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Graduate Students' "Write-In"

Call it a "write-in," "writing retreat" or "write-a-thon," the idea is to commit to a block of time to work on your writing project. Writing Tutors and dedicated fellow grad students provide accountability, encouragement and moral support. Planning to write every weekend? Get energized by these Friday sessions. Planning to take weekends off? Write efficiently on Fridays and feel happier and more relaxed on Saturdays!

  • Apr 3 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • Apr 10 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • Apr 17 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • Apr 24 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • May 1 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
Digital Library Brown Bag Series

The Digital Library Brown Bag Series began in 2003, and continues to cultivate interest from both IU and non-IU affiliates.  The series originated with a focus on digital libraries – standards, tools, and trends in the field – but has since expanded to include all areas and topics relevant to digital scholarship, including digital humanities and open-access publishing.  The brown bag series focuses on local practices and emerging trends, and is intended to encourage participation in digital library and digital research projects and initiatives.

No registration is required, but you may register if you would like a reminder of the event. For more information, please see http://libraries.iub.edu/digital-library-brown-bag-series

  • Sailing the High Seas of Open Access Publishing with the OJS XML Galley Plugin Apr 8 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Nick Homenda and Shayna Pekala at Wells E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
  • Bibliography’s Place in Modern Humanities Research: A Case Study from The Chymistry of Isaac Newton project Apr 15 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Meridith Beck Sayre at Wells E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
  • OLE! Exploring Our Upcoming Community Source Library Management Solution Apr 22 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Matt Sargent and Mark Feddersen at Wells E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
Research/Write

Hone and perfect your strategies for getting work done effectively. We’ll cover two topics: expert use of core research databases, and developing effective writing habits. We’ll also provide snacks to help you stay alert!

  • Getting Unstuck Apr 3 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm with Christina Sheley, Andrea Baer and Writing Tutors at IMU Maple Room (will be part of Graduate School's Spring Writing Bootcamp)
    Feeling stuck? Work on your bibliography! Or, trick yourself into writing again with some fun and effective techniques introduced by graduate writing tutors.
Digital Mapping with CartoDB

CartoDB is a free, cloud based tool for mapping and data visualization. This workshop will take you through the steps of creating a map, including uploading and editing data, styling your map, and publishing. No GIS or coding experience necessary.

  • Apr 3 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am with Theresa Quill at Wells Library W144
Marketing Your Academic Book

You’ve just published a book — now what? This workshop for first-time authors will cover what you can expect academic publishers to do to market your book, and what your publisher will expect from you. We will provide tips on how to be an effective self-promoter, and will also explore the increasing importance of social media marketing.Our speakers are Dave Hulsey and Laura Baich of the Indiana University Press.

  • Apr 15 2015 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm with Dave Hulsey and Laura Baich at Wells Library E174
Saying Yes to Yourself: Three Steps to Reclaiming Your Time without Feeling Guilty

All semester long, you have said "yes": to projects, colleagues and friends, or ideas. Although these may have resulted in new knowledge and relationships, perhaps you are now asking: when did I say yes to "just" me? Sometimes, saying yes furthers our research and extends our "to do" list. It may also leave us little time to reflect on our relationship with our Self - the very thing needed to make "yes" to all the other things relevant and worth pursuing. In this workshop we will identify some of the reasons we say “yes” when we should say “no” or “maybe”. We will also discuss three strategies to better organize your time and have more of it. Finally, we will look at a week in our lives and determine where we can reinsert our Self and reclaim "me time" without isolating others or feeling guilty while also setting a foundation for creating stronger relationships between others and our research.

  • Apr 22 2015 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm with Maria E. Hamilton Abegunde, Director of The Graduate Mentoring Center at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
Supercharge your Dissertation Summer

Whether you're about to start working on your dissertation, or you're coming back to it after a busy spring, we know your goal is to get the most out of the summer months. This one-day workshop will help you start the summer right. Graduate students, librarians, faculty and other experts will share their insights on organizing your research, developing a sustainable writing schedule, staying sane while dissertating, writing with a future book project in mind, and more. Coffee/tea, snacks and lunch included! 

  • May 4 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm with WTS Tutors, Grad School Mentors, IUB Librarians, and others at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab Open House

Join us Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 10 am to 12 pm for the Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab open house. The Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab is a multimedia lab dedicated to the digital conversion of materials, and the management and migration of born-digital objects in support of the research needs and interests of Indiana University Bloomington's faculty, students, and staff. This lab is comprised of two adjoining spaces: the open Digitization Lab and the Secure Digital Analysis room. The open lab provides large format flatbed, high speed, transparency-capable, and sheet-fed scanners for textual documents (bound, loose-leaf, manuscript, etc.), photographs, negatives, and small to medium three-dimensional objects. The Secure Digital Analysis room is primarily for the digitization and analysis of audio and video. 

We will kick off the Open House at 10 am with snacks and a short presentation about the Digitization Lab in Hazelbaker Lecture Hall, Room 159, followed by tours of the lab between 10:30 am and 12 pm.

  • Apr 1 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm with Digital Collections Services staff at Wells E159 (Hazelbaker Hall) and E158 (Digitization Lab)
UNIX for Poets, Or: How to Get the Most Out of Your Mac

Independent of which research area we work in, most of us often have to search in texts or extract specific information from texts. Sometimes, just searching for individual words is insufficient because the search results cover too many uninteresting phenomena or the phenomena are more complex. In many cases, we can extract the information easily using the command line on a Mac or a Unix/linux computer without programming. This workshop will introduce ways of extracting information from texts using command line tools. We will create concordances and extract all trigrams (sequences of 3 words). The workshop will start with an introduction on how to use the command line instead of graphical tools. No unix/linux, linguistic, or programming experience necessary.

Scan-athon at the Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab

Do you have research or personal materials you wish to digitize, such as 35 mm slides, photographs, field notes, VHS recordings, maps, correspondence, journals, lab notes, scrapbooks, or oral histories? Are you interested in digitally mining or providing access to scanned materials with analysis and online publishing software?

The Digital Collections Services department will be hosting an all-day Scan-athon at the Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab, a multimedia lab dedicated to the digital conversion of materials and the management and migration of born-digital objects in support of the research needs and interests of Indiana University Bloomington's faculty, students, and staff. The Scan-athon will be staffed with digitization experts who will provide one-on-one help with digital conversion of materials and provide guidance for storage, metadata creation, analysis, and access.

Stop by anytime on Friday, April 10, 2015 between 10 am and 4 pm and bring your items you wish to digitize. We look forward to helping you!

For more information about the Scholars' Commons Digitization Lab, visit: http://go.iu.edu/nK8.

  • Apr 10 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm with Digital Collections Services staff at Wells E158 (Digitization Lab)
2014-15 Information Literacy Grants Faculty Panel

As college instructors and librarians well know, helping students engage in research as a process of inquiry is a tremendous challenge, particularly in a digital age of information overload. The IU Libraries’ Information Literacy Grants offer opportunities for course instructors and librarians to collaborate in developing or revising courses that integrate information literacy throughout the academic term. During this panel session, grant participants will share their experiences in integrating information literacy outcomes, assignments, and assessments into courses in a variety of disciplines.

Panelists:

César Félix-Brasdefer (Spanish & Portuguese) and Luis Gonzalez (IUB Libraries)

Jeffrey Saletnik (History of Art) and Kristina Keogh (Fine Arts Library)

Ariann Stern-Gottschalk (Slavic Studies) and Wookjin Cheun (IUB Libraries)

  • May 7 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm with Andrea Baer and 2014-2015 IL Grant recipients at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)