Open workshops on publishing for graduate students

The University Library is presenting a series of free workshops on publishing for graduate students.  Register for each workshop by clicking on the hot link of the title.

Tips on Publishing a Scholarly Book
Thursday, 2/6, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
This session, directed to graduate students and junior faculty in the social sciences and humanities, will discuss the process of publishing a scholarly book. Attendees will learn how to craft a book proposal, identify potential publishers, approach press editors, and benefit from peer review at a university press. Equally important, you will find out how to work with the publisher’s marketing team to promote book sales, compete for book prizes, and draw wide attention for their scholarship. Bring your questions–and get answers from two experienced publishing professionals!

Presenters:
Melody Herr, Senior Acquisitions Editor at the University of Michigan Press
Renée Tambeau, Director of Marketing and Outreach for Michigan Publishing and the Press.

Open Access Essentials
Tuesday, 2/18, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Want to make sure your published work reaches as many readers as possible? Interested in publishing in an open access journal, but aren’t able to pay a publication charge? Curious about why your funding agency is requiring you to share your research findings? This workshop will discuss the basics of open access and how the landscape of scholarly publishing is changing. Attendees will learn how to select appropriate publication venues, understand their rights as an author, and identify important trends in the larger publishing world that are relevant to their work.

Copyright and Your Dissertation
Wednesday, 3/12, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Copyright for the dissertation writer is not that scary, we promise! In this workshop we’ll cover data, images, and  reusing prior published articles in your dissertation.  We’ll also show you how to protect your copyright as an author and how to get permissions when necessary.  This session is specifically for those working on a dissertation or thesis.

Faculty Advice for New Academic Authors
Thursday, 3/13, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
A panel of faculty members from a range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences will discuss their experience as authors, editors, and reviewers in today’s academic publishing environment. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from faculty on topics such as:

    • how the peer review process works
    • what presses are looking for in book proposal
    • common methods for handling reviewer feedback
    • tips for successfully co-authoring materials
    • advice for fitting writing into a busy schedule
    • and much more!

Free workshop: EndNote Basic A Collaborative Tool for EndNote Users

If you’d like to know more about EndNote Basic, the free, web-based version of the desktop EndNote program that promotes collaboration among EndNote users, come to this workshop from the Taubman Health Sciences Library.

Find more free workshops from the University Library here:  https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/upcoming

Free workshop: EndNote Basic A Collaborative Tool for EndNote Users

If you’d like to know more about EndNote Basic, the free, web-based version of the desktop EndNote program that promotes collaboration among EndNote users, come to this workshop from the Taubman Health Sciences Library.

Find more free workshops from the University Library here:  https://ttc.iss.lsa.umich.edu/ttc/sessions/upcoming

Free workshops for graduate students

The University Library has created a set of free workshops, aimed primarily at graduate students.  Register by clicking the link for each workshop.

  • Open Access Essentials Monday, 10/21, 10:00 am-11:00 am   Open educational resources, open data, MOOCs and more. What does Open Access mean for academics and how does copyright relate? We’ll talk about sharing works and protecting rights, what it means for reusing other people’s work, and using Creative Commons licenses to encourage the reuse of your own work.
  •  Introduction to Publishing in the Humanities Thursday, 10/24, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm  While each discipline is unique, publishing in the humanities does have a common set of conventions and expectations. Designed for graduate students in any area of the humanities, this workshop will provide an overview of the publishing process for both books and journal articles, including how to select publication venues, what to expect as an author, and time for Q&A.
  •  Introduction to Publishing in the Sciences Wednesday, 10/30, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm  Publishing scientific journal articles is a complex and sometimes mysterious process. Designed for graduate students in the sciences, this workshop will provide an overview of the publication process, including how to select a target journal, how to write a cover letter and respond to peer reviewers, how to handle the intellectual property and ethics issues, how to measure the impact of your work, and what to do with the data underlying your journal article.
  •  Beyond Blogging: WordPress.com for Professional Portfolios Friday, 11/8, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm  Going on the job market? Learn how to build a professional and eye-catching portfolio by tweaking the free blog publishing platform WordPress. We’ll cover how to choose and customize a theme; add multimedia files and organize pages; and create static content. We’ll also talk about best practices and ideas for professional portfolio content. This workshop is suitable for PC or Mac users. You don’t need to know HTML or CSS for this workshop, but a basic understanding of web publishing is helpful. This workshop will only cover the wordpress.com version of WordPress.
  •  Introduction to Publishing in the Social Sciences Wednesday, 11/13, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm  While each discipline is unique, publishing in the social sciences does have a common set of conventions and expectations. Designed for graduate students in any area of the social sciences, this workshop will provide an overview of the publishing process, how to select publication venues (including journals, working papers, and conference proceedings), how to respond to reviewers, and what to expect as an author.
  •  Copyright and Your Dissertation Tuesday, 11/19, 11:00 am-12:00 pm  Copyright for the dissertation writer is not that scary, we promise! In this workshop we’ll cover data, images, and reusing prior published articles in your dissertation. We’ll also show you how to protect your copyright as an author and how to get permissions when necessary. This session is specifically for students working on a dissertation or thesis.

Webinar – EHRs and Health Information Exchange In the Safety Net

From the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ):

Join the Health Resources and Services Administration on Friday, April 26, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST for a free Webinar on how safety net providers are achieving the exchange of information from electronic health records (EHRs). The expert panel will include Katherine Koch, Anuj Desai, Rachel Williams, and Chris Scarboro, who will present their insights on achieving electronic data exchange as required under meaningful use stage 2 attestation criteria.   Issues to be discussed include how providers can access and utilize State and local health information exchange (HIE) networks and how providers can overcome technical barriers to achieve HIE and interoperability.

Register at https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=gzfqauomuxk8.

Conference on health disparities research

An AHRQ-sponsored national conference, to be held April 25-26 in Washington, D.C., will bring together researchers, advocates, and policymakers to share information and discuss racial, ethnic, and disability-related disparities. Attendees will learn about barriers to health care and health promotion for people with disabilities in underserved racial and ethnic groups, share research work on the intersection of racial/ethnic disparities and disabilities, and discuss priorities for future research and action. The conference is sponsored by AHRQ, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities, and the Special Hope Foundation.

Register for the conference here.

HCUP hands-on workshop for data users

Sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the free workshop is a one-day course for health services researchers on using HCUP databases and software tools. It is oriented toward intermediate-level data users and/or people who are already familiar with HCUP or other large administrative databases. Computers will be provided and instructor-led programming examples will be presented in SAS. There will be a specific focus on conducting revisit analyses using HCUP. It is highly recommended that attendees review the HCUP Online Overview Course prior to the workshop.

  • Date:  May 8, 2013
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Location:   AHRQ Conference Center in Rockville, MD

Registration will open March 20.  check the HCUP User Support Website  under What’s New and the HCUP Calendar – Events for registratioin information after that date.

Data visualization and GIS workshops from the Clark Library

The Clark Library, which includes Spatial and Numeric Data Services (SAND), announces a new series of workshops for the winter term.

Register for all workshops and find more information about SAND and the workshops here.

Workshop: Gene set enrichment & mapping tools

Do you work with large gene sets? Are you looking for a gene set enrichment testing tool? Are you looking for a tool to help you explore and visualize relationships between gene sets?  If so, come to this workshop on ConceptGen (a gene set enrichment and concept mapping tool) and LRpath (a gene set enrichment testing tool).

  • Date:  Monday, December 3
  • Time:  10:00-11:00am
  • Location:  Taubman Learning Center, 2802 Med Sci 2

For more information and to register, click here.