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Biibliophilia: Collecting Black Books

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November 2020

Virtual Study Hour — Try the Pomodoro technique

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Tomato shaped analog timer

Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique which is a brain-research based study strategy. Have an assignment or homework ready to work on -- used focused time and get stuff done then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 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

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How NOT to plagiarize: Tools and tips to avoid plagiarism

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty can lead to severe consequences. This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism in writing is and some of the most common mistakes that students make. Through interactive activities, you will learn strategies to avoid plagiarism and other resources to get additional support. Register

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First Fridays Online – November

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Chair for My Mother, Illustration by Vera B. Williams

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. “Vera B. Williams, Activist, Writer, and Artist (1927-2015)” will be presented on Friday, November 6 by Lisa Von Drasek, Curator, Children's Literature Research Collections. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

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Connect, Collaborate, Contribute: Using Research Information Tools

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

This online workshop will focus on two topics: Experts@Minnesota and ORCID. Research information tools can help you better understand and manage your online scholarly presence, as well as the impact and reach of your research. We’ll present these topics over the course of 30 minutes, and then invite you to join a breakout room for the second half of the session. This will be a “virtual lab” where you can ask questions and try out these tools. Schedule: First 30 minutes for the…

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“A Campus Divided” exhibit Uncovered (Online Workshop)

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Learn about the popular 2017 Libraries exhibit, "A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommuninists, Racists, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942," and how the archival documents that were uncovered led to a campus-wide conversation around changing the names of buildings on the University of Minnesota campus. Archivist Kate Dietrick will give a behind-the-scenes virtual look at the exhibit, share some historical documents that were important to the conversations surrounding name changes, and discuss the opportunities and limitations that archives provide when confronting the difficult…

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