R Café Summer Gatherings

Friday, July 15, 2022 - 17:57

Take a break from the summer heat and meet other R users at UMass Chan at these two upcoming R Café Gatherings!

During these gatherings, there will be presentations on specific R libraries, tools, and concepts and time to work on your own projects and ask questions of the group. No prior experience with R required.

The next R Café gathering will take place on July 21 at 3-4pm on Zoom. Registration is now open. The agenda is:

Excel Workshop: You've got the data, now what?

Friday, July 8, 2022 - 14:39

During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn tips and tricks for creating effective charts in Excel. The workshop will cover best practices for chart layout, color choices, labeling, visualizing data responsibly, and more. All experience levels with Excel are welcome.

For more information, please contact Sally Gore or Tess Grynoch, the instructors for the course.

Workshop registration

Finding Data: A Workshop

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 16:51

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 from 1-2pm on Zoom.

Looking for data for your next project? This workshop will cover strategies for finding data, some of the challenges for finding and accessing data, and how to approach those challenges.

For more information, please contact the instructor, Tess Grynoch, a Research Data & Scholarly Communications Librarian in the Lamar Soutter Library.

Workshop registration

Love Data Week/Research Data Management 101: Elements of a Data Management and Sharing Plan

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 12:22

Are you ready for Love Data Week (February 14 – 18)? Join us in the Lamar Soutter Library for some opportunities to love your data! 

What is Love Data Week? It’s an international celebration of research data, designed to build awareness of the importance of data management, sharing, reuse, and preservation. Love Data Week 2022 is sponsored by ICPSR, with the theme “Data is for everyone”.  

Perfecting your Biosketch: A SciENcv Workshop

Thursday, November 4, 2021 - 14:05

Are you preparing to apply for a fellowship or your first R01? Are you maybe procrastinating on your writing your Personal Statement? Have you heard about the changes to the NIH Biosketch format?

Join us at 12:30pm on November 10, 2021 for our hourlong "Perfecting your Biosketch" workshop to learn about the basics of creating a Biosketch (including the Personal Statement), the use of the NCBI tools My Bibliography and SciENcv, and the formatting changes that have recently gone into effect.

Registration is now open!

There’s a Librarian for That? How the Library Can Support Your Research

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 11:06

Need to know if you can post a copy of your article on your personal website? There’s a librarian for that. Need to share your data to fulfill funding requirements? There’s a librarian for that. Need to get access to an article behind a paywall? There’s a librarian for that. Thinking about writing a systematic review but don’t know how to start your search? Yup, there’s a librarian for that, too. 

Join us on Wednesday October 13 at 12:00pm for a 30 minute overview to learn about all the research resources and services the Lamar Soutter Library provides.