Libraries and Graduate Student Organization Hosting Graduate Research Roundtable Series

Syracuse University Libraries and the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) are hosting a series of events for graduate students in the fall 2020 semester at Bird Library. The Graduate Research Roundtable Series provides academic and professional development for graduate students of all disciplines and actively engages them with specialized resources and services to help support their graduate careers. All events run from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. in Bird Library Peter Graham Room 114. Food will be provided and registration is required for each workshop.

  • Date: September 22nd, 2021

Sage on the Stage: Research Methods

Conducting original research serves as a cornerstone of graduate studies. At the same time, many students are developing their teaching skills. As you transition your academic pursuits into a professional path, learn about key skills needed to successfully develop both your research and CV. The session will delve into Sage Research Methods as well as some of the Libraries’ other resources to support graduate students as researchers, instructors, and students.

  • Date: October 20th, 2021

Wellness, Online and In Real Life

We’re all bombarded with a constant stream of disconcerting news and other information. Now more than ever, it’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world, but we need to make sure that the information we consume is empowering rather than overpowering us.  Join us to learn tips and strategies for developing and maintaining a healthy “information diet” and learn about other resources to achieve optimal wellness.

  • Date: November 16th, 2021

Meet Mendeley and Zotero, citation management software for beginners

Join us for a virtual hands-on introduction to using Mendeley and Zotero citation management software to organize citations in your academic writing.

For questions or further information about any of the workshops, contact Giovanna Colosi at grcolosi@syr.edu


Graduate Student Event Series Spring 2020

Syracuse University Libraries, with funding from the Graduate Student Organization, is hosting a series of events for graduate students in the spring 2020 semester at Bird Library. Registration is required for each workshop.

The event series builds off of similar seminar and discussion events held during 2018-2019 and are intended to provide academic and professional development for graduate students of all disciplines and actively engage them with specialized resources and services to help support their graduate careers. If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact ekhart@syr.edu at least one week prior to the event.

  • Speed Dating the Research Experts: Monday, February 17, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Room 114

Short conversations with librarian research experts over food and drink; networking & info tables. There will be a variety of research experts from the Libraries and on campus, who specialize in topics like starting your research, business resources, submitting your dissertation or thesis, graduate career services, and more. Limited to the first 60 registrants. Register at: https://syr.libwizard.com/f/speeddate.

Please plan to arrive promptly at 5:30 for this event, and plan to stay the full 2 hours to gain the most out of this experience. Email Giovanna Colosi, grcolosi@syr.edu with any questions. 

  • Finding Funding & Grant Opportunities: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Room 004

Need money for your research? Grab dinner and join Christina Leigh Docteur (Director of Proposal Support Services in SU’s Office of Research) and Emily Hart (Science Librarian, Research Impact Lead) to learn about SU’s resources for identifying funding opportunities. Bring your laptops and keywords in mind to describe your project needs (the who, what, why and how), and leave with navigation tips and potential opportunities. Limited to the first 40 registrants. Free food will be provided. Register at: https://syr.libwizard.com/f/graduateroundtable4.

  • Ready, Set, Publish!: Monday, May 11, 2020, 10 am – 3 pm Room 114

Thinking about publishing your research? Join SU librarians for a workshop to discuss topics including selecting high quality journals and identifying predatory journals, author rights, and copyright. Learn tips for responsible research conduct and maximizing your research impact. Limited to the first 40 registrants. Free food will be provided. Register at: https://syr.libwizard.com/f/readysetpublish.


Graduate Student Next Level Research Workshop and Discussion Forum

photo of Bird Library building with trees and grass in foregroundSyracuse University Libraries, in partnership with the Graduate Student Organization, is hosting “Next Level Research Workshop and Discussion Forum” in Bird Library on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The day-long workshop will support graduate students in the research or planning phase of their dissertation or thesis. Fellow graduate students and librarians will share strategies to enhance graduate research. Participants will learn how to locate new sources and identify places to find sources to expand bibliographies, discover strategies for managing sources, identify potential gaps in current research, and exchange ideas with other graduate students who are also in a similar phase in their research process.

The schedule and presentations will be customized based on the applications received and the needs identified. Potential topics could include, but are not limited to, advanced strategies for conducting literature reviews, citation and research organization strategies, locating the latest research on a topic, and refining research questions.

Space is limited to 30 registrants and application is required. There is no cost to participate. Acceptance to attend will be determined by the description of the applicant’s research project, their current stage of research (those in the research or planning phase of their dissertation or thesis), and identified needs.

The application can be found online at http://bit.ly/nextlevelresearch. For questions or more information, contact Emily Hart at ekhart@syr.edu.

The Next Level Research Workshop is the culmination event in a series of graduate student workshops co-sponsored by Syracuse University Libraries and the Syracuse University Graduate Student Organization. Registration is required for each workshop. The workshops are:

  • Library Tips & Tools for Successful Research
    Tuesday, Oct. 8, 5:30-7 p.m. in Bird Library 114
    Registration link
  • Survey, Data & Citation Management Tools
    Tuesday, Oct. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. in Bird Library 114
    Registration link
  • Information Literacy for Teaching Assistants
    Monday, Oct. 28, 5:30-7 p.m. in Bird Library 114
    Registration link