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Library Workshops

Note: Our workshop series is designed with graduate students and faculty in mind.  Undergraduates who are pursuing research in areas related to the workshop content are also welcome to attend.  Undergraduates who are not doing related research but instead are trying to earn extra credit by attending a workshop should consider other options.  For example, the Writing Center offers a range of useful workshops for students working in all disciplines.

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#AcademicTwitter: connect, share, learn

Description: This workshop is for people who want to start or increase their use of Twitter in order to connect with colleagues, share their work, and learn more about the scholarly conversation happening in their subject area. No previous Twitter experience is necessary, but participants should already have a Twitter account created and bring a smart device with the Twitter app installed in order to participate in this hands-on workshop.

February 5, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Brittany Paloma Fiedler
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Finding Quantitative & Numerical Data

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

February 19, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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Evaluating new & unfamiliar journals for publication

Description: Provides practical advice and hands-on experience in evaluating unfamiliar and new journals. Attendees will leave the workshop with a better understanding of publishing terminology such as "open access," "article processing charges," and discuss the concept of "predatory publishers."

February 26, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Andrea Wirth
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Using Qualtrics for Survey Data Collection

Description: Qualtrics is a research survey suite that make it easier to create surveys, conduct research, collect and store data, and create reports. This workshop will focus on exploring the different functionalities within Qualtrics and best practices in setting up your research survey.

February 26, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Hilla Sang
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Running SPSS: The Basics

Description: Using SPSS can be daunting. This workshop shows how to create an SPSS file, populate the file with data, and create descriptive statistics and graphics.

February 28, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Michael Luesebrink
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Mendeley 101: Citation Management

Description: Have you found so many articles, books, reports, and other information resources that it is a challenge to find and use them in your own writing? 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.

March 1, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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ResearchGate, Authors' Rights, and You

Description: Questions about making your research articles available online on professional networking sites like ResearchGate or Academia.edu, university and disciplinary repositories, or your own website? Attendees will learn about: journal copyright transfer agreements; how to navigate journal policies for sharing articles online; and why authors may consider using multiple venues for sharing their articles.

March 5, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Andrea Wirth
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Managing Your Research Data - An Introduction

Description: Learn why managing your data is an important part of the research process, where to store your data (both during and after your research), the importance of documentation, how to complete a data management plan, what research data tools are available to you at UNLV, and more!

March 6, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructors: John Novak & Christina Miskey
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Strategies for Research in Archives and Special Collections

Description: 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.

March 6, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd floor
Instructors: Su Kim Chung & Priscilla Finley
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RefWorks 101: Citation Management

Description: Learn how to use RefWorks to keep track of the many sources you find. This workshop will help you create a personal library of references that you can use to organize, annotate, and cite these sources more efficiently.

March 8, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Samantha Godbey
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Identifying External Funding Workshop

Description: Learn about resources and strategies to locate grant and fellowship opportunities that can support your education and research.

March 11, 2:00 pm -3:00 pm
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Patrick Griffis
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Lightning Presentations

Description: Practice public speaking skills for lightning talks, elevator speeches, or three-minute thesis competitions in a low-stakes environment among peers.

March 12, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Amargosa Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Leah Howd
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Running SPSS at the Intermediate Level

Description: Using a configured SPSS file, this workshop shows participants how to import data from an Excel file. We will use the imported file to run inferential tests such as regression analysis.

March 14, 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Eureka Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Michael Luesebrink
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Mendeley Advanced: Collaborate

Description: Learn how to use your Mendeley library of information resources to work more efficiently with your research teams. Share folders and files, and collaboratively annotate articles to improve group communications.

March 15, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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RefWorks Advanced: Working with Your References

Description: Bring a RefWorks account with citations already in it, and learn how to use the advanced features of your account.

March 15, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Samantha Godbey
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Cleaning Data with OpenRefine

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn about cleaning messy data with Excel and OpenRefine, a free, open-source application used for cleaning and transforming data. Participants will gain hand-on experience cleaning up some common messy-data problems.

March 27, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Hilla Sang
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Mendeley Advanced: Network with Peers

Description: Maximize your Mendeley account to seek out colleagues with similar research interests, grant opportunities and job postings. Create a robust Mendeley user profile that will allow others to find you and your publications.

March 29, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pioche Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Sue Wainscott
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Active Reading Workshop: How to Effectively Interrogate Texts

Description: Research has shown that reading with a purpose and active mindset leads to retention of more information for a longer time period. Active reading, at the most fundamental level, refers to an active process of questioning that helps one determine what one’s needs are and whether the material is worth reading in the first place; then, it provides a context and framework for learning.

April 2, 2019, 2:00-3:30 pm
Pioche Classroom (Lied Library, LLB 1144, 1st floor)
Instructor: Levent Atici, Executive Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
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Data Visualization 101

Description: So you have collected, cleaned, and analyzed your data... now what? Learn how to visualize your data using Excel, Google Sheets, sankey, and gephi.

April 9, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Rhyolite Classroom (LLB 1st floor)
Instructor: Hilla Sang
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