Upcoming Events

ILS Workshops: Fall 2016

August 22 – 26

Introduction to Lyceum
Wednesday, Aug. 24: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)
This session will provide an overview of Lyceum, the college’s course management system.
(Instructors: Kai Evenson and Kristen Carey)

Bates Data Management Tools
Wednesday, Aug. 24: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Ladd Library 148)
Introduction to three Bates-specific research collaboration and data management tools:
Etna Collaborative File Storage – Do you need a simple way to share files with Bates colleagues and students for your research and classes? Learn what more than 50 of your colleagues have already discovered about using the Etna collaborative file share for your scholarship and courses.
Bates Data Papers – Do you struggle with the task of pulling together student research data at the end of each semester? Learn how to have your capstone and research students archive their data with an integrated narrative. Wrangling student data for inclusion in a publication has never been easier.
SCARAB Data Repository – Do you have completed data sets generated from your scholarship or as part of a class that don’t quite fit in a publication or national data repository? Wondering how to make these data available to other scholars? Come and learn how the new SCARAB Data Repository can help.
(Instructor: Pete Schlax, Science and Data Librarian)

EndNote – Bibliographic Manager
Thursday, Aug. 25: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Ladd Library 148)
We will help you install Bates’ licensed bibliographic management software, EndNote, on your own PC or Mac (bring them along), or demonstrate how to install it on your office machine. We’ll also discuss how to use it to automatically import and store bibliographic information and PDFs, and finally how to use the program to insert and format citations in MS Word. If you’ve used other bibliographic tools, we can discuss a possible migration of your data to EndNote.
(Instructor: Chris Schiff, Music and Arts Librarian)

August 29 – September 2

Beyond Lyceum: Supplemental Classroom Applications
Tuesday, Aug. 30: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)
Want to learn about interactive tools to add to your classroom experience? In this session, we’ll cover innovative means of using Google Apps such as Docs and Sites, as well as WordPress and Student Response Systems (also known as clickers or in-class polling).
(Instructors: Kai Evenson and Shauna’h Fuegen)

Create + Share: Media Tools For The Classroom
Tuesday, Aug. 30: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Roger Williams 105)
From capturing class presentations to sharing clips from popular media to documenting field research, video and audio can engage students and colleagues – but where to start? In this session, we’ll review, compare and contrast the basic tools and resources that CRC provides for both creating and sharing media.
(Instructors: Colin Kelley and Kristen Carey)

Lyceum Gradebook
Wednesday, Aug. 31: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Roger Williams 105)
This session will provide an overview of the Lyceum Gradebook, which allows instructors to record and calculate student grades.
(Instructors: Kai Evenson and Kristen Carey)

Curricular and Research Computing: How Can We Help You?
Wednesday, Aug. 31: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Roger Williams 105)
Come meet the CRC team and learn about our recently expanded suite of services and facilities available to support faculty teaching and research. From Lyceum tutorials to data visualization to video projects, we’ll help you with a little bit of everything.
(Instructors: William Ash, Kristen Carey, Kai Evenson, Shauna’h Fuegen, and Colin Kelley)

Statistical Software
Thursday, Sept. 1: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Ladd Library 148)
Faculty and their students at Bates have access to several software packages for analyzing data, including Stata, SPSS, and R. Learn about the pros and cons of different packages, resources available for mastering them, and the support we can provide to students using this software for courses or independent research.
(Instructor: Christine Murray, Social Science Librarian)

The New MLA Handbook
Thursday, Sept. 1: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (Ladd Library 148)
Join us for an overview of the new guidelines for citations and works cited in the Modern Language Association Handbook. While the formatting differences may seem small, MLA has altered their philosophy behind how we create citations. We will conduct workshops with students on the new guidelines in the fall, and all library support going forward will be for the new, 8th edition of MLA. Please see here for examples and to find the online version of MLA.
(Instructor: Christina Bell, Humanities Librarian)

Lyceum Consultations
Friday, Sept. 2: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Roger Williams 105)
Friday, Sept 2: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Roger Williams 105)
During these drop-by sessions, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curricular and Research Computing, who will help with any feature of Lyceum.

September 5 – 9

Tuesday, Sept. 6: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Roger Williams 105)
Tuesday, Sept 6: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Roger Williams 105)
During these drop-by sessions, you will be able to consult individually with the staff of Curricular and Research Computing, who will help with any feature of Lyceum.
To register for any of the workshops, please use our online Registration Form.