Please join us for the Falvey Brown Bag Lunch Series. Sessions will begin at 12:00 p.m. in Falvey’s room 205.
Text Analysis 101 (Tuesday, Sept. 24)
Analyzing textual data with computational tools can aid in both reading and interpretation, allowing us to discover patterns and trends across large volumes of text. Come learn more about text analysis and introductory software for text and data mining like AntConc and Voyant Tools. Session will be led by Librarian Erica Hayes.
Measures of Impact (Wednesday, Sept. 25)
Learn about impact factors, fake impact factors, other citation measures, and altmetrics. (Also offered Oct. 29). Session will be led by Librarians Deborah Bishov and Alfred Fry.
Affordable Materials Project @ Villanova University (Wednesday, Oct. 2)
Join us for a discussion about library supported (licensed books and articles, copyright “fair use”, course reserves and OER) and bookstore offered (early adoption, Follett Discover, course packs) mechanisms for keeping a check on the cost of course materials. Session will be led by Librarian Linda Hauck and Bernadette Mania, Villanova Bookstore Course Materials Manager. Preregistration required: https://bit.ly/2jZS1ae
You may also join this session remotely via Zoom: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/496692906
Capturing the Web: Introduction to Web Archiving (Thursday, Oct. 3)
Get a foundational view of web archiving and learn ways to leverage the Wayback Machine and other web preservation tools in your scholarship and teaching. Session will be led by Archivist Beaudry Allen.
Data Visualization with Tableau (Wednesday, Oct. 16, Griffin Room, 10:00 a.m.)
What makes a good data visualization? In this session, we will discuss how to tell a compelling story using effective visual elements. We will also provide a gentle introduction to using Tableau Desktop Public, a free software that allows individuals to publish interactive data visualizations on the web. Session will be led by Librarian Erica Hayes.
Open Educational Resources (Wednesday, Oct. 23)
Open Educational Resources (OER) can reduce textbook costs for students and push publishers to reconsider their textbook publishing models. If you are not entirely satisfied with the textbook you are using and are interested in learning about options, this workshop is for you! Session will be led by Librarians Linda Hauck and Sarah Hughes. Preregistration required: https://bit.ly/2kyNg7O
You may also join this session remotely via Zoom: https://villanova.zoom.us/j/887238686
The 2020 Census (Wednesday, Oct. 23, Speakers’ Corner, 4:00 p.m.)
Expert panel with Camille Burge, Political Science; Judith Giesberg, History; Rory Kramer, Sociology and Criminology; and Stephen Strader, Geography and the Environment. Ahead of Census 2020, coming up this spring, faculty experts will provide context and insight into the history of the Census, its use in research and policy-making, and issues particular to this upcoming Census. Session will be led by Librarians Deborah Bishov and Merrill Stein.
Measures of Impact (Tuesday, Oct. 29)
Learn about impact factors, fake impact factors, other citation measures, and altmetrics. Session will be led by Librarians Deborah Bishov and Alfred Fry.
Storytelling and GIS (Wednesday, Oct. 30)
While maps have been around for centuries, the digital age has given them new meaning. GIS software offers users the potential to visualize, analyze, and tell spatial stories. Learn more about GIS and the many online mapping platforms out there, including Esri Story Maps, Social Explorer, and StoryMapJS. Session will be led by Librarians Deborah Bishov and Erica Hayes.
Chicago-Style Resource Formatting and Management: Best Practices and Recent Updates (Wednesday, Nov. 6)
Learn about changes proposed in the 17th edition, best practices and tools to manage sources, and how to navigate the content-rich CMOS online platform. Session will be led by Librarian Jutta Seibert.
Staying Alert: Tracking New Books and Publications in Your Field (Thursday, Nov. 7)
Let your inbox be your watchdog and get notified of new publications on your interests or new citations of your work. Session will be led by Librarians Sarah Hughes and Susan Turkel.
Citation Wrangling (Tuesday, Nov. 12)
Serious research projects call for no-nonsense tools for taming citations. Learn how to use Zotero and Mendeley to save, organize and share references. Session will be led by Librarians Nik Fogle and Alfred Fry.
Introduction to Data Management (Wednesday, Nov. 13)
Learn about data management plans and best practices. Session will be led by Librarian Alfred Fry.