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Are you a LaTeX user? Overleaf, the authoring tool that let’s you see the output results of LaTeX mark-up side-by-side with the editing screen, will be offering an “Advanced Features” workshop on Thursday, November 9th. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session. Both sessions of the workshop will be held in 3310 Torgersen Hall.

To sign up, please visit the registration page.

Ryan Looney – Overleaf Client Services Manager Presenting!

The workshop is free and you’ll be sure to learn more about Overleaf. We’ll dive into some of the most popular features available, and access the VT Graduate School thesis template. Overleaf Client Services Manager, Ryan Looney will be leading the workshop, answering your questions and providing valuable insight into using Overleaf for your thesis, research, and scholarly publications.

*Registration is recommended as spaces are limited.

Virginia Tech is working with Overleaf and ShareLaTeX to provide Overleaf Pro+ and Premium accounts to all VT students, faculty and staff. If you haven’t already signed up for your premium account, you can quickly do so here.

This post was contributed by Anita Walz, Open Education, Copyright & Scholarly Communication Librarian at Virginia Tech. This blog post is based in part on a presentation given at the Library Publishing Forum 2017, Baltimore, MD, entitled: “Adaptation? Derivatives? I thought we were just talking about Open Access.” and was originally published at the blog of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries:

This is an invitation to librarians, particularly those engaged in publishing, to explore current standards and practices, clear communication to non-librarians, and to prompt us to reflect about and discuss our values as libraries supporting access and creation of scholarly and learning resources.
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