Workshops and Training


C-EBLIP Code Club - Why should librarians learn to write code?
March 17, 12:00-1:00
Murray 154

Understanding the basics of writing computer code is a valuable skill for librarians that we can use in our daily practice and in our research. The Centre for Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is presenting Code Club for Librarians, an informal group that will meet to learn how to code and talk about ways we can use our new skills. At this introductory session we will talk about the current literature and thinking in the library community about writing code and some of the ways that those skills are being used in academic libraries. We will also discuss the direction for the Code Club and some possible next steps.

No prior experience with writing code is expected! We will be starting from the beginning, so if you are interested in learning to code but have not had the chance then this is the group for you!


Demystifying Research Data: An Introductory Session for Librarians as Researchers
with Kristin Bogdan (Sessions slides are available here.)

Data has always been a part of research, but a new focus on open data and research reproducibility means that more emphasis is placed on data management and sharing. In this session we will use the Research Data Lifecycle as a framework to talk about how librarians can consume, create, use, and deposit their research data. This discussion will lead into another session in March where we will discuss the default questions on the DMP Assistant, the new CARL tool to help researchers create data management plans, and rewrite them for C-EBLIP.

Tuesday, February 23, 2:00-3:00pm
Murray Rm 154

An Introduction to Evidence Based Library and Information Practice
Evidence based library and information practice (EBLIP) is a way to inform practice and improve decision making. The process involves finding the best available evidence from research and elsewhere and combining it with professional knowledge and expertise as well as user needs and preference.
Learn about EBLIP and how it can be incorporated into your own work.
Wednesday May 7, 2014
Murray, G3
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Thursday May 8, 2014
Murray, 102
10:00am – 11:00am
An Introduction to Critical Appraisal

Critical appraisal is the process of systematically examining research evidence to assess its validity, reliability, relevance, and applicability. Critical appraisal is not only an essential part of evidence based library and information practice, but also a handy skill to have when it comes to peer reviewing papers, writing a literature review, or even just reading a research paper.

Join Virginia Wilson for An Introduction to Critical Appraisal:

Wednesday, February 26, 10:00am-11:30am in Murray 630.26
Tuesday, March 4, 2:00pm-3:30pm in Murray 154

NVivo Training – Nov. 26 and Dec. 16, 2013

-training provided by the Social Sciences Research Laboratory