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March 29, 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 28, 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 www.tickets.umn.edu

Program
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



March 22, 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 16, 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

RESOURCE • RETURN • RECYCLE

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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



Visual Spaces, Literary Places

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What: Annual Gorman Rare Art Book Exhibit
When: Friday, March 11 – Friday, May 6, 2011
Where: T.R. Anderson Gallery, 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

Selections from the Francis V. Gorman Rare and Special Art Book Collection have been highlighted in annual exhibitions since 2003. These exhibitions have focused on themes such as celebrity culture, graphic design, the history of exhibition catalogs, and the ritual of reading, to suitably and beautifully reveal the rare materials in the collection. By extending the curatorship to especially appointed graduate students, the exhibits serve as a scholarly and collaborative opportunity between faculty, students, departments, and the Libraries. These curatorial contributions will be showcased in this year's retrospective.

Student Curators: Emily Sienkiewicz & Laura Wertheim
Faculty Advisor: Gabe Weisberg
Project Coordinator: Deborah K. Ultan Boudewyns
Project Coordinator Intern: Shannon Klug
Exhibit Designer: Darren Terpstra



March 7, 2011

3/10 Workshop: Intro to Library Research

Thursday, March 10, 2011
11:15am - 12:30pm
Location: S30C Wilson Library

Gain an overview of the University Libraries. Learn the basics of academic research including search techniques, how to find articles, how to evaluate your sources and more. This workshop is designed for new students to the University.

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March 3, 2011

Money Smart: Credit and You

winking Ben FranklinWhen: Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 2:15-3:15 pm
Where: 101 Walter Library

How do you avoid needing to 'build a ladder out of debt'? Presenter Rosemary Heins of the University of Minnesota Extension will cover the basics of credit usage, credit scores, and improving your credit history. Attendees will learn why credit ratings are important and get tips for protecting against credit fraud and identify theft. This workshop, part of Money Smart Week, is geared toward students but is free and open to the public.