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*Research Data Services @ Georgia State University Library: WORKSHOPS ~ Etiquette & Policies

RDS Workshops ~ Don't Be Late!

  • ONLINE WORKSHOPS have registration but no attendance cap -- *WORKSHOPS CALENDAR*
  • IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS have no registration -- the first 25 people to arrive *on time* will be able to attend the workshop -- *WORKSHOPS CALENDAR*
  • RECORDED WORKSHOPS also count toward GSU Data Ready! Badges -- *RECORDED WORKSHOPS*

IMPORTANT: Check the RDS workshops calendar regularly to make sure there's been no date/time/location/link change for an RDS workshop.

Current GSU Affiliates

GSU Workshop Attendees

  • In-person RDS workshops do not have registration -- they are first-come-first-serve: The first 25 people to arrive *on time* will be able to attend the workshop.
  • Arrive at the downtown GSU campus no later than 20 minutes prior to the workshop's starting time to ensure that you (1) get through security using your valid PantherID card and (2) arrive at the Classroom 2 computer lab in time to log in (with your CampusID and password) prior to the workshop starting time.
  • If you are going to arrive more than 5 minutes after the workshop starting time, please consider not attending and look for the workshop on another day/time. Our workshops require attendees to download multiple files before the workshop begins. Instructors cannot be expected to interrupt their workshop to assist you with this task, nor should you disrupt other attendees' experience of the workshop by expecting them to assist you.
    • NOTE: Workshop instructors may choose to refuse admittance to those arriving more than 5 minutes late.
  • If no one has arrived for the workshop by 15 minutes after the start time, the workshop will be canceled. This applies to both online and in-person workshops.

Getting to Campus and Finding the Computer Lab

Getting to the Classroom 2 Computer Lab

  • In-person RDS workshops are in Classroom 2 unless otherwise indicated on the calendar posting. The Classroom 2 computer lab is in the Library North building, on the 2nd floor, in the northeast corner area *above* the coffee shop.
    • From Library North entrance: Take the elevators or stairs to the Floor 2, then proceed to the northeast corner area (beyond the windows that overlook the greenway), where you'll find the Classroom 2 computer lab.
    • From Library South entrance: Go up the short flight of stairs or ramp just within the Library South entrance, go across the bridge/link (crossing over Decatur Street) to the Library North building, before the staircase go off to the right and walk to the northeast corner, where you'll find the Classroom 2 computer lab. 

Getting to the Downtown GSU Campus

  • Two MARTA stations (the Georgia State Station and the Five Points Station) are within 0.2 to 0.5 miles walking distance.
  • Visitor parking information is available here; the G Deck is the most convenient parking deck for library access. Once parked in G Deck:
    • Take the parking deck elevator or the stairs to Floor 3, and cross the pedestrian bridge to the double doors between the Classroom South building (on left) and Library South building (on right).
    • Once inside the double doors, go right and then across from the elevators you’ll see the Library South entrance doors directly in front of you. Go through them and approach the security desk to check in as a visitor.
    • Once you've checked in with security, go up the short flight of stairs or ramp just within the Library South entrance, go across the bridge/link (crossing over Decatur Street) to the Library North building, before the staircase go off to the right and walk to the northeast corner, where you'll find the Library North Classroom 2 computer lab. 

Non-GSU People and GSU Alumni

Non-GSU People and GSU Alumni Workshop Attendees

We currently welcome workshop attendees who are not affiliated with GSU or are GSU Alumni, including attendees from other Metro-Atlanta colleges and universities, general community members, and beyond. 

  • In-person RDS workshops do not have registration -- they are first-come-first-serve: The first 25 people to arrive *on time* will be able to attend the workshop, with the following exception for non-GSU and GSU alumni attendees:
    • Current GSU affiliates are given first priority for seats at workshops. If necessary, non-GSU and GSU alumni attendees will be required to forfeit their seats to GSU affiliates if GSU affiliates arrive by the scheduled starting time. In the future we may choose to limit our workshop attendance to current GSU affiliates only, should increasing attendance numbers require it.
  • Arrive at the downtown GSU campus no later than 20 minutes prior to the workshop's starting time to ensure that you (1) get through security -- see the Visitor Access Policy (under Conduct & Visiting) for admittance information and required identification, and (2) arrive at the Classroom 2 computer lab in time for the instructor to log you in prior to the workshop starting time.
  • If you are going to arrive more than 5 minutes after the workshop starting time, please consider not attending and look for the workshop on another day/time. Instructors must log you in to the computers as visitors, and our workshops require attendees to download multiple files before the workshop begins. Instructors cannot be expected to interrupt their workshop to assist you with these tasks, nor should you disrupt other attendees' experience of the workshop by expecting them to assist you. 
    • NOTE: Workshop instructors may choose to refuse admittance to those arriving more than 5 minutes late.
  • If no one has arrived for the workshop by 15 minutes after the start time, the workshop will be canceled. This applies to both online and in-person workshops.

Can GSU Alumni or Non-GSU people earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges?

No. Only current GSU students, faculty, and staff can earn the GSU Data Ready! Badges. GSU Alumni and Non-GSU people CANNOT earn badges because the badge system is tied to having a current and active CampusID.

Can GSU Alumni and Non-GSU people still attend data workshops?

Yes. GSU alumni and Non-GSU people are welcome to attend live workshops or recorded workshops.

OED Citations for 'etiquette' and 'policy' definitions:

"etiquette, n.". OED Online. June 2019. Oxford University Press. https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/64853?redirectedFrom=etiquette (accessed August 04, 2019).

"policy, n.1". OED Online. June 2019. Oxford University Press. https://www.oed.com/view/Entry/146842?rskey=iiDAOm&result=1&isAdvanced=false (accessed August 04, 2019).