Remote Services & Programs

Spring/Summer Programming: May – August 2022

* Except where otherwise noted, services and programs are open to all of the Toronto Metropolitan University community.

To continue to support Library Collaboratory members and the wider university community, we offer remote services and programs. We continue to hold research consultations for Library Collaboratory members, who are invited to contact staff to book a meeting.

If you are a faculty member trying to get new research off the ground, contact us about training and in-kind support.

* Appointments for consultation may only be made by members of the Library Collaboratory. Learn more about membership here.

Virtual Office Hours

Spring/Summer Semester Virtual Office Hours will be available from May 23 to August 19.

NB: No Office Hours for Victoria Day Weekend (May 23), Canada Day (July 1) or Civic Holiday (August 1)

Collaboratory staff members are available for virtual drop-in sessions. Do you need to talk through some research? Are you thinking about developing a prototype? Learn about how to manage your project or or develop your research design. Need to get feedback on a paper or a presentation? Consult on grant and scholarship submission preparation or chat about creative dissemination.

Day

Monday (with Jimmy Tran)

Tuesday (with Jae Seo)

Wednesday (with Cristina Pietropaolo)

Thursday (with Nathaniel Brunt)

Friday (with Alexa Vachon)

Time

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Workshops, Talks & Presentations

June

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic, Part 1
Wednesday, June 8 2022 | 1 – 2 p.m.

A two-part workshop exploring some of the important functions and applications of Adobe Lightroom Classic.

Part I: The hour-long workshop will provide attendees with a basic understanding of the software’s interface, modules, and tools for use in photographic post-production and archive management, followed by a Q&A.

Having Lightroom is not required, but will help to follow along.
For more information about downloading it: https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/lightroom-classic/get-started.html

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic, Part 2
Thursday, June 9 2022 | 1 – 2 p.m.

A two-part workshop exploring some of the important functions and applications of Adobe Lightroom.

Part II: The hour-long workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to a standard workflow using Lightroom. During the session attendees will learn how to import, process, and export a series of images using this powerful image software, followed by a Q&A.

Having Lightroom is not required, but will help to follow along.
For more information about downloading it: https://helpx.adobe.com/ca/lightroom-classic/get-started.html

Practice-Based Research & Research-Creation for You
Wednesday, June 22 2022 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

 This workshop is an introduction to “Research-Creation” (the intersection of arts, theory, and research) that looks at how you can use creative and practice-based research, whatever your discipline. As the understanding of knowledge generation and knowledge translation in academia evolve, opportunities for alternative forms of research and dissemination are rapidly expanding. How can you incorporate these sometimes radical ideas into your projects, theses, and dissertations and how can interdisciplinary collaboration enhance your research? Participants from all backgrounds and fields are welcome and invited (but not required) to bring ideas, questions, and works in progress. No prior experience with research-creation is necessary.

July

Perfecting the Project Pitch
Wednesday, July 13 2022 | 1 – 2:00 p.m.

A one-hour online workshop focused on developing attendees pitching skills for academic and non-academic projects. The workshop will provide practical guidance, tips, and personalized feedback. The workshop will involve a presentation by the instructor followed by breakout groups and presentations of attendees’ pitches.

3D Design for Prototyping with Fusion 360
Wednesday, July 20 2022 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

A short online workshop introducing 3D design software. Participants will learn the basics of 3D design for 3D printing for prototyping purposes. This workshop will introduce the concept of designing something to be made with 3D printing or some other method of fabrication.

Adapting Your Research for Audio
Wednesday July 27
2022 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Ever thought about the different kinds of ways you could present your graduate research? Seeking a creative outlet, but don’t want to get too derailed? Audio often requires a different kind of narrative, one that might lead you to contextualize your research a little bit differently or understand it from another perspective. Participants will learn about telling the engaging story of research and writing for audio, and adapting from their academic writing. This is not a technical workshop, no experience required.

August

Grant Writing for Grad Students
Wednesday, August 3 2022 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

A small workshop provides instruction and strategies for grant writing. The workshop will involve informal lecture by the instructor and short presentations by participants. Participants will be expected to come to the workshop with draft versions of their proposal and will work with the instructor and other participants to refine their ideas over the course of the workshop.

Create Your Own Deep Fakes
Wednesday, August 10 2022 | 1 – 2:00 p.m.

A one-hour workshop focused on learning about deep fakes and a tutorial session on creating participants’ own deep fakes. This workshop will provide a technical tutorial. A basic to intermediate knowledge regarding Python is preferred but not required.

The workshop will involve a presentation by the instructor followed by a Q&A session.

Intro to Audacity and Audio Editing
Wednesday, August 17 2022 | 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Learn audio editing basics with free and open software, Audacity in this tutorial session. Learn about how and where to source royalty-free and Creative Commons licensed sounds and music, quick tricks to cleaning up your audio, and the best inexpensive tools and techniques of the trade to get clean sound. 

See past workshops, talks and presentations here: https://library.ryerson.ca/collab/past-programs/