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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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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
This post started out innocently enough: June is National Dairy Month, so I went digging through our stash of dairy-related pamphlets to find some fun features. My first great find is the 1973 treat yourself nicely pamphlet from Carnation. This pamphlet has some great 70′s graphics and is full of era-appropriate advice for teenagers (“Be one of the [...]
The U’s Charles Babbage Institute hosted the Association for Computing Machinery By Arvid Nelsen, Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute and Electronic Records Strategist The hush that fell over the room was short-lived. Sample boxes from the collections at the Charles Babbage Institute were on the tables and workshop participants immediately concentrated on them. Almost as suddenly, however, [...]
Dan Cohen, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will deliver the keynote address at the Minnesota Digital Library’s (MDL) 12th Annual Meeting in St. Paul on Tuesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m., at the Continuing Education Center at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus.