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February 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

February 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

February 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

February 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

February 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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March 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

March 5, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

March 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

March 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

March 26, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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April 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 2, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

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May 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

May 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

May 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

May 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Friday, repeating until May 22, 2021

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Library Associate

Writing a business plan or research paper and not sure where to start? Interested in what is behind a company, product, or service? Connect with the Business Library Associate to get hands on support navigating the Library's collection of business resources and databases.

Find out more »

August 2021

ONLINE: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

August 24, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in MS Word or Google Docs. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of each, including Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register

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September 2021

ONLINE: Introduction to UMN Libraries website and search tools for new graduate students

September 1, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 9:15 am

Meet online with fellow graduate students and get an overview of the Library website (lib.umn.edu) and online search features. Find out about getting to online full text and tools to be more productive for any type of research you are doing. Your future self will thank you for attending. A zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Virtual UMN Library Website Tour

September 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

The Library website is the place to check for your textbooks, and to find sources for papers and projects like online journals, magazines and newspapers. Your tuition dollars pay for sources you can't get from Google. Get an online tour of the Libraries website. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered. Register

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ONLINE” How to Manage Your New Online Classes

September 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Studying at home is a HUGE change! Chat with UMN Librarians about strategies for creating your best possible study environment, and maximizing your time. We'll go over time management apps like Trello, and discuss ways to communicate your needs to family and roommates. Register

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ONLINE: Bullet Journaling for Motivation

September 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Start the new year and new semester out right! Learn how to use a bullet journal to increase your motivation, stay organized, set daily goals, and reflect on challenges and accomplishments. Have a notebook/journal and some writing utensils ready, as we'll be starting our journals during the workshop! This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom on the day of the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Managing Your New In-Person and Online Classes

September 9, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Whether you are studying at home or on campus, learn some strategies for creating your best possible study environment and maximizing your time. We'll introduce you to some time management apps, discuss ways to communicate your needs to family and roommates, and share some tips for handling email, Canvas, and schedules. This workshop will be held online via Zoom. A link will be sent to your email prior to the start of the workshop. Register now!

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ONLINE: Introduction to Citation Managers (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

September 9, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and files. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in a word processor. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register now

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ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

September 12, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for fall. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Demystifying Communicating with Faculty

September 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Talking to faculty doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. Join us for a short session to learn tips on how to communicate with your instructors during office hours, e-mail, and phone conversations. Also, learn some tips for sending emails of interest for open positions and mentorships. Register

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ONLINE: How to Manage Your New Online Classes

September 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Studying at home is a HUGE change! Chat with UMN Librarians about strategies for creating your best possible study environment, and maximizing your time. We'll go over time management apps like Trello, and discuss ways to communicate your needs to family and roommates. Register

Find out more »

ONLINE: Preregistering Your Research 101 (Bonus: Demo of OSF Registries!)

September 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Are you curious about what it means to register your research? Come learn about the benefits of pre-registering your research methods and analysis plans in registries such as Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn about questionable research practices (QRPs) and why preregistration is thought to be one way to thwart QRPs such as Hypothesizing After Results are Known (HARK). Additionally participants will leave with an understanding of the Registered Reports journal submission process. A demo will walk-thru how to use OSF…

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ONLINE: Finding Grant Funding for New Researchers

September 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Find more about how to find funding opportunities available to researchers and graduate students. Learn how to use Pivot (from Community of Science) and the Foundation Directory. Register

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ONLINE: Creating Posters in PowerPoint

September 30, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer. Register now

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October 2021

ONLINE: Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

October 1, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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Workshop: Introduction to Citation Managers (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

October 5, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in a word processor. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register now

Find out more »

ONLINE: Increase your reading efficiency

October 6, 2021 @ 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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ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

October 7, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Gather with other students and staff to learn how to use the Pomodoro technique--a brain-research based study strategy--and work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means studying for midterms (or anything else!), researching and writing, or finishing a problem set. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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ONLINE: Starting a research paper

October 12, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get started on a paper or project in a helpful and supportive environment. About fifteen minutes of this virtual workshop will be devoted to sharing some tips and tricks for writing papers, scripts for presentations, and finding sources. The rest of the time will be devoted to actually getting work done with others who also need to get work done. Together we can help each other to beat paper panic and stop procrastinating! A link to the Zoom will be…

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ONLINE: Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 now

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ONLINE: Voting, candidates, and doing your research: Learn to navigate your city election in November

October 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Envelope with Vote by mail on text

Your vote counts, especially at the local level, and we want to help you navigate the ins and outs of the city elections in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in November! Come to this workshop to learn about navigating the process of voting, how to view your sample ballot, resources for researching candidates and specific ballot questions, and how you can be more involved with elections in your community. First-time voters, new-to-the-area voters, and seasoned voters all welcome! Register now

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Online: Calligraphy for Beginners

October 14, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Learn the basics of how to make decorative calligraphy and hand lettering! All skill levels are welcome. Workshop materials will be provided for pickup in the Walter Library Breakerspace before the session. This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will recieve a link to the Zoom on the day of the workshop. Please register here.

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ONLINE: Know Your Rights When Writing

October 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Copyright Law image with law books.

Authors may encounter copyright questions as they develop their research, at the point of submission for publishing, or sometimes even later. Choices authors make in these situations can have implications that resonate in research impact and even the ability to reuse ones own work later on. Develop a better understanding of your rights and options as an author, to make sure you can reach your research goals. This workshop will be online via Zoom. You will receive a link to…

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ONLINE: Finding Grant Funding for New Researchers

October 21, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Find more about how to find funding opportunities available to researchers and graduate students. Learn how to use Pivot (from Community of Science) and the Foundation Directory. Register

Find out more »

ONLINE: Voting, candidates, and doing your research: Learn to navigate your city election in November

October 22, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Envelope with Vote by mail on text

Your vote counts, especially at the local level, and we want to help you navigate the ins and outs of the city elections in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in November! Come to this workshop to learn about navigating the process of voting, how to view your sample ballot, resources for researching candidates and specific ballot questions, and how you can be more involved with elections in your community. First-time voters, new-to-the-area voters, and seasoned voters all welcome! Register now

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Online: Introduction to Discord (The Toaster)

October 25, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us on Zoom on Monday, October 25th for a quick introduction to Discord. Gain insight into how to use and navigate this online platform. Register below, recieve the zoom link, and you will be discording (is that a thing?) in no time! Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm Location: Campus: Walter Library Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.

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ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

October 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Gather with other students and staff to learn how to use the Pomodoro technique--a brain-research based study strategy--and work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means studying for midterms (or anything else!), researching and writing, or finishing a problem set. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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ONLINE: The Fault in Our Publication Agreements: Avoiding Thesis/Dissertation Copyright Tragedies

October 27, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Many graduate students publish research during the course of their studies, planning to reuse those publications in their thesis or dissertation. But some elements of the publication process can create copyright issues when it comes time to submit the dissertation or thesis! During this quick session you’ll develop a better understanding of your rights and options as an author, to avoid unpleasant surprises close to graduation. This session will be online via Zoom; link sent after registration. Session will have…

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November 2021

ONLINE: Preregistering Your Research 101 (Bonus: Demo of OSF Registries!)

November 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Are you curious about what it means to register your research? Come learn about the benefits of pre-registering your research methods and analysis plans in registries such as Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn about questionable research practices (QRPs) and why preregistration is thought to be one way to thwart QRPs such as Hypothesizing After Results are Known (HARK). Additionally participants will leave with an understanding of the Registered Reports journal submission process. A demo will walk-thru how to use OSF…

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ONLINE: Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis in Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences

November 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will cover an introduction to evidence synthesis reviews including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, and evidence gap maps. Participants will learn the requirements for each type of review as well as the amount of time reviews take to complete and the ideal team composition for undertaking such a project. Topics covered will also include protocols and registries, evidence synthesis tools, and how to work with a librarian to create a comprehensive and reproducible search strategy. Examples used and…

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Online: Advanced Calligraphy

November 4, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Recommended only if you have already taken Calligraphy for Beginners or have prior experience with calligraphy. Learn more advanced methods for Calligraphy including playing with levels, kerning, flourishes, and using materials other than markers and paper. Bring your creativity! Supply packets will be available in the Breakerspace beginning October 1, or you can bring your own. Have paper and writing utensils on hand for practice! This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive the link to the Zoom…

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ONLINE: Creating Posters in PowerPoint

November 5, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer. Register

Find out more »

Online: Podcasting 101

November 12, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ever wanted to start a podcast, or learn about what goes into them? Join us for Podcasting 101 where we'll provide an overview of podcasting including how to get started, how to create the best setting to record in, which equipment to use, and more! Bring your questions for Q&A time at the end. Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Location: Online Campus: Walter Library Registration is required.. There are 16 seats available.

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ONLINE: Using a citation manager: Zotero (LWTL)

November 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Square wooden Scrabble tiles that spell "CITATION"

A citation manager is a critical tool for staying organized as a graduate student, and it will save you hours - even weeks - of time spent hand typing citations. This workshop will teach you how to use Zotero, a free, cloud-based citation manager. Register now

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December 2021

Online: Bullet Journaling for Finals

December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

End your semester strong! Learn how to use a bullet journal to organize, study, reflect, and prepare for your finals. Bring a notebook and some writing utensils and your course syllabi. This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom on the day of the workshop. Register here.

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ONLINE: End of semester Planning – study tips and tricks

December 3, 2021 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Plan the rest of your semester and learn new study techniques.

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ONLINE: End of semester planning – study tips and tricks

December 5, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Ready for finals? Have final papers and projects or a mountain of homework to finish up? Do you need some new study tips and tricks to help finish the semester strong? In this online workshop, reflect on your semester so far and make a study plan for the rest of the semester 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…

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ONLINE: Try the Pomodoro technique: Virtual study time

December 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong. Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy. Have some work ready (e.g. homework, problem sets, reading, research, writing, studying for finals, etc) and use focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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ONLINE: #ICanHazPDF: Tips and Tricks for accessing materials after you graduate

December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you graduating soon? As you transition from UMN, your access to library resources will change. This workshop will review library privileges for alumni and introduce you to research sources available in your next chapter. Register now

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VIRTUAL: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

December 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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: Try the Pomodoro technique: Virtual study time

December 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong. Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy. Have some work ready (e.g. homework, problem sets, reading, research, writing, studying for finals, etc) and use focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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January 2022

Online: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs, and create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Graduate Student Bootcamp – Managing Data and Research Materials

January 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Keep your research organized by learning data management skills! This virtual workshop is designed for graduate students and new researchers who will be managing a research project for the first time. We will share foundational data management tips that will be useful for all research disciplines. Sessions will involve discussions about specific data challenges depending on where you are in your data management journey, as well as demonstrations on how to integrate various tools into an effective, organized, and repeatable…

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ONLINE: Library 101: Using the Libraries website and databases effectively

January 14 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

New to the UMN Libraries? Want to get more familiar with the library website? Want to be more efficient and effective in your online searching? Join us in Zoom and learn tips and tricks for finding high-quality sources efficiently through the U Libraries website (lib.umn.edu). We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register now!

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ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: DynaMed

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to DynaMed (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support tool that can be used at the point-of-care. Healthcare professionals: use DynaMed to look up disease topics, including diagnosis and treatment options. Health sciences students: use DynaMed to increase your background knowledge of diseases, including definitions, causes, risk factors, etc. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and staff. Register now.  

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ONLINE: Preregistering Your Research 101 (Bonus: Demo of OSF Registries!)

January 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Are you curious about what it means to register your research? Come learn about the benefits of pre-registering your research methods and analysis plans in registries such as Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn about questionable research practices (QRPs) and why preregistration is thought to be one way to thwart QRPs such as Hypothesizing After Results are Known (HARK). Additionally participants will leave with an understanding of the Registered Reports journal submission process.  A demo will walk-thru how to use OSF…

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ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

January 21 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Start strong: Early semester planning

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

Find out more »

ONLINE: Increase your reading efficiency

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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: Posting & Discovering Preprints (Bonus: A Demo of depositing in OSF’s preprint repositories)

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Are you curious about preprints? Maybe you would like to make an open access version of your work available but are not sure about your preferred journals' policies regarding preprints? Would you like to rapidly release your findings as opposed to waiting for the peer review process and copy-editing delays? Come to this virtual workshop to learn about the pros and cons of posting preprints in repositories such as Open Science Framework (OSF), arXiv, medRxiv, and bioRxiv. Learn about why…

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ONLINE: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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…

Find out more »

ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: DynaMed

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to DynaMed (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support tool that can be used at the point-of-care. Healthcare professionals: use DynaMed to look up disease topics, including diagnosis and treatment options. Health sciences students: use DynaMed to increase your background knowledge of diseases, including definitions, causes, risk factors, etc. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and staff. Register now.

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February 2022

ONLINE: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: VisualDx

February 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to VisualDx (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support and differential diagnosis tool. Healthcare professionals: use VisualDx to visualize a differential diagnosis based on physical signs and symptoms, lab results, history, environmental exposure, etc. Health sciences students: use VisualDx to learn about the visual manifestation of diseases in the human body; practice your skin exam skills with the LearnDerm modules. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and…

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ONLINE: Tips and Tools for spring semester planning

February 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for spring. We will talk about semester planning, Canvas course tips, and go on virtual visits to the UMN Libraries and Success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Get ideas for keeping up the motivation and staying on track in your courses. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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: Tools to aid clinical decision-making: VisualDx

February 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

This 30 minute presentation will introduce viewers to VisualDx (and its mobile app), an evidence-based clinical decision support and differential diagnosis tool. Healthcare professionals: use VisualDx to visualize a differential diagnosis based on physical signs and symptoms, lab results, history, environmental exposure, etc. Health sciences students: use VisualDx to learn about the visual manifestation of diseases in the human body; practice your skin exam skills with the LearnDerm modules. Intended audience: U of M health sciences students, residents, faculty, and…

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ONLINE: Get ready for midterms : Try the Pomodoro

February 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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March 2022

ONLINE: The Ethics of Open Access and the Scholarly Publishing System

March 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Researchers face a lot of different pressures when making choices about where and how to publish their work—including whether and how to provide open access. In this session, presenters will provide an overview of current elements of the scholarly publishing system, and explore how those elements constrain and/or enable different author choices. We’ll also highlight the many ways authors can make their work open access without paying a fee. This workshop is in coordination with campus-wide Research Ethics Week events…

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ONLINE: Intro to Designing Conference Posters

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This workshop is meant to help the beginning researcher or presenter put together their conference poster and prepare it for a digital or in-person conference. Software used to create the posters will be PowerPoint and Google Slides. Zoom link will be sent out one hour before the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

March 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Tools and tips to avoid plagiarism

March 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty can lead to severe consequences. This online workshop will help you understand what plagiarism in writing is and some of the most common mistakes that students make. Learn strategies and tools to cite sources, avoid plagiarism and about other resources to get additional support. We will send a zoom link to those who register. Register

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April 2022

ONLINE: Intro to Designing Conference Posters

April 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is meant to help the beginning researcher or presenter put together their conference poster and prepare it for a digital or in-person conference. Software used to create the posters will be PowerPoint and Google Slides. Zoom link will be sent out one hour before the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Get ready for Finals : Try Pomodoro technique

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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ONLINE: End of Semester Planning – Study Tips and Tricks

April 29 @ 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Ready for finals? Have final papers and projects or a mountain of homework to finish up? Do you need some new study tips and tricks to help finish the semester strong? In this online workshop, reflect on your semester so far and make a study plan for the rest of the semester 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…

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May 2022

ONLINE: End of Semester Planning – Tips and Tricks

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Make a study plan for the rest of the semester and learn time management techniques.

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ONLINE: Study smarter: Try the Pomodoro technique (Study day edition)

May 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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ONLINE: Study smarter: Try the Pomodoro technique

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

May 24 @ 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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June 2022

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

June 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 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

June 21 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 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 to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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July 2022

ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also talk about using EndNote with EndNoteWeb, a free online version. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Learn how to use Zotero to make your own collection of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files, and more. Zotero can also be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles. You can then use them in Google Docs, Microsoft Word and LibreOffice. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered before the session. Register Today

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August 2022

VIRTUAL: Introduction to Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku)

August 3 @ 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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ONLINE: Introduction to UMN Libraries website and search tools

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

New to the UMN Libraries? Want to be more efficient and effective in your online searching? Join us in Zoom and get an overview of the Library website (lib.umn.edu) and services. Learn tips and tricks for finding useful databases and high-quality sources. A zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

August 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, and other files. 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

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