Libraries Workshops

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The University Libraries are working with the graduate school on a pilot program to offer a "Grad Commons"--basically a space on campus where graduate students can work and meet. The idea for this semester is to offer a workshop early in the week then have a corresponding time on the following Friday for individuals consultations. Here are our offerings: 

Tricks of the Trade: Conducting Efficient Library and Web Research
Date:
February 23, 2010
Time: 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: 101 Walter Library

There are many tools available from the University Libraries and the
web that can increase your effectiveness and efficiency as a
researcher. Learn how to use these to help narrow your topic, research
your literature review, and fill in research gaps. This workshop will
include mini-versions of popular Library workshops including "How do I
know I have found Everything?," "Introduction to Citation Managers,"
"Google for Researchers" and more.

Individual consultation on conducting efficient library and web research is offered through
Friday Grad Commons.

Presenters:

  • Kate Peterson, University Libraries
  • Kristen Mastel, University Libraries

Publishing Your Science Research Article
Date: March 2, 2010
Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: TBA

This
workshop, intended for graduate students in the sciences, will help you
identify appropriate journals to which to submit your article and
discuss how to manage your rights when signing a contract with a
publisher. Join your colleagues to share your ideas and discuss the
issues you face as an emerging academic author.

Individual consultation on publishing is offered through
Friday Grad Commons.

Presenters:

  • Kris Fowler, University Libraries
  • Jody Kempf, University Libraries

Friday Graduate Student Commons
Location: N-119 Elliott Hall, East bank
The "Friday Grad Commons" is a collaboration of multiple units across campus to provide students with a quiet space in which to write/read and to also consult with staff and faculty on a wide range of topics related to the graduate student experience. Each Friday will feature a specific topic and University staff and faculty with expertise on that topic will be available for individual consultations.

February 26
10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Quiet space
1:00-4:00 p.m. Individual consultations--Efficient library and web research
Register: http://www.grad.umn.edu/gradcommons/feb26/

March 5
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Quiet space
1:00-4:00 p.m. Individual consultations--Getting publishing (quiet space starts at 10:30 a.m.)
Register: http://www.grad.umn.edu/gradcommons/mar05/


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