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Library Instruction Workshops

Listing of our current and archived workshops & webinars....


Pre-registration is required for all our Library Workshops. Registration opens 60 days before event.
Register for our Library Workshops online through the Learn@ISU website. Please let us know if you require any accommodation.

Here's how to register:

  • Visit Learn@ISU 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.

Library Workshops @ Parks Library

Register for our Library Workshops through the Learn@ISU website. 
Registration is required and opens 60 days before event.
All workshops are presented by our librarians.
Please let us know if you require any accommodation.

Fall 2019 Workshops.

Artstor - What is it Good For?
October 10, 3:10-4:30 p.m., 32 Parks Library.

Instructor-led by Jeff Alger

Artstor is the preeminent image repository for scholarly and educational research in the world, containing over 2.5 million images across many disciplines. This workshop will provide an introduction to Artstor including how to find, explore, and use images in your research, teaching, and even in your publications. We will cover the terms of use for Artstor images, the different collections available, and the different types of images and what they can be used for. The workshop will be geared toward novice users but those who are currently utilizing Artstor in their research or teaching are encouraged to attend as well and share how you are using this excellent image resource.

Getting Started with LaTeX and Overleaf
October 17, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 134 Parks Library.
Instructor-led by Eric Schares

LaTeX is a powerful typesetting language often used for writing theses, dissertations, or peer-reviewed journal articles.  Unlike a traditional word processor, files are written in a markup language and then run through LaTeX to apply the formatting.  This allows authors to focus on their document’s content, not its appearance. Switch from single- to double-column formatting by changing a toggle.  Build your reference section automatically using the citation feature.  Typeset beautiful mathematical equations. This hands-on workshop uses the Overleaf editor to demonstrate the basics of LaTeX.  Attendees will work through examples, experiment with common features, and take away a list of additional resources that can be used after the workshop to explore further.

Open Access Publishing: Where do I Start?
October 21, 1:10-2:00 p.m., 134 Parks Library.
Instructor-led by Abbey Elder

Start exploring your options for Open Access publishing today! This workshop will walk you through the process of identifying and evaluating a publisher, locating funding, and exploring other options for making your research open. Whether you want to publish an article or share your research data, we'll get you started

Data Sharing 101
October 24, 3:30-5 p.m., 32 Parks Library.
Instructor-led by Megan O'Donnell

The sharing of research data is a vital component of open science. It is a process that works in tandem with publishing by providing access to the data that underlies and supports research results. This workshop covers the best practices for data sharing including how to prepare a dataset for sharing and what to expect during review. A hands-on introduction to Iowa State University's new data repository, DataShare, will be provided for participants.

EndNote Web Basics
November 7, 3:10-4:30 p.m., 134 Parks Library.
Instructor-led by Jesse Garrison

Lost the references you need for your research paper? Thesis & dissertation citations becoming unmanageable?  This workshop for beginners introduces EndNote Web, a free bibliographic management program that helps you collect, organize, format, and use your collected citations in your writing projects.

Data Management Planning: An Introduction
November 14, 3:10-4:30 p.m., 405 Parks Library.
Instructor-led by Megan O'Donnell and Erin Thomas

Ever wondered what makes a good data management plan? Have questions about data sharing & open data? Interested in learning how other researchers manage data? Want to know what resources are available to help you write a data management plan? Then this workshop is for YOU. 

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