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Summer Workshops at Olin and Uris Libraries

Registration is now open for our Summer Workshop Series:

Introduction to Research Management with Zotero
06/23/2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm

This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the free PDF and citation management tool, Zotero (zotero.org). This session will cover the basics of how to add citations and PDFs and how to create bibliographies in various formats. If you’ve already using Zotero and want to learn how to use it more efficiently, consider attending our Advanced Zotero workshop. Bring your own laptop to this session. Please download and install Zotero before the workshop.

Building an Online Collection with Omeka  
06/24/2015 – 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Omeka is a free, open source platform for publishing digital collections on the web. Using this innovative software developed for scholars, build collections of texts, images, or multimedia, and display content through galleries, with curatorial annotations, on maps, and more. Attendees will learn the basics while creating a small digital collection and online exhibition.
Take a look at some of these Omeka sites for inspiration: http://gvh.aphdigital.org/ | http://chnm.gmu.edu/1989/ | http://peacockroom.wayne.edu/
Bring your own laptop or borrow one from the Olin circulation desk. Signup is required 48 hours or more in advance. Attendance limited to Cornell community members.

Show Me the Money: Funding Beyond Cornell  
07/09/2015 – 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Trying to identify funding sources for dissertation research and writing? Learn how to find opportunities offered by foundations and other granting organizations and research the grants themselves. The class emphasizes U. S. funding sources. Registration limited to Cornell University graduate students. Class Outline

Wikipedia Editing Workshop
07/15/2015 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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 your questions and topics that you’re interested in working on to start.

Finding Images and Visual Media
07/27/2015 – 2:00pm to 3:00pm

An introduction to finding and using images and visual media from Cornell�s digital image collections and other resources. We will survey Flickr, image search engines and other free image resources, as well as the image collections and databases available on campus. Online Course Guide: http://guides.library.cornell.edu/findimages

Advanced Zotero
07/29/2015 – 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Whether you’re just starting a research paper or preparing a draft of your dissertation, Zotero can be a useful tool for managing your research. This session will cover advanced features will help you maximize your use of Zotero.
This session is intended for researchers who have started using Zotero, but want to learn more about features like groups, notes, tagging, and more. Bring your questions and a laptop with Zotero installed. If you’ve never used Zotero and need an introduction, consider attending our Introduction to Zotero workshop.

Designing Effective Presentations
08/05/2015 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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 Zotero via Web Ex
08/06/2015 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This interactive online workshop will introduce you to the free PDF and citation management tool, Zotero (zotero.org). This session will cover the basics of how to add citations and PDFs and how to create bibliographies in various formats. If you’ve already using Zotero and want to learn how to use it more efficiently, consider attending our Advanced Zotero workshop.

Please download and install Zotero before the workshop in order to follow along on your own computer. A url will be sent two weeks in advance for the session.

Adobe Photoshop
08/11/2015 – 2:00pm to 4:00pm

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.

Online Publishing for Scholars using WordPress
08/13/2015 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Not just for blogs, WordPress can be used to produce elegant, user-friendly websites. Whether you’re creating a publicly-accessible, scholarly website or an online collection of texts or images for private use, WordPress is a flexible solution with a simple, intuitive interface and surprisingly powerful plugins. Learn the basics of WordPress site building in this session.
Course outline.

Introduction to Tableau Public
08/14/2015 – 10:00am to 11:30am

Tableau Public is a free data visualization tool. It requires no plug-ins and no API. You can create interactive graphs, dashboards, maps and tables from virtually any data. The tool includes a free desktop product that you can download and use to publish interactive data visualizations to the web.

Basic HTML 
08/14/2015 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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. Bring a laptop. Be sure you have a plain text editor installed, such as NoteTab Light (for PC) http://www.notetab.com/notetab-light.php or TextWrangler (for Mac) http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/ both free downloads.

Get Started with Library Research at Cornell
08/18/2015 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Join us for a small group, hands-on workshop, and learn to navigate through electronic articles, databases, and citation management tools. We will show you tips for improving research efficiency, how to search for citations, when and how to request items through Interlibrary Loan, and introduce ways to keep track of the research you find. Get the most out of your research time!

Uris Classroom and Tower Computer Lab are Closed for the Summer

The Uris Library Classroom and Tower Room are closed through late summer for renovations.  The spaces will re-open prior to the fall semester.  The CL3 lab is open throughout the summer and offers access to many of the programs that are on the Classroom and Tower Computer Lab computers.  If you need help locating access to specific software Ask a Librarian.

From Government Studies @ the Library: New Resource — Armed Conflict Database

Armed Conflict Database — http://proxy.library.cornell.edu/login?url=https://acd.iiss.org/
From the Institute for Strategic Studies (ISS)

This resource provides year-by-year chronology of military and political events.

For more information please visit: http://blogs.cornell.edu/govlibrary/2015/06/08/new-resource-armed-conflict-database/

Reunion 2015: How to Connect (To Wi-Fi)

Visitor Wifi

Reunion 2015 Events at Olin, Kroch and Uris Libraries

Thursday, June 4th

The Heart of the University: Where Any Student Can Find Answers to Any Question, Uris Library Upper Lobby and Gallery Level and Olin Library, Level 1 and B1, Thursday 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (open until 9:00 p.m. in Olin Library)

150 Ways to Say Cornell and Lincoln’s Unfinished Work, Kroch Library, Level 2B, Hirshland Gallery, Thursday 9:00 am to 6:30 pm,

Map & Geospatial Information Collection Open House, Olin Library, Lower Level,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Reception for the exhibition 150 Ways to Say Cornell, Kroch Library, Level 2B, RMC 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Friday, June 5th

The Heart of the University: Where Any Student Can Find Answers to Any Question, Uris Library Upper Lobby and Gallery Level and Olin Library, Level 1 and B1, 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m

150 Ways to Say Cornell and Lincoln’s Unfinished Work, Kroch Library, Level 2B, Hirshland Gallery,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Map & Geospatial Information Collection Open House, Olin Library, Lower Level,  9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Genealogy: Finding Your Ancestors Online, Uris Library, Gallery Level Classroom  9:00 am to 10:00 am & 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Cornell Luminaries of Science Fiction, a talk by Fred Muratori, Olin Library, Rm 107, Friday 10 am

Historic Walking Tour of Uris, Olin, and Kroch Libraries, meet at the plaza in front of Uris Library Friday, 2 pm to 3 pm

Saturday, June 6th

The Heart of the University: Where Any Student Can Find Answers to Any Question, Uris Library Upper Lobby and Gallery Level and Olin Library, Level 1 and B1, 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m

150 Ways to Say Cornell and Lincoln’s Unfinished Work, Kroch Library, Level 2B, Hirshland Gallery,  10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Rare Books, Manuscripts, and University Archives Open House, Kroch Library, Level 2B 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

Genealogy: Finding Your Ancestors Online, Uris Library, Gallery Level Classroom   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

A.D. White Library Tours, (every 20 minutes) Uris Library,  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Cornell’s Human Sexuality Collection Tour, Kroch Library, Level 2B, RMC  3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

RMC Trifecta at Reunion 2015: Talk, Reception, and Demonstration

IMG_0977Talk: “The Past Is Prologue, Objects of Desire, What the Past Portends,
Why History Matters”

Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall, 4:30 p.m – 5:30 p.m.

Reception and Exhibit: 150 Ways to Say Cornell and Lincoln’s Unfinished Work
Level 2B, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Telegraph Receiver Demonstration

Level 2B, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, 6:00 p.m.

Engineering professor Clif Pollock will demonstrate how the original telegraph receiver—the machine that received Samuel Morse’s famous first telegraph message on May 24, 1844—still works.

Olin and Uris Summer Hours

Olin and Uris Library hours of operation shifted to summer schedule on May 20th.  Summer hours for all campus libraries can be found here.  Please note the exceptions to those schedules for each location, which are listed underneath each locations’ “regular” hours.

If you are looking for the summer hours for specific services at Olin Library, such as Reference and Interlibrary Services, please check this page.

“The Heart of the University” : Where Any Person Can Find Answers to Any Question

heart_smThis exhibition celebrates Cornell’s sesquicentennial through a look at the history of Uris and Olin libraries since they opened in 1891 and 1961, respectively.

Photographs, artifacts and maps demonstrate how research has changed over the years, and how the libraries remain “the heart of the university.”

A special installation uses geospatial data to create original maps that locate where Cornell’s students originated in its first, fiftieth and centennial classes. Maps from the library’s Map Collection show the growing Cornell campus in those years.

Featured LibGuide: “Cornell University History: A Research Guide”

Subject expertise from Cornell University Librarians is available 24 hours a day through Library Guides. These guides, which provided curated lists of resources on a variety of subjects, classes, and skills, can be found from the front page of the Cornell Library website.

Guides

Today’s featured guide, Cornell University History: A Research Guide, was created by Michael Engle, Reference and Instruction Librarian.

This guide is a great resource for those researching of Cornell’s rich history. Cornell University History: A Research Guide provides information and links to resources available through Cornell University Library.

If you still have questions, or prefer to contact us in person or via email, phone or chat: Ask a Librarian.

Rare and Manuscripts Collection is Open on Saturday May 23rd from 1 pm to 5 pm

150 Come experience Cornell University Library’s Sesquicentennial exhibition, 150 Ways to Say CornellCornell’s original charter will be on display.

LincolnsUnfinishedWork
Lincoln’s Unfinished Work is on display in the Rotunda, acting as a prelude to 150 Ways to Say Cornell.

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