Research Skills Workshops
Building and Promoting Your Scholarly Identity: Workshop Series
Western Libraries presents a series of workshops to help researchers build modern research skills. Register today for any of the following workshops, scheduled for Spring 2018:
Getting Noticed: Tips and Tools for Building and Promoting Your Scholarly Identity
March 14, 2018, 1 - 3 pm, Weldon Library Instruction Room
It is increasingly necessary for researchers to have a professional presence online. In this workshop you’ll learn how to establish and manage your scholarly identity to help you connect with colleagues, find collaborators, and expose your research to new audiences. You’ll also learn how to boost your scholarly impact using social media and how to make sense of alternative metrics that come with these new methods of knowledge communication and dissemination. Participants will be able to set up an ORCiD Researcher ID, learn to use Twitter to see who’s talking about their research, and set up an ImpactStory Profile to measure their impact.
From Zero to Website: Creating a Scholarly Presence Online
March 28, 2018, 1 - 3 pm, Weldon Library Instruction Room
Have you ever wanted your own scholarly website but don’t know where to start? In this hands-on workshop, you will create a free website for professional use, with options for blogging, hosting syllabi, CVs, or presentations. You will learn three tools, including Jekyll, a static website generator, Markdown, for updating content, and Github Pages for freely hosting the site. At the end of the workshop, you should have your site up and running, and know how to edit it for future use.
Organizing the Research Process: Putting Together your Data Management Plan
April 11, 2018, 1 - 3 pm, Weldon Library Instruction Room
Research Data Management (RDM) is a key component in making the research process as efficient as possible. It helps to guide data collection and ensure that you and others can interpret the collected data. Good RDM always begins with a detailed Data Management Plan. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of RDM best practices and receive hands-on assistance drafting a Data Management Plan using Portage's DMP Assistant. You'll leave empowered with knowledge of RDM best practices and a working document to guide you in quality research data collection.
*Maximize the benefit in attending this workshop; sign up for a free account at the Portage DMP Assistant by April 6th, 2018.
Add Spark to Your Research:
Western Libraries offers research skills workshops that cover a variety of topics from introductory research skills to managing your references with Mendeley. There are no workshops scheduled for 2017. More details about possible workshops will be available at a later date.