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Library Instruction

The Lima Campus Library offers both individual and class-based instruction upon request.  We can work with your class to build the perfect session, whether that's a quick introduction to the library and its resources or a more in-depth tutorial preparing them for advanced research.

To schedule a meeting or find out more information, please contact Zach Walton, Reference Librarian, at walton.485@osu.edu or 567-242-7235.

Research Commons workshops

Workshop Title

Date

Time

CarmenConnect Link

Getting Where You Want to Be: Sharing Your Aspirations

Monday, January 14

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/advance-bertone

 

REDCap and Qualtrics: Are They Peas in a Pod or Apples and Oranges?

Wednesday, January 16

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/redcap-qualtrics0116

 

Introduction to Data Visualization

Thursday, January 31

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/dataviz0131

 

The Rise of Women in Academia: Personal and Scholarly Insights

Tuesday, February 5

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/advance-buchmann

REDCap Design Part 1

Monday, February 11

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/redcap-intro0211

 

Finding Funding: SPIN

Tuesday, February 19

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/funding-sp19

 

Grant Writing: An Introduction

Wednesday, February 27

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/grantwriting0227

 

Introduction to Data Visualization

Wednesday, March 20

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/dataviz0320

 

Making Your Science Accessible

Thursday, March 21

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/accessible-science0321

 

REDCap and Qualtrics: Are They Peas in a Pod or Apples and Oranges?

Tuesday, March 26

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/redcap-qualtrics0326

 

Grant Writing: An Introduction

Tuesday, April 2

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/grantwriting0402

 

Making Your Science Accessible

Tuesday, April 16

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/accessible-science0416

 

REDCap Design Part 1

Tuesday, May 7

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/redcap-intro0507

 

Making Your Science Accessible

Wednesday, May 29

2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

carmenconnect.osu.edu/accessible-science0529

 

 

Remote participants will need Adobe Flash player installed on their machine in order to join the CarmenConnect room.

 

Here are the event descriptions for each of the events listed above:

 

Getting Where you Want to Be: Sharing Your Aspirations (Lecture)

January 14, 4-5pm

 

Ohio State ADVANCE launches a new faculty research lecture series focusing on the research journey of Ohio State faculty. Each lecture will feature the research of an invited faculty speaker. Speakers will also share their own research journey as a way to highlight both the challenges and successes that are part of the research process.

This lecture is part of the Ohio State ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series. The mission of Ohio State ADVANCE is to increase the representation, advancement and recruitment of women faculty in the academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) careers, and contribute to the development and success of global research leaders.  

 

About the Speaker:

Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD is the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School. Dr. Bertone joined Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) faculty in 1990. Currently a professor in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, she also serves as director of the Comparative Orthopedics Research Laboratories, an interdisciplinary molecular medicine and tissue-engineering laboratory. In addition to lecturing and providing clinical training, she has mentored professional students, surgery residents and research fellows, such that the CVM honored her with the Charles C. Capen Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Education.

 

REDCap and Qualtrics: Are They Peas in a Pod or Apples and Oranges? (Presentation)

January 16, 2-3pm and March 26, 11am-12pm

 

This presentation session will provide information to OSU and OSUWMC faculty and staff on the two electronic data collection tools available on campus- REDCap and Qualtrics. The discussion and Q&A will cover:

  • Overview of each tool.
  • Compare/contrast features.
  • How to choose which one is right for your project.
  • How to get access and training.

 

Introduction to Data Visualization (Presentation)

January 31, 3-4pm and March 20, 5:30-6:30pm

 

Data visualization (or data viz for short) has rapidly developed into a huge area of interest for a broad group of users including researchers, businesses, and anyone looking to effectively communicate a large amount of information to a specific audience. If you have a research question that utilizes data, data visualization and its associated tools can help you analyze and make sense of the information you have gathered. In this presentation, participants will:

  • Be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn in this day and age.
  • Learn more about the types of data visualizations available to choose from and reasons for using specific types of visualizations.
  • Take a look at some resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them.
  • Explore some of the tools used to create data visualizations in a variety of fields.
  • Watch a video showcasing what a great visualization and presentation can look like.
  • Gain some useful tips on how to better design your next visualization.
  • Find out what the Ohio State University Libraries has to offer in terms of data visualization support.

 

The Rise of Women in Academia: Personal and Scholarly Insights (Lecture)

February 5, 4-5pm

 

Ohio State ADVANCE launches a new faculty research lecture series focusing on the research journey of Ohio State faculty. Each lecture will feature the research of an invited faculty speaker. Speakers will also share their own research journey as a way to highlight both the challenges and successes that are part of the research process.

This lecture is part of the Ohio State ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series. The mission of Ohio State ADVANCE is to increase the representation, advancement and recruitment of women faculty in the academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) careers, and contribute to the development and success of global research leaders.  

 

About the Speaker:

Claudia Buchmann is Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Department of Sociology at The Ohio State University. She is a leading scholar on women’s rising status in higher education. Her book The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What it Means for American Schools (2013) is a comprehensive study of gender differences in educational attainment and their sources. Buchmann’s influential scholarship has been published in many top journals and has received widespread attention from the academic community and the news media, including the New York TimesWashington PostLos Angeles Times and NPR. She is a member of the Sociological Research Association and a recipient of the Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellowship and the Otis Dudley Duncan Award for Outstanding Scholarship.  Her research has been funded by the Spencer Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon foundation and the National Institutes of Health.  She currently serves on the advisory board of the Wissenschaft Zentrum Berlin, Germany and has served as deputy editor of the American Sociological Review.  Buchmann received her BA from the University of Wisconsin and her PhD from Indiana University; she taught at Duke University before joining Ohio State in 2004.

 

REDCap Design Part 1 (Workshop)

February 11, 11am-12pm and May 7, 2-3pm

 

This level of training is appropriate for individuals who are using REDCap for the first time, or individuals who have very limited prior experience. This level of training will cover:

  • The REDCap system interface.
  • Overview of REDCap project types (Research, Operational, Quality).
  • Data classifications (PHI and NonPHI).
  • REDCap Shared Library.
  • Creating data collection instruments using the Online Designer.
  • Field types, Field labels, Matrix fields.
  • Variable names (and suggested naming conventions) and Validation.
  • Setting required fields and identifiers.
  • Adding field notes.
  • Testing Forms.
  • Distributing surveys (Public link, Automated Invitations, Participant List).

 

Finding Funding: SPIN (Workshop)

February 19, 11am-12pm

 

Want to learn strategies for finding funding opportunities and creating custom funding alerts relevant to your research? Join Jeff Agnoli from the Office of Research for this interactive workshop, where you will learn more about using the SPIN funding opportunities database and accessing other funding and grant writing resources available to researchers at Ohio State. 

 

Grant Writing: An Introduction (Workshop)

February 27, 10am-12pm and April 2, 2-4pm

 

We will address some of the similarities and differences between the funding processes for federal/state agencies and private foundations. Topics include:

  • Best practices for engaging with sponsors
  • Navigating the research administration/proposal development and submission process
  • Drafting a compelling narrative
  • Seeking funding; Including the SPIN Funding Opportunities system and other funding resources
  • Examples of writing that is both persuasive and clear

Presenters include:

Leanda Rix, Director, Foundation Relations
Jeff Agnoli, Office of Research

 

Making your Science Accessible (Workshop)

March 21, 2-3:30pm, April 16, 2-3:30pm, and May 29, 2-3:30pm

 

This introductory workshop is designed specifically for researchers, scientists, data analysts and others who want to share their research succinctly with their audiences. Topics included are:

  • Identifying the level of your audiences’ knowledge.
  • Building context.
  • Laddering complex ideas for clearer understanding.
  • Showcasing what is possible.

This event is sponsored by the University LibrariesOffice of ResearchDiscovery Themes, and the STEAM Factory.

The links will not be activated until we are closer to each event. Remote participants will need to have Adobe Flash Player installed on their computer to join the livestream. The event descriptions are below:

 

 

Open Educational Resources: OSU-Lima

Reserves & More

For closed reserves, please contact Kathy Stedke in the Lima Campus Library at stedke.1@osu.edu or 567-242-7220.

For help with open access publishing (journals, conference presentations, etc.) visit the University Libraries' Open Access page and OSU Open Access Monograph Initiative.

If you prefer to use the Thompson Library site, it can be found here.

Secured Media Library can be found here.

net.Tutor

Click here to access OSU Libraries' ebook Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research.

This book has videos and interactive tutorials were created to help students understand various elements of college-level research.  If you have students who are having trouble evaluating websites, citing resources, or even using Google properly, you'll find a resource here to help them.

Copyright Help

Have questions about copyright - what it is, what it means to you as an academic, and how to work with it?  For some answers to basic questions, you can click here to get answers from University Libraries Copyright Services, and it includes links to a number of other helpful resources on the web.

A CarmenCanvas Guide for Copyright can be found here.

 

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