Register! But Don't Chope! Free Bite-Sized Library Workshops in Term 2 AY2023-24

Register! But Don't Chope! Free Bite-Sized Library Workshops in Term 2 AY2023-24

Join librarians and other campus partners such as SSC, IITS, and Faculty from 15 January to 16 February to learn more about research skills, database searching, working with data, writing persuasively and presenting confidently, holistic development tips and many other topics.

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Planning for Effective Communication with Justyn Olby, SSC

The workshop will introduce attendees to a planning process and complementary tools to help them plan their communication. The attendees will learn how to plan, and what tools to use at each stage of the planning and delivery process. The learning from workshop will apply to both presentations and writing.

Keep Calm and Read Laterally! with Li Zhenyan, Librarian, Learning & Engagement

It is easy to go down the rabbit hole of online information when it first hits you. Instead of going deep, let’s go lateral. Learn about lateral reading strategies, flex your fact-checking muscles and effectively engage with digital information.

[NEW] Introduction to Power BI with Jagan Tasakmar, IITS

Join this workshop to learn the fundamentals of Power BI, and explore the world of data visualisation and analytics.

Generative AI-powered search engines - Elicit, Scite assistant and Scispace with Aaron Tay, Lead, Data Services

Generative AI for literature review is hot. Join this hands-on workshop, where you have the opportunity to try your searches on Elicit, Scite assistant, Scispace and Bing Chat. Aaron will spend 20 minutes walking through the similarities and differences in the way these AI powered search engines work before giving participants a chance to try.

Market and Industry Research with EMIS, Fitch Connect and Others with Redzuan Abdullah, Research Librarian, Business

Join us to find industry and company data, industry benchmark indicators, statistics, country risk/reward indexes, credit ratings, M&A deals and more.

[NEW] When AI Goes Wrong with Samantha Seah, Librarian, Digital Innovation

We've all read the misadventures when AI technology has been used as a tool to unexpected results e.g, hallucinations, misclassifications, etc. - sometimes humorous, sometimes disastrous. Meant for the curious layperson, this 1-hour workshop will delve deeper to discover why this happens, the points of failures and biases, and the questions we can ask when we choose to interact with AI.

Python 101 Series with Dong Danping, Senior Librarian, Research Services & Bella Ratmelia, Librarian, Data Services

Join this Python 101 series where you will learn the basics of Python programming, various data types, and how to use DataFrame to work with data! You are welcome regardless of your experience with Python, but please do note that this series is aimed for Python novices.

Cite like Lightning. Use Zotero. with Benedict Yeo, Research Librarian, Social Sciences

Use Zotero to collect and manage your references and PDFs, insert in-text citations into a Word document and format your bibliographies automatically. Zap.

[NEW] Introduction to Portfolio Optimization with Python with Asst Prof. Liu Peng, LKCSB

This workshop will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts of portfolio optimisation, including risk and return models, diversification, and the efficient frontier. Students will learn how to use Python and its libraries to construct and analyse portfolios, apply optimisation techniques to maximise returns for a given level of risk, and simulate different investment strategies. By the end of the session, attendees will have hands-on experience with coding in Python to solve real-world financial problems, setting a solid foundation for further exploration in quantitative finance. A basic understanding of Python is required for this hands-on workshop.

Learning Bloomberg the Fun Way with Tee Lip Hwe, Research Librarian, Accountancy & Business (Finance)

Uncover 10 gem Bloomberg functions.

R Episode Series with Assoc Prof. Kam Tin Seong, SCIS

Join Prof Kam in this 9-episode series of R workshops. No prior R programming experience is needed as long as you are willing to learn!

Qualtrics for Survey Design with Xia Wei, Research Librarian, Computing and Information Systems

Looking for an alternative to Survey Monkey? Do you know the SMU community can use Qualtrics to collect and analyse data? Join us to learn more in this introductory session.

[NEW] Qualitative Analysis with ATLAS.ti with Bryan Leow, Associate Librarian, Law & Dong Danping, Senior Librarian, Research Services

Learn to organise, analyse, and derive insights from qualitative data, and explore advanced features such as AI coding using ATLAS.ti.

[NEW] A First Look at Carbon Trading with Asst Prof. Bart Zhou Yueshen, LKCSB

As the global community grapples with the urgent need to address climate change, carbon trading emerges as a pivotal solution with far-reaching implications for our economy and environment. The session promises an introduction to carbon trading practices, economic insights, engaging discussions, and a roadmap to comprehend and contribute to the vital intersection of economics, financial market, corporate management, and environmental stewardship.

Visit the Bite-Sized Library Workshops website for more details of over 30 workshops as well as past workshop recordings for self-paced learning.

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