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Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Presenter: Information Commons
Location: Robarts Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Learn how to safely operate the LulzBot TAZ 6 3D printers. You must complete this safety training session before you can use our 3D printers. You must also pass our 3D printing knowledge test.

If you would like this presentation to be offered at a different day or time, please provide feedback to us at

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Glyneva Bradley-Ridout, Liaison Librarian, Gerstein Science Information Centre
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

EndNote is a reference management software that has specific capabilities needed when conducting a systematic review, scoping review, or other review publication. In this workshop, you will learn how to use EndNote, with a particular emphasis on the features and functions for comprehensive literature reviews.

** Note that this is a separate workshop from the general EndNote classes. If you are not doing a systematic or scoping review, you may find the general EndNote classes more relevant. Choose the workshop that best describes why you want to use EndNote*

Key learning outcomes:

  • Understand where Endnote fits in the knowledge synthesis process, including its functions and limitations;
  • Import batch records into Endnote from key databases;
  • Deduplicate records more sensitively using a structured, systematic methodology;
  • Organize, annotate, and share effectively with research teams
  • Find full text using the integrated find full text feature; and,
  • Export your records in order to continue your review
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: Gerstein Library
Campus: St. George (Downtown) Campus

Cancellation notice:

As of March 12, the University recommends cancellation or postponement of all discretionary events that are not required as part of courses and academic requirements due to concerns over COVID-19. As a precaution, we will cancel all remaining March and April sessions.

Having trouble with finding the time and motivation to write? Shut Up and Write is a chance for academic writers within the UofT community to write productively in a communal setting.

The drop-in sessions will follow the Pomodoro technique where there will be a sequence of short sprints of writing with a few breaks in between.

Bring your work (laptop or paper) and we'll help you with your productivity!

WHO: Current U of T undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students are all welcome

WHEN:  Thursdays, 10:30AM-12:30PM (weekly from Jan 23-May 28, 2020)

WHERE: Alice Moulton Room (2nd flr), Gerstein Science Information Centre

There is no registration required and no cost for attending. Snacks & coffee will also be provided.

The breakdown for the writing session is as follows:

10:30: come in, get treats, set up writing station, intros & writing goals for the session

10:35: start writing (30mins)

11:05: break!

11:10: resume writing (30mins)

11:40: break!

11:45: resume writing (30mins)

12:15: break & social

12:30: end

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presenter: Gerstein 3D Printing & UTSC Library

In this interactive online workshop I’ll show you how to take your design idea and turn it into a 3D printed object! You’ll see a 3D printer in action. I will describe the manufacturing process, and the necessary considerations for designing something that can be easily and efficiently 3D printed. Then we’ll take a quick tour of some free 3D design apps. Finally we’ll design a simple object in Tinkercad and then go through the process of preparing it for 3D printing.

Takeaways from this workshop:

  • Experience seeing an FDM 3D printer in operation, and understanding its limitations
  • Determine which 3D design tool is best to create your design
  • How to design your object so that it will print more reliably and efficiently
  • The workflow to take your design from 3D design software, to 3D printer software, then to a physical 3D object

Note: This workshop will be presented via MS Teams' online meeting feature. You don't need to have the MS Teams app installed or an MS Teams account to participate. A link will be sent to participants who sign up here before the start of the session, and you can join the meeting in your browser (Google Chrome recommended).

Presented by: Mike Spears - MADLab, Elizabeth O'Brien - University of Toronto Scarborough Library