Upcoming Events and Workshops

FALL 2019

Aug. to Nov. 2019: Exhibition - Toni Morrison
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Saturday; and 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. Sunday
Location: Firestone Library Lobby
Description: As the world mourns the passing of Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate in Literature and Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University, Princeton University Library presents in her memory a selection of first editions, translations, corrected typescripts, and a handwritten first draft of her novels.
Audience: Open to public
Contact: Don Skemer, Curator of Manuscripts
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Sept. 12 to Dec. 15: Exhibition - Gutenberg & After: Europe's First Printers 1450-1470
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Ellen and Leonard Milberg Gallery
Description: Showcasing the rare and unique collections in Princeton's Scheide Library and nine other leading institutions, "Gutenberg & After" tells the story of the two decades that transformed text production and distribution across Europe.
Audience: Open to public
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Oct. 4 to Jan. 3, 2020: Exhibition - First Impressions: The Print Trade in Children's Books
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday through Sunday
Location: Cotsen Children's Library
Description: From the writer, to the printer and the engraver, and finally to the bookshop, "First Impressions" explores the representation of the print trade in children’s books and toys from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Audience: Open to public
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Oct. to Mar. 2020: Exhibition - On Display: The Public Lives of 20th-Century American Women
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday; closed Saturday through Sunday
Location: Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
Description: "On Display" examines the Library’s Public Policy Papers collection as it relates to 20th-century American women to show that women have, in fact, always been involved in public policy. 
Audience: Open to public
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Oct. 21: Workshop - Supervised Image Classification using ArcGIS Pro
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: ArcGIS Pro has many tools to classify satellite images and air photos into land use and land cover categories. This session will introduce the Raster Functions pane and the Image Classification Wizard, and will work with Landsat images of New Jersey to conduct a supervised land use/land cover classification.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian
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Oct. 21: Publishers' Panel on Open Access Book Publishing
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom Meeting (registration required)
Description: In celebration of Open Access Week 2019, the Princeton University Library’s Scholarly Communication Office is hosting a panel discussion among open access book publishers. Topics will include: examples of open book publishing, the benefits and challenges of publishing open access books for authors and publishers, open book publishing services available from publishers, and potential roles for libraries and universities in OA book publishing.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian
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Oct. 22: Faculty Panel on Open Access, Tenure, and the Common Good
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Eno Hall, 209
Description: Open access publishing has grown in popularity in large part because it facilitates the sharing of research. This publishing model, which provides an alternative to traditional pay-to-access model, demonstrates many advantages but also comes with its own challenges. Join campus colleagues in discussing the pros and cons of the open access model, whether it inherently benefits society at large, how it is impacted by the current tenure process, and how Princeton University can engage in broader changes to support the best of open access initiatives. 
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian
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Oct. 22: Workshop - Supervised Image Classification using QGIS
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: The Semi-Automatic Classification Plugin for QGIS has many tools to download satellite images, and to classify satellite images and air photos into land use and land cover categories. This session will work with Landsat images of New Jersey to conduct a supervised land use/land cover classification.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian
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Oct. 23: Bibliographies made easy: Zotero and more!
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Firestone Library, B-6-H
Description: This one-hour workshop will focus on Zotero, but will also briefly introduce you to other related software such as Mendeley. Approximately half of the session will be devoted to hands-on practice with Zotero: setting up an account, importing citations from library databases and web pages, and deploying the references into a Word document.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Audrey Welber, Librarian for Teaching and Research Services
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Oct. 23: Workshop - Using ModelBuilder in ArcGIS Pro
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: GIS users often want to run a process multiple times, changing the inputs, parameters, or summaries generated. ArcGIS Pro has many ways to help users automate processes. The exercises show users how to use graphic tools in ModelBuilder, how to run models iteratively, and how to extract arcpy commands for use in Python scripts.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian
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Oct. 23: Workshop - Resources for Chemical and Biological Engineering majors
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering Library, Room 105
Description: Learn more about the resources and services available at the library with Engineering Librarian Willow Dressel.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian
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Oct. 24: Workshop - Using Tools to Create Models in QGIS
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: GIS users often want to run a process multiple times, changing the inputs, parameters, or summaries generated. ArcGIS Pro has many ways to help users automate processes. The exercises show users how to use graphic tools in ModelBuilder, how to run models iteratively, and how to extract arcpy commands for use in Python scripts.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian
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Oct. 25: Workshop - Intro to ArcGIS
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Stokes Library, Wallace Hall, Room 70
Description: In this introduction GIS workshop, you will use ArcGIS Pro software to explore geographic data, tables and create maps. This workshop will also show how to use the GIS Portal site that Princeton University Library hosts to add geographic data downloaded over the internet and analyze data and create maps and then share them with the public. No previous GIS experience is needed to take this workshop.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Wangyal Shawa, GIS and Map Librarian
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Oct. 30: "Collections as Data" Discussion Series
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Digital Humanities, Firestone, Floor B
Description: Natasha Ermolaev and Thomas Keenan discuss the Slavic DH conference and related efforts.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Anu Vedantham
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Oct. 31 to Nov. 2: Symposium - Books for Children: Transnational Encounters, 1750-1850. Part II
Time: Begins Thursday at 4 p.m. and ends Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Location: Maeder Hall Auditorium
Description: Join us for a symposium that examines the world of children’s print culture and its transnational character from both the perspectives of the young reader and of the “children’s book business." 
Audience: Open to public
Contact: Andrea Immel, Curator, Cotsen Children’s Library
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Nov. 4: Workshop - Essential ArcGIS Pro Tools for Research
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: In this class, students will learn how to use GIS tools to calculate distances between two features, road, and river lengths within administrative units, the percentage of shared boundaries between two areas, extract information on polygon neighbors between two areas, and will explore many other analysis tools.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian
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Nov. 5: Workshop - Essential QGIS Tools for Research
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: In this class, students will learn how to use GIS tools to calculate distances between two features, road, and river lengths within administrative units, the percentage of shared boundaries between two areas, extract information on polygon neighbors between two areas, and will explore many other analysis tools.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian
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Nov. 6: Workshop - Create Web Mapping Applications using ArcGIS Story Map
Time: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: Interactive maps that run from a browser have become the default way to view geographic data. The exercises show users how to post geographic data to the University’s ArcGIS Enterprise portal, how to create web maps from different data sets, how to use symbology to make the web map accessible and clear, and how to share the web map as a web application.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Tsering Wangyal Shawa, Geographic Information Systems and Map Librarian
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Nov. 6: Workshop - Resources for Computer Science majors
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering Library, Room 105
Description: Learn more about the resources and services available at the library with Engineering Librarian Willow Dressel.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian
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Nov. 8: Workshop - Fake News and Misinformation
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: 'Fake News' is an often used term, but what does it really mean? This workshop is designed to help you develop reflective practices when reading and sharing news sources. The goal of the session is to help you develop critical thinking skills to help you evaluate media sources.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Kelee Pacion, Biology and Environmental Sciences Librarian
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Nov. 11: Law School Preview
Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location: Robertson 002
Description: Brief a case and attend a law-school style class to experience the "Socratic Method" firsthand. The class will be taught by Sarah E. Light, J.D., Yale Law School, an Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at Wharton School of Business, a Lecturer in Law at University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and a 2019-2020 Fellow, Program in Law and Public Affairs, at Princeton University. Professor Light’s research examines issues at the intersection of environmental law, corporate sustainability, and business innovation.
Contact: David Hollander, Law and Legal Studies Librarian
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Nov. 13: OrCID Sign-up
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering Library, Room 105
Description: Learn more about OrCID with Scholarly Communications Librarian Yuan Li and Engineering Librarian Willow Dressel.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian
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Nov. 13: Urban Institute: Data Visualization 
Times: 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Stokes Library, Wallace Hall, Room 70
Audience: WWS master's students only
Jonathan Schwabish, Senior Fellow

Nov. 15: Workshop - Intro to R Graphics
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.c
Location: Stokes Library, Wallace Hall, Room 70
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Social Sciences Data and Sociology Librarian
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Nov. 15: Symposium - In Principio: The Beginning of Europe's Printed-Book Trade
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 399 Ruehl Family Room in Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building
Description: This symposium brings together five perspectives on the exhibition “Gutenberg & After: Europe’s First Printers 1450–1470.” Leading specialists in printing history and book collecting will explore the development of the first European printing types, the publication of church indulgences in the 1450s, the earliest efforts to decorate multiple printed books by hand, the rediscovery of the origins of European printing in the 18th century, and the contributions of American collectors, including the Scheide family, to the study of the typographic achievements of the 15th century.
Audience: Open to public
Contact: Eric White, Curator of Rare Books
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Nov. 19: Workshop - Grey Literature: An Introduction to Finding Unindexed and(or) Uncatalogued Publications and Unpublished Library Materials
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Location: Lewis Science Library, Room 225
Description: This workshop will introduce sources and types of grey literature, as well as how to find published and unpublished materials that may be unindexed and uncatalog, but easily attainable from a library and(or) from online resources and needed for research. Wait, what is grey literature? Great question: grey literature is library and information materials produced by organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing and delivery methods; for example, government documents, theses and dissertations, conference papers, committee reports, institutional repositories, preprint materials, white papers, newsletters, podcasts, blogs, and technical or research reports.
Contact: Emily Wild, Chemistry and Geosciences Librarian
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Nov. 20: Library Music Live - Music from Princeton University Library’s Special Collections
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Taplin Auditorium, Fine Hall
Description: Mendel Music Library presents a live performance of music from our Locked Collection and Princeton University Library’s Special Collections. Repertoire includes the Magnificat primi toni (first setting) from Canticum Beatae Mariae Virginis (1568) by Renaissance composer Giovanni Animuccia and other early vocal music, a solo harpsichord suite from Couperin’s Pièces de clavecin (1713), a Sammartini trio sonata, and selections from Mendel’s 19th-Century Sheet Music Collection. Performers include a vocal ensemble led by graduate musicology student John Ahern; Joyce Chen, harpsichord; John Burkhalter, recorder; Charlie Hankin, violin; Megan Ormsbee, mezzo soprano; Marley Jacobson, soprano; Mariana Corichi Gomez, soprano; and other Princeton singers and instrumentalists. Join us for this exciting library event featuring our incredible Library collections, Library staff, and Princeton musicians!
Contact: Darwin Scott, Mendel Music Librarian
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Nov. 20: Workshop - Using the Material Samples Collection
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering Library, Room 105
Description: Learn more about how to use the Material Samples collection in your research with Engineering Librarian Willow Dressel.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian
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Nov. 20: "Collections as Data" Discussion Series
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Digital Humanities, Firestone, Floor B
Description: Wind Cowles and Grant Wythoff discuss how to manage research data in the humanities.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Anu Vedantham
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Dec. 4: Workshop - Resources for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering majors
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering Library, Room 105
Description: Learn more about the resources and services available at the library with Engineering Librarian Willow Dressel.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian
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Dec. 6: Workshop - Intro to Stata Graphics
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Location: Stokes Library, Wallace Hall, Room 70
Description: This workshop provides an introduction to Stata graphics. Attendees are provided with a Stata do-file containing code for the graphs presented during the workshop, and are encouraged to modify and/or execute the code as graphs are discussed.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Ofira Schwartz-Soicher, Social Sciences Data and Sociology Librarian
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Dec. 11: Workshop - Author rights
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Engineering Library, Room 105
Description: Learn more about your rights as an author with Scholarly Communications Librarian Yuan Li and University Counsel Rob Berness.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Willow Dressel, Engineering Librarian
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Jan. 22: "Collections as Data" Discussion Series
Time: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Digital Humanities, Firestone, Floor B
Description: Rebecca Koeser and Eleanor Koehl discuss Hathi Trust and the Princeton Prosody Archive.
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Anu Vedantham
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Jan. 23: Virtual Reality: Finals Stress Relief
Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Stokes Library, Wallace Hall, Room 70
Audience: Open to Princeton University students, faculty, and staff
Contact: Seth Porter, Stokes Head Librarian
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