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May 2020

Workshop: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote) for Graduate Students

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
MN United States

Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in Word or Google. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of each including Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. We will also share tips for planning worktime for work and research this summer. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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Workshop: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote) for Graduate Students

May 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
MN United States

Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in Word or Google. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of each including Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. We will also share tips for planning worktime for work and research this summer. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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June 2020

Virtual book launch — ‘Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland’: A Memoir of the Wangensteen Era

June 10 @ 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
Book cover

Please join Henry Buchwald on Wednesday, June 10 at 6:00 p.m. CST for the launch of his new book, Surgical Renaissance in the Heartland, moderated by the University of Minnesota Press's regional editor, Erik Anderson, and co-sponsored by the U of M's Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.

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July 2020

Register now for ACRL’s Project Outcome for academic libraries online workshop

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Project outcome logo

The University of Minnesota Libraries and the MLA Academic and Research Library Division (ARLD) are pleased to announce a free professional development activity on library assessment. Join us on Zoom Wednesday, July 8 from 1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. to learn about the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys and resources. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that provides academic libraries the means to easily measure outcomes and use data for improvements and advocacy. The survey covers instruction, events and programs, research, teaching support, digital and special collections, space, and library technology. Free. Registration required.

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Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States

Meet with fellow students online and learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in MS Word or Google Docs. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of each, including Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. We will also share tips for planning time for work and research this summer. We will send a Zoom link to students who are…

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August 2020

3D Design with Fusion 360

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Get started using a robust 3D design program during this session. We’ll go over the basics of Autodesk's Fusion 360 software, including navigating the interface and generating solid objects. You'll learn more about how to make something that you can 3D print. We recommend that you bring a laptop with Fusion 360 already installed (available free online to students and hobbyists). The workshop "Introduction to 3D Design" is a recommended prerequisite. Register now

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Integrating the Libraries into your course

August 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join librarians and fellow instructors to learn more about integrating online library content into your course and Canvas. The Libraries can provide links to online books, articles, newspapers, streaming documentaries and more. Bring your questions. We will send a zoom link to those registered. Register

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September 2020

Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and in Zoom lectures)

September 17 @ 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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Creating Virtual Study Groups

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Do you miss connecting and studying with classmates in your online classes? Now is the time to think about creating your own virtual study groups. This session will share tips for how to try to get one started and keep them going. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered. Register

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When A Museum, Distillery and a Library Collaborate — Alcohol’s Empire: Distilled Spirits in 1700s Atlantic World

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) is pleased to present “When A Museum, Distillery and a Library Collaborate—Alcohol’s Empire: Distilled Spirits in 1700s Atlantic World,” with panelist Emily Beck Assistant Curator of the U of M Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and collaborators from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Tattersall Distilling Company. This virtual event is part of TCA’s series, “Where We Meet,” and offers a conversation between the creators – curators at museums and libraries, designers, and…

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Virtual study hour — Try the Pomodoro technique

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique which is a brain-research based study strategy. Have an assignment ready to work on -- use focused time and get stuff done then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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October 2020

Data visualizations: Design principles and targeted messaging workshop

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This Zoom workshop will introduce universal design strategies such as color, font, proximity, and shape that can be applied to traditional research visualizations such as tables and charts. It will also teach you how to create targeted messages for specific audiences through telling the story of your data. These learning objectives are grounded in ethical and accessibility principles. This workshop is intended for beginners - please be prepared with paper & pens/markers for a small activity at home. A week…

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Introduction to Tableau

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of using Tableau, a tool for visualizing data. Topics will be presented via lecture and demonstration (no need to download the tool beforehand) and include preparing and importing datasets, creating queries, and exporting useful visualizations. This workshop is intended for beginners (no Tableau experience necessary). A week before the workshop, you will be emailed a Zoom link to join. Register

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Telling Queer History: Out of the Closets into the Polls

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
Telling Queer History

Join Telling Queer History on National Coming Out Day! Coming out and living openly aren’t things we do just once. It’s a journey that LGBTQ people make every single day of our lives. Every coming out experience is unique and must be navigated in the way most comfortable for each individual. Whether it's for the first time ever or the first time today, coming out can be hard — but it’s also a brave and affirming decision to live openly and…

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Kerlan Awards honoring Jon Scieszka

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Book cover image from The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, written by John Scieszka.

Join the Twin Cities Book Festival and the University Libraries for the 45th Annual Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring children's book author Jon Scieszka. This is an online event taking place Thursday, October 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free, reservations required to join.

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Behind the headlines: Reporters and news consumers in a 24/7 media world

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Reading news on a smart phone

In today’s news media environment, we face choices about which voices to listen to. At a time when it’s not always clear who is providing the news, we want to know which sources are credible. And, in a 24/7 news cycle, those gathering the news have the pressure of time — who will get the story out first? Concerned about our media? Take a break from the news for this special event.

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