Each semester, the Library offers a schedule of workshops to provide instruction in the latest technologies designed to aid student and faculty research. Please view the schedule of workshops for this month and sign up today. Courses are open to undergrads, grad students, faculty, and are geared to every level of experience, from beginners to seasoned researchers. Each workshop is taught by an expert in the field. Take advantage of information that can make your research extraordinary.
The Library will post about workshops offered each month here in Library News & Announcements, so keep checking, and visit the Library’s Facebook page every Monday to see the workshops being offered for that week.
10/1 Intro to Python—Learn the basic grammar of the Python programming language, and the basics of writing readable code and running Python scripts.
10/1 Advanced Zotero (Citation Management and Tools)—Learn about collaboration features (Collections, Groups), tools for advanced organization (tags, metadata) of your library, customization options, and sharing of useful plugins (such as PDF annotators).
10/2 LaTeX and Overleaf—Get hands-on experience with the powerful and free document typesetting program.
10/2 Points on Your Map: Street Addresses & More Spatial Things—Learn to map street addresses, zip code, or census tracts that you wish to associate with other data.
10/2 Literature Reviews: Becoming Part of the Scholarly Conversation—Learn how to situate your argument in relation to other research that’s been done on your topic. Develop strategies for finding, evaluating, and organizing sources for your literature review.
10/3 Census Basics—Learn about the available Census surveys (there’s more than one!), the strengths and limitations of each, and understand what types of questions each can best address.
10/7 Arduino Basics—Learn about the Arduino micro-controller for fun or profit. No experience or equipment needed. Arduino kits and laptops provided to use in class, but you are welcome to bring your own.
10/9 Funding Discovery Tools—Learn to use discovery tools licensed by the Vice Provost of Research Office to search for funding.
10/9 Taking Control of Your Spatial Data: Editing in ArcGIS Pro—Learn how to create and modify vector features in ArcMap, the world’s most popular geographic information systems software. Create new points, lines, and polygons and edit existing datasets.
10/10 UVa’s Data Sharing Repository – LibraData & Dataverse—introduction to UVA’s Dataverse, includes tips on making your research FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable).
10/15 Acquiring API data in Python—Learn about APIs (Application Program Interface) and how to get data returned from them via an HTTP request, commonly returned to the user in XML or JSON format, among others.
10/16 Bayesian Data Analysis in R, Part 1—Learn the basics of running and interpreting a Bayesian data analysis in R. Some basic experience using R and some memory of an Introductory stats course will be helpful.
10/16 Principles of Survey Development—introduction to principles, best practices, and common pitfalls of survey question development.
10/16 Easy Demographics—Learn the powerful online application that makes it easy to create maps with contemporary and historic census data and religious information.
10/17 tidycensus in R—Harness the power of tidyverse to access the 1990, 2000, and 2010 decennial Census and the American Community survey.
10/21 Coding Minecraft on the Raspberry Pi—Learn to use Minecraft to build giant structures with a few lines of code! No experience necessary.
10/22 Data Visualization in Python—Learn to use MatPlotLib, a python 2D plotting library which produces publication quality figures in a variety of hardcopy formats and interactive environments across platforms.
10/22 MS Word for Theses/Long Documents—Learn tips and tricks that will save time and headaches while working on your next research paper, theses, dissertation, or book manuscript.
10/23 Bayesian Data Analysis in R, Part 2—Learn about statistical modeling from a Bayesian perspective.
10/23 Building Surveys in Qualtrics—covers everything you need to know to start developing and distributing surveys in Qualtrics, a powerful web-based survey tool available to students, staff, and faculty at UVA.
10/23 Introduction to ArcGIS Online—create maps and scenes, access ready-to-use maps, layers and analytics, publish data as web layers, collaborate and share, access maps from any device, make maps with your Microsoft Excel data, customize the ArcGIS Online website, and view status reports.
10/30 ArcGIS Story Maps—Use templates that give context to ArcGIS Online maps to tell a story, give a tour, or compare historical maps. ArcGIS Story Maps are easy-to-use applications that create polished presentations.