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Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Online

Are you interested in analyzing large bodies of texts, or teaching text analysis in your class? Join us to learn about Constellate, a new tool for text analysis. Constellate provides tools for building a large dataset, using items from JSTOR and other collections, cleaning it, analyzing it using a range of tools, and visualizing the results. For advanced users, or those wishing to learn Python, the platform also offers customizable Python scripts along with hands-on tutorials. This session will introduce users to Constellate, show how to create a dataset and visualizations, and then will touch on some of the advanced options.

For more information about Constellate, including instructions on how to access it with full access, see our guide to Constellate.

Also, note that Constellate will be offering three, week long classes:

    Introduction to Python (November 2-5) Opening, Writing, and Cleaning Data with Python (November 30-December 3) Text Analysis for Humanists (December 14-17)

A link to join the event online will be sent to registrants.

Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTSC


This session will occur online and is facilitated by the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Makerspace. 

This is an introduction to the tools and techniques for 3D printing. At the end of the workshop, you will have general knowledge of the principles, tools and best practices for 3D printing. 

Note: Attendance is mandatory if you are interested in accessing the 3D printers at the Makerspace. Visit our website to find out how to become a UTSC Library Makerspace user.


Adriana Sgro, Library Technician Reference & Makerspace Assistant | User Services, University of Toronto Scarborough Library


Date: Monday, November 15, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Online

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the U of T community to write productively in a communal setting.

The sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, and staff are all welcome

WHEN: Monday November 15, 12-2pm

WHERE: Via Zoom - webinar link will be emailed separately to registrants

HOW: Registration is required (click button below)

There is no cost for attending. Please sign in 5-10 mins early to ensure a smooth start to the session.

Questions? Email kieran.mcgarry[at]

Hosted by: Gerstein Science Information Centre

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

11:55-12:00: Log in to Zoom

12:00:  Intros & writing goals for the session

12:05: start writing (30mins)

12:35: break!

12:40: resume writing (30mins)

1:10: break!

1:15: resume writing (30mins)

1:45: break & review writing goals

2:00: end

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: Online
Campus: UTM

This virtual hands-on workshop will introduce a few selected R packages (available in RStudio) for creating simple maps. The topics covered include installing R packages, writing and running commands from R Script, plotting data, plus adding headers, labels and a legend to creating a map layout for export. This workshop is most suitable for novice to experienced R users who have never used the software before for mapping data. (This is NOT an "Introduction to R" workshop)

Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Time: 9:30am - 11:00am
Location: Online

In partnership with Academic Success, Office of Student Life

This is part 3 of a 3 part workshop series where we will use evidence-based learning strategies and mindfulness practices to help you settle and focus your mind for grad-level reading. 

During this workshop, you will continue the conversation with a learning strategist from Academic Success and Dan D'Agostino, a librarian at Robarts and a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training, to discuss how to read in a digital world. Topics covered during this session will include: 

    Investigate how different digital media have an impact on how we comprehend information  Reading in a digital age has fragmented our information intake to screen reading, watching videos, and listening to podcasts; each has a different impact on the learner  We will discuss strategies and mindful approaches for academic learning in each digital medium (audio, video, text) 

Register through CLNX

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