Fall / Spring 2020/2021 - Upcoming Presentations
October - Eduardo Fojo on South Florida's Scary Cinema 2
November - Elana Karshmer on The Karoo, The Veld, and the Co-Op: The Farm as Microcosm and Place for Change in Schreiner, Lessing, and Head
December - Eric Gormley on GreenGlass for Collection Management
February - Special Collections & University Archives on Teamwork in Quarantine: Our presence in the community
March - postponed
April - Jamie Rogers on Collections as Data
May - Kelley Rowan on Fun with Genetics: Understanding what 23andMe Can and Can't Tell You
June - Symposium? TBD
Call for First Thursday presenters for 2020-2021
Please contact Stephanie if you would like to present this year. Send an email stating your interest, topic, and preferred month(s) for presenting.
First Thursday presentations were created as a vehicle for the Reference and Government Documents departments at MMC and BBC to share information about their liaison areas and other areas of responsibility. After a couple of years it evolved by bringing in representatives from other departments to share information on their resources and services. Interest grew and within a couple more years, members from all library departments began presenting, sharing and attending these timely, sometimes lively, and always interesting sessions that are open to all colleagues in the FIU Library community.
October 3, 2019 Scholars@FIU: Visualizing the Impact Story of Faculty, Staff and Students
Presenters: L. Bryan Cooper, Associate Dean, Libraries and David Driesbach, Assistant Vice President, Research, Office of Research and Economic Development
November 7, 2019 The Stranger Beside Me – the creepy, freaky, weird world of FIU Libraries Special Collections and University Archives
Presenters: Annia Gonzalez, Special Collections Librarian; Katharine Labuda, University Archives Librarian; Rhia Rae, Digital Archivist and Molly McBride Castro, Digital Humanities Librarian
December 5, 2019 Shedding Light on Local Cultural Heritage: A Professional Development Leave Project
Presenter: Rita Cauce, Head of Cataloging
February 6, 2020 FIU Research Data Portal
Presenter: Jill Krefft, Institutional Repository Coordinator
March 5, 2020 FIU Libraries’ Digital Collections in the Classroom
Presenter: Kelley Rowan, Digital Archives Librarian
May 7, 2020 Burning Man Project: Libraries as Art & Libraries as Place in Black Rock City
Presenter: Lauren Christos, Reference Librarian
October 4 - "Spatial History – Using GIS and Open Web Resources to Reconstruct XuanZang’s ‘Great Tang Records of the Western Regions’ on the Silk Route"
Presenter: Zhaohui Jennifer Fu, Head of GIS Center and Digital Collection Center
November 1 - "Academic Libraries Down Under: Experiences in Victoria, Australia"
Presenter: Holly Morganelli, Global Learning Librarian
December 6 - "So, What Are You Reading" - an hour long discussion about the books that we've been reading and recommending (or not)
March 7 - "Confessions of a Volunteer Indexer- the experience and values gained as a volunteer indexer for the Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) since 1978"
Presenter: Gayle Williams, Latin American and Caribbean Information Librarian
April 4 - "The Libraries’ contributions to pillars of FIU’s Strategic Plan"
Presenter: Dean Anne Prestamo
May 2 - "South Florida's Scary Cinema"
Presenter: Eduardo Fojo, Media Cataloger Librarian
June 6 - "join the Conversation: Why, How, & Where to Publish Research" Symposium (11 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.)
Presenters: Peer Review and Research Committee (Barbara Sorondo, Katharine Labuda, Elaine Dong, Christopher Jimenez, Stephanie Brenenson, and Gricel Dominguez (chair))
October 5 - "Unique Collections in the Academic Libraries: Acquiring Primary Resources"
Presenters: Annia Gonzalez, Katharine Labuda, Rose Nicholson, Rhia Rae
November 2 - "Using Social Science to Create a Better Survey"
Presenter: Kelley Rowan
February 1 - "Affordable Options: Textbooks, OER's & the Library"
Presenter: Valerie Boulos
March 1 - "NFC Technology in the Library"
Presenter: Christopher Jimenez
April 5 - "Supporting Research, Public Engagement, and Learning through the Use of the Archives in Digital Humanities"
Presenter: Jamie Rogers
May 3 - "Practical PowerPoint: How to create better, simpler, more accessible PowerPoint Presentations"
Presenter: Denisse Solis
October 6 - Postponed due to un-Hurricane Matthew and rescheduled for Tues., Nov. 1 at Noon - 12:55 p.m.
November 1 - "TRAVELPALOOZA"
Presenters: The Travel Committee: Eduardo Fojo, April Lafferty, Annia Gonzalez, Carlos Fernandez, and Melissa Del Castillo, and Guests: Marina Garcia, and Douglas Hasty.
December 1 - ETDs @ FIU
Presenters: Research and Scholarship Strategies Group: Jill Krefft, Jamie Rogers, Kelley Rowan, Rebecca Bakker, Stephanie Brenenson, and Brandie Thomas of the University Graduate School.
February 2 - Professional Development Leave at the FIU Libraries: A Benefit for Keeping Burnout at Bay!
Presenter: Gayle Williams
April 6 - "Digital Scholar Studio -- Interaction with Faculty and Students" included a tour following the presentation.
Presenters: Martin Kass, Rebecca Bakker, and Jennifer Fu
May 3 - "ORCID @ FIU"
Presenter: Stephanie Brenenson
June 1 - “Growing Your Research From Idea to Publication: A Case Study.”
Presenter: Barbara Sorondo
December 5 - "Discovery and Born-Digital Archiving: Open Source Preservation and Access"
Presenters: Bryan Cooper and Margarita Perez
April 7 - "How to Turn a Work Project into a Presentation or Publication."
Presenters: Peer Review and Research Committee including Adis Beesting, Douglas Hasty, Sarah Hammill, Tom Moore, Vicky Toranzo, and Stephanie Brenenson
May 5 - "Introduction to Macro Express"
Presenter: Eduardo Fojo
June 2 - "First Thursday with a Twist"
Presenters: Denisse Solis, Enrique Caboverde, and Jordan Jones
October 9 - "Copyright"
Presenter: Thomson "Tom" Moore
November 6 - "Next Generation ILS"
Presenter: Anne Prestamo
February 5 - "How to Choose a Focus for Your Research and/or Career"
Presenters: Peer Review and Research Committee
April 2 - "What's Special about Special Collections?"
Presenter: Vicki Silvera
May 7 - "Introduction to SPSS" workshop in GL280
Presenter: Barbara Sorondo
May 1 - "Spatially enabled Smart Campus and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) for Community Based Learning"
Presenter: Jennifer Fu
November 8 - "IR Services and All That"
Presenter: Jill Krefft
January 3 - "The Coral Gables Virtual History Project"
Presenters: Jennifer Fu, Jamie Rogers, and Boyuan Guan
June 6 - "Everglades Digital Library, Discovery System and Data Visualization"
Presenters: Jamie Rogers, Jennifer Fu, and Bryan Cooper
September - Gayle Williams on Latin American and Caribbean Studies
October - George Pearson on Humanities
December - Bryan Cooper on “The Elephant in the Library: the Hathi Trust, Google and Everglades Discovery"
December - Lauren Christos on 19th Century Masterfile ??
January - Sarah Hammill on ?
February - Patricia Pereira-Pujol on Science
March - Patricia Pereira-Pujol on Engineering
April - Stephanie Brenenson and Dean Laura Probst on Scholarly Communication in Flux
May - Marissa Ball on Women's Studies ??
The 1st First Thursday, December 2010 - Reference and Government Documents departments
January - Scott Kass on Hospitality and Tourism
February - Lori Driver on Government Documents
April - Adis Beesting on Education and Psychology
June ?- Susan Weiss on South Florida Resources
July - Stephanie Brenenson on Architecture and Religious Studies
August - Jamie Rogers on Digital Collections