Library - Scholarly Commons

This calendar includes events sponsored by the Scholarly Commons as well as those by

our campus partners

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am   Wed. morning
    • online

    In this 1 hour short course you will learn how to work with Excel Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. Topics will include learning how to create a Pivot Table; rearrange and then format the data; set filters including the use of Slicers and Timelines; and finally creating a Pivot Chart of the data in the Pivot Table. This workshop is aimed at beginner users of Pivot Tables.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Online -OR - In-person at the Siebel Center for Design, Level 1, Starlight

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning
    • UIUC -- online

    Microsoft Teams is a communications platform available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour live online workshop, we will focus on the Teams experience from a team member’s perspective. Topics will include learning how to navigate the Teams environment; communicating with others in Teams (including chat); setting and managing notifications of Team activity.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   W afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8 am

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with selections in preparation to edit images. Register by 8 am to get meeting link sent. Register by 8 am to have link sent.  

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   W afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8 am

    In this two-hour live Photoshop session, we will cover working with layers and learn to edit in a non-destructive way. Register by 8 am to get meeting link sent.  

    • 6:00 pm
    • Ruggles Hall, Newberry library

    Join Miriam Thaggert for a conversation about her new book "Riding Jane Crow: African American Women on the American Railroad" with Mia Bay.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Th afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8 am

    In this 2-hour online course, we will spend time adjusting images in Photoshop, using Adjustment Layers, and explore several kinds of image adjustments. We will also explore image editing in a non-destructive method. Register by 8 am to have link sent.  

    • 3:30 - 4:30 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building or on Zoom

    Active learning is critical to student engagement and retention of material. In this workshop, you will learn about ways to help your students actively engage with course material to achieve the learning goals of your course.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   W morning
    • online, link will be sent if registered by 8am

    Register for this 2-hour Outlook session to learn about specific features and tips for using Outlook more productively. Zoom link sent after registration.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Online -OR - In-person at the Siebel Center for Design, Level 1, Starlight

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • online

    In this short online course you will learn how to use some of the data analysis features and tools using Excel. Topics will include learning how to subtotal a list of data; set up data validation rules; use Goal Seek, Solver, and Scenarios and basic data tables.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed afternoon
    • UIUC -- location to be announced

    This 2 hour Outlook Calendar live workshop, participants will learn to schedule & edit appointments; work with calendar labels and tasks displayed on the Calendar. We will schedule with the Scheduling Assistant, practice scheduling a conference room, and discuss scheduling Online Meetings, and discuss calendar permissions.

Thursday, July 7, 2022

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thurs. morning
    • online

    In this 2 hr online workshop, participants will learn how to create and work with Access tables. We will create a table using application parts and also from scratch.  We will create a primary key and start entering data. We will work with fields in a table from adding, deleting, re-arranging to setting field properties. Finish up using lookup fields and calculated fields

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm   Th afternoon
    • online

    We have many options for scheduling online meetings these days. We will use Outlook for a central place to keep track of several kinds of online meetings and to make sure we have reminders. We will look at recommendations for scheduling with Skype for Business, Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    • 3:30 - 4:30 pm
    • Room 182, Armory Building or on Zoom

    In addition to being a guide, the syllabus can help you make your course more inclusive and accessible. Make the most of your class's go-to document by attending this workshop.

Monday, July 11, 2022

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tu morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour online workshop we will explore the Visio interface and create graphics. Visio comes with diagram-specific shapes and tools that enable you to quickly create professional-looking flowcharts, organization charts, timelines, & more. In this 2-hour workshop, we will learn how to create some basic shapes, and connect, distribute, and align them with Auto-connect

    • 2:00 - 3:00 pm   Tu afternoon
    • UIUC -- online

    Microsoft Teams is a communications platform available through MS Office 365. During this two-hour live online workshop, we will focus on the Teams experience from a team member’s perspective. Topics will include learning how to navigate the Teams environment; communicating with others in Teams (including chat); setting and managing notifications of Team activity.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    • 6:30 pm
    • Sherman Library and Gardens, Newport Beach California

    Join Patrick Moser, author of "Surf and Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture" for a book talk. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am   Wed morning
    • online

    In this 1-hour online course, you will learn about conditional formatting of data in Microsoft Excel. Topics will also include applying special formatting to numbers.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Online -OR - In-person at the Siebel Center for Design, Level 1, Starlight

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tu morning
    • online

    Join us in a live, online session using OneNote 365 where we will discuss the structure of notebooks, practice putting data into them, and explore the interconnectivity of Microsoft applications with OneNote. This session is aimed for beginner users of OneNote.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Wed. afternoon
    • online

    A properly designed database makes it easier to work with up-to-date, accurate information. Investing the time required to learn the principles of good relational database design ensures that you will end up with a database that meets your needs and can easily accommodate change. This online workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Friday, July 15, 2022

    • 2:00 pm
    • 805 N. Chicago Street, Geneseo, IL 61254

    Join Cynthia Clampitt author of, "Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland" and "Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest's Remarkable Past," for a talk at the Geneseo Public Library in Geneseo, IL.

    • 5:00 - 6:00 pm

    Join Patrick Moser, author of "Surf and Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture" for a virtual book talk with Zoom Forward part of the Phren-z literary magazine. 

Saturday, July 16, 2022

    • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    • 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. Redondo Beach, CA 90277

    Join Patrick Moser, author of "Surf and Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture," as he gives a book talk at the Redondo Beach Main Library.

    • 2:00 pm
    • 805 N. Chicago Street, Geneseo, IL 61254

    Join Cynthia Clampitt author of, "Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland" and "Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest's Remarkable Past," for a talk at the Geneseo Public Library in Geneseo, IL.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Thurs. morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the mail merge features in Word including working with various data sources such as Excel and Access; working with rules; and creating and printing labels. We will also take a look at email merges using Outlook.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Th afternoon
    • online -- link will be sent if registered by 8am

    During this two hour session, we will go over the basics of the Photoshop interface and some resources on how to continue learning features. Instructor will work through a beginner tutorial, editing a photo and share resources. Q & A to follow. Register by noon to get the link sent for the session.

    • All Day
    • Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente CA

    Join Patrick Moser, author of "Surf and Rescue: George Freeth and the Birth of California Beach Culture," for a book signing and book talk at Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente, CA.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Friday, August 5, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

    • 7:00 pm
    • 101 W Schaumburg Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193

    Join Cynthia Clampitt author of, "Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest's Remarkable Past," for a talk called "Destination Heartland History" at Schaumburg Public Library in Schaumburg, IL.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

    • 7:00 pm
    • 238 S Sunny Ln, Monmouth, IL 61462

    Join Cynthia Clampitt author of, "Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland" and "Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest's Remarkable Past," for a talk at Warren County Historical Museum in Monmouth, IL.

Friday, September 2, 2022

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • 182 Armory Building

    When cooperative learning is well-designed it minimizes opportunities for students and instructors to experience frustrations. Join this interactive workshop to explore best practices that will enhance your students’ experiences as they learn cooperatively in groups.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022

    • All Day
    • Port Orchard, Washington

    Join Stephen Wade, the author of "The Beautiful Music All Around Us" for four days of classes, jams, song circles, and concerts centered on traditional 5-string banjo styles.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

    • All Day
    • Port Orchard, Washington

    Join Stephen Wade, the author of "The Beautiful Music All Around Us" for four days of classes, jams, song circles, and concerts centered on traditional 5-string banjo styles.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

    • All Day
    • Port Orchard, Washington

    Join Stephen Wade, the author of "The Beautiful Music All Around Us" for four days of classes, jams, song circles, and concerts centered on traditional 5-string banjo styles.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Hoisington Conference Room in Buswell Library

    Join Douglas Yeo, co-author of "Homer Rodeheaver and the Rise of the Gospel Music Industry," for a book talk at Wheaton College.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

    • 7:00 pm
    • 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025

    Join Cynthia Clampitt author of, "Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest's Remarkable Past" for a talk called "Destination Heartland History" in Glenview, IL.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

    • All Day

    Cynthia Clampitt will give a book talk about "Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland" to Carol Stream Historical Society. 

    • 7:00 pm
    • 301 W Lies Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188

    Join Cynthia Clampitt author of,  "Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland" and "Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest's Remarkable Past," for a talk called "How Corn Changed Everything" with the Carol Stream Historical Society.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Will be given after registration

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

    • 11:00 am

    Join Cynthia Clampitt author of, "Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland" and "Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest's Remarkable Past," for a talk at Town and Country Garden Club of Libertyville, IL.

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Will be given after registration

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Will be given after registration

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

    • 7:00 pm
    • 768 Oak Street Winnetka, IL 60093

    Join Cynthia Clampitt author of, "Destination Heartland: A Guide to Discovering the Midwest's Remarkable Past," for a talk called "Destination Heartland History" in Winnetka, IL.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

    • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
    • Will be given after registration

    CITL's Master Course in Online Teaching (MCOT) is a deep dive into online teaching strategies. We will explore the following topics: • Designing Your Online Course • Developing Your Learning Community • Adapting Best Teaching Practices to Your Online Course • Motivating Your Students to Excel MCOT on Canvas is a synchronous cohort experience.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Thursday, March 23, 2023