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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.

How I Work: Kyle Willett

Kyle Willett, a former postdoc and research associate in the School of Physics and Astronomy, talks about the tools that make him effective in his job. Once again, Slack gets high marks, but also GitHub. He wishes there were better alternatives to Powerpoint and Keynote.
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.

How I Work: JJ Barry

JJ Barry writes about the tools she uses to get work done as a Peer Research Consultant and student at the University of Minnesota. One tool she loves is Five Star notebooks "because I am a hands-on learner."
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 ..."
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.
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.

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.
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."
Becky Strauss

How I Work: Beck Strauss

In this installment of "Land of 10,000 Workflows," Beck 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.
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Playing Nice: Citation Managers and Office 365

The University of Minnesota now offers free subscriptions to Office 365 Pro Plus for all staff, faculty, and students. This affects citation managers that...
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...

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.

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.

Life could be easier with a recipe

IFTTT (If This Then That) provides a dead-simple solution to dealing with our silos of personal information. It's a service that exchanges information to, from, and between apps based on certain triggers that you control.

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