Library Calendar


July 2010
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
August 2010
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
September 2010
S M T W T F S
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
October 2010
S M T W T F S
26 27 28 29 30 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
<< -=- >>

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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


Schedule of Sessions:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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


Schedule of Sessions:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

No registration is required. All are welcome!

Please contact Lisha Li for more information.

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

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


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


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


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

Location: Library Homer Rice Center, 2 East

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Schedule of Sessions:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Schedule of Sessions:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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

CLASS CANCELED DUE TO ILLNESS



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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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

Instructors: Candice Ferguson & Susan Wells Parham

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

For more information, please contact Susan Parham.

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

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

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

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

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


Schedule of Sessions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Schedule of Sessions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Come be part of the discussion!


Light refreshments provided!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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

additional information or for schedule conflicts.


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Schedule of Sessions:

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

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

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

Mon - Apr 18
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Photoshop Basics

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

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

Tue - Apr 19
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  A Return to Kindergarten -- Children's Book Fair
Feel like a child again.  Come to storytime, where you'll see a number of alphabet books, picture books, and storybooks created by this semester's English 1101 classes.
Thu - Apr 21
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  Mapping London: A Digital Resource Showcase
Students from the English 1102 class "Literary London" will showcase their Digital Mapping Projects in the LEC Performance Space. Using digital environments to visualize the data presented in five literary representations of London, students have created maps and visualizations that include interactive time-lines, tagged and annotated Google maps, hyper-linked digital texts, and word cloud analyses. (3 sessions: 9:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm)
Wed - Apr 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Trademark Searching Made Easy (Part IV - Intellectual Property in Academia Seminar Series)
Location: Library Homer Rice Center, 2 East

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

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

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 4:00pm – 5:30pm                            
Thu - Apr 28
8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  The Past, Present, and Future of Information Systems
Students from Dr. Warton's LCC 3403 seminar will present on technical communication issues.

In this age of ubiquitous electronic readers, personal computing, and multimedia communication, we don't often consider the book, or pen and paper as technologies, but they are, and considering them in that light can help us to use these and other communication tools more effectively.
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.