Workshops (10/25 – 10/29)

Next week (10/25 – 10/29), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Finding music: scores, streaming audio, and other recordings

This workshop is for our creative types! Perhaps you are musician, looking for a new piece of music for an upcoming recital; or you are developing a video project, and you need some music for your soundtrack; or perhaps you’re just looking for some new tunes to listen to and enjoy while you study. In this workshop, we’ll explore library resources to meet all of your musical needs.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Keeping up with the News: Finding Newspapers in our collection

Do you want to keep up with the news? Read magazines from around the world? Find insightful essays and works of short fiction in magazines like The New Yorker? In this workshop, you’ll learn about resources in the library where you can read current issues of major US & international newspapers, and discover some of our most interesting magazines. After this workshop, you’ll be able to keep up with the news on your morning commute to campus every day!

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Dashboarding with Plotly for Python

Learn to build a web-based interactive data dashboard with pure Python and Streamlit app. Knowledge of Python is required. Knowledge of HTML/CSS or JavaScript is not required but would be helpful.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Workshops (10/18 – 10/22)

Next week (10/18 – 10/22), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Wikimedia Asian Month and getting a good citation for an image

November is Wikimedian Asian Month. Let’s prepare images to contribute and improve the labels on images already in Wikimedia Commons. Also, learn about citation best practices.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Wikimedia Asian Month and getting a good citation for an image

November is Wikimedian Asian Month. Let’s prepare images to contribute and improve the labels on images already in Wikimedia Commons. Also, learn about citation best practices.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Visualization with Plotly for JavaScript

Learn how to create interactive graphs on a webpage using Plotly for JavaScript and React app. Basic HTML/ CSS and JavaScript knowledge is required.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Data Visualization with Plotly for Python

Explore and build different interactive graphs with Plotly for Python on a Google Colab notebook. Basic Python knowledge is required.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Workshops (10/11 – 10/15)

Next week (10/11 – 10/15), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Wikipedia’s Talk Pages & Article Assessment: A Peek behind the Peer Review curtain

Most of us use Wikipedia. How to use it critically? Explore the tools behind Wiki. Learn how to join the conversation.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Introduction to Chinese Resources

Do you find it a challenge to look for resources related to Chinese studies? Are you wondering what Chinese language resources are available to you through our library? Come to learn the basics of identifying and using the main Chinese databases such as CNKI (知网), Wanfang (万方) and a few others.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Market Insights and Where to Find Them

This is the third workshop of the Business Information Series. No experience is required.

A market is where buyers and sellers can meet to facilitate the exchange or transaction of goods and services. It can be physical like a retail outlet, or virtual like an e-retailer. What are the ingredients of market activities? What are the differences between industries and markets? What tools can you use to get market insights? Where can you find market insights? How can you use those insights for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Data Visualization on Web Interfaces

Data doesn’t speak for itself, but visualization is one way to give it its voice. Explore the most popular data visualization libraries and learn how you can use them with your language of choice.

This workshop is part of the series Data Visualization on Web Interfaces.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Workshops (9/26 – 9/30)

Next week (9/26 – 9/30), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Keeping up with the News: Finding Newspapers in our collection

Do you want to keep up with the news? Read magazines from around the world? Find insightful essays and works of short fiction in magazines like The New Yorker? In this workshop, you’ll learn about resources in the library where you can read current issues of major US & international newspapers, and discover some of our most interesting magazines. After this workshop, you’ll be able to keep up with the news on your morning commute to campus every day!

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Systematic Reviews

How can a librarian support systematic reviews? Great for social sciences, especially health or psychology

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Find it Fast: Research Tips for Students in a Hurry

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to contact the library for help? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

(You get dot stickers just for coming to this workshop! Stick them on the topics you’d like us to cover.)

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Industry Reports and Where to Find Them

What are the common elements of an industry report? What are the methods of conducting an industry analysis? What are Industry Classification Codes, and why are they important? Where can you find industry reports? How to compare companies to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness in the same industry? How can you use those reports for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Company Profiles and Where to Find Them

This is the first workshop of the Business Information Series. No experience is required.
As an essential component of the economy, companies play a crucial role in attracting talent, offering jobs, and boosting economic development. What types of information do you need to know more about a company? What are the differences between public companies and private companies? Where can you find company profiles? How can you use company information for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Finding music: scores, streaming audio, and other recordings

This workshop is for our creative types!

Perhaps you are musician, looking for a new piece of music for an upcoming recital; or you are developing a video project, and you need some music for your soundtrack; or perhaps you’re just looking for some new tunes to listen to and enjoy while you study. In this workshop, we’ll explore library resources to meet all of your musical needs.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

Workshops (9/20 – 9/24)

Next week (9/20 – 9/24), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Introduction to Chinese Resources

Do you find it a challenge to look for resources related to Chinese studies? Are you wondering what Chinese language resources are available to you through our library?

Come to learn the basics of identifying and using the main Chinese databases such as CNKI (知网), Wanfang (万方) and a few others.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Industry Reports and Where to Find Them

What are the common elements of an industry report? What are the methods of conducting an industry analysis? What are Industry Classification Codes, and why are they important? Where can you find industry reports? How to compare companies to each other to evaluate the relative attractiveness in the same industry? How can you use those reports for your course assignment, research project, or career development? You will find answers to the questions after the workshop.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Data Analysis with Python (Python for Non-programmers III)

This workshop introduces students to how to use Python to do basic data analysis. The session gives students a broad view of the life cycle of data science and how Python is used for data analysis.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Workshops (9/13 – 9/17)

Next week (9/13 – 9/17), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Wikipedia’s Talk Pages & Article Assessment: A Peek behind the Peer Review curtain (at Shinmay)

Most of us use Wikipedia. How to use it critically? Explore the tools behind Wiki. Learn how to join the conversation.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Find it Fast: Research Tips for Students in a Hurry

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to contact the library for help?

Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

(You get dot stickers just for coming to this workshop! Stick them on the topics you’d like us to cover.)

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Data Structures (Python for Non-programmers II)

This workshop continues the learning of Python from the last workshop session.

The session introduces students to data structures in Python (Lists, Tuples, Sets and Dictionaries), as well as iterations and functions.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Workshops (9/6 – 9/10)

Next week (9/6 – 9/10), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage (for in-person workshops).

  • Breakout Room: Locked in the Library (at Shinmay)

In this escape room game, players solve a series of library-related puzzles using clues, hints, and their creative thinking to complete the objective at hand. Players are given a time limit of 30 minutes to escape the library.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Intro to Python

This workshop gets you started with using Python.

The session provides an overview of Python and its functionalities, introduces why we choose to use Python and its environments, and how to write Python basics (Comments, Variables, Operators, Statements).

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:

  • Friday | 1 – 2:30 PM | Room 415 RSVP

Upcoming Library Workshop at Shinmay

Next week (4/5 – 4/11), join us for the following event. Plan ahead for term papers by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Essential Library Skills: The Citation-Savvy Student

Thursday, 8 April 1 PM – 2 PM (China Standard Time)

“What’s the point of an in-text citation, and how it is different from my list of references?”

“How do I cite a book? How do I cite online sources, like Youtube Videos or comments on a blog?”

“What’s the best way to kickstart my research and find resources for a research project?”

Do these questions sound familiar to you? Mastering citations is an essential skill for undergraduate success, and this workshop will introduce you to techniques for creating, navigating, and using citations like a sophisticated scholar. Bring your computer and any questions you have about citations & library research!

Location: Shinmay 33F Room 33A

This workshop will be held in person, registration is not required but encouraged if you would like to receive a calendar invite or event reminders.

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Workshop and Library Event

Next week (3/15 – 3/21), join us for the following workshop. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Intro to Data Analysis with Python – For Non-Programmers

Friday, 19 March 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This workshop introduces students how to use Python to do basic data analysis. The session gives students a broad view of the life cycle of data science and how Python is used for data analysis.

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Room 415 @ Academic Building

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage.

  • Series Event: Libroary Thursdays

Libroary Thursdays(pronunciation: lai-b-roa-ry) feature the handiest tricks and useful know-hows of NYU Shanghai Library. In addition to getting various event-based gifts (first come, first served!), you are also encouraged to earn Libroary badges online. Those who have collected the most badges will enter our lucky draw to win the final prizes!

  • First Prize: 200RMB gift + Event T-shirt, 2 winners
  • Second Prize: 100RMB gift + Event canvas tote bag, 3 winners
  • Third Prize: Event T-shirt + Event canvas tote bag, 5 winners

Past Event(3/11):

Next Event: March 25th 

Come and meet Roary on 4F every other Thursday!

Workshops (3/8 – 3/14)

Next week (3/8 – 3/14), join us for the following workshops. Plan ahead for future weeks by exploring the Library Class Calendar(for online workshops) or the Engage(for in-person workshops).

  • Finding & Using Primary Sources

Image credit: Manuscript by Tom Coates, via Flicker.com (CC BY-NC 2.0)

  • Monday, 8 March 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM (China Standard Time) @ Shinmay 33A
  • Tuesday, 9 March 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM (China Standard Time) @ Academic Building 400A

Primary sources give you valuable insight into historical figures and events. Maps, diaries, newspapers, photographs, and other types of ephemera are both important and challenging to find. In this workshop, you’ll learn about special databases we subscribe to for primary source materials, and strategies for discovering and ethically using these resources from open-web repositories.

This workshop has two sessions for Go-local students and NYU Shanghai students, please choose the one that fits your schedule.

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage:


  • Dotmocracy

Dotmocracy example

Wednesday, 10 March 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (China Standard Time)

Questions about when the library is open? How to find and download an ebook? How to cite in your paper so you don’t get accused of plagiarism? Come to this workshop, where you get to pick what you want to learn!

Location: Fuhui 9F Room120

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage.


  • Intro to Data Structures – For Non-Programmers

Friday, 12 March 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM (China Standard Time)

This workshop continues the learning of Python from the last workshop session. The session introduces students to data structures in Python (Lists, Tuples, Sets and Dictionaries),  as well as iterations and functions.

Cookies and beverages will be provided!

Location: Room 415 @ Academic Building

This workshop will be held in person, please register in advance on Engage.

Hope to see you there!