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January 2020

Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Intro to Python

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Interested in using Python but don't know where to start? Join us for a hands-on, two-part workshop for folks with little experience programming. We will cover the basics of working with data in Python. We'll cover reading-in data from an external source followed by some simple manipulation and analysis using the built-in capabilities that are provided by base Python language and the pandas library. Please bring a laptop with for your own use during the workshop. The laptop will need…

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An Introduction to Podcasting Workshop

January 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Join this two-hour workshop to walk through the steps of creating a podcast: from planning, scripting, gathering music and sound effects. This session will provide instruction on free, open-source software called Audacity for recording and editing your podcast. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Identify the steps for creating a podcast Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply best practices for using sound effects and music in your podcast Use Audacity to record your podcast Participants…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Basics

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Ever wonder what sort of data you will be dealing with? Do you find yourself lost when it’s time to prepare your data for analysis? In this workshop, you will be introduced to the different types of data you can collect and create as well as the various ways you can collect, describe and visualize your data before data analysis. You will also be introduced to the different ways you can make inferences about your data when you’re finally ready…

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Open Data

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this interactive course, you will discover, use and describe the benefits of open data. You will learn how you can use open data in your research. This workshop is for anyone that has little to some knowledge about open data. At the end of the workshop, you will know how to access free data after your academic career and be knowledgeable about working with it! Register on the library's website.

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Intro to Twitter Archiving Using Tags

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Twitter, like other social media channels, contains a wealth of information typically pertaining to current events in real-time. This information is valuable to researchers in all disciplines. This workshop will offer participants an easy to use, yet powerful tool to capture and dig into the data. TAGS is a free Google Sheet template that works with your Google and Twitter accounts to set up and run an automated collection of search results on Twitter. Participants need to have a Twitter…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Intro to R and RStudio

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

R is an open-source software environment for data manipulation and statistical analysis. Used in a variety of disciplines, R has become a popular tool because of its power, flexibility and active community. Join us as we teach the R language fundamentals and basic syntax, major R data structures and generate basic statistical analysis. No programming skills are required for this workshop, just an interest and desire to learn. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop. Before…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Animated Videos Workshop

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Animated videos are a great way to engage your audience, share information and make information more "digestible." This session will provide instruction on free animation software called PowToon that is quick and easy to use. Learn tips and tools to plan and storyboard your video, write your script and make your video accessible. After this workshop, you'll be able to: List tips and tools for planning and storyboarding your video Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply…

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Data Skills Workshop: Managing Data – Research Data Management

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Every researcher begins a research project by formulating a research question and devising a methodology in which to undertake the project. What if you began your project with a plan detailing the actual mechanics of what needs to be considered during every step of the project: from data collected during the initial stages through to data preservation when your project has been completed? What do you need to do to keep your project moving forward, on time, on track and…

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Brain Food Workshop: Getting Started on Your Thesis

January 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we provide foundational skills and strategies that will carry you through the thesis or dissertation process. Please bring your laptop, if possible. Topics covered will include: Managing the Thesis Process: We discuss goal setting and time management strategies to keep you motivated throughout your graduate degree Formulating Your Research Question: Your research question forms the basis of your research project. In this session, we discuss how to formulate an effective research question and how to use…

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Brain Food Workshop: Writing the Literature Review

January 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we focus on one of the most difficult parts of a thesis to write, the Literature Review. Please bring your laptop, if possible. A good thesis demands a good literature review, and that means finding and critically analyzing the key literature in your field. In this session, learn some methods for finding and evaluating the literature in order to select relevant and authoritative sources. We'll also be discussing the use of Zotero for citation management. Your…

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Publishing for Undergraduate Students Workshop: Advancing your Academic Career

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Whether you're applying to graduate programs or just trying to make your resume stand out, publishing your undergraduate research papers can put you ahead of the curve. In this workshop, the managing editor of the Studies by Undergraduate Researchers at Guelph (SURG) journal will walk you through what to expect from the academic publishing process. Register on the library's website.

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Intro to Qualtrics Surveys

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Many researchers, administrators and service providers use surveys to collect data. Really, who hasn’t created a survey? With the tools available to us, it is easy to create and distribute a survey. However, there are a number of important issues to consider when creating a survey. In particular, it is paramount to have a clear idea of your intention for both the process and the result before you begin. What is your research question, what will you do with the…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Manipulation in Python

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Join us for a hands-on, two-part workshop for folks with little experience programming. Data cleaning and manipulation usually take up 80% of the time allotted to a data analysis project. We will cover how to handle unstructured and structured data, data manipulation and cleaning tasks using Numpy and Pandas libraries. Please bring a laptop with your own use during the workshop. The laptop will need to have the following software installed: Anaconda - Python 3.7 version PyCharm - Community Edition…

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Designing and Creating Infographics Workshop

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Infographics are a unique way to organize and showcase research or complicated information. This two-hour workshop will walk you through the steps for designing and creating an effective infographic including graphic design principles, accessibility considerations and an introduction to free tools for creation. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what an infographic is Apply graphic design principles for creating infographics List free tools for creating an infographic Apply AODA standards to infographic creation Participants will need to bring…

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Designing and Creating Infographics Workshop

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Infographics are a unique way to organize and showcase research or complicated information. This two-hour workshop will walk you through the steps for designing and creating an effective infographic including graphic design principles, accessibility considerations and an introduction to free tools for creation. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what an infographic is Apply graphic design principles for creating infographics List free tools for creating an infographic Apply AODA standards to infographic creation Participants will need to bring…

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Introduction to Citation Management Workshop

January 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This presentation will walk you through the benefits of citation management and explain how you can use citation managers to keep track of your research and speed up the citation process. Participants are required to bring a laptop to the session. We will focus on using Zotero and Mendeley and recommend you come with them pre-installed. However, if you already use a different citation manager the content we work through will still be relevant. Register on the library's website.

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Data Analysis Workshop: Intro to Text Analysis (Part 1)

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Are you interested in uncovering patterns across a vast amount of textual information? Come to this workshop to learn about distant reading techniques that address word count and location. Attendees will get hands-on experience exploring entry-level tools such as Google Ngram, Voyant, and AntConc. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with AntConc installed on it. Please note: All software installation must be done before the workshop. Please follow any account creation or software installation instructions.…

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Pitch Yourself Workshop: How to Develop and Film a Pitch Video

January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Film a pitch video to document your employability skills and stand out to employers! This two-hour workshop will provide you with the necessary skills in scripting and filming a pitch video. Participants will have the chance to watch and assess examples, while also scripting their own. Participants will also be provided with tips on filming with professional equipment versus their smartphones. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: List tips and tools for scripting your video Apply the key elements…

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Data Analysis Workshop: Intro to Text Analysis (Part 2)

January 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Part two of this workshop series will introduce more complex concepts such as named entity recognition, sentiment analysis, and topic modeling. Participants will explore tools such as NER and Topic Modelling Tool. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with Stanford Named Entity Recognizer and Topic Modeling Tool installed. Please note: All software installation must be done before the workshop. Please follow any account creation or software installation instructions. Out of courtesy to the class, we…

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Data Skills Workshop: Cleaning and Preparing Data – OpenRefine

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Good data is like a good turkey dinner: you need to clean and prepare it before you can enjoy it properly. What? I have to clean and prepare my data?! This workshop will teach you how to use the free open-source tool, OpenRefine, to get that messy data in order. You will learn how to: Import data Standardize data Filter, split, replace and extract data And more! Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the…

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – Advanced Qualtrics Surveys

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This workshop will explore the more advanced question types and features of Qualtrics. It is expected that attendees have attended Creating Data – Survey – Qualtrics Intro or are already competent with the software. You will need to bring a laptop to this session. Before you attend this workshop, you will need to create a Qualtrics account. To create an account please go to the Qualtrics Account Creation page. You will need to use your University of Guelph central login…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Intermediate Excel

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this intermediate-level MS-Excel workshop, learn how to use a variety of functions and nested formulas to manipulate data, summarize data using pivot tables and merge data from different worksheets using the VLOOKUP function. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with Microsoft Excel installed. Please note: All software installation must be done before the workshop. Please follow any account creation or software installation instructions. Out of courtesy to the class, we will not be able…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Manipulation in R using dplyr and tidyr

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

R is a programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. This workshop will introduce you to the dplyr package which makes tabular data manipulations easier by using a set of functions to extract and summarize insights from your data. The tidyr package works well with tidy to quickly convert between different data formats (long v. wide) for graphing and analysis. This workshop builds upon the material presented in Part 1: Into R and RStudio. This is not an…

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Canada’s Crisis with Huawei: Extradition, spy threats, the 5G future and our relations with China

January 31 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The Political Science Speaker Series presents: Canada's Crisis with Huawei – Extradition, spy threats, the 5G future and our relations with China Join us for a talk about modern-day espionage and cyber security with Prof. Wesley Wark, Centre for International Policy Studies, University of Ottawa – one of Canada’s leading experts on national security, intelligence and terrorism.

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Brain Food Workshop: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we provide foundational skills and strategies to help you paraphrase and summarize more effectively when writing the introduction, literature review and discussion sections. Topics covered will include: Avoiding plagiarism Paraphrasing Summarizing Register on the library's website.

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February 2020

Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – SPSS Part 1

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

SPSS is a statistical software package, mainly used in the Social Sciences. It features a point-and-click interface that makes it easy for the user to learn. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students to the software as well as its different functions and commands. Topics such as data entry, manipulation and description will be covered as well as the basics of statistical analysis and interpretation using SPSS. This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to…

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Data Visualization Workshop – Python

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop, you will learn how to produce scatter plots, boxplots and time series plots using Matplotlib. Also, you will learn the tools and knowledge to create any figure/graphic to describe your data and customize your graphics with titles, legends, colors, etc. Please bring a laptop with your own use during the workshop. The laptop will need to have the following software installed: Anaconda - Python 3.7 version PyCharm - Community Edition Please note: All software installation must be…

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Tell a Story with Digital Media Workshop

February 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Digital storytelling can be used for explaining concepts, reflecting on an idea, retelling an event or making an argument. You will have the opportunity to try both the planning and technical aspects of digital storytelling. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what digital storytelling is Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply best practices for creating digital stories Use WeVideo to create a digital story with audio Apply AODA standards to video creation Participants should…

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Data Analysis Workshop – SPSS Part 2

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

SPSS is a statistical software package, mainly used in the social sciences. It features a point and click interface which makes it easy for the user to learn. The purpose of this workshop is to introduce students to the software as well as its different functions and commands. Topics such as data entry, manipulation and description will be covered as well as the basics of statistical analysis and interpretation using SPSS. This is a great opportunity for students to learn…

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Black History Month: Barrington Walker -The Role of the Church in Shaping ‘Modern’ Black Canada

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

As part of Black History Month 2020, this talk by Barrington Walker will consider the history of the church in Black Canada and its role in affirming community bonds and forging Black freedom from early emancipation until the emergence of a "secular" civil rights movement. Through a case studies approach, and by drawing upon published scholarship and community histories, Walker will highlight stories of the Black Church from the 18th to the 20th century. Walker will explore how the church…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Reproducible Research in R

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop, you will learn how to recognize the issues that reproducible research helps address. Then you will learn the important roles of documentation, sharing, automation and organization in making research reproducible. You will be introduced to the tools (R/RMarkdown/Git and GitHub) that can be used to make your research reproducible. Please note: All software installation must be done before the workshop. Please follow any account creation or software installation instructions. Out of courtesy to the class, we will…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Visualization – R using ggplot2

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop, you will learn how to produce scatter plots, boxplots and time series plots using ggplot2. Also, you will learn the tools and knowledge to create any figure/graphic to describe your data and customize your graphics with titles, legends, colors, etc. This workshop is aimed at individuals who conduct statistical analysis. Advanced knowledge of R is not needed, but some familiarity with R is needed. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop. The laptop…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Visualization – Excel

February 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Excel is a popular tool that provides many powerful features that can assist you in managing your data and help to better understand small and large data sets. While not as robust as other data visualization tools, it can be used for visualizing your data through its charting features. Come learn how to create charts using Pivot tables. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the latest version of Excel installed. Access instructions for downloading…

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Brain Food Workshop: Outlining Your Thesis and Explaining Your Research Findings

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop session, we analyze the common features and structures of the thesis/dissertation and then focus more specifically on the results and discussion sections. If possible, please bring your laptop to this workshop. Outlining Your Thesis This session offers a visual mapping strategy that you can use to organize your research and writing, structure your argument logically, manage your evidence, and ultimately create an outline of your entire thesis writing project. Data Visualization A picture is worth a thousand…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – SAS Part 1

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Look and feel like a pro with SAS! SAS is a statistical software package that is widely used in many disciplines. In just three hours you will be ready to impress friends and family with this easy to use software. You will learn how to: Maneuver in the SAS interface (part 1) Import data (Part 1) Clean data (Part 1) And more! Please note that for this session, we will be using the SAS University edition, which features an easy…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Python

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

In this workshop, you will learn how to run descriptive statistics, perform simple statistical analysis including ANOVA and correlation. This is a great opportunity for students to learn how to analyze their own data, which is becoming an extremely valuable skill in research, academia and the workplace. Please bring a laptop with your own use during the workshop. The laptop will need to have the following software installed: Anaconda - Python 3.7 version PyCharm - Community Edition Please note: All…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Animated Videos Workshop

February 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Animated videos are a great way to engage your audience, share information and make information more "digestible." This session will provide instruction on free animation software called PowToon that is quick and easy to use. Learn tips and tools to plan and storyboard your video, write your script and make your video accessible. After this workshop, you'll be able to: List tips and tools for planning and storyboarding your video Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply…

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Introduction to Citation Management Workshop

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This presentation will walk you through the benefits of citation management and explain how you can use citation managers to keep track of your research and speed up the citation process. Participants are required to bring a laptop to the session. We will focus on using Zotero and Mendeley and recommend you come with them pre-installed. However, if you already use a different citation manager the content we work through will still be relevant. Register on the library's website.

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – SAS Part 2

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Look and feel like a pro with SAS! SAS is a statistical software package that is widely used in many disciplines. In just three hours you will be ready to impress friends and family with this easy to use software. You will learn how to generate descriptive, exploratory and simple inferential statistics. Please note that for this session, we will be using the SAS University edition which features an easy to use point and click interface. This is an introductory…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Qualitative analysis using NVivo

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

NVivo is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package designed to help you manage and analyze qualitative data. In this workshop, we will work on bringing your sources in, creating nodes, coding and running queries. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the latest version of NVIVO installed. Please note: All software installation must be done before the workshop. Please follow any account creation or software installation instructions. Out of courtesy to the class,…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis and Visualization – Intro to GIS Part 1

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS) - a software program for working with maps and geographic data. A GIS allows you to work with any data that you know a location for (e.g., addresses, latitude/longitude, census locations, name of a place, etc.). ArcGIS is available on all library computers, also by download to the University community. Although similar in some ways to online mapping sites, ArcGIS has greater analytical capabilities and allows you more input and control over your…

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Faculty: IT Strategy Workshop – Help Us Help You!

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Are you a faculty member or researcher at U of G? Do you have ideas to improve teaching, learning or research through IT? The IT strategy team wants to hear from you! Sessions are February 5 and 13. Contact ITstrategy@uoguelph.ca for more information.

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Pitch Yourself Workshop: How to Develop and Film a Pitch Video

February 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Film a pitch video to document your employability skills and stand out to employers! This two-hour workshop will provide you with the necessary skills in scripting and filming a pitch video. Participants will have the chance to watch and assess examples, while also scripting their own. Participants will also be provided with tips on filming with professional equipment versus their smartphones. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: List tips and tools for scripting your video Apply the key elements…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis and Visualization – Intro to GIS Part 2

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

ArcGIS is a Geographic Information System (GIS) - a software program for working with maps and geographic data. A GIS allows you to work with any data that you know a location for (e.g., addresses, latitude/longitude, census locations, name of a place, etc.). ArcGIS is available on all library computers, also by download to the University community. Although similar in some ways to online mapping sites, ArcGIS has greater analytical capabilities and allows you more input and control over your…

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Playing With Pressbooks Publishing Software (Beginner) Workshop

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Do you have course notes, a textbook or other educational materials that you want to publish online? Are you unsure of where to start or which tool to use? Come to this hands-on workshop to learn how to get started with Pressbooks, an easy and straightforward self-publishing software that can be used to create digital books, white papers, toolkits and other educational and online resources. By the end of the session, participants will be able to navigate the beginner-level functionality…

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An Introduction to Podcasting Workshop

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Join this two-hour workshop to walk through the steps of creating a podcast: from planning, scripting, gathering music and sound effects. This session will provide instruction on free, open-source software called Audacity for recording and editing your podcast. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Identify the steps for creating a podcast Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply best practices for using sound effects and music in your podcast Use Audacity to record your podcast Participants…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Visualization – Tableau Intro

February 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

A picture is worth a thousand words! Especially when you don’t have to read the thousand words it would take to explain the patterns and trends in your data. There are many reasons why information is easier to explain, explore and convince in a visual format. This session will provide you with some introductory theory and basic skills to make your data come to life using Tableau. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Visualization – Tableau – Intermediate

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

A picture is worth a thousand words! Especially when you don’t have to read the thousand words it would take to explain the patterns and trends in your data. There are many reasons why information is easier to explain, explore and convince in a visual format. This session will provide you with some introductory theory and basic skills to make your data come to life using Tableau. Please bring a laptop for your own use during the workshop with the…

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Data Skills Workshop: Getting Data – All Types of Data

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

How many different types of data are there? I need data for my project, where do I start looking? What’s most important about the data you want to find? Come and we’ll explore these questions together in this workshop. Strategies and resources for finding data will be introduced and developed. Some of our more popular data sources will be showcased. Bring a laptop to allow for hands-on time in discovering data. Register on the library's website.

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Tell a Story with Digital Media Workshop

February 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Digital storytelling can be used for explaining concepts, reflecting on an idea, retelling an event or making an argument. You will have the opportunity to try both the planning and technical aspects of digital storytelling. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what digital storytelling is Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply best practices for creating digital stories Use WeVideo to create a digital story with audio Apply AODA standards to video creation Participants should…

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March 2020

Designing and Creating Infographics Workshop

March 2 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Infographics are a unique way to organize and showcase research or complicated information. This two-hour workshop will walk you through the steps for designing and creating an effective infographic including graphic design principles, accessibility considerations and an introduction to free tools for creation. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what an infographic is Apply graphic design principles for creating infographics List free tools for creating an infographic Apply AODA standards to infographic creation Participants will need to bring…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Text Analysis using NLTK and Python

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) is a suite of libraries and programs used for mining and analyzing very large amounts of textual data using computational methods. This two-part workshop will introduce beginners interested in analyzing text to NLTK and common text analysis tasks. Whether you’re a literature scholar or a bioinformatics major researching your literature review, NLTK can help you. Please bring a laptop with your own use during the workshop. The laptop will need to have the following software…

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Data Skills Workshop: Data Analysis – Text Analysis using NLTK and Python (part 2)

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The Natural Language Toolkit (NLTK) is a suite of libraries and programs used for mining and analyzing very large amounts of textual data using computational methods. This two-part workshop will introduce beginners interested in analyzing text to NLTK and common text analysis tasks. Whether you’re a literature scholar or a bioinformatics major researching your literature review, NLTK can help you. Please bring a laptop with your own use during the workshop. The laptop will need to have the following software…

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Playing With Pressbooks Publishing Software (Beginner) Workshop

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Do you have course notes, a textbook or other educational materials that you want to publish online? Are you unsure where to start or which tool to use? Come to this hands-on workshop to learn how to get started with Pressbooks, an easy and straightforward self-publishing software that can be used to create digital books, white papers, toolkits and other educational and online resources. By the end of the session, participants will be able to navigate the beginner-level functionality of…

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Designing and Creating Infographics Workshop

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Infographics are a unique way to organize and showcase research or complicated information. This two-hour workshop will walk you through the steps for designing and creating an effective infographic including graphic design principles, accessibility considerations and an introduction to free tools for creation. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what an infographic is Apply graphic design principles for creating infographics List free tools for creating an infographic Apply AODA standards to infographic creation Participants will need to bring…

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Designing and Creating Infographics Workshop

March 5 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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Infographics are a unique way to organize and showcase research or complicated information. This two-hour workshop will walk you through the steps for designing and creating an effective infographic including graphic design principles, accessibility considerations and an introduction to free tools for creation. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: Describe what an infographic is Apply graphic design principles for creating infographics List free tools for creating an infographic Apply AODA standards to infographic creation Participants will need to bring…

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Pitch Yourself Workshop: How to Develop and Film a Pitch Video

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Film a pitch video to document your employability skills and stand out to employers! This two-hour workshop will provide you with the necessary skills in scripting and filming a pitch video. Participants will have the chance to watch and assess examples, while also scripting their own. Participants will also be provided with tips on filming with professional equipment versus their smartphones. After this workshop, you’ll be able to: List tips and tools for scripting your video Apply the key elements…

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Open Publishing Opportunities for U of G Authors and Editors Workshop

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The foundations of traditional book and journal publishing have been undergoing dramatic changes in recent years. Many new avenues are available to authors and editors and while more options are a good thing, it can be daunting to make informed publishing decisions. This workshop will present the role of Open Publishing in this landscape and will focus on local platforms and services that are freely available to U of G scholars. This will be of particular interest to book authors…

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Introduction to Citation Management Workshop

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

This presentation will walk you through the benefits of citation management and explain how you can use citation managers to keep track of your research and speed up the citation process. Participants are required to bring a laptop to the session. We will focus on using Zotero and Mendeley and recommend you come with them pre-installed. However, if you already use a different citation manager the content we work through will still be relevant. Register online.

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Reproducibility and Open Science Workshop

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

The Reproducibility Crisis is ongoing in the sciences, and concerns the inability to reproduce the results of scientific studies. One of the proposed solutions to the crisis is the Open Science Movement. The goal of this movement is that by making science more accessible to all levels of society, we can increase the quality of science and also increase scientific literacy. Register online.

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Playing With Pressbooks Publishing Software Workshop (Intermediate)

March 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada

Do you have course notes, a textbook or other educational materials that you want to publish online? Are you unsure of where to start or which tool to use? Come to this hands-on workshop to learn how to get the most out of Pressbooks, an easy and straightforward self-publishing software that can be used to create digital books, white papers, toolkits and other educational and online resources. By the end of the session, participants will be able to navigate the…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Animated Videos Workshop

March 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
McLaughlin Library, 480 Gordon Street
Guelph, Ontario Canada
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Animated videos are a great way to engage your audience, share information and make information more "digestible." This session will provide instruction on free animation software called PowToon that is quick and easy to use. Learn tips and tools to plan and storyboard your video, write your script and make your video accessible. After this workshop, you'll be able to: List tips and tools for planning and storyboarding your video Recognize how to write a script using best practices Apply…

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