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Getting Started with Geographical Information Systems / Mapping Software Workshop

In this session we will provide an introduction to the range of Geographical Information System (GIS) platforms and resources supported by the GIS team within Data Services including ARCGIS, QGIS, and Carto.


Creating Graphics in R Workshop

Learn to use R to create vivid, intriguing, and informative statistical graphics


Graduate Student Research Breakfast

Dibner Librarians invite you to join us for breakfast on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in room LC 400! 

Come have breakfast, discuss with us your projects, and take care of any research to-do list items. We’ll have engineering librarians as well as representatives from NYU Data Services  who can help get you (re)oriented to our resources, get you started with citation management tools, and help you get the most out of our collections and services. This informal event is taking place from 9:00am – 11:00am.  You can come and go as you like during that time. ‚Äč


Can’t join us for this Research Breakfast? Come to the next one at the Bobst Library in Manhattan on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 10:00am – 12:00noon in the 10th floor Graduate Student Exchange


Intro to Git and GitHub Workshop

This workshop introduces the basic concepts of Git version control. Whether you’re new to version control or just need an explanation of Git and GitHub, this two hour tutorial will help you understand the concepts of distributed version control. Get to know basic Git concepts and GitHub workflows through step-by-step lessons. We’ll even rewrite a bit of history, and touch on how to undo (almost) anything with Git. This is a class for users who are comfortable with a command-line interface.


Data Wrangling in R Workshop

The tutorial is designed to cover data management tools such as merging and reshaping datasets, conditional statements, and beginner loops and user written functions. Attendees are expected to have understanding of basic concepts of R objects and functions and should have used R on their own previously.


NYU HPC: Using Slurm on the Prince Cluster

A hands-on introduction to using Slurm aimed at NYU High Performance Computing (HPC) users with knowledge of Linux.

Register: Wednesday, October 4th 3:00pm – 5:00pm 

Beyond Google: Engineering Research for Graduate Students

In this workshop, intended for engineering graduate students, we will explore various databases and resources for engineering research like IEEE and Web of Science. We’ll concentrate on how and where to use key tools, how to be most efficient and effective in your searching, and how to create systems and workflows that support your work. By becoming adept at these things, you’ll have more time and energy to concentrate on the content of your work.

Register: Tuesday, October 3rd – 3:00pm – 4:00pm  

6 Things The Library Can Do For You

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Dibner Library – Fall 2017 – Welcome Week Workshops

U.S. Research Libraries for International Students

This session is for new International graduate students who would like an overview of how to use the rich resources and services of an American-style research library. Register for either session:  

Wednesday, August 30th – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Thursday, August 31st – 11:00am to 12:00pm 

Research 101: Back to School Basics

If you have been out of school and have decided to return or continue your education, then this session is for you. We will cover the basics of how doing research has changed, especially focusing on the NYU Libraries website, online catalogs, and databases. Register for either session: 

Wednesday, August 30th – 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Thursday, August 31st – 3:00pm to 4:00pm  

Research 201: Beyond basics for graduate students

Already know about research basics? This session will help you understand how to take your research to the next level, using the vast resources of the NYU Libraries. We’ll concentrate on how and where to find key tools and expertise, how to be most efficient and effective in your searching, and how to create systems and workflows that support your work. By becoming adept at these three things, you’ll have more time and energy to concentrate on the content of your work. Register for either session: 

Wednesday, August 30th – 1:00pm to 2:00pm 

Thursday, August 31st – 4:00pm to 5:00pm 

Dibner Workshop #25 Presenting Your Research: Designing a Research Presentation

Have an upcoming presentation for finals?  Planning on presenting at an upcoming conference?  Attend the Dibner Library’s Research Presentation Workshop to learn about the best practices and what you should avoid in order to create an engaging research presentation.



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