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How I Work: Kristia Davern

Kristia Davern, Planner Scheduler in Facilities Management at the University of Minnesota writes about the tools she uses at her job. These include software apps commonly used in the maintenance and construction industry, Google Apps, and "old-fashioned" tools, such as pens and notebooks.
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.

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.
Sara Hurley

How I Work: Sara Hurley

In this installment of "How I Work," Sara Hurley, Ph.D. discusses the tools, software, hardware, etc., that she relies on each day in her work as E-Learning Director at the School of Public Health. For starters, Hurley says: "I am nothing without my calendar! If it isn’t on my calendar, it doesn’t exist to me."
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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.
Katherine Chan

How I Work: Katherine Chan

Katherine Chan, a teaching assistant and D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) student in the School of Music, uses a variety of technology and old-school tools to stay on top of her work. Recently, she re-arranged her office, which allowed her to focus more on her work and avoid distractions.

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.
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.
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How I Work: Sue Penney

Barn manager Sue Penney shares tips and tools to care for a "teaching herd" of horses owned by the College of Veterinary Medicine. These horses are model patients for veterinary students in their clinical rotations.
Amanda Costello

How I Work: Amanda Costello – A Workflow for Self Care

Amanda Costello, lead content strategist for the College of Education and Human Development, talks about self-care in this installment of "How I Work" from the University of Minnesota Libraries Personal Information Management Collaborative. Costello discusses meditation apps, the Apple Watch, exercise and movement at work, and more.
Colin McFadden

How I Work: Colin McFadden

In this installment of "How I Work," Colin McFadden talks about the tools he uses as a technology architect for CLA LATIS.

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.

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.
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How I Work: Althea ArchMiller

Program R with RStudio, GitHub, and UofM Remote Server are what keeps postdoc research associate Althea ArchMiller busy — and productive — each day, from her commute to work in the morning to her commute home at night.
Mariah Berner

How I Work: Mariah Berner

Mariah Berner, a second-year student double-majoring in Biology, Society, and Environment and Psychology, is featured in this installment of the "How I Work" video series. Berner is also a Peer Research Consultant with the Libraries.

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