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How I Work: Katherine Gerwig and Kate Peterson

Working on behalf of all of the library staff, Kate Peterson and and Katherine Gerwig coordinate the Libraries' presence at many events during Orientation and Welcome Week. They work closely with Orientation and Transition Experiences and other campus offices such as the University Bookstores and the Institute on the Environment to connect events with library spaces and relevant initiatives and services.

How I Work: Michael Walters

Michael Walters is a Research Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development. In this installment of "How I Work," Walters discusses the tools he uses for his scientific work, for data sharing with his group, and more.

How I Work: Brad Kern

Northrop Stage Manager/Audio Supervisor Brad Kern spent 15 years touring the United States, running sound for such bands as Trip Shakespeare, Semisonic, and N*E*R*D before his audio career in the corporate world. He's been at Northrop since 2014, working a mix of concerts, dance, lectures, and University events.
Katie Sisneros

How I Work: Katie Sisneros

Katie Sisneros writes about the tools she uses in her daily life as a a sixth year Ph.D. candidate in English literature at the University of Minnesota. Note: Sisneros says that she's "in a committed and loving relationship with Microsoft Word. Which means I'm in a codependent relationship with Dropbox ..."

How I Work: Bryan Karban

Exercise, to-do lists, Google Docs, large blue bags from Ikea, and Petzl headlamps are some of Bryan Karban's favorite tools for making his life more efficient. Karban is the Climbing and Trips Coordinator for the University of Minnesota Outdoor Program.
Jenny Porter

How I Work: Jenny Porter

Jenny Porter, Associate Director for Welcome Week and First-Year Programs, uses Wunderlist, Google Docs, and Excel to keep on task when planning out Welcome Week activities at the University of Minnesota.

Make It Work!

This article discusses how you can you strike a balance between actually getting work done, and staying current on new software options that might improve your ability to get that work done.

How I Work: George Barany

George Barany is a chemistry professor at the University of Minnesota, but for much of my life, he's had a fascination with mathematics, language, and all sorts of puzzles — usually as a solver rather than as a creator.
Courtney Tchida

How I Work: Courtney Tchida

Courtney Tchida uses hardware tools — real hardware, like a broadfork and power harrow — and smartphone software apps to help her stay on task in her role as Student Program Coordinator for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota.
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How I Work: Ethan Young

I love R, Rstudio, and Rmarkdown. I particularly love the R packages ggplot2, dplyr, stringr, tidyr, haven, and diagrammeR. All of these packages make my research happen in one place in order to maximize flow and reproducibility.
Workflowy Demo Video

Do you love making lists? Then check out WorkFlowy!

Originally posted by Amy Claussen on December 1, 2014 What is WorkFlowy? An online app for organizing notes, making lists, brainstorming ideas, group projects, and more. Create...
Becky Strauss

How I Work: Becky Strauss

In this installment of "Land of 10,000 Workflows," Becky Strauss, a Ph.D. student and research assistant at the Institute for Rock Magnetism, discusses the tools/software/hardware/etc. that she relies on each day.
AUL Claire Stewart

How I Work: Claire Stewart

Claire Stewart, Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning at the University Libraries, talks about the technology and tools that she uses in her daily life. Her favorite: Wunderlist. And she is on the verge of dumping her laptop entirely for a desktop in the office and an iPad 6th generation when she's mobile.
Jason Jackson

How I Work: Jason Jackson

Go "old school" by creating a checklist using an ink pen and legal pad and let the productivity begin. That's the advice given by Jason Jackson, Assistant Director for the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at the University of Minnesota, in this installment of How I Work, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Get help scheduling meetings with Doodle

Need help scheduling meetings with colleagues in and out of the University of Minnesota? Need to get general availability for big groups of people? Doodle, a meeting coordination tool, will make your life easier.