Libraries Workshops



Fall 2021 Workshop Series

The Libraries Workshop Series is free and open to all. RSVP to attend.

I've Published - Now What? How To Locate And Understand Citations, Metrics, And More

We talk about how, when, and where to publish, but often skip over what happens after we publish. Learn to navigate the complex and sometimes mysterious world of citations, metrics, and author identifiers in this follow-up workshop to "Evaluating Journals for Publication."

Thursday, September 9, 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Instructor: Christina Miskey
This workshop is open to graduate students. Please log in to your Grad Rebel Gateway account and click on The Grad Academy tab to RSVP for this workshop.

Citation Manager Showdown: Comparing Mendeley, RefWorks, and Zotero

When you want to collect and organize PDFs and automatically make formatted bibliographies, citation management software might save you some work. Come to this workshop to find out whether RefWorksZotero, or Mendeley will be the best fit for your needs.

Wednesday, September 15, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Priscilla Finley, Rachelle Weigel, and Sue Wainscott
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Identifying External Grant Funding Opportunities

Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your research and other scholarly activities.

Tuesday, September 28, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Instructors: Patrick Griffis and Christina Miskey
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Strategies for Research in Special Collections and Archives

This workshop is for anyone planning to use unique materials in library special collections and archives either at UNLV or at another library, archive or museum. Participants will learn to locate where collections are held, use collection descriptions and finding aids to discover relevant material, and share tips on collecting and organizing the historical gems they uncover.

Wednesday, September 29, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Su Kim Chung and Priscilla Finley
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Professional Poster Design: Basics & Best Practices

This workshop will cover best practices in organization and presentation of your scholarship in a poster format. Whether you are looking to improve your skills for your next presentation, or you are brand new to professional poster design, this workshop hopes to provide useful tips for improving your impact.

Tuesday, October 5, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructors: Kathryn Houk and Ruby Nugent
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Professional Poster Design: Basics & Best Practices

This workshop will cover best practices in organization and presentation of your scholarship in a poster format. Whether you are looking to improve your skills for your next presentation, or you are brand new to professional poster design, this workshop hopes to provide useful tips for improving your impact.

Thursday, October 7, Noon-1:00 p.m.
Instructors: Kathryn Houk and Ruby Nugent
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Mendeley for Citation Management

This workshop will help you create a personal library of information that will allow you to organize, annotate, and cite those items in your own writing more efficiently. Participants will be able to enter and edit citation data for a variety of information resources, produce draft citation entries for their collected information resources, and use the Microsoft Word integrated Mendeley Cite tool to create easy-to-update citations in a variety of styles.

Thursday, October 7, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Research Data Series: Creating and Managing Reproducible Research

In this hands-on workshop, learn the recommended practices for organizing and documenting your data in order to create and manage reproducible research. Participants will be able to implement the recommended documentation practices for another person to reproduce your research, implement the recommended practices for organizing your data files, and articulate the importance of reproducible research.

Wednesday, October 20, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Instructors: Christina Miskey and Rebecca Orozco
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Starting from Square One: Understanding Scholarly Publishing and Your Role as a Researcher

Learn the key steps of the scholarly publication process with experienced faculty. Participants will have the opportunity to assess their own unique interests, strengths, and opportunities for growth as researchers and identify opportunities to publish as a graduate student. This workshop is ideal for graduate students who are interested in publishing scholarly work, but aren't quite sure how to get started.

Wednesday, October 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Chelsea Heinbach and Mark Lenker
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Introduction to Open Access Publishing

This workshop will introduce participants to open access article publishing including paid and free options and what choosing one or the other means for authors. Participants will learn tips for finding open access journals and how to make their articles published in traditional subscription-based journals open access for free.

Tuesday, October 26, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Andrea Wirth
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Responding to Reviewer Comments

This workshop will focus on the academic peer-review process with an emphasis on responding to reviewers' comments and developing revision strategies based on reviewer comments.

Wednesday, November 3, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructors: Mark Lenker and Dave Beasley
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Research Data Series: Finding Local Data

This workshop will focus on techniques for finding local data from numerous sources including government, open-access, and UNLV Libraries’ licensed databases.

Thursday, November 4, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Instructors: Patrick Griffis and Susie Skarl
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Research Data Series: Searching For Secondary Data In Sciences

In this beginner-level workshop you will learn how to search for secondary datasets and useful visualizations from government agencies, and find other useful resources about science research topics. Attendees will be able to identify their data information needs, find publically available secondary datasets from government agencies, and download relevant data.

Monday, November 8, 11:00 a.m.-Noon
Instructors: Rebecca Orozco and Susie Skarl
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Research Data Series: Recommended Practices for Reproducible Coding

Ensuring reproducibility is an important part of the research process. Individual elements of the process require different practices for reproducibility. In this workshop, we will focus on computer code and the recommended practices for enabling coding reproducibility.

Note: This workshop will not contain live programming and is meant as an introduction to the topic. All experience and comfort levels are welcome.

Tuesday, November 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Halle Burns
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Research Data Series: Data Management Plans and the Grant Process

Data management plans (DMPs) document how data will be collected, stored, analyzed, and shared throughout a research project. Many funding agencies require DMPs as part of the grant application process. This introductory workshop will walk participants through what is typically expected of a DMP, available resources for planning and support, and provide participants an opportunity to work through a sample template of a DMP.

This workshop is co-sponsored by the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Thursday, November 18, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Instructors: Halle Burns, Christina Miskey, and Stephanie Page
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Methodology Mania: Developing Project Research Skills

This workshop will feature a case study of a project that the host co-developed with a research partner, and demonstrate how scanning for research methods can help you decide if an article is right for developing a research project.

Thursday, November 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Brittani Sterling
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If you have any special accommodation needs, contact Lonnie Marshall in advance at 702-895-4517 or lonnie.marshall@unlv.edu.

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