Registration is Now Open for EQS 2017!
Please register early; space is limited.
Early-bird registration is $75 for each non-University of Minnesota Libraries registrant.
Lunch is included.
After May 1, registration is $90. The deadline for registration is May 17, 2017.
Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times
The 25th symposium for library paraprofessionals and support staff presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries
May 23, 2017
Community Solar is taking Minnesota by storm this summer. Come hear about how your neighbors (homeowners and renters alike) are turning to 100% clean energy without the need for owning or maintaining any of the equipment! It’s solar for everyone and it’s changing the game!
Explore materials from the Social Welfare History Archives to get ideas on how to use historical documents in the classroom – and just for fun! The workshop will include a chance to explore documents from the archives. It will provide a brief framework of ways to teach with historical sources to engage students with the past, challenge their thinking, and promote information literacy and research competencies.
Have a big, messy project in work or in life? This workshop will showcase a variety of free online tools to help you organize and segment your work into manageable, achievable
pieces. Participants will see real world examples of how the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities team manages its large projects and will have the opportunity to try out an array of project management platforms.
Be your own history detective and find out if you are related to royalty or maybe even a notorious gangster. Learn how to start your research, keep everything you find in order and discover some unique places to look for interesting family stories.
Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time or they need to find your contact information again, most people start with a general web search. What will they find? Is it what you want them to see? Managing your professional identity goes beyond making sure embarrassing Facebook photos are private. In this session, we’ll be discussing building and maintaining personal and professional online identities while protecting your privacy.
Robert (Ski) Cudinski and Todd Ferwerda will be presenting the three “Ds” of 3D printers: Delightful, Dreadful, and… Challenging.
Topics will include:
– General Introduction to hardware, software, technologies and trends
– Evaluating printers for purchase; what matters, what doesn’t
– Setup; hardware and software
– Operations; care and feeding of a 3D printer
– Gotchas; things you didn’t expect to be important
– Resources; places to go for further information, downloadable things, etc.
– Lots of Q&A
At least two printers will be present and printing throughout.
Relieve stress, gain flexibility, and improve balance with this soft style exercise. Warm-ups, breath work and Tai-Chi postures will be taught. No experience necessary, wear comfortable clothes.