Upcoming Events and Workshops

FALL 2018 

Sept. 24: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
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Sept. 24: Stokes Library information table at Woodrow Wilson School of International & Public Affairs (WWS)
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Robertson Hall, Bernstein Gallery (by Bowls 001 and 002)
Description: Meet Stokes Library staff and learn about library services and resources.
Audience: Open to WWS students and faculty
Contact: Seth Porter, Head, Donald E. Stokes Library

Sept. 24: Center for Digital Humanities Fall 2018 Open House
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Center for Digital Humanities, B Floor
Description: Celebrate the start of the year with CDH as they kick off their Year of Data! Learn more about CDH projects, meet their staff, enjoy snacks and drinks, and collect your very own limited edition tote bag. 
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Center for Digital Humanities
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Sept. 24: East Asian Library Graduate Student Orientation Tour
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Location: Frist Campus Center, East Asian Library
Description: Learn more about East Asian Library's collections, as well as services and resources for graduate students.
Audience: Open to Princeton University graduate students in the Department of East Asian Studies
Contact: Martin Heijdra, East Asian Library Director

Sept. 25: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: How to Create and Collect Geographic Data
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Sept. 26: "Collections as Data" Reading Group
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, Center for Digital Humanities, B Floor
Description: Join the CDH and PUL first "Collections as Data" reading group meeting of the Fall semester.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Center for Digital Humanities
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Sept. 26: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: How to Select and Analyze Geographic Features and Data
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Sept. 27: Active Learning Pedagogy Workshop
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Frist Campus Center, Room 329
Description:  What is active learning pedagogy, whom does it benefit, and how do we put it into practice? How does using interactive teaching methods challenge us to think differently about our role as teaching librarians? This interactive workshop will explore these - and your own - questions. Led by Kate Stanton, senior associate director of the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.
Audience: Open to Princeton University faculty and staff; RSVP required
Contact: Audrey Welber, Librarian for Teaching and Research Services

Sept. 27: Lewis Science Library Film Series: Blue Planet II - "One Ocean"
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, 225
Description: BBC Earth documentary exploring the world's oceans, narrated by David Attenborough.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Louise Deis, Sci-Tech Reference & Biosciences Librarian

Sept. 27: Introduction to Electronic Resources at East Asian Library
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Frist Campus Center, East Asian Library
Description: Learn more about finding specialized electronic databases for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean studies.
Audience: Open to Princeton University graduate students in the Department of East Asian Studies
Contact: Martin Heijdra, East Asian Library Director

Sept. 27: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Finding the Best Location using ArcGIS Pro
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Sept. 28: Data Analysis Workshop 101 - Stata
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, Electronic Classroom A-6-F
Description: An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or Stata is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Data and Statistical Services
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Sept. 28: Data Analysis Workshop 101 - R (RStudio)
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Electronic Classroom A-6-F
Description: An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or R is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Data and Statistical Services
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Oct. 2: Mendel Night at the Opera - Puccini's Tosca 
Location: Woolworth Center, Mendel Music Library, Cone Seminar Room
Description: A showing of the Metropolitan Opera production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca.
Audience: Open to public
Contact: Sara Hagenbuch, Coordinator, Public Services and Outreach
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Oct. 2: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Using Tables and Maps together in ArcGIS Pro
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Oct. 3: Data Cleaning Workshop
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Location: Wallace Hall, Stokes Library, Lower Level
Description: A hands-on workshop, led by Seth Porter, Head of Stokes Library, to help users clean their data sets and work on analysis and visualizations using OpenRefine. Laptops with OpenRefine pre-installed required. If you have difficulty installing OpenRefine, visit Stokes Library 30 minutes before the event and a staff member will help. 
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Center for Digital Humanities
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Oct. 3: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Making Maps and Presentations using ArcGIS Pro
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Oct. 4: Mudd Manuscript Library Exhibition - When Eve Came to Old Nassau: Women and the Making of Modern Princeton
Open through Spring 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Location: Mudd Manuscript Library, Wiess Lounge
Description: Through the collections of the University Archives in the Princeton University Library, this exhibition not only celebrates Princeton women’s achievements, as well as their stories, but also provides insights into how women have pursued knowledge, claimed space, and supported one another over the five decades since they arrived on campus.
Audience: Open to public
Contact: Mudd Manuscript Library
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Oct. 4: Lewis Science Library Film Series: Blue Planet II - "The Deep"
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, 225
Description: BBC Earth documentary exploring the world's oceans, narrated by David Attenborough.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Louise Deis, Sci-Tech Reference & Biosciences Librarian

Oct. 4: Material Samples Collection Open House, Engineering Library
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering Library
Description: Join us to touch and explore the Material Samples Collection, a resource created to provide inspiration, inform design thinking, and foster innovation.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian
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Oct. 4: She Roars Storytelling at Cotsen Children's Library
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Cotsen Children's Library
Description: Women face challenges with intelligence and humor in delightful tales from the oral tradition with Susan Danoff '75, Joanne Epply-Schmidt '82, and Tara McGowan '90.
Audience: For attendees of the She Roars Conference
Contact: Andrea Immel, Curator of the Cotsen Children's Library

Oct. 4: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Introduction to QGIS
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Oct. 5: Data Analysis Workshop 101 - R (RStudio)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Electronic Classroom A-6-F
Description: An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or R is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Data and Statistical Services
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Oct. 5: Data Analysis Workshop 101 - Stata
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Electronic Classroom A-6-F
Description: An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or Stata is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Data and Statistical Services
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Oct. 11: Lewis Science Library Film Series: Blue Planet II - "Coral Reefs"
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, 225
Description: BBC Earth documentary exploring the world's oceans, narrated by David Attenborough.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Louise Deis, Sci-Tech Reference & Biosciences Librarian

Oct. 11: Material Samples Collection Open House at Architecture Library
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Architecture Library
Description: Join us to touch and explore the Material Samples Collection, a resource created to provide inspiration, inform design thinking, and foster innovation.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Gabriella Karl-Johnson, Librarian, School of Architecture Library
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Oct. 12: Data Analysis Workshop 101 - Stata
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Electronic Classroom A-6-F
Description: An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or Stata is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Data and Statistical Services
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Oct. 12 - 13: Princeton University Library Open House
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library
Description: During the first-year Families' Weekend, go on a tour of the Library; explore the Library's world-renowned collections, resources, and services; find your personal librarian; enjoy cider and donuts; and receive a free gift (while supplies last).
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, families, faculty, and staff
Contact: Robin Dunham, Administrative Assistant for Research Services

Oct. 12: Data Analysis Workshop 101 - R (RStudio)
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Electronic Classroom A-6-F
Description: An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or R is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Data and Statistical Services
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Oct. 18: Lewis Science Library Film Series: Blue Planet II - "Big Blue"
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, 225
Description: BBC Earth documentary exploring the world's oceans, narrated by David Attenborough.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Louise Deis, Sci-Tech Reference & Biosciences Librarian

Oct. 19: Data Analysis Workshop 101 - R (RStudio)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Electronic Classroom A-6-F
Description: An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or R is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Data and Statistical Services
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Oct. 19: Data Analysis Workshop 101 - Stata
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Location: Firestone Library, Electronic Classroom A-6-F
Description: An introductory data analysis workshop. The session will be hands-on and intended for beginners, no previous knowledge of data analysis and/or Stata is required. Will cover data transfer, data preparation, descriptive statistics, introduction to data visualization, and introduction to linear regression.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Data and Statistical Services
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Oct. 22 - 26: Open Access Week
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Oct. 22: Who Counts?: A Symposium on Intersectional Data
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, Center for Digital Humanities, B Floor
Description: This symposium offers a forum for uncovering and analyzing the ways in which data practices - particularly those that abstract and classify individuals - replicate existing inequalities and institutionalize bias. It focuses on gaps, blanks, and absences and asks what might be done to foster practices at every stage in the data lifecycle that engage and represent the full spectrum of society. Presented by Lauren F. Klein from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Mimi Onuoha from New York University.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Center for Digital Humanities 
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Oct. 23: Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Workshop - Building your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Frist Campus Center, Multi-purpose Room
Audience: Librarians from Princeton University Library and Rutgers University Libraries
Contact: Seth Porter, Head, Donald E. Stokes Library
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Oct. 25: Lewis Science Library Film Series: Blue Planet II - "Green Seas"
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, 225
Description: BBC Earth documentary exploring the world's oceans, narrated by David Attenborough.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Louise Deis, Sci-Tech Reference & Biosciences Librarian

Oct. 30: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro
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Oct. 31: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: How to Create and Collect Geographic Data
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Nov. 1: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: How to Select and Analyze Geographic Features and Data
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Nov. 3: From Ardashir to Phrom Kesar: Workshop of Sasanian Coins & History
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, C-10-H
Description: A workshop on Sasanian coins and history with Michael Bates, Touraj Daryaee, Stefan Heidemann, Khodadad Rezakhani, Robert Schaaf, Stefan Heidemann, Alan Stahl, Susan Tyler-Smith, Niklaus Schindel, and Razieh Taasob with an introduction by Michel A. Cook, Acting Director of the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies and Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies

Nov. 5: Frankenstein exhibit
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, Lobby
Audience: Open to public
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Nov. 6: Wikidata Workshop
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, Center for Digital Humanities, B floor
Description: A beginner-level, hands-on introduction to Wikidata and structured data on Wikimedia projects in order to empower and engage users to help create data that can be used effectively and disseminated globally.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff; Open to public (Limited capacity)
Contact: Luiza Wainer, Metadata Librarian, Spanish/Portuguese Specialty

Nov. 7: Controlled Vocabularies: People, Places, Dates
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, Center for Digital Humanities, B floor
Description: Library cataloging revolves around creating large masses of data for indexing, sorting, and searching, and can provide useful guidelines for managing humanities data. This workshop, led by PUL's Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services Director, Joyce Bell, will bring a cataloger’s insight into standards and best practices for dealing with data for people, places and dates. Topics covered include name authority files, subject thesauri, standards and formats, and linked open data.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Center for Digital Humanities
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Nov. 7: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Finding the Best Location using ArcGIS Pro
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Nov. 8: Lewis Science Library Film Series: Blue Planet II - "Coasts"
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, 225
Description: BBC Earth documentary exploring the world's oceans, narrated by David Attenborough.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Louise Deis, Sci-Tech Reference & Biosciences Librarian

Nov. 8: Lewis Science Library 10th Anniversary Celebration
Time: All day
Location: Lewis Science Library
Contact: Denise Hersey, Head, Science Libraries
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Nov. 8: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Making Maps and Presentations using ArcGIS Pro
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Nov. 12: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Using Tables and Maps together in ArcGIS Pro
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Nov. 14: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Introduction to QGIS
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Nov. 15: Lewis Science Library Film Series: Blue Planet II - "Our Blue Planet"
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, 225
Description: BBC Earth documentary exploring the world's oceans, narrated by David Attenborough.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Louise Deis, Sci-Tech Reference & Biosciences Librarian

Nov. 27: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Essential GIS tools for research
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Nov. 28: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Using ModelBuilder in ArcGIS Pro
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Nov. 29: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Supervised Image Classification using ArcGIS Pro
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Dec. 4: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Workshop: Create Web Mapping Applications Using ArcGIS Story Map
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Dec. 6: Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: East Pyne Hall, Room 010
Description: A lecture presented by Safiya Noble. In her book, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. 
Audience: Open to public
Contact: Center for Digital Humanities
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Dec. 7: Data for Black Lives
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, Center for Digital Humanities, B Floor
Description: The workshop is organized into three panels, each focusing on a different social arena - housing, policing, and education - that draw on data from the Eviction LabMapping Police Violence, and National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), respectivelyFor each module, presenters will share a short presentation related to the theme (including a brief introduction of the data, discussion of existing literature, and a hands-on activity idea). Then respondents will kick off the workshop discussion by raising questions and reflecting on how the material can be used in classrooms and communities, including a new Princeton University class, and the syllabus, modules, and other resources will be available free online.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Center for Digital Humanities
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