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Our Researcher Refresh series of workshops starts today!  Here's the workshops that we'll be offering today and tomorrow.

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Mon, 05/23/2011 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

This "Drop-In Clinic" is an informal session...we'll have two librarians available to answer your citation manager questions...from basic introductions, to troubleshooting, to comparisons.  No need to register, just drop by Walter 310 between 2 and 4.


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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

21st century research is global, dynamic, and inherently interdisciplinary. Responding to these challenges, the Libraries have interdisciplinary tools such as Web of Science and Google Scholar along with the subject-specific resources. It is the research and resources on the fringe that drives innovation. Join the Libraries in learning about techniques and tools to aid you in your cross-disciplinary research.

Location: 310 Walter Library
Register for this Course


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Tue, 05/24/2011 - 3:00pm - 3:30pm

Location: 310 Walter Library
Register for this Course

In this workshop I'll walk you through finding an H-index using Web of Science and Google Scholar and also how to use Web of Science to determine a journal's Impact Factor.  We'll also discuss how these numbers are calculated and what they're really telling us about impact.

You can see the full roster of Researcher Refresh Workshops at libraries across campus on our website.

"H" image comes from Duncan via Flickr.  CC.

Science Quiz Bowl Registration is Open

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CSE Students: Register here by April 6th. (Only 32 teams can register so do it now!)

Kick off CSE Week by playing in the Science Quiz Bowl! Teams of CSE students can put their acumen to the test and compete for prizes in this intramural tournament covering all kinds of science. The Science Quiz bowl takes place on April 10 from 1-8 pm in Walter Library, but please come at 12:30pm so that there is enough time for registration and team photos.

For more information about the Science Quiz Bowl, visit http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/sciencequizbowl/.





Finals Study Break @ Walter (This Wednesday--7pm)

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Wednesday December 15
7:00 pm

Join us in the first floor lobby for our annual finals week study break!

We'll have free soda and cookies, free books for fun reading over Winter Break, snacks from the Wise Owl Cafe, and the chance to win prizes in our trivia challenge.

Visit our Facebook event page for more information.

Tell your friends, students, colleagues!



Library Events This Week

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There's a lot going on this week at Walter Library...here's an overview of events happening this week, November 15 - November 19


EndNote Basics

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Wednesday, November 17

10:30-11:30AM

Walter Library 310

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. Note: Access self-paced online version of this course.

Register Here.


EndNote Advanced Q&A with EndNote Representative Doug Nguyen
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Thursday, November 18
9:00-10:30AM
Walter Library, 310

Ask any question about EndNote at this question and answer session, led by the University of Minnesota Libraries and an EndNote Representative.

Register Here.


International Education Week Library Information Fair
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Thursday, November 18
11AM - 1PM
Walter Library First Floor

Join us for an informal opportunity to learn more about how the libraries can help you.
Library staff will provide international students a personal introduction to useful, important, and free library resources and services.
Light refreshments will be available.

Open to all.  No registration necessary.

Learn more at http://bit.ly/apEmKT

Current and Future Publishing Practices

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Hopefully this came to you via email...but wanted to make sure that all faculty were aware of this workshop.  It's being held over at Andersen Library and is eligible for RCR credit!

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An event especially for, but not exclusive to, faculty editors

The University of Minnesota Libraries and 
the Office of the Vice President for Research present

David LevinsonCurrent and Future Publishing Practices
Thursday, December 2, 2010 • 2:00-4:00 p.m.
120 Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota

U Faculty Joshua Feinberg, David Levinson, and Patricia Lorcin will present and have a conversation about current and future publishing practices. The panel will be introduced and moderated by University Librarian Wendy Lougee. Questions they will address include:

  • What is your journal's greatest challenge?
  • What rights do you give your authors? (e.g. ability to create derivative works, post or distribute pre/post-print, archive in the University Digital Conservatory or a subject repository)
  • At what point after publication is most of your journal's content made available free of charge to the public?
  • How important are library subscriptions to your journal's revenue flow?
  • What predictions can you forecast about future publishing practices of your journal?

The forum will offer the opportunity for attendees to ask questions and contribute to the discussion with their fellow colleagues. All perspectives and experiences are welcome.

Organized by the Scholarly Communication Collaborative, a group formed by the Libraries to inform and educate the campus on policy and practical issues surrounding scholarly communication.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Reserve your seat now!
(registration requested by Friday, November 19)

For more University of Minnesota Libraries events, please visit our website.

Open Access Week 2010

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Open access to research and scholarship has been facilitated by digital technology. Today there are many open access peer reviewed academic journals represented in the Directory of Open Access Journals (http://www.doaj.org/) and many more journals allow archiving of your work in web accessible places, see this site for details on a particular title (http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/).

In order to foster awareness of the open access movement on campus, the University Libraries are organizing a series of activities during the week of 18-22 October, designated as National Open Access Week. These activities will include webcasts, workshops, and awareness tables. Below you will find the time and place of those activities.

Register for events here


Monday, October 18

11am-1pm: Coffman Union, awareness table
noon: 310 Walter Library, webcast of address by Nobel Laureate Dr. Harold Varmus, Director of the National Cancer Institute at the kickoff of National Open Access Week
1:30-3:30pm: Walter Library, awareness table

Tuesday, October 19

10:30am-12:30pm: St. Paul Student Center, awareness table
1-3pm: Magrath Library, awareness table
3:15-4:15pm- 81 Magrath Library, workshop "Making Your Own Work OA" (register)

Wednesday October 20

2-4pm: Bio-Medical Library (Diehl Hall) awareness table

Thursday, October 21

11am-1pm: Wilson Library awareness table
noon: S30B Wilson Library, replay of address by Nobel Laureate Dr. Harold Varmus at the kickoff of National Open Access Week

Friday, October 22

12:30-1:30pm: 310 Walter Library, workshop "Making Your Own Work OA" (register)

Inventive Women @ Walter Library

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Featuring BMEn Faculty Members:

  • Wei Shen
  • Alena Talkachova

If you are having trouble viewing this e-mail, try our Web-based version.

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Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers

Join us for Inventive Women,
a photography exhibit featuring female College of Science and Engineering faculty.

The exhibit was produced for the Minnesota History Center by Nancy G. Johnson, a communications specialist in the Mechanical Engineering Department who received an IDEA (Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement) grant from the University's Office of Equity and Diversity to create it. The Science and Engineering Library is bringing the exhibit to Walter in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Women's Center (the focus of a new exhibit at Andersen Library).

The exhibit also features collections from the University Archives highlighting the changing perception of female students majoring in the scientific and engineering disciplines at the University of Minnesota over the last century, from "feminine invaders" to "competent female engineers."

Exhibit
Now through December 24, 2010
Walter Library, 2nd Floor Great Hall
117 Pleasant St. SE, Minneapolis
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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Free and open to the public

Opening Reception
Friday, September 24, 2010
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Walter Library, 2nd Floor Great Hall

The reception will be followed by a History of Science and Technology Colloquium in the Upson Room (Walter 102) and will feature Sally Kohlstedt, a featured faculty member, and her latest book, Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study in America, 1890-1930, with commentators Nancy Beadie of the University of Washington and Pamela Henson of the Smithsonian Institution Archives.

Exhibit Coordinator
Nancy G. Johnson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

For more University of Minnesota Libraries events, please visit our website.


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Inspec Trainer Coming to Campus

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inspec.bmpA trainer for one of our popular physics literature databases, Inspec, will be on campus September 30 at 2:30 for an hour-long training session. If you'd like to learn more about using Inspec to search for literature or keep current on a topic, I invite you to join us.

The session will be held in 310 Walter, with limited seating, so please let me know if you'd like to attend. We also will plan for refreshments.

We access Inspec through the Engineering Village platform (powerful combination of Engineering Village and Inspec in one search). Subjects covered include:

physics
electrical and electronic engineering
communications
computer science
control engineering
information technology
manufacturing and mechanical engineering
operations research
material science
oceanography
engineering mathematics
nuclear engineering
environmental science
geophysics
nanotechnology
biomedical technology
biophysics.

Try Inspec now at http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/3125

If you'd like to attend please RSVP at jeffryes@umn.edu by Monday, September 27, 2010.

Workshop Extravaganza! September 20-24 @ Walter Library

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We've got a bunch of workshops coming up next week at Walter Library...take a look below to see what's being offered. To see ALL the workshops offered across the campus libraries you can check this link out.

If you can't make an in-person session, we also offer a lot of online tutorials and recorded workshops.

Workshops Next Week @ Walter (Sept. 20-24)

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Zotero: Basics
Monday, September 20
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Walter 310

Zotero is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect citations and website information from within your Firefox browser. We'll show you how to install Zotero and use it to capture citations, organize your research, and format bibliographies and in-text citations. This class is also available online.

Register for this course.

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EndNote: Basics
Tuesday, September 21
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Walter 310

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations using EndNote X4. 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. Note: Access self-paced online version of this course.

Register for this course.

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RefWorks: Basics
Wednesday, September 22
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Walter 310

Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Learn to add citations to RefWorks and create in-text citations and bibliographies in your Word documents using different citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.).

Register for this course.

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Fair Use in Everyday Life
Wednesday, September 22
2:00PM - 4:00PM
Walter 101

Fair use is a vital part of copyright law for scholars, researchers, artists, and just about anyone who communicates with anyone else. Quotation, criticism, review, collage, parody - all involve aspects of fair use. In this workshop for faculty and instructors, we'll discuss examples of fair use situations in visual arts, music, and video, as well as in academic research and writing. We'll learn to identify situations where fair use applies, and other situations where copyright answers may be more straightforward. We'll also develop our understandings of the factors that determine whether a use is "fair" and practice applying these concepts with real-world examples. Expect to think hard, debate a little, and have some fun. No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational and educational in nature. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Register for this course.

Women in Sci/Eng: Photo Exhibit Sep 24th in Walter

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"Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers" arrives in Walter Library Sep. 24

Gagliardi photoA photography exhibit featuring women faculty in the College of Science and Engineering (formerly the Institute of Technology) opens Sep. 24 at Walter Library (2nd floor Great Hall), East Bank and will run through fall semester. The exhibit, formerly on display at the Minnesota History Center, is a collection of black and white portraits by Nancy G. Johnson, a communications specialist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Each portrait is accompanied by a statement written by the faculty member about her research. Johnson received an IDEA (Innovation, Diversity, Equity, and Achievement) grant from the University's Office of Equity and Diversity to produce the exhibit. A public exhibit opening reception is Sep 24, 3-3:30 p.m. and will be followed by a History of Science and Technology Colloquium Presentation by one of the featured faculty, Sally Kohlstedt, on her latest book, Teaching Children Science.

Where: Walter Library, 2nd floor Great Hall Map
Time: Opening reception Sept 24, 2010 3:00pm and exhibit runs through December 2010
Online: View the interactive web version http://it.umn.edu/students/women/inventive/index.html

Reception presented by the Science & Engineering Library will include refreshments and be followed by a History of Science Colloquium presentation by one of the featured faculty, Sally Kohlstedt, http://www.hst.umn.edu/events/colloquia.html.

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Library Seminar for IT Faculty: The Website

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On May 19 and 20 we held a library seminar for faculty and instructors in IT. Fourteen faculty and staff members attended a day and a half event that covered a wide variety of library tools and resources that could be incorporated into teaching, learning and research.

If you weren't able to attend but thought the information might be useful, we've created a website to go along with the event that will allow you to see many of the skills and tools we discussed. The website links to PowerPoint presentations, lecture recordings, online learning objects and handouts--including a link to the slides presented by IT Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Paul Strykowski.

If you're interested in learning more please visit the site at http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/facultyseminar2010/.

If any of the topics covered strike a chord or if you'd like to have a discussion of ways to incorporate information seeking skills into your assignments, please feel free to get in touch with me.

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On Wednesday, May 12, the University Libraries will be sponsoring "Scholarly Publishing and Scholarly Values: Choosing our Future" a presentation by Jason Baird Jackson of Indiana University.

The event will be held in Walter Library, Room 402 from 1:30-3:30

Professor Jackson is also the editor of the open-access scholarly journal Museum Anthropology Review, that the Indiana University Libraries publish as part of the IUScholarWorks Journals project.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring local faculty members.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

You can learn more by visiting the event website.

Registration is required and as of Thursday, May 6 only 13 seats remained. You can also view via UMConnect.

Cram Slam This Weekend at Appleby and Walter Library

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The SMART Learning Commons will be offering their regular Finals Event this weekend, the Cram Slam.

The event is Saturday, May 8.
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at 140 Appleby (MCAE Instructional Center)
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Walter Library, Room 101

There will be free food, tutors, and consultants!

If you have students who might interested please spread the word.

Tutors/Consultants will be available for Chem • Bio • Math • Econ • Physics • Stats • Writing • Foreign Language.

SCImagine! 2010: Collaborating Across Continents

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SCImagine!--the annual event that emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus--showcasing University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering, offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions--will occur this Friday, May 7 @ 3:30-5:00 in Walter Library Room 101.

This year's format is a poster show highlighting the different research conducted by students in Civil Engineering 5180 in which they partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology to compete for a chance to design and implement a real-world solution to a global health issue.

At 4:00 p.m. their professor, Julian Marshall, will give some brief remarks.

To learn more about the project you can visit our SCImagine website or watch this video outlining the challenge:

Light refreshments will be served.

Any questions....let us know!

IT Associate Dean to Speak at Library Faculty Seminar

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IT Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Paul Strykowski, will be speaking at the upcoming IT Library Seminar for Faculty and Instructors.

Remember registration closes Monday, May 3.

Learn More: http://bit.ly/aeb7jK
Register: http://z.umn.edu/libraryfacultyseminar

Reminder: IT Library Seminar Registration Closes May 3

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Mark it on your calendars...registration for the IT Library Seminar closes on Monday, May 3.

The seminar is open to all IT faculty and instructors.

Here's the pertinent data:

When:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 20, 2010, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
There will also be a short follow-up meeting in late fall.

Where:
101 Walter Library

What:

With a renewed focus on the first-year experience, a strong emphasis on capstone and design projects in senior year, and renowned graduate programs, the Institute of Technology is committed to producing well-rounded students with a skill set that includes critical thinking, managing and synthesizing scientific information and data, and creating and communicating new knowledge.

To help you and your colleagues more fully integrate these skills into your courses and curriculum, the University Libraries invite you to an intensive one and one-half day seminar.

A $250 honorarium is offered to those who participate.

Through presentations, small group discussions with colleagues, and individual consultations with science and engineering librarians, you will...

  • Reflect on teaching practices and assignments to improve your students' ability to navigate the literature of your field, critically evaluate information, turn data into meaning, and more effectively convey new knowledge
  • Explore issues around scientific scholarship, including publishing, copyright and open access, to help prepare students to negotiate the publishing world themselves\
  • Consider strategies for managing your data and be able to advise UROP students and members of your research group on this topic
  • Learn how to keep up with the literature and increase your productivity with information gathering and organizational tools.

To register: http://z.umn.edu/libraryfacultyseminar

Space is limited.

If you have any questions please contact Kate Peterson (katep_at_umn.edu)

Save the Date: SCImagine! 2010 on May 7

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SCImagine! 2010: Collaborating Across Continents will take place on Friday, May 7 @ 3:30 pm at 101 Walter Library. This year's SCImagine! will feature the Civil Engineering 5180 class and their work with the Indian Institute of Technology in the Ancara Challenge a competition that gives "a chance to design and implement a real-world solution to a global health issue."

The event will consist of a poster session featuring student research. At 4:00 p.m. Professor Julian Marshall will give a short talk giving more information about the project.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

So if you're looking for something to do to while away the hours before IT Graduation, why not stop by and see the great work your IT colleagues are doing to make the world a better place!

SCImagine emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus. Each spring, the Library showcases University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering, offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions.

For more information visit the Science and Engineering Library's Events Page.

Hope to see you there!

Science Quiz Bowl This Sunday at Walter Library

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The Annual Science Quiz Bowl will be held throughout Walter Library all day on Sunday, April 25. The brackets are full as 32 teams compete throughout the day. The championship match is open to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Walter Library 101. Feel free to stop by and see who wins this year's competition!

To learn more about Science Quiz Bowl at the Science and Engineering Library visit our website.

Library Seminar for IT Faculty and Instructors

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umlibs_logo.jpgWith a renewed focus on the first-year experience, a strong emphasis on capstone and design projects in the senior year, and renowned graduate programs, the Institute of Technology is committed to producing well-rounded students with a skill set that includes critical thinking, managing and synthesizing scientific information and data to create and effectively communicate new knowledge.

To help you and your colleagues more fully integrate these skills into your courses and curriculum, the University Libraries invite you to an intensive one and one-half day seminar.

A $250 honorarium is offered to those who participate.



Through presentations, small group discussion with colleagues, and individual consultations with science and engineering librarians, you will...
  • Reflect on teaching practices and assignments to improve your students' ability to  navigate the literature of your field, critically evaluate information, turn data into meaning, and effectively convey new knowledge
  • Explore issues around scientific scholarship, including publishing, copyright and open access to help prepare students to negotiate the publishing world themselves
  • Consider strategies for managing your data and be able to advise UROP students and members of your research group on this topic
  • Learn how to keep up with the literature and increase your productivity with information gathering and organizational tools

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will also be a short follow-up meeting in late fall.

Where: 101 Walter Library

Space is limited. Please fill out the registration form below by Monday, May 3. You will receive a confirmation email in early May.

Questions? Please contact Kate Peterson (katep@umn.edu, 612-626-3746)

Register Your Team for Science Quiz Bowl 2010

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It's that time of year again...time to band together and show off your science knowledge and trivia acumen.

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Registration is now open for IT Students to form teams of four (any mix of undergrad and graduate students). Space is limited to 32 teams and in the past couple of years registration has filled quickly. So act now and register!

The Science Quiz Bowl will be held on Sunday, April 25 with check-in at 12:30 p.m. and the championship match starting at 7:30 p.m.

For more information check out our Science Quiz Bowl Website.

You can also learn more about Science Quiz Bowl on Facebook and Twitter.

Study Break @ Walter: This Wednesday @ 7pm

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This Wednesday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. the Physical Science and Engineering Library will be hosting it's annual finals study break in the Great Hall on the Second Floor of Walter Library.

We'll be providing cookies, drinks and free paperbacks for some recreational semester break reading.

All are welcome! So come, take a break, and eat a cookie!

Study Break
Wednesday, December 16
7pm - When the cookies are gone.
Great Hall of Walter Library (2nd Floor)

Cram Slam at Walter Library--This Saturday!

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This Saturday (December 12) the SMART Learning Commons will be hosting their Cram Slam finals event. They offer guided prep for select subjects and free food! The event will be held in Walter 101 from 1-5.

To learn more visit their website.

Pass along this info to your students and friends!

OIT Event: Pecha Chuka--Google @ UMN

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Have you been looking for an opportunity to learn more about a wide variety of Google Tools, but thought that with all that Google has to offer it would take way too much time?

Well wait no more, hop on board the Google train! Come to the Office of Information Technology's Pecha Chuka:Google @ UMN.

In this Pechu Chuka 10 presenters will each get 20 slides at 20 seconds per slide to talk about a wide variety of Google Tools. Topics covered will include Google Books, Google Reader, the UMN Google Apps, Google Wave and more.

I'll be presenting with Information Literacy Librarian Kate Peterson on Using Google for Research.

It will be a fast-paced introduction to a wide variety of interesting tools!

The event is being held in Coffman Union in the Mississippi Room on this Wednesday (December 2, 2009) from 2:00-4:00.

The event will also be broadcast over UM Connect. Those who attend in person will be able to participate in a post-pechu chuka question and answer discussion with presenters.

To see a full list of presentations, learn more about pecha chukas, or log on to the online webcast on Wednesday visit OIT's website.

International Education Week Library Information Fair

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The University Libraries will be hosting a Library Information Fair as part of International Education Week.

The event will be on Monday, November 16, from 11:00-1:00 in Walter Library 101.

Library staff will be available to introduce you to different tools and resources or answer any questions you have about conducting library research.

And there will be cookies (while supplies last).

All are welcome...feel free to stop by and ask a bunch of questions or just drop in and grab a cookie.

For more information you can visit our website.

See you on Monday!

Save the Date: SCImagine! 2009 in Two Weeks

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The Science and Engineering Library will be hosting its annual showcase of University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering.

This year our presenters will be from the student Solar Decathlon Team who will be competing in an international competition this fall in Washington D.C.

Come and learn about their innovations in constructing a house that is completely powered by the sun!

SCImagine! 2009: Solar House on the Prairie
Walter Library, Room 101
Friday, May 8
3:00-4:30
Open to the public (spread the word!)

Light refreshments will be served.

Celebrate With Us!

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The University Libraries have won a national "Excellence in Academic Libraries" Award sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries and Blackwell’s Book Services.

To celebrate the award we're having a reception in the Great Hall of Walter Library (on the second floor, where the reference and circulation desk is located) on Wednesday, April 22 @ 3pm.

Members of campus and the community are welcome to attend. The celebration will start at 3:00 pm and the award will be presented to Provost Tom Sullivan and University Librarian Wendy Pradt Lougee at 3:15. Refreshments will be served.

You can learn more about the award and reception here.

Register Your Team for Quiz Bowl!

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The Science Quiz Bowl is coming up as part of IT Week. It's the annual friendly knowledge contest sponsored by the Mathematics and Science & Engineering Libraries. Registration is open and limited to IT students.

Teams consist of four members. If you don't have a team but still want to participate there are possibilities to be on a randomly generated team. Registration closes on March 25 and only the first 32 teams to register will be able to participate.

Learn more and REGISTER here!

End of Semester Events @ Walter Library

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Walter Library will be sponsoring some special events this week and next as the semester winds down:

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SMART Commons Cram Slam
The Smart Learning Commons will be offering tutoring, workshops, and snacks at Walter Library (Room 204) on Wednesday, December 10 from 1pm - 6 pm. To learn more about the event visit their website.

Walter Library Study Break!
Walter Library's Annual Final's Study Break will be held on Thursday, December 11 @ 7pm in Walter 101. We'll have free treats, giving you an extra boost of energy as you make it through your final exams, papers and projects!

Great Hall Open 24 Hours
The Great Hall on Walter's 2nd Floor will be open 24 hours for studying starting on Thursday, December 11 @ 8 am and continuing through until Thursday, December 18 @ 9pm. Good luck with your studies!

International Education Week Library Information Fair

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On Tuesday, November 18 from 11-2 the Science and Engineering Library along with University Libraries is hosting a Library Information Fair to celebrate International Education Week.

This is an opportunity to find answers to those questions you've been trying to solve all semester long when it comes to library resources. Meet with a librarian for a one-on-one interaction to answer your questions. We'll also be featuring an international soundtrack, the chance to find international newspapers using Library PressDisplay, and light refreshments.

The event will be in the Upson Room of Walter Library (Room 102).

All are welcome!

Any questions, let me know!