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Library Instruction Workshops

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Library Workshops @ Parks Library


Pre-registration is required for all our Library Workshops. Register for our Library Workshops online through the Learn@ISU website.

Here's how to register:

  • Visit the Learn@ISU site and login with your ISU Net-ID and password (see "User Name" and "Password" area in upper right corner)
  • Locate the Keyword search box (see upper left corner).  Type in:  LIB  and then click the Search button
  • Find Library Workshops on the list, then find your workshop.  Note current Workshops have a List Events link - click the link for your workshop.
  • Click Enroll - a pop-up window gives workshop info and a Register button - click that button to register for the Workshop.  You're done!

You will receive an email with the subject: Enrollment Confirmation.  You may also receive periodic reminders that you have registered for the Workshop.

Spring 2017 Workshops:

Exploring the Archives: A Case of Academic Freedom
Thursday, April 6, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

During the 1940s the Iowa State campus was embroiled in a bitter feud over the recommendation that oleomargarine could be a suitable substitute for butter in the homes of Iowa families. Explore this unique moment in Iowa State’s history through an examination of primary source materials from Special Collections and University Archives and discover how activities like this can be used in classes to develop analytical thinking skills.

Getting Started with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Makey Makey‚Äč
Thursday, April 6, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Want to build a banana piano or a temperature sensor alarm?  Maybe you want a houseplant to Tweet when it needs watering, or you’re just interested in learning more about electronics and how they work?

This workshop will introduce the basics, pros, and cons of Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Makey Makey, three microcontrollers which allow interactions between computers and the physical world.  Participants will get hands-on time to build simple example circuits, and all types of kits are available for checkout from Parks Library for continued exploration after the workshop.

Prior experience with coding is helpful but not required.  Desktop computers will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop if you want to save and edit your work afterward.

Watch for mailings, flyers, and e-Library news!
Contact Jody Kalvik with registration questions.

Past Spring 2017 Workshops

Journal Citation Reports Training
This workshop was held on January 31, Noon - 1:00 p.m.

Data Management Planning: An Introduction 
This workshop was held on February 16, 3-4:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Mendeley
This workshop was held on February 24, 3-4:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Zotero
This workshop took place on March 2, 3-4:30 p.m. 

Beyond the Text: Rare Books as Artifacts
This workshop took place on March 3, 3-4:30 p.m. 

Hands on History: Using Primary Sources in the Classroom
This workshop took place on March 30, 3-4:30 p.m. 

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Library Instruction Programs
140 Parks Library