also cover preparing posters for printing on the library's large format printer.

No preregistration is needed. Please contact Heidi Lowe (heidi.lowe@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (Graduate Library User Education) Workshop Series
Thu - Jul 21
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  EndNote X4 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists?

Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way—by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process.

Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

No pre-registration is needed. Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (‘Graduate Library User Education’) Workshop Series

Fri - Jul 22
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product.  So what is a literature review?  This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

No pre-registration required.  Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. (Graduate Library User Education) Workshop Series
Tue - Aug 23
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  CEE Library Orientation

These library orientation sessions provide new CEE graduate students an overview of library services and resources that are helpful for their class assignments and research projects. Specific resources covered include: GIL Catalog, ASCE Civil Engineering database, Compendex (Engineering Index), TRID, Web of Science and other resources. Through demos and hands-on, students will get familiar with the GT library systems and know how to search for books, articles using these resources, as well as how to request materials through interlibrary loan services (GIL Express, and ILLiad). Citation analysis and management tools will also be covered when time permits.

Although customized for civil and environmental engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes as well.

Please contact Lisha Li (Phone: 404-385-7185 or lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for additional information.

Thu - Aug 25
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  CEE Library Orientation

These library orientation sessions provide new CEE graduate students an overview of library services and resources that are helpful for their class assignments and research projects. Specific resources covered include: GIL Catalog, ASCE Civil Engineering database, Compendex (Engineering Index), TRID, Web of Science and other resources. Through demos and hands-on, students will get familiar with the GT library systems and know how to search for books, articles using these resources, as well as how to request materials through interlibrary loan services (GIL Express, and ILLiad). Citation analysis and management tools will also be covered when time permits.

Although customized for civil and environmental engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes as well.

Please contact Lisha Li (Phone: 404-385-7185 or lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for additional information.

Mon - Aug 29
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Mon - Aug 29
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  CEE Library Orientation

These library orientation sessions provide new CEE graduate students an overview of library services and resources that are helpful for their class assignments and research projects. Specific resources covered include: GIL Catalog, ASCE Civil Engineering database, Compendex (Engineering Index), TRID, Web of Science and other resources. Through demos and hands-on, students will get familiar with the GT library systems and know how to search for books, articles using these resources, as well as how to request materials through interlibrary loan services (GIL Express, and ILLiad). Citation analysis and management tools will also be covered when time permits.

Although customized for civil and environmental engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes as well.

Please contact Lisha Li (Phone: 404-385-7185 or lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for additional information.

Tue - Aug 30
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Wed - Aug 31
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  CEE Library Orientation

These library orientation sessions provide new CEE graduate students an overview of library services and resources that are helpful for their class assignments and research projects. Specific resources covered include: GIL Catalog, ASCE Civil Engineering database, Compendex (Engineering Index), TRID, Web of Science and other resources. Through demos and hands-on, students will get familiar with the GT library systems and know how to search for books, articles using these resources, as well as how to request materials through interlibrary loan services (GIL Express, and ILLiad). Citation analysis and management tools will also be covered when time permits.

Although customized for civil and environmental engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes as well.

Please contact Lisha Li (Phone: 404-385-7185 or lisha.li@library.gatech.edu) for additional information.

Thu - Sep 1
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Book Talk & Signing: Anthony Francis, Ph.D

GT graduate and author of "FROST MOON" and "BLOOD ROCK" - A dark fantasy series set in an alternative Atlanta.

Books available for purchase at event.

DOOR PRIZE: One attendee will get a free pass to DragonCon!

Light Refreshments Available!

Visit us on the web: http://libguides.gatech.edu/frostmoon

Tue - Sep 6
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources: Getting Started with Your Research

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 6
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 6
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering (INTRO Level)

Have you ever asked: Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?

Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. The Advanced sessions assume a basic knowledge of LaTeX and introduce more advanced skills.

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

No pre-registration is needed. Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Sep 7
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Basics

This workshop introduces the student  to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this  90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website.

Contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Fri - Sep 9
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists? Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Sep 12
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career. You'll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases: Factiva; ABI/Inform Complete; Business & Company Resource Center; Business Source Complete; Wilson Business; Mergent Online; Morningstar Investment Research Center; Value Line; Reference USA; and Viewswire.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Wed - Sep 14
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Sep 14
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career. You'll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases: Factiva; ABI/Inform Complete; Business & Company Resource Center; Business Source Complete; Wilson Business; Mergent Online; Morningstar Investment Research Center; Value Line; Reference USA; and Viewswire.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Thu - Sep 15
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Thu - Sep 15
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage - whether for a job search or for a research project. You'll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources to get the big picture about a company. We'll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: Morningstar; Mergent Online; Hoover's; D&B; Reference USA (and New Businesses module).

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Fri - Sep 16
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Avoiding Plagiarism: Cite It Right!

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Sep 16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Mon - Sep 19
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage - whether for a job search or for a research project. You'll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources to get the big picture about a company. We'll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: Morningstar; Mergent Online; Hoover's; D&B; Reference USA (and New Businesses module).

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Mon - Sep 19
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Creating Visuals with Impact - Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

For graduate students, one of the main ways of presenting your research is the poster session. In this class, we cover the basics of getting prepared to visually represent your research or data at a professional or academic conference. The class will cover the planning process, including: layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. We will also cover preparing posters for printing on the library's large format printer.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 20
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Innovation Workshop
Georgia Tech professors Pete Ludovice and Lew Lefton host a supplemental workshop for a CHBE Product Design Course. This high energy workshop teaches students improvisational humor and then gets them using those techniques to explore technical idea space.
Tue - Sep 20
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  ECE Student Library Orientation

ECE Library orientation sessions provide an overview of Library services that are offered to students (such as interlibrary loan) and a review of selected Library databases that are useful to students in electrical and computer engineering (such as the Catalog, Inspec, NTIS, etc.). Detailed handouts will be provided.

Although customized for electrical and computer engineering students, other students are welcome to attend these classes.

Please contact Bette Finn for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Tue - Sep 20
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn't finding all you need. Web of Science, Google Scholar, and other databases will be covered.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 20
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Photoshop Basics CS5

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics/image editing program included in the Adobe Creative Suite. The software is often used by graphic artists, print designers, visual communicators, and regular people like you. Pictures in things such as posters, books, magazines, and brochures are often created or edited in Photoshop. In this workshop we experiment with various photoshop tools and will cover things such as: liquify, blending images using layer mask, examples of portrait retouching and adjusting image brightness/contrast.

Please contact Alison Valk for more information or if you are interested in attending.

Tue - Sep 20
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Erato Open-Mic Coffeehouse
The Library is proud to host an Open-Mic & Coffeehouse organized by Erato, GT's literature and arts journal. There will be an art gallery in the first hour and the open mic in the second hour. Refreshments (coffee and homemade baked goods) will be provided courtesy of Octane Coffee and the Erato staff.

Come to share your own work (all art and all writing is welcome) and see what the other artists at Tech are up to.  If you know already that you'd like to read during the open mic, please contact Erato's editor, erato@gatech.edu
Wed - Sep 21
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources: Getting Started with Your Research

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Sep 21
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage - whether for a job search or for a research project. You'll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources to get the big picture about a company. We'll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: Morningstar; Mergent Online; Hoover's; D&B; Reference USA (and New Businesses module).

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Thu - Sep 22
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases:  Factiva; ABI/Inform Complete; Business & Company Resource Center; Business Source Complete; Wilson Business; Mergent Online; Morningstar Investment Research Center; Value Line; Reference USA; and Viewswire.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Fri - Sep 23
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Basic Web Design

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Set up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Sep 26
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists? Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Sep 27
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to Zotero for Citation Management

Need help creating bibliographies for your paper and keeping track of your research? The free Zotero Firefox extension makes it easy to save information about research sources, cite them, and create bibliographies in Microsoft Word and Open Office Writer documents.

Attendees will learn the basics of Zotero, including:

  • How to decide whether Zotero is the right citation management tool for specific needs
  • How to capture citation information
  • How to cite sources and create bibliographies in word processing programs
  • How to share your resources with a group

No pre-registration necessary. Please contact Sherri Brown if you need additional information.

Tue - Sep 27
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases:  Factiva; ABI/Inform Complete; Business & Company Resource Center; Business Source Complete; Wilson Business; Mergent Online; Morningstar Investment Research Center; Value Line; Reference USA; and Viewswire.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Wed - Sep 28
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Finding Data

Finding data is becoming an essential research skill. This workshop will introduce the basics in finding data in your academic discipline. Sources covered include the LexisNexis Statistical databases, science and engineering databases Knovel and EngNetBase, government agencies, and intergovernmental (IGO) and nongovernmental (NGO) agencies.

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/finddata

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Sep 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Photoshop CS5: Working with "Actions"

Photoshop actions are extremely useful timesavers when you find yourself performing the same steps over and over on an image. They're also an excellent way for photographers and artists to quickly and easily pass on their favorite techniques to others.

In this specialized workshop: we'll talk about what an action is, how to create and install Photoshop actions ,and then talk about some useful web resources for downloading available free actions that create outstanding results with your photos.

This class assumes you have a basic understanding of photoshop. A good class to take in preparation is our Photoshop CS5 basics- see class calendar for more info.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Thu - Sep 29
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Brain Connections: Advances in Neuroscience
Join us for another Blended Research @ the Library panel:

Brain Connections:
Advances in Neuroscience

Panelists:
Rob Butera
Professor
Laboratory for Neuroengineering
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Audrey Duarte
Assistant Professor
Memory and Aging Lab
School of Psychology

Michael Dulas
Ph.D. Student
Memory and Aging Lab
School of Psychology

Mengchen Zhu
Ph.D. Student
Laboratory for Neuroengineering
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Find out more about this event at
http://libguides.gatech.edu/neuropanel

Library
Neely, 1 West
September 29, 2011
11:00 am
Thu - Sep 29
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage - whether for a job search or for a research project. You'll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources to get the big picture about a company. We'll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: Morningstar; Mergent Online; Hoover's; D&B; Reference USA (and New Businesses module).

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Fri - Sep 30
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Getting that Graduate Research Project Done!

Does your Graduate Research Project or Thesis seem overwhelming? Come and learn the techniques that help project managers achieve their project goals. This class will provide tips on planning, organizing, leading, and managing your project.

Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Sep 30
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases:  Factiva; ABI/Inform Complete; Business & Company Resource Center; Business Source Complete; Wilson Business; Mergent Online; Morningstar Investment Research Center; Value Line; Reference USA; and Viewswire.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Mon - Oct 3
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  iMovie Basics

Try out some of the latest tricks with iMovie and create your own masterpiece! iMovie is video editing software which can be used to edit your own home movies. Learn more about the software and video editing tools the library has to offer. The location of this class may change before the date.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Mon - Oct 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Doing Science in the Open: A Talk with Michael Nielsen

Join the Library for a presentation by Dr. Michael Nielsen on "Doing Science in the Open” Monday, October 3 at 3 p.m. in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building.

Nielsen informally defines Open Science as “the idea that scientific knowledge of all kinds should be openly shared as early as is practical in the discovery process.” Nielsen is an author and renowned scientist who helped pioneer the field of quantum computation. Currently, he is on an international tour presenting his message about the benefits of and barriers to achieving openness in the scientific community. For more information, visit http://www.library.gatech.edu/openaccess/.

Tue - Oct 4
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Creating Visuals with Impact - Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

For graduate students, one of the main ways of presenting your research is the poster session. In this class, we cover the basics of getting prepared to visually represent your research or data at a professional or academic conference. The class will cover the planning process, including: layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. We will also cover preparing posters for printing on the library's large format printer.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 5
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Avoiding Plagiarism: Cite It Right!

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 5
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 6
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources: Getting Started with Your Research

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Oct 10
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types (nominal, ordinal, interval, continuous, temporal, spatial, etc.) and the best way to visually represent those types. Several Data Visualization software packages/programs will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Oct 10
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  HTML basics
 Want to learn more about the language behind the web? Understanding basic HTML can help you when using software such as Dreamweaver or simply understanding the presentation of web pages. This is a beginning session on HTML ,markup language. Please Contact Alison Valk <a href="mailto:alison.valk@library.gatech.edu">alison.valk@library.gatech.edu</a>  for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.


Tue - Oct 11
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Finding Statistics Fast

Do you need statistics on crime, health, energy, pollution, transportation, the economy, and more?  Join us as we explore the best of online government sources for statistics.  Detailed handouts will be provided.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Wed - Oct 12
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  Company Information

Knowing how to find information on your target companies can give you an advantage - whether for a job search or for a research project. You'll be shown how to effectively use the major company information sources to get the big picture about a company. We'll discuss strategies for finding company profiles, financial information and analyses, and corporate culture. Featured databases: Morningstar; Mergent Online; Hoover's; D&B; Reference USA (and New Businesses module).

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Wed - Oct 12
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists? Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 12
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Where to Get Your Article Published

This session covers finding journals in your research area, determining how to select the best one to submit your article to, and how to find that journal's author guidelines.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 13
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Managing Your Online Professional Identity

THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED - Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392, Email: mary.axford@library.gatech.edu) or Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

What's the best way to manage your list of publications and CV so that they are easily kept up-to-date no matter where you might be teaching/researching?  This class will highlight professional networking sites such as Linked In, applications such as Thomson Reuter’s  ResearcherID, the use of blogs and online reviewing to extend your professional presence online, and other tools to help you manage your professional identity.

Thu - Oct 13
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering (INTRO Level)

Have you ever asked: Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?

Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. The Advanced sessions assume a basic knowledge of LaTeX and introduce more advanced skills.

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

No pre-registration is needed. Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 13
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You’ll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases:  Factiva; ABI/Inform Complete; Business & Company Resource Center; Business Source Complete; Wilson Business; Mergent Online; Morningstar Investment Research Center; Value Line; Reference USA; and Viewswire.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Mon - Oct 17
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Creating Visuals with Impact - Presentation Software (PowerPoint/Prezi)

Graduate students are often called on to present their research. In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. This class will help you outline and plan your visuals. We will explore different software packages that could help you in creating a presentation, such as Powerpoint and Prezi.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Oct 18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign CS5 Essentials

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic business card or brochure & familiarize you with the interface.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Oct 19
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Current Awareness/Alerting Tools: When Research Comes To You!

Keeping up with the research in your topic is made much easier by alerting services. Find out how to use email alerts and RSS news feed to stay up-to-date. Also covers social bookmarking and other tools that help you manage the research you've done.

Research Guide for the Class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/currentaware

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) for additional information or for schedule conflicts.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 19
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Creating Visuals with Impact - Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

For graduate students, one of the main ways of presenting your research is the poster session. In this class, we cover the basics of getting prepared to visually represent your research or data at a professional or academic conference. The class will cover the planning process, including: layout, headings, working with text and graphics, preparing for large format printing, and getting familiar with software packages that could aid you in creating your poster, such as Adobe InDesign CS5. We will also cover preparing posters for printing on the library's large format printer.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 19
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  Erato Reading Series

October's reading features three poets from Poetry Atlanta: Alice Lovelace, Tania Rochelle, and Tavares Stephens.

Alice Lovelace, performer, playwright, author, and poet, is the cofounder of the Southern Collective of African American Writers (SCAWW), editor of CRUX: A Conversation in Words and Images from South Africa to South USA, and co-editor of the online publication In Motion Magazine. Other credits include: Remembering My Birth: New and Collected Poems; The Kitchen Survival Almanac; the poetry chapbooks Black Coffee and Forever; The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena; The Atlanta Tribune; Drumvoices Revue; Catalyst Magazine; The Great Speckled Bird; The LOVE Anthology; High Performance Magazine; Up Town/On The Town; Photography Quarterly; Black Poetry of the 80's From the Deep South; This Is For Family (CD); and Editor of 100 Poems of Solidarity for Haiti available at In Motion Magazine. She has performed her poetry and "autobiographical myths" in venues from New York City to Washington State and extensively around the southeast. For nine years has written and performed the storyline for the annual recital of 200 young dancers from Moving in the Spirit in Atlanta; wrote and performed two full length dance productions with Gash Voight Dance Theatre; and has been published nationally and internationally. Alice earned her Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University McGregor School. She is the Associate Regional Director for the Southeast Region of American Friends Service Committee.

Tania Rochelle received her MFA from The Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. She has taught creative writing for 13 years at Portfolio Center, in Atlanta, and has published two books of poetry, Karaoke Funeral and The World's Last Bone, both from Snake Nation Press. Tania is currently finishing up a Masters in Clinical Counseling and hopes to combine her writing and counseling skills to help people recovering from trauma and addiction. Abandoned in the suburbs by three of her four children, she recently adopted a Chihuahua puppy named Cupcake who will never grow up and leave her.

Tavares Stephens is the author of Soulfood Café, a book of poetry, and Reading Revolution, a book of biographies covering important contributions from the African Diaspora. He has worked as a freelance columnist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and is a freelance curriculum writer and trainer for The Learning Together Company, which helps to raise student achievement in the areas of reading and math. The subject of Tavares' poetry spans life situations, political and social issues and human emotions. He also weaves the art of storytelling into his work by relating his poetry to stories and experience that have shaped him as an artist, classroom teacher and servant.

Thu - Oct 20
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 20
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Citation Searching: Using Articles You Know to Find Ones You Don't

Have you ever found a great article and wondered if someone else has used it in their research? Citation searching is the tool you need. It allows you to find articles that reference (or cite) a specific article. This can be a very useful tool, especially if regular searching isn't finding all you need. Web of Science, Google Scholar, and other databases will be covered.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211, Email: william.baer@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Oct 21
11:30 AM - 4:15 PM
  Research Symposium

Professor Michael Tondre's ENGL1101 class will present poster board displays of a specific problem in the Georgia Tech community, along with a full proposal for further research and analysis.

Fri - Oct 21
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Basic Web Design

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Set up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Oct 24
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation semantics (the look and formatting) of a document written in a markup language. Its most common application is to style web pages written in HTML and XHTML. In this beginning session we will learn more about CSS and demonstrate how it can be applied to a basic webpage. It is recommended to take the HTML class first before taking CSS , unless you already have a basic understanding of HTML & webpages.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Mon - Oct 24
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research Resources: Getting Started with Your Research

This workshop is intended as the first of a series to introduce resources for doing research at the graduate level. Learn about essential databases for research in all disciplines, such as citation searching in Web of Science and finding dissertations in the Dissertations and Theses database. Discover the best databases, journals, blogs, and more for your academic field, and also how to obtain the articles, books, etc. that you need! Research guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/onmark.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Crystal Renfro (Phone: 404-894-1393) or Mary Axford (Phone: 404-894-1392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Oct 26
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

This session will examine various variable types (nominal, ordinal, interval, continuous, temporal, spatial, etc.) and the best way to visually represent those types. Several Data Visualization software packages/programs will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Oct 27
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  POSTER SESSION & EXHIBITION ---Chemistry Woven Through Our Lives: Celebrating the International Year of Chemistry

The Blended Research @ The Library series is sponsoring a poster session.

The Fall 2011 Poster Session is on the theme Chemistry Woven Through Our Lives in celebration of the International Year of Chemistry.

Graduate students from diverse disciplines will be displaying how their research topic relates to the theme Chemistry Woven Through Our Lives.

The poster session will be held on Thursday, October 27th in the Library, on the 2nd Floor West. Judging will be from 11:00 am until noon. Winners will be announced at approximately 12:30 pm. Posters will be available for viewing by the public from 11am - 1pm.

Blended Research @ the Library series sponsored by:
American Chemical Society, Institute of Physics, Knovel, CRC Press

See http://libguides.gatech.edu/chemposter for additional information.

Thu - Oct 27
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part I

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases. VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

This session will provide a high-level look at utilizing VantagePoint to ‘tech mine’ structured text databases (e.g. Web of Science) to generate useful Innovation Indicators.

No pre-registration required.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Thu - Oct 27
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
  Highlights of Key Business Databases

Focus is on the core databases that will be useful in your coursework as well as in your career.  You'll be shown time-saving strategies and key techniques for getting the most of our most popular library web-based databases: Factiva; ABI/Inform Complete; Business & Company Resource Center; Business Source Complete; Wilson Business; Mergent Online; Morningstar Investment Research Center; Value Line; Reference USA; and Viewswire.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Thu - Oct 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists? Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Oct 28
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part II

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases. VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

This hands-on training session will cover:

  • Importing data into VantagePoint
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with simple Matrices for research profiling
  • Working with simple Maps for research profiling

No pre-registration required.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Mon - Oct 31
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  LaTeX Training Sessions for Science & Engineering (Figures & Tables -ADVANCED Level)

Have you ever asked: Why won’t Word format my paper the way I need it to?  Is there a better way?

Then this class is for you! LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system, with features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation.

The Introduction to LaTeX sessions are hands-on classes on the basics of using LaTeX, including the use of graphics and creating bibliographies. The Advanced sessions assume a basic knowledge of LaTeX and introduce more advanced skills.

LaTeX Classes are sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library & Information Center and Graduate Student Government.

No pre-registration is needed. Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Nov 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Avoiding Plagiarism: Cite It Right!

This workshop is geared toward the graduate researchers/students seeking information on plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Join us for this session, with hands-on exercises, to see how to avoid plagiarism, provide adequate credit notations indicating authorship, and how to locate your citation style and the supporting resources needed to properly cite your work.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-4392, Email: lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Nov 9
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Creating Visuals with Impact - Presentation Software (PowerPoint/Prezi)

This class is cancelled. Please email Heidi Lowe for more information or to meet with the instructor individually.

Graduate students are often called on to present their research. In this class, we cover the basics of creating visuals to accompany an oral presentation. This class will help you outline and plan your visuals. We will explore different software packages that could help you in creating a presentation, such as Powerpoint and Prezi.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Heidi Lowe if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Wed - Nov 9
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
  Finding Statistics Fast

Do you need statistics on crime, health, energy, pollution, transportation, the economy, and more?  Join us as we explore the best of online government sources for statistics.  Detailed handouts will be provided.

Instructor:  Patricia Kenly

Thu - Nov 10
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part I

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases. VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

This session will provide a high-level look at utilizing VantagePoint to ‘tech mine’ structured text databases (e.g. Web of Science) to generate useful Innovation Indicators.

No pre-registration required.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Thu - Nov 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  EndNote X5 Training Session: Citation Management

Are you frustrated with the time & effort required to prepare bibliographies and manage reference lists? Instead of spending hours typing bibliographies, or using index cards to organize your references, do it the easy way - by using EndNote!

EndNote is a POWERFUL bibliographic management tool that will help with your research process. Graduate students often say that they wish they had used a citation management strategy at the beginning of their research & studies - EndNote may be your winning strategy!

Attend a hands-on training session on using EndNote - the bibliographic management software available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your Technology Fee!

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Fri - Nov 11
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Open Access Mythbusting Brown Bag
Learn about the most common Open Access myths and debunk them in a brown bag format.
Fri - Nov 11
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Introduction to VantagePoint - Text Mining Software - Part II

VantagePoint is a powerful text-mining tool for discovering knowledge in field-structured text databases. VantagePoint can import your search results from hundreds of databases from the major on-line providers and help you quickly grasp the data's significant concepts and entities, uncovering relationships and critical patterns.

This hands-on training session will cover:

  • Importing data into VantagePoint
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with simple Matrices for research profiling
  • Working with simple Maps for research profiling

No pre-registration required.

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Fri - Nov 11
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  "Feel The Power Of The Dork Side"
Join Prof. Pete Ludovice as he presents part of his one man show “Feel the Power of the Dork Side, “ a humorous look at basic statistics in our data-driven World.  This show is scheduled for Nov. 16-19 at the New Orleans Fringe Festival.
Mon - Nov 14
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Basic Web Design

This class will cover the basics of website creation using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5:

  • Set up a website and create multiple linked webpages
  • Modifying page properties - background, text color, link colors, etc.
  • Formatting text with html and basic CSS styles
  • Adding images/graphics and simple behaviors such as rollovers
  • Creating tables
  • Adding internal and external hyperlinks
  • Adding video and audio files
  • Uploading webpages and files to personal Prism/GT accounts

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
Register Now

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Mon - Nov 14
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Tue - Nov 15
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5: Basics

This workshop introduces the student to Adobe Dreamweaver CS5: the industry-leading web authoring program. In this 90 minute workshop we will familiarize you with the software interface & discuss basic features, including a brief overview of HTML / CSS basics and their role in this latest version of Dreamweaver. The student should leave the workshop with enough knowledge to begin working on their own professional looking website.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Thu - Nov 17
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Visual Representation of Data: Developing Effective Graphs & Charts

CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS!


This session will examine various variable types (nominal, ordinal, interval, continuous, temporal, spatial, etc.) and the best way to visually represent those types. Several Data Visualization software packages/programs will be introduced. Join us for this hands-on training on effective ways to visually present your data for articles, poster sessions and more.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered.
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Please contact Chris Doty (Phone: 404-894-4536) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series

Thu - Nov 17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  "Power Up or Melt Down: The Future of Nuclear Energy": A Blended Research @ The Library Panel Discussion

The nuclear energy debate has always been a heated one.  How safe is it?  What are the positive and negative environmental effects of nuclear energy when compared to other energy sources?  The disastrous events in the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan following an earthquake and tsunami have heightened concern over the safety of nuclear energy.  Join our panel of experts as they discuss the future of nuclear energy in a post-Fukushima world from both the technical and policy aspects.

Please join us for this timely panel discussion!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Thu - Nov 17
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  InDesign CS5 Essentials

Adobe InDesign is software primarily used by designers and graphic production artists for layout of publications, posters, and print media. It can be used to create things such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books. In this essentials workshop we will create a basic business card or brochure & familiarize you with the interface.

Please contact alison.valk@library.gatech.edu for the latest information or if you are interested in attending.

Wed - Dec 7
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  Writing a Literature Review: Where Research Starts

Whether writing a research paper for a class, preparing a conference presentation, or beginning a thesis or dissertation, a literature review plays a crucial part in the end product. So what is a literature review? This class answers that question and then demystifies the literature review process by carefully outlining it step-by-step. Tips will be included on identifying, evaluating, and organizing information.

Space is first come, first served, but priority is given to those who have registered. Register Now

Please contact William Baer (Phone: 404-385-2211) if you need additional information.

Part of the G.L.U.E. ('Graduate Library User Education') Workshop Series