Refining your Research: Folio, Worldcat, and Advanced Periodical Searching

How do you sift through overwhelming amounts of information to become an effective researcher? The goal of this workshop is to teach you about advanced research tools. We’ll review the advanced features of our library catalog, Folio, explore the intricacies of searching Worldcat and how to find complicated periodical titles. Led by Anna Helgeson.

Tuesday, September 24, 12:15–1:15 pm | PH-North

DML Workshop: Advanced WordPress

WordPress is an advanced CMS (Content Management System) that can be employed to build a wide variety of online projects, from personal academic sites to online exhibitions. This intro-level workshop will provide the basic knowledge you’ll need to build your next website project and is perfect for those just starting out or for anyone needing a refresher. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab.

Wednesday, September 25, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML



DML Workshop: Advanced WordPress

This workshop looks closely at expanding WordPress through Avada, a premium theme that lets users fully customize the look and functionality of their websites without any coding knowledge. Working with Avada’s toolkit, participants will learn how to implement advanced layout designs, develop templates, dynamic page content, and integrate multimedia. This workshop will prove helpful for anyone looking to have more control over the design and functionality of their web-based projects. Prerequisites: Basic WordPress knowledge. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab

Thursday, October 3, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML


What Makes a Good QP

Drawing on examples from award-winning BGC qualifying papers, we will discuss the elements of a good 40 page paper, and the practical steps we can take if we want to write one. Led by Helen Polson, assistant professor of practice in writing. This workshop is only open to second year Masters students.

Monday, October 7, 12:15–1:15 pm | Seminar Room


Archives and Special Collections

Please join us for a workshop on archives and special collections in New York City and beyond. We will discuss the best resources for locating archival collections and the growing amount of online digitized content. We hope this program will help you uncover hidden treasures and connect you with exciting primary source materials for your research! Led by Anna Helgeson.

Tuesday, October 8, 12:15–1:15 pm | PH-North


Grant Writing Workshop

Whether you’re planning to pursue a PhD or a career in the museum world, fundraising will be important to your success. This workshop will show you how to find fundraising opportunities and will cover the basics of grant writing. Led by Amy Brady, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Pratt Institute.

Tuesday, October 8, 6–7:30 pm | Seminar Room


Fair Use and Copyright

Images are easy to find these days, but how do you know what you are permitted to use and what’s under copyright? If you have questions about image use, please join us for a workshop on fair use and copyright. We will discuss the concept of fair use doctrine as it applies to images, the difference between copyrighted and public domain images, the concept of transformative use, and the factors used in fair use analysis. Example scenarios will be discussed. Led by Barb Elam, Associate Director of Visual Media Resources and Study Collection Librarian and Chantal Sulkow, Reference and Collections Librarian.

Friday, October 11, 12:15–1:15 pm | PH-North

Photoshop Workshop

This workshop will cover the basics of image production and editing using Adobe Photoshop. It will give an introduction to using flatbed scanners, and techniques for correcting images in Photoshop for optimal color, contrast, and clarity. It will also discuss the different choices in resolution, format, and size for various types of image use, such as academic papers or digital projects. Led by Kate Dewitt, Art Director.

Wednesday, October 9, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML


DML Workshop: SketchUp

Sketchup is a 3D modeling program used for architectural and interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. This workshop will look at the basics of working and creating with Sketchup, providing the tools necessary to conceptualize and plan a virtual exhibition space. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab.

Tuesday, October 15, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML


InDesign Workshop

The industry-leading page design software and layout app lets you create, preflight, and publish beautiful documents for print and digital media. InDesign has everything you need to make posters, books, digital magazines, eBooks, interactive PDFs, and more. This workshop will provide an introduction to the software, leading you through the basics to get you started on your next print project. Led by Kate Dewitt, Art Director

Thursday, October 24, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML


Applying to PhD Programs

Are you thinking about continuing your studies at the doctoral level? This workshop will offer guidance and suggestions on finding the right programs and faculty, how to prepare a strong application, and what to expect during the admissions process. Led by Professor Deborah Krohn, Chair of Academic Programs.

Tuesday, October 29, 12:15–1:15 pm | PH-North


Resumes and Cover Letters

Wondering how to clearly highlight your skills on a resume? What you should include in a cover letter? What resources are available to help you with your job / internship search? This workshop will help answer these questions and much more. Feel free to bring a resume draft or postings that are of interest to get concrete suggestions on next steps. Opportunities for one-on-one follow-up are also available throughout the year. Led by Jacqui Rose, Career Counselor at Bard College.

Friday, November 1, 12:15–1:15 pm | Seminar Room


Abstracts, Proposals, and Project Descriptions

You may be a master of the 20 page paper but short-form writing is a whole new challenge! Learn how to write concise and effective abstracts, conference paper proposals, and project descriptions. Led by Helen Polson, assistant professor of practice in writing.

Thursday, November 7, 12:15–1:15 pm | Seminar Room


DML Workshop: HTML/CSS

These two languages represent the foundations of modern web design, and together dictate the form and style which underlies nearly all webpages. Through this workshop students will learn the basics of HTML including tags, semantic elements, layout principles, linking strategies, and how to embed media. Students will also learn CSS and how to create, apply, and manipulate styles and style sheets in order to alter the display of HTML pages. Though this hands-on workshop, students will put these languages together to code and edit a basic multi-page website through a basic HTML editor. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of the Digital Media Lab.
Tuesday, November 12, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML