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Upcoming Events

  • Software Carpentries II: Programming with R and RStudio Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
    Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    Presenter: Jonathan Petters & Nathaniel Porter
    Location: Online

    Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic programming and data skills in R and RStudio. It is designed to be taken in combination with the Software Carpentry I workshop on 2/25 but can be taken as a standalone workshop.

    The workshop is open to anyone. You do not need any experience to participate but you will need access to a Windows, Mac or Linux computer. The workshop will be hosted online using Zoom; instructions for accessing course material and installing software will be sent in advance. For questions, contact Data Education Coordinator Nathaniel Porter (ndporter@vt.edu).

    By the end of this workshop, you will know how to use:

    Programming in R
    -Data structures
    -Data frames
    -Subsetting data
    -Loops and conditionals
    -Base plotting
    -Creating and using functions

    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.

  • Make Your Digital Life Safer and Easier: Good Passwords (Part 1) Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
    Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm
    Presenter: Jonathan Bradley & Kayla B. McNabb
    Location: Online
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    Want to get a free Yubikey? Come to all three parts of this series of workshops on digital security and we'll give you one for free! In part one, we will talk about passwords, how to test how secure they are, why passphrases can be a better strategy, and how to graduate to using a password manager in order to simplify your digital life and keep from getting hacked.

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

  • Make Your Digital Life Safer and Easier: Multi-Factor Authentication (Part 2) Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
    Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Presenter: Jonathan Bradley & Kayla B. McNabb
    Location: Online
    Campus: Blacksburg Campus

    Want to get a free Yubikey? Come to all three parts of this series of workshops on digital security and we'll give you one for free! In part two, we will talk about two factor authentication; why it is required on many systems and why you should be using it on as many accounts as possible. We will also talk about the different types of 2factor authentication, why some are more secure than others, and which you should choose to make your life easier and more secure.

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

Initiatives

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.