News and Events

Recent news and upcoming events at Tisch Library.

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This exhibit is the first of a new series entitled What our Faculty are Reading – where we will feature books that Tufts faculty have enjoyed. This month, we are highlighting a fascinating read from the table of Dr. Michael Reed (Professor of Biology) entitled ... more

We are putting the required textbooks for the following courses on reserve in Tisch for Spring 2019:

  • ARB-0002: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic
  • BIO-0014: Organisms & populations w/lab
  • CH-0001: Intro to Community Health
  • CH-0030: Community... more

When we asked students about what we could do to improve the textbook pilot, the answer was a resounding "more."  More titles for more courses, more copies of books.  We are working on it.  In the mean time, we are processing the required textbooks for the following courses on reserve:

On January 1 of this year, works of art, literature, music, film, and more fell into the public domain in the United States for the first time since 1998. Works in the public domain are no longer copyrighted... more

This fall, Tisch Library is serving as the 11th host of the mosaic installation Victorious Secret: Noticing Elite Sports for Women, 300 A.D., created in 2012-2013 by artist Angela Lorenz. In conjuction with the exhibit,Tisch & the SMFA are hosting a panel discussion featuring Lorenz... more

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

In today’s day in age, static paper maps can only get you so far. Online web-maps allow viewers to engage with spatial data in an interactive manner, allowing for more in depth analysis and... More about Intro to Web-Mapping Using ArcGIS Online

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

So you found a dataset, but it doesn’t quite work for you; now what? Never fear! We have lots of tips and tricks that you can use to clean up a messy data set, adjust the data to line up with what... More about Working with Messy Data in OpenRefine

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Wouldn’t it be great if ArcMap was less expensive, open source, and more versatile? Never fear, QGIS is here! QGIS is a free, open-source software... More about An Intro to GIS using QGIS

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

In this workshop you will learn recording tools and strategies to build a short project through exploratory listening. We will use GarageBand but skills are translatable to software such as... More about Thinking through Sound: Sound Recording and Editing

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Join Digital Collection and Archives (DCA) staff to learn how to use a tool developed by Stanford, ePADD, to easily conduct... More about ePADD Workshop: Email Archives - Yours and Mine

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Description Pending

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Interested in exploring an online tool for simple, collaborative scientific and technical writing? Learn how to use Overleaf to make the process of writing, collaborating, and publishing... More about Beyond Google Docs: Collaborative LaTeX Writing in Overleaf

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Are you planning to incorporate images, text, data, or other material created by someone else into a project, and wondering what’s allowed? Are you interested in learning more about your rights to... More about Can I use this stuff? Rights and licensing for digital projects

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Creating a website to showcase your research interests and outputs is one of the most powerful ways you can establish yourself in your field. During this workshop, you will become familiar with... More about Marketing Your Scholarship with GitHub Pages

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

GPS is changing the way users collect and manage geographic data. From handheld units to smart phones, GPS units make it extremely convenient to record locations in the field while simultaneously... More about Field Data Collection using GPS Handheld Units

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Interested in learning the basics of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), but couldn’t get into the class? Come join us for a quick workshop and learn the basics of adding and symbologizing data... More about Intro to GIS using ArcMap

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Designed to replace paper notebooks, a LabArchives Digital Notebook can be used to document ideas, notes, research, experiments, and procedures. They are designed for intuitive use, ease of search... More about An Intro to LabArchives Digital Research Notebook

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

In this workshop, we will explore advance sharing with group management and widgets to create customized forms for data entry. Focused items are creation of research group specific forms and... More about LabArchives Advanced Workshop

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Charts, graphs, maps, and infographics are a great way to communicate research, but not all visualizations are created equal. In this workshop we will talk about the ways that you can create... More about Data Visualization & Tableau

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This is designed to be an introductory level workshop on Basic Linux (the command line environment and some useful commands).

**Required** This is a hands-on workshop and we will be using... More about Introduction to Basic Linux Workshop

Friday, March 29, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Just when you finally get ArcMap down, they develop a new platform for ArcGIS! A new ribbon based and map centric product, ArcGIS Pro has all the tools you’ve come to know and love, plus it’s... More about ArcGIS Pro: The New and Improved ArcMap

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

This is a two day workshop that will run both Monday, April 1 AND Tuesday, April 2 from 9 am - 12 pm. Please bring your own computer.

High throughput RNA sequencing allows genome-wide... More about Bioinformatics for RNA-Seq - 2 Day Workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

This is a hands-on workshop designed to get you started analyzing data using Python and Jupyter Notebooks. We will provide a whirlwind overview of what Python is (and isn't) and why you might want... More about An Intro to Python and Jupyter Notebooks for Data Analysis

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This workshop is a breif introduction of the structure of the Tufts HPC cluster, as well as the basic usage of it's scheduler "SLURM". 

**Required** This is a hands-on workshop and we will... More about Introduction to Tufts HPC Cluster Workshop

Friday, April 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Charts, graphs, maps, and infographics are a great way to communicate research, but not all visualizations are created equal. In this workshop we will talk about the ways that you can create... More about Data Visualization & Tableau

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Description Pending

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

In this workshop you will learn editing tools and strategies using found media with the aim of understanding different ways one could approach the footage. We will cover media management, starting... More about Making Meaning: Video Editing in Adobe Premiere

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This is designed to be an introductory level workshop on Basic Linux (the command line environment and some useful commands).

**Required** This is a hands-on workshop and we will be using... More about Introduction to Basic Linux Workshop

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

 Description Pending

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Data is an essential part of your research, but keeping track of it can be tricky and data management plans are an increasingly important component of project planning. In this workshop we will... More about Research Data Management

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

An interactive session on elements and principles of poster design. While these principles are applicable regardless of what software you design in (or even non-digital design), we’ll make use of... More about Principles of Poster Design

Thursday, April 18, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

This workshop is a breif introduction of the structure of the Tufts HPC cluster, as well as the basic usage of it's scheduler "SLURM". 

**Required** This is a hands-on workshop and we will... More about Introduction to Tufts HPC Cluster Workshop

Friday, April 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Sick of using only PowerPoint to make presentations? Esri Story Maps are web applications that let authors combine... More about StoryMaps: Not Your Average Presentation