Friday, September 27, 2013

Upcoming Library Classes for Graduate Students and Faculty

Tags: dissertations, doctoral, faculty, funding, students, technology

Finding Funding for Graduate Students
Need funding to do your dissertation work? Perhaps a fellowship or scholarship for graduate school? A graduate internship over the summer? This hands-on workshop will present an overview of several academic funding databases available to you that can assist in getting research, fellowship, and other grants. University members have online access to resources that list and describe thousands of current funding opportunities from the Federal government, foundations, professional societies, and other sources. We will do hands-on work with the various resources, learn how to develop sound search strategies, and learn about establishing email alerts for new grants.

  • October 7, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  • October 23, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
  • November 14, 8:00-9:30 a.m.

To register:

Finding Funding for Faculty Research & Projects
This hands-on workshop will present an overview of online and human resources at UM that can assist you in getting research grants. Online sources list and describe thousands of current funding opportunities. We will discuss and demonstrate the various web-based funding databases, search strategies, establish email alerts, and create and use individual expertise profiles.

  • October 9, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • November 6, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • November 19, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
  • December 4, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

To register:

Open Access Essentials
Monday, 10/21, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Open educational resources, open data, MOOCs and more. What does Open Access mean for academics and how does copyright relate? We’ll talk about sharing works and protecting rights, what it means for reusing other people’s work, and using Creative Commons licenses to encourage the reuse of your own work.

Introduction to Publishing in the Sciences
Wednesday, 10/30, 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Publishing scientific journal articles is a complex and sometimes mysterious process. Designed for graduate students in the sciences, this workshop will provide an overview of the publication process, including how to select a target journal, how to write a cover letter and respond to peer reviewers, how to handle the intellectual property and ethics issues, how to measure the impact of your work, and what to do with the data underlying your journal article.

Beyond Blogging: for Professional Portfolios
Friday, 11/8, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Going on the job market? Learn how to build a professional and eye-catching portfolio by tweaking the free blog publishing platform WordPress. We’ll cover how to choose and customize a theme; add multimedia files and organize pages; and create static content. We’ll also talk about best practices and ideas for professional portfolio content. This workshop is suitable for PC or Mac users. You don’t need to know HTML or CSS for this workshop, but a basic understanding of web publishing is helpful. This workshop will only cover the version of WordPress.

Introduction to Publishing in the Social Sciences
Wednesday, 11/13, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
While each discipline is unique, publishing in the social sciences does have a common set of conventions and expectations. Designed for graduate students in any area of the social sciences, this workshop will provide an overview of the publishing process, how to select publication venues (including journals, working papers, and conference proceedings), how to respond to reviewers, and what to expect as an author.

Copyright and Your Dissertation
Tuesday, 11/19, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Copyright for the dissertation writer is not that scary, we promise! In this workshop we’ll cover data, images, and reusing prior published articles in your dissertation. We’ll also show you how to protect your copyright as an author and how to get permissions when necessary. This session is specifically for students working on a dissertation or thesis.

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