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Knowledge Center a la Carte Workshop Calendar

Knowledge Center à la Carte

A series of free workshops, February 10-14, 2014 

Sign up today for one or more workshops

Drop-ins are also welcome wherever seats are available.

Monday, Feb 10

Tuesday, Feb 11

Wednesday, Feb 12

Thursday, Feb 13

Friday, Feb 14

 

12:00-1:00 
E-book Boot Camp: Learning to Use UNR E-book Content
MIKC 114

1:30-2:30    
Integrating Turning Technologies (Clickers) in your Classroom
MIKC  114

3:00-5:00    
Video Production 101
MIKC  108 Dynamic Media Lab

3:00-5:30
Beginning Excel
MIKC 114

 


 

 

 

11:00-12:00
Cloud Storage
MIKC 114 

11:00-12:30
Getting Started with GIS Change in Location: DeLaMare Library, DataWorks South                  

12:30-1:45
Scholarly Impact: Tools and Metrics for Measuring  Research Impact
MIKC 114

1:00-2:00        
Get your Students to "Read" your Syllabi: Create Introductory Videos
MIKC 104

2:00-3:00
Wrangling your References: Tools for Finding, Organizing, Annotating, and Building Bibliographies
MIKC 114

3:30-4:15        
Web 2.0 Tools for Education
MIKC 114

 

 

11:00-12:00
Community        Engagement: WebCampus for Everyone
MIKC 114

2:00-3:00
Applied GIS- How can it help you?
MIKC 121 DataWorks

3:00-3:45  
Finding and Using Open Source Content
MIKC 114

4:00-5:00 
Designing Posters for Success
MIKC 114

 

 

12:00-1:00
Mendeley: A Free Research Organization Tool
MIKC 114

1:30-2:30
Graduate Student Research Toolbox
MIKC 114

1:30-2:30
Copyright and    Educational Use
MIKC 121 DataWorks

3:00-5:30
Advanced Excel
MIKC 114

 

 

11:00-12:00
Zotero: Beyond Managing Your Citations
MIKC 114 

1:00-2:30 
EndNote Online and Cite While You Write
MIKC 114

1:00-2:15
Beginning Prezi
Cancelled

 


 

 

For more information or to schedule for a workshop for your department, contact Pat Ragains at ragains@unr.edu/775-682-5593 or Amy Shannon at ashannon@unr.edu/775-682-6624.

 

Workshop Descriptions

 

Advanced Excel

This workshop will focus on interacting with the data in Excel worksheets through formulas, functions, and other analysis tools. Participants should have a good grasp of basic Excel usage including workbooks, worksheets, columns/rows, data entry, formatting and printing. The class will consider how to build and edit formulas and how to include functions in formulas. Specific emphasis will be given to simple and embedded IF, date/time, and text functions. Powerful yet easy-to-use data analysis tools like pivot tables and data look-up formulas will also be presented. This class is not for Excel 2013 newbies.

Instructor: Patti Walsh, IT/Applications Support Specialist            

Thursday, February 13, 3:00-5:30, MIKC 114   Register

 

Applied GIS- How can it help you?

This is a beginner to intermediate level GIS workshop whose goal is to demonstrate how data visualization and mapping can be applied to your own work and research goals. We will be talking about the uses of GIS across a broad range of subject areas including the sciences, arts, and humanities. We will incorporate an activity to help you to realize how Geographic Information Systems can be applied to your own work.

Instructor: Erich Purpur– GIS Librarian

Wednesday, February 12, 2:00-3:00, MIKC 121   DataWorks   Register

 

Beginning Excel

A short introduction to the basics.  We will use Excel 2013 but information will be applicable to most versions of Excel.  Topics will include design and formatting of data sets, data vs printable views, sorting and filtering, simple formulas and functions, simple charts and printing. New features in Excel 2013 will be highlighted.          

Instructor: Patti Walsh, IT/Applications Support Specialist   

Monday, February 10, 3:00-5:30, MIKC 114   Register

 

Beginning Prezi

This workshop will show attendees how to begin using Prezi, a web- based program that allows the creation of dynamic presentations. We will work towards an end product with how-to steps along the way.

Instructors: Michael Davis Jr, Reference/Instruction Librarian and Kalena Pelekai-Wai, Web Developer &  Application Specialist

Friday, February 14, 1:00-2:15, MIKC 121 DataWorks  Cancelled

 

Cloud Storage – Dropbox, iCloud, Box, and Beyond

Whether you need a place to back up your writing or you want to share files between devices, the future is in the cloud. This workshop will provide a comparison of the leading free or low-cost cloud-based data storage options, including Dropbox, iCloud and several others. 

Instructor: Amy Shannon, Life Sciences Librarian

Tuesday, February 11, 11:00-12:00, MIKC 114   Register

 

Community Engagement: WebCampus for Everyone

The Community Engagement module for WebCampus opens the University’s enormously successful course content delivery system to a world of collaborative uses beyond teaching and learning. Learn how Community can be used to create non-academic courses for online collaboration and communication in your department, and how WebCampus can be leveraged to target your message to an academically engaged audience.

Instructor: Bowen Drewes, WebCampus Administrator

Wednesday, February 12, 11:00-12:00, MIKC 114   Register

 

Copyright and Educational Use

This workshop will cover the scope of copyright, fair use, UNR's copyright-compliance policies, library services related to reserve materials, and the availability of rights-free and public domain sources.

Instructor: Pat Ragains, Business & Government Information Librarian

Thursday, February 13, 1:30-2:30, MIKC 121 DataWorks   Register

 

Designing Posters for Success

Learn the fundamentals of good poster design, utilizing a surprising variety of visual communication advice. We will also discuss the legalities and proper use of external images and text within a presentation poster.

Instructors: Amy Shannon, Life Sciences Librarian and Harry Thomas, @One Service Desk Manager

Wednesday, February 12, 4:00-5:00, MIKC 114    Register

 

E-book Boot Camp: Learning to Use UNR E-book Content

E-books are a confusing mosaic of file formats, DRM, software, and hardware. This session will address how these different elements work together and what they mean for the specific e-book collections that we have at UNR. Attendees will have the opportunity to do some hands-on training will collections that we have available in the Knowledge Center.

Instructors: Steven Harris, Assistant Dean of Libraries and Molly Beisler, Head of Discovery Services  

Monday, February 10, 12:00-1:00, MIKC 114   Register

 

EndNote Online and Cite While You Write

Drowning in a sea of citations? Can’t find that article you read last year? Learn how to use a reference management tool that allows you to save, organize, and share your own citation library. This workshop will cover everything from setting up an account to creating a bibliography in the   format of your choice.  

Instructor: Amy Shannon, Life Sciences Librarian

Friday, February 14, 1:00-2:30, MIKC 114   Register

 

Finding and Using Open Source Content

In this hands-on workshop you will learn to discover course materials available on the internet and learn how to use these materials in your course. Open source course content is licensed under Creative Commons licensing agreement and available for use in your course at no cost. 

Instructors: Robert Newbury, TLT Instructional Designer, and Wenzhen Li, TLT Instructional Designer

Wednesday, February 12, 3:00-3:45. MIKC 114    Register

 

Get your Students to "Read" your Syllabi: Create Introductory Videos

We know that students do not always read our syllabi,  creating headaches for everyone. We will discuss how to get our students to "read" our syllabi by creating short course introductory videos. Attend and you will learn about resources, UNR support, tips, and insider experience to help you create your own introductory videos.

Instructor: David Harrison, TLT Instructional Designer

Tuesday, February 11, 1:00-2:00, MIKC 104    Register

 

Getting Started with GIS - an introduction

Learn basic concepts of geographic information software and the nuts and bolts of incorporating geospatial data into a simple GIS project that you will create during the session.

Instructors: Erich Purpur, GIS Librarian and Kalena Pelekai-Wai, Web Developer & Application  Specialist                                                                         

Tuesday, February 11, 11:00-12:30  New Location: DeLaMare Library    Register                                                                                                                                                                                   

 Graduate Student Research Toolbox

Learn about library resources and services that are critical for success in graduate research. Topics to be covered  include advanced searching techniques, locating dissertations and theses, interlibrary loan, research current awareness services, and research organization tools.

Instructor: Maggie Ressel, Director of Information Services

Thursday, February 13, 1:30 - 2:30, MIKC 114    Register

 

Integrating Turning Technologies (Clickers) in your Classroom

This workshop introduces Turning Technologies’ student response system and how it can be integrated in the classroom to enhance teaching. Focus is played on different ways to use clickers. Some hands-on experiences are provided.  

Instructor: Wenzhen Li, TLT Instructional Designer

Monday, February 10, 1:30-2:30, MIKC 114    Register

 

Mendeley: A Free Research Organization Tool

Learn how to use a free research tool that allows you to create instant bibliographies with citations imported from databases like PubMed, the Web of Science, and more. You’ll also learn how to use Mendeley to store, annotate, and highlight article PDFs.

Instructor: Ann Medaille, Assessment Librarian

Thursday, February 13, 12:00-1:00, MIKC 114    Register

 

Scholarly Impact: Tools and Metrics for Measuring Research Impact

This session will survey some of the new and established tools for measuring the impact of your scholarly work. We’ll briefly review some different scholarly measures, such as journal impact factors and article citation counts, as well as some “altmetrics.” Then we'll do a brief overview of tools such as Google Scholar Citations, Journal Citation Reports, SCImago Journal Rank, Web of Science, and Academia.edu.

Instructors: Molly Beisler, Knowledge Access & Discovery Librarian and Ann Medaille, Assessment Librarian

Tuesday, February 11, 12:30-1:45, MIKC 114    Register

Video Production 101

This workshop will walk you through the basic steps of  creating a video from concept to distribution. You will participate in recording video and audio for a standard interview set-up and learn the basics of video editing using Adobe Premiere Pro. You will also be introduced to the resources that UNR provides for video production through staff support and video equipment checkout

Instructors: Daniel Fergus, Manager, Student Digital Media Technology and Winter Carrera,  Media production Specialist         

Monday, February 10, 3:00-5:00, MIKC 108 Dynamic Media Lab    Register

 

Web 2.0 Tools for Education

In this hands-on session you will discover where to find Web 2.0 tools that you can use for your teaching. These tools are web based and free for you to use. Discover picture editor, screen capture, audio recorders, and presentation software.

Instructors: Robert Newbury, TLT Instructional Designer, and Wenzhen Li, TLT Instructional Designer

Tuesday, February 11, 3:30-4:15, MIKC 114     Register

 

Wrangling your References: Tools for Finding, Organizing, Annotating, and Building Bibliographies

Citation management tools are no longer just for building bibliographies – they support finding, storing, annotating, and sharing references as well. This overview will highlight why you might find tools such as Mendeley, Zotero, and EndNote Web useful for managing your research, from the first casual searches through building your final bibliography.    

Instructor: Rudy Leon, Outreach & Instruction Librarian

Tuesday, February 11, 2:00-3:00, MIKC 114    Register

 

Zotero: Beyond Managing Your Citations

Zotero is a freely available online citation management tool that goes beyond the creation of formatted bibliographies. Zotero also allows you to save, store, organize, and annotate digital materials (journal citations and books as well as online video, audio, blog posts, web pages, tweets, etc.). Zotero also provides for simple collaboration, with easy sharing of citations as well as public and private discussion forums.

Instructor: Rudy Leon, Outreach & Instruction Librarian

Friday, February 14, 11:00-12:00, MIKC 114    Register

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