Category Archives: Workshops

July Workshops @ the Libraries

Summer is the time to try a free workshop at the Libraries! Here’s a sampling of our offerings this month.

 

July 07, 2010 from 4:20 pm to 5:20 pm EDT
Getting the Most Out of the Libraries this Summer
306 Butler Library
Tips for getting the most out of the Libraries’ website this summer, identifying key resources and research strategies, and some new tools that have recently been added.

July 12, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
NVIVO Qualitative Analysis Software. Part 1
306 Butler Library
The leading qualitative analysis software, supporting the annotation and analysis of text and media files.

July 14, 2010 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Scanning Essentials
305 Butler Library
A basic overview of the options available at the Electronic Text for creating electronic texts and images.

July 16, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
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.

July 19, 2010 from 4:20 pm to 5:50 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.

July 21, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm EDT
Adobe Photoshop
Butler Library Room 306
A brief tutorial on this basic image manipulation tool, covering workspace, tools, basic functions, and some advanced features.

July 27, 2010 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
RefWorks Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
A web-based bibliographic software, most reliable for citation harvesting from the widest range of the Libraries’ databases and the best solution for group projects, but less satisfactory than other available softwares as a writing tool.

Summer Workshops

Try a free workshop at the Libraries this summer! Here are just a few to choose from.

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June 02, 2010 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
NVIVO Qualitative Analysis Software. Part 1
306 Butler Library
The leading qualitative analysis software, supporting the annotation and analysis of text and media files.

June 03, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
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.

June 08, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 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.

June 16, 2010 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EDT
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 16, 2010 from 4:20 pm to 5:20 pm EDT
RefWorks Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
A web-based bibliographic software, most reliable for citation harvesting from the widest range of the Libraries’ databases and the best solution for group projects, but less satisfactory than other available softwares as a writing tool.

June 17, 2010 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Scanning Essentials
305 Butler Library
A basic overview of the options available at the Electronic Text for creating electronic texts and images.

March Workshops

Here’s a selection of research and technology workshops offered by the Libraries this month. Workshops are free an open to all students, faculty or staff at Columbia. Find listings for all Libraries workshops on the workshops website.

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March 05, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Filemaker Pro Database Software
305 Butler Library (Electronic Text Service)
A basic introduction to this flexible and powerful database program.

March 05, 2010 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Bloomberg Basics
DSSC, Lehman Library – Room 321
This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

March 08, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
RefWorks Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
A web-based bibliographic software, most reliable for citation harvesting from the widest range of the Libraries’ databases and the best solution for group projects, but less satisfactory than other available softwares as a writing tool.

March 09, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 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.

March 10, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Manipulating Texts with XSLT
Butler Library, Room 305
Learn to use this powerful tool for reshaping and manipulating XML texts. The workshop will focus on applications of greatest interest to humanities research.

March 11, 2010 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.

March 26, 2010 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm EDT
GIS – Working with ArcGIS & Google Earth
EDS, 215 Lehman Library
An introduction to working with ArcGIS software and Google Earth, covering various methods for exporting vector data to Google Earth, importing KML to ArcGIS, symbolizing, labeling, and creating screen overlays.

March 26, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT
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.

March 31, 2010 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
Scanning Essentials
305 Butler Library
A basic overview of the options available at the Electronic Text for creating electronic texts and images.

February Workshops

Here’s a selection of research and technology workshops offered by the Libraries this month. Workshops are free an open to all students, faculty or staff at Columbia. Find listings for all Libraries workshops on the workshops website.

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February 03, 2010 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Filemaker Pro Database Software
305 Butler Library (Electronic Text Service)
A basic introduction to this flexible and powerful database program.

 

February 04, 2010 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 05, 2010 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 09, 2010 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.

 

February 12, 2010 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
NVIVO Qualitative Analysis Software. Part 1
306 Butler Library
The leading qualitative analysis software, supporting the annotation and analysis of text and media files.

 

February 23, 2010 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm EST
RefWorks Bibliographic Software
306 Butler Library
A web-based bibliographic software, most reliable for citation harvesting from the widest range of the Libraries’ databases and the best solution for group projects, but less satisfactory than other available softwares as a writing tool.

 

February 25, 2010 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST
Adobe Photoshop, Part 1
Butler Library Room 306
A brief tutorial on this basic image manipulation tool, covering workspace, tools, and some basic functions.

 

February 26, 2010 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am EST
Scanning Essentials
305 Butler Library
A basic overview of the options available at the Electronic Text for creating electronic texts and images.

 

February 26, 2010 from 11:00am to 12:00pm EST
Introduction to Bloomberg
Business and Economics Library, 1st mezzanine reading room
This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.

December Workshops

There's still time to try a free workshop at the Libraries before the semester ends! Here are just a few offered in December. Check the complete listings, and sign up, on the workshops webpage.

 

December 01, 2009 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Video for the Web

305 Butler Library

Learn to create, edit, and upload video to popular websites such as Vimeo or YouTube. (Because seating is limited, persons on the waiting list should attend only if notified that seats have become available.)

 

December 02, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 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.

 

December 04, 2009 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Filemaker Pro Database Software

305 Butler Library (Electronic Text Service)

A basic introduction to this flexible and powerful database program.

 

December 10, 2009 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST
FinalCut Pro: an Introduction

305 Butler Library

An introduction to the tools and capabilities of Apple's FinalCut video editing software. (Because seating is limited, individuals on the waiting list should not come unless notified the day before the event that seats are available.)

November Workshops

More free workshops from the Libraries this month! Here are just a few. Check the workshops website to see all of the workshops available, and register for one (or two).

And, you can now subscribe to the workshops RSS feed to receive notices on upcoming workshops.

 

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November 02, 2009 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EST
FinalCut Pro: An Introduction

305 Butler Library

An introduction to the tools and capabilities of Apple’s FinalCut video editing software. (Because seating is limited, individuals on the waiting list should not come unless notified the day before the event that seats are available.)

 

November 06, 2009 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm EST
RefWorks Bibliographic Software

306 Butler Library

A web-based bibliographic software, most reliable for citation harvesting from the widest range of the Libraries’ databases and the best solution for group projects, but less satisfactory than other available softwares as a writing tool.

 

November 06, 2006 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Bloomberg Introduction Sessions

1st Mezzanine reading room on the west side of Watson Library

This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg. Reservations are required. Please email business@libraries.cul.columbia.edu to reserve your spot.

 

November 10, 2009 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Scanning Essentials

305 Butler Library

A basic overview of the options available at the Electronic Text for creating electronic texts and images.

 

November 12, 2009 from 11:00 am to 12:30 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.

 

November 13, 2009 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
Filemaker Pro Database Software

305 Butler Library (Electronic Text Service)

A basic introduction to this flexible and powerful database program.

 

November 18, 2009 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
NVIVO Qualitative Analysis Software. Part 1

306 Butler Library

The leading qualitative analysis software, supporting the annotation and analysis of text and media files.

 

November 19, 2009 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 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.

 

Try a Workshop: October

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The Libraries offers free workshops to help you build research and technology skills. Here’s a selection of what’s coming up in October.

  • Adobe Photoshop, Part I: A brief tutorial on this basic image manipulation tool, covering workspace, tools, and some basic functions.
  • EndNote Bibliographic Software: The classic bibliographic citation software, still the best choice for managing large collections of citations and customizing citation styles and reference types.
  • GIS – Geocoding wtih ArcGIS: A hands-on introduction to geocoding using ArcGIS software.
  • Introduction to Bloomberg: This session will teach the basic navigation and searching skills necessary to begin using Bloomberg.
  • Manipulating Texts with XSLT: Learn to use this powerful tool for reshaping and manipulating XML texts. The workshop will focus on applications of greatest interest to humanities research.
  • NVIVO Qualitative Analysis Software, Part I: The leading qualitative analysis software, supporting the annotation and analysis of text and media files.
  • Scanning Essentials: A basic overview of the options available at the Electronic Text for creating electronic texts and images.
  • Zotero: 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.

Visit the workshops website to explore your options and register for a free workshop!

 

Welcome New Students

The Libraries welcomes new students to Columbia! Attend an orientation session to get acquainted with the Libraries. You’ll learn about library services, finding the resources you need, using the Libraries website, and great study spaces.

 

Aug. 28 5:00PM – 6:00PM Burke Library Reception The Burke Library, Terrace Reading Room
Sep. 1 9:00AM – 10:00AM Burke Library Orientation The Burke Library, meet at the circulation desk
Sep. 1 3:00PM – 3:45 Library Orientation for GS Students Butler Library, room 203
Sep. 2 10:00AM – 11:00AM Burke Library Orientation The Burke Library, meet at the circulation desk
Sep. 2 10:00AM – 11:30 AM "Getting Your Bearings" for Humanities and History Research
Butler Library, room 301
Sep.2 1:00PM – 2:00PM Burke Library Orientation The Burke Library, meet at the circulation desk
Sep. 2 1:00PM – 2:30PM "Getting Your Bearings" for Humanities and History Research Butler Library, room 301
Sep. 2 1:30PM – 2:30PM First Year Students Orientation Barnard College Library
Sep. 2 4:00PM – 5:00PM First Year Students Orientation Barnard College Library
Sep. 3 10:00AM – 10:30AM Social Work Library Orientation CUSSW, room 311/312
Sep. 3 10:00AM – 11:00Am Library Orientation for Classics Graduate Students Butler Library, meet in the lobby
Sep. 3 12:00PM – 1:00PM First Year Students Orientation Barnard College Library
Sep. 3 1:00PM – 2:00PM Burke Library Orientation The Burke Library, meet at the circulation desk
Sep. 3 1:00PM – 2:30PM "Getting Your Bearings" for Humanities and History Research Butler Library, room 301
Sep. 3 3:00PM – 3:45PM Library Orientation for GS Students Butler Library, room 203
Sep. 4 10:00AM – 11:00AM First Year/Transfer Students Orientation Barnard College Library
Sep. 4 10:30AM – 12:00PM "Getting Your Bearings" for Humanities and History Research Butler Library, room 301
Sep. 4 11:00AM – 12:00PM First Year/Transfer Students Orientation Barnard College Library
Sep. 4 12:00PM – 1:00PM First Year/Transfer Students Orientation Barnard College Library
Sep. 4 2:00PM – 3:00PM First Year/Transfer Students Orientation Barnard College Library
Sep. 4 3:00PM – 3:45PM Library Orientation for GS Students Butler Library, room 203
Sep. 8 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Avery Library Orientation Tour Meet at the service desk in Avery Library
Sep. 8 3:00PM – 4:30PM "Getting Your Bearings" for Humanities and History Research Butler Library, room 301
 Sep. 8  4:30PM – 5:15PM  Butler Library Tour for GS Students Butler Library, meet in the lobby
 Sep. 9  10:30AM – 12:00PM  "Getting the Most Out of the Libraries Website"  Butler Library, room 306
 Sep. 9  11:00AM – 12:00PM Starr East Asian Library Tour  Starr Library, meet at the service desk
Sep. 9 2:00PM – 2:45PM Butler Library Tour for GS Students Butler Library, meet in the lobby
Sep. 10 11:00AM – 11:45AM Butler Library Tour for GS students Butler Library, meet in the lobby
 Sep. 10  2:00PM – 3:00PM Starr East Asian Library Tour  Starr Library, meet at the service desk
 Sep.10  3:00PM – 4:30PM  "Getting the Most Out of the Libraries Website"  Butler Library, room 306
 Sep. 11  11:00AM – 12:00PM Starr East Asian Library Tour  Starr Library, meet at the service desk
Sep. 11 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Avery Library Orientation Tour Meet at the service desk in Avery Library
 Sep. 14  12:00PM – 1:00PM Starr East Asian Library Tour  Starr Library, meet at the service desk
Sep. 15 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Avery Library Orientation Tour Meet at the service desk in Avery Library
 Sep. 15  3:00PM – 4:00PM Starr East Asian Library Tour  Starr Library, meet at the service desk
 Sep. 15  3:30AM – 5:00PM  "Getting the Most Out of the Libraries Website"  Butler Library, room 306
 Sep. 15  6:00PM – 7:00PM Starr East Asian Library Tour Starr Library, meet at the service desk
Sep. 18 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Avery Library Orientation Tour Meet at the service desk in Avery Library
Sep. 22 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Avery Library Orientation Tour Meet at the service desk in Avery Library
Sep. 25 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Avery Library Orientation Tour Meet at the service desk in Avery Library
Sep. 29 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Avery Library Orientation Tour Meet at the service desk in Avery Library