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Movie Chats @ RIT Libraries with guest: Joseph Bellavia , film director from RIT (registration required for light lunch/space)

The deadline to register for this event ended on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:00am.

When

Friday, January 18, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1470 conference rm first floor

Event Contact

Adwoa Boateng

Presenters

Adwoa Boateng
Jennifer Freer

Limited Seating. Registration Required.


Welcome Back to MovieChats! 

We are starting the new year with a guest, film director Joseph Bellavia from RIT who wrote and directed Long John which is a short film that won several awards. There will be a questions and answers session after viewing his film.

If you are an aspiring film director, script writer or just wonder what goes on behind the scenes while directing a film, stop by.

Join us Jennifer Freer, a movie critic, and Adwoa Boateng, a casual movie goer, AKA the Business/Sciences Librarians for a light lunch while watching Long John.

For interpreting services please contact the https://myaccess.rit.edu/

 

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.


Introduction to Library Resources for Graduate Students

Register
20 seats available


When

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

This workshop will provide graduate students with information that is helpful for research. Roman Koshykar, RIT Libraries Graduate Services Coordinator, will demonstrate the most useful research sources you will need to rely on for you thesis research and will be available to answer all of your questions about the library’s services. Recommended to all graduate students; highly recommended to graduate students beginning their studies at RIT.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5:00pm.

ASL and Deaf Culture Pizza Workshop for Student Employees

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12 seats available


When

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
12:15pm - 1:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1540 (RADSCC)

Event Contact

Joan Naturale

Presenters

Joan Naturale

Learn commonly used library vocabulary and practice dialogues with Deaf instructors, Jeanne Behm, Coordinator of RADSCC, and Joan Naturale, Deaf Librarian. Pizza and drinks will be served. Registration encouraged but drop-ins are welcome. 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Interpreting services will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 12:15pm.

iClickers (Student Polling Devices) Overview & Updates

Register
20 seats available


When

Thursday, January 31, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
650 TLS Training Area

Event Contact

Joseph Zelazny

Presenters

Jackie Senich

OVERVIEW: This session will provide a brief overview and review of updates to iClickers (student response system).  The session will be lead by iClicker representative Jackie Senich. No previous experience is necessary. 

TOPICS COVERED: iClicker setup, iClicker Cloud, Reef App for student polling without a physical iClicker

GENERAL INFO: Anyone who is interested in using iClickers, but unable to attend this training, may request an individual consultation with Jackie at jackie.senich@macmillan.com


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, January 28, 2019 at 5:00pm.

DHSS Workshop Series: Text Encoding & Analysis

Register
24 seats available


When

Thursday, February 7, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06),
1251 (McKenzie Commons)

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Lara Nicosia
Rebekah Walker

Text encoding (mark-up) and analysis have long been used to enhance traditional ways of reading and analyzing texts. Though historically associated with humanities disciplines, these methods are broadly applicable, and the growth of the digital humanities and social sciences (DHSS) field has helped increase the visibility and use of these techniques. Common approaches can help answer questions about authorship, inherent bias, visible (or less visible) patterns in speech and written works, or help integrate texts into various digital projects.

Attend this session with RIT Library’s DHSS and Liberal Arts Librarians to learn about the broad range of possibilities with text encoding and analysis. We will discuss the full lifecycle of a text analysis project (encoding, processing, and analysis); will complete a brief hands-on exercise using XML; and will explore tools and markup languages that will help you accomplish your goals.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 2:00pm.

Love Data: A Cross-Disciplinary Perspective

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Where

LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06),
McKenzie Commons

Event Contact

Bonnie Swoger

Presenters

Bonnie Swoger

Across RIT, faculty and staff use many types of data to inform decision making, drive research, and inspire creative work. Join us for a cross-disciplinary panel to explore the broad possibilities of data and how it is used across the institution. Panelists will discuss trends in data use, the impact of data on their work, and the norms for sharing data in their fields.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Love Data: Resources Available from RIT Libraries

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, February 14, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
First Floor

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Rebekah Walker

Data is everywhere in our daily lives—from the personal data we generate using smart devices and websites to datasets compiled by researchers or government agencies. Finding reliable and usable data can be challenging whether you are searching free websites or accessing databases available at RIT Libraries. Join us for a brief workshop where we’ll be sharing tips on finding relevant data, accessing it and analyzing it for scholarly research or personal use.

News Literacy Showcase

Register
50 seats available


When

Monday, February 25, 2019
10:00am - 3:00pm

Where

SCD - Student Development Center (55),
1310

Event Contact

Lara Nicosia

Presenters

Susan Mee
Joan Naturale
Jennifer Freer
Lara Nicosia
Karen Liljequist

In a time of hyper-news cycles and claims of “fake news,” librarians are at the frontline in helping users effectively process, find, and consume news on a wide range of topics.

Join us for a News Literacy Showcase where local library staff and information professionals share successful methods, initiatives, and resources they have used to promote news literacy, while also offering ideas for future implementation.  The event will include plenty of time for discussion, as well as a panel of experts explaining how news is made.  Lunch will be provided.

Event Details:

  • When: Monday, February 25, 2019 from 10 am – 3 pm
  • Where: Student Development Center, Room 1310
                 Rochester Institute of Technology

Please register no later than Monday, February 11th using this link:

Full schedule to follow!  Sponsored by RIT Libraries and the Rochester Regional Library Council

Questions?  Please contact Lara Nicosia (ldnwml@rit.edu) or Susan Mee (samwml@rit.edu)

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, February 11, 2019 at 11:59pm.

Citation Management: Using EndNote

Register
30 seats available


When

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using EndNote -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using EndNote, an online citation management system provided by RIT Libraries. EndNote allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Reviewing this InfoGuide would provide a great foundation allowing for greater understanding during this in-person session.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install EndNote plugins for web browsers and word processors.


The deadline to register for this event is Monday, February 25, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Curious about the Mid-Tenure Review Process? - Faculty Panel Discussion

Register
51 seats available


When

Thursday, February 28, 2019
3:00pm - 4:30pm

Where

CPC - Campus Center (03),
2650/2610

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Christine Licata

Join colleagues at the annual Mid-Tenure Review panel discussion where you can ask questions about requirements for mid-tenure review and learn about this important process from Dr. Christine Licata, Vice Provost, and from your colleagues who have earned tenure. Dr. Licata will begin with a presentation on the tenure review process, followed by a general panel discussion, then breakouts with a faculty representative from each of the Colleges.

3:00 pm - Dr. Licata, Overview of the Tenure Process at RIT
3:30 pm - General Panel Discussion
4:00 pm - College Breakout Sessions

Panelists to be announced. 
Info on the 2018 Session: 
 http://bit.ly/2018MTR

To request interpreting services, go to: http://myaccess.rit.edu/.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development, a unit within the Innovative Learning Institute (ILI) at RIT.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Thursday, February 28, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

DHSS Workshop Series: Digital Accessibility & Copyright

Register
24 seats available


When

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06),
1251 (McKenzie Commons)

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Lara Nicosia
Rebekah Walker

Copyright and accessibility are both complicated issues that require careful attention to detail. As content creators, we want to make sure that we are not restricting access based on ability or technical concerns; are encouraging the highest participation with our content; and are abiding by the law. Particularly in the field of DHSS, in which scholars and students alike publish digital materials, it is important to consider issues of access and legal usage of materials.

Intended as a primer to broad-level issues, this workshop with RIT Libraries’ DHSS and Liberal Arts librarians will introduce attendees to guidelines, laws, and vital resources for both accessibility and copyright as they relate to the publication of digital projects. The session will also include a discussion on utilizing or sharing student work and the copyright concerns that may arise.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 2:00pm.

Graduate Thesis Workshop: The End Game

Register
25 seats available


When

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

This workshop is geared toward those graduate students planning to defend a thesis or dissertation in May or August. Library staff members will lead the workshop informing you of the requirements for submitting your final work. They will discuss how and where to submit as well as where your electronic work will be available for the world to view and download! They will also discuss how to apply for an embargo of your work if necessary. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about title pages, signatures, abstracts, print binding, costs, editing, and general guidelines. Attending this workshop will help you understand all the steps in the process and will make a very stressful time in your graduate career proceed smoothly.


The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Women on Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Registration is not required.

When

Friday, March 22, 2019
2:00pm - 8:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Kari Horowicz
Lara Nicosia
Frances Andreu
Rebekah Walker

Join RIT Libraries in celebrating Women’s History Month by participating in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! Improve the representation of women on Wikipedia by editing or writing new Wikipedia entries about notable women or topics related to women.

No experience is necessary! RIT librarians and trained volunteers will teach participants the fundamental principles and best practices of Wikipedia, how to create an account, and how to use Wikipedia's editing tools. Participants may drop in for half an hour or stay as long as they'd like.

Event is free and open to the public. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Computers are limited, so please bring a laptop or tablet if you have one. Free Wi-Fi is available on site.

Light Refreshments will be provided.

Citation Management: Using Zotero

Register
25 seats available


When

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using Zotero -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using Zotero, an online citation management system. Zotero allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, including APA and MLA, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Zotero is available as a free download. Attendees may also find this online guide to be helpful.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install the free Zotero software.

 

The deadline to register for this event is Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor (near fish tank)

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Sara May

Need to unleash some stress? Therapy dogs will be visiting Wallace Library! Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed.

Pitching and Publishing Your Next (or First) Book

Register
39 seats available


When

Friday, April 5, 2019
11:00am - 12:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Outside RIT Press

Event Contact

Cheryl Herdklotz

Presenters

Molly Cort
Bruce Austin

Come and meet the RIT Press team and learn how to pitch your idea for a book to a publisher, the manuscript peer review and editorial process, design and production procedures, and marketing practices for academic books. 

There will be a brief Q & A along with an opportunity to network after the presentation.  Lunch will be served.

RIT Press is the scholarly book publishing enterprise at Rochester Institute of Technology—dedicated to the innovative use of new publishing technology while upholding high standards in content quality, publication design, and print/digital publication. The Press offers specialized title for niche academic audiences, trade editions for mass-market audiences and occasional limited editions with unique aesthetic standards

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

Lunch will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, March 29, 2019 at 5:00pm.

DHSS Workshop Series: Digital Project Forum

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
3:00pm - 4:00pm

Where

LBR - Liberal Arts Hall (06),
1251 (McKenzie Commons)

Event Contact

Rebekah Walker

Presenters

Rebekah Walker

Join RIT Libraries’ DHSS and Liberal Arts librarians for an informal discussion about digital project development! Come to share ideas, discuss great work your students have done, share lesson plans, or make plans for future work or collaborations. There will be no formal presentation during this “workshop”, and topics can include anything that will help you gain confidence in digital projects. We will share some of our favorite resources and are happy to discuss specific questions or projects with students, staff, or faculty alike!

You should attend if you:

  • Have an idea for a digital project but are unsure how to proceed

  • Want to learn more about how the library can support your project

  • Want to hear about tools or platforms and how they could apply to your project

  • Are interested in working with students to publish work digitally

  • Want to share ideas for what you or your students are working on

  • Have a specific technology-related question

  • Like having fun and talking with librarians!

Citation Management: Using Mendeley

Register
25 seats available


When

Monday, April 22, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
3650

Event Contact

Roman Koshykar

Presenters

Roman Koshykar

Using Mendeley -- this session will provide a demonstration of and basic instruction for using Mendeley, an online citation management system. Mendeley allows users to create formatted bibliographies in many citation styles, and output those bibliographies to word processing programs such as Microsoft Word. Mendeley also allows users to access a social-media-like network of fellow scholars in their disciplines, as well as share references and bibliographies with colleagues. All faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend this workshop.

Attendees may want to familiarize themselves with the product slightly before this demonstration. Mendeley is available as a free download for use with web browsers or as a standalone program. Attendees may also find this online guide to be helpful.

Attendees who use laptops are encouraged to bring them to the session, so that they can install the free Mendeley software.


The deadline to register for this event is Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:00pm.

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break

Registration is not required.

When

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor Discovery Area

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Anne Marie Canale

Faculty Appreciation Coffee Break - SAVE THE DATE!

Take a break to join your colleagues at The Wallace Library to relax and unwind. Drop in anytime between 10 am - 2 pm on the 1st floor for FREE coffee/tea and a snack. Registration is not required - ALL faculty are welcome.

Hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

 

Light Refreshments will be provided.

DeStress Fest: Therapy Dogs

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
4:00pm - 5:30pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
1st Floor

Event Contact

Sara May

Presenters

Wendy Way
Sara May

Finals Week can be ruff. Need to unleash some stress? Take a walk over to Wallace Library and pet a therapy dog. Sit. Stay awhile. We’re pawsitive you’ll feel more relaxed and ready to fetch some good grades on those finals!

Fall 2019 Adjunct Faculty Orientation: Your Survival Kit

Register
45 seats available


When

Friday, August 9, 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm

Where

WAL - Wallace (05),
Via Lab-2nd Floor

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Susan Mee
Cheryl Herdklotz
Marty Golia
Anne Marie Canale

New and returning adjunct faculty are welcome! This orientation will provide adjunct faculty with an overview of the departments and resources they will need to begin teaching at RIT. The following topics will be presented:

  • Faculty Career Development, Innovative Learning Institute (ILI)
  • Teaching and Learning Services (TLS/ILI)
    • Academic Technologies in the Classroom
    • myCourses Overview*
  • Student Information System (SIS)
  • Early Alert System
  • RIT Library Services and Resources
  • Access Services & Teaching Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Title IX Compliance

*There will be a special myCourses training session for adjunct faculty preceding this orientation from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (optional).  

Hosted by Faculty Career Development.

Interpreters provided upon request and subject to availability. Please make your request today at myaccess.rit.edu.

Light Refreshments will be provided.


The deadline to register for this event is Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 12:00pm.

New Faculty Orientation 2019 - Hit the Ground Running!

Registration is not required.

When

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
Friday, August 16, 2019

Where

TBA,
TBA

Event Contact

Anne Canale

Presenters

Cheryl Herdklotz
Anne Marie Canale

Save the dates for New Faculty Orientation 2019!  

Details will be available in late Spring 2019. In the meantime, take a look at our New Faculty Orientation website to get an idea of NFO 2018 activities. 

Questions should be directed to the Faculty Career Development team, Anne Marie Canale or Cheryl Herdklotz, at FCDS@rit.edu 

New Faculty Orientation is hosted by Faculty Career Development in the Innovative Learning Institute  in collaboration with numerous campus partners.