Announcing a launch of new quarterly webinar series!-Save the Date, March 18, 2021

This event is the first quarterly event in a four-part series entitled “Connecting and collecting to empower.” The series will focus on libraries and library collections from different regions of the globe to highlight the collections, print, and electronic resources from often “forgotten” or “exoticized” parts of our world. No library is an island and as curators, we are often interconnected. It is a known fact that today academic libraries can no longer serve as an archive of all that was printed from a specific region. This series is geared towards students, faculty, and researchers, and the presenters in these webinars will be faculty, academic librarians, curators, researchers, and doctoral students. Each presenter will present how the library’s collections have aided them in their academic pursuits. What were some of the challenges they had to face when they were looking for specific resources and how and if the librarians helped them overcome them?

First Webinar:  The Other Asia: Central Asia and Library Collections (Spring 2021)

This 90 minutes webinar is dedicated to various library sources in Central Asia. Often, just like the Great Game in the 19th century, Central Asian Studies library collections are contested and relegated between the North American librarians for East European/ Eurasian Studies and Middle Eastern/ Near Eastern Studies. The US State Department, on the other hand, has attributed Central Asia alongside South Asia. Thus collecting Central Asian materials marks extensive collaboration among various librarians. The speakers at this webinar will speak to their efforts in collaborating to build a sustainable collection at their institutions. In this meeting, they will discuss some of the strategies they have used to develop research-level collections and collaborate with their colleagues in Central Asia. They will also focus on some open access resources.

This zoom event is free and open to all with prior registration here.

Thursday, March 18, 202111 am-12:30 PST/ 1 pm-2:30 EST

 

 


Professional Development: Data Visualization for All

Want to learn how to tell your story and show it with data? This data visualization course will teach you how to design interactive charts and customized maps to illustrate your work.

You’ll start off with easy-to-learn tools, then gradually work our way up to editing open-source code templates with GitHub. You’ll follow step-by-step tutorials with video screencasts, and share your work for feedback on the web. You’ll see real-world examples drawn from Trinity College students working with community organizations in the City of Hartford, Connecticut.

This course is suitable for non-profit organizations, small business owners, local governments, journalists, academics, or anyone who wants to tell their story and show the data. No prior experience is required.

Begins on: Feb 28
Length: 6 weeks
Time involved: 3 hours/week
Price: Free, with a Verified Certificate available for $49
Institution: Trinity college (Hartford, CT)

You can register online for this class here.


How to Get Published in Peer Reviewed Journals: A Webinar

Thinking of writing an article for a peer-reviewed journal? Want to learn effective strategies that will help you to get it published? Then this free webinar may be of interest to you!

Editors and directors from the Public Health Reports present this one-hour webinar to help public health practitioners at the state and local levels turn their work into manuscripts for publication. The speakers will discuss general strategy of what is needed to begin thinking about an article for peer-reviewed literature, how to structure it, how to plan it, how to execute it, and how to position it so that it will be attractive to journals and their peer reviewers.

When: Thursday, Feb 16
Time: 10-11 am Pacific time

You can RSVP online here.


Webinar Invitation: The British in India

painting of British troops in India Adam Matthew Digital is hosting a webinar on the British in India, featuring Dr. Kate Boehme, Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. Dr Boehme holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, for which her thesis analysed the development of Indian business networks in and around Bombay in the mid-nineteenth century. Her article “Smuggling India: Deconstructing Western India’s Illicit Export Trade, 1818-1870” was published in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society in June 2015.

They will be using rare primary sources to revisit Britain’s complex involvement in India, from their earliest presence as traders on the Indian subcontinent in the eighteenth century, through to their military governance in the years that followed.

The webinar will be offered twice on August 31, 2016: at 7 am PST and 12 pm PST.

Register at http://amdigital-news.co.uk/2D0N-V909-FS52Y-F6HPA-1/c.aspx


Webinar: Explore primary sources related to commerce and capitalism

The Library subscribes to many digital primary source databases provided by Adam Matthew Digital. The company is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, May 13, that will “provide researchers of consumer culture, trade and commerce, business, advertising, marketing and human geography with a detailed overview of “:

 Empire Online
 China, America and the Pacific
 American Consumer Culture
 Global Commodities

 The webinar will be offered at two times: 7am and 12pm.

Register