Events

All Washington Univerisity Libraries events are free and open to all unless otherwise indicated. Registration may be required for some activities.

All Libraries events will be virtual in the fall 2020 semester. Pre-registration is required.

  • September 22, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Zoom

Join Modern Literature Collection curator Joel Minor as he provides an overview of Gass resources at Washington University Libraries and discusses the novel’s legacy with Gass scholar Ted Morrissey and writer Greg Gerke, who both have used these resources for discovery and inspiration.

  • September 23, 2020 • 3 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

Join us for a virtual book club discussion about The Devil’s Highway by Luis Alberto Urrea.

  • September 29, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Zoom

At the September Data Users Group meeting, Craig Duane Best, US Census Representative, will discuss the process of preparing and sending forms; response rates; data gathering, processing, and validating; schedule for data produce release; and internal uses of the data.

  • September 29, 2020 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Zoom

University Libraries Faculty Book Talk featuring Professor Rebecca Wanzo (Chair and Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) discussing her book The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging (New York University Press, 2020).

  • October 1, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This hands-on workshop will introduce common data analysis tasks in the R and Python programming languages, and explore which language is better suited for a particular task.

  • October 6, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This virtual workshop will explain how to use ZoteroBib to build a bibliography.

  • October 7, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will be an introduction to using visual collections for research. We will review methods and tools for using both physical and digital collections available through the libraries’ databases.

  • October 7, 2020 • 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Zoom

Our Data Services team will present on this panel discussion focused on data literacy and storytelling with data at Washington University.

  • October 8, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will introduce genomic data analysis using R/Bioconductor and associated visualizations.

  • October 8, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will introduce students to the ArcGIS Storymaps platform and show how this medium can be used to tell compelling stories even if you don’t plan on including a map.

  • October 9, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

One study by Stanford University found students and history professors were almost as equally likely to evaluate information on the Internet incorrectly. This workshop will help you spot “fake news” and you’ll learn the tips and tricks needed to evaluate information more effectively.   

  • October 12, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will cover installing Zotero, gathering references, organizing your references, and generating formatted citations.

  • October 13, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will give an overview of data literacy, which is the ability to find, evaluate, understand, analyze, and make or assess arguments with data. In addition, this workshop will also go over the data life cycle and considerations when dealing with data.

  • October 14, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This training workshop for responsible conduct of research (RCR) is offered by Washington University Libraries Data Services to fulfill NSF and NIH continuing education requirement of at least one face-to-face education session each fiscal year

  • October 14, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

At this workshop participants will learn to use EndNote OnLine to store references, attach .pdf documents, and create bibliographies instantly for research papers.

  • October 14, 2020 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Zoom

In this virtual reading and discussion, PhD candidate Ali Araghi will present his recently published novel The Immortals of Tehran with Marshall Klimasewiski, Senior Writer in Residence. Exploring the brutality of history while conjuring the astonishment of magical realism, The Immortals of Tehran is a novel about the incantatory power of words and the revolutionary sparks of love, family, and poetry–set against the indifferent, relentless march of time. 

  • October 15, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This hands-on workshop will introduce common data analysis tasks in the R and Python programming languages, and explore which language is better suited for a particular task.

  • October 15, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop is designed to help students find textbooks, course books, and other course materials using the Libraries online catalogs and databases. Topics covered will include eBooks, electronic reserves/Ares, borrowing books through curbside pickup, and scanning book chapters.

  • October 21, 2020 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

This training workshop for responsible conduct of research (RCR) is offered by Washington University Libraries Data Services to fulfill NSF and NIH continuing education requirement of at least one face-to-face education session each fiscal year.

  • October 22, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will introduce genomic data analysis using R/Bioconductor and associated visualizations.

  • October 22, 2020 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Zoom

This panel discussion will focus on the accessibility and impact of research and scholarship at Washington University and include faculty, students, and staff who have worked with the Libraries on publishing projects.

  • October 27, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Zoom

Eleanor Pardini, professor of Environmental Studies at Washington University, will present on using environmental data at this Data Users Group meeting.

  • October 28, 2020 • 3 PM – 4 PM

Join us for our October University Libraries Book Club discussion featuring The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell.

  • November 11, 2020 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Zoom

Join Ignacio Infante, professor of comparative literature and literary translator, for a reading and discussion of his recent translation of Vicente Huidobro’s Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven (co-translated with Michael Leong) published recently in a trilingual edition with the original Spanish and French.

  • November 16, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will give an overview of how to get up and running with ArcGIS Pro and is suitable for those who are entirely new to GIS.

  • November 17, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop is designed for those who are familiar with ArcGIS Desktop and want to transition to ArcGIS Pro.

  • November 18, 2020 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

In this introductory workshop, participants will learn how to use the tmap and dplyr packages in R to manipulate, perform spatial functions, and map spatial data.

  • November 19, 2020 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will give an overview of Streetmap Premium which provides enriched street data for use in ArcGIS software. 

  • November 20, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM

During Geography Awareness Week, the Data Users Group welcomes a panel to examine social inequities in our society with a spatial lens. Our speakers will address housing, voting, racial violence, and ethical land use. Free and open to all. Panelists Include:   John Cruz Data Management Coordinator at Rise STL  John uses geospatial and census […]

  • November 20, 2020 • 12 PM – 2 PM

Quantum GIS is a free and open-source GIS software that is available on a variety of operating systems. This workshop will go over the basics of dealing with vector data.