The Wangensteen Historical Library has over 1,000 medical artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries within its collection. As these items are cataloged, interesting tools of medicine's past are re-discovered. This includes the Seabury and Johnson Bandage Kit that was recently cataloged by Katie Otto. Read about Katie's experience cataloging the bandage kit for a behind-the-scenes look at the process.
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Helping first-year engineering students transition to college is just another role that librarians have taken on. In fact, every semester University of Minnesota librarians collaborate with faculty and instructors to teach in-class sessions on library databases, critical inquiry, data management, multimedia tools, and more.
The University of Minnesota Libraries is launching Umbra Search African American History, a free and openly available online search tool that facilitates broad access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African American history from more than 1,000 libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions across the United States.
The fake news epidemic around the recent presidential election eventually became a highly covered topic for reputable news outlets. When Lindsay Matts-Benson, an instructional designer at the University of Minnesota Libraries first noticed the same trends on her personal social media feeds, she decided to do something about it. She created a video that provides tips for assessing the news that you see come through your news feeds and timelines.
To start the new year, this month we are focusing on the Minnesota School of the Air programming. Our episode today — from from Old Tales and New — achieved a national award for Education by Radio and for its timeless lesson. Betty T. Girling wrote the stories as well as a few adaptations heard on this program for approximately 38 of the 41 years this program aired, 1938 until 1979. This particular episode
The University of Minnesota Libraries has partnered with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota to archive the organization’s historical records, including more than 50 linear feet of photographs, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, promotional materials, reports, and other records documenting more than 100 years of Lutheran Welfare Society and Lutheran Social Service history.
In this installment of "Read This Book!", children's librarian Lisa Von Drasek highlights the winners of the 2016 Marion Vannett Ridgway Book Awards, given to an author or illustrator in recognition of an outstanding debut in the world of children's picture books. Books discussed are: "Trombone Shorty" by Troy Andrews, "Voice of Freedom" by Carole Boston Weatherford and Illustrated by Ekua Holmes, and "Smick!" by Doreen Cronin and Juana Medina.
Katherine Chan, a teaching assistant and D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) student in the School of Music, uses a variety of technology and old-school tools to stay on top of her work. Recently, she re-arranged her office, which allowed her to focus more on her work and avoid distractions.
The Health Sciences Libraries are celebrating 2016 with a look back the year's most-read news stories. It has been a memorable year, highlighted by chocolate bars, edible books, fabulous new spaces and services, research at the Minnesota State Fair, and innovation acceleration! Thank you for a great 2016 – filled with customized information solutions from the Health Sciences Libraries.
The Bio-Medical Library is hosting Body and Self by Emily Beron as the next installment in its rotating Art@Bio-Med exhibition series. This exhibit highlights two of Beron's watercolor series - Regress and Skin. Her paintings explore themes of the quiet daily battles each one of us go through, big or small.
Books about cooking was the subject of this special holiday issue of Read This Book!: Books to Give 2016, Volume 4. Megan Kocher, curator of the Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection recommended two books to give as gifts: "Come, You Taste: Recipes from the Iron Range" by B.J. Carpenter, and "The Vegetable Butcher" by Cara Mangini.
In this episode of "U of M Radio On Your Historic Dial," we feature an episode from 1979 of the discussion program, Minnesota Issues. The host for the show, Arthur Naftalin, introduces the pessimistic atmosphere of the country but finds that the younger generation still has hope looking ahead to the 1980s.
Books about architecture were featured in this special episode of Read This Book! — Books to Give 2016, Volume 3, from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Cheryll Fong, interim curator for the Libraries' Northwest Architectural Archives, and host Lisa Von Drasek, recommended "Edwin H. Lundie, Five Decades: A Journey of Art and Architecture" by Peter O'Toole and "Minnesota Modern" by Larry Millett.
Texts from the unique and richly illustrated history of early modern medical knowledge and healing in Japan and China are on view for the first time in a fascinating exhibition from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.