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.
Mark Engebretson's Latest Posts
Sally Wingert visited our caverns recently, searching the Guthrie archives to learn how to wear her hair to play Gertrude in William Shakespeare’s play, “Hamlet.” She found what she was looking for — a costume bible from the Guthrie’s 1963 production, starring Jessica Tandy.
The University of Minnesota Law Library is celebrating Magna Carta’s anniversary with a special exhibition, “Magna Carta, 800 Years: Rights and the Rule of Law,” at the Riesenfeld Rare Books Research Center. The exhibit runs through December 15, 2015.
In this episode of Read This Book!, Lisa Von Drasek highlights the work of Sharon Creech, the Newbery Medal winner who also will be accepting the University of Minnesota’s Kerlan Award on April 18. Drasek is the curator of the University’s Children’s Literature Research Collections.
College students would save, on average, $128 a course if professors and instructors used free or low-cost “open source” alternatives. And the U Libraries is helping build awareness around these open source materials.
Erika Lee provided an expert perspective for WCCO News’ “Good Question” segment on March 2. The question was “Where Do Our Immigrants Come From?” Lee, a University of Minnesota history professor and director of the U’s Immigration History Research Center, which works closely with our Immigration History Research Center and Archives, provided reporter Heather Brown with information on […]
Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, reads from his new book “The Voices,” April 16, 2015, 4:00 p.m., Elmer L. Andersen Library.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]