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Mark Engebretson

Mark Engebretson is the director of communications at the University of Minnesota Libraries and editor of continuum.

Previously, Mark served as director of digital media strategy for the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and before that as electronic communications manager for the University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center Office of Communications.

Mark is a former journalist who has written about politics, health, business, and sports for a number of newspapers and magazines.

Mark has a B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in health journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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Check out our health librarians at the State Fair

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Check out our health librarians at the State Fair

Health librarians from the University of Minnesota Libraries will hold two special events this Friday, August 22, at the Minnesota State Fair. If you’re at the fair that day, please stop by and say hi! See the details below: Bio-Medical Library Exhibit The Bio-Medical Library exhibit offers visitors a chance to test their medical knowledge [...]

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Preserving Data for Future Research

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Preserving Data for Future Research

The University of Minnesota Libraries are developing a data curation service that will help ensure public access of research data.

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‘Read This Book!’ – Books turned into movies

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‘Read This Book!’ – Books turned into movies

Kaia Sievert, University of Minnesota Libraries, discusses books that are being turned into movies, in this episode of “Read This Book!” The books recommended by Sievert include: “Gone Girl” By Gillian Flynn, “In the Heart of the Sea” By Nathaniel Philbrick, “The Hobbit” By J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Jungle Book” By Rudyard Kipling, and “Unbroken” By Laura Hillenbrand.

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Primary Sourcery, Kirschner Collection blogs now on continuum

Dear Friends, We are writing to welcome you to the new home of Primary Sourcery and the Kirschner Cookbook Collection blogs. These blogs have joined the continuum family to consolidate our communications with you. continuum is the online source for News and Events about the University of Minnesota Libraries. If you have received Primary Sourcery [...]

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‘Read This Book!’ – Space

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‘Read This Book!’ – Space

In this installment of “Read This Book!” science librarian Carolyn Rauber recommends books about space. They are: “Rocket Girl” By George D. Morgan; “An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth” By Col. Chris Hadfield; “The Seven Secrets of How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist” By Jim Longuski; and “Space Odyssey: The First Forty Years of Space Exploration” By Serge Brunier.

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Schumacher puts the ‘pissed’ back in ‘epistolary’

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Schumacher puts the ‘pissed’ back in ‘epistolary’

“Dear Committee Members:” Author reading by Julie Schumacher with reception. This event will be held September 3, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota west bank campus.

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New Publication Uses Archived Art

New Publication Uses Archived Art

by Caitlin Marineau, Assistant Curator Children’s Literature Research Collections  One of the lesser-known roles of the Children’s Literature Research Collections (CLRC) is loaning materials to other institutions. While the CLRC loans to a variety of organizations, including other museums and archives to show at exhibits, one of the most significant groups we loan to is [...]

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‘Read This Book!’ – Summer Grilling

‘Read This Book!’ – Summer Grilling

It’s summer grilling season in Minnesota and a perfect time for Megan Kocher, curator of the University Libraries Kirschner Cookbook Collection, to make recommendations on books about grilling, in this episode of “Read This Book!”

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YMCA Publishing Work with Russian Emigres: Preserving Culture in the Midst of Chaos

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YMCA Publishing Work with Russian Emigres: Preserving Culture in the Midst of Chaos

Melanie Doherty, a Project Archives Research and Reference Assistant at the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, created an exhibit that narrates a story of the life of the Russian exile after the Russian Revolution and the importance of of reading material to those exiles.

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The Papers of Alexander Granovsky

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The Papers of Alexander Granovsky

Through Aug. 31, 2014 What: The Papers of Alexander Granovsky. When: June 11 through Aug. 31, 2014 Who: Immigration History Research Center & Archives Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, hallway exhibit case outside of Andersen 311. The Immigration History Research Center Archives is hosting an exhibit of selections from the papers of Professor Granovksy, which reflect [...]

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