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The Alkek Library and The Wittliff Collections host a variety of events and workshops throughout the year. Events range from fun activities, like game nights, to information literacy workshops and author readings.
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Current & Upcoming Events 


Almost all Alkek One workshops will be offered virtually; however, we will have limited seats available in the Alkek 105 instruction space. If you would like to request a seat in Alkek 105, please email Brittney Johnson at Social-distancing and mask-wearing policies will be enforced and the instructor will Zoom in for the session.

Registration at least 24 hours in advance is required for all Alkek One workshops.

Upcoming Alkek One workshops include:

Introduction to 3D Design, Monday, Feb. 15, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Learn the Magic Behind the Green Screen, Monday, Feb. 15, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

2D Design for Printing, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Introduction to GIS App Development, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Using Augmented Reality Composer for Presentations, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Image Manipulation, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Building Your Brand, Thursday, Feb. 18, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Visualizing Hidden Stories Behind GIS I, Thursday, Feb. 18, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Introduction to Modeling Water Resource Features, Monday, Feb. 22, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

2D Design for Fabrication, Monday, Feb. 22, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Blender Bootcamp, Monday, Feb. 22 through Thursday, Feb. 25, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Interactive 3D Web Design (webGL), Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Aerial Images I, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Video Editing, Thursday, Feb. 25, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Visualizing Stories Behind GIS Data II, Thursday, Feb. 25, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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