News and Events

Recent news and upcoming events at Tisch Library.


7:45am - 1:00am


The following courses are part of the Tisch textbook program for Spring 2020:

  • BIO-0014 - Organisms & Populations w/lab
  • BIO-0041 - General Genetics
  • BIO-0046 - Cell Biology
  • CH-0001 - Intro to Community Health
  • CH-0002 - Health Care... more

We're looking for an experienced reference librarian to provide reference services during the Spring 2020 semester. This position provides reference services to students, faculty, and staff in one-on-one and small groups in person and online. 

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The Tufts University Libraries affirmatively endorse the MIT Framework for Publisher Contracts to guide negotiations with scholarly publishers. The framework outlines principles that align with our goal of... more

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

  • ARB-0001: Elementary Modern Standard Arabic
  • BIO-0013: Organisms & populations w/lab
  • CH-0001: Intro to Community Health
  • ... more

Upcoming Events

Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Interested in getting started with data analysis, coding, or just want to get more comfortable with your computer? Join us for a gentle introduction to the tools available for different tasks you... More about You Probably Won’t Break It – A Gentle Overview of Data & Programming 

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This workshop is designed to get you started with the statistical programming language R. We provide an overview of the R language along with the RStudio interface. During the session, we will... More about A Gentle Introduction to R

Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This is a hands-on workshop designed to get you started with the programming language Python and the Jupyer Notebook environment. We will provide a whirlwind overview of what Python is, why you... More about A Gentle Introduction to Python

Friday, February 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Come learn about efficient ways to craft your data science resume. We'll review how to list different tools/software and prioritize projects, classes and work experience. We'll also see some... More about Crafting Your Data Science Resume

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:45pm

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

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

We all have a growing collection of digital files — documents and notes, data files, charts and graphs, pictures…the list is endless! In this workshop we will talk about strategies and tools that... More about Organizing Your Digital Stuff

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm

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

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

This workshop is designed to get you familiar with the Stata. We provide an overview of Stata interface and basic functions. During the session, we introduce some descriptive statistics commands... More about Embrace the do-file: STATA Basics

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

We will learn the fundamental techniques for loading, cleaning, and gaining meaningful insights into large bodies of text using the Python library NLTK. Specific applications will include stemming... More about Text Analysis with NLTK

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:30am

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 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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 that allows you to create, edit, visualize,... More about An Introduction to GIS in QGIS 

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Want to download lots of info from a website, but copy and paste won’t cut it? This workshop will teach you the basics of web scraping, or extracting text from a website with the programming... More about Web Scraping with Python

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

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

This is a hands-on workshop and an account on the HPC cluster... More about Introduction to Linux

Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

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, March 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

This is a hands-on workshop designed to get you started with the programming language Python and the Jupyer Notebook environment. We will provide a whirlwind overview of what Python is, why you... More about A Gentle Introduction to Python

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am

This workshop is a brief introduction of the structure of the Tufts HPC cluster, as well as the basic usage of its scheduler “SLURM”.

This is a hands-on workshop and an account on the HPC... More about Introduction to Tufts High Performance Compute Cluster

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Sick of using only PowerPoint to make presentations?... More about Story Maps: Not Your Average Presentation

Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

You will be guided through several methods for automatically assessing the positive or negative sentiment in a piece of text. The methods will range from simple binary classification based on a “... More about Sentiment Analysis with Python

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Learn to systematically organize, code, and interpret qualitative data – data that is words, images, texts, video and more - using NVivo

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

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 

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This course will cover some examples of using the Tufts High Performance Compute Cluster (HPC) to manipulate Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data.

Topics covered include quality control,... More about Intro to Bioinformatics for NGS Data

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

April 1st is Census Day 2020, the day of reference for the entire census. We will discuss filling out the census as a participant, the 2020 census more broadly, and explore recent & historical... More about Census Day 2020 - Understanding the Data 

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

ESRI ArcGIS has much more to offer than just ArcMap! Come for a quick overview and demo of the many ESRI applications including StoryMaps, ArcGIS Online, WebApp Builder, Insights, Community... More about The Science of Where: Overview of ESRI ArcGIS Application Suite

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Ever find yourself doing the same mundane task over and over again? Whether it be organizing files, fixing typos, or updating data points, our lives are filled with boring repetitive tasks that... More about Automate the Boring Stuff with Python

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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 

Monday, April 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Tired of Excel and it’s limited capabilities? Want to learn how to use Python and Jupyter Notebooks to analyze and visualize big data? Come and embark on a 90-minute journey that will set you on... More about Python for Data Analysis and Visualization

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Ready to de-stress take your mind off studying for finals?!  Unwind and lift your spirits as some adorable therapy animals will be visiting the library on Friday, May 1st from 3PM - 5PM in Rooms... More about Pause for Paws: Therapy Animals Visit Tisch Library!