Library Calendar

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Monday, March 4, 2024

    • 12:00 - 12:50 pm
    • This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

    Google Scholar is an incredibly popular and useful tool for research with several features that scholars may not be familiar with.

    • 2:00 - 2:50 pm
    • This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

    Are you curious about what kind of sources and perspectives are out there beyond journal articles? This hands-on workshop will help you locate, use, and cite multimedia for your research. Some of the multimedia we go over includes images, podcasts and videos. You’re welcome (and encouraged) to bring a project you are currently working on!

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

  • A poster of the Author Q&A with Maryam Safajoo
    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    • 2:00 - 5:00 pm
    • Grainger Engineering Library Information Center, SCIM, Room 052

    Explore the different methods for motion capture available in the SCIM Lab. While the main focus of this workshop will be the Rokoko suit and gloves, we will also investigate computer vision and depth cameras. Learn about the pros and cons of each method and how you might use this data for research or media production.

    • 4:00 - 4:50 pm
    • This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

    Are you struggling to keep track of all your sources? Looking for an easier way to cite as you write? Mendeley is a free citation manager that helps you organize your citations, store and annotate your files, and insert formatted citations into papers.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

    • 12:00 - 12:50 pm
    • Main Library 220 and online via Zoom (link will be sent with registration and confirmation emails)

    Artificial Intelligence is rapidly changing the way that we write and research. But how can we use it ethically and effectively for social science and digital humanities projects? In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore ways to use AI to clean your data, generate code, and analyze information.

    • 1:00 - 1:50 pm
    • This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

    Are you overwhelmed by organizing your sources? Zotero is a free, open-source citation manager that helps you store and organize your files and insert formatted citations into papers. You will leave this hands-on workshop with a Zotero library set up and ready to use!

    • 1:00 - 1:50 pm
    • This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

    Throughout your life you will, almost certainly, give presentations. We have all sat through presentations that were boring, confusing, and drab. How do you communicate your message most succinctly? What visuals will captivate and inform your audience the best?

Thursday, March 7, 2024

  • A poster of the 5th Annual Collections Symposium
    • 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

    • 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
    • This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

    Web of Science is the widest-scoping, multidisciplinary platform of abstract databases for full-text articles, books, and conference proceedings. This session provides insight and strategies for getting the most use out of the platform.

  • Flyer for Lecture, photo of Dr. Karahalios, all other info in text below
    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Siebel Center for Design Gallery space

    • 2:00 - 3:15 pm
    • Illini Bookstore Building, Room 514

    Join us to learn more about how to manage your data! This workshop will cover file naming conventions, documenting your processes, baking up data, and sharing data. Prioritizing and implementing our best practices will ensure you can find things when you need them.

  • Spring florals.
    • 2:00 - 3:30 pm
    • Main Library Room 220

    Attention students: Join us in room 220 of the Main Library on Thursday, 3/7 from 2-3:30 pm for a FREE “Paint & Sip” workshop! Sip on an art-inspired mocktail while you learn about the soothing art of watercolors through an artist-led tutorial on how to paint your very own spring florals. All experience levels welcome!

    • 3:00 - 3:50 pm
    • Grainger Engineering, Grainger Commons, Rooms 233/235

    This audio editing software created by Adobe and part of the Adobe Creative Suite is available free of charge to all UIUC students, faculty, and staff. This potent tool offers a great variety of effects and correction tools in addition to outstanding mixing and mastering features.

  • Curry Hackett
    • 6:00 pm

    This lecture reflects on how my practice and research braids cultural studies and archival practices to discover emergent use cases for digital mapping and artificial intelligence.