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July Workshops at Olin & Uris Libraries

Digital Privacy: Everyday Privacy Protection  – July 5th at 4 pm in Olin Library 106G Classroom

Learn about the major risks to your privacy, how to discern riskier digital circumstances from safer ones, and “set-it-and-forget-it” low-barrier actions you can take to increase your protection. Have questions about two-factor authentication, password managers, https, private messaging apps, and how to stop those personalized ads with pictures of the last pair of shoes you shopped for from following you around online?  During the workshop, take the opportunity to change browser settings, device settings, and browser plug-ins that will make real differences to your privacy. In addition, learn how to take advantage of library and campus resources that can help.

Bring your laptop, smartphone, and other devices to this session.

Scrivener for [Academic] Writing – July 12th at 4 pm in Olin Library 106G Classroom

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.

WordPress for Websites – July 18th at 4 pm in Olin Library 106G Classroom

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.

Please bring a laptop to this workshop. Course outline.

Basic HTML – July 19th at 4 pm in Olin Library 106G Classroom

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.

Please bring a laptop, or borrow one from Olin Circulation.

Introduction to LaTeX – July 26th at 4 pm in Olin Library 106G Classroom

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.

Bring your own laptop or borrow one from Olin Circulation.

Fake News, Alternative Facts, and Misinformation: Learning to critically evaluate media sources – July 30th at 3:30 pm in Uris Library Classroom

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.

For information on August workshops, please visit: https://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/events/workshops.

 

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