Library Workshops

Events

  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Grants for Research and Education
    1:00 pm-2:30 pm
    In this joint workshop for students and researchers, there will be a hands-on portion using several grants databases. The presentation component will help students, faculty, and other researchers learn how to get set up for efficient grantseeking. In addition, this joint student and researcher workshop will conclude with a hands-on portion using several grants databases. Grants for Your Education is also available online: http://go.wisc.edu/842cvd
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Finding, Using, and Teaching with Primary Sources at UW
    4:00 pm-5:30 pm
    Libraries' Special Collections staff will teach you how to find and use UW’s primary resources, whether as teaching objects or as a potential avenue for your own research. They will discuss applications for a range of disciplines, suggest ways the resources can be used in class projects and papers, and emphasize how you can actively network with library colleagues to capitalize on Collections in your research and teaching. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/PJgVMw7oRM4Tnkur1
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    Check Your Stuff Before You Wreck Your Stuff: File Description & Documentation
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Poor file description and documentation can impact your research immediately and in the long run. Scientific papers have been found invalid and retracted due to authors using data from mislabeled files. As you begin a new project, think about how your existing data management practices will impact your ability to access your data in the future. This workshop will cover best practices in file description, organization, and documentation. Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/5xtoyjDPglTuaupt2
  • Thursday, March 1, 2018
    Know Before You Go: Company, Industry, and Market Research for the Job Seeker
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Going on a job interview? Moving to a new town? Thinking of starting a business? This primer on business research will teach you which databases can help you find out more about potential employers, markets, and competitors. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/NOQdj1ioKu1Y0TrE3
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018
    Patents for the Innovative Grad Student
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Are you working on an invention or process that you think may be patentable? Are you just starting your design process and want to find similar inventions or other inventors working in your field? This workshop will cover basic patentability requirements in the U.S., search strategies to help you navigate multiple patent and patent application databases, and resources available to help you with the patent process. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/cs9miWPS6cOf12Zs2
  • Thursday, March 15, 2018
    Preparing Your Digital Life for Graduation
    4:00 pm-5:00 pm
    Over a few short years it is easy to amass large amounts of digital files (research, data, publications) on our laptops, hard drives, and cloud storage. When preparing to graduate knowing what files to keep and how to take care of them can be challenging. This workshop will provide an overview of the personal digital archiving process. Attendees should bring a laptop or tablet device to the workshop. Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/EuK13Aen8LiJMG2t1
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Introduction to Finding Grants: Part 1
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants for your non-profit organization, complete with a brief demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online. Workshop materials will be available in person and online below.
  • Thursday, March 22, 2018
    Introduction to Finding Grants: Part 2
    2:15 pm-3:00 pm
    Gain hands-on experience using the Foundation Center’s flagship database, the Foundation Directory Online. Those new to grants research should consider taking this session with Part I. Workshop materials will be available in person and online below.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Introduction to Finding Grants: Part 1
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants for your non-profit organization, complete with a brief demonstration of the Foundation Directory Online. Workshop materials will be available in person and online below.
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Introduction to Finding Grants: Part 2
    11:15 am-12:00 pm
    Gain hands-on experience using the Foundation Center’s flagship database, the Foundation Directory Online. Those new to grants research should consider taking this session with Part I. Workshop materials will be available in person and online below.