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Falvey Forum 2020 is a two-day, FULLY VIRTUAL conference dedicated to advanced research tips, techniques, and technologies. Drawn from Falvey Memorial Library's successful Brown Bag seminar series, the conference's six sessions cover a wide variety of research and library-oriented information that will invigorate and improve your research, inform new pedagogy, and encourage the integration of advanced academic research into your personal and professional lives.

TO REGISTER for sessions (outlined below) please complete the form located at:

Registration is free and open to all. 

Wednesday October 21st Sessions


Citation Wrangling  -- Presenters: Sarah Hughes
Serious research projects call for no-nonsense tools for taming citations. Learn how to use Zotero to save, organize, and share references. 


Data Visualization with Tableau -- Presenter: Erica Hayes 
This session will provide a gentle introduction to how to use Tableau Desktop Public, a free software that allows individuals to publish interactive data visualizations and graphs on the web.


Copyright and Publishing 101 -- Presenter: Sarah Wipperman 
Academia is full of copyright and publishing questions that are often difficult to answer: Can I use this image in my work? What can I do with my work once it's published? What does that agreement I signed actually say? Can I post my work on a certain website?

Thursday October 22nd Sessions


Beyond the Archive -- Presenter: Beaudry Allen 
The archive is not a passive, neutral institution, but an active ever-evolving site where social power and memory is negotiated, challenged, and confirmed. This session will explore the history of diversity and social justice on Villanova’s campus through material from the University Archives and illustrate how archival practices and bias shape memory.  Its is also an opportunity to learn how to do research in an archive.


Storytelling and GIS -- Presenter: Erica Hayes 
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. In this session, you will learn more about ArcGIS Online and Esri Story Maps, a web mapping application that allows you to combine GIS maps, text, images, and video to tell your own geographic story.

1:45- 3:00          

Sharing Your Work: Academic Social Networking Sites and Beyond -- Presenters: Sarah Wipperman & Dr. Janice Bially Mattern 
Social media sites like Twitter and other online platforms make sharing your work, networking, and raising your visibility easier than ever. But which sites and platforms are most effective? Is it worth the effort? Where should you start? Join Scholarly Communications Librarian, Sarah Wipperman, and Director of Villanova Institute for Research and Scholarship, Dr. Janice Bially Mattern, to learn the techniques and social norms of using these platforms to increase your visibility.