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Biibliophilia: Collecting Black Books

The University Libraries are a strategic asset for the University, providing intellectual leadership and extraordinary information experiences toward the advancement of knowledge. The University Libraries inspire learning and discovery through information resources, collaboration, and expertise.

January 2023

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files, and more. Create citations which can be added to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered one day before the workshop. Register

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

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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. We will also share some money-saving tips! A Zoom link will be sent out a couple of days prior to the workshop.…

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ONLINE: Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and in Zoom lectures)

January 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 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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February 2023

Documentary Screening: The Vanishing Trial

February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Walter Library, Room 101, 117 Pleasant St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join the Libraries Student Advisory Board for documentary night in the Libraries! The Vanishing Trial (38 minutes) explores America's justice system and how the "trial penalty" has led to the shocking disappearance of one of the most fundamental individual rights and the explosion of America's prison population. Following the film, there will be a short discussion featuring guest speaker JaneAnne Murray from the UMN Law School's Clemency Project. The event is free for all to attend, we'll have popcorn, drinks,…

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First Fridays: Playing Ball and Neighborhood Home Festivals

February 3 @ 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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ONLINE: Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and Zoom Lectures)

February 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 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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Bridging the Faultlines: Stories of Racism, Resistance, and Repair

February 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Breck Auditorium, 123 Ottawa Ave. N.
Golden Valley, MN 55422 United States
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Free
Jim Crow of the North Stories; Bridging the Faultlines, Monday, Feb. 6.

In a revealing and timely follow up to the 2019 Emmy-award winning documentary, Jim Crow of the North, Twin Cities PBS (TPT) has created a series of documentary shorts called “Jim Crow of the North Stories.” You are invited to experience these stories in a live event that features music, poetry, and food. This will set the table for community conversations meant to acknowledge racism, celebrate ongoing resistance, and move participants to repair harm. The University Libraries' Mapping Prejudice team,…

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PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress)

February 9 @ 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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ONLINE: Maximize your midterms – Study planning tips and tricks

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Ready for midterms? Have tests, papers and projects or a mountain of homework? Do you need some new study tips and tricks for midterms? In this online workshop, reflect on your semester so far and make a study plan whether you have papers, finals or other types of assignments. Learn new time management techniques and how to study most effectively using proven brain-based methods. Zoom link will be sent to those registered a couple days before the event. Registration required.…

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

February 21 @ 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 now

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ONLINE : Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Learn about using EndNote to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNote Online, a web-based version of EndNote freely available to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered one day before the workshop. Register

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Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects: Opening Reception

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Illustration of Sherlock Holmes alongside the exhibit title, Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects

Join us to celebrate the opening of a remarkable traveling exhibit, “Sherlock Holmes in 221 Objects,” at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Guests will view the exhibit, enjoy appetizers, and hear remarks from Sherlockian experts Glen Miranker, curator and collector; Tim Johnson, E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota; and Gary Thaden, President of the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections. Please register to attend this free event on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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March 2023

First Fridays: Fun With a Purpose

March 3 @ 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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PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress)

March 16 @ 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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PAWS (Pet Away Worry and Stress)

March 30 @ 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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April 2023

First Fridays: Computer Gaming, Campus Traditions

April 7 @ 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 @ 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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