Events and Programs at K-State Libraries

Library Events

Mapping The Ghost Map
Aug 25 - Oct 20

Entertainment
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The future is happening now! 

Join in on the eight-week adventure GAME as everyone races to find Patient Zero.

Search for hints, clues, puzzles, and treasure all across campus and online. Grab your copy this year's common book The Ghost Map by Steven Johnson to get a head start on uncovering the answers. Build alliances, face challenges, and discover solutions before time runs out.  

 

Solve the mystery, save the world!


Event Type: Entertainment
Sponsors: K-State Book Network (KSBN), K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/mapping-ghost-map
Cost: free
Contact: Ben Ward, bward@k-state.edu

Jimmy Rogers: Champion for the Blues
Sep 11 - Mar 13

Exhibition
Fifth Floor Gallery, Hale Library


Jimmy Rogers (1924-1997) was a pioneer of postwar Chicago blues. He played with greats such as Robert Lockwood, Jr., and was a lead guitarist in Muddy Waters’ band in the 1940s and ’50s. Rogers’ numerous awards include induction into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1995.

Preserved for scholarly research in the Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections, the material includes approximately 2,500 items related to Rogers’ career and performances around the world spanning the years 1960-1997. Highlights from the collection will be display on the fifth floor of Hale Library Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Event Type: Exhibition
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: free
Contact: Tony Crawford, arcford@k-state.edu, 785-532-7466

Digital Humanities and Literary Study: Lectures by Kenneth Price and Amanda Gailey, UNL
Oct 3 4 pm - 5:30 pm

Lecture
Hemisphere Room, Hale Library


Kenneth Price, editor of the Whitman Archive and co-director of Center for Digital Research in the Humanities, and Amanda Gailey, editor of the new project titled The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk: Race and Ethnic Images in American Children's Literature, 1880-1939, will offer presentations on their respective DH literature projects at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Price will speak on "'Many Long Dumb Voices...Clarified and Transfigured': The Walt Whitman Archive and the Scholarly Edition in the Digital Age"; Gailey will speak on "Editing a Troubled Past: The Case of The Tar Baby and the Tomahawk." Sponsored by the Department of English and K-State Libraries.


Event Type: Lecture
Sponsors: Department of English, K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.ksu.edu/english/calendar/
Contact: , english@ksu.edu

First Friday Data Workshops: Colectica, an Excel(lent) Plug-in
Oct 3 1 pm - 2 pm

Training
301, Hale Library


Anyone who records research data using Excel needs to accurately capture variables.   Meagan Duever, data services librarian, will introduce attendees to easy methods of organizing variables using Colectica, a free Excel plug-in. You’ll simply capture your variables as you set up your spreadsheet so they’re easily exportable at the end of your project. Please sign up online to attend.  

To get the most out of this workshop, faculty, researchers and grad students are invited to bring a fully charged laptop and a sample dataset.


Event Type: Training
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: none
Contact: Meagan Duever, mjduever@ksu.edu, 785-532-7447

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Oct 5 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

The Library and Your Research: Making Data Work for You
Oct 6 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Training
407, Hale Library


We all have data – whether its text, digital photos, or spreadsheets full of numbers. There are some very practical things that everyone can do to make their data safer and more organized. We will cover the fundamentals of data management including: file naming and organization conventions, best practices for storage and backup, and developing a good documentation strategy to promote future file usability. These practices with their data but anyone with digital files.


Event Type: Training
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/information-for-graduate-students
Cost: free
Contact: Adriana Gonzalez, ajgonzalez@k-state.edu, 785-532-5760

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Oct 12 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

Open Textbooks: Improving Access, Affordability, and Academic Success
Oct 16 3 pm - 4:30 pm

Lecture
, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library


Open textbooks are full, real textbooks that are licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed. The adoption of open textbooks by faculty can help lower the cost of college for students, while giving faculty more control of their course content. Dr. David Ernst, executive director of theUniversity of Minnesota’s OpenTextbook Initiative will describe how faculty can overcome barriers to adoption of open access classroom texts. Following Ernst’s presentation, three K-State professors who have successfully adopted alternative textbook models will share their expertise

Dr. Ernst is the Executive Director of the Open Textbook Initiative and manages the Open Textbook Library, a single source for faculty to find quality openly licensed textbooks.

 


Event Type: Lecture
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Teaching and Learning Center
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/open-textbook
Cost: free
Contact: Regina Beard, rmbeard@k-state.edu, 785-532-2164

Hale Library Concert Series: Nora Lewis
Oct 17 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Arts
, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library


Dr. Nora Lewis, oboe, will be playing with Gordon Lewis, bass, and Amanda Arrington, piano. Season tickets and individual tickets are available online. The concert series would not be possible without our generous sponsors. If you would like to be added to the mailing list or if you are interested in sponsoring the series please contact us. The Hale Library Concert Series is a cultural outreach program. Each concert is played in the beautiful Hemisphere Room with a wine and dessert reception following.


Event Type: Arts
Sponsors: Friends of the K-State Libraries, K-State Libraries
Website: https://found.ksu.edu/rsvp/concertseries
Cost: $30/person
Contact: Darchelle Martin, martin05@ksu.edu, 785-532-7442

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Oct 19 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

The Library and Your Research: Using Citation Management Tools
Oct 20 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Training
407, Hale Library


Citation managers can save you time and effort when citing articles, creating bibliographies, and retrieving previously cited articles. This class will cover citation managers other than RefWorks including introductions to Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote. The class will highlight the pros and cons of these additional tools, along with a brief demonstration of each tool.


Event Type: Training
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/information-for-graduate-students
Cost: free
Contact: Adriana Gonzalez, ajgonzalez@k-state.edu, 785-532-5760

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Oct 26 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Nov 2 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

The Library and Your Research: Know Your CopyRights!
Nov 3 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Training
407, Hale Library


Don't get caught unprepared using others' works or in managing the copyright of your own research or publications.  This workshop will briefly cover managing/registering the copyright of your ETDR, determining if something is in the public domain, making a fair use determination, permission requests, and searching for items with creative commons licenses.


Event Type: Training
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/information-for-graduate-students
Cost: free
Contact: Adriana Gonzalez, ajgonzalez@k-state.edu, 785-532-5760

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Nov 9 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Nov 16 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

The Library and Your Research: Preparing Your ETDR for Submission
Nov 17 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Training
407, Hale Library


Are you preparing to graduate next semester, or maybe you want to just get a head start? This workshop is just for you.  The emphasis will be on preparing your electronic thesis, dissertation, or report and using the prescribed template, which meets the Graduate School's formatting requirements.  Use of special features found in Word will be covered as well as some citation management and copyright. Don't wait until the last minute to learn the ropes on submitting your hard work to KREx!


Event Type: Training
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/information-for-graduate-students
Cost: free
Contact: Adriana Gonzalez, ajgonzalez@k-state.edu, 785-532-5760

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Nov 23 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Nov 30 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Dec 7 6 pm - 9 pm

Workshop
2nd Floor, Hale Library


Writing Center tutors will offer free help with papers for all classes. Sponsored by the Writing Center tutors and the K-State Librarians.

Every Sunday from 9/7 to 12/7 (with the exception of 11/23)  


Event Type: Workshop
Sponsors: K-State Libraries, Writing Center Tutors