Events at the NCSU Libraries You can register for these events at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/events/registration/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 Zend_Feed_Writer 1.11.5 (http://framework.zend.com) https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/rss Making Space: Music Production with Lara Wehbie of Blursome Mar 22, 2017 Description: Lara Wehbie, aka blursome, will host a hands-on music making workshop for the Making Space series from 3:30-5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22nd, in the Teaching and Visualization Lab at Hunt Library. Lara is an NC State grad and electronic music maker, and just released a new ep on Hotflush called Rendition of You. She will lead participants through her process for creating the dark electronic soundscapes of blursome. Participants will then capture found sounds with various devices and, using Ableton Live, will process those sounds into original music. 

Time: 3:30 pm

Prerequisites: For NCSU students only. For more information contact Jason Evans Groth at jevansg@ncsu.edu.

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1209 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1209
Make Music: Make Music with Ableton Live Mar 22, 2017 Description: Join Serafin Sanchez of Ableton for an in-depth overview of the Ableton Live digital audio workstation and the Ableton Push music making instrument. Ableton Live has an enthusiastic community of users and creators, and is a versatile and powerful way to make your audio visions come to life. Pairing it with the Ableton Push makes the possibilities even greater. NCSU Libraries has multiple spaces that feature full versions of Ableton Live and Ableton Push instruments. Learn how to take advantage of these tools, and how Ableton Live can help you produce audio, create samples, and make music. 

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites: For NCSU students only. For more information contact Jason Evans Groth at jevansg@ncsu.edu.

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1207 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1207
Make Music: Ableton for Educators Mar 22, 2017 Description: Ableton Live is a powerful digital audio workstation with an enthusiastic community of users. While it is a favorite for musicians, it can also be a useful and innovative tool in the classroom. NCSU Libraries has eleven reservable spaces with computers that feature the full version of Ableton Live, and it is available to the entire campus community. Join Serafin Sanchez from Ableton to find out how educators can make the most of this resource in the classroom, for research, and for project work. 

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: Workshop is limited to the NCSU community. Please register only if you are an educator. For more information or questions contact Jason Evans Groth at jevansg@ncsu.edu

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1206 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1206
Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Mar 22, 2017 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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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1201 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1201
Make Music: Sampling Vinyl with the Ableton Push 2 Mar 22, 2017 Description: Join Serafin Sanchez of Ableton for an in-depth overview of how to use the Ableton Live digital audio workstation and the Ableton Push music making instrument for sampling vinyl and making new music from those samples. Ableton Live has an enthusiastic community of users and creators, and is a versatile and powerful way to make your audio visions come to life. Pairing it with the Ableton Push makes the possibilities even greater. NCSU Libraries has multiple spaces that feature full versions of Ableton Live, Ableton Push instruments, and record players. Learn how to take advantage of these tools, and how Ableton Live can help you produce audio, create samples, and make music. 

Time: 2:00 pm

Prerequisites: For NCSU students only. For more information contact Jason Evans Groth at jevansg@ncsu.edu.

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1208 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1208
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Mar 23, 2017 Description: Produce a one-of-a-kind beat from start to finish using the powerful Ableton Live digital audio workstation and a turntable in this hands-on workshop. Led by digital media experts at the library, you'll crate dig for records, listen to them using library turntables in audio production spaces, sample them, and then use Ableton Live to turn that sample into your own music creation. No prior experience necessary.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1217 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1217
Sewing Basics I: Sew Fun Mar 24, 2017 Description:

Have you always wanted to make things with fabric? Does using a sewing machine seem as intimidating as riding a motorcycle? Well, it can be as fun, too!!! With our step-by-step approach, we will teach you the fundamentals that will launch you onto the path to creating successful sewing projects.

Learn the basic parts of a sewing machine, solid sewing skills, and good sewing habits in this introductory class. Beginners as well as individuals with no prior sewing experience are welcome!

**NOTE: This course is not about garment-making. Our focus is on giving you a basic sewing skill set that you can continue to build upon beyond this session.



Time: 1:00 pm

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


Sewing materials and machines will be provided.


Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1211 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1211
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Mar 27, 2017 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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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1215 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1215
Beatmaking with Ableton Live Mar 27, 2017 Description: Produce a one-of-a-kind beat from start to finish using the powerful Ableton Live digital audio workstation and a turntable in this hands-on workshop. Led by digital media experts at the library, you'll crate dig for records, listen to them using library turntables in audio production spaces, sample them, and then use Ableton Live to turn that sample into your own music creation. No prior experience necessary.

Time: 6:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1219 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1219
Sewing Basics I: Sew Fun Mar 28, 2017 Description:

Have you always wanted to make things with fabric? Does using a sewing machine seem as intimidating as riding a motorcycle? Well, it can be as fun, too!!! With our step-by-step approach, we will teach you the fundamentals that will launch you onto the path to creating successful sewing projects.

Learn the basic parts of a sewing machine, solid sewing skills, and good sewing habits in this introductory class. Beginners as well as individuals with no prior sewing experience are welcome!

**NOTE: This course is not about garment-making. Our focus is on giving you a basic sewing skill set that you can continue to build upon beyond this session.



Time: 6:00 pm

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


Sewing materials and machines will be provided.


Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1212 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1212
Basic Audio Production with GarageBand in the Hunt Library Music Rooms Mar 28, 2017 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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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1220 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1220
Digital Media Making Orientation (Hunt Library, 4th Floor) Mar 29, 2017 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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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1221 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1221
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Mar 29, 2017 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: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1216 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1216
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Mar 30, 2017 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: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1150 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1150
Video Production and Editing Basics with iMovie Mar 30, 2017 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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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1222 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1222
Introduction to Research, Teaching, and Learning in the Cloud Mar 30, 2017 Description: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform with millions of users. In his presentation, Brian Beach will discuss how data and the cloud are changing the landscape of research, teaching, and learning. You will also learn about the various services and how to access credits through the AWS Educate program. The talk will be followed by a brief hands-on lab and Q&A session.

Brian Beach is technology leader with more than fifteen years of experience in software development and cloud architecture. He has been with Amazon Web Services since 2014 and currently works a Solutions Architect helping universities move to the cloud. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from NYU Poly and an MBA from Rutgers Business School. He is also the author of Pro PowerShell for Amazon Web Services from Apress.



Time: 4:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1142 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1142
R for Document Creation Mar 31, 2017 Description: You may know that R is a statistical computing and graphics software, but do you know how to turn R scripts into PDFs, slideshows, HTML, scholarly articles, interactive dashboards, and books? 

This workshop will introduce and provide hands-on experience with R Markdown, a text formatting tool for publishing code (written in R, Python, and other languages) into documents of multiple formats. R Markdown allows researchers to publish their code along with their research enabling reproducibility.

For more examples of documents published with R Markdown, see: http://rmarkdown.rstudio.com/gallery.html

Time: 10:30 am

Prerequisites: Either R for Absolute Beginners (workshop) or prior experience with R.


Software requirements: 

Laptops will be provided, but if you wish to use your own, you must download BOTH of the following, in the listed order: 

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1138 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1138
Design and Printing of 3D Ceramics: Hands-on Workshop Mar 31, 2017 Description:

Special workshop taught by Taekyeom Lee, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design, Appalachian State University

Professor Lee will also give a talk on 3D Printing Ceramics the evening of March 30th.



3D printing has broadened creative possibilities for artists and designers and perception of three-dimensional experience. Especially, 3D printing has become more refined, common, and accessible, as well as cheaper – these new technologies have provided new tools for pushing boundaries of the medium both in terms of concept and materiality.

3D printed ceramics is a relatively uncommon material in the industry, compared to plastics and metals, but the medium is beginning to develop, despite a lot of inherent difficulties. Since ceramic 3D printer was not affordable and accessible, I decided to build my own toolkits; a self-build desktop 3D printer based on RepRap and my own paste extruders. Through this workshop, I will provide a demo and share the printing process.

The workshop is structured to foster an eye opening experience and a personal approach to 3D printing ceramic objects. Topics introduced in the workshop include 3D modeling, 3D scanning, ceramic 3D printing and etc., and the workshop will be cover these topics:
  • Working with material (clay)
  • 3D modeling and/or 3D scanning
  • Prep for clay 3D printing
  • Basic knowledge about 3D printing
  • 3D printing clay
CAD skills preferred but not required.





Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites:

Open to NCSU students, faculty, and staff only.

None. You do not have to have attended the D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation before attending this workshop. Prior experience and skill with CAD is preferred but not required.

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1205 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1205
Sewing Basics I: Sew Fun Apr 7, 2017 Description:

Have you always wanted to make things with fabric? Does using a sewing machine seem as intimidating as riding a motorcycle? Well, it can be as fun, too!!! With our step-by-step approach, we will teach you the fundamentals that will launch you onto the path to creating successful sewing projects.

Learn the basic parts of a sewing machine, solid sewing skills, and good sewing habits in this introductory class. Beginners as well as individuals with no prior sewing experience are welcome!

**NOTE: This course is not about garment-making. Our focus is on giving you a basic sewing skill set that you can continue to build upon beyond this session.



Time: 1:00 pm

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


Sewing materials and machines will be provided.


Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1213 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1213
Virtual Reality for the Web: Create a 360˚ VR Photo Tour Apr 7, 2017 Description: Have you ever wanted to create a virtual reality experience? Do you like photography? In this hands-on workshop that combines photography and virtual reality, you will take 360-degree photos with a camera and then create a virtual reality photo gallery for the web. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to immerse yourself in your photographs using a mobile phone and Google Cardboard!


Time: 11:00 am

Prerequisites: While no experience is required, some familiarity with HTML will be very helpful in this workshop. If you  have no experience with HTML, consider trying out this tutorial.

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1210 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1210
Coding Data for Easy Analysis Apr 11, 2017 Description:

Have you ever looked at survey, observational or interview data and thought, "What does this mean?"  Do you have your own data in need of analysis and want to create documentation  that makes sense to others?  Join us for a hands-on workshop to learn from  best practices and others' mistakes, as well as develop a sample coding  scheme for data from human participants. 

You will learn:

1. How codebooks explain the values and variables within a dataset as well as other contextual information  needed to understand the data.  

2. How to efficiently  find inconsistencies between datasets and the codebooks they represent, as well as anomalies in the data such as missing data.

3. Documentation  strategies such as read me and do files that document analytic procedures to  facilitate their reproduction.

Time: 1:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1204 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1204
MIT Media Lab Meets the NCSU Libraries Makerspace Apr 13, 2017 Description: MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab that encourages projects at the convergence of technology, multimedia, sciences, art, and design. Canan Dagdeviren directs the newly formed Conformable Decoders research group at the MIT Media Lab where they are exploring novel materials, mechanics and device designs for emerging classes of wearable health monitoring systems and bio-integrated electronics. In her makerspace discussion, she will demonstrate the flexible devices the Conformable Decoders group is working on and talk about her current research

Time: 10:00 am

Prerequisites: Open to NCSU students, staff and faculty.  Registration is required.  

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1218 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1218
Mapping and Geospatial Visualization with QGIS Apr 14, 2017 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: 10:30 am

Prerequisites: None

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1135 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1135
ArcGIS Pro Apr 19, 2017 Description:

Over the next few years, Esri will be replacing ArcGIS Desktop with ArcGIS Pro as their primary desktop GIS software.  We have ArcGIS Pro available now through our campus site license, but using it requires an ArcGIS Online account and a little getting used to.  This workshop is intended to help get you started by installing it, getting logged in, and familiar with it's interface.  We will also have a very informal discussion on the pros and cons of using it, and welcome all input.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptop and you may install it before the workshop, or we can go through that process when we meet.  We will also have some library laptops available as well.  Installation and account details are posted at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/gis/arcgispro.html.

 

 

Time: 3:30 pm

Prerequisites: None.

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1223 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1223
D.H. Hill Makerspace Orientation Apr 20, 2017 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: 12:00 pm

Prerequisites:

Status: open

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:10 -0400 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1151 https://www.lib.ncsu.edu:443/events/registration/workshop/signup/index/eventId/1151