Upcoming Events

Winter 2022 Workshops

  • Getting Started With...Creating a Personal Website + Blog--the Free and Easy Way--Using Jekyll Themes and GitHub Pages
    Jekyll and Github logos

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday, January 14, 2022

    Ever wanted your own website and / or blog at no cost and no stress? Then please attend this hands-on workshop for students, faculty, and staff, which will walk you through how + why to set up a personal site / blog using Jekyll Themes and GitHub Pages, two prominent tools for free and easy web development exemplified here: Francesca Giannetti, Paige Morgan, & Amanda Visconti.

    Through this workshop, you’ll learn what Jekyll sites are; why they may be preferable to typical site builders, such as WordPress and SquareSpace; and most of all, how to create your Jekyll site + blog, so that you’ll leave the workshop with your very own site on the web.

    This workshop is pitched at beginners--you do not need to know anything about web design, and there is no need for coding, using the command line, or downloading software--but it also can be valuable for those with any level of expertise.

    This workshop is also apt for those going on the job market (Seniors, this means you!) and / or interested in having their work reach a broader audience, as personal sites and blogs give you control over your digital identity while showcasing and sharing your accomplishments and ideas broadly.

    Registration Required: Sign Up Here!

    In Person / Remote: TBD (participants will be notified of the location in advance)

    Instructor: Adam Mazel, Digital Scholarship and Instruction Librarian

    Required:

    • Computer with Internet Access / Browser

    Recommended:

    • Headshot Photo (ideally 200 x 200 px and saved a .jpg)
    • Short Bio (for your About page)
  • Getting Started With...Sentiment Analysis
    sentiment analysis data visualization

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022

    Curious about how to trace trends in emotions across one text or 100,000? This hands-on workshop for students, faculty, and staff will show you how + why to do just that using two free and easy tools: Lexos, a web-based tool for computational text analysis, and Tableau Public, a tool for data visualization.

    Through this workshop, you’ll learn what sentiment analysis is and its various types and uses, the pros and cons of sentiment analysis, how to find data, and how to do a basic dictionary-based sentiment analysis + visualization.

    This workshop is pitched at beginners--you do not need to know coding / programming or the command line; all the tools are all drag-and-drop / point-and-click--but it also can be valuable for those with any level of expertise.

    This workshop is also apt for anyone interested in digital humanities, digital scholarship, and / or computational text analysis.

    Registration Required: Sign Up Here!

    In Person / Remote: TBD (participants will be notified of the location in advance)

    Instructor: Adam Mazel, Digital Scholarship and Instruction Librarian

    Required: