Category Archives: PhD Students

Bloomberg Terminal Training. Sign up now!

In the library we get asked all year round when training sessions for Bloomberg Terminal’s are. The answer is always at the beginning of the year.  This year, they are so popular, they have added extra sessions!  Please see the dates and times below.  Be sure to follow the link at the end to register.  Trust me, this is one training session you do not want to miss!

Bloomberg Introductory Training.  The dates for the sessions are as follows:

  • Friday, October 7th @ 10 am
  • Friday, October 21st @ 10 am
  • Friday, November 4th @ 10 am
  • Friday, November 18th @ 10 am

All sessions will be held at the Business Library.

RSVP @  https://goo.gl/forms/F6W0mlblriyxXNcO2

As an FYI, the form will automatically notify the business global and generate a confirmation email for the patron.

Lastly, if any of theses times do not work for the patron he/she can request an individual consult via business@library.columbia.edu

DIY Research Series – Get the most out of your research!

Though we know your time here at the J-School is short and packed, these  workshops are something that you can work into your schedule to help you while you are here at Columbia and beyond!  Check them out and sign up for the ones you can.  We want to make sure you have all the tools you need to be successful!

DIY Research Series from the Libraries
Build skills on how to design and conduct your own research studies!
All workshops are held in Lehman Social Sciences Library, Group Study 2, 12:30-1:30pm
October 4
Basics of Study Design
Learn how to translate a research question into a research study. Find documentation on how to conduct different kinds of research analysis, and get up to speed quickly with different methods to aid you in your research.
 
October 11
Using Free and Open Data
Discover free and open data – from government agencies and other organizations – that you can use in your research immediately to do analysis and visualizations. Open data portals, data scraping, FOIA requests, and open data issues will be discussed.
 
October 18
Ethnography & Observation Studies
Understand how to collect data on individual/group activities and social interactions through ethnographic fieldwork and participant-observation. Methodological strengths, limitations, and documenting fieldnotes will be discussed.
 
October 25
Survey & Interview Studies
Understand how to collect data using surveys and interviews. Sampling, question development, and implementation will be covered. Doing sensitive research and working with vulnerable groups will also be discussed.

1000 Twitter Followers – Time to Celebrate!

A little birdie told us we now have 1,000 followers! 

@JournalismLib is grateful to all followers for enabling us to reach this milestone.  We will be randomly selecting 5 of our current followers for $5 Amazon gift cards as a token of our appreciation.  We wouldn't be here without all of you! 

And if you're not yet following us, join us now!  Still time to win – random drawing will happen Friday, May 24th, at 7pm. 

Resource Spotlight – Ashley Jester

Please welcome Ashley Jester, the new Data Services Coordinator in the Social Sciences Libraries!  Ashley holds a PhD from Stanford in Political Science with advanced specializations in international relations, organizational behavior, and political economy.  She's here to assist you with your research, from the initial steps of background research and finding data to analysis and interpretation of data.  She's great with Excel, STATA, SPSS, R, and you can find her staffing the reference desks at the Digital Social Science Center (DSSC) and Data Services in Lehman Library.  She's also available for individual/small group consultations…AND she thinks journalism students are super-cool, so don't hesitate to call upon Ashley!

ashley.jester@columbia.edu, (212) 854-0514

Welcome, MAs, PhDs, China and Spencer Fellows, & Knight-Bagehots!

 pencilWelcome, Fall MAs, PhDs, China and Spencer Fellows, and Knight-Bagehots!

CUL Digital Centers Internships

Exciting news!  Columbia Libraries will award 6 internship opportunities within our digital centers on emerging digital tools and research methodologies, collaborating with librarians and technologists in supporting and promoting digital scholarship.  We are seeking qualified Columbia graduate students; internships pay $20/hour.  Don't delay!  Click here for more information – application deadline is September 15th, 2012.

Cookie Fest for CUJ12!

Congratulations, graduating class of 2012!  Please stop by the Journalism Library on Wednesday, 5/9 for one last cookie from all of us in the libraries (byo Jawa Juice).  It's been a *pleasure* to work with you, and we wish you all the best!  Don't forget to let me know if you would like your tweets to be featured in the JournalismLib's "Follow Fridays" tweets for J-School alumni.  Special guest appearance by YODA, weather, temperament, and nap schedule permitting…  Not yet graduating?  Come for a cookie anyway! 

AND one last game!  Using Factiva (http://www.columbia.edu/cgi-bin/cul/resolve?AUQ3920), find one article (and cite it!) that quotes the Empire Strikes Back first-day box office $ gross!  First 3 correct answers win an "authentic" Cantina Band tee.  Submit answers to journalism@libraries.cul.columbia.edu