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

In Conversation: Dawoud Bey & Hamza Walker
Sep 4 7 pm -

Arts

Photographer, curator, and essayist Dawoud Bey and Hamza Walker, director of education at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, come together to discuss the power of art and its potential as a means of social engagement. 

This artist conversation is funded by the Richard Coleman Beach Museum of Art Lecture Series, the K-State Libraries Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies, School of Leadership Studies and the Department of Art (funded in part by KSU SGA Fine Arts fee). 


Event Type: Arts
Sponsors: Beach Museum of Art, Department of Art, K-State Libraries, School of Leadership Studies
Website: http://beach.k-state.edu/explore/exhibitions/bey.html
Cost: Free & open to the public

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Sep 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

The Library and Your Research: Effective Literature Reviews
Sep 8 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Training
407, Hale Library


This workshop will review the process of putting together a literature review for an article, thesis, or dissertation. Topics will include why a literature review is important, how to select and evaluate articles, and how to organize the review.


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

Jimmy Rogers: Champion for the Blues Exhibit Opening
Sep 11 5 pm - 7 pm

Arts
Fifth Floor Gallery, Hale Library


5-6 p.m.: Exhibit opening reception with wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres.

6-6:30 p.m.: Jimmy Rogers Tribute Band featuring Wayne Goins, guitar; Walter Dodds, harmonica; Seth Galitzer, vocals; Mike Herman, bass; Brian Niehoff, harmonica; Rick Smith, guitar; and Todd Spier, drums.

6:30-7 pm: Wayne Goins signs copies of “Blues All Day Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story” (book available for purchase at the event).

Seating is limited; RSVP required. Contact Darchelle Martin at martin05@k-state.edu or 785-532-7442. Parking is available for free after 5 pm on K-State’s campus.


Event Type: Arts
Sponsors: K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: free
Contact: Darchelle Martin, martin05@ksu.edu, 785-532-7442

Jimmy Rogers: Champion for the Blues
Sep 11 5 pm - Mar 13 7 pm

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

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Sep 14 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: Understanding RefWorks
Sep 15 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Training
407, Hale Library


This workshop is designed to help you get started and maximize using RefWorks as your citation management tool.  Learn how to set up an account, how to import citations from databases and manually, how to create bibliographies in RefWorks and export them in your desired format, how to share citations with others, and more.  Bring to class your laptop to work on your personal account. 


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
Sep 21 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

Julene Bair, author of "The Ogallala Road,": book review
Sep 25 1:30 pm - 9 pm

Open forum
, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library


Author to speak.

Bair witnessed her western Kansas farm family go from practicing the art and science of dry-land farming to irrigating unsustainably out of the Ogallala Aquifer. She will read from and talk about her book, in which she tells the story of her personal struggle to reconcile conflicted loyalties between her family and the health of her family's land.


Event Type: Open forum
Sponsors: Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and SUSTAINABILITY (CESAS), Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of English, K-State Libraries, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES)
Website: http://www.k-state.edu/today/announcement.php?id=15187

Author Presentation: Julene Bair
Sep 25 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Lecture
, Hemisphere Room, Hale Library


Julene Bair witnessed her western Kansas farm family go from practicing the art and science of dry-land farming to irrigating unsustainably out of the Ogallala Aquifer.

Bair's memoir, "The Ogallala Road”, reflects on land-based identity and an environmental crisis. Bair argues that federal ethanol and Farm Program policy should be altered in order to engineer a soft rather than crash landing for farmers, the regional and national economy, and for the High Plains ecosystem.

A book signing will be held immediately following Bair’s presentation. Copies of “The Ogallala Road” will be available for purchase.

 


Event Type: Lecture
Sponsors: Consortium for Environmental Stewardship and SUSTAINABILITY (CESAS), Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of English, K-State Libraries
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
Cost: free
Contact: Larry Erickson, lerick@k-state.edu, 785-532-4313

Wildcat Writing and Research Consultations
Sep 28 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
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 will describe the efforts of the University of Minnesota’s Open Textbook Initiative and its growing number of partner institutions to improve college access, affordability, and academic success by helping institutions and faculty overcome barriers to adoption of open textbooks.

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
Website: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/events
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 teaches oboe, music history, 18th century counterpoint and chamber music at Kansas State University and performs with the Konza Winds Faculty Quintet. She is also oboist in the Pen Trio. Her performance will include other members of the K-State music faculty.

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. Online ticket purchasing will be available closer to the event.

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: http://www.lib.k-state.edu/friends
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