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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  • January 12, 2020 • 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) marks its centennial in 2020. Washington University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections serves as the official archive for the ACLU of Missouri. Exhibit tours, refreshments, and family-friendly hands-on activities are planned for the opening.

  • January 15, 2020 • 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Brauer Hall Room 12

This workshop is part of the “Engineering a Better Researcher” series offered by McKelvey School of Engineering and University Libraries.

  • January 15, 2020 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Mendle Classroom

January’s Book Club selection is Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine. Discover a fictional world in which the printing press had never been invited and the Great Library of Alexandria was never destroyed.

  • January 15, 2020 • 4 PM – 6 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

Textbook Central will be a fun, hackathon-type event where you can learn to search for your textbooks in the libraries’ collections.

  • January 17, 2020 • 9 AM – 4 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Please join us for a workshop led by the Center for Open Science to explore new tools and learn easy, practical steps that researchers can use to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work.

  • January 27, 2020 • 12 PM – 2 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

In this two-hour workshop, participants will be exposed to vector data and how to manipulate such data in QGIS.

  • January 28, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Data Management (part one) will describe best practices for data management planning and working your data while a research project is active.

  • January 29, 2020 • 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.

  • January 29, 2020 • 5 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

Student leaders from across the Danforth Campus are invited to this information session to learn more about Open Educational Resources (OER).

  • January 30, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

In this session, you will learn how to find textbooks and other learning materials by using the libraries open textbook databases.

  • January 30, 2020 • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Level A, Instruction Rm. 3

Join us for a screening of the Change the Subject documentary, followed by a panel discussion. Free and open to all; refreshments will be provided.

  • January 31, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

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.

  • February 3, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

This workshop will help you spot “fake news” and you’ll learn the tips and tricks needed to evaluate information more effectively.

  • February 4, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Data management (part-two) will describe best practices for data sharing and archiving. Both will emphasize ethics, organization, access, and reuse.

  • February 5, 2020 • 11 AM – 12 PM
  • Brauer Hall Rm. 12

This seminar will focus on fostering good research management protocols, research data transparency, and reproducible research.

  • February 5, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

This workshop will take you beyond traditional ways of evaluating information in order to better understand how to trust the information you find online through Google, as well as in library databases.

  • February 6, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Learn to use EndNote OnLine to store references, attach pdf documents and create bibliographies instantly for your research paper.

  • February 7, 2020 • 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.

  • February 10, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Join us for an interactive workshop geared towards people who are new to REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture).

  • February 11, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

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.

  • February 11, 2020 • 2 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Newman Exploration Center

This event will give Washington University students free passport photos that meet the U.S. State Department requirements, along with guidance on how to successfully apply for a U.S. passport.

  • February 12, 2020 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Tableau is a fast, intuitive tool for data analysis and visualization. In this workshop we will introduce you to making visualizations with Tableau Public. No prior knowledge necessary.

  • February 13, 2020 • 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Olin Library, Rm. 142

Xiao-Li Meng, PhD, Editor-in-chief of Harvard Data Science Review and professor of statistics at Harvard University, is offering a talk and discussion as part of Love Data Week.

  • February 13, 2020 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • John M. Olin Library

Join us for a fun-filled day of Valentine’s Day-themed activities and food from University Libraries.

  • February 14, 2020 • 8:30 AM – 3 PM
  • Eric P. Newman Education Center at the School of Medicine

Featuring Patricia F. Brennan, RN, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine. View the full schedule and details on the ICTS website.

  • February 17, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Be Textbook Savvy is about learning different ways of finding affordable textbooks and supplemental course materials for your classes

  • February 18, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 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.

  • February 18, 2020 • 6 PM – 8 PM
  • Sheldon Concert Hall and Galleries, 3648 Washington Blvd., 63108

Greg Cuddihee will speak on the life and work of Phil Durham. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., before 7 p.m. talk in The Sheldon’s Ballroom.

  • February 19, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Olin Library, Instruction Rm. 2

Data Management (part one) will describe best practices for data management planning and working your data while a research project is active.

  • February 19, 2020 • 4 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Olin Library, Newman Exploration Center

February’s Book Club selection is The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World by Eric Weiner.

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