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October 2022

ONLINE – Storage, Back-up, and Versioning, Oh my!

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A magnifying glass is shown magnifying the word 'data' and a series of ones and zeroes

Going beyond the best practices of "3-2-1", this session will demonstrate real workflows and tools for backing up and versioning your research data.

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Podcasting 101 (In-person)

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Blue Snowflake USB microphone.

If you've ever wanted to learn about audio recording or podcasts, this is the workshop for you!

Come learn about the different types of audio equipment you can use to record (including ones for free checkout at the UMN libraries!) as well as methods for planning, preparing for, and editing your recordings. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, do small demos, and provide you with resources to use as you embark on your audio adventure.

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Podcasting 101 (Online)

October 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blue Snowflake USB microphone.

If you've ever wanted to learn about audio recording or podcasts, this is the workshop for you!

Come learn about the different types of audio equipment you can use to record (including ones for free checkout at the UMN libraries!) as well as methods for planning, preparing for, and editing your recordings. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, do small demos, and provide you with resources to use as you embark on your audio adventure.

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ONLINE: UMN Libraries on the go: Tips for transfer, commuter, and non-traditional students

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Do you primarily do schoolwork off-campus? Ever wondered how to avoid paying money for articles? Want to know how you can save time, parking money, and even avoid trips to campus? In this 45-minute workshop you will learn tips and tricks for doing research for papers and projects, accessing library materials, and getting help when you are off-campus. A Zoom link will be sent out a couple of days prior to the workshop. Register now.

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ONLINE: Increase your reading efficiency

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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The Kerlan Award: Andrea Davis Pinkney

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
The Kerlan Award Ceremony banner featuring a collage of books by 2022 Kerlan Award winner Andrea Davis Pinkney

Please join us to celebrate the winner of the 2022 Kerlan Award, Andrea Davis Pinkney. This online event is brought to you by The Kerlan Collection of Children's Literature and by Rain Taxi Twin Cities Book Festival. The event takes place online on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022 at 6 p.m. CDT.

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PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress)

October 13 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Stressed out? Come de-stress and forget about your worries at PAWS! Monthly PAWS sessions at Wilson Library feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, chickens, and other domestic animals like cats and rabbits—that you are welcome to interact with and pet. No registration or fee- just show up and pet away.

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IN PERSON: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Natural Resources Library, 1980 Folwell Ave.
Falcon Heights, MN 55108 United States
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pine tree branch, u of m

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Come slow down, de-stress from your daily routine, and deepen your connection to nature. It is different than other nature experiences such as hiking or birding; in forest bathing, we will be slowing down with intentionality and engaging all of our senses through some activities. Give your mind and body some time to rest, wander and wonder in nature. Join Kristen Mastel, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Outreach Librarian, to discover “Forest Bathing”  (The…

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more. Zotero can then be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles which can be added to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered. Register today!

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Author talk with Marlene Zuk

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Open Book, 1011 South Washington Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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Marlene Zuk

Is our behavior dictated by nature or shaped by nurture? It’s an old question that’s been the source of endless debate. It's complicated. About this event In Dancing Cockatoos and the Dead Man Test: How Behavior Evolves and Why It Matters, evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk, illuminates how all of our attributes, behavior or not, are shaped by both genes and the environment in both humans and animals. Zuk invites us to see and celebrate entanglement, complexity, and our connection…

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ONLINE: Increase your reading efficiency

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

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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ONLINE – Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation with R Markdown, GitHub, and Friends

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A magnifying glass is shown magnifying the word 'data' and a series of ones and zeroes

he R ecosystem can be used for more than statistical analysis!  This session will demonstrate how to use RStudio, R Markdown documents, and git/GitHub version control to write your thesis or dissertation in a fully reproducible and transparent way.

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own collection of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more. Zotero can then be used to create in-text citations and bibliographies as you write. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

October 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote along with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress)

October 27 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Stressed out? Come de-stress and forget about your worries at PAWS! Monthly PAWS sessions at Wilson Library feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, chickens, and other domestic animals like cats and rabbits—that you are welcome to interact with and pet. No registration or fee- just show up and pet away.

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Bullet journaling for motivation

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A view of a bullet journal is shown with a month and a weekly view.

"Ever wanted to start bullet journaling? Looking for a way to organize your semester or your life? It's easy!

Join us for a beginner's session for bullet journaling where we introduce the basics of journaling including supplies, methods, and how to make it work for YOU, as a student. Have some paper and a pen/pencil handy (and art supplies if that's your thing) for the workshop and make a journal right along with u

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November 2022

First Fridays: Dressed to Move and Impractical Sports

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
Black and white lace-up boots from the Goldstein Museum

Join us on Friday, Nov. 4 at noon for two archival talks in the First Fridays series. Jean McElvain, Goldstein Museum of Design, presents “Dressed to Move: Women’s Activewear” and Ryan Bean, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, presents “Wide World of Impractical Sports.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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VIRTUAL: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

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

Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Come slow down, de-stress from your daily routine, and deepen your connection to nature. It is different than other nature experiences such as hiking or birding; in forest bathing, we will be slowing down with intentionality and engaging all of our senses through some activities. Give your mind and body some time to rest, wander and wonder in nature. Join Kristen Mastel, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Outreach Librarian, to discover “Forest Bathing”  (The…

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PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress)

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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PAWS student touching nose with dog

Stressed out? Come de-stress and forget about your worries at PAWS! Monthly PAWS sessions at Wilson Library feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, chickens, and other domestic animals like cats and rabbits—that you are welcome to interact with and pet. No registration or fee — just show up and pet away.  

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ONLINE – Publishing (with) Data

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
A magnifying glass is shown magnifying the word 'data' and a series of ones and zeroes

This session will help you form good practices as you prepare to submit your research to a journal and affiliated data to a repository. Attendees will learn how to make informed decisions about where to publish by learning how to select appropriate journals and how to advocate for yourself and your research throughout the publication process.

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Podcasting 101 (In-person)

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
+ Google Map
Blue Snowflake USB microphone.

If you've ever wanted to learn about audio recording or podcasts, this is the workshop for you!

Come learn about the different types of audio equipment you can use to record (including ones for free checkout at the UMN libraries!) as well as methods for planning, preparing for, and editing your recordings. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, do small demos, and provide you with resources to use as you embark on your audio adventure.

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Podcasting 101 (Online)

November 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Blue Snowflake USB microphone.

If you've ever wanted to learn about audio recording or podcasts, this is the workshop for you!

Come learn about the different types of audio equipment you can use to record (including ones for free checkout at the UMN libraries!) as well as methods for planning, preparing for, and editing your recordings. Staff will be on hand to answer questions, do small demos, and provide you with resources to use as you embark on your audio adventure.

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December 2022

First Fridays: Food! Glorious Food!

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
A woodcut image showing a king being served food at a table, from a Pre-modern book in the James Ford Bell Library collection

Join us on Friday, Dec. 2 at noon for a First Fridays archival talk. Marguerite Ragnow, Curator of the James Ford Bell Library presents “Food! Glorious Food! Food and Feasting in the Pre-modern World.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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Mary Moore Easter: ‘Keeping the Past with Eliza Winston’

December 6 @ 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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Mary Moore Easter will in turn amplify the voice of Eliza Winston in live performance from her chapbook Free Papers: poems inspired by the testimony of Eliza Winston a Mississippi slave escaped to freedom in Minnesota in 1860. In moments of discovery, ancestor story and full- throated song, hear Eliza’s courage, doubt, love and personal critique of her situation come alive. Event Details What: Keeping the Past with Eliza Winston Who: Presented by Mary Moore Easter When: Tuesday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.…

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February 2023

First Fridays: Playing Ball and Neighborhood Home Festivals

February 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
A black and white photo from the IHRCA collections showing a person playing a guitar with five people standing behind them in an indoor space

Join us on Friday, Feb. 3 at noon for two archival talks in the First Fridays series. Anne Good, Assistant Curator of the James Ford Bell Library presents “Playing Ball in the James Ford Bell Library” and Ellen Engseth, Curator of the Immigration History Research Center Archives presents “‘Get Together Americans!’ Through Neighborhood Home Festivals.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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March 2023

First Fridays: Fun With a Purpose

March 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
A photo from the Social Welfare History Archives showing a parade on a cobblestone street. In the foreground, an early 20th-century motor vehicle has a flatbed in which many people are riding while holding American flags

Join us on Friday, March 3 at noon for a First Fridays archival talk. Linnea Anderson, Archivist, Social Welfare History Archives presents “Fun With a Purpose: Pageants and Parades in the Social Welfare History Archives.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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April 2023

First Fridays: Computer Gaming, Campus Traditions

April 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
A black and white photo of a chess game in which two computer programs are competing with each other. The programs are Chess 4.7 from Northwestern University and Cyber 170 from Control Data Corporation. People are seated on either side of the chessboard to move the chess pieces.

Join us on Friday, April 7 at noon for two archival talks in the First Fridays series. Amanda Wick, Curator of the Charles Babbage Institute Archives presents “Checkmate: The Untold Story of Computer Gaming” and Ellen Holt-Werle and Rebecca Toov, University Archives, present “The Games People Play…” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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May 2023

First Fridays: Jewish Country Clubs, Maps and Leisure

May 5, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
A line art illustration shows a woman wearing a mid-20th century style of clothing who is playing golf

Join us on Friday, May 5 at noon for two archival talks in the First Fridays series. Kate Dietrick, Archivist at the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives presents “Having a Ball: Minnesota’s Jewish Country Clubs” and Ryan Mattke, Head of the John R. Borchert Map Library presents “Recreation and Leisure Through a Cartographic Lens.” Presentations resume in person this year with the option to attend online.

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