Through the University of Minnesota's MN-REACH program, University librarians have become integral members of research teams — expanding the role of 21st century librarians and helping University of Minnesota faculty transform their discoveries into products that improve the health of people around the world.
This interview features our *amazing* co-editor Carolyn Bishoff, who has temporarily stepped away from her editing duties while on maternity leave but was kind enough to be interviewed by us for a change!
In honor of the National Park Service Centennial this month, we are highlighting images from Wild Animals of Glacier National Park, part of the Wangensteen Historical Library collection.
Seventy years ago, in the summer of 1946, an epidemic of poliomyelitis was inflicted upon Minneapolis and other cities throughout Minnesota. To reduce the spread of disease, Minneapolis officials asked that children be refused to enter theaters, parks, beaches, and other crowded places. In cooperation with local educators, the University of Minnesota's KUOM radios station, changed its schedule and created an improvised series of programs aimed to attract the attention of homebound youth.
As the father of a U student, Shane Nackerud knows how much college costs. That drives him to do everything in his power to lower those costs. In his work on the University of Minnesota Libraries’ eLearning Support Initiative, Nackerud helps faculty replace expensive textbooks with alternatives like library materials and open textbooks.
Information Strategies for Communicators once was a print textbook that once cost $110. Today it’s a free, user-friendly e-book for University of Minnesota students due in part to the efforts of the University Libraries’ Kristi Jensen and Shane Nackerud.
It's August and we have nearly reached peak vegetable time at the farmers markets! Sweet corn just started showing up a couple weeks ago so I dug up a new, interesting way to use it. I'm also featuring a recipe from a book that is brand new to our collection — V is for Vegetable.
Join the Libraries at the State Fair where you can test your health information knowledge, identify weird — and frightening — medical instruments of the past, and get your very own coloring book featuring historical images from our collection. Plus much more!
Watch this video preview of The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes exhibit, which highlights some of Mr. Holmes' mishaps, described by Dr. Watson and others, through art, artifacts, parodies, pastiches, and other "unofficial" adventures from the Sherlock Holmes Collections.
Kristia Davern, Planner Scheduler in Facilities Management at the University of Minnesota writes about the tools she uses at her job. These include software apps commonly used in the maintenance and construction industry, Google Apps, and "old-fashioned" tools, such as pens and notebooks.
Art@Bio-Med presents “Brushed Back To Life: Healing From Illness through Intuitive Painting and Poems” by artist Ron Duffy. In this exhibit of abstract paintings and poetry, Duffy explores his own experiences living with a chronic illness. Through his work, Duffy has found a renewed zest for living that had been dulled by illness.
The Libraries are back at the farmers market this week and we've got two new recipes for you featuring two of my favorite vegetables — peas and beets! Yum!
Forty years ago on July 20, 1976, the Viking 1 probe landed on the surface of Mars bringing a little bit of Minnesota to the red planet. Two University of Minnesota faculty members contributed to the design and mission planning for NASA's Viking Project, Helmut Heinrich and Alfred O.C. Nier.
Wow your guests at your summer garden party this year! Megan Kocher and Lisa Von Drasek discuss books for foodies that provide tips on growing food in your house, making sweet corn pancakes, and baking delicious pies. On this episode of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries, Kocher and Von Drasek discussed the following books: "Indoor Kitchen Gardening" by Elizabeth Millard; "Sweet Corn Spectacular" by Marie Porter; and "First Prize Pies" by Allison Kave.
Kyle Willett, a former postdoc and research associate in the School of Physics and Astronomy, talks about the tools that make him effective in his job. Once again, Slack gets high marks, but also GitHub. He wishes there were better alternatives to Powerpoint and Keynote.