Education Services

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DML’s Education Services can create library research and information management classes tailored to meet specific course objectives or assignments. Whether you are a student working on a research paper or a faculty member working to integrate informatics skills into your course syllabus, we can help. Contact DML Reference for more information.

Education Services requires at least 10 working days notice to develop a class.

The BACC features a computer classroom with 20 workstations. Faculty may reserve the room by contacting Benjamin Sussman. Please note that the room is open on a space available basis. Login with NetID and password is required to use the BACC classroom.

Dahlgren Memorial Library (DML) offers a variety of library orientations to the GUMC, MGUH, and GU communities. Types of orientations include:

  • General overview of DML resources and services
  • New student, faculty, and staff orientations
  • General overview combined with hands-on workshop
  • Course-integrated orientation and instruction and library tours

DML Orientation Facts

  • May be held in the Library, the Biomedical Academic Computing Center (BACC), or outside of the Library in campus classrooms, conference spaces, auditoriums, and other public areas
  • Vary in length, anywhere from 10 minutes to 2 hours
  • Format of orientations can be presentations, demos, hands-on workshops, and/or staffing an information table at scheduled events

To Request an Orientation

Requests for orientations must be made 48 hours or more in advance.

*Please Note: The start of the new academic year (June – August) is a high-volume orientation time for the library, so we encourage people to schedule in advance as much as possible.

In addition to library orientations, DML also provides tailored individual and group instruction. We are currently offering the following workshops:

January 11: Introduction to Research Data Management – this session is the first step into understanding the basics of data management as it applies to research projects.

February 1: Excel Basics – learn the basics of spreadsheets in MS Excel

February 8: Excel for Data Cleaning – learn the basics of spreadsheets in MS Excel

February 15Distinguish, Promote, & Simplify your Research Output with ORCID – this session will cover what ORCID is (establishes a unique identifier for researchers, helping to mitigate issues related to similar names and the like), how to set-up an account, and more.

March 8: Introduction to Tableau – continuing DML’s guidance through data management, this session will teach you the basics of accessing and using Tableau to create data visualizations.

April 26: Introduction to Data Security – this session addresses the issue of keeping your research data private and secure until you are ready to share or publish.

May 10: Searching for Datasets – This workshop will show you the best tools to use to sort through the millions of datasets available online.

May 17: Copyright in the Virtual Classroom – this is the 1st workshop in our three-part copyright series and it will address the proper use of materials with copyright protection in academics, with extra attention paid to online education.

June 14: Data Repositories – As agencies like National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), have implemented requirements for investigators to engage in open science initiatives, participants will gain knowledge and experience in sharing data via general data and discipline-specific data repositories.

June 21: Reusing Images for Scholarship Purposes – This workshop will help you better organize yourself and better clarify the permission request process for using images in your classroom or scholarly works.

July 12: Introduction to Data Cleaning with Python & Jupyter Notebooks – In this workshop, we will read common data types into Python using Pandas, a widely used library for manipulating data. The workshop will also introduce you to using Jupyter Notebooks for project documentation.

July 19: How Can I Protect My Work? – this third and final workshop in DML’s Copyright workshop series will provide the basics about protecting your intellectual property.

Other workshops coming in 2023
The Ovid series, looking at databases within the Ovid platform including Embase, APA PyscInfo, and resources for validated instruments.
The PubMed series, with Continuing Education credits for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.
Research workshops

To request a customized workshop or if you have further questions, please contact DML Reference.

DML’s Education Services offers consultations for specific assignments, with the goal of helping you find the resources you need to complete your assignment. Contact DML Reference to schedule an individual consultation for yourself or a session for your group.

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Upcoming Events

All Upcoming Events

Using Online Whiteboards for Student Engagement and CollaborationFeb. 8

  • 11:00 am
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library Online (Zoom) Workshop

Excel for Data Cleaning from DMLFeb. 8

  • 12:00 pm
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library Webinar

VoiceThread: Adding Asynchronous Engagement in Your CoursesFeb. 15

  • 11:00 am
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library Online (Zoom) Workshop

Distinguish, Promote, & Simplify your Research Output with ORCIDFeb. 15

  • 12:00 pm
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library Webinar

Photoshop for Teaching and LearningFeb. 24

  • 11:00 am
  • Dahlgren Memorial Library Online (Zoom) Workshop