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Week of March 8th | Workshops & Events | Mina Rees Library

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Thank you;


Elvis Bakaitis

Interim Head of Reference


Exploring & Expanding Open Pedagogy

Tuesday March 9th @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm


How does open pedagogy intersect with frameworks of language, storytelling, translation, and linguistics? In this interactive session, we’ll discuss the work of three former Open Pedagogy Fellows – Inés Vañó Garcia, Tania Avilés, and Anthony Harb – as well as the practical steps towards converting a language-focused OER course. This event is supported by a Doctoral Curriculum Enhancement Grant through the Publics Lab, and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Integrating Scrivener and Zotero

Thursday March 11th @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


The multi-function sandbox Scrivener has almost everything — except a robust bibliographic toolset. Its somewhat clunky footnote and endnote mechanics don’t easily export or import the mountains of metadata you’ve accumulated. Bibliographic toolset Zotero is a dream for managing research and citations, but is there a way to get your Scrivener framework? Integrating the two programs isn’t a plug-and-play process, but it can be done, and it can save you time and frustration to know how to do it. We’ll go over Scrivener’s and Zotero’s approaches to notes and citations, and investigate the ways (there’s more than one!) that the two can work together.


Fake Journals and Conferences: What to Know about the Faux

Thursday March 11th @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


As a researcher, you are eager to publish your work in journals and present at conferences. But don’t let your eagerness allow you to be fooled by fake (often called “predatory”) journals or conferences. These low-quality outlets exist for the sole purpose of profit, not for the dissemination of peer-reviewed

research. Indeed, they frequently lie about their peer review practices and engage in other forms of deceit. Come learn how to spot these bad actors, and how to critically evaluate any journal or conference before submitting a paper or proposal.This workshop is part of the Scholarly Communication Essentials workshop series. It is geared toward the Graduate Center community but open to everyone at CUNY.


Data Management Plans for Grant Applications

March 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm


In this workshop we will cover: What is research data? Why share your data? How to write a data management plan for your grant proposal or paper. Data management plans are required in most grant applications these days: we’ll provide a DMP checklist and a good sample to learn from. This event is hosted by Stephen Zweibel, Digital Scholarship Librarian.


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