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  Events
  Library Classes
  Data Classes
  Multimedia Classes
  Software Classes
  Multiple Events
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 - 4:00 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/.

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.

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.
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 - 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

Wed - Jan 18
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX: Technical & Scientific Documentation (INTRO SESSION)
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.  The Advanced LaTeX classes assume a working knowledge of LaTeX and focus on advanced skills, including graphics.

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

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

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 - Jan 19
11:00 AM - 12:30 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 - Jan 24
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) if you need additional information.

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

Tue - Jan 24
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover 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. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation
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 - Jan 25
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research 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.

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

Thu - Jan 26
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  Create a poster with InDesign CS5

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 poster by adjusting text, images and color as well as familiarizing you with the interface. The student will leave with a completed poster.

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

Mon - Jan 30
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

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
Tue - Jan 31
3:00 PM - 4:30 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 - Feb 6
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  Essential Databases and Research 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.

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 - Feb 6
3:00 PM - 4:30 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 the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (such as GIL Catalog, INSPEC, and NTIS). 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 further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last an hour and a half to two hours.

Tue - Feb 7
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: 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.

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, 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 8
1:00 PM - 2:30 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

Wed - Feb 8
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX: Technical & Scientific Documentation (INTRO SESSION)
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.  The Advanced LaTeX classes assume a working knowledge of LaTeX and focus on advanced skills, including graphics.

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

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

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 9
11:00 AM - 12:30 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.

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

Mon - Feb 13
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  What is the HathiTrust and what is it doing?

Please join us as we welcome Brandon Butler (ARL) and Peter Jaszi (National Federation of the Blind; Copyright Society of the U.S.A.) for a presentation and interactive discussion on the HathiTrust.

Last year the Authors Guild brought suit against the HathiTrust and several of its library members over the collection of digitized books that Hathi and it's partners hold as a result of the Google Books project. In addition to the existence of the Google scans, the Authors Guild raised concerns about a pilot program involving "orphan works." For libraries watching this suit, it is very important to answer some key questions: what is the HathiTrust and what is it doing? What are its legal arguments? What are the prospects for the case against it?

About the Speakers:

Brandon Butler is the Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), a group of 126 major academic and research libraries in North America. His responsibilities there include analysis and advocacy regarding copyright, privacy and surveillance, free expression, and telecommunications. He also writes the ARL Policy Notes blog, http://policynotes.arl.org, and the @ARLpolicy twitter account. He earned BA's in English and philosophy from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. Before working at ARL, he was an Associate in the Media and Information Technologies practice at the law firm Dow Lohnes PLLC in Washington, D.C.

Peter Jaszi is representing the National Federation of the Blind as intervenors in the Authors Guild v. HathiTrust lawsuit. He teaches domestic and international copyright law, directs the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic and writes about copyright history and theory. With Craig Joyce, Marshall Leaffer and Tyler Ochoa, he co-authors a standard copyright textbook, Copyright Law (Lexis, 8th ed., 2010). In 1994, Prof. Jaszi was a member of the Librarian of Congress’ Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit, and in 1995 he was an organizer of the Digital Future Coalition. He is a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., and a member of the editorial board of its journal. Since 2005, Prof. Jaszi has been working with Prof. Patricia Aufderheide of the American University’s Center for Social Media on projects designed to promote the understanding of fair use by documentary filmmakers and other creators (see http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/fair-use). Their book, Reclaiming Fair Use, was published this year by Chicago. In 2007, Professor Jaszi received the American Library Association’s L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award, and in 2009 the Intellectual Property Section of the District of Columbia Bar honored him as the year’s Champion of Intellectual Property.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please join us for this important program!

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Sponsored by the GT Library's Scholarly Communication Collaborative

Cathy Carpenter
Lori Critz (Co-Chair)
Chris Doty
Katie Gentilello
Marlee Givens
Patty Kenly
Susan Parham
Julie Speer (Co-Chair)
Karen Walton
Elizabeth Winter

Wed - Feb 15
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Dreamweaver CS5

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 basics features, including a brief overview of HTML/CSS basics and their rolein 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 - Feb 17
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

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

Tue - Feb 21
3:00 PM - 4:30 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

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
Tue - Feb 21
10:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)
This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover 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. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

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 - Feb 22
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

Wed - Feb 22
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Part 1 - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series: Overview of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property (IP) issue has become even more important especially in today's digital age. Common types of IP include patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. This seminar introduces students to various types of IP, focusing on the characteristics of each type, differences among them, and what protection applies to each. Examples and Q&A will be used to help students understand the differences and IP protection processes. Useful hand-outs will be included.

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IPSeminarReg

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

See also: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patent_guide

Wed - Feb 22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Part 2 - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series: Intro to Patent Search

Patents are a vital source of information on new innovations and emerging technologies. This seminar covers the basics of patent documentation, classification, and public web-based search tools, including U.S. patent and international patent resources. Through demos and hands-on practice, students will learn how to conduct a preliminary patent search using the 7-step strategies. Useful patent research tools, such as PubWest and CASSIS, will also be discussed as time permits.

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IPSeminarReg

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

See also: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patent_guide

Thu - Feb 23
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Essential Databases and Research 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.

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 - Feb 27
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  Part 3 - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series: Trademark Search Made Easy

A trademark is a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of these used to identify and distinguish the source of the goods and services of one party from the goods and services of others. A trademark helps one protect and brand one's business. This course is designed to teach students 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, and searching marks using trademark search tools, such as the trademark classification as well as the design search code.

Please register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IPSeminarReg

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

See also: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patent_guide

Tue - Feb 28
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library Series: "Nanomedicine: Going Small for Big Results"
 Nanomedicine is an interdisciplinary field bringing together scientists from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, and Engineering who are synthesizing, stabilizing, and functionalizing nanoscale materials with those who are studying ways to improve the detection, prevention, and treatment of human disease.  Researchers at Georgia Tech are using gold nanoparticles, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, fluorescent quantum dots, and carbon nanotubes to study ovarian cancer, circulating tumor cells,inflammatory bowel diseases, and targeted drug delivery.

Panel of Speakers:

Dr. Steven Hira - School of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Nazanin Masoodzadehgan - Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

Prof. Yomi Oyelere - School of Chemistry & Biochemistry


Nanomedicine: Going Small for Big Results is the fourth panel in the Blended Research Series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.


For additional information, see http://libguides.gatech.edu/nanomedicine

Questions?  Contact: Fed@library.gatech.edu
Tue - Feb 28
4:00 PM - 5:30 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 - Feb 28
4:30 PM - 6:00 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 the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (such as GIL Catalog, INSPEC, and NTIS). 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 further information, or if you have schedule conflicts (additional class sessions can be scheduled), or if you would like a class customized for your lab group. Most classes last an hour and a half to two hours.

Wed - Feb 29
3:00 PM - 4:00 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.
             Feb. 29        3:00  – 4:00 pm
             Apr. 12        11:00  – 12:00 pm
Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.
Thu - Mar 1
11:00 AM - 12:30 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
  • Data Clean-up & Thesauri
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with simple Matrices
  • Working with simple Maps
      Mar.  1     11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      Apr. 13     1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.
Thu - Mar 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 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

Fri - Mar 2
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Create a Tri-fold Brochure with InDesign CS5

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 trifold brochure & familiarize you with the interface.

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

Fri - Mar 2
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Audio Technologies Poster Session
Students from Dr. Paulette Richards's "Technologies of Representation" course will present posters on audio technologies related to radio and telecommunications. 
Mon - Mar 5
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Audio Technologies Poster Session
Students from Dr. Paulette Richards's "Technologies of Representation" course will present posters on audio technologies related to radio and telecommunications. 
Tue - Mar 6
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editing tool, commonly used by graphic designers. In this beginning workshop we will familiarize you with the interface and introduce to handy features within the package, as we create a basic logo/label. Illustrator is a must have in your arsenal of software for professional looking results.

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

Thu - Mar 8
11:00 AM - 12:00 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, 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) if you need additional information.

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

Thu - Mar 8
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: 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.

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, 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 9
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Experimental Knowledge
ENGL studnets will present a series of posters on H.G. Wells's The Time Machine, R.L. Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Mon - Mar 12
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover 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. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

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 - Mar 14
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  Essential Databases and Research 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.

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 - Mar 14
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  Productivity Tools for Graduate Students

Graduate students and researchers are bombarded every day with an overwhelming collection of information that they need to be able to synthesize and retrieve on demand. This class will introduce tools to improve the planning, organizing, leading, and managing of information. Research Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/getresearchdone.

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

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

Wed - Mar 14
12:00 PM - 1:30 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

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 - Mar 14
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX: Technical & Scientific Documentation (ADVANCED SESSION)
CHANGE OF DATE FROM ORIGINAL SCHEDULE!!!!!  THE CLASS WILL NOW BE HELD ON 3/14/2012.

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.  The Advanced LaTeX classes assume a working knowledge of LaTeX and focus on advanced skills, including graphics.

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

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

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 15
8:00 AM - 9:30 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

Mon - Mar 26
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Crash Course in CSS: Cascading Style Sheets

CSS: 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. This class is geared toward those already having a basic understanding of web design and HTML.

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

Tue - Mar 27
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

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

Wed - Mar 28
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.

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 - Mar 29
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library Series: "Human Systems Interaction: Assisting with Technology"

Date:  Thursday March 29, 2012

Time:  2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Location:  Neely Lobby - GT Library, 1 West


How does technology assist you in your daily life? Join us and hear how faculty and graduate students at Georgia Tech are developing new ways for technology to assist people in the areas of musical technology, public transport, and mobility assistance.

Human Systems Interaction:  Assisting with Technology is the fifth panel in the Blended Research Series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.

Panel of Speakers:

Kari Edison Watkins (Assistant Professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Maysam Ghovanloo (Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Yonatan Sasson (masters student in Georgia Tech’s Center for Music Technology)


For more information: 

http://libguides.gatech.edu/humansystems


Contact: FED@library.gatech.edu

Thu - Mar 29
3:00 PM - 4:30 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

Tue - Apr 3
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

Tue - Apr 3
5:00 PM - 6:00 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.

Wed - Apr 4
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Communication Ethics: 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.

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, 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 - Apr 4
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  LaTeX: Technical & Scientific Documentation (ADVANCED SESSION)
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.  The Advanced LaTeX classes assume a working knowledge of LaTeX and focus on advanced skills, including graphics.

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

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

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 - Apr 5
3:00 PM - 4:30 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

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
Tue - Apr 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Google SketchUp: Overview

SketchUp is a 3d modeling program developed by Google and designed for use in a wide spectrum of disciplines, from engineers to filmmakers & game developers. Come explore some of the many uses of this powerful tool, in this beginning level workshop.

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

Wed - Apr 11
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Using Poster Creation Software (InDesign)

This class covers the basics of preparing to visually represent your research at a conference. The class will cover 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. Guide for the class: http://libguides.gatech.edu/posterpresentation

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

Thu - Apr 12
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.
             Feb. 29        3:00  – 4:00 pm
             Apr. 12        11:00  – 12:00 pm
Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.
Fri - Apr 13
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  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

Fri - Apr 13
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
  • Data Clean-up & Thesauri
  • Working with Lists
  • Working with simple Matrices
  • Working with simple Maps

      Mar.  1     11:00 am – 12:30 pm
      Apr. 13     1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Please contact Lori Critz (Phone: 404-385-4392; lori.critz@library.gatech.edu) if you need additional information.
Mon - Apr 16
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  Basic Web Page Design: Dreamweaver CS5

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 - Apr 16
12:00 PM - 1:30 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

Wed - Apr 18
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Tips and Tricks in Photoshop 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.

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

Thu - Apr 19
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Blended Research @ the Library Series: "Going Green: Sustainable Technologies"

There seems to be a greater awareness in society of a need to put less of a strain on our planet. Sustainable technologies can help to meet the ever increasing demand for energy while reducing the harmful effects men have placed on the environment. Join us and hear of few examples of how faculty and graduate students at Georgia Tech are developing green technologies including harvesting energy from solar vortices like dust-devils, capturing carbon dioxide to reduce the greenhouse effect, and developing effective public policy for energy use.


Panelists:
1.  Marilyn Brown; Professor; School of Public Policy
2.  Ryan Lively; PostDoc; School of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
3. Mark Simpson; Ph.D. student; Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering


 

Going Green: Sustainable Technologies is the sixth panel in the Blended Research Series organized by the Faculty Engagement Department of the Georgia Tech Library.

Blended Research @ the Library is a panel discussion series focusing on multidisciplinary research. At each session faculty and graduate students from various departments present research in an area that crosses over several disciplines.




For more information: http://libguides.gatech.edu/goinggreen or, Contact: FED@library.gatech.edu


Sat - Apr 21
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Inventing the Future 2012: A Seminar for Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Researchers, Students & Professionals

Sponsored by the Georgia Tech Library, a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), and the Inventors Association of Georgia (IAG),  this seminar will cover America Invent Act (AIA), provisional patent applications, technology commercialization, business development and other related topics. An inventor spotlight event during the day will highlight a group of selected inventors with their invention models.

Whether you’re an inventor, entrepreneur, patents attorney, student, researcher or other interested individual, this seminar will provide you an opportunity to better understand the new patent law, to learn the tricks for filing a patent, to get better ideas how to move your invention forward, and to socialize and share information with the speakers as well as other participants. For those new to the process, you will learn the insights related to invention.

To be assured of a seat at the workshop, please REGISTER by Monday, April 9, 2012 at:
http://libguides.gatech.edu/inventfuture2012

Mon - Apr 23
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

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