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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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Selma: 50th Anniversary

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Selma: 50th Anniversary

The U Libraries are full of information and sources for your upcoming papers and mid-terms. From cutting edge journal articles to unique and primary sources on historical events. Here are a few examples based on events in the news today and in the past. In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the historic marches from […]

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Misa highlights Friends-Member exclusive event

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Misa highlights Friends-Member exclusive event

Tom Misa, Director of the Charles Babbage Institute and author of “Digital State: The Story of Minnesota’s Computing Industry,” is the speaker for the 2015 annual Friends of the Libraries Members Appreciation program. The event will be held March 1, 2015, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the McNamara Alumni Center, AI Johnson Great Room.

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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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Exhibit opening for “The Job is Never Done”: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History

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Exhibit opening for “The Job is Never Done”: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History

Join us Thursday, February 19 at Andersen Library for the opening reception of “The Job is Never Done,” an exhibit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Social Welfare History Archives. Materials from the collections highlight the development of the social work profession and its efforts to improve the lives of individuals and communities. The exhibit also tells the behind-the-scenes story of collecting and caring for the historical records of the individuals, organizations, and communities that shaped the history of reform and social service.

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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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First Fridays Series highlights Umbra online search tool

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First Fridays Series highlights Umbra online search tool

Attendees at the February 6 First Fridays event were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at Umbra, the online search tool currently in development at the University Libraries. Umbra: Search African American History began in partnership with Penumbra Theatre Company as a way to make the archival content for African American theater history more accessible online. […]

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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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