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January 2019

Introduction to Citation Managers (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero, EndNote etc.)

January 30 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at common citation managers: Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero.

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CANCELED – #1Lib1Ref Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

January 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Curator Kate Dietrick edits wikipedia articles at the U of M Libraries 2018 #1Lib1Ref event.

UPDATE: This event has been canceled due to extreme cold temperatures.

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Friends Forum: A Feast of Words

January 31 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
$15 – $29

Cancer touches everyone, everywhere. The Cancer Statistics Center projects that Minnesota will see 31,270 new cases in 2018. Professor David Odde, from the University of Minnesota’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, discusses a promising, cancer-fighting model based on his research. The model uses a patient’s own biopsies to chart an intervention path through the cancer’s infrastructure. Beating Cancer at Its Own Game Who: Professor David Odde Where: Coffman Memorial Union, Campus Club, West Wing When: January, 31, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. Reservations…

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February 2019

Think Like a Researcher

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with undergraduate research from student researchers, faculty researchers, and folks from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Topics covered include the benefits and challenges of research, deciding what research opportunity is right for you, finding and contacting faculty mentors, ethics in research and MORE! Learn more and register

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Think Like a Researcher

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Update: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, January 31st but has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 7 from 1-3:30 in Walter Library 320.  Learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with undergraduate research from student researchers, faculty researchers, and folks from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Topics covered include the benefits and challenges of research, deciding what research opportunity is right for you, finding and contacting faculty mentors, ethics in research and MORE! Learn more and…

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Think Like a Researcher

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Learn about the wide variety of ways to get started with undergraduate research from student researchers, faculty researchers, and folks from the Office of Undergraduate Research. Topics covered include the benefits and challenges of research, deciding what research opportunity is right for you, finding and contacting faculty mentors, ethics in research and MORE! Make your reservation

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Podcasting 101

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Learn the basics of podcasting using equipment available at the SMART Learning Commons desk and free audio software. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Make your reservation

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Furious beautiful zines

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Drop in, learn what a zine is, and make one of your own to share with the world (or just your cat)! This workshop is guest-hosted by Jimmy Cooper. Questions etc. go to furiousbeautiful@gmail.com! All are welcome.

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Build SOMA Puzzles!

February 12 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Come build the infamous Soma puzzle from scratch! The local Teen Tech Squad from the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center will guest-host this workshop! All are welcome! Make your reservation

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Advanced 3D Printing: Making Better Prints

February 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

More in-depth workshop about the fundamental parts of 3D printing. What is it? How does it work? What settings make it work well? How can you make better prints? This is Part 1 of a three-part Advanced look into 3D printing series. Hosted by Tyler Christianson. All are welcome. Make your reservation

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SOLD OUT! Friends Forum: Members Appreciation Event

February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Weisman Art Museum, 333 East River Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Steve Sack

'I read the paper, I crack a joke, and I draw a picture.' St. Paul native and University of Minnesota alumnus Steve Sack kept it simple when he won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. Minnesotans are fortunate to follow his view of the world each day in the Star Tribune newspaper as he skewers presidents from Reagan to Trump and tackles international and local issues.

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SOLD OUT: ‘Jim Crow of the North’ film screening

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

SOLD OUT! Attend a FREE advance screening February 18 of Jim Crow of the North, a Twin Cities Public Television documentary film that is based on the work of the Mapping Prejudice Project at the University of Minnesota.

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Endangered Data, Data Ethics, and ‘Vulnerable’ Populations

February 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

A panel discussion during Endangered Data Week We live in a world where both an overabundance and a paucity of data coexist, and members of vulnerable populations (such as undocumented immigrants, prisoners, and transgender folks) can be at risk from either end of this spectrum. Too much data can dangerously reveal someone’s status or identity, and an absence of data can undercut the creation of infrastructure required to support a group’s needs. In this panel, scholars from across the university…

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Requesting Government Information: FOIA for Scholarship and Publication

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

This workshop will introduce participants to methods for submitting effective FOIA-based requests for government data and documents. Led by investigative reporter — and experienced FOIA-submitter — Filiberto Nolasco Gomez (Editor of Workday Minnesota/Labor Education Service), this workshop will offer participants a rare hands-on opportunity to learn the nitty gritty skills needed to effectively conduct research using the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. Filiberto will also help students think about where to publish the information they are pursuing. Register…

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Furious beautiful zines

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Drop in, learn what a zine is, and make one of your own to share with the world (or just your cat)! This workshop is guest-hosted by Jimmy Cooper. Questions etc. go to furiousbeautiful@gmail.com! All are welcome.

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The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Willey Hall, 225 19th Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

This event will celebrate the opening the exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. The event includes a discussion between author Leonard S. Marcus and Lisa Von Drasek, Curator of the University's Children's Literature Research Collections, followed by a book signing.

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Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture

February 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Marina Rustow, Department of History, Princeton University

Join us for the 2019 Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture. Marina Rustow, Department of History, Princeton University, presents Archives, Paper, and the State Under the Fatimids. Make Your Reservation Event details What: Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture: "Archives, Paper, and the State Under the Fatimids" Who: Presented by Marina Rustow, Department of History, Princeton University When: Thursday, February, 28, 7:00 p.m. Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120 Parking & directions About the speaker Professor Marina Rustow is a social historian of…

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March 2019

The ABC of It Open House

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

This open house will allow children and families ample opportunity to tour the exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.

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The ABC of It: Thematic talk for writers

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

This event will celebrate the exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter through a panel discussion by writers Joyce Sidman, John Coy, and Brenda Child. Moderator Lisa Von Drasek. When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 Parking and Directions About the exhibit The ABC of It exhibit runs from February 11 through June 14, 2019 at Elmer L. Andersen Library and celebrates the 70th anniversary of Dr. Irvin Kerlan's gifts…

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Furious beautiful zines

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Walter Library Breakerspace, Room 204D, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Drop in, learn what a zine is, and make one of your own to share with the world (or just your cat)! This workshop is guest-hosted by Jimmy Cooper. Questions etc. go to furiousbeautiful@gmail.com! All are welcome.

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The ABC of It: Thematic talk for artists

March 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

This event will celebrate the exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter through a panel discussion by artists Lauren Stringer, Nancy Carlson, and Betsy Bowen. Moderator Lisa Von Drasek. When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 Parking and Directions About the exhibit The ABC of It exhibit runs from February 11 through June 14, 2019 at Elmer L. Andersen Library and celebrates the 70th anniversary of Dr. Irvin Kerlan's gifts…

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Minnesota Book Awards: Meet the Finalists

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

Get to know the 2019 Minnesota Book Awards finalists as authors from each category participate in panel discussions about their work. This free public event is presented with the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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The ABC of It: The Making of the Exhibit

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
Free

This event will celebrate the opening the exhibit, The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter. through a panel discussion on the making of the exhibit, featuring Rebecca Brown, Mary Schultz, and Darren Terpstra. Moderated by Lisa Von Drasek. When: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | 5:00 p.m. Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120 Parking and Directions About the exhibit The ABC of It exhibit runs from February 11 through June 14, 2019 at Elmer L. Andersen Library and celebrates…

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