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January 2022

ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own collection of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more. Zotero can then be used to create in-text citations and bibliographies as you write. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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ONLINE: Increase your reading efficiency

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Reading ramping up this semester? Having trouble staying focused? Let's talk about strategies to read more efficiently -- we'll cover reading strategies in the sciences and humanities. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

January 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now!

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IN PERSON: PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress)

January 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Stressed out? Come de-stress and forget about your worries at PAWS! Monthly PAWS sessions at Wilson Library feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, chickens, and other domestic animals like cats and rabbits—that you are welcome to interact with and pet. No registration or fee- just show up and pet away.

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ONLINE: Posting & Discovering Preprints (Bonus: A Demo of depositing in OSF’s preprint repositories)

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Are you curious about preprints? Maybe you would like to make an open access version of your work available but are not sure about your preferred journals' policies regarding preprints? Would you like to rapidly release your findings as opposed to waiting for the peer review process and copy-editing delays? Come to this virtual workshop to learn about the pros and cons of posting preprints in repositories such as Open Science Framework (OSF), arXiv, medRxiv, and bioRxiv. Learn about why…

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ONLINE: Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and Zoom Lectures)

January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Watching and listening to lectures is an important part of college. Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of them whether they are IRL (in real life) or online. Become more efficient with your class time and learn how to organize materials to help prepare with quizzes and tests. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered. Register

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A Feast of Words, featuring Minnesota Transform

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friends Forum: A series for curious minds (icon)

Join us online on Thursday, Jan 27 at 7 p.m. for a conversation about Minnesota Transform and the project's central belief that deep engagement with community can enrich and challenge humanistic knowledge and the practices of the University. This event brings together panelists Mike Hoyt of Pillsbury House Theatre; Tracey Deutsch, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota; Jigna Desai, Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota; and Kat Nelsen, a Social Sciences Librarian at the University Libraries.

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ONLINE: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
pine tree branch, u of m

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Come slow down, de-stress from your daily routine, and deepen your connection to nature. It is different than other nature experiences such as hiking or birding; in forest bathing, we will be slowing down with intentionality and engaging all of our senses through some activities. Give your mind and body some time to rest, wander and wonder in nature. Join Kristen Mastel, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Outreach Librarian, to discover “Forest Bathing”  (The…

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ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: DynaMed

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to DynaMed (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support tool that can be used at the point-of-care. Healthcare professionals: use DynaMed to look up disease topics, including diagnosis and treatment options. Health sciences students: use DynaMed to increase your background knowledge of diseases, including definitions, causes, risk factors, etc. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and staff. Register now.

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February 2022

ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: VisualDx

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to VisualDx (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support and differential diagnosis tool. Healthcare professionals: use VisualDx to visualize a differential diagnosis based on physical signs and symptoms, lab results, history, environmental exposure, etc. Health sciences students: use VisualDx to learn about the visual manifestation of diseases in the human body; practice your skin exam skills with the LearnDerm modules. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and…

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First Fridays: Rebecca Toov and Jennifer Claybourne

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
WWI poster: Knowledge wins

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Register now "ASC on the Air" Presented by Rebecca Toov, Collections Archivist, University of Minnesota Archives Join us in celebrating over 100 years of radio broadcasting at the University of Minnesota as we share recordings featuring the voices of staff and friends of the University Libraries. “Digital…

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ONLINE: Tips and Tools for spring semester planning

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

February 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video, audio files, and more. Zotero can then be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles which can be added to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and LibreOffice. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also talk about using EndNote with EndNoteWeb, a free online version. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
pine tree branch, u of m

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Come slow down, de-stress from your daily routine, and deepen your connection to nature. It is different than other nature experiences such as hiking or birding; in forest bathing, we will be slowing down with intentionality and engaging all of our senses through some activities. Give your mind and body some time to rest, wander and wonder in nature. Join Kristen Mastel, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Outreach Librarian, to discover “Forest Bathing”  (The…

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