The Special Collections Research Center will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Thursday, November 23rd, and Friday, November 24th. The Center will reopen at 9:00 am on Monday, November 27th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Library welcomes visiting participants in the Global Leadership Program for Korean Librarians, a librarian education and training program organized by the National Library Korea, which is holding a one-day workshop of lectures and tours at the University of Chicago Library. Twenty-one librarians from academic, public and government libraries in Korea will attend the sessions and have the opportunity to learn about the University of Chicago Library system and its services.
When: Friday, June 23, 2017
Where: Joseph Regenstein Library, Room 122
Lectures and Tours
Yuan Zhou, Curator for East Asian Collection
- 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
The Subject Specialist in an Academic Library
Jee-Young Park, Korean Studies Librarian
- 10:35 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.
Instruction and Outreach at the University of Chicago Library
Rebecca Starkey, Librarian for College Instruction and Outreach
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Joe and Rika Mansueto Library Tour
- 2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Special Collections Tour
Daniel Meyer, Director, Special Collections and Research Center
This program is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS).
Attendees of the American Library Association 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago are welcome to visit the University of Chicago’s campus libraries during the conference, June 22-27. Informational handouts will be available at the Regenstein Library Ask a Librarian desk and the Mansueto Library Circulation desk.
Please bring your conference badge to gain admittance. For a listing of library hours, visit hours.lib.uchicago.edu.
All UChicago students are invited to attend an introductory citizen science workshop on Thursday, April 27 from 12-2 p.m. led by Dr. Laura Trouille of Adler Planetarium and Zooniverse.
Citizen science—engaging the public in research—has proved a creative and capable response to the increasing size of scientific datasets, particularly when coupled with machine learning algorithms and sophisticated task allocation and retirement rules.
During the first hour of the workshop, pizza will be served, and Dr. Trouille will deliver a lecture about citizen science.
In the second hour, snacks will be served, and attendees can start exploring citizen science projects on Zooniverse or start building their own project with the easy to use project builder.
For more information about the workshop, visit the event page, or e-mail the Zar Symposium Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The 5th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, Open Data: Science, Health, Community, will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the University of Chicago’s John Crerar Library.
Open data is data that can be freely used, re-used and redistributed. Some examples of open data resources include the Human Genome Project, the United Nations UNdata, and the City of Chicago data portal. Open data can spur business innovation, help patients and families make better decisions about their health, or accelerate the pace of scientific discovery.
This symposium will provide participants–researchers and librarians–with an understanding of what open data is, how it gets created and shared, and examples of how open data might contribute to progress in our communities.
Registration and full schedule at: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/conferences/zar-symposium/
The symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago and made possible through the support of the Kathleen and Howard Zar Science Library Fund.
This spring Resident Librarian for GIS Taylor Hixson is hosting three introductory workshops about spatial data and geographic information systems (GIS).
Spatial Data Literacy
Date: Thursday, March 30 @ 4-5 p.m.
This introductory workshop will cover what makes something spatial data, spatial data files that are compatible with geographic information systems (GIS), and best practices for keeping GIS projects organized.
Introduction to ArcGIS Online
Date: Thursday, April 6 @ 4-5:30 p.m.
This hands-on workshop will give a basic introduction to the ArcGIS Online platform, including adding data to a map and creating web apps. If you’ve wanted to learn how to make an interactive map but don’t know how to code, don’t miss this workshop!
Finding Spatial Data
Date: Thursday, April 13 @ 4-5 p.m.
Thousands of resources exist online for finding spatial data, but finding the right resource can be a challenge. This workshop will focus on techniques for finding spatial data, the top free and open resources online, and resources available through UChicago.
The workshops will be held on the lower level of Crerar Library. The entrance to the lower level is on the left-hand side of the vestibule, the area before the library gates. The classroom is behind the staircase.
E-mail Taylor (email@example.com) with any questions about the workshops. If you are not able to attend the workshops but are interested in learning more about GIS and spatial data, check out the GIS Research Guide for helpful resources.