Library Hosts Successful Software Carpentry Workshop
Author: Kathleen Coburn
April 1, 2019
The UC Merced Library organized a two-day Software Carpentry workshop during Spring Break that covered Unix, Git, and Python. The workshop was given by two excellent instructors, Kate Barron (Data Services Librarian at San Jose State University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Library) and Avishek Kumar (Research/Data Scientist at the University of Chicago's Center for Data Science and Public Policy).
The helpers, those who volunteer to attend Carpentry workshops to assist and answer students' questions, are equally valuable! We would like to thank Matthias Bussonier (Research Facilitator at UC Merced and co-developer of Project Jupyter), Sarvani...
Research Starters Workshops
March 1, 2019
Start your research off right by attending the Research Starters workshop series! The series consists of five short 20-minute workshops that will prepare you to dive into your research with confidence. The series will be offered twice, the first time they'll be offered will be on March 14th and 15th and the second time on March 18th and 19th.
RSVP is appreciated but not required.
Research Starters - 1st Series
Workshops for Staff: Leveraging Library Resources
December 18, 2018
Short (25 minutes) workshops are available the week of January 14th for staff. These sessions are intended to increase familiarity with library resources and services for staff’s professional and personal use. Each workshop is offered at least twice. RSVPs are appreciated.
Fall 2018 Library Workshops
September 5, 2018
Your Librarians are hosting a suite of workshops to help you expand your toolkit for success. There's something here for everyone, whether you're an undergrad writing their first research paper, or a grad student, faculty or staff member aiming to broaden your skill set.
Many workshops will be offered multiples times throughout the semester and range from 20 to 50 minutes. All workshops are created and instructed by your UC Merced Librarians.
Click on the date next to the workshop title for the workshop description and to register. View all Fall 2018 workshops here.
Research Starters Series (undergraduate)
Library Jam Sessions - A Recap
Author: Breanna Wright
May 22, 2018
The week before spring finals began, the UC Merced Library hosted six Library Jam Sessions in partnership with H.E.R.O.E.S. This multi-day event took place from May 2nd -4th and included a morning and evening session each day. Students looking for a quiet space to study or relax headed to KL 371 to enjoy coffee and snacks. The first ten students at each session also received a Study Smart Kit, which included earplugs, pens, Scantrons, Green Books, etc. To help students combat stress, H.E.R.O.E.S. provided a Relaxation Room complete with coloring pages, a chocolate mindfulness exercise, and supplies to make stress balls.
In total, 97 students attended throughout the three days. Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Charles Nies, and Vice Provost for the Faculty, Gregg Camfield, took notice of the Jam Sessions and commended the Library and H.E.R.O.E.S. for their efforts. Vice Chancellor Nies and Chancellor Dorothy Leland also stopped by one of the sessions...
Library Workshops: Expand Your Toolkit for Success
January 25, 2018
Your librarians are hosting a suite of workshops to help you expand your toolkit for success. The workshops range from introductory research skills to digital citizenship. Whether you need some help getting started with your research or you want to expand your knowledge, there's something here for everyone.