Leddy Library Fall 2019 Scholar Series

Leddy Library Fall 2019 Scholar Series
The Leddy Library’s Fall 2019 Scholar Series offers a range of FREE workshops geared towards enhancing research abilities, skills and knowledge.

The workshops are open for all - beginners, experts, and everyone in between! All members of the UWindsor community are welcome, as well as community members interested in the topic. Please use the registration links provided below to secure your spot.

The Leddy Library Scholar Series workshops are divided into the following categories:

Learn more about the Leddy Library Scholar Series by downloading a copy of the Leddy Library’s Fall 2019 Scholar Series Calendar.

Research Skills 101
 

October 7- Introduction to the Leddy Library

Description: Learn about all the resources and services offered at the Leddy Library.

Date: Monday, October 7, 2019

Instructor: Christine Sabina

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library West, Room 305

Category: Research Skills

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged; a limited number of computers will be available.

Register: https://forms.gle/AW4vRVufBw4pjRz8A

October 21 - Why ORCiD is the best frame to your scholarly profile picture

Description: ORCiD is a service that allows you to create a profile of your research and creative work. If you allow scholarly publishers to connect to ORCiD, your profile will grow along with your research record without any extra effort on your part. Bring your own laptop if you would like to register for an account during this session.

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019

Instructor: Mita Williams

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Research Skills

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/AW4vRVufBw4pjRz8A

October 29 - Introduction to Research at the Leddy Library

Description: Learn about research strategies, evaluating sources, and navigating the Leddy Library’s vast print and electronic collections.

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Instructor: Christine Sabina

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Research Skills

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/AW4vRVufBw4pjRz8A

November 4 - The life-changing magic of tidying up your research using Zotero

Description: Do you think you have thrown out every document that doesn’t spark joy just so that you can find that PDF that you need right now? Have you considered using Zotero as your own personal research library instead?

Date: Monday, November 4, 2019

Instructor: Mita Williams

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Research Skills

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/AW4vRVufBw4pjRz8A

November 18 - Data Cleaning with OpenRefine 

Description: OpenRefine has been described by its creator as “a power tool for working with messy data”. Learn how this free tool can help you clean up your data whether you use Excel, SPSS, or R and how it can reconcile your data with sources online. This is a hands-on workshop so please bring your own laptop.

Date: Monday, November 18, 2019

Instructor: Mita Williams

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Research Skills

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.  If you would like to install OpenRefine before attending, you can find download instructions for the software from this link.

Register: https://forms.gle/AW4vRVufBw4pjRz8A

December 9 - Browser extensions to protect your privacy online

Description: This is an introduction to some of the device settings and tools that work within your browser to help you protect your privacy as you search online or use your cell phone. If you would like to download these extensions during the session, please bring your laptop

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019

Instructor: Mita Williams

Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Research Skills

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/AW4vRVufBw4pjRz8A

Creating Digital Exhibits
Creating digital exhibits has become a new outlet for scholarly activity in Humanities disciplines such as History, English, Fine Arts and more. When made available online, digital exhibits have the ability to reach audiences outside of the university, and can be an impressive component to showcase within your academic portfolio.

You can see an example of a digital exhibit, "Breaking the Colour Barrier," at http://cdigs.uwindsor.ca/BreakingColourBarrier/.
 

October 8 - Digital Exhibit Creation with Omeka

Description: Digital Exhibit Creation with Omeka is the foundational workshop of the series in which you will create a digital exhibit website using the open source digital collections platform Omeka.

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: Leddy Library West, Room 305

Category: Creating Digital Exhibits

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged; a limited number of computers will be available.

Register: https://forms.gle/NADu3mVCuMAb3xj76 

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.

October 22 - Image Optimization with GIMP

Description: Image Optimization with GIMP: many digital exhibits feature physical collections - such as photographs, letters and other documents - that have been digitized by scanning them; in this workshop, you'll learn how to clean the digitized images up for display with GIMP, as well as tips for getting the best quality scans.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: Leddy Library West, Room 305

Category: Creating Digital Exhibits

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/NADu3mVCuMAb3xj76 

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.

November 5 - Audio Editing with Audacity

Description: Audio Editing with Audacity - oral histories and other recorded narratives are also common components in digital exhibits; in this workshop, you'll learn how to edit a raw recording with Audacity, as well as tips for capturing audio.

Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Creating Digital Exhibits

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/NADu3mVCuMAb3xj76 

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.

November 8 - Digital Exhibit Creation with Omeka

Description: Digital Exhibit Creation with Omeka is the foundational workshop of the series in which you will create a digital exhibit website using the open source digital collections platform Omeka.

Date: Friday, November 8

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library West, Room 305

Category: Creating Digital Exhibits

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged; a limited number of computers will be available.

Register: https://forms.gle/NADu3mVCuMAb3xj76 

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.

November 19 - Enhancing Digital Exhibits with HTML5

Description: Enhancing Digital Exhibits with HTML5 - in the last workshop of the series, you will learn how to use HTML5 to customize the appearance of your exhibit and add interactive elements to it (a short primer on HTML5 will be offered before the workshop if you are new to coding, or a bit rusty!).

Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Creating Digital Exhibits

Requirements: Some experience with writing HTML code; there will be a half-hour primer on HTML5 directly before the workshop if you are new to coding or a bit rusty!

Register: https://forms.gle/NADu3mVCuMAb3xj76 

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.


Data Skills for Science
 

October 10 - Introduction to R via data wrangling

Description: Learn about the R programming language, understand the RStudio environment, import and view data in R and learn data wrangling using dplyr and tidyr

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Instructor: Roger Reka

Time: 1:00 – 2:20 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Data Skills for Science

Requirements: This is an interactive workshop on the R programming language. As such, participants will be required to bring their own laptops with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. You must come with the proper software pre-installed and working. Download and install the R base system and RStudioBoth are needed. Installing RStudio will not automatically install R. Simply go to the two websites, select the proper installer for your operating system; that's it!

Register: https://forms.gle/DMTWFNRetUKbHGqW6 

Please register by Tuesday, October 8th. 

October 24 - Plotting data with ggplot2 in R

Description: In this workshop, you will learn what ggplot2 is, and how to find other plotting libraries, learn the components of ggplot2 and understand how to plot datasets in R.

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Instructor: Roger Reka

Time: 1:00 – 2:20 PM

Location: Leddy Library West, Room 302

Category: Data Skills for Science

Requirements: This is an interactive workshop on the R programming language. As such, participants will be required to bring their own laptops with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. You must come with the proper software pre-installed and working. Download and install the R base system and RStudioBoth are needed. Installing RStudio will not automatically install R. Simply go to the two websites, select the proper installer for your operating system; that's it!

Register: Sorry, this workshop is full. Please check back for future events.

 

November 7 - Introduction to Python

Description: In the workshop, you will get an introduction to the Python programming language using Jupyter Notebooks. In addition, you will understand Python types, data structures in Python and loops and functions.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Instructor: Roger Reka

Time: 1:00 – 2:20 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Research Skills

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. Participants must have the Anaconda Python 3.7 distribution installed on their computer (https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/)

Register: Sorry, this workshop is full. Please check back for future events.
 

November 21 - Working with data in Python using pandas

Description: In this workshop, you will learn about the pandas and numpy packages, how to import data into a DataFrame, how to describe DataFrames and how to manipulate data.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Instructor: Roger Reka

Time: 1:00 - 2:20 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Data Skills for Science

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. Participants must have the Anaconda Python 3.7 distribution installed on their computer (https://www.anaconda.com/distribution/)

Register: Sorry, this workshop is full. Please check back for future events.

 

December 5 - Getting started with Git and GitHub

Description: This is an introduction to Git and GitHub software. In this workshop you will understand the differences between Git and GitHub, learn basic Git commands and learn how to collaborate on repositories.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Instructor: Roger Reka

Time: 1:00 – 2:20 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Data Skills for Science

Requirements: Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.

Register: Sorry, this workshop is full. Please check back for future events.
 

Academic Data & Statistical Manipulation
 

October 28 - Introduction to R

Description: R is an open-source, widely used, and increasingly popular tool for statistical analysis, text mining, geospatial analysis, modelling, and a growing number of other applications. No prior knowledge is required. This workshop will build the foundation for the subsequent Academic Data & Statistical Manipulation workshops for dplyr (data cleaning) and data visualization (ggplot2). In this workshop you will learn the R environment (directories, workspace, scripts, and packages), learn simple commands to get you started, understand data structures (vector, matrix, data frames, lists), and learn how to use basic data tools (built-in statistical packages).

Date: Monday, October 28, 2019

Instructor: Berenica Vejvoda

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Academic Data & Statistical Manipulation

Requirements: Participants need to bring a laptop with the latest versions of R and RStudio installed.

Register: https://forms.gle/nYRBa21WP44Y2FGz5

Please register by Friday, October 25th. 

October 30 - R and Data Manipulation using dplyr

Description: This workshop will focus on using dplyr, a powerful syntax for data manipulation in R, to introduce some commonly used data cleaning functions and descriptive statistical tests.  Specific learning objectives, include:

  • Subsetting data
  • Recoding variables
  • Removing missing values
  • Combining rows (and columns)
  • Aggregating data
  • Calculating frequencies
  • Running cross tabulations

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Instructor: Berenica Vejvoda

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Academic Data & Statistical Manipulation

Requirements: Some previous exposure to R is encouraged and/or attending Introduction to R on Oct 28th (part of the Academic Data & Statistical Manipulation workshops). Participants need to bring a laptop with the latest versions of R and RStudio installed.

Register: https://forms.gle/nYRBa21WP44Y2FGz

Please register by Monday, October 28th. 

November 1 - R and Data Visualization using ggplot2

Description: This workshop will focus on a powerful graphics language for producing complex plots from data in a data frame using the R programming language. Based on a Grammar of Graphics (as developed by Hadley Wickham) the ggplot2 R library allows one to concisely describe the components of a graphic. Specific learning objectives, include:

  • Understanding the logic of ggplot building blocks and layering and the basic structure of a plot
  • Showing how to produce a bar graph, a scatter plot and a line graph, including animated plotting using gganimate and plot
  • Covering some of the data cleaning functions necessary in order to get raw data into the right shape and format for the visualizations desired

Date: Friday, November 1, 2019

Instructor: Berenica Vejvoda

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Academic Data & Statistical Manipulation

Requirements: Some previous exposure to R is encouraged and/or attending Introduction to R on Oct 28th (part of the Academic Data & Statistical Manipulation workshops). Participants need to bring a laptop with the latest versions of R and RStudio installed.

Register: https://forms.gle/nYRBa21WP44Y2FGz

Please register by Tuesday, October 29.

November 8 - Data Cleaning in SPSS

Description: This workshop will use census data from Statistics Canada and introduce attendees to basic data management functions using SPSS, including: importing, aggregating, transposing, splitting files for further analysis, as well as transformations such as recoding variables. The workshop is intended to be at an introductory level and no prior experience working with SPSS is necessary. The 14 workstations in the Leddy 305W Computer Lab have SPSS installed. If you bring your own laptop, please note that you will need to have purchased SPSS and have it already installed on your laptop prior to the workshop.

Date: Friday, November 8, 2019

Instructor: Berenica Vejvoda

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library West, Room 305

Category: Academic Data & Statistical Manipulation

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/nYRBa21WP44Y2FGz

Please register by Tuesday, November 5. 


Data Visualization for the Humanities
Data visualization techniques and methods are increasingly being taken up as another tool at the digital humanist's disposal, for working with both traditional (e.g. texts) and non-traditional (e.g. spatial) data sets in the Humanities. Visualizing data can lead to new research insights about the phenomena they describe, as well as offering a dynamic way of presenting your findings.

November 7 - Working with Humanities Data

Description: This is the foundational workshop for Data Visualization for Humanities, in which you will learn how to harvest data from the web and clean it for use in later workshops.

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Data Visualization for the Humanities

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/sjFnJepqG3MbrF4WA

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.

November 14 - An Introduction to Textual Analysis with Voyant Tools

Description: This workshop will use the web-based application, Voyant Tools, to analyze and visualize the contents of text documents.

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Data Visualization for the Humanities

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/sjFnJepqG3MbrF4WA

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.

November 21 - An Introduction to Data Visualization with Tableau

Description: This workshop will be working with numeric and spatial data, you will learn how to create visualizations in Tableau.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Data Visualization for the Humanities

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/sjFnJepqG3MbrF4WA

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.

November 28 - An Introduction to Social Network Analysis with Gephi

Description: This workshop will use another visualization tool, Gephi, to map and identify relationships within a dataset scraped from Twitter.

Date: Thursday, November 28, 2019

Instructor: Devon Mordell

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Leddy Library, Student Research Collaboratory

Category: Data Visualization for the Humanities

Requirements: Bringing your own laptop is encouraged.

Register: https://forms.gle/sjFnJepqG3MbrF4WA

Please register by 4:00 PM one day prior to workshop.