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Adobe Photoshop: Advanced Masking Techniques

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This workshop will introduce participants to sophisticated workflows using Photoshop’s layer masks, quick masks, channels, and paths. These methods are used for a variety of both artistic and practical effects. This workshop will start at an advanced level; it is recommended that participants take some of our other Photoshop workshops first, or have considerate previous experience with Photoshop.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

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RefWorks: Beyond the Basics

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RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool used to create and manage references, export references from databases, and generate bibliographies or reference lists. This workshop introduces the advanced functions of RefWorks. Topics include exporting references from journal databases, organizing references, using the Write-N-Cite feature to insert in-text citations, and creating bibliographies or reference lists. RefWorks is available from the Library Databases page [www2.lib.udel.edu/database/refworks.html].

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Room 116A

Presented by: Rebecca Knight and William Simpson

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Adobe Illustrator: The Basics

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Adobe Illustrator is a very popular and robust program for those interested in graphic design. Since the art produced in Illustrator is vector-based, it is perfect for logos, typography, and digital illustration. This workshop is for those with little or no experience with Illustrator who want to learn the basics.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

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Getting Started with ArcGIS Online

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Wondering how to make the world excited about data you've collected? For those whose data has a geographic component, maps are the answer. This introductory workshop will teach participants how to make a map online, add data, and style it to make it interesting to others. Cloud-based ArcGIS Online makes it easy to add one's data to a map and share it widely.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room A

Presented by: John Stevenson and Benjamin Mearns

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Orientation to the Film and Video Collection

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The Film and Video Collection of the University of Delaware Library will offer UD students, faculty, and staff an hour-long overview of film and video resources and services available for classroom instructional support and research. The session will begin with a tour of the Film and Video facilities which include viewing carrels, a Viewing Room, and a Media Research Room. Participants will be shown how to search the collection in DELCAT Discovery, how to access streaming video databases, and will be given an online tour of the Film and Video website.

Class is limited to eight participants; registration is required. Please email mtwchk@udel.edu to set up a consultation if class is full.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Film and Video Collection Viewing Room

Presented by: Meghann Matwichuk

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The Power of HTML and CSS: an Introduction to Authoring Web Pages

Are you interested in creating a web page from scratch, but don't know where to start? This introductory workshop will allow participants to create their own web page written in HTML and styled with CSS. By the end of the workshop, participants will have uploaded a hand-typed webpage to their personal web space on the Copland web server, know how to make more web pages, and know where to find free, up-to-date resources on HTML and web design. The workshop is designed for complete beginners, but more advanced topics may be demonstrated for inspiration.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver and Audrey Hamelers

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Genealogy for Beginners

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The Genealogy for Beginners workshop covers the basics for researchers who are just starting to work on their family histories. It presents an overview of the types of records that contain genealogical information as well as strategies for finding and recording this data. Learn how to search the online database Ancestry Library Edition for U.S. census records. Ancestry Library Edition is available from the Library Databases page [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/ancestry.html].

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, staff, and members of the general public. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Room 116A

Presented by: Rebecca Knight and Linda Stein

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Teaching and Learning with Images: Introduction to ARTstor

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ARTstor is a digital library of more than one million images in arts, architecture, humanities, social sciences, and sciences. This workshop will show participants how to search for images, create and manage image groups, and download images for use in presentations. ARTstor Commons, a free, open-access library of images will also be discussed. ARTstor is available from the Library Databases page [www2.lib.udel.edu/database/artstor.html].

The workshop is available at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Room 116A

Presented by: Susan Davi and Derek Churchill

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Introduction to RefWorks

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RefWorks is a web-based citation management tool used to import and organize citations and generate bibliographies or reference lists. This workshop introduces the basic functions of RefWorks. Topics covered include setting up an account, understanding the user interface, exporting citations from research databases, creating folders, organizing citations, storing full-text articles within RefWorks, and creating a bibliography or reference list. RefWorks is available from the Library Databases page [www2.lib.udel.edu/database/refworks.html].

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Room 116A

Presented by: Dianna McKellar

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Research Funding Online

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The workshop will focus on three Library databases--Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and COS Pivot--which faculty, students and staff can use to identify potential funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations and government agencies. The workshop will cover strategies for searching the databases, procedures for using alerting services, and locating additional grant information on the Internet. This workshop is co-sponsored by the University of Delaware Research Office.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Room 116A

Presented by: Carol Rudisell and Michael Gutierrez

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Understanding your Camera: Digital Photography Basics

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Would you like to take more professional-looking photos with your digital camera? At this workshop, we will explain how to use lighting, composition, and the camera’s manual settings to produce impressive results no matter what camera you are using. Bring your personal camera or check one out from the Student Multimedia Design Center service desk before the workshop to apply the techniques covered in this session.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Hannah Lee

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Introduction to Typography and Design

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This workshop will introduce participants to some basic principals in design, typography, and information graphics. The goal is to assist those who create brochures, handouts, posters, and web graphics in creating beautiful documents that are effective at combining text with graphical elements. Participants will practice with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign to accomplish these tasks. Prior experience with the software is not required, but would be helpful. Participants are encouraged to bring projects to work on at the workshop, but example files will also be available.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty and staff. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Hannah Lee and Nico Carver

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Grants for Nonprofit Agencies

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Grants for Nonprofit Agencies will focus on three Library databases--Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and COS Pivot— that administrators of nonprofit agencies can use to identify sources for grant funding. The online directory includes detailed information on funders such as private foundations, corporations and public charities. The workshop will cover strategies for searching the databases, and locating additional grant information on the Internet. This workshop is co-sponsored by the University of Delaware Research Office.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, staff, and members of nonprofit agencies. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: University of Delaware Library Class of 1941 Lecture Room

Presented by: Carol Rudisell

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Tracing Your Family’s WWI Military History

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Did your ancestors serve in the First World War? Learn about their involvement in this global conflict by investigating online collections of draft registration cards, awards and casualty lists, and other military service records. The workshop presents strategies for searching Ancestry Library Edition’s U.S. Military Collection and websites for historical background, locations of grave sites overseas, and other useful information. The workshop introduces historical newspaper databases and methods for finding articles on WWI battles and the events that shaped the times.

The workshop is offered at no charge and is open to UD students, faculty, staff, and members of the public. Seating is limited and registration is required. For further information, email lib-workshops@udel.edu or call 302-831-2432.

Location: Room 116A

Presented by: Rebecca Knight and Linda Stein

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