Events

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

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  • August 25, 2019 • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • Olin Library

Textbook Central will be a fun, hackathon-type event where you can learn to search for your textbooks in the libraries’ collections before classes. You may not find all your books for your fall classes, but you will gain valuable skills for future semesters.

  • September 5, 2019 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • The Griot Museum of Black History

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled. We will post more details when it is rescheduled.

  • September 9, 2019 • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm 2

Part one of this two-part workshop will describe best practice for data management planning. Part two will describe best practices for active data.

  • September 10, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Basic video editing skills for those new to the Adobe Premiere. Attendees will learn to import digital video, move and insert clips, add titles, create and apply transitions, and export to a standard video format.

  • September 10, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library

Join us for a celebration of Eyes on the Prize and the generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize the interviews conducted for the second half of this seminal civil rights documentary series.

  • September 11, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

ArcGIS Storymaps is a browser-based platform for webpage creation that facilitates interactive map creation and sharing and provides a simple tool for building a webpage that combines images, text, and more.

  • September 12, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Learn more about how to be Textbook Savvy in this interactive workshop designed to help you navigate library resources to acquire textbooks.

  • September 13, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm 2

Keep sources and citations organized with Zotero‚ a free, easy-to-use tool for creating bibliographies and adding in-text citations to papers.

  • September 16, 2019 • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Part one will introduce participants to a demographic problem addressed using vector and tabular data. Part two will explore georeferencing a raster image and digitizing it. Other raster concepts will also be explored.

  • September 17, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

There are many paths to a well organized and researched literature review. This hands-on session will help identify obstacles, plan strategies, and demonstrate library resources to help along the way.

  • September 18, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

System dynamics allows us to look at complex systems and understand how they work, where to best leverage them, and how to improve them.

  • September 18, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

This panel discussion will address the themes of the Charting History: Data Visualization Through the Years exhibit, focused on the history and future of data visualization. The discussion will be followed by a special reception and showcase of data visualization projects.

  • September 19, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

It’s getting harder and harder to tell fact from fiction, and most of us are fooled at one time or another. This workshop will help you spot “fake news” and you’ll learn the tips and tricks needed to evaluate information more effectively.

  • September 19, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm 142

This talk from Heidi Aronson Kolk, assistant professor at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, will explore her recent book Taking Possession: The Politics of Memory in a St. Louis Town House.

  • September 20, 2019 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Have you been using Zotero and run into some glitches? Stop by for some one-on-one help with your questions.

  • September 23, 2019 • 2 PM – 3 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

This workshop for Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) is offered to fulfill a National Science Foundation continuing education requirement of at least one face-to-face education session each fiscal year.

  • September 25, 2019 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • McDonnell Medical Science Bldg, Rm. 100

The goals of this workshop include developing a basic understanding of the Python programming language and running basic Python code in the interactive Python environment, Jupyter Notebook.

  • September 25, 2019 • 1 PM – 5 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Law Library, Janite Lee Reading Room

All are invited to stop by the Law Library, learn about new legal resources, and check out updates to those you currently use. Bloomberg Law, Brill, Gale, IICLE, Lexis, LLMC, Oxford, PLI, Powernotes, Westlaw and more will be represented.

  • September 25, 2019 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Mendle Room

September’s Book Club selection is Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Book Club events will begin with a showcase of collection materials related to the reading, followed by a discussion of the book. 

  • October 1, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Sociology professor Adia Harvey Wingfield will discuss her new work, Flatlining: Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy, where she explores “how hospitals, clinics, and other institutions participate in ‘racial outsourcing,’ relying heavily on black doctors, nurses, technicians, and physician assistants to do ‘equity work’—extra labor that makes organizations and their services more accessible to communities of color.”

  • October 2, 2019 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • McDonnell Medical Sciences Bldg, Rm. 100

The goals of this workshop include learning to write Python code to perform data analysis and visualization, and creating a Python virtual environment on a remote system.

  • October 4, 2019 • 10 AM – 10:30 AM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Open Researcher & Contributor Identifier (ORCID) provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and supports automated links between you and your professional activities.

  • October 10, 2019 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Poet Kevin McFadden and Jeff Pike, professor in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, will discuss City of Dante, a poetry sequence by McFadden based on illustrations by Pike.

  • October 16, 2019 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Newman Exploration Center

October’s Book Club selection is The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey, by Candice Millard.

  • October 17, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM

As part of LGBTQ+ history month, the Libraries present this program highlighting LGBTQ+ histor​y on campus, focused on notable past students, events, and activists and organizations.

  • October 21, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Learn more about how to be Textbook Savvy in this interactive workshop designed to help you navigate library resources to acquire textbooks.

  • October 22, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Overview of basic video editing skills for those new to the Adobe Premiere. Attendees will learn to import digital video, move and insert clips, add titles, create and apply transitions, and export to a standard video format.

  • October 23, 2019 • 12 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm 142

This forum and roundtable discussion will focus on Open Access and publishing at WashU—to coincide with International Open Access Week 2019—presenting different disciplinary perspectives and opportunity for attendees to share their experience making research and scholarly works more accessible. Related topics include open science, open data, open education, public access to information, and equity in open knowledge.

  • October 23, 2019 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

There are many paths to a well organized and researched literature review. This hands-on session will help identify obstacles, plan strategies, and demonstrate library resources to help along the way.

  • October 24, 2019 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Part one will describe best practice for data management planning. Part two will describe best practices for active data. Both will emphasize ethics, organization, and sharing.

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