University Libraries

May 10, 2011

Friends of the Libraries: An Evening with Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor, photo by VelenchenkoThe Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries 2011 Annual Dinner
will feature American author, humorist, musician, and radio personality
Garrison Keillor.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tickets for dinner and Keillor's presentation are $46 for members of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, $56 for the general public. Purchase by May 3 at the Northrop Ticket Office: 612-624-2345 or

5:30 p.m.
Awards presentation and reception with cash bar

6:15 p.m.
Dinner and business meeting

8:00 p.m.
Appearance by Garrison Keillor

April 12, 2011

Second Annual Pankake Poetry Series featuring Louis Jenkins


Who: Poet Louis Jenkins
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 • 4:00 p.m.
Where: 120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public

The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries proudly present the second annual Pankake Poetry Series featuring Louis Jenkins.

Reading at 4:00; reception to follow with books available for sale courtesy of the University of Minnesota Bookstore.

Reservations requested by Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at 612-624-9339 or

Louis Jenkins' poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry and Great American Prose Poems. Jenkins, who has been featured on A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, received the 1995 Minnesota Book Award for Nice Fish and the 1997 Northeastern Minnesota Book Award for Just Above Water. His most recent books are North of the Cities (2007), European Shoes (2008), and Before You Know It: Prose Poems 1970-2005 (2009), all published by Will o' the Wisp Books.

The Pankake Poetry Series was founded in honor of librarian Marcia Pankake, whose love of poetry was demonstrated in the countless readings and poetry events she hosted at the University Libraries until her retirement in 2007.

April 5, 2011

4/5 Workshop: Money Smart: Credit and You

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
2:15pm – 3:00pm
Location: 101 Walter Library

How do you avoid needing to "build a ladder out of debt?" This workshop will cover the basics of credit usage, credit scores and improving your credit history. You will learn why credit ratings are important, and tips for protecting against credit fraud and identify theft.

Register for this workshop

March 29, 2011

3/29 Workshop: Google: Advanced Searching for Researchers

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
11:00am – 12:30pm
Location: S30B Wilson Library

Google is a research tool! Explore the new tools and technology that pair Google-efficient tools with library-quality results to weave together a rich information web that goes beyond the World Wide Web. Learn advanced search techniques and tools such as Google Scholar, Google Books, Alerts and more.

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March 24, 2011

3/24 Workshop: Creating Posters Using PowerPoint

Thursday, March 24, 2011
1:30pm – 2:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Getting ready to do a poster 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.

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March 9, 2011



What: Annual Art in Libraries Exhibit
When: Wednesday, March 9 – Friday, May 6, 2011
Where: Wilson Library
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library

This year's Art in Libraries exhibition features a broad range of work by U of M students and faculty. The artists explore the theme RESOURCE • RETURN • RECYCLE as questions, factors, and implications to be interpreted both literally and conceptually. In this way, the exhibition reflects the condition, process, and cycle, which establish the identity of the artists' work.

Student Curators: Tonya Balik & Josh Ostraff
Faculty Advisor: Diane Katsiaficas
Project Coordinator: Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns
Project Coordinator Intern: Shannon Klug