Picture & Video Editing Apps You Can’t Miss! (March 26, 2015)

March 24, 2015

pizzaMobile devices have made photographers and videographers of us all, but are you using those image and video tools to their full advantage? Do you have a video on your phone you need to edit and share with your colleagues and friends? Do you have a poster presentation coming up and want to quickly edit images on your tablet? Are you interested in making beautiful, high quality images for your event fliers? Do you like to eat pizza? If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, you should join us for the next Norris Medical Library Tech Lunch on March 26, 2015 at Noon in the West Conference Room where librarians will share their favorite, easy to use image and video editing apps!

Hands-On Advanced PowerPoint Training class on 3/24

March 20, 2015

nml2Have you ever wished your PowerPoint presentations looked more professional or struggled so long with the software only to have created a handful of slides by the end of the day? Have you felt that PowerPoint was your biggest obstacle to communicating your message?

The Norris Medical Library will offer a hands-on Advanced PowerPoint Training workshop on Tuesday, March 24th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in the NML Computer Classroom on the upper level of the library. Come explore the features of PowerPoint 2013 and learn to make professional and attractive presentations. This class covers templates, SmartArt, sophisticated animation, inserting images, audios, videos, and more!

Please register for the workshop, as seating is limited.


Introduction to SAS Enterprise Guide and Data Mining with SAS Enterprise Miner (March 30, 2015)

March 17, 2015

The USC Department of Preventive Medicine’s in-house user group (iHUGS) is hosting an SAS training session on March 30, 2015, from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Unfortunately, the in-person session is filled, but you can sign up to attend via WebEx, a web conferencing program. Training will be provided by SAS employees. Come learn how to explore, sample and model BIG data using visualization tools and add a NEW valuable skill set to your analysis tool box!

Find out more information on the event page and RSVP here!

PubMed Workshop: Maximize Your Potential and Minimize Your Frustrations!

March 11, 2015

PubMed Workshop Maximize Your PotentialDo you ever feel like searching PubMed is a mystifying ordeal? That perhaps you’re not seeing every citation you think you should? If your PubMed experience is leaving you frustrated, it is time to show that database who is in charge (hint: it is you). This workshop will be held in the Norris Medical Library’s 2nd Floor Computer Classroom on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – Noon. Learn more about:

  • Searching PubMed with added efficiency
  • Strategies for keeping current
  • Using MyNCBI to organize searches/results
  • New features

Don’t forget to bring your own questions, concerns, or complaints! Our librarians will help you take charge of PubMed!

Please register for the workshop, as space is limited.

Extended Hours this Weekend: 3/13 & 3/14/2015

March 9, 2015

The library will have extended hours this coming weekend, as follows:

Friday, March 13: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Posters for Conferences–Tech Lunch, 2/26/2015

February 20, 2015

pizzaScientific and technical posters are powerful visual summaries of research findings and are often presented at conferences or used in classes. “Posters for Conferences: Learn What Works for Your Audience” will cover the basic principles and methods of effective scientific poster design. An overview of Microsoft Publisher software will be provided, as well as poster content, design tips, and technical tips on image manipulation. Resources for poster production, printing and sharing will also be discussed. Join us at the Norris Library’s West Conference room on Thursday, February 26th at noon for free pizza and information about making posters!

February 26 – Spatially Speaking : A Salon for GIS and Spatial Research

February 11, 2015

*Please Note: This event is happening on UPC*

The USC Libraries and the Spatial Sciences Institute invite you to SPATIALLY SPEAKING, a salon for Geographic Information Science (GIS) and spatial research. Are you a GIS user or interested in exploring the use of maps, GIS, or spatial analysis in your own work? Come hear USC students and others present their spatial research and projects from across disciplines in an open and engaging environment! This is a great opportunity to network with other students and researchers using GIS, see examples of student-made maps, and learn more about GIS and spatial research. Topics include:

• Surfer communities in Los Angeles
• Mapping historical trade routes
• StoryMapping a street in Cuba
• Mapping murals in Los Angeles using USC’s Digital Library
• Micro-climate modeling
• LA County watersheds
• ACLU membership mapping

Faculty panelists will offer feedback on presentations and answer questions about how GIS is used in their fields:
Darren Ruddell – Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate of Studies for the Spatial Sciences Institute at USC.
Annette Kim – Associate Professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and Director of SLAB, the newly formed spatial analysis laboratory at Price.
François Bar – Associate Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and Research Council member for the Annenberg Innovation Lab.

DATE: Thursday, February 26th 2015
TIME: 11am – noon
PLACE: Doheny Memorial Library – DML 241

More information about the event:
or feel free to contact Andy Rutkowski at arutkows@usc.edu


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