Library announces a variety of online workshops during the spring semester

The University Library has a variety of virtual workshops and sessions scheduled for the spring semester. Mark your calendar and plan to attend one of these events. Please download the image for reference, and see the complete list with descriptions below along with links to participate in each workshop or session.

Shameless Self-Promotion Workshop is planned from 3-4 p.m. on Feb. 16.
Interested in increasing your research’s impact? This workshop will cover various tools and tips to help you build and manage your online presence. The presenters will cover the differences between and best uses for different networking sites (Twitter, Research Gate, and Academia.edu) and show you how to make your work more visible for peers and potential employers. This workshop is intended for graduate students, early career researchers, and researchers new to social media.
Presenters: Megan O’Donnell and Abbey Elder
Zoom: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0ucOivqTMuHdNJ60JNmeyI_6X5Usj8-n5M

Open Scholar Café sessions will be held from 9-10 a.m. on six days during the semester. Mark you calendar for one or all of these learning and collaboration opportunities: Thursday, February 18; Wednesday, March 17; Thursday, April 15; Wednesday, May 19; Thursday, June 17; Wednesday, July 21.

The University Library will host Open Scholar Cafés, new online meetings held each month for the Iowa State community to talk #OpenResearch. All experience levels are welcome, and each call will cover a new topic of interest to the community. Join us to learn, talk, and collaborate!
To view the list of past topics, suggest a future topic, or register for this month’s OS Café, visit the Library’s Open Scholarship Services website: open.lib.iastate.edu/cafes.
Various presenters will facilitate these sessions.
Zoom: See registration information at https://open.lib.iastate.edu/cafes

Best Practices for Using OER in Canvas is planned from noon-1:30 p.m. on Feb. 23.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore how to apply the Quality Matters (QM) rubric to evaluate the use of free digital materials, like OER, in the classroom. Participants will use the QM Rubric to evaluate a demo course and discuss ways to improve it. Since OER are free to access and reuse, all the materials in the demo course will be navigable for participants, allowing a more in-depth review of the course's design.
Presenters: Lesya Hassall, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and Abbey Elder, Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian
Zoom: https://bit.ly/3fw2JxC

Introduction to Data Management Plans workshop is scheduled from 3-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 23.
A Data Management Plan (DMP) is a short document that outlines how research data will be managed, safeguarded, documented, preserved, and shared. DMPs are not just a useful tool for project planning, they’re also required by government and private funders. This online workshop introduces the concepts and tools needed to develop a good data management plan as well as tips for general data management. This workshop consists of a short lecture, interactive activity, and open discussion. Learners of all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome.
Presenters: Megan O’Donnell and Katie Wampole
Zoom: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMlduuhqzkpGNNcJxXVAS6AMpfeCcutimos

Miller Open Education Mini-Grants: Proposal Writing Q&A Workshop will take place from 2-3 p.m. on April 2.
Are you curious about how to complete the ideal proposal for the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program? In this Q&A-style workshop, Abbey Elder, Open Access Librarian, will guide you through the application process with a copy of the mini-grant application rubric. Come prepared to talk about your potential project and bring along any questions you have!
Presenter: Abbey Elder
Zoom: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUuf-qrqzMsH9XaoA2UTI23R_KaEEBco655

DataShare Basics workshop is planned from 2-3 p.m. on April 6.
DataShare, ISU’s open access data repository, has over 100 data sets published by more than 75 ISU researchers. DataShare is a free service that is a joint venture between the University Library, Office of the VP of Research, and Campus IT. This webinar will provide all the information you need to begin sharing data on DataShare.

The webinar will cover these topics:

  • An overview of the data publishing workflow.
  • DataShare’s technical features and limitations.
  • Tips for preparing a data set for public access.
  • How to include DataShare in funding proposals.
  • Q and A with DataShare team members.

Presenters: Megan O’Donnell and Katie Wampole
Zoom: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuf-yuqDMjHtcLG-cS72N6fWw9atRnAv4t

Best Practices for Using OER in Canvas is planned from 10-11:30 a.m. on April 7.
In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore how to apply the Quality Matters (QM) rubric to evaluate the use of free digital materials, like OER, in the classroom. Participants will use the QM Rubric to evaluate a demo course and discuss ways to improve it. Since OER are free to access and reuse, all the materials in the demo course will be navigable for participants, allowing a more in-depth review of the course's design.
Presenters: Lesya Hassall, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and Abbey Elder, Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian
Zoom: https://bit.ly/33jKPZU

Copyright in the Classroom: Support for Instructors is planned from 10-11 a.m. on April 20.
Date: April 20, 10-11AM
Description: In this workshop, Associate University Counsel Barbara Biederman and Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian Abbey Elder will use real-life scenarios to help you navigate topics such as Fair Use, the TEACH Act, copyright support on campus, and more.
Presenters: Abbey Elder, Open Access and Scholarly Communication Librarian and Barbara Biederman, Associate University Counsel

Zoom: https://iastate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIsd-moqT8iH9ApFmRHfXFQ5jnihqA8_f6p

For additional information, contact Abbey Elder or Megan O’Donnell.