Library Workshops for Undergraduates

Date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pmPresenter: StatLab Campus: Science Hill Second Steps with R--rescheduled from 11/18

This workshop is a follow-up to "First Steps with R" and best taken in conjunction with the first steps session.

The workshop assumes familiarity and comfort with the material in "First Steps with R".  

If you have questions whether you are ready for the Second Steps with R, please check the course materials on the Statlab site or contact Barbara Esty.

The focus in this session is building familiarity with how one interacts with R and RStudio by working through common tasks.

Software Used: R, RStudio


This workshop covers:

  • more on data manipulation (e.g., merging datasets, aggregating datasets, reshaping datasets)
  • loops
  • conditional execution
  • writing your own functions

Location:  Statlab Classroom, C27, CSSSI

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pmPresenter: Barbara Esty Campus: Science Hill

Friday, November 22, 2019 -  1-3 PM -  Rosenkranz 01

Do you have data that is a format that is difficult to use? 

Are you unsure which tool, language, program you should use?

You’ve gone to some training but now you are a bit lost on your own?

This workshop with help you set up your data collection for easier analysis using Excel, learn to transform data using Open Refine and give a high level overview of how to bring data into R and start working with it.

No prior experience with any of these tools is needed or expected. The goal is to get you comfortable with some data options for you to explore.

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019Time: 10:00am - 11:00am Location: Haas Arts Library Campus: Central Campus

Who doesn’t love an adorable miniature poodle? Visit with the cutest pup, Gideon, during his visit to the Haas Arts Library. Kick off reading week with some puppy cuddles.

Date: Monday, December 9, 2019Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm Location: Haas 119, Haas Arts Library

Join Jessica Quagliaroli, Architecture Records Archivist at Manuscripts and Archives, and Kathy Bohlman, Archvist at Arts Library Special Collections, for a drop-in session making crafts using facsimiles from Saarinen special collection materials. Jessica and Kathy will be on hand to answer any archival research questions you have. 

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019Time: 12:00am - 1:00pm Location: Haas Arts Library Campus: Central Campus

Fight finals fatigue with creative time at @YaleHaasArtsLib! Spend as much or as little time as you can spare during reading week to take a moment for yourself. Contribute a page to our Finals Motivation Zine, make your own mini Zine, or just draw or collage with us! Supplies provided (but bring anything you’d like additionally).


Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019Time: 7:00pm - 10:45pm Location: Haas Arts Library Campus: Central Campus

The Long Night Against Procrastination is for students who want to get serious work done before finals. At this event, the library will provide a distraction-free, quiet environment for you to work... along with regular breaks for snacks, stretching and cute animal videos.

Registration required. ALL phones and personal communication devices (except laptops) will be kept in secure storage during the event. Participants may retrieve their devices when they leave.

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm Location: Haas Arts Library Campus: Central Campus

Take one and make one! Destress by learning how to hand-press buttons using images from discarded book jackets. Make a few to share with others, take one for yourself. Leave feeling refreshed and ready to tackle finals!

Date: Thursday, December 12, 2019Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm Location: Haas Arts Library Campus: Central Campus

Come to the Haas Arts Library to learn how to make your own paper organizers! Haas Arts Library Staff will teach you how to make these beautiful objects by folding paper only – no cutting, sewing or gluing-- fingers crossed for no paper cuts! These organizers make great holiday gifts.