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Madison lauds Kirschner Collection at Friends event

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Madison lauds Kirschner Collection at Friends event

Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison, was the featured speaker at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries’ annual celebration on May 5. See the photos and watch the video.

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NEH grant will help Libraries preserve Guthrie archives

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NEH grant will help Libraries preserve Guthrie archives

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives has been awarded $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to arrange, preserve, and describe the records of the Guthrie Theater (guthrietheater.org). The Libraries also will work with the Guthrie to create a sustainable plan for the future to preserve its 21st century materials, including digital records.

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Koffel publishes systematic review research in PLoS ONE

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Koffel publishes systematic review research in PLoS ONE

Jonathan Koffel, Clinical Information Librarian at the Bio-Medical Library, has been busy completing research on the benefits of librarian involvement in the development of systematic reviews. His research findings have been published in the latest issue of PLoS ONE.

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SMARTies win student employee award

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SMARTies win student employee award

The student employees of the SMART Learning Commons won the Goldy Gophers Golden Student Team of the Year Award yesterday at the University of Minnesota’s Student Employee Leadership Program’s “SELPies” award program.

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Major increase in Minnesota collections now available through Digital Public Library of America

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The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), the nation’s premier online digital library, has collaborated with the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) at the University of Minnesota to complete a tenfold increase in the number of digital items from Minnesota available on its website.

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Pankake Poetry event photos, video now online

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Pankake Poetry event photos, video now online

Michael Dennis Browne, poet and University of Minnesota Emeritus Professor, read from his new book, “The Voices,” and Kathy Saltzman Romey led a musical performance by the University Singers at the annual Pankake Poetry Reading event on April 16. Now, photos and the video of the event are available for viewing.

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Libraries seeks funds to digitize West Bank music

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Libraries seeks funds to digitize West Bank music

In honor of Al Haug’s birthday on May 4, the University of Minnesota Libraries is excited to announce the opportunity to make Al’s recordings of West Bank music more readily accessible by digitizing cassette tapes, open reels, and other materials.

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‘History of Norway’ written by Friends’ John Yilek

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‘History of Norway’ written by Friends’ John Yilek

Stillwater, Minnesota author and Friends of the Libraries member John A. Yilek has written a new book called History of Norway, which clearly describes Norway’s history from the earliest cultures of the Stone Age to the present day.

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Andrea Jenkins joins University Libraries

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Andrea Jenkins joins University Libraries

Andrea Jenkins, who spent 12 years as a Minneapolis City Council policy aide, has joined the University of Minnesota Libraries as staff for the Transgender Oral History Project, part of the Libraries’ Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies.

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Exhibit opening celebration for ‘Sphere of Existence’

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Exhibit opening celebration for ‘Sphere of Existence’

The James Ford Bell Library invites you to attend the exhibit opening of “Sphere of Existence,” April 29, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the T.R. Anderson Gallery, Wilson Library, Fourth Floor. The exhibit features original contemporary prints by 20 artists and printmakers, created using the format and dimensions of Martin Waldseemüller’s Globe Gores and the handmade printmaking technologies that Waldseemüller employed.

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