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May 2018

Art and Archives Lunchtime Talk

May 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 308, 222 21st Ave. S. - Room 308
Minneapolis , MN 55455 United States
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Rini Yun Keagy and Johnnay Leenay — artists in residence at Archives and Special Collections — will talk about their work using historical sources in the special collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries to inspire and create works of art on May 8, noon to 1:00 p.m.

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An Evening to Honor the Founders of the Archie Givens Sr. Collection of African American Literature

May 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Please join us May 14 at 5:00 p.m. to honor the individuals and families whose leadership and generosity established the Givens Collection in partnership with the University of Minnesota. Their enduring support has allowed the Givens Collection to grow into one of the country’s premier African American collections.

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Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Please join us May 17, 7:00 p.m., for a special event to celebrate the publication of Wild Mares: My Lesbian Back-to-the-Land Life by Dianna Hunter.

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Prairie Poets and Press: Literary Lives of the Upper Midwest

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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RESERVATIONS ARE CLOSED. Take a trip through Minnesota’s literary history — and join us May 22 to celebrate a new exhibit from the Upper Midwest Literary Archives.

Poets and publishers have planted roots in all corners of Minnesota. From Winona to Luverne, from Moorhead to Duluth, join us on a journey  through the communities of writers and publishers across our state. Hop in and enjoy the ride!

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June 2018

Capstone Event for the Olson Innovation Award Artists in Residence

June 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Celebrate the work of three distinguished artists in residence — Valerie Caesar, Johnnay Leenay, and Rini Yun Keagy — who have mined the University of Minnesota Libraries collections to inspire and inform their creative works. Monday, June 4, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Introduction to Zotero

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join us June 5 for Introduction to Zotero. Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can also use Zotero to easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. Register online

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Introduction to Mendeley

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join us June 6, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. for Introduction to Mendeley. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then automatically create in-text citations and the bibliography. This hands-on class will cover how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs, and more. Register online

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Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

June 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join us June 6, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. for Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web. 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. Register online

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Programming & Pizza — June 2018

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, June 8, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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Formatting your dissertation in word

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Join us June 11, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. for Formatting your dissertation in Word Cut time spent sitting at your computer toiling away at Microsoft Word! In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Word features effectively and efficiently, including: creating a basic template, inserting footnotes, images and page numbers, generating tables of contents and figures; and more! Participants should have basic experience using Microsoft Word. Note this version of the workshop specifically uses Word 2010 for Windows. We will…

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Reframing Fair Housing, Reclaiming Neighborhood History

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55409 United States
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Join us for the first gathering of the “Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed” event series to learn more about the history and impetus of fair housing laws and share your knowledge about the history of your family and neighborhood. This event will feature the work of the Mapping Prejudice project team, which includes Ryan Mattke, head of the University of Minnesota's Borchert Map Library. 

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July 2018

Les Papillions, Les Femmes: Photographs by Shanna Allyn exhibit opening

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Exhibit: Photographs by Shanna Allyn

Join us Friday, July 13 for the opening reception of the exhibit, "Les Papillions, Les Femmes: Photographs by Shanna Allyn" in the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The event is open to the public. 

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Programming & Pizza — July 2018

July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us Friday, July 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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August 2018

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

August 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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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. Register online

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Introduction to Zotero

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can also use Zotero to easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. Register online

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Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

August 23 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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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. Register online

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Programming & Pizza — August 2018

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us Friday, August 24, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., for our monthly Programming & Pizza. Expert staff from the Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, and Research Computing will connect with you for 30 minutes of hands-on help. Advanced registration required.

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Getting Sticky With It

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library, Diehl Hall, Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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You love stickers, we love stickers.  Come and learn how to use the Makerspace's vinyl cutter to make custom stickers for your computer, phone, car, wall or anything else.  You can bring your own monochrome images or we'll show you to use images from the web.  There is no cost to attend the workshop or use the Makerspace.  Location: Bio-Med Makerspace (Diehl 314) Register online

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Introduction to Mendeley

August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free

Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then automatically create in-text citations and the bibliography. This hands-on class will cover how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs, and more. Register online

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September 2018

The Best from Pen & Press — Exhibit Open House

September 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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From Cuneiform tablets and ancient papyri to modern day fine press, this dazzling exhibit extends to two galleries in Elmer L. Andersen Library. See never before exhibited rare materials such as a 16th-century “remembrance scroll” — a sort of to-do list for the king’s court — and a book containing a Rembrandt etching. The exhibit open house features gallery talks by curators from the Archives and Special Collections department at the Libraries. 5:00 p.m. – Curator Tim Johnson, First Floor…

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Pop-Up Library at the U Card Fair

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Coffman Plaza, 300 Washington Avenue SE
Minneapolis, 55455
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The University Libraries Pop-Up Library returns to the U Card Fair! Swipe your U Card to win prizes, check out fun reads, and learn why the U Libraries are your academic survival headquarters. Event details What: Pop-Up Library at the U Card Fair When: Thursday, September 13 | 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where: Coffman Memorial Union Plaza

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PAWS at Wilson Library

September 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us in the Wilson Library, first floor lobby for PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions featuring registered therapy animal teams — including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community. Event details What: PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) When: Thursday, September 13 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Where: Wilson Library, First Floor Lobby

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East Asian Library Open House

September 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
East Asian Library, 309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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East Asian Open House flier. The Open House will be Thursday, Sept. 13, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Stop by the East Asian Library Open House on Thursday, September 13, between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. for snacks and an opportunity to learn more about the library, hangout with friends, and pick up a book or DVD. 

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Formatting your dissertation in Word

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Cut time spent sitting at your computer toiling away at Microsoft Word! In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Word features effectively and efficiently, including: creating a basic template, inserting footnotes, images and page numbers, generating tables of contents and figures; and more! Participants should have basic experience using Microsoft Word. Note this version of the workshop specifically uses Word 2010 for Windows. We will be using a sample dissertation and not be working with individual dissertations. Register online

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