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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

  • Archival Adventures: Samuel Herrick Papers Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    Time: 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location: Online

    It's time for an adventure! Destination: Space. This week we’ll explore a selection of materials from the Samuel Herrick Papers including his work on Project Mercury, consultation on the film “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (1951), and work on Minor Planets. You can learn more about Herrick and the collection in the finding aid here: https://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=oai/lib.vt.edu/repositories/2/resources/1323.oai_ead.xml

    Join our community collections archivist, Anthony Wright de Hernandez, for a livestream on Twitch! Every week we explore and discuss materials from Special Collections and University Archives covering topics including university history, NASA pioneers, architecture, science fiction, cooking, LGBTQ+ history, Black history, urban legends, and more. Recordings of previous streams are available on the Libaries' Youtube page.

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • Literature Reviews and Database Searching for Engineers Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Presenter: Sarah Over
    Location: Online

    You need to write a literature review for your research or class... but how do you get started? What kinds of literature reviews are there? Where should you search? How do you search efficiently and effectively? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this interactive workshop.

    By the end of this session, you’ll be able to:

    • Identify different types of literature reviews
    • Find relevant engineering and related databases
    • Create effective searches

    This workshop will focus on research in engineering, including computer science. Participants from other disciplines are welcome, but should be aware of the disciplinary focus of this workshop. 

    This session will be offered live via Zoom and will be recorded and sent out afterwards to all who register. While we encourage attendance during the live virtual session so that you can interact with the instructor and ask questions, you're welcome to sign up for the session to receive the recording of it afterwards even if you can't attend it live. 

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email lisab5@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

  • Surveys 111: Creating and Administering QuestionPro Surveys Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Presenter: Nathaniel Porter
    Location: Online
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    This workshop provides a guided introduction to building and administering online surveys on the QuestionPro platform. It provides instructions and examples of a wide range of standard features including creating surveys, using standard and advanced question types, using survey logic to improve user experience or conduct experiments, and sending surveys to potential participants.

    This workshop (combined with Surveys 112) is also available to faculty and graduate students as a self-paced online course through the PDN.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Develop familiarity and comfort navigating major areas of the QuestionPro interface
    • Identify survey common question types implemented in QuestionPro
    • Create clear, accessible and relevant questions for an online QuestionPro survey
    • Distinguish skip, display and branching survey logic and identify which is useful for a specific goal
    • Evaluate survey distribution options and their limitations for a project

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please email library-event-accessibility-g@vt.edu at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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Make information accessible

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech furthers the university’s dedication to being a global land-grant institution and serving faculty, students, and societies across the globe. The University Libraries supports the creation and publication of scholarship that is freely accessible to all — regardless of geographical location.

Engage with digital content

Learning, creating, and collaborating in the digital world is increasingly complex. Through digital literacy initiatives, University Libraries seeks to empower our community of learners and researchers as they navigate and participate in digital environments.

Showcase your best work

The ePortfolio Initiative supports the University’s mission to showcase students’ ability to be both leaders in specific disciplines while also cultivating transdisciplinary interests and skills, digital literacy and career competencies, aspirational values, and engagement in experiential and communal learning.