The Library is offering a variety of virtual and in-person workshops in October to help you improve your research, learn new skills, and more! There’s something for everyone! Browse the selections and sign up for something you like.
3D Printing Studio Training. Clemons 321, October 8, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Required for anyone wishing to use the Robertson Media Center 3D Printing Studio. Please complete this orientation prior to in-person training. Other sessions are available in October, please check the Events Calendar for a day and time that suits you. Register for 3D Printing Studio Training.
Open Educational Resources (OER). Online. October 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Learn how OER reduces student costs, improves success, and gives faculty control over material in class. Find out about the statewide mandate for affordability in higher education and student need at UVA. Other sessions are available in October, please check the Events Calendar for a day and time that suits you. Register for OER session.
GIS Virtual Workshop – Easy Demographics. Online. October 12, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Create quick demographic maps with contemporary and historical census data and religious information. No experience with GIS required. All sessions are free and open to the UVA and Charlottesville communities. Late-comers are welcome. Registration is open until one hour before class. Register for GIS Virtual Workshop.
Citation management for Conferences. Online. October 12, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Citation managers are a great resource no matter what stage of research you’re in. Join your friendly Education Librarian, Ashley Hosbach, online for an intro to using citation managers for conferences and beyond! Co-sponsored by the Hunter Student Research Conference outreach committee. Register for Citation Management training.
High-End Camera/Lighting and Video Studio Training (Robertson Media Center). Clemons Library 3rd floor, October 12, 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn to use C100, C200, and XF300 video cameras, lighting kits, and the Video Studio. Other sessions are available in October, please check the Events Calendar for a day and time that suits you. Register for High-End Camera, Lighting, and Video Studio Training.
Advanced 3D Printing Studio Training for Ultimaker and Taz. Clemons 321, October 14, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Open to anyone who has completed the standard training. This optional, additional training teaches you how to use the Cura Ultimaker and Taz printers. Register for Advanced 3D Printing Studio Training.
Beginning 3D Modeling Workshop. Mechanical Engineering Building 213 (computing lab), October 15, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Begin your journey in CAD software and 3D printing! Learn in stress-free environment. No experience needed. Register for Beginning 3D Modeling.
Virtual Research and Writing Café. Online. October 15, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. It’s spooky season! This week’s music selection is Halloween themed tunes. Need a dedicated time to get some work done with your peers? Join one or several of our Zoom cafés! This is a drop-in session, come and go as you please anytime during the two-hour block. Librarians will be available via chat for research support. You bring the coffee; we’ll stream the music. Register for the Virtual Research and Writing Cafe.
GIS Virtual Workshop – Introduction to ArcGIS. Online. October 19, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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. All sessions are free and open to the UVA and Charlottesville communities. Late-comers are welcome. Registration is open until one hour before class. Register for GIS Virtual Workshop.
Zotero open-source reference management tool. Online, October 21, 7:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Use Zotero to maintain a database of books, articles, and other media used in research projects. No prep is required. Bring your laptop and start adding PDFs, bookmarks, and more to your Library. Zotero is available to everyone. No prior knowledge is needed. Register for Zotero session.
Intro to 3D Modeling with Fusion 360. Online. October 25, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Steve Olson, Manager, Training Services for MESA Inc., will share experiences and give a hands-on demonstration of 3D modeling in Fusion 360. Please have Fusion 360 (free for students) installed on your computer prior to the workshop or drop by the Robertson Media Center computer labs to follow along with this workshop. Register for Intro to 3D Modeling.
Research and Writing Café. Brown Science and Engineering Library, Room 133. October 25, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Need a quiet place to work on your thesis, dissertation, or other scholarly project? Join us at one (or more!) of our Research & Writing Cafés. We’ll provide FREE coffee, snacks, and a quiet environment to research and write amongst other graduate students who are committed to their academic and professional writing. Register for Research and Writing Cafe.
GIS Virtual Workshop – ArcGIS Story Maps. Online. October 26, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Give narrative and multimedia context to ArcGIS Online maps. Whether telling a story, giving a tour, or comparing historical maps, ArcGIS StoryMaps is an easy-to-use application builder that creates polished presentations. Register for GIS Virtual Workshop: ArcGIS Story Maps.
Halloween Craft Event. Stop by the Scholars’ Lab TinkerTank, Clemons 3rd floor the week before Halloween (October 25-29) 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and use our equipment to make a five-minute Halloween, paper and electronics light-up decoration! All supplies included. Free!