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Introduction to Film and Video Collection

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If you are teaching this semester and want to know the most seamless and copyright conscious ways to integrate media into your classes, this is the workshop for you. This workshop will provide an overview of film and video resources and services available at the University of Delaware Library Film and Video Collection. (Please note: this session does not cover production resources available at the Student Multimedia Design Center.) The following questions will be addressed within this workshop: How can more media be incorporated into teaching? What films and videos are available for class viewing? How can videos be checked out and scheduled for future use in my class? Please note: if you cannot make this date / time, feel free to email mtwchk@udel.edu to arrange for an individual consultation.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Film and Video Collection Viewing Room

Presented by: Meghann Matwichuk

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Orientation to the Student Multimedia Design Center

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Learn about the facility and services offered at the Student Multimedia Design Center, located in the lower level of the Morris Library. Open to all University of Delaware students, faculty, and staff. Each orientation session will begin with an informative tour of the studios, classrooms, and general computing areas that comprise the Student Multimedia Design Center. Participants will learn about the multimedia services and other Library services offered by the Center. Participants will meet at the SMDC service desk at the start of each orientation. If the times offered do not work for your schedule, please schedule an orientation, at your convenience, by contacting us through our AskSMDC form.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center

Presented by: Student Multimedia Design Center

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Terrific Titles with Adobe Premiere Pro

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How can I make memorable title sequences? How can I add closed captioning to my video? While iMovie is good for basic video editing, Adobe Premiere Pro gives editors greater control over their projects. Premiere Pro, part of Adobe Creative Suite 6, is available on both Windows and Macintosh computers in the Student Multimedia Design Center. In this workshop, participants will edit video clips, create custom titles, and learn techniques required to create polished video projects.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room A

Presented by: John Stevenson

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Adobe Photoshop: The Basics

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Adobe Photoshop is the Swiss army knife of multimedia applications. It is useful for a number of projects such as animation, photo editing, graphic design, web design, poster design, and much more. This workshop is for those with little or no experience with Photoshop who want to learn the basics. The workshop will cover how to: crop, resize, and combine images; use layers and layer masks; adjust curves, saturation, and color; and export for the web or print.

You may also be interested in the Creative Photography series:

'Creative Photography I: Understanding Your Digital Camera' offered on Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 2-3:30 pm

'Creative Photography II: Basics of Composition' offered on Tuesday, March 8, 2016; 2-4 pm

'Creative Photography III: Adobe Photoshop: The Basics' offered on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

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Advanced Research Techniques Using Google Scholar

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This workshop will introduce key features of Google Scholar such as citation counts, related articles, and advanced search options, and will focus upon how to leverage this tool for maximum research efficiency.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: 114

Presented by: Meg Grotti & Michael Gutiérrez, Ed.D.

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Data Visualization with Adobe Illustrator

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Do you want more control over the look of your graphs and charts, but don’t know where to start? This workshop will cover the specific tools you need to know to turn your raw research data into beautiful visualizations using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Whether you want to make your research poster stand out from the crowd, escape the Excel defaults, or design a creative infographic, this workshop will get you started down the right path.

You may also be interested in these additional related workshops:

'Starting Research with PolicyMap' offered on Wednesday, March 2, 2016; 2:30-4:25 pm

'Introduction to Research Data Management' offered on Thursday, March 3, 2016; 10-11:30 am

'Getting Started with ArcGIS Online' offered on Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 2:30-4:25 pm

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

To register, please click on the date below:

iMovie: The Essentials

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Building on a history of great video editing tools, Apple’s iMovie gives you more flexibility than ever before. With a new design and improved workflow, iMovie allows you to easily create HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. This hands-on workshop will explore iMovie’s entire editing process from beginning to end.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Hannah Lee

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Creative Photography I: Understanding Your Digital Camera

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Do you want to move beyond the “auto” feature of your digital camera to take more professional looking photos? In this workshop, we will explain how to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance to produce impressive results no matter what camera you are using. Even if you have a point-and-shoot camera, you can learn how to use the camera’s auto settings to take better photos. 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.

You may also be interested in these workshops in the Creative Photography series:

'Creative Photography II: Basics of Composition' offered on Tuesday, March 8, 2016; 2-4 pm

'Creative Photography III: Adobe Photoshop: The Basics' offered on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Hannah Lee

To register, please click on the date below:

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].

You may also be interested in these RefWorks workshops:

'RefWorks: Beyond the Basics' offered on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

'Introduction to the New and Improved RefWorks' offered on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

'Introduction to the New and Improved RefWorks' offered on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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: 116A

Presented by: Dianna McKellar

To register, please click on the date below:

Starting Research with PolicyMap

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Are you interested in demographic trends but aren’t sure about investing the time needed to learn ArcGIS? PolicyMap is a cloud based data and mapping platform that facilitates the analyses of large amounts of data and quickly displays it in maps, tables, charts and reports. Choose from among 15,000 indicators related to demographics, income and spending, housing, lending, quality of life, economy, education, health, jobs, crime, and education and apply them across a wide range of geographies. Learn to map places that match two or three criteria of data on a single map, or use the “Data Loader” to upload your own data points and geocode U.S. addresses.

You may also be interested in these additional related workshops:

'Data Visualization with Adobe Illustrator' offered on Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 7-9 pm

'Introduction to Research Data Management' offered on Thursday, March 3, 2016; 10-11:30 am

'Getting Started with ArcGIS Online' offered on Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 2:30-4:25 pm

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room A

Presented by: John Stevenson

To register, please click on the date below:

Introduction to Research Data Management

Do you manage research data here at UD? Do you need a data management plan? This workshop is designed to help researchers understand the general benefits for and basic strategies to manage, share and preserve research data; understand what is required to write management plans for funding agencies (e.g. NSF, NEH and NIH); and learn about available resources and tools, including the DMPTool. The University of Delaware Research Office and the Library are co-sponsoring this workshop.

'Data Visualization with Adobe Illustrator' offered on Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 7-9 pm

'Starting Research with PolicyMap' offered on Wednesday, March 2, 2016; 2:30-4:25 pm

'Getting Started with ArcGIS Online' offered on Wednesday, March 23, 2016; 2:30-4:25 pm

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

The workshop is available at no charge and 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: 114

Presented by: Deb Morley, Tom Melvin and Anita Schwartz

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Creative Photography II: Basics of Composition

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Photography is an art as well as a science. Building on the concepts from the “Understanding Your Camera workshop,” learn the basics of composition to take your photos to the next level. Bring your personal digital camera and walking shoes, as there will be plenty of opportunity to have hands-on practice to apply the concepts from this session.

You may also be interested in additional workshops in the Creative Photography series:

'Creative Photography I: Understanding Your Digital Camera' offered on Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 2-3:30 pm

'Creative Photography III: Adobe Photoshop: The Basics' offered on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Hannah Lee

To register, please click on the date below:

RefWorks: Beyond the Basics

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This workshop introduces the advanced functions of RefWorks. RefWorks is a web-based tool that allows you to organize and manage the information for your research. Using RefWorks you can export references from databases and generate bibliographies or reference lists. In combination with Microsoft Word you can insert in-text citations and create bibliographies or reference lists.

Previous attendance at an “Introduction to RefWorks” workshop is highly recommended.

You may also be interested in these additional RefWorks workshops:

'Introduction to RefWorks' offered on Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 2-3:30 pm

'Introduction to the New and Improved RefWorks' offered on Tuesday, May 3, 2016; 10-11:30 am

'Introduction to the New and Improved RefWorks' offered on Wednesday, May 11, 2016; 10-11:30 am

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: 116A

Presented by: William Simpson

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Finding Multimedia Content Online

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Presenting on a topic and need multimedia that doesn’t look canned? This workshop will teach participants how to search online for high quality photos, music, and videos to use in their multimedia projects and assignments. Many resources and tools will be explored. Participants will also leave the workshop with a better understanding of “fair use” and Creative Commons licensing of media on the web.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: John Stevenson

To register, please click on the date below:

Final Cut Pro X: The Basics

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Final Cut Pro X is the a radical re-design of Apple’s revolutionary professional video editing software. It replaces Final Cut Pro 7 on all Macs in the Student Multimedia Design Center. Final Cut Pro X is a great next step for those who have used iMovie, but want more power, control and advanced features. You can even send your existing iMovie projects to Final Cut Pro X and continue working on them with many added features. In this workshop, you will learn all the basics from Nico Carver, an Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro X.

Familiarity with iMovie or other basic video editor is recommended.

This workshop is also offered on Tuesday, March 15, 2016; 2-4 pm

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

To register, please click on the date below:

Creative Photography III: Adobe Photoshop: The Basics

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Adobe Photoshop is the Swiss army knife of multimedia applications. It is useful for a number of projects such as animation, photo editing, graphic design, web design, poster design, and much more. This workshop is for those with little or no experience with Photoshop who want to learn the basics. The workshop will cover how to: crop, resize, and combine images; use layers and layer masks; adjust curves, saturation, and color; and export for the web or print.

You may also be interested in these workshops in the Creative Photography series:

'Creative Photography I: Understanding Your Digital Camera' offered on Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 2-3:30 pm

'Creative Photography II: Basics of Composition' offered on Tuesday, March 8, 2016; 2-4 pm

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

To register, please click on the date below:

Getting Started with ArcGIS Online

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Trying to get 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.

You may also be interested in registering for:

'Data Visualization with Adobe Illustrator' offered on Tuesday, February 23, 2016; 7-9 pm

'Starting Research with PolicyMap' offered on Wednesday, March 2, 2016; 2:30-4:25 pm

'Introduction to Research Data Management' offered on Thursday, March 3, 2016; 10-11:30 am

University of Delaware IT Research Computing and the Library are co-sponsoring this workshop. Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room A

Presented by: John Stevenson and Olena Smith

To register, please click on the date below:

Grants for Nonprofit Organizations

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Grants for Nonprofit Organizations 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: 114

Presented by: Carol Rudisell & Michael Gutiérrez, Ed.D.

To register, please click on the date below:

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

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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.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

To register, please click on the date below:

Introduction to Animation

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This workshop will introduce participants to a few different animation techniques including stop-motion, rotoscoping, and basic computer animation (keyframes). We will be using cameras, tripods, and the software Adobe After Effects, but no previous experience is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring a small toy or personal effect that they can use to make their stop-motion film.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: Student Multimedia Design Center Room B

Presented by: Nico Carver

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Using Rare Books and Manuscripts in Special Collections

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This workshop will present Special Collections holdings that are available for research, instruction, or personal study. Participants will have a chance to see and examine rare books and manuscript items that represent the collection's overall strengths in the history of science and technology, graphic arts, horticulture, literature, history, Delawareana, and other areas. The workshop will also include tips on searching for and accessing print and digital materials.

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Curtis Small

To register, please click on the date below:

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

Location: 114

Presented by: Carol Rudisell, Michael Gutiérrez, Ed.D. & Leigh Botner, Research Development Director, Research Off

To register, please click on the date below:

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 and city directories. Ancestry Library Edition is available from the Library Databases page [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/ancestry.html].

You may also be interested in

'Locating Historical Ship Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records' offered on Thursday, May 19, 2016; 10 am - 12 pm

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. UD students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Linda Stein & Rebecca Knight

To register, please click on the date below:

Introduction to the New and Improved 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. A new and improved version of RefWorks will be released in 2016. In this workshop the new interface and capabilities of RefWorks will be explained. Topics covered include setting up an account, understanding the user interface for RefWorks, 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: 116A

Presented by: Dianna McKellar

To register, please click on the date below:

Locating Historical Ship Passenger Lists and Naturalization Records

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U.S. ship passenger lists and manifests, oaths of allegiance, and naturalization records have become increasingly important sources of data for historians, biographers, genealogists, and students interested in American studies. Discover how to find information about immigrant arrivals in the United States using the Ancestry Library Edition database and other online resources. Ancestry Library Edition is available from the Library Databases page [http://www2.lib.udel.edu/database/ancestry.html].

You may also be interested in attending:

'Genealogy for Beginners' on Thursday, April 21, 2016; 10 am - 12 pm

Please note that entrance turnstiles were installed in the library in January. Members of the public should proceed to the new Welcome Desk to sign in and show photo ID. Ud students, faculty, and staff will tap their University of Delaware ONEcards at the turnstiles to enter.

Location: 116A

Presented by: Linda Stein & Rebecca Knight

To register, please click on the date below:

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