Slide into Summer with Workshops for Faculty and Staff

Talking about Publishing

Tuesday, May 31, 12:00-2:00pm
Nixon Room (3rd floor H-L Library)

Join faculty colleagues for a conversation about scholarly publishing. Panelists Aviva Briefel, Matt Klingle, Madeleine Msall, Birgit Tautz, and Nat Wheelwright will share their varied experiences with book and journal publishing. Topics will include:

  • the challenges of publishing in a new field and in multiple fields
  • publishing that second book
  • author’s rights and negotiating contract offers with publishers
  • international publishing and translation
  • publishing in a peer-reviewed online-only journal
  • open access publishing and creative funding opportunities
  • publishing orphan articles during your career

There will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Sponsored by the Library and the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs

Lunch available at noon; panel discussion begins at 12:30

Please RSVP to: Michelle McDonough | 207.798.7077

Technology Workshops

Take advantage of the expertise of staff from Academic Technology & Consulting to hone your skills or learn a new tool.

Jumpstart to Summer Training Series

Week of June 6

Staff from Academic Technology & Consulting will collaborate with Information Technology staff to offer this annual series, particularly helpful for students and staff engaged in summer project work.  Topics include:

  • Updating content on a department or faculty website with CMS
  • Creating a brochure, info-graphic, or poster using InDesign
  • Sorting and filtering data, building formulas, and creating charts and graphs in Excel
  • Preparing images for publications or the web using Photoshop
  • Creating online surveys with Qualtrics

Details forthcoming.  For information contact Jennifer Snow | 207.725.3707

Introduction to Azure

Thursday, June 16 | 10am-noon
Location TBD

You have heard about the “Cloud” but how does it relate to your work?  In this session you will gain a deeper understanding of what the Cloud is and how you can use it for your work.  We will look at tools from the Microsoft Azure Cloud that will help you process your data more effectively.  This session will be offered at an introductory level to expose students, staff, and faculty to the power of the Cloud.  Register here.

Intermediate Data Processing on Azure

Thursday, June 16 | 1:30-3:30pm
Location TBD

You have explored the Cloud and how it can work for you.  In this session we will dive deeper into a few select offerings in the Azure Cloud that will help you process, analyze, and explore your data more effectively.  This session will be for more advanced users who might wish to create their own programs to manipulate and/or query their data.  Register here.

Introducing Video Projects in your Courses

Tuesday, June 28-Wednesday, June 29 | 10am-noon both days, with open lab times each afternoon
Media Commons and Electronic Classroom, H-L Library

Have you considered giving your students an opportunity to express themselves creatively or present their research through the narrative structure of a movie?  This two-day workshop will provide participants with a brief introduction to the process of creating an assignment, writing scripts, and storyboarding.  Additionally, it will introduce various software tools available for editing video and audio.  Each participant will create a short video and staff will be available to assist with the creation process.  Register here.

Uploading your Course Readings to Blackboard

Thursday, June 30 | 10-11am
Electronic Classroom, H-L Library

Would you like to make your course readings available to your students in Blackboard?  This session will cover scanning your articles, creating a section on the left-hand menu dedicated to the course readings, uploading your files to Blackboard, and creating links to Library-licensed e-content. Register here.

For additional information on Academic Technology & Consulting workshops, contact Jennifer Snow | 207.725.3707

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