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“Play Again?”: An Online Mini-Symposium 2024

The University of Minnesota Libraries are pleased to announce and host “Play Again?”: An Online Mini-Symposium to be held May 3, 2024 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m CST. The theme for this online mini-symposium will be “Horror in video game music and sound.”

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

Virtual Event

Meet with fellow students on Zoom and 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 once registration ends. Please note this library session is online only.

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Online

Virtual Event

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

Free

ONLINE: Jumpstart your library research – search tips and tricks workshop

Virtual Event

New to the UMN Libraries? Want to get more familiar with the library website (lib.umn.edu)? 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.

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Generative AI tools for research and writing

Virtual Event

Have you heard all the buzz about the new generative AI tools like Chat GPT but not sure how to use them (or if you should) in your research and writing. Or maybe you have experimented but unsure. Learn about how these tools work, the pros and cons and tips for incorporating them into your research and writing practice.

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

Virtual Event

Meet with fellow students on Zoom and 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 once registration ends. Please note this library session is online only.

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Generative AI tools for research and writing

Virtual Event

Have you heard all the buzz about the new generative AI tools like Chat GPT but not sure how to use them (or if you should) in your research and writing. Or maybe you have experimented but unsure. Learn about how these tools work, the pros and cons and tips for incorporating them into your research and writing practice.

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

Virtual Event

Meet with fellow students on Zoom and 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 once registration ends. Please note this library session is online only.

Free

ONLINE: Introduction to Zotero

Virtual Event

Meet with fellow students on Zoom and 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 once registration ends. Please note this library session is online only.

Free

Rethinking research assignments — supporting information literacy in the classroom

Have you wondered how you can get students more enthusiastic about doing good research? Do you find that your students are under-prepared for University research assignments? Using research on information seeking behaviors and learning science as a guide, we will discuss and demonstrate ways Libraries can support your courses by creating customized course pages, and collaborate on research assignment design.

Free

Making in any subject: Integrating maker literacies into your curriculum

HSL Makerspace (5-101 Health Sciences Education Center) 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN, United States

Every course in every subject has the potential to include making. But how do you incorporate making into your curriculum in a way that enhances your teaching and your students’ learning? In this workshop, we will discuss how courses across the University are utilizing making in their projects and coursework and how the Libraries can support making in your course. We will also discuss the maker literacies, a useful framework of cross-disciplinary competencies that can help students gain transferable skills and measure their own learning. In the last portion of the workshop, we invite you to look at your own syllabi and map potential making projects that foster problem-solving and creativity, align with Student Learning Objectives, and help you reach your course goals.

Free

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