Library Workshops

Events

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Introduction to Oral History
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Troy Reeves, Head of the UW-Madison's Oral History Program, will discuss the key points of the art and science of oral history, such as interviewing, transcribing, and presenting the interviews for public consumption. Plus, he'll talk about the current use (or mis-use) of the term, oral history in popular culture. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1vyxfNh)
  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Funding: A Grants Overview
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Participants search for government and private funding opportunities for health sciences and medical research using a variety of databases; set up accounts; use resources to track funding outcomes.
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    Researching and Writing Literature Reviews in the Sciences
    12:00 pm
    If you need to write a review that brings together many different research publications, this workshop is for you! Join the Writing Center and Steenbock Library/Wendt Commons as we discuss strategies for focusing your topic, searching for papers and publications, reading critically, developing themes and organizing your material. (Graduate Support Series workshop; please register at: http://bit.ly/1vyyoEs )
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Citation Manager: EndNote Basic (web version)
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    EndNote Basic is a web-based citation manager free to all UW-Madison staff and students! EndNote Basic can be used as a stand-alone citation manager OR in conjunction with EndNote Desktop. In this workshop learn how to collect and share your references and create a bibliography in your manuscript.
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    Sessions will include an orientation to the Collection, background on the world of grantmaking, information on how to build a credible nonprofit organization, as well as general grantseeking tips. This workshop is suitable for staff of nonprofit organizations outside of the university. Consider taking this with Part 2: Finding Funders. Printed materials will be available; online versions are available at the website below. No registration is required.
  • Thursday, November 13, 2014
    Intro to Foundation Grants for Non-Profit Organizations
    2:45 pm-4:00 pm
    Gain hands-on experience using the Foundation Center’s flagship database, the Foundation Directory Online. There will also be hands-on training on 1-3 other databases, including: Foundations in Wisconsin, COS Pivot, and Philanthropy In/Sight. Those new to grants research should consider taking the session with Part I. No registration is required.
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    Citation Manager: Zotero
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Zotero, a citation manager, collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add references, PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and really anything else. It lives right where you do your work - in the web browser itself.
  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Creating Teacher Observation Videos
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    Would you like to create a video of yourself teaching (or doing anything else)? Attendees to this workshop will learn all of the basics necessary to create their own videos. Topics will include: using cameras, recording strategies, handling and editing video, and publishing/sharing your finished products.
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    Access and Reuse: Managing Your Research Data
    3268 Ebling Library
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    This workshop will provide an overview on how to facilitate the access and reuse of your data within your research group, how to comply with institutional and funding agency policies on data management and how to properly secure your data. Topics include organizing and naming data files, backing up data and versioning, data management plans, and managing sensitive data subject to intellectual property law or human subjects protection.
  • Friday, December 5, 2014
    Proposal Writing Basics
    10:00 am-12:00 pm
    In this workshop, you will learn the basics of writing a proposal for you or your nonprofit organization. Topics in this introductory overview to the proposal writing process includes: key components of a proposal, proposal packaging, and contacting the funder. While this workshop is focused on writing a proposal to a foundation, there are many components that can be transferred to other funder types. Printed and online materials will be available. No registration is required.

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