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Library Events for Faculty and Graduate Students

Information and links to resources for events offered to faculty and graduate students

Spring 2016

April 14, 9:00-12:15

9:00 - 9:50 (choose one)

Going Global: Sources & Strategies for Investigating Countries, Industries, & Companies
Classroom A, Linda Lowry (Business & Economics Liaison Librarian)
Description: Explore the globe without a passport, and gather intelligence on countries, markets, industries, or companies using a core set of Library Databases and free research portals. No business background is required!  Whether you are planning a trip overseas, welcoming visitors from afar, or simply curious about the world, this interactive workshop is for you.

"But what does it mean for me?": Copyright, Fair Dealing, and Your Course Readings [slides]
Classroom B
, Monica Rettig (Head, Access Services) & Jordan Snel (Legal Advisor, Research and Copyright)
This presentation will give faculty a brief overview of their copyright rights and responsibilities, and also focus on new support services to be put in place as Brock transitions from its Access Copyright license to a fair dealing regime.

10:00 - 10:40 (choose one)

Opening Your Research to the World: Library Services Supporting Open Access
Classroom A, John Dingle (Digital Services Librarian) & Elizabeth Yates (Acting Head, Liaison/Scholarly Communications Librarian

The new Tri-Agency Open Access Policy on Publications signals that Canada is embracing open research as a default position. This workshop will explore the rewards and challenges of open access publishing and highlight Library programs supporting Brock researchers, including the Brock Digital Repository. Depositing your work in an open access repository not only ensures that you are in compliance with funder requirements, but makes your research available to the widest audience possible. This workshop will include a guided tour of Brock’s own digital repository, demonstrating the deposit process, usage tracking features, and how the repository makes your work more findable to Google and Google Scholar. We’ll close with a hands-on session where participants will have the opportunity to deposit some of their own work in the repository, with library staff on hand to provide assistance and respond to any questions. The session will be BYOA – bring your own articles to deposit. Personal electronic copies in PDF format are best (eg. on a USB stick).

Location, location, location!!!‚Äč: Mapping Data
Classroom B
, Colleen Beard (Head, Maps, Data & GIS), Sharon Janzen, Heather Whipple

It’s true when they say - A picture is worth a thousand words! Enhancing location data using mapping techniques is illustrated in this overview of data access and mapping tools that highlights Environics Business data (Business Analyst Online), spatial, and open data using lots of visual examples. Learn how to enrich your research data and also bring an element of experiential learning into the classroom, fulfilling UDLES and GDLES of outcomes!


Break: Coffee, tea & treats
TH 253/E-classroom

11:00 - 12:15

TH 253/E-classroom

Welcome: Jonathan Younker, Interim University Librarian

Panel Discussion: Teaching with Data
Jeff Boggs (Geography), Karen Smith (CPCF), Julie Stevens (Sport Mgmt), Tony Ward (Economics)
Big data, open data, data scientist, data visualization: As buzzwords about data proliferate and more and more information is seasoned with infographics and tables, we all need the ability to decipher, evaluate, interpret, and present different kinds of data and data representations. Join a conversation with faculty who are bringing data literacy into the curriculum with assignments and projects that ask students to apply critical thinking and analysis to their understanding of the stories data may tell. Data isn’t always numerical, and you don’t have to be a statistician or teach quantitative methods to incorporate data in your courses.