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February 2021

Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

February 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
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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First Fridays Online – February

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
First Fridays Online

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. The February event features two archival presentations: “The Adventure of the Pandemic Posts,” presented by Tim Johnson, Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections and “Telling Trans Stories on the Radio: The Tretter Transgender Oral History Podcast Project,” presented by Tretter Collection staff. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

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Tips and Tools for spring semester planning

February 5 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Now that spring is underway -- plan the rest of your semester and get organized. Fill out a semester calendar, learn about online peer tutoring, explore tools to be more productive and connect with other students (maybe even make a virtual study group). We will send a zoom link to those who register. Register

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Handmade Valentines

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Hoping to send something special through snail mail this year? Want to gift a loving card to your significant other? Look no further! Supplies will be provided if needed via contactless pickup in the Toaster at Walter Library (register for an email with details!) Otherwise, gather your own paper and markers and get ready to create some valentines with peers! Register

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Virtual study time: Try the Pomodoro technique

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
Tomato shaped analog timer

Keep up the motivation and meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy. Have some work ready (e.g. homework, problem sets, reading, research, writing, studying for finals, etc) and use 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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Creating Posters in PowerPoint

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
Free

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 now

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

February 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

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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Calligraphy and Creative Lettering

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Learn how to make decorative calligraphy and hand lettering through this virtual workshop! Register now to reserve your spot and be on the email list to learn about supply pickup if you are in need of markers (coming January 2021). All skill levels are welcome. Have some writing utensils and paper and be ready to learn! Register

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Data visualizations: Design principles and targeted messaging workshop

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

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. You will…

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Book Speed Dating

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Are you ready to make a love connection...with a good book? Join our very own book matchmakers as they lead you through fast paced book reviews on a variety of genres and subjects. They will even send you a checklist ahead of time so you can mark your favorites as they go through them. If you still haven’t found “the one,” the book matchmakers will save time for on demand recommendations based on your interests. Register in advance and you…

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Get to Know Linux

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn about using Linux and command line basics.

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Tips and Tools for spring semester planning

February 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Now that spring is underway -- plan the rest of your semester and get organized. Fill out a semester calendar, learn about online peer tutoring, explore tools to be more productive and connect with other students (maybe even make a virtual study group). We will send a Zoom link to those who register. Register

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Increase your reading efficiency

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

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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Starting your paper: Choosing a topic and starting your search (online workshop)

February 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Do you need to find a topic for a research paper or project? Or do you have a topic but you need to start finding sources? Join us for a virtual topic brainstorming session and work time with a librarian. We promise you will leave with a topic and at least one source that will make your instructor leap with joy. A Zoom invite will be emailed to you prior to the event. Register

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Introduction to Tableau

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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). You will be emailed a Zoom link an hour before the workshop. Register

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Tools and tips to avoid plagiarism

February 19 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty can lead to severe consequences. This online workshop will help you understand what plagiarism in writing is and some of the most common mistakes that students make. Learn strategies and tools to cite sources, avoid plagiarism and about other resources to get additional support. We will send a zoom link to those who register. Register

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