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Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 11:10am - 12:00pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Learn how to safely operate the Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers.

3D Printing Safety Training

Date: Friday, February 24 11:10am - 12:00pm

Location: MADLab, Gerstein Science Information Centre, 1 Below, room B112

Presenters: Erica Lenton, Gerstein Librarian & Mike Spears, MADLab Manager

What's Covered: 

- overview of 3D Printing @ Gerstein + MADLab policies & guidelines for use

- instructions for safe & effective use of the 3D printers

- how to prepare a 3D design file for printing 

- basic design principles


Send your questions to gerstein.3Dprinting@utoronto.ca or visit our website at: http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/3dprinting

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: E.J. Pratt Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Primary sources are the raw materials that historians use to interpret the past, but history students often find it challenging to locate and incorporate primary documents into assignments. In this one-hour workshop we will clarify the meaning of primary sources and survey the variety of primary source types available in the University of Toronto Libraries. Emphasis is placed on practical strategies for finding primary sources, both in print and electronically.

Through short lectures, interactive class discussions and hands-on exercises, you will learn:

  • To define and identify primary sources and to distinguish them from secondary and tertiary sources
  • How primary sources are defined differently in different disciplines
  • About the variety of primary source types, both published and unpublished
  • The value of primary sources in your own historical research
  • The difference between libraries and archives as repositories of primary source materials
  • Techniques for searching the library catalogue to find primary sources
  • To identify and search digital collections of primary sources at the University of Toronto Libraries and beyond. 

Location: E.J. Pratt Library, E-Classroom (room 306, third floor).

Instructors: Agatha Barc and Colin Deinhardt are Reader Services & Instruction Librarians at the E.J. Pratt Library.

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Date: Wednesday, March 1

Time: 5:15pm - 6:45pm

Location: Blackburn Room - 4th Floor, Robarts Library, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON

This introduction to critical thinking will examine the nature of critical thinking, differentiation between fact and analysis, and how to move from observation to critique. Students are encouraged to attend both critical thinking workshops.

Organizer: Dr. Susan Hopkirk, Academic Success Centre

Pre-registration is preferred, but not necessary. Register through CLN.