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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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NEH grant will help Libraries preserve Guthrie archives

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NEH grant will help Libraries preserve Guthrie archives

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives has been awarded $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to arrange, preserve, and describe the records of the Guthrie Theater (guthrietheater.org). The Libraries also will work with the Guthrie to create a sustainable plan for the future to preserve its 21st century materials, including digital records.

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SMARTies win student employee award

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SMARTies win student employee award

The student employees of the SMART Learning Commons won the Goldy Gophers Golden Student Team of the Year Award yesterday at the University of Minnesota’s Student Employee Leadership Program’s “SELPies” award program.

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Major increase in Minnesota collections now available through Digital Public Library of America

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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the nation’s premier online digital library, has collaborated with the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) at the University of Minnesota to complete a tenfold increase in the number of digital items from Minnesota available on its website.

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Pankake Poetry event photos, video now online

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Pankake Poetry event photos, video now online

Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, read from his new book, “The Voices,” and Kathy Saltzman Romey led a musical performance by the University Singers at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading event on April 16. Now, photos and the video of the event are available for viewing.

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Libraries seeks funds to digitize West Bank music

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Libraries seeks funds to digitize West Bank music

In honor of Al Haug’s birthday on May 4, the University of Minnesota Libraries is excited to announce the opportunity to make Al’s recordings of West Bank music more readily accessible by digitizing cassette tapes, open reels, and other materials.

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‘History of Norway’ written by Friends’ John Yilek

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‘History of Norway’ written by Friends’ John Yilek

Stillwater, Minnesota author and Friends of the Libraries member John A. Yilek has written a new book called History of Norway, which clearly describes Norway’s history from the earliest cultures of the Stone Age to the present day.

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Andrea Jenkins joins University Libraries

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Andrea Jenkins joins University Libraries

Andrea Jenkins, who spent 12 years as a Minneapolis City Council policy aide, has joined the University of Minnesota Libraries as staff for the Transgender Oral History Project, part of the Libraries’ Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.

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Winners announced in 2015 Student Photo Contest

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Winners announced in 2015 Student Photo Contest

In a tight contest involving 63 entries, the Libraries’ 2015 Student Photo Contest ended with a tie for 1st place and a tie for 3rd place. The annual contest is sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Jeffrey Schott Fan Club sweeps Science Quiz Bowl

Filed in News, Walter Library by on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
Jeffrey Schott Fan Club sweeps Science Quiz Bowl

The Jeffrey Schott Fan Club went undefeated on its way to becoming champions of the 2015 Science Quiz Bowl on Sunday at Walter Library. It was a repeat win for captain Peter Estall, who was on the 2012 winning team. Science Quiz Bowl, in its 12th year, is a fun and challenging event for students at […]

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‘The Job is Never Done’

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‘The Job is Never Done’

Curator Linnea Anderson and Exhibit Designer Darren Terpstra discuss the University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit, “The Job is Never Done”: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library on the west bank of the University’s Twin Cities campus.

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