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Fall Workshops at Cornell University Library

Learn how to better manage your research with Zotero.   Build data organization skills.  Want to learn how to use a Laser Cutter?

You can learn all these skills, and more, at  Cornell University Library’s Workshop series.  To learn more and sign up for sessions, please visit: https://spaces.library.cornell.edu/calendar/CULworkshops.

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August Workshops at Olin & Uris Libraries

Reserve your seat at the Olin & Uris Libraries Summer Workshop series sessions.  Click on workshop titles to secure your place.

Wikipedia Editing Workshop, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Interested in becoming a Wikipedian and improving the open educational content of this online encyclopedia?  The first thirty minutes of this class will be a short introduction to how Wikipedia works, why getting involved in it matters, and an overview of the basics of editing for new and beginning editors.  The introduction will be followed by a hands-on editing session.

You don’t have to be an expert to contribute – just bring a laptop (available at Olin Circulation) and your questions and topics that you’re interested in working on to start.

Designing Effective Presentations12:00pm – 1:00pm, Thursday, August 8, 2019

Learn the basics of creating dynamic visual presentations in any discipline, whether you use PowerPoint or Keynote as your presentation software.

In this workshop, we will show you where to find images that can be used legally and ethically, and give tips to design visually compelling slides that will get your points across effectively and boost your confidence as a presenter.

Introduction to Digital Privacy, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Thursday, August 8, 2019

Why do the same ads follow you from website to website? Who has access to texts you send, or to your Google search history? What can you do to increase your digital privacy? And most important — does it really matter? We’ll explore answers to all of these questions in this workshop, and you’ll leave with practical understandings and skills to apply to your daily digital life.

Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Misinformation, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Monday, August 12, 2019

In the high-speed world of reality-optional politics, “alternative” facts, and “fake” news, how can you identify news sources that are accurate and trustworthy? There are tools and approaches to help you be a more effective evaluator of news sources and news content. Join us for an hour of working together to recognize reliable news sources and separate them from the “alternative,” fake, truthy, and promotional versions.

Cornell University Library (for Staff), 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Everything at Cornell Libraries- books -DVDs and more, are free. Cornell Libraries are a great untapped benefit of working at Cornell. You can also check out and download ebooks and audiobooks from anywhere, stream video, download articles from magazines and newspapers for you and your kids, search genealogy resources…we’ll help you find what you are looking for.

Introduction to Photoshop, 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A hands-on introduction to image manipulation using the Adobe Photoshop. Learn about image file formats, color correction, how to touch up photos and ready images for print or web publishing.

Practice with basic Photoshop tools used for selecting and altering forms, adjusting brightness, contrast and color saturation, and converting and resizing images. No previous experience required.

Visualize Your Data with Tableau Public3:00pm – 4:30pm, Wednesday, August 14, 2019

How can visualization tools help you explore, analyze, and communicate your data to others? In this workshop, we will introduce several data visualization techniques using Tableau Public. No prior coding or design experience needed.

Optionally, you may “Bring Your Own Data” by e-mailing a dataset of your choice in Excel or CSV format to the instructor (zmw25@cornell.edu) along with any questions you have – we will explore your submissions as a group in the workshop session. (Please only send data you have permission to share publicly. No confidential data please!)

WordPress for Websites, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Thursday, August 15, 2019

Not just for blogs, WordPress can be used to produce elegant, user-friendly websites. Whether you’re creating a scholarly website or an extended online CV, WordPress is a flexible solution with a simple, intuitive interface and surprisingly powerful plugins. Learn the basics of WordPress site building in this session.
Please bring a laptop (not a tablet) to this workshop.

Introduction to Genealogy Online, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Friday, August 16, 2019

Participants will be introduced to basic tools and concepts for online researching of ancestors in the United States. The session will give you hands-on experience with two essential genealogical databases, Ancestry and HeritageQuest.

Summer Workshops 2019 @ Olin & Uris

Reserve your seat at the Olin & Uris Libraries Summer Workshop series sessions.  Click on workshop titles to secure your place.

Introduction to Digital Privacy, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Why do the same ads follow you from website to website? Who has access to texts you send, or to your Google search history? What can you do to increase your digital privacy? And most important — does it really matter? We’ll explore answers to all of these questions in this workshop, and you’ll leave with practical understandings and skills to apply to your daily digital life.

WordPress for Websites, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, Thursday, June 27, 2019

Not just for blogs, WordPress can be used to produce elegant, user-friendly websites.

Whether you’re creating a scholarly website or an extended online CV, WordPress is a flexible solution with a simple, intuitive interface and surprisingly powerful plugins. Learn the basics of WordPress site building in this session.

Please bring a laptop (not a tablet) to this workshop.

Consider taking the HTML workshop after this session to learn additional ways to control your new website.

Basic HTML, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Friday, June 28, 2019

Learn the syntax and structure of html in this introduction to the Internet’s most basic markup language. You’ll code a simple web page during this sixty-minute, hands-on session.

Introduction to LaTeX, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A hands-on introduction to document creation with LaTeX using the TeXStudio front-end and the MikTeX engine for Windows. LaTeX is a markup language enabling anyone to create high-quality typeset documents. Learn the basic structure of LaTeX and take advantage of the tools provided in TeXStudio. No previous experience required.

Introduction to Text Analysis, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This session will provide learners with a framework for exploring text corpora using computational methods. Through a hands-on introduction to iterative analysis with AntConc and jsLDA, learners will learn how to pose and pursue research questions using techniques like collocation detection and topic modeling.

The session will introduce the assumptions, benefits, and tradeoffs of various methods of text analysis, such as the impact of parts-of-speech tagging and the interpretability of topics. The session will also help learners identify how additional methods can support their inquiry, e.g. running text analysis in a programming language or visualizing outcomes, which they can pursue further in small group sessions.

Introduction to Zotero, 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Thursday, July 11, 2019

Zotero is a free, powerful, easy-to-use research tool that helps you gather and organize citations and sources such as pdfs. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of how to build your personal Zotero library of citations and PDFs, and how to use Zotero to create properly formatted citations in your papers, articles, and book manuscripts. Note: Zotero is not fully functional on Chromebooks.

Bring your own laptop to this session. On your own laptop, beforehand, please download and install Zotero 5, both the program and the browser connector(s): www.zotero.org/download (If you use all the browsers available, then download all the connectors.) Also register with Zotero: www.zotero.org/user/register

Scrivener for [Academic] Writing, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Scrivener is software for writing with more organization and other options than a word processor. It can be installed on Macs, PCs, and, just recently, iOS mobile devices. Long a favorite with fiction writers, its many powerful features are increasingly making it a favorite among academics.

Workshop attendees should bring their own laptop with the 30 day trial installed if you have not yet purchased Scrivener.  If this presents a challenge, before the workshop, please contact Olin Library Reference through Ask a Librarian.

Introduction to Visualizing Networks, 3:00pm – 4:30pm, Thursday, July 18, 2019

A network is a powerful framework for expressing relationships between people, places, events, and ideas. In this session, we will introduce network visualization as a strategy for exploring and communicating networks using Gephi, an open source network visualization software package. No prior coding knowledge required.

Additional summer workshop offerings will post soon.  Please contact us with any questions at olinurisworkshops@cornell.edu.

Extended Study Hours at Olin & Uris Libraries – Spring 2019

Olin & Uris Libraries will have extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the study and exam period, May 9th through May 18th. 

Olin Library will be open until 12 am on  May 10th, 11th, and 17th.

Uris Library will be open 24 hours through the end of the study/exam period, and start intercession hours on Saturday, May 19th, when the building closes at 5 pm.

For more information on the hours at Olin & Uris Libraries, please visit: https://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/hours.

Slope Day 2019 at Olin, Kroch, and Uris Libraries

 

New Laptop Docking Stations in Olin Library

Olin Library has six new laptop docking stations available in the first floor computing area (across from the Reference Desk).

To get started, plug your laptop into the monitor with the HDMI cable or USB-C cable. The circulation desk has adapters for Mini DisplayPort. You may need to turn the monitor on, as it powers off to save energy when idle. The monitor should be configured to automatically detect which cable you are using. If not, use the Menu buttons to navigate from the Menu into Input Source and ensure it is set to Auto Select. Windows laptops: Hold down the Windows Key () and press P to cycle through the display options. Apple laptops: Go to System Preferences (under the Apple menu) and select Displays.

Uris Cocktail Lounge Renovation

As part of our efforts to improve library spaces, the Cocktail Lounge (also known as the Uris Addition) is closed for a much-needed makeover! Opened in 1982, it will soon feature a more contemporary look, cozier and more versatile furniture, and study areas better-equipped for both individual and group work. With increased accessibility, it will also become fully ADA compliant.

When will it reopen?

With a renovation expected to take five months, we anticipate reopening in mid- to late-May 2019.

More information on the Renovation can be found here.

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Book Talk: “The Resistance: The Dawn of the Anti-Trump Opposition Movement”

Join us on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm in Olin Library, Room 106G for a Chats in the Stacks book talk. Sidney Tarrow, Emeritus Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and adjunct professor at Cornell Law School, will present The Resistance: The Dawn of the Anti-Trump Opposition Movement, co-edited with David S. Meyer. Featuring both young and senior scholars, The Resistance unearths the origins and dynamics of different sectors of the anti-Trump movement. Tarrow will be in conversation with Glenn Altschuler, Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies, to give an overview of this emerging movement and to provide sharp analyses on how it might exercise political influence and fight off the danger to democracy in the Trump era.

This book talk is sponsored by Olin Library. Light refreshments served.

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