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Held in the J.D. Williams Library, “Workshops at Williams” are free library workshops on a variety of library, research, and multimedia technology topics.

Workshops + Events

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 6:00 PM – 106D, 1st Fl
Honors College Library Research Workshop for Social Sciences Students
Learn how to locate empirical articles and data sets. Explore Zotero, a citation management software. This is part of the Library Research Workshops series. All events are open to Honors College students. For more information contact Savannah Kelly at slkelly@olemiss.edu.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 6:00PM – 106D, 1st Fl
Honors College Library Research Workshop for STEM Students
Learn how to find (Open) STEM research publications, data, and tools.  This is part of the Library Research Workshops series. All events are open to Honors College students. For more information contact Savannah Kelly at slkelly@olemiss.edu.

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 – 6:00PM – 106D, 1st Fl
Honors College Library Research Workshop for Papers and Theses
This is an open workshop where Honors students can bring their ideas, research questions, or working drafts and discuss how to locate additional source materials to help build and support an argument.

 

Open Access Week Events

Join the UM Libraries in celebration of International Open Access Week

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 106D, 1st Fl 
What is Open Access? (And Why the Libraries are Supporting It)
An informational session to introduce the concept of open access.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 1:00 PM – Faulkner Room
A Peek at eGrove: UM’s New Institutional Repository
Learn how an institutional repository can help to support open access projects like journal publishing and data depositing.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 1:00 PM – 106E, 1st Fl 
Avoiding Predatory Publishers
This session, designed for graduate students and pre-tenure faculty, helps researchers identify predatory publishers.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 – 4:00 PM – Faulkner Room
The UM Libraries Has an Open Access Fund, a Celebration
This will be a social mixer and the official rollout of the Libraries Open Access Fund.

 

Graduate Student Boot Camp

Spend two days with the UM Libraries to learn more about how we can help you in your research and writing.

Thursday, October 25, 2018 –
8:00 AM – 106E & 106D, 1st Fl 

Interlibrary Loan Help (106E)
Stress Help (106D)
9:00 AM – 106E & 106D, 1st Fl
Grad Writing Center (106E)
Social Science Research (106D)
10:00 AM – 106E & 106D, 1st Fl 
SPSS (106E)
Newspaper and Microfilm (106D)
11:00 AM – 106E & 106D, 1st Fl – Archives, 3rd Fl
Zotero (citation management) (106E)
Grad Library Resources (106D)
Friday, October 26, 2018 –
8:00 AM – 106E & 106D, 1st Fl 

Research Profiles (106E)
Lit Reviews (106D)
9:00 AM – 106E & 106D, 1st Fl
Grad Library Resources (106E)
Google Scholar (106D)
10:00 AM – 106E & 106D, 1st Fl 
Publishing (106E)
Humanities Research (106D)
11:00 AM – 106E & 106D, 1st Fl – Archives, 3rd Fl
Dissertation and Thesis Help (106D)

 

 

IdeaLab Workshops & Events

The Idealab is located on the 1st floor of the J.D. Williams Library on the Lyceum-side (East) of the building. For more information about the Idealab, events, or to register for the following workshops contact: Christina Streeter at cstreet1@olemiss.edu

Monday, October 15th – NOON – Idealab
3D Printing for Beginners
Want to learn more about designing and printing on our 3D printer? Come to this introductory workshop. Registration required. Please email your RSVP to Christina Streeter, Library Specialist, at cstreet1@olemiss.edu.

Monday, October 15th – 3:30 PM – Idealab
Glowing Eye Portraits

Create haunting portraits using simple circuitry, LED diodes, and copper tape. Registration required. Please email your RSVP to Christina Streeter, Library Specialist, at cstreet1@olemiss.edu.

Wednesday, October 17th – NOON – Idealab
Machine Sewing for Beginners

Need to hem a pair of pants? Want to make a spooky Halloween costume? Come to this introductory machine sewing workshop. Registration required. Please email your RSVP to Christina Streeter, Library Specialist, at cstreet1@olemiss.edu.

Wednesday, October 17th – 3:30 PM – Idealab
Cthulu and Friends Plushies

Sew your own tentacled “old one” or design your own cuddly dark minion. We will create a pattern and teach you basic sewing techniques for this LoveCRAFT. You will need to bring at least a 1ft x 3ft piece of polar fleece to this workshop. Registration required. Please email your RSVP to Christina Streeter, Library Specialist, at cstreet1@olemiss.edu

Wednesday, October 17th – 5:30 PM – Idealab
Maker Meet-Up
Build a network of collaborators and fellow makers at this hour-long open house in the Idealab (located on the 1st floor of the JD Williams Library). Bring examples, photos, or ideas of what you are working on or what you hope to bring to life.

Friday, October 19, 2018 – NOON – Idealab
Makey-Makey Sound FX
Try out this beginners class on learning how to code and use microprocessors. Learn how to make sound effects on Scratch.com using Makey-Makey equipment. Please bring a laptop!

Friday, October 19, 2018 – 3:30 PM – Idealab
Cosplay Convo
Join us in the IdeaLab to meet Connie Wong, a graduate student of history and semi-pro cosplayer. She will discuss her costume construction as well as her experiences in the world of competitive cosplay.

Monday, October 22, 2018 – 3:30 PM – Idealab
Light Painting
Learn how to create mystical designs using a camera and LED light sources. Registration required. Please email your RSVP to Christina Streeter, Library Specialist, at cstreet1@olemiss.edu.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 3:00 PM – Idealab
Makey-Makey Sound FX
Try out this beginners class on learning how to code and use microprocessors. Learn how to make sound effects on Scratch.com using Makey-Makey equipment. Please bring a laptop!

Friday, October 26th – 3:30 PM – Idealab
Cthulu & Friends Plushies

Sew your own tentacled “old one” or design your own cuddly dark minion. We will create a pattern and teach you basic sewing techniques for this LoveCRAFT. You will need to bring at least a 1ft x 3ft piece of polar fleece to this workshop. Registration required. Please email your RSVP to Christina Streeter, Library Specialist, at cstreet1@olemiss.edu.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – 12 to 4 PM (entries due at 11 AM) – Idealab
Hack O’Lantern 2018
Enter our 1st annual Makerspace Hack O’Lantern Contest by taking pumpkin decorating to a whole new level! Go high tech with LED lights, motion sensors, or servo arms to create an e-pumpkin. Or go more traditional with intricate carving or painting.

 

Fall 2018 Brown Bags

All Brown Bags in the Archives and Special Collections are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring your lunch and learn about interesting subjects ranging from Faulkner to local artists and more.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – Noon – Faulkner Room, Archives & Special Collections, 3rd Floor, JD Williams Library
Unearthing the Past with History Bones: Miniature Historical Scenes by Lee Harper.

Oxford artist Lee Harper will be speaking about her “History Bones” art dioramas, which feature historical scenes and spooky figures. This is in conjunction with the art theme of the current “No Two Alike” exhibit in Special Collections which is a collaboration with the University Museum. The event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, November 7th – Noon – Faulkner Room, Archives & Special Collections, 3rd Floor, JD Williams Library
Faulkner’s Native American World: Fiction and Reality

Dr. Annette Trefzer and Dr. Robbie Ethridge will give a talk about Faulkner’s frequent return to the Native American origins and histories of his imaginary landscape, Yoknapatawpha County. The event is free and open to the public.

 

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