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The resources in this section include virtual workshops, tutorials, and how-to guides pertinent to all five specializations in the MLIS Program.

Guides & Lists

Career Preparation Toolkit

Library Jargon

Classes, Tutorials, & Workshops

Free Coursera Courses

IDRE Workshops

LYRASIS Learning Free Classes LYRASIS Learning is free for LYRASIS members through April 17th, 2020, in response to Coronavirus.

Online tutorials for research and writing 

UCLA Graduate Writing Center Appointments

UCLA Career Center Workshops

UCLA Library Research Workshops

UCLA Library’s Youtube channel

  • Request live chat Request live chatMembers of the IS Lab Staff are available for reference service from 10am to 4pm Monday through Thursday. Fill out this form, and we’ll arrange a live Zoom session.  
  • Self-care resources compiled by librarians for the Collaborative Guide to Pandemic Pedagogy Self-care resources compiled by librarians for the Collaborative Guide to Pandemic Pedagogy  Activities Backyard birding and wildlife watching Bob Ross Cook or bake If you have the ingredients, try Lace cookies.  Cross stitch! Digital jigsaw puzzling https://www.jigsawplanet.com/ Free grown up (and some kid friendly) coloring pages at https://library.nyam.org/colorourcollections/ Free watercolor, lettering, and journaling resources Let’s Make Art If you have a Nintendo Switch, Just Dance 2020 is very fun! If you play a musical instrument, use it ...
  • Zoom Best Practices Zoom Best Practices There are a few simple Zoom practices that may help to ensure effective video conferences and to simplify as much as possible the process of scheduling, hosting, and attending meetings. These recommendations are based on UCLA’s instance of Zoom and the way that Zoom experts and webinar account holders use Zoom dozens of times a ...
  • Online journals Online journalsSeveral journals available in the IS Lab may be accessed online, either by open access or using the UCLA VPN. Even when you are sheltered in place, these online journals are a great resource you can use to stay connected to the Information Studies community and remain apprised of recent scholarly work. Open access journals Archival Outlook ...
  • Maker Monday 02-03-2020: Introduction to R Maker Monday 02-03-2020: Introduction to ROn the first Monday of every month, community members meet in the IS Lab to experiment with new technology and techniques that not only look great on the resume, but also enable LIS graduates to hit the ground running in their new professional positions. Our next Maker Monday session is Monday, February 3, 12:30 – 1:30 ...
  • IS Lab Forum Friday: Special Collections IS Lab Forum Friday: Special CollectionsOn the fourth Friday of every month, community members meet in the IS Lab for input on work in progress in an informal session with peers and invited experts. Join us as MLIS student Kathryn Brunet workshops her presentation on the Clark Library’s collection of illustrated fencing manuals. Distinguished Librarian Emerita, Curator of the UCLA ...
  • Maker Monday 01-06-20 Maker Monday 01-06-20Join your peers to explore & expand your skills set  On the first Monday of every month, community members meet in the IS Lab to experiment with new technlogy and techniques that not only look great on the resume, but also enable LIS graduates to hit the ground running in their new professional positions. Join us ...
  • Using Creative Commons Licensing in Libraries & Archives Using Creative Commons Licensing in Libraries & ArchivesPresenters Heather I. Briston, University Archivist and Head of Curators and Collections, UCLA Maureen Callahan, Sophia Smith Collection Archivist, Smith College Description Many archivists and users of archives experience intellectual property restrictions as a serious impediment for promoting, disseminating, using, and re-using archival materials. This webinar discusses the important opportunity that creators of archival materials have to assert their ...
  • Workshop: Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro Workshop: Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (with one hour lunch break) Location: Research Library 11630L – Scholarly Innovation Lab (SIL) In this hands-on workshop, you will learn ArcGIS Pro, the next generation ArcGIS Desktop application, which is tightly integrated to modern Web GIS. The workshop will specifically discuss how to get started, how to migrate ...
  • Accession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone A Accession & Digitization Workshop, May 2, 12:30pm, IS Lab Zone A How do institutions add new materials to their collections? The IS Lab welcomes participants to assist with the accession and digitization of recently acquired materials. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to accession and digitization practices for archival collections, including setting the appropriate level of description, articulating the link between description and arrangement, documenting an ...