Library Virtual Research and Digital Technologies Workshops

Dear Bruins, 

UCLA Library is offering a new series of virtual research and digital technologies workshops designed to help you succeed with your papers, projects, and other scholarly endeavors.

Winter Digital Technologies Workshops are presented in collaboration with the Institute for Digital Research and Education (IDRE). A selection of workshops showcases Library content, while others introduce tools, methods, and workflows in order to demonstrate ways to design research projects or processes from collecting (or finding) data, through analysis, and, ideally, sharing or publication. I invite you to explore a full listing of these digital research workshops.

For those of you seeking foundational research skills, Library experts are presenting a series of Cornerstone Research Workshops. These foundational workshops will help you unlock every stage of the research process, from developing a research question and creating a research plan to finding and citing sources and writing a literature review.

For your convenience, a selection of remote workshops is listed at the end of this message.

Wishing you continued success in the winter quarter and beyond. As always, please stay safe and take care.

Sincerely,

Virginia Steel
Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian


HOW TO SIGN UP FOR REMOTE WORKSHOPS
The links below, ordered chronologically, will take you to individual sign-up forms. All programs are accessible via Zoom. Explore a full listing of UCLA workshops.

JANUARY, 2021
•    Remote Control: Staying on Track, Thursday, Jan. 21, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Network Analysis with Gephi, Thursday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•    Cornerstone: Finding Sources at the UCLA Library, Thursday, Jan. 21, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•    Numerical Computing with Python: Numerical Modeling, Friday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
•    Library Carpentry: Unix Shell, Friday, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•    Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Introduction (Part I), Monday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    Creating VR Environments: Mozilla Hubs and Blender Basics, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Introduction to GIS for the Social Sciences with QGIS, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
•    Intro to Oral History Research and Resources, Thursday, Jan. 28, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Cornerstone: Collecting and Citing Sources, Thursday, Jan. 28, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•    Census Data Analysis and Mapping with Python, Friday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
•    Library Carpentry: Intro to Git/GitHub, Friday, Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

FEBRUARY, 2021
•    Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Case Studies (Part II), Monday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    R Markdown Basics, Monday, Feb. 1, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Using Anaconda to manage packages on Hoffman2 Cluster, Thursday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    Presentation Strategies and Tools, Thursday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Cornerstone: Writing a Literature Review, Thursday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•    Library Carpentry: SQL, Friday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•    Running Applications on the Hoffman2 Cluster: Case Studies (Part III), Monday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    A Gentle and Friendly Introduction to APIs, Monday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    SQL in 60 minutes, Monday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
•    Retiring Statistical Significance: Interpreting and Reporting P – Values and Confidence Intervals Without Significance Testing, Monday, Feb. 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Working with GIS Data, Monday, Feb. 8, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
•    Geocoding Address Data: Approaches to Personally Identifiable Data, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    Introduction to Digital Humanities and Humanities Data, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
•    Tidy Tuesday: Open Lab for Data Cleaning, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
•    ICPSR presentation, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    Hacky Hours: Drop in and talk about code, Thursday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•    Introduction to DEVONthink, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Cornerstone: Developing Your Research Plan, Thursday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
•    Library Carpentry: Intro to Python, Friday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•    Excel for Research, Thursday, Feb. 18, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Introduction to SQL, Thursday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
•    Library Carpentry: Working with APIs in Python, Friday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
•    Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) in R with lavaan, Monday, Feb. 22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Numerical Computing using Julia, Monday, Feb. 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Learning ScikitLearn, Thursday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
•    Introduction to Scrivener, Thursday, Feb. 25, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
•    Plotting and Programming in Python, Thursday, Feb. 25, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
•    Library Carpentry: Open Lab, Friday, Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MARCH, 2021
•    Introduction to Mediation Models using the PROCESS Macro in SPSS, Monday, Mar. 1, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED
•    Parallel Computing using MPI and Julia, Monday, Mar. 1, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Introduction to Photogrammetry and Mobile LiDAR Scanning, Tuesday, Mar. 2, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Research and Creative Inquiry in the Visual Arts, Thursday, Mar. 4, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
•    Working with APIs in Python, Thursday, Mar. 4, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
•    Multiple Imputation in R, Monday, Mar. 8, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
•    Authority, Bias, and the Self in Research, Thursday, Mar. 11, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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