Workshops, Classes & Events

Events

  • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Thursday, August 30, 2018
  • Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
    • Tuesday, September 18, 2018
      Measuring the Impact of Your Work
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      This workshop will provide an introduction to traditional and nontraditional scholarly metrics, such as Journal Impact Factor, h-index, and social media metrics. Participants will also gain an appreciation for the limitations of publication metrics and the varied suitability of different metrics for different academic fields and types of publications. Finally, participants will learn methods to optimize their impact. Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/cajUUqGzuwJq806Q2
  • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
    • Wednesday, September 19, 2018
      OpenREFINE tool
      4:00 pm-5:00 pm
      Do you have a spreadsheet with inconsistent data, null values, or too much information in one column? Clean your data quickly and efficiently with the free and open source OpenRefine tool (http://openrefine.org/). You can even work on multiple spreadsheets at once, and it automatically tracks your changes. Please bring your own device or bring two forms of ID in order to check out a laptop at Steenbock Library. Note: OpenRefine requires Java. Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/OFaqbRYUrGTMrlxH2
  • Monday, September 24, 2018
    • Monday, September 24, 2018
      Kick up your heels to Die Tanzgeiger!
      University Club, 803 State Street
      5:00 pm-9:00 pm
      Including performances drawn from such UW Library holdings and co-productions as the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, the Wisconsin Folksong Collection, and Local Centers/Global Sounds, this early evening free event offers food and drink and a unique musical experience. Co-sponsored by the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures, Mayrent Institute, Mills Music Library and Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.
  • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
      2018 Pulitzer Prize Winner, Caroline Fraser, author of Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder
      Wisconsin Historical Society
      5:30 pm-7:30 pm
      Caroline Fraser— editor of the Library of America edition of the Little House series and author of a biography about Laura Ingalls Wilder – reveals the grown-up story behind the influential writer of childhood stories of American pioneer life. Drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial reports to set the record straight, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman whose classic stories grip us to this day.
  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
      NVivo Software Basics
      1:30 pm-3:00 pm
      NVivo is data analysis software that can be used with qualitative data, such as interview transcripts and textual survey responses. It provides a suite of textual and metadata analysis tools such as word frequency analysis and cross-tabulation analysis. NVivo allows the user to store and organize documents and data, and it will save researcher time by automating text coding for analysis.
    • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
      FRIENDS FALL BOOK SALE
      4:00 pm-8:00 pm
      This semiannual sale is free (except the preview sale) and open to the public. Organized by the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, proceeds help to support our annual lecture series, special purchases for the library collections, preservation of library materials, and grants for the visiting scholar program. Books for the sale are donated primarily by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and Madison-area residents.
  • Thursday, October 11, 2018
    • Thursday, October 11, 2018
      FRIENDS FALL BOOK SALE
      10:30 am-7:00 pm
      This semiannual sale is free (except the preview sale) and open to the public. Organized by the Friends of UW-Madison Libraries, proceeds help to support our annual lecture series, special purchases for the library collections, preservation of library materials, and grants for the visiting scholar program. Books for the sale are donated primarily by University of Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and Madison-area residents.