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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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U Libraries adds 2 new streaming video collections

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U Libraries adds 2 new streaming video collections

University of Minnesota Libraries recently added two Alexander Street Press streaming video packages to its collections: Ethnographic Video Online and Filmakers Library Online. Each is also searchable through the Libraries catalog at lib.umn.edu.

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Resources for African American film and literature

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Resources for African American film and literature

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities subscribes to several databases that cover African American film and literature. All of the databases can be accessed via the A-Z database menu or by clicking on each individual database title below.

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‘Read This Book!’ – African American Women Authors

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‘Read This Book!’ – African American Women Authors

In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Tia Gardner discusses books from the University’s Givens Collection of African American Literature, which feature collaborations among African American Women.

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Tretter Collection, Vecoli featured on Access Minnesota

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Lisa Vecoli discussed the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries on a recent episode of Access Minnesota, a weekly public affairs program that features noted academics, authors, politicians, and business leaders. Vecoli, curator of the Tretter Collection, also discussed a recent grant from the Tawani Foundation for the transgender oral […]

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Support growing for the MN Electronic Health Library

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Support growing for the MN Electronic Health Library

Many of our state’s health providers, health professions educators, and librarians have come together to support the Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL) and its goal of providing 24/7 access to evidence-based health information and the latest medical research for ALL Minnesotans. Dr. Jon Hallberg supports MeHL “There are hundreds — and frankly thousands — of providers across […]

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Weird, Wild, & Wonderful

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Weird, Wild, & Wonderful

Weird, Wild & Wonderful, The Second Triennial New York Botanical Garden Exhibition, curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists, is on display through May 17, 2015 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Reedy Gallery.

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African American Literature Adapted Into Film

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African American Literature Adapted Into Film

Librarian Kimberly Clarke, University of Minnesota, discusses resources at the University Libraries that provide information on African American literature that has been adapted into film. Resources include: “Black Camera” An International Film Journal, “African American Review” Published by St. Louis University, ,“Cinema Journal” The Journal of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and “Callaloo” Published by Texas A&M University.

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Givens Collection on display in Hennepin Gallery

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Givens Collection on display in Hennepin Gallery

The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature of the University of Minnesota Libraries honors Black History Month with an exhibit from February 2 to 25 in the Hennepin Gallery, located in the lower level of the Hennepin County Government Center.

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Doris Duke Foundation awards grant to ‘U’ Libraries

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The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with Penumbra Theatre Company, received $168,750 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to support the adoption and use of “Umbra: Search African American History.”

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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

Kaia Sievert discusses three science fiction books in this episode of Read This Book!, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, and “The Martian” by Andy Weir. These books are part of the Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature at Wilson Library, University of Minnesota.

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