DOING DATA! @ The Priddy Library

If the students at the Universities at Shady Grove are interested in learning the basics of Excel, the Priddy Library will hold a workshop in October and November to go over the three F’s of Excel. A librarian will give a presentation on the formulas, functions and formatting on Monday November 5 from 12:30 – 1:30pm.

Excel offers an intuitive method of learning patterns and forming the user’s data to save them time. Its capabilities also include a way to easily create spreadsheets from templates or on the user’s own accord. The presentation will cover how to complete calculations with specific formulas.


Excel has always geared towards making their product as intuitive and useful as possible. Their built-in tables and charts help Excels user’s present data in captivating ways, and graphs to aid in better understanding their data. Learning the basics of Excel will help user’s effortlessly create calculations with the tap of a keyboard.

The workshops will also hold a second Excel workshop for more advanced students on how to analyze Excel data. This Priddy Library will have two presentations that will take place on 29th of October from 5:30-6:30pm and on the 27th of November from 12:30-1:30pm. Librarians will show students who attend the workshop how to create and use pivot tables and charts to analyze and present your data.



This presentation will help users be consistent with their Excel habits such as creating headings, commenting on analysis and building a coherent flow through their spreadsheets.

The students at the Universities at Shady Grove will also have the opportunity to participate in a workshop that covers Arcgis and Story Maps on the Wednesday the 14th of November from 12:00-1:00pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to use ArcGIS and Story Maps to create digital maps and combine them with text, videos, photos and audio to tell a story.


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