During the 2014–15 academic year, the Libraries offered workshops on geospatial information systems software (ArcGIS), web mapping applications (Story Maps), data analysis software (Excel, NVivo, SAS, SPSS), and desktop publishing tools (InDesign, Publisher). Workshops on academic paper formatting and references in Microsoft Word were also offered, both in the classroom and online via Blackboard Collaborate.
In addition to enhancing skills, workshops offer opportunities for collaboration. I would like to recognize and extend my gratitude to the College of Education’s Dr. Sara Tomek, who partnered with the Libraries to offer a series of statistical analysis workshops, and the Department of Geography’s Dr. Steven Ericson, who led introductory and intermediate workshops on ArcGIS as well as two well-received Story Maps sessions.
Special thanks to Kim Smalley for serving as our Fall 2014 ArcGIS instructor in addition to her work in the Libraries’ Web Services department, and Cissy Xue, qualitative assistant for the College of Education’s Research Assistance Center, for teaching the Introduction to NVivo workshop in April.