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A variety of workshops and instructional content to enhance any course. Workshop requests from faculty, instructors, and TAs are welcome.

Custom Workshops

UVic librarians and archivists offer hands-on, virtual, and lecture style workshops designed to provide your students with the tools necessary to successfully conduct research for their course assignments. Workshops can be tailored to address the specific requirements of the assignment, in addition to building the critical digital information fluency skills that will prepare students for future degree work. Contact us to request a workshop for your course.

Questions? Contact the Libraries' Digital Information Fluencies (DIF) Committee at:

Workshop offerings

Citation Management

Introduction to Zotero

Introduction to Mendeley

Current Awareness


Browzine + (includes other current awareness methods)

Computing and programming

Digital carpentry (Introduction to the command line)

Getting started with Raspberry Pi

Introduction to LaTex

Introduction to version control with GitHub

Introduction to advanced research computing

Introduction to machine learning with Python

Introduction to programmable electronics with Arduino

Introduction to the Internet of things with Arduino

Introduction to video game programming with Unity and Oculus Rift

Advanced research computing Q&A


Introduction to photography with DSLRs

Photography basics

Introduction to interactive, nonlinear stories & guided interviews with Twine

Introduction to video editing with iMovie

Introduction to personal websites with WordPress

Introduction to notebook making

Introduction to Sketchnoting: Doodle your way to better grades

Introduction to audio recording & editing with the Roland EDIROL and GarageBand

Information Literacy

Academic Integrity and Citation

Literature searching workshops (tailored to course or assignment)

Introduction to Primary Sources and Primary Source Literacy


UVic High School Outreach Program

3D Printing, Scanning, and Design

Introduction to 3D design & print

Introduction to 3D scanning with Qlone

Introduction to Photoshop

Introduction to academic poster design with PowerPoint

Scholarly Identity Management

Distinguish yourself: How to use ORCiD for professional development

Research Lifecycle, and Data

Hands-on data management planning

Introduction to data analysis with R-Studio

Introduction to data visualization, mapping & visual narratives

Introduction to data visualization with R using ggplot2

Introduction to data visualization with Tableau

Introduction to creating & editing geopspatial data with QGIS

Primary Source Literacy

Hands-on workshops with rare and unique materials in Special Collections and University Archives

Introduction to Primary Sources and Primary Source Literacy

Faculty and Student-Curated Exhibitions

Exhibition Design


General Workshops

Having trouble navigating your way through the complex world of information available to you through UVic Libraries? Our hands-on workshops may help.

We offer a number of workshops throughout the year, ranging from library orientations to database-specific tutorials, to in-depth workshops for citation managers and other software, and much more!

Everyone is welcome to attend public workshops listed on the UVic Libraries Instruction Calendar (do note, some require registration).

To see what's currently being offered, check out the Library Programs Calendar on this page.

Library programs calendar