UT Libraries Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
Intergroup Dialog Book Read: Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations

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Lorna Hollowell, OED Assistant Director of Education and Development and Joe Miles, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology invite staff and faculty to participate in a book read of Dr. Tania Israel’s "Beyond Your Bubble: How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations That Work." Dr. Israel uses psychological science to discuss strategies for successful dialogue across difference in this engaging and practical book. Miles will lead a series of three conversations to discuss selected excerpts from the book to consider how Dr. Israel’s suggestions for successful dialogues across difference might be applied on our campus and to practice dialogic skills for use in academic, professional, or personal settings. The book is available as a free e-book from the UT Library: https://tinyurl.com/y4s6lhf9 The schedule for discussion is below. Please prepare by reading the chapters in advance. February 12, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2 March 12, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Chapters 3, 4, and 5 April 9, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Chapters 6, 7, and 8 All three sessions will meet virtually via Zoom and are open to all Faculty and Staff. This registration is for all 3 sessions, please attend as you are able. Contact: Lorna Hollowell, Assistant Director of Education and Development at lhollo11@utk.edu

Featured Workshop
Introduction to EndNote

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Hands-on workshop explaining the features of the citation management software, EndNote. Allows automatic formatting of citations and inserting them in a manuscript.

Featured Workshop
Open Educational Resources (OER): Introduction & Overview

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What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? Why are they important, and where can you find them for your course? Join this 50-minute session, part of UT’s kickoff to Open Education Week, to find the answers and learn how the UT Open Textbook/OER Grant Program can help support your course’s transition to OER. Open to all faculty and staff, with faculty developing Vol Core curricula especially encouraged to attend. Live maximum attendance 30; virtual attendance open. The workshop will be led by Elizabeth Spica, doctoral student in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies interning with UT’s Post-Secondary Education Research Center. Spica is part of UT Libraries' Open Education Working Group. For more information on the UT Open Textbook/OER Grant program, see the UT Libraries Website: https://www.lib.utk.edu/scholar/ot-oer-grant-program/.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Featured Workshop
Publishing with LaTeX

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This workshop will teach beginner level LaTeX skills for preparation of scientific and technical documents. Topics covered will include basic document structure, tables, figures, formulas, packages, and citations. We will also cover the use of templates such as the dissertation template provided by the Graduate School, or publisher-provided templates and packages. Participants must arrive having already registered for an account at overleaf.com before the start of the workshop. Overleaf is a cloud-based implementation of LaTeX which provides free accounts for personal use.

Featured Workshop
The Open Sandbox: Exploring tools for open science, digital humanities, and beyond.

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The Open Sandbox is an exploration of open source digital research tools. We welcome scholars at all levels to join our online workshops and be part of the conversation. Attendees will get hands-on experience while learning how the facilitator uses the tool in their work. The Open Sandbox is organized by the Scholars’ Collaborative in Hodges Library and is open to all. Contact the Scholars' Collaborative (scholarsco@utk.edu) to suggest a tool to explore. Spring 2021 Dates and Topics: Open Refine - Tuesday, February 16 2-3pm Voyant Tools - Thursday, March 11. 2-3pm Open Science Framework - Tuesday, March 30. 2-3pm

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Data and GIS Day at Pendergrass Library

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Meet your Data Curation Librarian and GIS Specialist. Learn how data and GIS services can support grants, research and teaching. Come and get inspired for a new project, discuss your research and teaching ideas, learn new tools and resources. This event is open to all.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Data with Python I: Machine Readable Formats

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Machine readable data formats, such as XML, JSON, and even CSV files, describe data which is structured in such a way as to support processing by computers. This workshop covers understanding the characteristics of human versus machine readable data, a conceptual overview of schemas, and also standard and third-party libraries for working with these formats in Python (ElementTree, lxml with and without Beautiful Soup implementation, json module, csv module, etc.). Participants should have a working knowledge of Python basics before attending this workshop, such as through completing LinkedIn Learning self-paced courses or through one of OIT’s introductory Python workshops.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Data with Python II: Application Programming Interfaces

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Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are commonly implemented as a means of exposing data via web services-- particularly data in machine readable formats. Learn common terminology, architectures, and strategies for working with APIs using examples from resources through UT Libraries and from around the web. Combine previously learned strategies for working with machine readable data from Part I of the Python Data workshop with new tools such as the requests library for working over HTTP. Participants should have a working knowledge of Python basics before attending this workshop, such as through completing LinkedIn Learning self-paced courses or through one of OIT’s introductory Python workshops.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Data with Python III: Web Scraping

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Different tools and strategies are needed when data is buried in content intended for human consumption as opposed to machines. This workshop will cover parsing HTML with Beautiful Soup, as well as using Python with web-based automation tools (selenium) to programmatically take control of a browser--thus enabling the ability to navigate JavaScript, user inputs, and other obstacles to accessing data that cannot be overcome with simpler tools. This content will make the most sense if participants have attended the previous two workshops in this series. Participants should have a working knowledge of Python basics before attending this workshop, such as through completing LinkedIn Learning self-paced courses or through one of OIT’s introductory Python workshops.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
Designing a Research Poster

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This workshop is designed to provide introductory information for individuals designing research posters. Participants will explore poster design concepts, research poster elements, software available for poster design, and campus resources to support poster design and printing. This session is designed for graduate students who plan to share their work through a research poster presentation and will include hands-on time to explore design software during which students can work with sample data or bring their own data to work with.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Dissertations, Theses, and Publishing in Journals: Answering Copyright Questions

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Mentors, advisors, and graduate students may consider how to publish thesis chapters as articles in journals. What copyright concerns are there for authors? How do you avoid duplicate publication? Answers to these questions and others will be discussed in this workshop.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.
EUReCA Research Poster Workshop

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This workshop is designed to provide introductory information for individuals designing research posters. Participants will explore poster design concepts and research poster elements, learn about software options for creating posters, and learn about campus resources to support poster design and printing. Content of this workshop is geared for students participating in EUReCA, but is welcome to all.

S This is a student focused workshop and students are given enrollment priority.
Literature Review Drop-In Session

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Consult with a librarian about your research needs and develop a strategy for effectively searching databases in your discipline Ask questions about choosing topics and organizing your literature review Learn about copyright and plagiarism If you can't attend in person, send an email to Jeanine Williamson to get a zoom invitation (jwilliamson@utk.edu)

Literature Review One Hour Boot Camp

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The Literature Review One Hour Boot Camp prepares UT graduate students in science and engineering for the literature review research process. The bootc amp defines literature reviews, shows how to find examples, introduces how to search for literature, and discusses strategies for reading and organizing literature. Next the boot camp briefly shows how to use EndNote to generate BibTeX bibliographic coding in LaTeX documents. An introduction to LaTeX and information about formatting dissertations and theses in the Graduate School templates are given. All sessions will be held by Zoom. Zoom invitations will be sent the morning of the class.

Open Access Publishing and Avoiding Deceptive Journals

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Choosing where to submit your article? Whether you’re looking for journals in your field, receive a solicitation to submit work from a publisher, or are wondering which Open Access journals are trustworthy, learn how to find publishers that meet industry standards before you submit your work.

R This is an researcher focused workshop.