Spring 2017 Library Workshops

To schedule a workshop for your class, department, or student group, please fill out a request.

Playing in the Studio Sandbox

Jan24

Join this in-depth tour of the Studio's prototyping paradise -- Sandbox -- to understand the tools available for prototyping, designing interactivity, or just tinkering. What's your next big idea?  Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged. Playing in the Studio Sandbox pic

Register Now Tue, Jan 24th 3:05 - 4:10 pm Studio, Room 305

Map Your Mind

Jan25

Learn how to organize your papers or brainstorm ideas using free online mind mapping software.  Map Your Mind pic

Register Now Wed, Jan 25th 11:00 - 11:30 am Room 205

Wikipedia Writing and Editing

Jan25

Gain a hands-on introduction to begin writing and editing your own Wikis and learn a little about the background, practices, and informational value of this free, collaborative encyclopedia. Wikipedia Writing and Editing pic

Register Now Wed, Jan 25th 2:00 - 2:45 pm Room 201

Organize Your Life

Jan26

Get help managing the chaos! Attend this workshop for tips and advice about how to use apps, technology, and proven techniques to best manage your time. Organize Your Life pic

Register Now Thu, Jan 26th 3:05 - 3:35 pm Room 205

Wikipedia Writing and Editing

Jan31

Gain a hands-on introduction to begin writing and editing your own Wikis and learn a little about the background, practices, and informational value of this free, collaborative encyclopedia. Wikipedia Writing and Editing pic

Register Now Tue, Jan 31st 1:45 - 2:30 pm Room 201

APA Citation Style Tips and Tricks

Jan31

Stop losing points on citation mistakes: learn APA style basics and get answers to all those tricky questions. APA Citation Style Tips and Tricks pic

Register Now Tue, Jan 31st 3:05 - 4:10 pm Room 205

First Introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Feb1

This basic introduction will include a guided tutorial for common functions such as Opening, Saving, Printing, Formatting, and other questions attendees may have. First Introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 1st 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Room 204

An Introduction to Capturing Audio

Feb1

Learn the basics of capturing and editing audio. Using the Studio's Zoom recorders, you will discover the use of different microphones for specific settings. Beyond the general use of the recorder, you will be guided through the basics of uploading your media to the appropriate software. Lively discussions about using the timeline, multiple tracks, splicing audio recordings, adding effects / filters, and mixing their tracks. Using supplied audio files and assets, you will learn to successfully import, mix, and export an audio project. This can be catered to different types of recording such as: Live radio style, recorded narratives, music production, and more! Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged. An Introduction to Capturing Audio pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 1st 3:00 - 4:00 pm Studio, Room 305

Manual Photography Skills

Feb2

For anyone that has wanted to do more than “push the button” on a camera, this introductory workshop will provide a path to potent pictures. Learn the basics of aperture, shutter speed, lens characteristics, and more using Studio’s Lumix GH4 camera and accessories or your own kit. Manual Photography Skills pic

Register Now Thu, Feb 2nd 3:05 - 4:10 pm Room 205

Chicago Citation Style Tips and Tricks

Feb7

Stop losing points on citation mistakes: learn Chicago style basics and get answers to all those tricky questions. Chicago Citation Style Tips and Tricks pic

Register Now Tue, Feb 7th 10:50 - 11:50 am Room 205

3-D Printing

Feb7

Learn the basics of 3-D printing, available to students, faculty, and staff through the UTC Library Studio. Understand the process of additive manufacturing, how to start building your own designs, and the equipment available through Studio. Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged. 3-D Printing pic

Register Now Tue, Feb 7th 3:05 - 4:10 pm Studio, Room 305

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks

Feb8

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel for charting, calculating, and other functions. A basic understanding of Excel is needed for this workshop. Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 8th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Room 204

Principles of Video Editing

Feb8

Discuss basic editorial theory and concepts for any video project and understand the applications available in Studio. Learn basic editing workflow including how to set up projects, arrange content chronologically, manipulate clips, transfer projects, and export files. Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged. Principles of Video Editing pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 8th 3:00 - 4:00 pm Studio, Room 305

Map Your Mind

Feb9

Learn how to organize your papers or brainstorm ideas using free online mind mapping software.  Map Your Mind pic

Register Now Thu, Feb 9th 10:50 - 11:20 am Room 204

Getting Started with EndNote Desktop

Feb9

Learn how to use EndNote Desktop to save time and frustration. EndNote Desktop is best suited for graduate students and faculty; undergraduate students are encouraged to ask library staff about EndNote Online. Getting Started with EndNote Desktop pic

Register Now Thu, Feb 9th 1:40 - 3:10 pm Room 204

How NOT to Plagiarize

Feb13

Experience a hands-on session with a fun twist on a serious topic!   How NOT to Plagiarize pic

Register Now Mon, Feb 13th 3:00 - 4:00 pm Room 205

How NOT to Plagiarize

Feb14

Experience a hands-on session with a fun twist on a serious topic!   How NOT to Plagiarize pic

Register Now Tue, Feb 14th 10:50 - 11:50 am Room 205

Manual Photography Skills

Feb14

For anyone that has wanted to do more than “push the button” on a camera, this introductory workshop will provide a path to potent pictures. Learn the basics of aperture, shutter speed, lens characteristics, and more using Studio’s Lumix GH4 camera and accessories or your own kit. Manual Photography Skills pic

Register Now Tue, Feb 14th 4:30 - 5:30 pm Room 205

Getting Started with EndNote Desktop

Feb15

Learn how to use EndNote Desktop to save time and frustration. EndNote Desktop is best suited for graduate students and faculty; undergraduate students are encouraged to ask library staff about EndNote Online. Getting Started with EndNote Desktop pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 15th 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Room 204

3-D Printing

Feb15

Learn the basics of 3-D printing, available to students, faculty, and staff through the UTC Library Studio. Understand the process of additive manufacturing, how to start building your own designs, and the equipment available through Studio. Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged. 3-D Printing pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 15th 3:00 - 4:00 pm Studio, Room 305

Wikipedia Writing and Editing

Feb16

Gain a hands-on introduction to begin writing and editing your own Wikis and learn a little about the background, practices, and informational value of this free, collaborative encyclopedia. Wikipedia Writing and Editing pic

Register Now Thu, Feb 16th 10:55 - 11:40 am Room 201

Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks

Feb16

Learn how to use Microsoft Excel for charting, calculating, and other functions. A basic understanding of Excel is needed for this workshop. Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks pic

Register Now Thu, Feb 16th 1:40 - 2:40 pm Room 204

MLA Citation Style Tips and Tricks

Feb16

Stop losing points on citation mistakes: learn MLA style basics and get answers to all those tricky questions. MLA Citation Style Tips and Tricks pic

Register Now Thu, Feb 16th 3:05 - 4:10 pm Room 205

Wikipedia Writing and Editing

Feb21

Gain a hands-on introduction to begin writing and editing your own Wikis and learn a little about the background, practices, and informational value of this free, collaborative encyclopedia. Wikipedia Writing and Editing pic

Register Now Tue, Feb 21st 10:55 - 11:40 am Room 201

Photoshop Essentials

Feb21

Photoshop is ubiquitous -- it’s sometimes even used as a verb -- but how can you begin to use it? This workshop introduces the basic Photoshop interface as well as essential functions such as pixel selection, image sizing and adjustment, layering, and the plethora of available tools. Photoshop Essentials pic

Register Now Tue, Feb 21st 3:05 - 4:10 pm Room 205

How NOT to Plagiarize

Feb22

Experience a hands-on session with a fun twist on a serious topic!   How NOT to Plagiarize pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 22nd 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Room 205

Organize Your Life

Feb22

Get help managing the chaos! Attend this workshop for tips and advice about how to use apps, technology, and proven techniques to best manage your time. Organize Your Life pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 22nd 1:00 - 1:30 pm Room 205

Citing Sources: The Wheres, Whys, and Hows

Feb22

Learn how to find and organize sources and how to integrate them effectively into your writing. Citing Sources: The Wheres, Whys, and Hows pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 22nd 2:00 - 3:00 pm Room 205

Powerful Presentation Skills

Feb22

Learn best practices for presenting your work. Get tips about body language, design, and general software tips for using Prezi and PowerPoint! Powerful Presentation Skills pic

Register Now Wed, Feb 22nd 5:00 - 6:00 pm Room 202

How NOT to Plagiarize

Feb23

Experience a hands-on session with a fun twist on a serious topic!   How NOT to Plagiarize pic

Register Now Thu, Feb 23rd 3:05 - 4:10 pm Room 205

Dear President/Senator/Representative/Governor/Secretary - Part 1

Feb26

Do you feel like your voice isn’t being heard? Do you wish your elected officials could hear how their policy directly affects you? Come to this multi-day workshop to learn how to create a personal video to tell your story. We’ll write a script, come up with a list of shots, and learn some lighting and camera work on the first day. The following week, you’ll bring in your own footage and we’ll put it all together and send the videos to YouTube.  Script Writing and Camera Skills *This is Part 1 of the 2-part series.  Work in pairs to develop 2-3 minute scripts in which you tell your stories to a government official of your choice. The overall goal is to make an issue which affects you directly become “real” to someone in power by putting a face to a problem.  Once you have a rough script, you will make a storyboard and a shot list. Then we will go over some basic camera angles. Your homework before Part 2 will be to gather footage over the next week in order to edit it together into a video. Please note: this workshop is limited to 12 people, so advance registration is recommended.  Click here to sign up for Part 2 of this workshop series. Dear President/Senator/Representative/Governor/Secretary - Part 1 pic

Register Now Sun, Feb 26th 1:00 - 4:00 pm Studio, Room 305

Principles of Video Editing

Feb28

Discuss basic editorial theory and concepts for any video project and understand the applications available in Studio. Learn basic editing workflow including how to set up projects, arrange content chronologically, manipulate clips, transfer projects, and export files. Please note: This workshop is limited to 12 participants, so early registration is encouraged. Principles of Video Editing pic

Register Now Tue, Feb 28th 10:50 - 11:50 am Studio, Room 305

Powerful Presentation Skills

Feb28

Learn best practices for presenting your work. Get tips about body language, design, and general software tips for using Prezi and PowerPoint! Powerful Presentation Skills pic

Register Now Tue, Feb 28th 1:40 - 2:40 pm Room 202

Dear President/Senator/Representative/Governor/Secretary - Part 2

Mar5

Do you feel like your voice isn’t being heard? Do you wish your elected officials could hear how their policy directly affects you? Come to this 2-part workshop to learn how to create a personal video to tell your story. We’ll write a script, come up with a list of shots, and learn some lighting and camera work on the first day. The following week, you’ll bring in your own footage and we’ll put it all together and send the videos to YouTube.  Video Editing and YouTube Posting *This is Part 2 of the 2-part series.  Students will learn how to put their videos together using Adobe Premiere. Most of the session will consist of giving them time to work.  UTC Library Studio will provide a bumper to place at the beginning of each video, so they will all match as a set. Final videos will be posted to a playlist on YouTube. Please note: this workshop is limited to 12 people, so advance registration is recommended.  Click here to sign up for Part 1 of this workshop series. Dear President/Senator/Representative/Governor/Secretary - Part 2 pic

Register Now Sun, Mar 5th 1:00 - 4:00 pm Studio, Room 305

Starting the Job Search

Mar8

Learn various ways to search for your dream job, using proven methods and approaches. Co-presented with UTC's Career & Student Employment Center. Starting the Job Search pic

Register Now Wed, Mar 8th 2:00 - 3:00 pm Room 205

Photoshop Essentials

Mar22

Photoshop is ubiquitous -- it’s sometimes even used as a verb -- but how can you begin to use it? This workshop introduces the basic Photoshop interface as well as essential functions such as pixel selection, image sizing and adjustment, layering, and the plethora of available tools. Photoshop Essentials pic

Register Now Wed, Mar 22nd 2:00 - 3:00 pm Room 205

Starting the Job Search

Mar23

Learn various ways to search for your dream job, using proven methods and approaches. Co-presented with UTC's Career & Student Employment Center. Starting the Job Search pic

Register Now Thu, Mar 23rd 3:05 - 4:10 pm Room 205

Getting Started with EndNote Desktop

Mar29

Learn how to use EndNote Desktop to save time and frustration. EndNote Desktop is best suited for graduate students and faculty; undergraduate students are encouraged to ask library staff about EndNote Online. Getting Started with EndNote Desktop pic

Register Now Wed, Mar 29th 1:00 - 2:30 pm Room 204

Ace the Job Interview

Mar29

Impress your interviewers and increase your chances of hearing "You're Hired!" Co-presented with UTC's Career & Student Employment Center. Ace the Job Interview pic

Register Now Wed, Mar 29th 3:00 - 4:00 pm Room 202

Ace the Job Interview

Apr6

Impress your interviewers and increase your chances of hearing "You're Hired!" Co-presented with UTC's Career & Student Employment Center. Ace the Job Interview pic

Register Now Thu, Apr 6th 3:05 - 4:10 pm Room 202