Faculty and staff are welcome to request library workshops and presentations by filling out the form on this page. A staff member will get in touch to discuss further details. Workshops may be taught virtually or in-person as we continue to assess COVID-19 circumstances.

Falvey’s experts are also available to meet with you individually. Use the Schedule a Research Appointment form to set up an individual training session or visit Find Your Subject Librarian to book a meeting with a librarian of your choice. Contact your subject librarian if you would like to schedule a course-integrated research workshops for your students.

Digital Scholarship Workshops

  • Bringing Historic Maps into GIS 
    Interacting with historical maps in their proper geographic space allows for a more accurate understanding of a particular location and the changes it has undergone over time. This workshop will provide you with the steps to align geographic data to a scanned historical map and create a georeferenced historical map. Participants will work with the open-source georeferencing tool, Map Warper and will learn how to load their georeferenced historic map into an online mapping platform like ArcGIS Online.

    Presenter: Erica Hayes
  • Data Visualization with Tableau
    What makes a good data visualization? In this session, we will discuss how to tell a compelling story using effective visual elements. We will also provide a gentle introduction to using Tableau Desktop Public, a free software that allows individuals to publish interactive data visualizations on the web.

    Presenter: Erica Hayes
  • Getting Started with Digital Exhibits in Omeka
    Omeka is an open-source web application used by archives, libraries, and museums all over the world to manage and describe digital images, audio files, videos, and texts to create attractive, customizable web exhibits and databases. In this introduction to Omeka, you’ll learn how to set up a free version of Omeka from Omeka.net to create your own digital archive of images and texts that meets scholarly metadata standards and creates a search-engine-optimized website. We’ll go over the difference between the hosted version of Omeka and the open-source server-side version of Omeka, and how to begin building a digital exhibit.

    Presenter: Erica Hayes
  • Photo Management with Tropy for Archival Researchers
    Is your photo collection disorganized? Are you a historian interested in archival research and need to find a way to make sense of all your digital photos? Tropy is a free, open-source desktop application designed to help researchers organize and describe the photos they take in archives in intuitive and useful ways. In this workshop, you will learn best practices for handling rare materials in the Special Collections reading room, how to use Tropy to group photos of research materials, annotate images, add metadata, export them to other applications, and easily search your own digital collections of photos.

    Presenter: Erica Hayes
  • Storytelling and GIS
    While maps have been around for centuries, the digital age has given them new meaning. GIS software offers users the potential to visualize analyze, and tell spatial stories. Learn more about GIS and the many online mapping platforms out there, including Esri Story Maps, Leaflet, Mapbox, and StoryMapJS.

    Presenter: Erica Hayes
  • Text Analysis 101
    Analyzing textual data with computational tools can aid in both reading and interpretation, allowing us to discover patterns and trends across large volumes of text. This workshop introduces entry-level text analysis and software for text and data mining like AntConc and Voyant tools.

    Presenter: Erica Hayes
  • What is Digital Scholarship? An Introduction to Digital Research and Methods
    Isn't all scholarship 'digital' these days? This discussion-based session will explore new and emerging characteristics of contemporary research practices that are sometimes referred to as "digital scholarship." Attendees will discuss how scholarly communities are constantly engaged with technology, and how digital scholarship is changing education and research.

    Presenter: Erica Hayes