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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 Organized Feb 27 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm with Juliet Hardesty and WTS Writing Tutors at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
    Today's session looks at developing (or perfecting) a system for keeping your research materials organized AND taking notes more efficiently and effectively.
  • Getting Unstuck Apr 3 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm with Christina Sheley, Andrea Baer and Writing Tutors at TBA (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 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

  • Features of Omeka 2: Using the Exhibit Builder Plugin Feb 11 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with William G. Cowan at Wells E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
  • Metadata’s Next Top Model: RDF and Its Impact on Digital Library Technology Feb 18 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Juliet L. Hardesty at Wells E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
  • Beyond the Thesaurus musicarum latinarum: Towards a Portal for the Study of Early Theoretical Works on Music Feb 25 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Giuliano Di Bacco, Adam Hochstetter, and Dana Barron at Wells E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
  • Designing the Digital Scholarly Companion to "In Mrs. Goldberg's Kitchen: Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź" Mar 4 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm with Halina Goldberg and Adam Hochstetter at Wells E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
  • 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)
Beware of Predators: How to Avoid Getting Ripped off by Predatory Journal Publishers

Beware the predatory publisher! Predatory publishers exploit the "author pays" model of open access to profit from unsuspecting scholars. They engage in a variety of unethical practices to entice contributors, then charge them for non-existent services. In this workshop, participants will learn about common scams to look out for and how to evaluate the legitimacy of an open access publication.

  • Mar 3 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm with Shayna Pekala, Naz Pantaloni, Michael Regoli, Jian Liu, and Bob Noel at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
    Note new time and date.
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Workshop

Interested in TEI? Join us for a series sponsored by the Catapult Center for Digital Humanities & Computational Analysis.The sessions are led by John Walsh (Associate Professor of Library and Information Science, IUB) and Michelle Dalmau (Head, Digital Collections Services, IUB Libraries).

  • Text Encoding Initiative Workshop, Part 3: Introduction to Text Encoding (Continued) Feb 6 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm with John Walsh and Michelle Dalmau at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
    The Text Encoding Initiative Workshop, Part 3 will extend the text encoding introduction covered in Part 2 of this workshop series to include a more in-depth treatment of semantic markup. We will focus on: - representing metadata in the TEI Header - transcription encoding strategies - approaches to text normalization - phrase-level tagging of names and dates - encoding notes and bibliographic references As part of this session, we will also cover basic concepts around linking (e.g., related documents or sections of documents) and representing figures in a text. We will conclude the workshop by demonstrating Roma, a TEI schema generation tool, which we will use to generate a working schema tailored to the encoding of a short text of your choosing. The workshop will also include a manuscript encoding exercise. Like the second part of this workshop series, we will be using the Oxygen XML Editor, which is available for Mac and PC from IUWare under the “Development Tools” category, for the encoding exercises. We will also use the Roma schema generation tool. Please bring your laptop to this workshop with the latest version of Oxygen installed.
  • Text Encoding Initiative Workshop, Part 4: Online Publishing of TEI-Encoded Texts Feb 13 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm with John Walsh and Michelle Dalmau at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
    TEI Boilerplate is an open source, lightweight and simple solution for publishing styled TEI P5 content directly in modern browsers. Designed as the fourth and final part of the TEI Encoding Initiative Workshop series, our goal is to show you how you can easily publish TEI-encoded texts online. With TEI Boilerplate, TEI XML files can be served directly to the web without server-side processing or translation to HTML. TEI Boilerplate performs a very simple XSLT 1.0 translation that embeds the TEI document inside an HTML shell. This embedding largely preserves the integrity of the TEI document while also allowing TEI users to use CSS and JavaScript to style the TEI content directly, manipulate TEI data, build and design interfaces, and add functionality. CSS and JavaScript skills are relatively common and widely known, and one goal of TEI Boilerplate is to provide a simple TEI publishing framework that can be used and customized by TEI users who have basic web development skills but who lack advanced XSLT knowledge. Much more detail about TEI Boilerplate—including demos, documentation, and downloads—may be found at http://teiboilerplate.org/. This workshop will cover basic use and configuration of TEI Boilerplate and also customization of TEI Boilerplate with CSS and JavaScript. The tutorial will include example texts, and participants will also have an opportunity to work with their own encoded texts. While it would be advantageous to come to this workshop with some pre-exposure to HTML and CSS (see https://ittraining.iu.edu for training opportunities), HTML and CSS knowledge is not required for “out-of-box” use of TEI Boilerplate. Participants should be familiar with TEI and ideally will have their own TEI texts to experiment with in the workshop. Please bring your laptop to this workshop with the latest version of Oxygen installed.
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!

  • Feb 6 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • Feb 13 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
    Make this Friday the 13th a lucky day by getting ahead on your writing projects!
  • Feb 20 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • Feb 27 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • Mar 6 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • Mar 13 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
    Two Friday the 13ths in a row! This one will be lucky too.
  • Mar 27 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm with Writing Tutorial Services graduate tutors at Wells Library Tutorial Center
  • 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
Creating your Professional Identity

Recent grads, or soon to be grads, need to be aware of the importance in establishing their online professional identity. Whether you are on the job market, plan to be soon, or just wanting to highlight yourself within the profession, this workshop will introduce tools that enable scholars to better define themselves in the era of "Googling." 

  • Feb 9 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm with Nicholas Wyant at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
Should I embargo my dissertation?

Should you make your dissertation immediately available to the world via ProQuest Dissertations, or request a two-year (or longer) embargo period? Graduate students are getting either no advice or conflicting advice on this question. This session presents a range of positions and options so that dissertation authors can make informed decisions about their first major publication. Our speakers include a senior editor from the IU Press, an intellectual property expert, two faculty members and other informed commentators.

  • Feb 23 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm with Naz Pantaloni, Shayna Pekala, Dee Mortensen, Judith Allen, Michael Grossberg, Shelly Gerber-Sparks at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
Strategies for a Non-Academic Job Search

A non-academic job search requires a different approach from one focused exclusively in the academy. This presentation (**lunch included!**) will outline this approach and provide strategies for transforming your CV into a resume and interviewing in non-academic environments. The last 30 minutes will detail resources and strategies that can be used to research potential employers, industries, and work environments. Q&A to follow the presentation.

  • Feb 23 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm with Christina Sheley, BUS/SPEA Information Commons and Jan Van Dyke, Career Development Center at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
A Taste of Mindfulness

As part of our typical human way of being, all of us rehash the past, worry about the future, or ruminate about various ways we wish life were different. Join the Graduate Mentoring Center and Scholars’ Commons for an experiential hour-long introduction to mindfulness practices and get a “taste” of one of the many ways we can lower stress and lessen anxiety. Through meditation and gentle mindful movement, we will learn how to ease into a more peaceful and productive state of being as we experience the joys, pains, and chaos of human life.

Would you like to learn more? Check out these links:

http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/mindfulness-meditation-may-ease-anxiety-mental-stress-201401086967

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/08/mindfulness-meditation-benefits-health_n_3016045.html

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/compassion-matters/201303/benefits-mindfulness

http://nau.edu/Research/Feature-Stories/Mindfulness-Training-Has-Positive-Health-Benefits/

http://www.boston.com/health/2014/06/04/mindfulness-meditation-benefits-more-than-the-mind/crdobytPKLDVhfRcCWkZ2M/story.html

About Linda F. Brown, PhD, HSPP

Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Bloomington specializing in health psychology. She has been teaching her integrative mindfulness classes—incorporating meditation and mindful yoga—in the community and for the Healthy IU employee wellness program for the past few years. She is also the instructor of  “The Mindful Leader,” a 6-week mindfulness meditation course for MBA students at Kelley School of Business.

Dr. Brown received her certification in  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the Center For Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts. She is also a member of a research team at IU School of Medicine that is testing MBSR for persistent cancer-related fatigue. She has had a personal mindfulness meditation practice for 12 years.

  • Feb 24 2015 - 10:30am to 11:30am with Linda Brown, Maria Hamilton Abegunde at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
NSF Data Management Plans

Learn the fundamentals of preparing data management plans for National Science Foundation grant proposals in this interactive presentation. Find information on free, fully supported campus resources for data storage, access, and preservation; resources for DMP development; and key staff that can help you develop your proposal. Q&A will follow the presentation. Anyone interested in or planning to apply for NSF funding should attend.

  • Feb 4 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm with Jennifer Laherty at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
Information Literacy Grants Info Session: Fostering Student Inquiry through Instructor-Librarian Collaborations

Thanks to a generous gift by the Jay Family, the Libraries Information Literacy Grants have grown, offering new opportunities to both course instructors and librarians for teaching partnerships, professional development, and research/travel funding. Learn about the expansion of these Course Grants and Curriculum Grants and how to become involved. Full-time instructors and associate instructors are eligible to apply. This session will include discussion of the instructor-librarian learning communities through which participants will be supported in developing their pedagogical approaches. Read the call for proposals here.

  • Feb 6 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am with Andrea Baer, Mike Courtney, Carrie Donovan and Brian Winterman at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
Exploring Demographic and Commercial Data with SimplyMap

Have you ever wondered how much money people spend on pets in your area? Or how many violent crimes occurred? SimplyMap provides access to National Demographic, Commercial, Quality of Life, Market Segmentation, Census Data, and more, along with an easy to use mapping tool. Learn how to use SimplyMap to access data, create maps and tables, and export in a variety of formats.

  • Feb 6 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm with Theresa Quill at Wells Library W144
Plugins, Exhibits and Shortcodes: New Features of the Latest Release of Omeka

Building on several sessions on Omeka that were given last semester, this session will focus on some of the advanced features of the latest release of Omeka. Since the Omeka 2.0 release a couple of years ago, the creation and presentation of web sites using Omeka has changed dramatically. I will focus in this session on some of the more technical aspects of using Omeka, discussing the basics of plugins, how the Exhibit plugin has changed in the latest release and Omeka’s new way of incorporating PHP code, called Shortcodes, into Simple Pages and other areas of Omeka. While there are no specific prerequisites for this session, familiarity with Omeka is important.

  • Feb 12 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm with Will Cowan at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
Content/concept mapping

Details to come: learn about tools that allow researchers to create visual representations of their research, conceptualize how a literature review/research project is coming together,and discover previously unknown connections.

  • Feb 12 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm with Nicholas Wyant at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
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.

  • Feb 18 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm with Theresa Quill at Wells Library W144
EndNote: The Basics

This presentation provides an introduction and overview of EndNote focusing on producing more efficient and effective bibliographies.

What You'll learn:
- learn to capture citation/bibliographic information
- use word processing programs to reformat your in-text citations and bibliographies
- use a wide variety of style formats such as APA or Chicago
- link references to files and web sites
- add text to citations in “Cite While You Write”
- work with footnotes in “Cite While You Write”
- configure EndNote to retrieve full text articles from citations
- create and share bibliographies using EndNote Web

Polishing Your Book Proposal

Are you looking for some feedback on your academic book proposal before you submit it? In this hands-on workshop, participants are asked to bring drafts of their proposals for small group discussion, led by IU Press editor Rebecca Tolen. Tolen will present 12 tips for writing an effective proposal and will also provide one-on-one guidance. Space is limited to 16 registrants.

  • Feb 20 2015 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm with Rebecca Tolen, IU Press at Wells Library E174
Zotero

This session includes a short overview of citation management tools and provides an introduction to Zotero focusing on producing more efficient and effective bibliographies.

What You'll learn:
- features of EndNote & Zotero
- learn to capture citation/bibliographic information
- learn to use folders and tags to organize a library
- use word processing programs to reformat in-text citations and bibliographies
- use a wide variety of style formats such as APA or Chicago
- become familiar with the Microsoft Word plugin
- learn to use the “sync” feature to access citations on multiple computers
- learn to create Zotero groups
- learn to import/export citations into Zotero

Designing and Evaluating “Good” Research

In the academic world and beyond, new tools and methods have made it fairly low cost and easy to conduct online surveys and other forms of research. With advances in information technology, it is also easier than ever to access data. As a result of these exciting developments, there is a vast and expanding ocean of data but there is also danger that poorly designed studies may be lurking in the waters, increasingly easier to conduct and analyze.

So, what makes a “good” research study – one that we trust will provide accurate and reliable results? In this workshop, we will review major elements to consider when designing your own research study or when you are judging the quality of existing data. These will include quality considerations with regard to sampling, questionnaire development, data collection methods, data processing, and analysis. The presenters will provide practical tips and resources in each of these areas to demonstrate how to produce and evaluate high quality research.

Our speakers are Ashley Clark, Director, Center for Survey Research and Clinical Assistant Professor, SPEA, Stacey Giroux Wells, Senior Study Director, Center for Survey Research and Adjunct, Anthropology and Lilian Yahng, Director of R&D and Research Laboratory, Center for Survey Research

  • Mar 26 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm with Ashley Clark, Stacey Giroux Wells, and Lilian Yahng, Center for Survey Research at Wells Library E159 (Hazelbaker Hall)
    Lunch included!
An Introduction to the Scholars' Commons IQ Wall

Details to come: learn how to use the information-rich, ultra-high-resolution display available in Wells Library Scholars' Commons IQ Wall Room.

  • Mar 5 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm with David Reagan, UITS Research Technologies at Wells Library Scholars' Commons IQ Wall Room
Preparing for a summer research trip

If you’ve never worked in archives or special collections, or done research outside of the US, your first research trip can be overwhelming. In this 90-minute session (lunch included), librarians, archivists and fellow researchers help de-mystify the process for you. We’ll start in the University Archives with a hands-on introduction to logistics, then move on to lunch, and discussion of tips, strategies and new digital tools for travelling researchers.

  • Mar 27 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm with Dina Kellams, Marion Frank-Wilson and Erika Dowell at University Archives, Wells Library E460
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)