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May 2022

ONLINE: Study smarter: Try the Pomodoro technique

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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IN PERSON: Tea & Treats!

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, Phillips-Wangensteen, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us at the Health Sciences Library service desk on May 4 (Wed) and May 11 (Wed) from 11:00am-2:00pm for tea, packaged treats, ear plugs, and colorful post-its for students to share positive messages on the glass walls across from the HSL service desk. The Health Sciences Library will be hosting their annual Stressbusters events over two consecutive weeks: May 2 - 6, 2022 & May 9 - 11, 2022, to help students manage the stress that comes with end-of-semester…

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Robin Wall Kimmerer

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Northrop, 84 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free – $12
Robin Wall Kimmerer

Robin Wall Kimmerer MILKWEED EDITIONS, INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, NORTHROP, DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES, AND DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN STUDIES PRESENT: Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times bestselling author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants” In Conversation with Dakota author of “The Seed Keeper,” Diane Wilson. Join Robin Wall Kimmerer, New York Times bestselling author of “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants,” for an evening of conversation about reciprocity, storytelling, and…

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Programming & Pizza

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you have an idea for a web design project but need a little technical guidance? Want to experiment with scripting in R or Python? Curious about Git or GitHub? Want advice about how to create a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s B.Y.O.P.…

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and 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 Libre Office. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register now

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June 2022

Racial Covenants in Ramsey County

Free
Mapping Prejudice

Join Mapping Prejudice and Welcoming the Dear Neighbor? for an opportunity to see the Ramsey County racial covenants that we have identified so far. This event will provide an opportunity for us to honor the work of our volunteers, learn about some of the archival stories unearthed by our teams, and hear about the research prompted by this community-driven investigation. The event takes place Wednesday, June 15, 6-8 p.m. at St. Catherine University. A virtual attendance option is available.

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University of Minnesota Juneteenth Celebration

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), 2001 Plymouth Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55411 United States
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The University of Minnesota will host its inaugural Juneteenth Celebration block party and commemorative march in North Minneapolis on Saturday, June 18, from noon to 6 pm. This free event – centering on the theme of Was. Is. Will Be: Black Past, Black Present, Black Future – will feature Black vendors, speakers, teach-ins, storytellers, musicians, performers, DJs, roller skating, books, free food, free haircuts, mural and art-making, and more. The commemorative march will begin at noon at Willard Park and end at the University’s Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), where the outdoor block party will take place (1-6 pm). Learn more at juneteenth.umn.edu.

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

June 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 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: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

June 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote along 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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July 2022

ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

July 26 @ 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 Zotero

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Learn how to use Zotero to make your own collection of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files, and more. Zotero can also be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles. You can then use them in Google Docs, Microsoft Word and LibreOffice. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered before the session. Register Today

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Celebrate ‘Flora and Fauna Illustrata’

July 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
Monarch caterpillar, chrysalis, and butterfly by Mary Anderson (watercolor and gouache, 2018)

Join us on July 27 to celebrate the art and artists who have so beautifully captured the plants and animals that make the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum their home. The event takes place at Elmer L. Andersen Library at the University of Minnesota’s west bank campus in Minneapolis.

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August 2022

VIRTUAL: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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: Introduction to UMN Libraries website and search tools

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

New to the UMN Libraries? Want to be more efficient and effective in your online searching? Join us in Zoom and get an overview of the Library website (lib.umn.edu) and services. Learn tips and tricks for finding useful databases and high-quality sources. A zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

August 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, and other files. 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 Libre Office. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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 Web-based version of EndNote available for free. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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