Library Classes

Instructional Faculty at the Georgia Tech Library teach more than 100 free, drop-in classes a year on professional technologies, software and scholarly resources to support your students and your research.

Data Visualization & Analysis

We offer hands on workshops that train users on tools such as R, Open Refine, Plotly, Tableau and others for working with large data sets and data analysis. Learn more about Data Visualization resources

Data Visualization: Contact Ximin Mi
R: Contact Jay Forrest

Data VIz


We offer hands on workshops that train users on tools such as Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator), iMovie, CMS (Wordpress,) and a variety of tools for showcasing research or course projects. Topics include: Video editing, Audio editing, Web Design, Infographics and Visual or Print Design. Learn more about Multimedia workshop content.

Multimedia: Contact Alison Valk

Business Resources

We offer hands on workshops that train users on important databases and resources for in-depth research on Company information, Industry trends, Market Share and Financial information. Learn more about Business resources.

Business Resources: Contact Patricia Kenly or Cynthia Kutka


Citation Management

We offer workshops on software tools for publishing and managing bibliographies, citations and references. EndNote software for Windows and Macintosh is available to the Georgia Tech community, as part of your GT Technology Fee. Mendeley and Zotero are free tools available for download online.

Citation Management: Contact Marlee Givens or Fred Rascoe

Arts & Making

The Georgia Tech Library offers unique artistic workshops and programming that encourage creative expression and making. In addition to our Tech’s Tactile Thursdays, smArt - Scholars Making Art and the Artist in Residence program, the Library frequently collaborates with campus partners such as the Paper Museum, the Office of the Arts, and community artists to enrich the campus experience.

Arts and Making Instruction

Patents & Trademarks

Are you an inventor, an entrepreneur, a student or a researcher who is getting ready to apply for a patent or someone who is curious about patents? Before you talk to a manufacturer or the public about your invention, it is wise to get your idea protected. A good patent search will help you identify prior art references that are critical to the patentability of your invention. In these classes, you will learn the patent basics as well as patent search strategies through hands-on exercises. Learn more about Patent resources.

Patents: Contact Lisha Li

Grant Funding Tools & Resources

We offer workshops on Pivot. With Pivot, researchers, faculty, students and research administrators (including non-citizens) can easily explore new avenues for funding, view funding opportunities uniquely matched to their scholar profile, collaborate with colleagues and manage the results of the process to build a funding strategy that supports both immediate and long-term funding needs.

Pivot: Contact Liz Holdsworth


Archives & Special Collections

Engage with archival collections related to textile mills, architecture in Atlanta and the Southeast, retro-computing and web archiving, science fiction, the history of science and technology, Georgia Tech's institutional history and contextual development, rare books from the 17th through 20th centuries related to the early sciences and social sciences, and more. Learn more about Archives & Special Collections.

Course Integrated Instruction

Georgia Tech librarians teach more than 250 course-integrated workshops a year, touching nearly 6,000 students, faculty and staff. Librarians can lead tailored, course-specific workshops for students, by instructor request. Librarians also offer custom workshops for departments or research groups.

These workshops should be scheduled in advance and can be integrated into course syllabi or class projects when necessary.

Classes take place on the 2nd floor of the Library, room 2130 and or in the basement classroom, unless otherwise specified. The Library classroom (room 2130) is equipped with 45 computer stations that run both Mac and PC environments. They provide access to the Adobe Creative Suite, EndNote and iMovie, R, Plotly, Vantage Point and more.

Our subject experts are always available to enrich your teaching and learning needs.

Special Programs

smArt Scholars Making Art 

First launched in 2013-14, Scholars Making Art (formerly Communication through Art) and collaborative effort between the Georgia Tech Library, the Paper Museum, campus partners and local artists. The program facilitates the creation of artistic projects on campus that nurture creativity and student-faculty interaction in the classroom. The program also seeks to discover new ways to engage with our community through library resources and special collections.

Librarian Led For Credit Courses

Library faculty lead numerous special sections that allow students to work with librarians on various research initiatives and specialized topics:

LMC 2699 & LMC 4699 - Undergraduate Research

In this research section, students work with instructional librarians on research with VR/AR for Teaching & Learning. Course offered most Fall and Spring semesters. 

Students can explore media archaeology in the GT Library's retroTECH lab. Offered approximately once yearly.

GT1000 - First Year Experience

Librarians lead special sections of GT1000 that have a  focus ranging from audio production with WREK, the campus radio station,  to exploring the current information landscape and "fake news".

VIP projects

There are several VIP projects affiliated with the GT Library that students can register for and receive course credit. Learn more about Georgia Tech's VIP program.