Events at the NCSU Libraries You can register for these events at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/registration/ Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.11.5 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/rss Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Aug 29, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Rooms, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1018 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1018
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Aug 30, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1042 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1042
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Aug 30, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1019 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1019
Writing research introductions in the sciences Aug 30, 2016 Description: Learn how to write an effective introduction to your research paper in the sciences.  This workshop is aimed at graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergrads completing research papers with an eye towards publication.

This workshop is taught by Dr. Meagan Kittle Autry, Director of Thesis and dissertation Support Services.

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/983 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/983
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Aug 31, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1020 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1020
Intermediate CAD & 3D Printing: Digital Design Best Practices with Autodesk Fusion 360 Sep 1, 2016 Description:

Presenter: Mike Alcazaren, Fusion 360 expert from the Autodesk Education team


In this workshop we delve deeper into Autodesk Fusion 360 and learn tips and tricks for creating robust Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models. We also explore best practices and techniques for creating successful 3D printed models. This workshop is for beginner/intermediate CAD users; some experience using software such as Inventor, SolidWorks, or Fusion 360 may be helpful. Beginners taking CAD101 beforehand are welcome to register for this course.


Recommended but not required:


Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1011 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1011
CAD 101: Intro to Digital Fabrication with Autodesk Fusion 360 Sep 1, 2016 Description: Presenter: Mike Alcazaren, Fusion 360 expert from the Autodesk Education team

Learn the basics of using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to bring your ideas to life. In this introductory workshop you'll learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to create 3D designs that can be printed on the Libraries' 3D printers. This workshop is for beginners; no 3D design experience is required.

Recommended but not required:

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1010 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1010
Citation Management using “New RefWorks” Sep 2, 2016 Description:

Citation management software is invaluable for research or class projects; it helps you save, organize, and share your references; generate bibliographies automatically; and write a manuscript in the citation style of your choice.

In this workshop, you will learn to use "New RefWorks" (formerly called "Flow"), the new version of the Web-based citation management program. Free to NC State users, "New RefWorks" has added functionality beyond that of the original ("Legacy") RefWorks, including the ability to annotate documents, drag and drop capability for easy pdf uploading, and more. 

Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: Please plan to bring your own laptop. However, if you need to borrow a library laptop, please contact us (e-mail: libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) ahead of time, and we will try to accommodate you as our supply allows.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/986 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/986
Literature reviews Sep 2, 2016 Description: Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will have an opportunity to think about the purposes of conducting literature reviews.  Along the way, you will learn about library services, workshops, and reference management tools you may not know about. The information will help you to connect with librarians in your subject area for more in-depth help finding information later.

Want to know more? Watch a short video here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/lit-review

Time: 9:00 am

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/984 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/984
Literature searching Sep 2, 2016 Description:
See also: Literature searching and Citation Management using Refworks

Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will learn how to do effective literature searching using search tools tailored to your area of research.  Avoid fruitlessly wasting time with unfocused Internet searches and learn to use professional tools and search strategies.  The workshop will cover a general research database while pointing out subject-specific tools relevant to the participants.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/985 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/985
Tableau II Sep 2, 2016 Description: This intermediate level workshop is the second workshop in our Tableau series. In this workshop we will cover how to use calculated fields, filtering and story points in analyzing and presenting your data.

Mac laptops will be provided for use in the workshop. If you are not comfortable using a Mac computer, you are welcome to bring your own PC laptop. Please download Tableau Public before coming to the workshop.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Visualize Your Data with Tableau workshop (part 1 of the series), OR an introductory knowledge of Tableau prior to taking this workshop. 


Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/935 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/935
Visualize Your Data with Tableau Sep 2, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free tool for creating visualizations and dashboards. Participants will create charts, graphs and dashboards from provided datasets. No prior experience is required.


Please note: we will provide Mac laptops for this workshop. If you are more comfortable using a PC, please bring your own laptop or check one out from the Ask Us desk at the library.


Before the workshop, please create an account at public.tableau.com. If you are bringing your own laptop, please also install Tableau Public at that link.


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/934 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/934
Citation Management using “New RefWorks” Sep 6, 2016 Description:

Citation management software is invaluable for research or class projects; it helps you save, organize, and share your references; generate bibliographies automatically; and write a manuscript in the citation style of your choice.

In this workshop, you will learn to use "New RefWorks" (formerly called "Flow"), the new version of the Web-based citation management program. Free to NC State users, "New RefWorks" has added functionality beyond that of the original ("Legacy") RefWorks, including the ability to annotate documents, drag and drop capability for easy pdf uploading, and more. 

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: Please plan to bring your own laptop. However, if you need to borrow a library laptop, please contact us (e-mail: libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) ahead of time, and we will try to accommodate you as our supply allows.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/992 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/992
Basic Audio Production in the D.H. Hill Music Booths Sep 6, 2016 Description: Learn how to record audio in the DH Hill Library Digital Media Lab in this interactive workshop. Through hands-on practice you'll become familiar with the equipment, and, using GarageBand, learn the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboard, audio editing, multitrack recording, the powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer, and more. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the DH Hill Digital Media Lab while gaining essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1037 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1037
Literature searching Sep 6, 2016 Description:
See also: Literature searching and Citation Management using Refworks

Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will learn how to do effective literature searching using search tools tailored to your area of research.  Avoid fruitlessly wasting time with unfocused Internet searches and learn to use professional tools and search strategies.  The workshop will cover a general research database while pointing out subject-specific tools relevant to the participants.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/991 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/991
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Sep 6, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1043 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1043
Literature reviews Sep 6, 2016 Description: Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will have an opportunity to think about the purposes of conducting literature reviews.  Along the way, you will learn about library services, workshops, and reference management tools you may not know about. The information will help you to connect with librarians in your subject area for more in-depth help finding information later.

Want to know more? Watch a short video here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/lit-review

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/990 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/990
Getting Started with 3D Scanning Sep 7, 2016 Description: Learn how scan physical objects and create digital files you can send to a 3D printer. In this workshop you'll get hands-on experience with a number of 3D scanning technologies available here in the Libraries and learn how to edit and refine your scans using Meshmixer.



Time: 8:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1035 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1035
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Sep 7, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1024 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1024
Ready. Set. Go! Get Productive With Google Apps Sep 7, 2016 Description: Google tools can help you stay organized in your personal, work, and school life. This quick thirty-minute session will run through some tips and tricks on how to use the Google suite of tools in the most productive ways.

Time: 12:15 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/955 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/955
Literature searching Sep 8, 2016 Description:
See also: Literature searching and Citation Management using Refworks

Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will learn how to do effective literature searching using search tools tailored to your area of research.  Avoid fruitlessly wasting time with unfocused Internet searches and learn to use professional tools and search strategies.  The workshop will cover a general research database while pointing out subject-specific tools relevant to the participants.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/988 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/988
Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Sep 8, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Rooms, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1025 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1025
Literature reviews Sep 8, 2016 Description: Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will have an opportunity to think about the purposes of conducting literature reviews.  Along the way, you will learn about library services, workshops, and reference management tools you may not know about. The information will help you to connect with librarians in your subject area for more in-depth help finding information later.

Want to know more? Watch a short video here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/lit-review

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/987 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/987
Citation Management using “New RefWorks” Sep 8, 2016 Description:

Citation management software is invaluable for research or class projects; it helps you save, organize, and share your references; generate bibliographies automatically; and write a manuscript in the citation style of your choice.

In this workshop, you will learn to use "New RefWorks" (formerly called "Flow"), the new version of the Web-based citation management program. Free to NC State users, "New RefWorks" has added functionality beyond that of the original ("Legacy") RefWorks, including the ability to annotate documents, drag and drop capability for easy pdf uploading, and more. 

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites: Please plan to bring your own laptop. However, if you need to borrow a library laptop, please contact us (e-mail: libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) ahead of time, and we will try to accommodate you as our supply allows.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/989 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/989
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Sep 8, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1009 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1009
Getting Started with 3D Printing (Hill) Sep 9, 2016 Description:


Are you interested in learning about 3D Printing but aren't sure where to start? This workshop will cover the basics of how 3D printing works, including hands-on time to learn with the Hill Makerspace’s MakerBot and Lulzbot 3D printers.  We'll also discuss some of the implications of this powerful tool, and how to use the Hunt and Hill Makerspaces to bring your designs to life.

Time: 4:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this 3D printing workshop. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1001 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1001
Getting Started with eTextiles Sep 9, 2016 Description:



In this session you'll learn how to combine electronics with textiles to create a unique wearable project. We'll teach you how to sew a circuit, and then you'll design and develop a your own creative project. Throughout this session you'll gain practical knowledge about electronics prototyping, learn the basics of sewing by hand, and get hands-on experience working with conductive thread and electronic components.  

Time: 9:30 pm

Prerequisites: None. No prior experience with sewing or electronics is required. 


You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/969 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/969
Basic Audio Production in the Hunt Library Music Rooms Sep 12, 2016 Description: Learn the basics of using the Hunt Library Music Rooms in this interactive workshop. Led by Hunt Library employees who are also experienced musicians and recording engineers, you will learn audio production methods in GarageBand and participate in a short, hands-on project that teaches you the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboards, audio editing, multitrack recording, and more. Find out about the powerful production and vintage music format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer! Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the Hunt Library Music Rooms and come away from the workshop with essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1026 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1026
Introduction to Managing Research and Personal Data Sep 13, 2016 Description: Whether at work or at home, everyone generates a large amount of data. This data can be just digital photos, data from your research work, or different versions of your research paper or thesis. In this workshop we will discuss different types of data, how to put your data in context, file formats, naming and tagging conventions, and storage options. We will also address the current state of publicly available data sets.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: All NCSU students, staff, and faculty members are welcome to participate in this workshop.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/993 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/993
Ready. Set. Go! Getting Stuff Done with Microsoft Excel Sep 13, 2016 Description: Embarrassed that you still don’t know Excel? End your shame! Instructors and employers expect their students and employees to understand how to use Excel effectively. During this 90 minute workshop you will learn essential spreadsheet basics like preparing a budget, sorting and managing lists of information, and creating graphs from data.

The content of this workshop is geared toward an undergraduate audience - however, all NC State students are welcome to register.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/962 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/962
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Sep 13, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1044 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1044
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Sep 13, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1027 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1027
Getting Started with 3D Scanning Sep 14, 2016 Description: Learn how scan physical objects and create digital files you can send to a 3D printer. In this workshop you'll get hands-on experience with a number of 3D scanning technologies available here in the Libraries and learn how to edit and refine your scans using Meshmixer.



Time: 8:00 pm

Prerequisites: None. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1036 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1036
Video Production and Editing Basics Sep 14, 2016 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1028 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1028
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Sep 15, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1046 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1046
Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Sep 15, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Rooms, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1029 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1029
Literature searching Sep 16, 2016 Description:
See also: Literature searching and Citation Management using Refworks

Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will learn how to do effective literature searching using search tools tailored to your area of research.  Avoid fruitlessly wasting time with unfocused Internet searches and learn to use professional tools and search strategies.  The workshop will cover a general research database while pointing out subject-specific tools relevant to the participants.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/995 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/995
Citation Management using “New RefWorks” Sep 16, 2016 Description:

Citation management software is invaluable for research or class projects; it helps you save, organize, and share your references; generate bibliographies automatically; and write a manuscript in the citation style of your choice.

In this workshop, you will learn to use "New RefWorks" (formerly called "Flow"), the new version of the Web-based citation management program. Free to NC State users, "New RefWorks" has added functionality beyond that of the original ("Legacy") RefWorks, including the ability to annotate documents, drag and drop capability for easy pdf uploading, and more. 

Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: Please plan to bring your own laptop. However, if you need to borrow a library laptop, please contact us (e-mail: libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) ahead of time, and we will try to accommodate you as our supply allows.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/996 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/996
Getting Started with 3D Design Sep 16, 2016 Description: This workshop will cover the basics of using 3D design software and creating designs suitable for 3D printing at the D.H. Hill or Hunt Library Makerspaces. Participants will learn about the variety of options available for 3D design, downloading and modifying free online 3D designs, and get hands-on practice with Tinkercad, a free, easy-to-use software.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: None. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this 3D printing workshop. However, you will have to attend an orientation before using the Makerspace outside of the workshop.


NOTE: You will need to create a (free) Tinkercad account in order to access the software for this workshop!

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1005 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1005
Literature reviews Sep 16, 2016 Description: Join NCSU Librarians and campus partners to learn about important research skills for graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and undergraduates doing research.

In this session, you will have an opportunity to think about the purposes of conducting literature reviews.  Along the way, you will learn about library services, workshops, and reference management tools you may not know about. The information will help you to connect with librarians in your subject area for more in-depth help finding information later.

Want to know more? Watch a short video here: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/lit-review

Time: 9:00 am

Prerequisites: Available to graduate students, postdocs, faculty, or undergraduates working on research projects.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/994 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/994
Data Cleaning and Analysis Tips and Tools: Open Refine Sep 16, 2016 Description:

Often the most time consuming part of doing research is the data cleaning process. This workshop will provide hands-on learning in data cleaning using OpenRefine, free software that makes it easier to clean and explore data sets. 


Mac laptops will be provided for use during this workshop. If you would rather bring your own laptop for use during this session, please download Google Refine 2.5 to your laptop in advance of the workshop.


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: Some familiarity with using Mac laptops is helpful unless you want to bring your own laptop. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/936 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/936
Video Production and Editing Basics Sep 19, 2016 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1030 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1030
The Internet of Things with Buzzfeed’s Christine Sunu Sep 19, 2016 Description: Join Christine Sunu, Buzzfeed’s GE Internet of Things Fellow at the Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts, in this interactive workshop that explores IoT technologies with a focus on internet-connected toys and the potential available in connecting emotions and technology.

Christine Sunu is the GE Internet of Things Fellow in BuzzFeed's Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts. Her research is focused on the links between emotion, design, media, and IoT. She writes and speaks widely about the importance of human connection—to technology, to ourselves, and to others. Since studying at Brown University and training at Yale School of Medicine, Christine has designed developer experiences, run IoT workshops, sequenced human genomes, conducted patient interviews, and killed thousands of fruit flies in the name of science. She currently lives in San Francisco and builds emotive interfaces for internet connected technology.

This program is part of the NCSU Libraries' Making Space initiative, a series of public talks and workshops that aims to raise awareness among women about access to tools and technology, lower barriers to entry for first-time users of makerspaces, and serve as a networking platform for women in the NC State community.  

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1003 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1003
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Sep 20, 2016 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1031 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1031
Ready. Set. Go! Your Professional Image Sep 20, 2016 Description: Your professional image helps to facilitate networking and job opportunities! It’s important to consider your professional image long before you begin applying for internships or jobs. This workshop will help you think about ways you can tell your story and represent yourself in the digital environment with personal websites and social media. We’ll also provide tips on networking and general professional etiquette.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/956 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/956
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Sep 20, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1045 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1045
Digital Media Making Orientation (D.H. Hill Library, Digital Media Lab) Sep 21, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts in the D.H. Hill Digital Media Lab. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Booths, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1032 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1032
Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS Sep 21, 2016 Description: QGIS is a free and open source software for analyzing and visualizing your geo data, also known as GPS, georeferenced, geocoded, or GIS/Geographic Information System data.  QGIS can be installed on multiple operating systems and has greater analytical capabilities than online mapping sites. We'll learn some GIS fundamentals, how QGIS compares with other GIS software, and how to get started using it.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1012 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1012
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Sep 22, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1047 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1047
Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Sep 22, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Rooms, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1038 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1038
Web Mapping with CartoDB Sep 23, 2016 Description: CartoDB is a web tool for making attractive maps quickly. This workshop will provide hands-on activities making maps in CartoDB and offer some things to consider when it comes to making decisions about how to visualize your geospatial data. 

Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: In advance of the workshop, set up your account at https://cartodb.com/ 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/937 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/937
Coding for Wearables Sep 23, 2016 Description:

In this session you'll create a project using an Arduino Gemma, a microcontroller designed for wearables! Learn how to develop code for wearable projects, practice prototyping circuits, and get hands-on experience working with conductive thread and electronic components. At the end of the workshop you can take you Gemma home to continue learning and experimenting. 

Time: 9:30 pm

Prerequisites:

None. No electronics or sewing experience required. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop.

Mac laptops will be provided. If you would like to use your own laptop, please be sure to download the latest version of the Arduino IDE and install the Adafruit Sensor Library and the Adafruit NeoPixel Library

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/970 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/970
Ready. Set. Go! Zero to Website in 90 Minutes Sep 23, 2016 Description:

Building sleek, professional looking websites doesn’t have to require experience with HTML or cost a lot of money. Whether you’re interested in building an electronic portfolio or starting a blog, we will show you several easy-to-use website creators that will have you up and running in a flash. We’ll go into how to use Wix and Wordpress for building your own websites.


Content was created especially for beginners - no previous experience with HTML, computer programming, or building websites is required.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/957 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/957
Publishing Smartly: Choosing journals and managing your intellectual property Sep 26, 2016 Description: This workshop will discuss the issues of how to identify journals to publish in and how to deal with the author-publisher agreement as it affects one's intellectual property rights. Participants will become familiar with the Journal Citation Reports database and its journal ranking system. Then, participants will explore the copyright issues in the publishing process and the options to protect one's intellectual property. 

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: None.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/997 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/997
Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Sep 26, 2016 Description: Excited to make videos and movies, record podcasts and music, digitize records, cassettes, and VHS tapes, or make an awesome poster or presentation? You can do all of this and more utilizing the tools, spaces, and experts on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library. In this hands-on orientation you'll explore resources, record in the Music Rooms, shoot video in the Media Production studios, put together a short project using media computers, and get to know digital media experts who can help you with both your academic and personal media projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1033 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1033
Ready. Set. Go! Get Your Ideas off the Ground: Project Management Basics Sep 27, 2016 Description: How  can you best make your ideas a reality? Understanding how to work collaboratively with others toward a common goal is essential to succeeding in school, the workplace, and within student organizations. This interactive workshop will offer strategies for effective, collaborative problem-solving in teams in order to get your ideas off the ground!

The content of this workshop is geared toward an undergraduate audience - however, all NC State students are welcome to register.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/959 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/959
Basic Audio Production in the D.H. Hill Music Booths Sep 27, 2016 Description: Learn how to record audio in the DH Hill Library Digital Media Lab in this interactive workshop. Through hands-on practice you'll become familiar with the equipment, and, using GarageBand, learn the basics of voice recording, using the MIDI keyboard, audio editing, multitrack recording, the powerful production and vintage audio format digitization opportunities these rooms have to offer, and more. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with the DH Hill Digital Media Lab while gaining essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1034 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1034
Video Production and Editing Basics Sep 28, 2016 Description:
Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You'll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1039 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1039
Ready. Set. Go! Research Posters Done Right Sep 28, 2016 Description:

Learn what makes a great research poster and how to get started designing your own poster in Powerpoint!


In this project-based workshop, we will review the best practices for research posters and help you get started on your own poster. This workshop is appropriate for those just starting to identify a topic to those ready to present research. Computers will be provided.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/958 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/958
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Sep 29, 2016 Description:

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1040 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1040
The Art of Making Data: Quantifying Sound Sep 29, 2016 Description:

Quantification: The Art of Making Data workshop taught by Elliot Inman, Aaron Arthur, and Olivia Wright


So much of the sound we listen to now is stored in a digital format that it is easy to forget that most of that sound began as an analog wave of air pressure.  What was once a live 1970s funk band horn section has become repurposed as a digital 2010s cell phone ringtone.  What began as a real human voice or a violin or an orchestra was converted from an analog signal to a digital one:  from a stream of air pressure to a stream of bits and bytes.  But the digitization of sound has benefits well beyond providing a snippet of a Parliament Funkadelic jam to let you know a friend just sent a text.  Digitized sound makes it easy to analyze those sounds – to decompose those digital data into frequencies and harmonic data to better understand what we hear.

In this workshop, we will build a device to capture sound, save those data to the computer, and analyze the results to compare different sounds.  We will build a simple contact microphone and record sounds using Audacity.  We will make multiple measures using the contact microphone and analyze the resulting data using SAS Studio.  

We will consider questions like:  How much of a sound (how precise the data) is enough to distinguish two or more sounds that, to the human ear, are clearly different?  How does the sensitivity of our microphone affect the quality of the analysis of the data?  How does the way in which we define the start and end points of a recording (or sample) affect our measure of frequencies?  How can we compare different sounds that may be of very different duration or timbre or tone?

This workshop is part of the Quantification: The Art of Making Data event series in collaboration with the NCSU Data Science Initiative.See Dr. Inman speak on 9/28/16 as part of the DSI's RED Talks series, 7:00pm at the Talley Student Union.


Elliot Inman is a Manager of Software Development at SAS.  Trained as an Experimental Psychologist, he has developed code and conducted statistical analyses on a wide variety of data, from marketing and sales data to health care, international trade, education, and social services for at-risk children.  He has conducted makerspace workshops at NC State and UNC, as well as various maker faires.  He occasionally blogs here: http://blogs.sas.com/content/sascom/author/elliotinman/

Aaron Arthur is an NC State senior in Computer Engineering with a minor in Linguistics.  He created the DH Hill Makerspace Card Access System and has led numerous electronics workshops in the Makerspace.  He is currently a Technical Intern at SAS where he is working on a number of “data for good” projects, including the application of text mining algorithms to witness report data to better understand deaths the international migrant crisis.

Olivia Wright is an NC State junior majoring in Statistics with a minor in Computer Programming.  She is a Technical Intern at SAS where she has worked on a wide range of projects from text analysis of popular novels to a missingness analysis of international trade data.  Most recently, she has been developing an automated processes for analysis of employee survey data and a set of point-and-click custom tasks for executing data and statistical processes in SAS Studio.

Time: 3:30 pm

Prerequisites:

All of the equipment and software necessary for this workshop will be provided during the workshop, including the Audacity software and SAS Studio OnDemand for Academics.

You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1054 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1054
The Art of Making Data: Quantifying Touch Sep 29, 2016 Description:

Quantification: The Art of Making Data workshop taught by Elliot Inman and Aaron Arthur


With 27 bones, the human hand is capable of a wide variety of gestures, from a single finger pressing a button to an opposable thumb and fingers carefully turning a dial.  With the Arduino kits available in the D.H. Hill Makerspace, we can design a hardware interface that allows human beings to interact with our invention by pressing a button, turning a dial, or even waving a hand in front of an electronic eye.  Those hand gestures can control our invention; the gestures can also be saved as data to help us better understand our users and the system, itself.  But to build a useful interface, we need to design a hardware interface that is well-suited to the human hand and gather data that accurately reflect gestures made. 

For example, how can we distinguish a button tapped once versus a button held down?  How can we identify a deliberate gesture from a less deliberate motion?  How many dials can one hand turn at the same time?  How quickly can a human hand turn a dial; how quickly can we gather the data on that motion?  How often might a person actually want or need to press a button?  By considering questions like these and others, we can design a hardware interface that takes advantage of the unique capabilities of the human hand and gather and analyze data that accurately reflect those gestures. 

In this workshop, we will use several kinds of sensors and an Arduino to gather meaningful data about simple human gestures:  pressing a button, turning a dial, and waving a hand in front of an electronic eye.  We will set up the Arduino to save data in a manner that allows us to use the digitized records for statistical analysis.

This workshop is part of the Quantification: The Art of Making Data event series in collaboration with the NCSU Data Science Initiative. See Dr. Inman speak on 9/28/16 as part of the DSI's RED Talks series, 7:00pm at the Talley Student Union.


Elliot Inman is a Manager of Software Development at SAS.  Trained as an Experimental Psychologist, he has developed code and conducted statistical analyses on a wide variety of data, from marketing and sales data to health care, international trade, education, and social services for at-risk children.  He has conducted makerspace workshops at NC State and UNC, as well as various maker faires.  He occasionally blogs here: http://blogs.sas.com/content/sascom/author/elliotinman/

Aaron Arthur is an NC State senior in Computer Engineering with a minor in Linguistics.  He created the DH Hill Makerspace Card Access System and has led numerous electronics workshops in the Makerspace.  He is currently a Technical Intern at SAS where he is working on a number of “data for good” projects, including the application of text mining algorithms to witness report data to better understand deaths the international migrant crisis.

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites:

All of the equipment and software necessary for this workshop will be provided during the workshop, including the Arduino software and SAS Studio OnDemand for Academics.

You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1053 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1053
Infographics: Visualizing Information Sep 30, 2016 Description:

Infographics can be powerful tools for communicating research and achieving greater impact. Yet, while a good infographic clarifies and captivates, a bad infographic distorts and distracts. This workshop will cover basic design and narrative principles for creating infographics that balance visual appeal with data integrity. We will discuss multiple resources for generating infographics. Participants will gain hands-on experience creating an infographic with free infographic creation tools.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: none

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/976 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/976
The Art of Making Data: Quantifying Attitudes and Emotions Sep 30, 2016 Description:

Quantification: The Art of Making Data workshop taught by Elliot Inman, Olivia Wright, and Aaron Arthur


Attitudes and emotions are some of the most complicated human responses to study.  How do you create an objective measure of something that you know from the start is a subjective experience?  The situation is even more complex when the thing people are responding to is something designed to manipulate their feelings:  a persuasive ad that is trying to convince you to trust our democracy to a particular politician running for office or an entertaining movie that has spent 90 minutes leading up to the moment the moviemakers are hoping will make you cry tears of joy.

One way researchers have captured the range of attitudinal and emotional responses of human beings is through a relatively simple audience meter – a dial that allows users to respond in real time positively or negatively to what they are viewing.  These devices can be used to help determine how to market a movie… or sell a political candidate.

In this workshop, we will build an audience response meter using an Arduino to capture audience emotional responses to a video.  We will consider questions about how the design affects the data we collect.  For example, how do the names (Dislike/Like; Hate/Love; Bad/Good) we assign the two directions on our dial affect which direction users might turn it?   How does the actual turning radius of the hardware affect how far people might turn a dial to the left or right?  How often should we read the position of the dial?  Can we gain any better understanding of responses by calculating how quickly users turn the dial or how long they leave it unmoved?  We will address these questions and match the dial data to the content of the video so that we can conduct a more meaningful statistical analysis of the data we gather.

This workshop is part of the Quantification: The Art of Making Data event series in collaboration with the NCSU Data Science Initiative. See Dr. Inman speak on 9/28/16 as part of the DSI's RED Talks series, 7:00pm at the Talley Student Union.


Elliot Inman is a Manager of Software Development at SAS.  Trained as an Experimental Psychologist, he has developed code and conducted statistical analyses on a wide variety of data, from marketing and sales data to health care, international trade, education, and social services for at-risk children.  He has conducted makerspace workshops at NC State and UNC, as well as various maker faires.  He occasionally blogs here: http://blogs.sas.com/content/sascom/author/elliotinman/

Olivia Wright is an NC State junior majoring in Statistics with a minor in Computer Programming.  She is a Technical Intern at SAS where she has worked on a wide range of projects from text analysis of popular novels to a missingness analysis of international trade data.  Most recently, she has been developing an automated processes for analysis of employee survey data and a set of point-and-click custom tasks for executing data and statistical processes in SAS Studio.

Aaron Arthur is an NC State senior in Computer Engineering with a minor in Linguistics.  He created the DH Hill Makerspace Card Access System and has led numerous electronics workshops in the Makerspace.  He is currently a Technical Intern at SAS where he is working on a number of “data for good” projects, including the application of text mining algorithms to witness report data to better understand deaths the international migrant crisis.


Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

All of the equipment and software necessary for this workshop will be provided during the workshop, including the Arduino software and SAS Studio OnDemand for Academics.

You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1055 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1055
Ready. Set. Go! Creating Custom Business Cards Oct 4, 2016 Description: Looking for a way to stand out to potential employers or business partners? Interested in gaining some experience with Makerspace technologies? Build your brand with custom business cards! In this workshop you’ll learn how to use design elements to strengthen brand alignment, get hands-on experience designing for the laser cutter, and come away with business cards tailored to your brand.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/967 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/967
Ready. Set. Go! Impress Interviewers: Research the Company Oct 13, 2016 Description: Career prep often focuses on resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques. But the candidate that has researched the organization - its strengths and its weaknesses - stands out as a knowledgeable and savvy future employee! This workshop will help you become freakishly efficient at hunting down company information to impress your interviewers.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1058 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1058
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 13, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1049 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1049
Ready. Set. Go! Get Your Ideas off the Ground: Project Management Basics Oct 18, 2016 Description: How  can you best make your ideas a reality? Understanding how to work collaboratively with others toward a common goal is essential to succeeding in school, the workplace, and within student organizations. This interactive workshop will offer strategies for effective, collaborative problem-solving in teams in order to get your ideas off the ground!

The content of this workshop is geared toward an undergraduate audience - however, all NC State students are welcome to register.

Time: 7:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/960 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/960
Ready. Set. Go! Show, Don’t Tell: Make an Infographic! Oct 19, 2016 Description:

We know that the brain processes visuals more quickly than text. When done well, infographics can help you make your point quickly and clearly. Infographics can be used in the workplace, at school, or for marketing purposes. We’ll go over how to use Piktochart and Canva for getting started with Infographics.


This workshop was created especially for beginners - no previous experience with data visualization, design, or infographics is required.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1056 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1056
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 20, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1048 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1048
Ready. Set. Go! Getting Stuff Done with Microsoft Excel Oct 20, 2016 Description: Embarrassed that you still don’t know Excel? End your shame! Instructors and employers expect their students and employees to understand how to use Excel effectively. During this 90 minute workshop you will learn essential spreadsheet basics like preparing a budget, sorting and managing lists of information, and creating graphs from data.

The content of this workshop is geared toward an undergraduate audience - however, all NC State students are welcome to register.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/961 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/961
Getting Started with Data Visualization II: Elements of Design Oct 21, 2016 Description: In this workshop, we will focus on designing attractive data visualizations for effective communication. Participants will learn design tools, such as Tableau, and get hands-on practice in creating a visualization that incorporates design elements based on accepted best practices grounded in current visualization research. This workshop is part of a 2-workshop introduction to data visualization.

Note: we will have Mac laptops available for participants to use; however, you are welcome to bring your own laptop!

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites: Getting Started for Data Visualization I, or experience with creating basic data visualizations.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/950 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/950
Getting Started with Data Visualization: Tools for Research! Oct 21, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide tools and tips for making data visualizations, from simple charts to more complex visualizations. Participants will get some hands on practice using software for making attractive visualizations quickly that allow for customization. All hardware and software will be provided!



Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/939 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/939
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Oct 27, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1050 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1050
Visualize Your Data with Tableau Oct 28, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free tool for creating visualizations and dashboards. Participants will create charts, graphs and dashboards from provided datasets. No prior experience is required.


Please note: we will provide Mac laptops for this workshop. If you are more comfortable using a PC, please bring your own laptop or check one out from the Ask Us desk at the library.


Before the workshop, please create an account at public.tableau.com. If you are bringing your own laptop, please also install Tableau Public at that link.


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/940 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/940
Tableau II Oct 28, 2016 Description: This intermediate level workshop is the second workshop in our Tableau series. In this workshop we will cover how to use calculated fields, filtering and story points in analyzing and presenting your data.

Mac laptops will be provided for use in the workshop. If you are not comfortable using a Mac computer, you are welcome to bring your own PC laptop. Please download Tableau Public before coming to the workshop.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Visualize Your Data with Tableau workshop (part 1 of the series), OR an introductory knowledge of Tableau prior to taking this workshop. 


Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/941 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/941
Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS Nov 2, 2016 Description: QGIS is a free and open source software for analyzing and visualizing your geo data, also known as GPS, georeferenced, geocoded, or GIS/Geographic Information System data.  QGIS can be installed on multiple operating systems and has greater analytical capabilities than online mapping sites. We'll learn some GIS fundamentals, how QGIS compares with other GIS software, and how to get started using it.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1013 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1013
Ready. Set. Go! Your Professional Image Nov 3, 2016 Description: Your professional image helps to facilitate networking and job opportunities! It’s important to consider your professional image long before you begin applying for internships or jobs. This workshop will help you think about ways you can tell your story and represent yourself in the digital environment with personal websites and social media. We’ll also provide tips on networking and general professional etiquette.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/965 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/965
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Nov 3, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1051 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1051
Exploring the Wildlife of Our Homes through Web-based Visualizations Nov 4, 2016 Description: This interactive seminar explores microbiome sequence data through visualization with the user-friendly, web-based tool, Phinch. This visualization framework allows users to plot manageable subsets of large data sets to explore trends. Participants will analyze real-world data from the Wildlife of Our Homes project, contributing to our understanding of the microbiomes of over 1,000 homes. This interactive seminar will explore how visualization tools allow users to navigate often intimidating metagenomic data sets in a fun and interactive exploratory environment.

This seminar will be led by Dr. Carlos C. Goller and Dr. Julia L. Stevens. Dr. Goller is a Teaching Assistant Professor in NC State's Department of Biological Sciences, and teaches in the Biotechnology Program. Dr. Stevens is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Genomics and Microbiology Lab at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, as well as a Visiting Scientist in NC State's Department of Applied Ecology.

Time: 10:30 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/963 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/963
Data Cleaning and Analysis Tips and Tools: Open Refine Nov 4, 2016 Description:

Often the most time consuming part of doing research is the data cleaning process. This workshop will provide hands-on learning in data cleaning using OpenRefine, free software that makes it easier to clean and explore data sets. 


Mac laptops will be provided for use during this workshop. If you would rather bring your own laptop for use during this session, please download Google Refine 2.5 to your laptop in advance of the workshop.


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: Some familiarity with using Mac laptops is helpful unless you want to bring your own laptop. 

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/942 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/942
Ready. Set. Go! Zero to Website in 90 Minutes Nov 4, 2016 Description:

Building sleek, professional looking websites doesn’t have to require experience with HTML or cost a lot of money. Whether you’re interested in building an electronic portfolio or starting a blog, we will show you several easy-to-use website creators that will have you up and running in a flash. We’ll go into how to use Wix and Wordpress for building your own websites.


Content was created especially for beginners - no previous experience with HTML, computer programming, or building websites is required.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/964 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/964
Ready. Set. Go! Show, Don’t Tell: Make an Infographic! Nov 8, 2016 Description:

We know that the brain processes visuals more quickly than text. When done well, infographics can help you make your point quickly and clearly. Infographics can be used in the workplace, at school, or for marketing purposes. We’ll go over how to use Piktochart and Canva for getting started with Infographics.


This workshop was created especially for beginners - no previous experience with data visualization, design, or infographics is required.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1057 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1057
Ready. Set. Go! Impress Interviewers: Research the Company Nov 10, 2016 Description: Career prep often focuses on resumes, cover letters, and interview techniques. But the candidate that has researched the organization - its strengths and its weaknesses - stands out as a knowledgeable and savvy future employee! This workshop will help you become freakishly efficient at hunting down company information to impress your interviewers.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1059 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1059
Ready. Set. Go! Creating Custom Business Cards Nov 16, 2016 Description: Looking for a way to stand out to potential employers or business partners? Interested in gaining some experience with Makerspace technologies? Build your brand with custom business cards! In this workshop you’ll learn how to use design elements to strengthen brand alignment, get hands-on experience designing for the laser cutter, and come away with business cards tailored to your brand.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/968 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/968
Ready. Set. Go! Research Posters Done Right Nov 17, 2016 Description:

Learn what makes a great research poster and how to get started designing your own poster in Powerpoint!


In this project-based workshop, we will review the best practices for research posters and help you get started on your own poster. This workshop is appropriate for those just starting to identify a topic to those ready to present research. Computers will be provided.

Time: 3:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/966 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/966
Infographics: Visualizing Information Nov 18, 2016 Description:

Infographics can be powerful tools for communicating research and achieving greater impact. Yet, while a good infographic clarifies and captivates, a bad infographic distorts and distracts. This workshop will cover basic design and narrative principles for creating infographics that balance visual appeal with data integrity. We will discuss multiple resources for generating infographics. Participants will gain hands-on experience creating an infographic with free infographic creation tools.

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: none

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/977 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/977
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Dec 1, 2016 Description:


An NCSU ID is required for this orientation workshop.

This orientation is required for anyone wanting to access the D.H. Hill Makerspace. It will provide a general introduction to the space, best practices and for its use, and importantly, an introduction to potential hazards, protective equipment, and other aspects of safe Makerspace use.

After this orientation, attendees will be given card access to use the Hill Makerspace during open hours.

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1052 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1052
Getting Started with Data Visualization: Tools for Research! Dec 2, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide tools and tips for making data visualizations, from simple charts to more complex visualizations. Participants will get some hands on practice using software for making attractive visualizations quickly that allow for customization. All hardware and software will be provided!



Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/943 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/943
Getting Started with Data Visualization II: Elements of Design Dec 2, 2016 Description: In this workshop, we will focus on designing attractive data visualizations for effective communication. Participants will learn design tools, such as Tableau, and get hands-on practice in creating a visualization that incorporates design elements based on accepted best practices grounded in current visualization research. This workshop is part of a 2-workshop introduction to data visualization.

Note: we will have Mac laptops available for participants to use; however, you are welcome to bring your own laptop!

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites: Getting Started for Data Visualization I, or experience with creating basic data visualizations.

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/951 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/951
Visualize Your Data with Tableau Dec 9, 2016 Description:

This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to creating interactive visualizations with Tableau Public, a free tool for creating visualizations and dashboards. Participants will create charts, graphs and dashboards from provided datasets. No prior experience is required.


Please note: we will provide Mac laptops for this workshop. If you are more comfortable using a PC, please bring your own laptop or check one out from the Ask Us desk at the library.


Before the workshop, please create an account at public.tableau.com. If you are bringing your own laptop, please also install Tableau Public at that link.


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/944 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/944
Tableau II Dec 9, 2016 Description: This intermediate level workshop is the second workshop in our Tableau series. In this workshop we will cover how to use calculated fields, filtering and story points in analyzing and presenting your data.

Mac laptops will be provided for use in the workshop. If you are not comfortable using a Mac computer, you are welcome to bring your own PC laptop. Please download Tableau Public before coming to the workshop.

Time: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Visualize Your Data with Tableau workshop (part 1 of the series), OR an introductory knowledge of Tableau prior to taking this workshop. 


Status: open

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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 02:48:08 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/945 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/945