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October 2021

ONLINE: Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Do you want to improve your skills in giving presentations? In this workshop you will learn best practices for presenting, such as telling your story with the ABT template, how to use design elements, and image use. Register now

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IN PERSON: Starting a research paper

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get work done on final a paper or project in a helpful and supportive environment. About fifteen minutes of this in person workshop will be devoted to sharing some tips and tricks for writing papers, scripts for presentations, and finding sources. The rest of the time will be devoted to actually getting work done with others who also need to get work done. Together we can help each other to beat the paper panic! Workshop will be held in Walter…

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ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Tool Time: Review with Rayyan!

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Red toolbox with lid open and filled with tools

Are you working on a literature review? Rayyan is a tool that makes screening large sets of search results easier. Learn how to export your search results into Rayyan and use it to include or exclude results, use tags and categories for easy reporting, and leverage the artificial intelligence features to streamline your process. Rayyan can be used by yourself, or for open or blinded collaboration. All levels and disciplines welcome. Register now  

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ONLINE: Finding Grant Funding for New Researchers

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Find more about how to find funding opportunities available to researchers and graduate students. Learn how to use Pivot (from Community of Science) and the Foundation Directory. Register

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Finding a home for your manuscript Part 1: Open access and tools for finding journals

October 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, Phillipps-Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States

Working on a health sciences research article? Have questions about publishing, open access, impact metrics? Join us for a two-part series on publishing. Part 1 is an interactive workshop that will address frequently asked questions about disseminating health sciences scholarship in peer-reviewed journals. We will begin with the basics of finding journals to target, and then discuss open access publishing models

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Finding a home for your manuscript Part 2: Impact Factor and other metrics

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, Phillipps-Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States

Working on a health sciences research article? Have questions about publishing, open access, impact metrics? Join us for a two-part series on publishing. In Part 2, we will cover the basics of Impact Factor and discuss modern publication metrics that go well beyond Impact Factor.

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IN PERSON: Starting a research paper

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, Phillipps-Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Get work done on final a paper or project in a helpful and supportive environment. About fifteen minutes of this in person workshop will be devoted to sharing some tips and tricks for writing papers, scripts for presentations, and finding sources. The rest of the time will be devoted to actually getting work done with others who also need to get work done. Together we can help each other to beat the paper panic! Workshop will be held in the…

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ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Gather with other students and staff to learn how to use the Pomodoro technique--a brain-research based study strategy--and work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means studying for midterms (or anything else!), researching and writing, or finishing a problem set. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Sewing for Beginners: Cursed Creatures!

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Health Sciences Library, Phillipps-Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine and make a little spooky stuffed "creature." All supplies will be provided! No sewing experience necessary. Come have a little spooky fun! Register now

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November 2021

ONLINE: Creating Posters in PowerPoint

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer. Register

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Sewing for Beginners: Glasses Case!

November 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Health Sciences Library, Phillipps-Wangensteen Building, 516 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Learn the basics of how to use a sewing machine and make a simple case for glasses or sunglasses. All supplies will be provided! No sewing experience necessary. Come make something both practical and fun! Register now

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December 2021

ONLINE: #ICanHazPDF: Tips and Tricks for accessing materials after you graduate

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you graduating soon? As you transition from UMN, your access to library resources will change. This workshop will review library privileges for alumni and introduce you to research sources available in your next chapter. Register now

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