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Graduate Workshop, "Organizing Your Research and Using Citation Managers"

Date: April 11th @ 11am & April 27th @ 1pm

Location: Room 6107, McKeldin Library

Still adapting your workflow to graduate school? Starting a new project and worried about staying organized? Need a solution for keeping track of your PDFs and other files?

On Tuesday, April 11 at 11am in McKeldin 6107 and again on Thursday, April 27 at 1pm in McKeldin 6107, the Libraries' Research Commons is hosting a graduate student workshop entitled "Organizing Your Research and Using Citation Managers." Learn strategies for organizing your research, hear the experiences of other graduate students, consider the benefits of cloud storage apps, and get introduced to citation managers like EndNote Web, Mendeley, and Zotero.

We'll also have tea and coffee to help you power through the afternoon!

If you are interested in attending on April 11 at 11am, please register here: http://umd.libcal.com/event/3231288

If you are interested in attending on April 27 at 1pm, please register here: http://umd.libcal.com/event/3231291

If you are interested in attending but can't make these sessions, please contact us at lib-rc@umd.edu

Please send us any questions as well!

Graduate Workshop, "Curating Your Professional Digital Presence"

Date: April 19th @ 1pm

Location: Room 6107, McKeldin Library

Have you considered establishing an online presence for your academic identity? Wondering how to leverage social media to build academic contacts and publicize your own work? Want to learn how open access publication and repositories might benefit you? Did you know there are library resources that could help with these topics and more?

On Wednesday, April 19 at 1pm in McKeldin 6107, the libraries' Research Commons and the Graduate English Organization are hosting a graduate student workshop entitled "Curating Your Professional Digital Presence." This workshop will help you to think about how to approach social media as a professional, how you might engage in the professional online conversations in your field, and best practices for sharing your own work or others'. You will also learn about how libraries' resources can benefit your scholarly reputation. Bring your laptops to set up accounts or get feedback on the digital presence you've already established! Presenters include Katie Kaczmarek Frew, PhD Candidate in English, Setsuko Yokoyama, PhD Student in English, along with a libraries' representative.

We'll also have tea and coffee to help you power through the afternoon!

If you are interested in attending, please register here: http://umd.libcal.com/event/3224658

If you are interested in attending but can't make this session, please contact us at lib-rc@umd.edu

Please send us any questions as well!

 

Setsuko Yokoyama is a second year PhD student in English, interested in contemporary editorial theories and practices, as well as politics of digital platforms and open access publishing. She is also a project manager of Dickinson Electronic Archives and a coordinator of the Digital Frost Project.

Katie Kaczmarek Frew is a fifth year PhD candidate in English with research interests in immersion, digital media, and transmedia narratives.  She is currently serving as a co-designer and gamerunner of the NSF-funded educational alternate reality game The Tessera, which engages teenagers in computational thinking through an interactive mystery online.

Graduate School Writing Center Research Write-In Events

Date: May 5th, 2017, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: Room 5100B, McKeldin Library

On the first Friday of every month, join the Graduate School Writing Center for a twist on the Weekly Write-in: the Research Write-In.  We’ll be joined by a librarian from the Research Commons who will offer an opening lesson about effective search strategies, and then be available throughout the session to support you with your research questions and challenges.  As usual, there will be a Fellow from the Graduate School Writing Center available for writing consultations.

For more information and to register, please go to go.umd.edu/GradWriteIn

Teaching Opportunity for Graduate Students

Interested in being paid to develop and teach research skills workshops to other graduate students? Then apply here!