Workshops & Events

All About Endnote: workshop

When: Thursday, February 18, noon – 1:20 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Learn about the desktop citation management software, EndNote. In this class, you will learn to how to use EndNote, including how to create and manage libraries, import references from online databases, and create formatted bibliographies and citations in Microsoft Word. Registration is required.
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=320
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: Graduate Students, Staff, Workshops
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RegFest is back February 12 from noon – 5 p.m.

Elevated view of the Regenstein Library, from the University of Chicago architectural guidebook titled Building Ideas, published summer of 2013. (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

Regenstein Library (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

Spend College Break Day at RegFest, a study break offering relaxation, recreation, and reflection at Regenstein Library.

RegFest will be held from Noon – 5:00 p.m. in Regenstein Library, Room 122A.

Snacks will be available.

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Program Highlights

  • Underground tours of the Mansueto Library. Registration for tours is required.
  • Celebrate Honest Abe’s birthday by viewing rare Lincoln memorabilia in the Special Collections Research Center.
  • Make your special someone a UChicago Valentine’s Day card or craft
  • UChicago themed games, contests, and prizes
  • Music, movies, and relaxation (Minute Mindful Meditation)
  • Plus, learn about Library resources & services that you may not be aware of…

All RegFest attendees will be entered into a drawing for unique Library gift bags.  We hope you can drop by RegFest!

Schedule of Events

Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Mansueto Library Tours Register for a Tour
Due to limited space, tours are limited to University of Chicago students. Registration is required.  Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled tour.
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library. On this 30-minute tour, you’ll go underground to witness the Mansueto Library’s automatic storage and retrieval system at work. After the program, stop our RegFest Photo Booth for a commemorative selfie with the Mansueto robots.

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Craft table
Make your special someone a UChicago Valentine’s Day card or craft

Noon – 5:00 p.m.
Game table
Sit down and play a Library related game, or solve a UChicago puzzle.

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.
Regenstein Cinema
Let’s go to the movies! We’ll be showing two short-subjects filmed in our campus libraries, plus a 1950s UChicago recruitment movie from the archives.

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Tracing Your Roots at Regenstein
Want to learn more about your family history?  Become an amateur genealogist, and learn how to research your family tree using the Library’s resources. Led by Rebecca Starkey, Regenstein Library.

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Play Spurious Correlations with Crerar
Did you know there is an inverse correlation between per capita consumption of American cheese and points scored by the winning team in the Super Bowl? Come play a fun matching game between graphs and interesting variables.  Or bring your laptop and create your own “spurious correlation”!  Led by Michelle Bass, Crerar Library.

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Minute Mindful Meditation
Room 122B
Ginger Carr, UChicago’s Mindful Meditation Instructor, will be providing guided 15-minute mindful meditation sessions from 2-3pm. Please feel free to stop in at 2pm; 2:15pm; 2:30pm; or 2:45pm or stay for multiple sessions! All meditation levels accepted. Brought to you by Student Health and Counseling Services – Health Promotion and Wellness.

2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
It’s All Due at the Same Time! Assignment Scheduling Tips & Tricks
Struggling to keep track of all your readings, assignments, and extracurricular activities? Learn how to make your study life easier with time management tools and tips. Watch demonstrations of various time management apps or bring your laptop and demo for yourself! Led by Kaitlin Springmier, Regenstein Library Reference.

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
I Want My NYT! Or, How to Avoid the Pay Wall & Get the News You Need
The Library provides students with access to most major newspapers through its news databases.  Learn how to read past and present issues of your favorite newspapers and access other news sources. Led by Rebecca Starkey, Regenstein Library Reference.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Lincoln Love
Special Collections Research Center, Classroom
Stop by the Special Collections Research Center to get to know Abe Lincoln a little better. The archives is home to a huge collection of Lincoln memorabilia, from manuscripts and political ephemera to plaster casts of his hands and a piece of a bloody curtain that is said to have hung in the Presidential box at Ford’s Theatre. Join us in SCRC’s Classroom for this special display of rare material to celebrate Lincoln’s birthday.  Assistant University Archivist Eileen Ielmini will be on hand to answer your questions.

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
The TECHB@R Cares…About Your Computer and Data
Scared of nefarious robots taking over your computer? Tired of losing your data after dropping your computer in the lake? Come learn from experts from the TECHB@R how to keep your papers, projects, and pet pictures safe from bad people from the internet, and yourself.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Rebecca Starkey at rstarkey@uchicago.edu or 773-702-4484 for assistance.

Introduction to Zotero, Bibliography Builder: workshop

When: Thursday, January 28, noon – 1 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Zotero is a free bibliography builder that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents.
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1010
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
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Tag: Student Events, Training, Workshops, Graduate Students, Staff
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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EndNote or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager: workshop

When: Monday, January 11, noon – 1 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Citation managers are powerful, time-saving tools that help you manage your research. They can also help you format your papers in MS Word by creating bibliographies, citations, and footnotes automatically in the style you choose, such as APA or Chicago.

This workshop will compare how EndNote and Zotero – two popular citation managers – allow you to save, share, and cite information. In order to provide a side-by-side comparison of tools, the format of this workshop is demonstration.

Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1004
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
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Tag: Workshops, Graduate Students, Staff, Training
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

When: Thursday, January 7, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Doctoral candidates use the ProQuest ETD Administrator for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the administrator’s role in helping students file their dissertations electronically. We will also discuss open access for dissertations via the new institutional repository. New graduate program administrators as well as experienced staff are invited. Feel free to bring your questions to this information session. If you would like to review the ETD interface, please visit: http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=730
Contact: Dissertation Office
(773) 702-7404
Tag: Training, Meetings, Workshops, Staff
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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ProductivityU: Be more efficient with the Library’s help

Librarian Consultation

Experts will be on hand to guide you to the best productivity tools. (Photo by Jason Smith)

Now that you’ve had one quarter of the academic year under your belt, it’s time to reflect on your productivity pitfalls and add new tools to help you overcome these obstacles. On January 15 from noon to five, the University of Chicago Library is holding an inaugural ‘Productivity Unconference,’ where students, librarians, and technologists will be invited to meet to share tips, tricks, and tools to be a more efficient and productive researcher, student, and academic professional. The unconference will have time for consultations, workshops, and presentations on tools like citation managers, social bookmarking apps, and cloud storage as well as tips to stay efficient and productive during the busy academic quarter.

Everyone across campus including students, faculty, and staff are invited to meet with experienced ‘productivity experts’ from across campus to:

  • Learn how to use free web tools such as Evernote, Box, and Google Apps to superpower productivity
  • Practice new strategies in time management
  • Discover innovative ways to stay in-the-know
  • Manage research documents such as course readings, book chapters, and paper drafts
  • Ensure security online and in research documents

Schedule of Events
January 15, Noon – 5:00 PM
Regenstein, Room 122

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Productivity & Project Management Consultations
Members of the University of Chicago community can sign up for 15-minute consultations with librarians, academic technologists, and tech experts to learn about key productivity tools and strategies.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Productivity Tools & Strategies Lightning Talks
Participants present proposed lighting talks on their favorite project management/productivity tools or strategies. The Lightning talks blocked at 5 minutes apiece, and will give an opportunity for peer sharing and presentation skills.

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Productivity & Project Management Consultations & Productivity “In”
Participants can meet with consultants on key productivity tools & strategies. This time also serves as a place for students to have a “productivity-in,” where students can get to work planning and organizing course readings, assignments, and extracurricular duties for the quarter.

Sign up for a consultation today!

Interested in presenting a lightning talk? Fill out a lightning talk proposal.

Don’t want to commit? Feel free to drop in during the event, grab a snack provided by the library, and chat with other people across campus to learn some new tools and share your strategies on staying productive.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in a Library workshop or training session should contact Kaitlin Springmier at 773-702-0229.

Finals stress? Take a study break!

Study Break
Study Break
Sunday, December 6th, 6:00-8:00 p.m
Regenstein Library, A-Level

Everyone needs a break sometimes, especially when studying for finals. Join fellow students & librarians for coloring, 3-D modeling, music, and snacks. The event is free, and snacks are first-come first-serve basis. We hope to see you there!

Please let us know that you’re attending (so we have enough snacks)! Sign up for the event on Facebook.

 

 

Microsoft Excel 2010 Intermediate I: TECHB@R workshop

When: Tuesday, November 10, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Want to use Excel more efficiently and get to know it better? Sign up for this workshop and learn how to do more in fewer clicks! Topics we will cover include:
– Auto Fill Sequence Features
– Find and Replace
– Building Your Own Formulas
– Functions
– Tables
– Totaling Rows/Columns
– Copying formulas
– Hiding/Unhiding Rows/Columns
– Quickly Creating a Simple Chart
– Linking and embedding information in PowerPoint and Word
– Absolute and relative cell referencingBring your laptop (with Excel installed) to follow along. Laptops are available for lending at the TechB@r at the Regenstein Library should you need it.

The instructor will demonstrate using the Excel 2010 for Windows. But we will have a Mac at hand to answer questions about navigational differences.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Windows and basic knowledge of Excel.

There is no fee for training, but registration is required. Seating is limited, so sign up soon!

Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1659
Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
Tag: Workshops
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Productivity and Project Management Tools: workshop

When: Wednesday, November 11, noon – 1 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Organizing PDFs, using multiple devices, collaborating… how do you work efficiently? This workshop will give you tools and tips to help you fine tune your individual and group productivity needs. We will give an overview of our favorite free web tools for note taking, cloud storage, organizing and annotating articles, and managing collaborative projects.
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1645
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: Graduate Students, Staff, Workshops, Training, Research
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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Library Reception for MAPH / MAPSS / CIR / MLA Students: event

When: Tuesday, October 20, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122A-B
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: Mix and mingle at the Library reception for students in MAPH, MAPSS, CIR, and MLA. Meet your subject librarians and learn about the resources available to you. Wine and cheese will be served. Please RSVP if you are able to attend by visiting the website linked below.

Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: Graduate Students, Receptions
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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