Category Archives: Workshops

Going On Now: Public Events For CCOH’s 2012 Summer Institute!

The Columbia Center for Oral History's Summer Institute is currently running June 4- June 15.  This year the Institute explores "What is Remembered: Life Story Approaches in Human Rights Contexts."

A series of lectures and panel events are free and open to the public.

For additional information on the Institute, please visit the Center's website.

TUESDAY JUNE 5 — “VIOLENCE AGAINST DISABLED WOMEN IN NEPAL”

Tuesday June 5, 4:15-5:30pm. Recipient of Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship and Lecturer at Tribhuvan University in Nepal, Neeti Khanal, will give a presentation focused on her recent work, entitled, “Violence Against Disabled Women in Nepal”

LOCATION: Columbia University, 203 Butler Library, Morningside Heights Campus. Campus Map.

Come listen to Neetie Khanal, Lecturer at the Central Department of Sociology/Anthropology at Tribhuvan University in Nepal and recipient of Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship, give a compelling presentation focused on her recent work, entitled, “Violence Against Disabled Women in Nepal” as well as her experiences interviewing disabled women survivors of violence. Her past work includes an examination of Maoist women’s experience in armed conflict in Nepal. MORE INFO HERE.


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Locker Lotteries, Using the Business Library, Theater Architects and More …

Check out what’s going on this week at the Libraries:

Would you like an introduction that shows you how to navigate the libraries resources and services?  Come to one of three workshops offered by librarian Karen Green

Hoping to snag a Butler Library locker for the academic year?  Enter the Butler Library locker lottery by this Friday, September 9th.

The New York Times brings welcome news regarding the future of the Victoria Theater on 125th Street in Harlem designed by Thomas Lamb, one of the major theater architects of the first half of the 20th century, whose archive is one of the most heavily used collections in Avery Library’s Drawings and Archives.

Check out five things you need to know about researching in Watson Library

Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the Library!

by Jessica Gentile, Social Media Intern

Columbia University Libraries welcomes all new and returning students! As the fall semester gets under way, here are the top ten things you need to know about Columbia’s Libraries (yes, libraries, there are over 20 of them!)

1. Your CUID Card is your library card!

  • Have your card on you at all times. It’s necessary for you to enter the library, check out materials, and use the copy machines.

2. There are over 20 libraries at Columbia!

  • Chances are you won’t have to use all of them, but you should know what’s available (and where it’s located) for your particular research needs. Butler Library specializes in history and humanities, while Avery is the place to go for art and architecture. There’s also the C.V. Starr East Asian Library, the Science and Engineering Library, the Business and Economics Library and many, many more. Check out the complete list here.

3. LibraryWeb is the place to start your research.

  • It has links to everything you need: catalogs, archival collections, databases, other e-resources and, yes, even the very blog you’re reading right now.

4. CLIO is the online Catalog of Columbia.

  • Be sure to check out our awesome guide to CLIO for helpful search tips.

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New Summer DHC Workshop Series: Shorts!

by Jessica Gentile, Social Media Intern

Want to sharpen your research skills but are short on time this summer? Then Shorts are for you! The new workshop series presented by the DHC features 20-minute lightening sessions arranged by theme. Feel free to take one, two or all three over the course of an hour. All sessions take place in Butler 306. Check out the complete listings below and visit the Library Workshops website to register for each event.

July 6, 11-12pm
Power Searching (20-min sessions)
1. Ten Keys to Mastering Database Searching
2. WorldCat
3. Digital Dissertations

July 7, 12-1pm
Newspaper Collections (20-min sessions)
1. Historical Newspaper Collections
2. Current Newspaper Collections
3. Alternative Press Collections

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Check Out Summer Geographic Information System Workshops At The DSSC

by Jessica Gentile, Social Media Intern

Over the summer, the Libraries’ are offering a variety of GIS workshops, covering both basic and advanced topics and technologies. Here’s a listing of what’s coming up this June, July, and August. To register for any of these workshops, visit the DSSC website. We hope to see you there!

Working with ModelBuilder II
June 29, 2011, 11:00am – 12:30pm
DSSC Data Service, 215 Lehman Library

ModelBuilder is an application in ArcGIS used to create and edit models or workflows, stringing together geoprocessing tools. The models can either be run in ModelBuilder, setup to run as a tool in ArcToolbox or even exported to a Python script. This workshop will pick up where ModelBuilder I left off, covering advanced functionality such as loops, iterations, lists, and inline substitutions.

Attendance to part I is not required to attend part II.

All attendees must have some basic knowledge of ArcGIS, and at least know how to add data, save a project file (mxd), and access tools in ArcToolbox.

Google Earth Pro
July 6, 2011, 10:30am – 11:30am
DSSC Data Service, 215 Lehman Library

Google Earth Pro is available on all the DSSC lab machines as well as the Data Service. There are several advantages to using Google Earth Pro over the publicly available version for GIS users which will be covered in this hands-on workshop.

Working with KML
July 13, 2011, 10:30am – 11:30am
DSSC Data Service, 215 Lehman Library

KML files work in many applications including Google Earth, NASA WorldWind and ESRI ArcGIS Explorer. This workshop will introduce ways of creating and editing KML files and customizing files. Continue reading

Check out our Summer Workshops!

by Jessica Gentile

Over the summer, the Libraries will continue to offer many free research and technology workshops to support students and faculty. Here’s a listing of what’s coming up this June and July. (You can find a complete listing of Libraries workshops and instructional classes on our website.) We hope to see you soon!

Adobe Photoshop
Butler Library, Room 306

A brief tutorial on this basic image manipulation tool, covering workspace, tools, basic functions, and some advanced features.

  • June 15, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Advanced Google
Butler Library, Room 306

This workshop will focus on best practices for searching the Google universe (Books, Scholar, Images, Web, Blogs, etc).

  • June 16, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

EndNote Bibliographic Software
Butler Library, Room 306

The classic bibliographic citation software, still the best choice for managing large collections of citations and customizing citation styles and reference types.

  • June 14, 2011 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • June 28, 2011 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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February Workshops

The Libraries continues to offer a series of free technology and research workshops to support students and faculty in their teaching, research, and learning. Here’s a brief selection of what’s available in February.  (You can find a complete listing of Libraries workshops on our website.) We hope to see you soon!

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February 03, 2011 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST
Advanced Google
Butler Library, Room 306
This workshop will focus on best practices for searching the Google universe (Books, Scholar, Images, Web, Blogs, etc)

February 07, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
EndNote Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
The classic bibliographic citation software, still the best choice for managing large collections of citations and customizing citation styles and reference types

February 08, 2011 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Scanning Essentials
305 Butler Library, DHC
A basic overview of the options available at the Digital Humanities Center for creating electronic texts and images.

February 08, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
NVIVO Qualitative Analysis Software Part 2
306 Butler Library
The leading qualitative analysis software, supporting the annotation and analysis of text and media files.

February 09, 2011 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
Endnote
321a Lehman Library
Endnote allows users to search for, to retrieve, and to store citations from journal databases and book catalogs. Because it links directly to word-processing programs such as Microsoft Word and Wordperfect, Endnote enables users to add and format citations for papers as they write.

February 10, 2011 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
Adobe Photoshop
Butler Library Room 306
A brief tutorial on this basic image manipulation tool, covering workspace, tools, basic functions, and some advanced features

February 18, 2011 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Bloomberg Introduction Session
Watson Business and Economics Library
This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

February 18, 2011 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EST
GIS – Introduction to GIS
EDS, 215 Lehman Library
A hands-on introduction to Geographic Information Systems using ESRI ArcGIS software.

February 23, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
Zotero Citation and Resource Management Software
306 Butler Library
An introduction to the various features of this FireFox plugin, an exciting new program that allows the easy capture of web pages and records from many of the Libraries’ databases, the production of bibliographies and citations in various styles, the downloading and indexing of full text resources, and the creation and management of reading notes


 

Find Articles Beta Workshops

Come to a workshop on Find Articles Beta – the Libraries’ latest search tool. (What is Find Articles Beta?) The workshops will provide you with an overview of Find Articles Beta, how it relates to other library databases and resources, and how to get the most out of your searches using Find Articles Beta.

Friday, October 15 – noon-1pm, 306 Butler
Friday, October 22 – noon-1pm, 306 Butler
Friday, October 29- noon-1pm, 306 Butler
Friday, November 5 – noon-1pm, 306 Butler

No sign-up necessary, just stop by!

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October Workshops at the Libraries

Try a workshop at the Libraries this month! The following are just a selection of what’s offered.

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October 07, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
EndNote Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
The classic bibliographic citation software, still the best choice for managing large collections of citations and customizing citation styles and reference types. 

October 08, 2010 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Endnote Essentials
Lehman Library, Electronic Data Service, Room 215
A hands on introduction to the Endnote bibliographic software. Endnote allows researchers to search for, retrieve, and store citations from databases such as JSTOR and ProQuest as well the library catalog. It also allows researchers to add and format, as they write, citations for papers.

October 8, 2010 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Mendeley – Organize, share and discover
HSC 202A (Hammer 2nd floor)
Registration is required for this class. (Register here.) Topics the session will cover: Overview of Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com/) Services on organizing, collaborating on and discovering research papers; Creating your library and managing your documents and references; Creating and managing groups on Mendeley and citing and sharing references; How to find new and relevant sources as well as learn from the statistics that the network provides.

October 15, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Citation Management Software for SEAS (Including Endnote)
Botwinick Lab, 1220 Mudd Building

October 21, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT
Zotero Citation and Resource Management Software
306 Butler Library
An introduction to the various features of this FireFox plugin, an exciting new program that allows the easy capture of web pages and records from many of the Libraries’ databases, the production of bibliographies and citations in various styles, the downloading and indexing of full text resources, and the creation and management of reading notes.

October 22, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
NVIVO Qualitative Analysis Software. Part 1
306 Butler Library
The leading qualitative analysis software, supporting the annotation and analysis of text and media files.

October 29, 2010 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
GIS – Using Spatial Joins as a Spatial Analysis Tool
EDS, 215 Lehman Library
A hands-on GIS workshop led by James Quinn, ISERP GIS Specialist, using ESRI ArcGIS software. The workshop aims to demonstrate the powerful spatial analysis capabilities of spatial joins and how they can be used to examine the spatial relationships between different data layers.

 

September Workshops

Check out one (or many) of the free library workshops this month. Offerings include various software, scanning, citation management tools (like Endnote and Zotero), GIS, Bloomberg, research tips, library resources, and more!

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September 13, 2010 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
EndNote Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library

September 14, 2010 from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm EDT
Getting the Most Out of LibraryWeb
Butler Library, Room 306

September 16, 2010 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EDT
Endnote Essentials
Lehman Library, Electronic Data Service, Room 215

September 17, 2010 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
GIS – Introduction to GIS
EDS, 215 Lehman Library

September 17, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Nuts & Bolts of Finding Engineering Information
Botwinish Lap, 1220 Mudd

September 24, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Filemaker Pro Database Software
305 Butler Library (Electronic Text Service)

September 24, 2010, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Bloomberg Training
All sessions will take place in the Watson Library in the 1st Mezzanine reading room on the west side of the floor. [Reserve your spot. Reservations required.]

September 28, 2010 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
Adobe Photoshop
Butler Library Room 306 

September 29, 2010 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
Advanced Google
Butler Library, Room 306

September 29, 2010 from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm EDT
Zotero Citation and Resource Management Software
306 Butler Library