Drop in Workshops
Library Workshops & Instruction Support
Drop in Workshops
Instructional Faculty at the Georgia Tech Library teach more than 100 free, drop in workshops a year on professional technologies, software and scholarly resources to support your students and your research.
We offer hands on workshops that train users on tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), iMovie, CMS (Wordpress,) and a variety of tools for showcasing research or course projects. Topics include: Video editing, Audio editing, Web Design, Infographics and Visual or Print Design. For more information on workshop content visit: http://libguides.gatech.edu/multimedia
Multimedia: Contact Alison Valk
Data Visualization & Analysis
We offer hands on workshops that train users on tools such as R, Open Refine, Plotly, Tableau and others for working with large data sets and data analysis. For more information on Data Visualization resources visit: http://libguides.gatech.edu/dataviz
Grant Funding Tools & Resources
We offer workshops on Pivot, a tool for identifying funding opportunities. With Pivot, researchers, faculty, students and research administrators (including non-citizens) can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to their scholar profile, collaborate with colleagues and manage the results of the process to build a funding strategy that supports both immediate and long-term funding needs.
Pivot: Contact Liz Holdsworth
Patents & Trademarks
Are you an inventor, an entrepreneur, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In these classes, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. For more information on Patent resources visit: http://libguides.gatech.edu/patent_guide
Patents: Contact Lisha Li
We offer workshops on Endnote, a software tool for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references on the Windows and Macintosh desktop. EndNote software is available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee. For more information on Endnote visit: http://libguides.gatech.edu/EndNote
We offer hands on workshops that train users on important databases and resources for in-depth research on Company information, Industry trends, Market Share and Financial information. For more information on Business resources visit: http://libguides.gatech.edu/business
Course Integrated Instruction
Georgia Tech librarians teach more than 250 course-integrated workshops a year, touching nearly 6,000 students, faculty and staff. Librarians can lead tailored, course-specific workshops for students, by instructor request. Librarians also offer custom workshops for departments or research groups.
These workshops should be scheduled in advance and can be integrated into course syllabi or class projects when necessary.
Classes take place on the 2nd floor of the Library, room 2130 and or in the basement classroom, unless otherwise specified. The Library classroom (room 2130) is equipped with 45 computer stations that run both Mac and PC environments. They provide access to the Adobe Creative Suite, EndNote and iMovie, R, Plotly, Vantage Point and more.
Our subject experts are always available to enrich your teaching and learning needs.
Communication through Art
Launched in 2013-14, Communication Through Art is an interdisciplinary program and collaborative effort between the Georgia Tech Library, the Paper Museum, campus partners and local artists. The program facilitates the creation of artistic projects on campus that nurture creativity and student-faculty interaction in the classroom. The program also seeks to discover new ways to engage with our community through library resources and special collections.
Librarian Led For Credit Courses
Library faculty lead numerous special sections that allow students to work with librarians on various research initiatives and specialized topics:
LMC 2699 & LMC 4699 - Undergraduate Research
In this research section, students work with instructional librarians on research with VR/AR for Teaching & Learning. Course offered most Fall and Spring semesters.
Students can explore media archaeology in the GT Library's retroTECH lab. Offered approximately once yearly.
GT1000 - First Year Experience
Librarians lead special sections of GT1000 that have a focus ranging from audio production with WREK, the campus radio station, to exploring the current information landscape and "fake news".
There are several VIP projects affiliated with the GT Library that students can register for and receive course credit. Learn more about Georgia Tech's VIP program.
We will respond to your request within 48 hours. Workshops require advanced planning please make requests at least 2 weeks in advance of proposed workshop dates.