Workshops & Events

Developing Assignments that Use the Library: workshop

When: Monday, April 28, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122A 
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: This course is designed for faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in teaching.

Have you found that your students aren’t using the academic sources you expect for their assignments? Do your students seem to lack basic library research skills? In this program, University of Chicago librarians will highlight ways you can integrate library research instruction into your courses to promote the acquisition of the skills necessary to complete research assignments. We’ll demonstrate ready-to-go online tools that can be integrated into your Chalk site, and discuss the different types of in-class instruction the Library can provide. At the end of the session, we’ll work together to create some sample assignments designed to help students learn how to use the Library’s collections and online resources.

Presenters:
Julia Gardner, Head of Reader Services, The Special Collections Research Center
Rebecca Starkey, Librarian for College Instruction and Outreach, Regenstein Library
Debra Werner, Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach, Crerar Library

Registration is recommended. To register, please select the website below.

Contact: Rebecca Starkey at rstarkey@uchicago.edu or 773-702-4484.

Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1248
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
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EndNote Online or Zotero? Selecting the Best Citation Manager: online workshop

When: Tuesday, April 29, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Online workshop
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 webinar will compare how EndNote Online 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 rather than hands-on training.

Registration is required. Please the event URL below to learn more and register.

Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1455
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Excel: Everyday Tips: TECHB@R workshop

When: Friday, April 25, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: This 60-minute workshop will cover a variety of topics to help participants use Excel more efficiently. Tips to be covered include conditional formatting, keyboard shortcuts, logical formulas, absolute references, charts, formatting options, and preparing for printing.

Classes are free, but registration is required. Click the website link below for more information and to register. Workshops fill up quick so sign up today!

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1503
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Excel: Managing Worksheets and Workbooks: TECHB@R workshop

When: Friday, April 18, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: This 60-minute workshop teaches students how to manage large sets of data efficiently. Topics covered include working with multiple worksheets and workbooks, advanced formatting, consolidating and outlining data, creating subtotals, protecting worksheets, and using logical, conditional, and lookup functions. .

Please feel free to bring your laptop with Excel 2010 installed to follow along.

Classes are free, but registration is required. Click the website link below for more information and to register. Seating is limited, so sign up soon!

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
More info: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1502
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Excel: Keyboard Shortcuts: TECHB@R workshop

When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: This workshop is intended for beginners and intermediate users and focuses on the use of keyboard shortcuts and function keys to save time when using Microsoft Excel. We will look at ways to manipulate formulas and format data in tables without using a mouse and practise using the shortcuts on a spreadsheet.

There is no fee for training, but registration is required. Please click the Event URL below to register.

Seating is limited, so sign up soon!

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
More info: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1483
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Word: Mail Merge & Track Changes: TECHB@R workshop

When: Wednesday, April 23, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Do you ever need to create a set of name tags using labels? Or to collaborate with one of more people to create one document that everyone agrees on? 

If so, this class if for you! This 90 minute hands-on class will cover mail merges and track changes in Office 2010. During this class you will learn the tips and tricks of merging letters, labels and emails; and the advantages of using track changes to collaborate with colleagues.

Classes are free, but registration is required. Click the website link below for more information and to register.

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1154
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Getting Started in STATA: TECHB@R workshop

When: Tuesday, April 22, 2:30 p.m. –4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 5, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: This 90 minute workshop will give you the tools to become a STATA pro. The workshop will start with an explanation of when to use STATA over other stats programs and a walk through the interface. Then, the bulk of the workshop time will be spent learning basic commands and processes. A “do file” will be provided for easy access to the commands as well as a handout for keeping track of all of them. The last part of the workshop will bring it all together, moving beyond the basics, blending the commands to create regressions and graphics. 

Be prepared for a fast paced class, some familiarity with Statistics or programming is helpful, but not necessary. 

Please feel free to bring your laptop with STATA installed to follow along. If you want to attend and follow along, but do not have STATA on your computer – then take a look the virtual lab commander is for you. If you need help setting it up, come to the Techbar at least 15 min. before the workshop and the staff can help. 

Classes are free, but registration is required. Click the website link below for more information and to register.

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1486
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InDesign: Getting Started: TECHB@R workshop

When: Friday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 8, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: This 90 minute introduction demo workshop will give you the basics InDesign skills so you can further develop and explore InDesign on your own. During the demonstration, the instructor will create a postcard while giving an overview of the interface, document setup, color and image management, and basic text and shape tools. By the end of the workshop, we’ll have a completed postcard that is ready to send to the print shop. (We’ll even discuss data merges to personalize a message if time allows.)

Please Note: This is a demonstration or BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) workshop. No computers are not provided. If you have a laptop with InDesign Creative Suite 5 or higher installed, feel free to bring it and follow along. (Files provided on request.) The workshop will be demonstrated using the latest version of InDesign in Adobe Creative Cloud. 

There is no fee for training, but registration is required. Please click the URL below to register.

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1088
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Updated April 15, 2014 to include May 8 session.

The Body in 3D – a tour of the human body 3-5 p.m. April 17

Location: Kathleen A. Zar Room.

image of chestDrop by Crerar Library and watch a 3D video tour of the human body including the brain and other internal organs. Using images captured with contemporary medical scanning technologies this looping film will run every 5-10 minutes.

3D glasses will be provided.

Refreshments will be served.

 

Black history at the United Nations revisited in the Library on April 29

Several years ago, Professor Susan Gzesh discovered a rare legal document in the Regenstein Library bookstacks. For her Practice of Human Rights course, she had read Carol Anderson’s book, Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955 (Cambridge University Press, 2003). Ms. Anderson’s book mentioned that African-Americans had petitioned the United Nations for redress against U.S. human rights violations. Being a lawyer, she wanted to review the text of that petition. It was not online. Someone suggested the DuBois papers at UMass Amherst for the full petition, but her class was beginning in a few days.

"Eyes Off the Prize" book

“Eyes Off the Prize” book

It then occurred to Ms. Gzesh to look in the library catalog. The Library owned a copy! She found the petition in the Regenstein stacks. It was a snowy day with puddles all around. Afraid of damaging her valuable find, she placed the petition in a plastic sandwich bag when she got it safely home.

The petition turned out to be the following: 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. An Appeal to the World! A Statement on the Denial of Human Rights to Minorities in the Case of Citizens of Negro Descent in the United States of America and an Appeal to the United Nations for Redress (New York: NAACP, 1947) (prepared under the editorial supervision of W.E. Burghardt Du Bois, with contributions by Earl B. Dickerson, Milton R. Konvitz, William R. (Robert) Ming, Jr., Leslie S. Perry, and Rayford W. Logan). Regenstein, Bookstacks. JK1924.N3

There are only 55 libraries that own print copies of this 94-page document.

Table of contents from "An Appeal to the World! A Statement on the Denial of Human Rights to Minorities in the Case of Citizens of Negro Descent in the United States of America and an Appeal to the United Nations for Redress"

Table of contents from NAACP’s “An Appeal to the World!”

When Ms. Gzesh later told me about her find, I was thrilled to discover that Dr. W.E. B. DuBois had enlisted two esteemed graduates of the University of Chicago Law School (Earl B. Dickerson, J.D. ’20, and William R. Ming, Jr., J.D. ’33.) to help draft the NAACP petition. This story appears in my 2012 “Black History at the United Nations” blog post along with a bibliography of related works. After checking with the University legal department to ensure there were no copyright issues, the Human Rights Program posted each chapter of the petition online:

Carol Anderson

Carol Anderson

In 2014, over a decade since Eyes Off the Prize was published, the book has been very influential among human rights activists and advocates. The history it tells of the post-World War II activism of DuBois, Dickerson, Ming, Paul Robeson, and others has had a particular impact on African-Americans involved in NGO human rights networks.

On Tuesday, April 29, 2014, this story will come full circle. The author of Eyes Off the Prize, Carol Anderson, will be speaking in Regenstein Library, Room 122, from 4:30-6 p.m. on “When the Levees Broke: A History of Un-Civil Rights in America” as part of the “Hard Times: Black Appeals, Local and Global” lecture series, sponsored by the Human Rights Program and the Center for the Study of Race Politics and Culture. In honor of this occasion, the print copy of the 1947 NAACP petition will be transferred from the Regenstein bookstacks to the Library’s Special Collections, where it will be preserved to be discovered by future generations of human rights researchers.