"Research Data Management at the U of L" Presentation | January 29
How are researchers managing their data? How much data do they create and what do they do with it during and after a project? In October 2018, researchers at the U of L were asked these questions and more.
In this talk, we’ll go over some of the key findings and discuss recommendations for meeting the needs of researchers at the University of Lethbridge. We’ll also compare the results to a nationwide survey of researchers across Canadian Institutions.
PRESENTERS: Rhys Stevens & Emma Scott, U of L Librarians
WHEN: January 29, 12 to 1 p.m.
WHERE: University Library (L950)
For upcoming presentations as part of the Library Scholars Brown Bag Series, please click here.
Posted January 17, 2020
Library Scholars Brown Bag Series
Please join us for a brown bag series featuring the research of U of L Librarians. Bring your lunch and find out what your librarians do in their spare time!
Research Data Management at the U of L
Rhys Stevens & Emma Scott, U of L Librarians
January 29, 12-1pm, Room L950
How are researchers managing their data? How much data do they create and what do they do with it during and after a project? In October 2018, researchers at the U of L were asked these questions and more. In this talk, we’ll go over some of the key findings and discuss recommendations for meeting the needs of researchers at the University of Lethbridge. We’ll also compare the results to a nationwide survey of researchers across Canadian Institutions.
Arthur Erickson: Campus Planner
Mike Perry, University Archivist
February 12, 12-1pm, Room L950
Arthur Erickson’s final design for the Academic-Residence Building was his third in a nine month period. This talk will touch on the educational philosophy he brought to the campus, the debate about where the campus would be located and showcase drawings and photographs of the development of the early westside campus.
Introduction to Scoping & Systematic Reviews
David Scott, Health Sciences Librarian
March 11, 12-1pm, Room L1114
As the volume of research has grown drastically in recent decades, systematic and scoping reviews have become very common in health sciences fields and have been used to varying extents in other disciplines. But what are they? What is their purpose, and how do they differ from literature reviews broadly? In this session, we will be discussing these questions with an emphasis on libraries’ contributions to review projects.
Diverse Knowledges, Diverse Methodologies: Artists Research
Sandra Cowan, Fine Arts Librarian
April 1, 12-1pm, Room L950
Research methodology plays a key role in the discovery and sharing of new knowledge, along with other parts of the scholarly communication cycle. Some research methods are better understood and rewarded in academia than others –these are the ones that tend to earn more grant funding and institutional acknowledgement. Artists’ research methods and creative activity do not fit into the standard models of research and scholarly communication that most academic institutions use to understand and evaluate scholarly work. However, under-recognized methods, such as those in the fine arts, also lead to important new knowledge and insight. Investigating research methods of artists can broaden our understanding of research and give us insight into the creative process, and at the same time question some of the cultural and institutional assumptions about more privileged methodologies.
Posted January 17, 2020
Library Games Night: New Year's 2020 Edition! | January 31
The University Library will be hosting its Library Games Night and you are invited!
Students, staff, and faculty are welcome to join us for game-playing of all kinds: boards, cards, and video! Students challenge your professors, professors challenge your students!
DAY: Friday, January 31
TIME: 6:30 to 10 p.m.
WHERE: Library Level 10 (The Alcove)
Some of the games you can play at the event include:
- Bang! The Dice Game
- Code Names
- Exploding Kittens NSFW
- The Game of Life
- Joking Hazard
- Munchkin - Rick and Morty
- Secret Hitler
- Sushi Party Go
- Trivia Pursuit (2000s)
- Urban Myth
- What do you meme?
- And many classics!
Bring your own (non-alcoholic) beverages and snacks.
We look forward to seeing you there!
If you cannot make it to this event, the next Games Nights will be February 28 and March 27!
Posted January 16, 2020
So you want to make a presentation: How to create and deliver presentations | January 29 OR 30
Attendees will learn best practices for giving a presentation and go over three programs for visually presenting information. No prior experience necessary.
• Wednesday, January 29; 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. [Click here to register]
• Thursday, January 30; 2 to 4 p.m. [Click here to register]
LOCATION: Across from the Library Services Desk (Level 10 Central; The Alcove)
For more Project Sandbox activities, click here.
Posted January 15, 2020
Trial Database: Ethnologue: Languages of the World
The Library has initiated a 45 day trial to Ethnologue: Languages of the World. This database allows users to find, read about, and research the world’s 7,111 known living languages. This trial is available both on and off-campus.
Access Ethnologue: Languages of the World
Posted January 13, 2020
EndNote Basic & Advanced Workshops: January 27 & 29
EndNote is citation management software which can help you manage, organize and use your research literature. It integrates with Microsoft Word (and selected other word processing software) so that you can "cite-while-you-write" using your choice of citation styles. EndNote is available for both Windows and Mac computers. We will be using the latest version in the Windows/PC environment with Microsoft Word.
Anyone wishing to use EndNote on their own laptop during training sessions should have the software already installed. Click here to download EndNote.
EndNote Basic (January 27; 2 to 3 p.m.)
The Basics workshop covers:
- An introduction to key features and components of EndNote
- How to build a library of citations
Click here to register for EndNote Basics
EndNote Advanced (January 29; 2 to 3 p.m.)
The Advanced workshop covers:
- How to create groups of EndNote citations and customize displays
- How to Cite While You Write with EndNote and Microsoft Word
Click here to register for EndNote Advanced.
Both workshops are held in L950.
For other EndNote learning opportunities, click here.
Posted December 20, 2019