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UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Events

  • Getting Started with EndNote Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
    Time: 4:00pm - 5:15pm
    Location: Online

    EndNote is one of the most powerful citation managers available today. In this interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of EndNote, including adding references to your library, organizing your library, and using EndNote to cite references within a document. More information and a link to download the software is available at guides.lib.vt.edu/citationmanagers/EndNote

    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.

  • Demystifying Machine Learning Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Presenter: Amr Hilal & Chreston Miller
    Location: Online, Torgersen 3310
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    Over the past decade, Machine Learning has been increasingly gaining popularity as a major buzz word in academic and industrial communities. Machine Learning has been at the core of many of today’s applications and services, from consumer products to large research projects. Despite its popularity, there is a lot of uncertainty to many about what exactly it is; how it is different from other technologies; what are the limits of its applications, etc. This course aims to explore these questions without going too much into the technical details of how machine learning works. The course will cover how to know when and why to consider using a machine learning solution and will include hands-on training on using a no-coding tool for Machine Learning prototyping.

    This is an introductory workshop: you do not need experience, data, or a project to participate.

    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.

  • Using Citation Managers to Improve Your Research Workflow Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    Time: 2:30pm - 3:45pm
    Location: Online

    Citation managers like EndNote, Mendeley, and Zotero are powerful tools that can help you save, organize, and cite your references. Their use can also help improve your workflow and make the research process easier and less stressful. This session will focus on ways to incorporate citation managers into your workflow. By the end of the session, you’ll be able to

    • Integrate citation managers into your existing workflow 

    • Identify personal best practices for using citation managers 

    • Use advanced features of the citation manager of your choice to streamline your research workflow

    This session will assume that you are already using and are familiar with a citation manager like EndNote, Zotero, and Mendeley. If you’re not, you should familiarize yourself with a citation manager via one of the tutorials on this guide: https://guides.lib.vt.edu/citationmanagers

    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.

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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.

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