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November 2020

Connect, Collaborate, Contribute: Using Research Information Tools

November 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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December 2020

“Get it done” End of Semester Study Tips and Tricks

December 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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January 2021

Publishing 101 for Graduate Students

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Thinking about publishing an article on your research, but aren’t sure where to start? In this workshop, you will gain familiarity with the full lifecycle of publishing in an academic journal—from preparing your manuscript, to choosing appropriate journals, to negotiating open access and copyright. You will also have the opportunity to test some of your newfound knowledge by looking up journals in your field. Facilitated by librarians and scholars with publishing savvy, this workshop is open to all interested graduate…

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U of M Day of Data, Jan. 13-15

January 13 @ 10:00 am - January 15 @ 3:00 pm

Join us for the University of Minnesota Day of Data 2021, Jan. 13-15. This year will feature a series of virtual events aimed at learning and sharing new data skills and connecting with data enthusiasts across the University. We will meet virtually, with events spread across three exciting “days of data.” Attend as many events as you would like. Visit the Day of Data website for more information and the daily session schedule.

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Introduction to Mendeley

January 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs and add citations to documents in a variety of styles. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs. It then creates in-text citations and the bibliography from those citations. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register

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Virtual Tours: Canvas, UMN Libraries and more

January 15 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Walter Library

Are you new to the University of Minnesota or just wanting to learn how to do this “online colleging” thing better? This session will give you an overview of Canvas courses, the library website (lib.umn.edu) and success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Librarians will also share tips to increase your efficiency with searching the library and using Canvas. We will send a Zoom link to those who register. Register

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Virtual Tours: Canvas, UMN Libraries and more

January 21 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Walter Library

Are you new to the University of Minnesota or just wanting to learn how to do this “online colleging” thing better? This session will give you an overview of Canvas courses, the library website (lib.umn.edu) and success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Librarians will also share tips to increase your efficiency with searching the library and using Canvas. We will send a zoom link to those who register. Register

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Bullet Journaling for Motivation

January 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 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! Register

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Start strong: Early semester planning

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Fall semester was tough -- 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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Virtual Tours: Canvas, UMN Libraries and more

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Are you new to the University of Minnesota or just wanting to learn how to do this “online colleging” thing better? This session will give you an overview of Canvas courses, the library website (lib.umn.edu) and success.umn.edu (peer tutoring centers). Librarians will also share tips to increase your efficiency with searching the library and using Canvas. We will send a zoom link to those who register. Register

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Bullet Journaling for Motivation

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 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! Register

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Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and Zoom Lectures)

January 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 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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Start strong: Early semester planning

January 29 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Fall semester was tough -- 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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February 2021

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

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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

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Workshop: Introduction to Mendeley

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Learn how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs and add citations to documents in a variety of styles. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then create in-text citations and the bibliography. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Begin registration

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

February 5 @ 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.

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Toaster Tip Tuesdays: Welcome to Discord!

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 23, 2021

Toaster Tip Tuesdays

This Toaster TIp Tuesday session will introduce you to 3D printing at the Toaster - from reserving time in the Breakerspace and selecting and preparing files to familiarizing yourself with our printers and materials.

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Avoiding plagiarism

February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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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Calligraphy and Creative Lettering

February 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Learn how to make decorative calligraphy and hand lettering through this virtual workshop! Register now to reserve your spot and be on the email list to learn about supply pickup if you are in need of markers (register for an email with details). All skill levels are welcome. Have some writing utensils and paper and be ready to learn! Register

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Data visualizations: Design principles and targeted messaging workshop

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This Zoom workshop will introduce universal design strategies such as color, font, proximity, and shape that can be applied to traditional research visualizations such as tables and charts. It will also teach you how to create targeted messages for specific audiences through telling the story of your data. These learning objectives are grounded in ethical and accessibility principles. This workshop is intended for beginners – please be prepared with paper & pens/markers for a small activity at home. You will…

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Book Speed Dating

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Are you ready to make a love connection...with a good book? Join our very own book matchmakers (and a special guest from the College of Science & Engineering Ambassadors) as they lead you through fast paced book reviews on a variety of genres and subjects. They will even send you a checklist ahead of time so you can mark your favorites as they go through them. If you still haven’t found “the one,” the book matchmakers will save time for…

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

February 12 @ 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.

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Toaster Tip Tuesdays: 3D Printing Basics

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Toaster Tip Tuesdays

This Toaster TIp Tuesday session will introduce you to 3D printing at the Toaster - from reserving time in the Breakerspace and selecting/preparing files to familiarizing yourself with our printers and materials.

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Tools and tips to avoid plagiarism

February 19 @ 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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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

February 19 @ 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.

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Rock that interview: Using specialized business research tools to prepare

February 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Did you know the U Libraries has specialized research tools that can help you get insider information on the companies or jobs you are interested in? This workshop will give you tips to find information on companies, employers, industries and salary ranges. You can use all of this to prepare for your interviews and job search. We will send the zoom link to those who are registered. Register now

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Rock that interview: Using specialized business research tools to prepare

February 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Did you know the U Libraries has specialized research tools that can help you get insider information on the companies or jobs you are interested in? This workshop will give you tips to find information on companies, employers, industries and salary ranges. You can use all of this to prepare for your interviews and job search. We will send the zoom link to those who are registered. Register now

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Toaster Tip Tuesdays: Cricut Sticker Maker

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Toaster Tip Tuesdays

This Toaster TIp Tuesday session will introduce you to the Cricut Sticker Maker, vynl, cardstock, and inkjet printer for custom stickers, printable sticker paper, and printable vinyl. We provide some fun examples of what has been done with the Cricut, answer any questions you may have, and fill you in on how to reserve time in the Breakespace. 

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Workshop: Introduction to Zotero

February 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

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 LibreOffice. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered two days before the session. Register Today

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Tools and tips to avoid plagiarism

February 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 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

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

February 26 @ 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.

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March 2021

Toaster Tip Tuesdays: Media Services – Equipment, software, support, oh my!

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Toaster Tip Tuesdays

This Toaster TIp Tuesday session will introduce you to the newly available media services resources in the Toaster. Spend a few minutes walking through available equipment and software and how to get 1-on-1 support for your next video or podcast production! 

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Workshop: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote)

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Free

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

Find out more »

Avoiding plagiarism

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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

Find out more »

Pomodoro for Productivity

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Keep up the motivation and meet with fellow students to 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. A Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

March 5 @ 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 »

Calligraphy and Creative Lettering

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Learn how to make decorative calligraphy and hand lettering through this virtual workshop! Register now to reserve your spot and be on the email list to learn about supply pickup if you are in need of markers (coming February 2021). All skill levels are welcome. Have some writing utensils and paper and be ready to learn! Register

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

March 12 @ 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.

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Toaster Tip Tuesday: BizPitch Contest and MN Cup Student Division Info Session

March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Toaster Tip Tuesdays

Have an idea for a new business or community impact project? Join us to learn about two fantastic opportunities providing the guidance, expertise, and $$$ to get your idea off the ground.

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“A Campus Divided” exhibit Uncovered (Online Workshop)

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn about the Libraries exhibit, "A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommuninists, Racists, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942," and how the exhibit led to a campus-wide conversation around changing the names of buildings on the University of Minnesota campus.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

March 19 @ 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 »

Page Turners Book Meetup

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Row of colorful books with electronic book reader

Discover in a low-stress way some possible new favorite books! Folks will be presenting a book they read in the past few months at our meetup. For the first meetup, we have 5 presentation spots at 5 minutes each. Presenters will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please fill the form if you're interested in presenting. If you don’t present you are welcome to attend and might find a new favorite book. You do not need to have any experience of…

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

March 26 @ 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 »

Pomodoro for Productivity

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Keep up the motivation and 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

Find out more »

Book Speed Dating

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Need to find a great read for spring break? Join our very own book matchmakers as they lead you through fast paced book reviews on a variety of genres and subjects. If you still haven’t found a book for you, the book matchmakers will save time for on demand recommendations based on your interests. Register in advance and you will get the Zoom link sent to you the week of the event. Register today

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April 2021

Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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First Fridays Online – April

April 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
First Fridays Online

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. The April event is ”Disrupting the Narrative: Documenting and Advancing Institutional Change Through the Archives,” presented by Linnea Anderson, Social Welfare History Archives, and Ryan Bean, YMCA Archives. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 2 @ 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.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 9 @ 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 »

#StudyStrong: End of semester study tips and tricks

April 16 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

This has been a rough semester. 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 sent to those registered. Register

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 16 @ 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.

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Paper panic: Research and writing Zoom

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get work done on final 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 stay on task and stop procrastinating! A link to the Zoom…

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#StudyStrong: End of Semester Study Tips and Tricks

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This has been a rough semester. 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 sent to those registered. Register

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Page Turners Book Meetup

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Row of colorful books with electronic book reader

Discover in a low-stress way some possible new favorite books! Folks will be presenting a book they read in the past few months at our meetup. For the first meetup, we have 5 presentation spots at 5 minutes each. Presenters will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please fill the form if you're interested in presenting. If you don’t present you are welcome to attend and might find a new favorite book. You do not need to have any experience of…

Find out more »

Get it done: Use the Pomodoro method to finish papers and projects

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Gather with other students and staff to work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive, whether that means studying for finals, working on your dissertation, finishing a problem set, or grading exams. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. A Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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#StudyStrong: End of Semester Study Tips and Tricks

April 23 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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

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Pomodoro for Productivity

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Keep up the motivation and 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

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

April 23 @ 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 »

Bullet Journaling for Finals

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Finish the 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! Register

Find out more »

Get it done: Use the Pomodoro method to finish papers and projects

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
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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#ICanHazPDF: Tips and Tricks for accessing materials after you graduate

April 27 @ 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

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Rock that interview: Using specialized business research tools to prepare

April 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Did you know the U Libraries has specialized research tools that can help you get insider information on the companies or jobs you are interested in? This workshop will give you tips to find information on companies, employers, industries and salary ranges. You can use all of this to prepare for your interviews and job search. We will send the zoom link to those who are registered. Register

Find out more »

Bullet Journaling for Finals

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Finish the 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! Register

Find out more »

May 2021

Get it done: Use the Pomodoro method to finish papers and projects

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Gather with other students and staff to work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means studying for finals, working on your dissertation, finishing a problem set, or grading exams. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. A Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Get it done: Use the Pomodoro method to finish papers and projects – “Study Day edition”

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Tomato shaped analog timer

Gather with other students to work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means studying for finals, writing a research paper, finishing a problem set, etc. Power through with others for accountability and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. A Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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First Fridays Online – May

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
First Fridays Online

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. The May event features two presentations: “The Flying Jewish Chaplain,” presented by Kate Dietrick, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives and “Curt Carlson: The Ultra Entrepreneur,” presented by Amanda Wick, Processing Archivist, Carlson Companies Corporate Records and Family papers. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

May 7 @ 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.

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Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

May 14 @ 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.

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Founders Day: Celebrating Student Entrepreneurs

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship live from the Toaster for presentations from University of Minnesota students participating in a broad range of entrepreneurship courses

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Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 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

Find out more »

Toaster Office Hours: Maggie Parra, Business Library Associate

May 21 @ 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.

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Workshop: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

May 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

Meet with fellow students in Zoom to 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. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register

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Introduction to Zotero

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video, 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 LibreOffice. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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Workshop: Introduction to Mendeley

May 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join your fellow classmates on Zoom to learn how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs and add citations to documents in a variety of styles. Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs and then create in-text citations and the bibliography. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register

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June 2021

Try Pomodoro technique for effective research and writing

June 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Introduction to Mendeley

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join your fellow classmates on Zoom to learn how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs and add citations to documents in a variety of styles.  Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then create in-text citations and the bibliography. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

June 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

June 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Meet with fellow students online and 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 also share tips for planning time for work and research this summer. We will send a Zoom link to students who are…

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Introduction to Zotero

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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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July 2021

ONLINE: Try Pomodoro technique for effective research and writing

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote)

July 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools also 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: Library 101: Using the Libraries website and databases effectively

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Working on research this summer? Want to get more familiar with the library website? Want to be more efficient and effective in your online searching? Learn tips and tricks for finding high-quality sources efficiently through the library website (lib.umn.edu). We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

July 27 @ 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 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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 in-text citations and bibliographies as you write. Register

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August 2021

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

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 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). Register now!

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ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

August 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video and audio files and more. Then create citations in a large number of styles and add them to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register

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ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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 Web-based version of EndNote available for free. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register now

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

August 24 @ 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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ONLINE: Introduction to UMN Libraries website and search tools for new graduate students

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 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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September 2021

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

September 1 @ 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 @ 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: Start strong: Early semester planning

September 6 @ 9:45 am - 10:15 am

Learn new strategies, tools and hacks that can help you for fall semester. 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 now!    

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ONLINE” How to Manage Your New Online Classes

September 8 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 9 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 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: Start strong: Early semester planning

September 12 @ 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: Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and in Zoom lectures)

September 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 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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