Spring 2015 AOK Library & Gallery Workshops

12662631454_73fd5871b4_zAnnouncing the Spring 2015 AOK Library & Gallery Workshops

Streaming Video @ AOK Library
Wednesday, February 25, 12-1 PM, LIB 259

Did you know that the AOK Library now provides access to over 4,000 academic streaming video titles? Learn how to find videos, create playlists and video clips. We will also cover how to provide access to these resources through Blackboard. This session will be geared toward faculty and staff but students are welcome.
Register online at http://umbc.libcal.com/event.php?id=912049

Zotero Workshop
Thursday, March 5, 12-1 PM, LIB 259

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Open to all faculty, staff and students.
Register online at http://umbc.libcal.com/event.php?id=913877

How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search
Thursday, March 12, 12-1 PM, LIB 259

A step-by-step strategy on how to complete a preliminary U.S. patent search using freely available tools.
Register online at http://umbc.libcal.com/event.php?id=913878

Creating an Academic Research Poster Using PowerPoint
Thursday, March 19, 12-1 PM, LIB 259

Learn how to design your own large format poster using PowerPoint.
Register online at http://umbc.libcal.com/event.php?id=913882

EndNote Basic Workshop
Monday, March 23, 12-1 PM, LIB 259

Learn how to utilize the full range of features included in the web-accessible citation manager. This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up an account, importing and transferring references, sharing references, and accessing your references in Microsoft Word.
Register online at http://umbc.libcal.com/event.php?id=913845

Streaming Video @ AOK Library
Wednesday, March 25, 12-1 PM, LIB 259

Did you know that the AOK Library now provides access to over 4,000 academic streaming video titles? Learn how to find videos, create playlists and video clips. We will also discuss tips for using videos in presentations and research. This session will be geared towards students but all are welcome to attend.
Register online at http://umbc.libcal.com/event.php?id=912051

EndNote Basic Workshop for Students
Monday, March 30, 12-1 PM, LIB 259

Learn how to utilize the full range of features included in the web-accessible citation manager. This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up an account, importing and transferring references, sharing references, and accessing your references in Microsoft Word. This workshop is designed for students new to citation management tools.
Register online at http://umbc.libcal.com/event.php?id=913844

Dr. Tom Cronin Presents “Visual Ecology: The Unexpected Abilities of Animal Eyes” (3/9)

croninMonday, March 9, 2015, 4 p.m.: “Visual Ecology: The Unexpected Abilities of Animal Eyes,” a presentation by Dr. Tom Cronin in the Library Gallery

Humans are visual creatures. We’re also introspective and curious, a combination that makes us all by nature amateur visual ecologists (even if we don’t know it, or even what it means!) Since vision dominates how we experience our world, we naturally wonder how other animals see their own worlds. When a cat is entranced by images of fish on a television screen, does it see colors? Does it think they are real fish? What is it experiencing? When a wasp flies up and stares us in the face, just what is it seeing? These questions have probably been asked for as long as our species have been around.

Professor Cronin’s studies of vision have included animals ranging from the tiny plankton, through many marine creatures, to whooping cranes and even whales. In his talk, he will focus mainly on his favorite animals of all, the fearsome “mantis shrimps,” known for their abilities to break aquarium walls and impale human flesh. Their eyes are some of the strangest in nature, seeing things that humans can only duplicate with high-tech imagery.

• A reception, sponsored by the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, will follow the program.
• Co-Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & Gallery and the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

For more information on this event and other Friends of the Library & Gallery events, click here.