University of Minnesota
http://www.umn.edu/
612-625-5000

News

‘U’ Libraries contributions cited in 2014 Horizon Report

Filed in News by on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
‘U’ Libraries contributions cited in 2014 Horizon Report

The University of Minnesota Libraries leadership in key areas of service and technology were cited in the New Media Consortium’s recently released 2014 Horizon Report Library Edition.

The annual report examines key trends, significant challenges, and emerging technologies for their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide.

Continue Reading »

Hispanic Heritage Month: Books at the ‘U’ Libraries

Filed in News by on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Hispanic Heritage Month: Books at the ‘U’ Libraries

The University of Minnesota Libraries holds thousands of books on Hispanic history and culture. This collection includes books published by academic presses as well as by commercial publishers. Some of the publishers whose books are included in this collection specialize on Hispanic themes or authors, like Arte Publico.  Today Hispanics are the second largest minority […]

Continue Reading »

‘Read This Book!’ – Back to School

Filed in News, Read This Book!, Video by on September 14, 2014 0 Comments
‘Read This Book!’ – Back to School

In this special Back to School episode of “Read This Book!,” Lisa Von Drasek discusses “The Pilot and the Little Prince,” by Peter Cis, “Park Scientists,” by Mary Kay Carson, and “The Story of Buildings,” by Patrick Dillon (Author) and Stephen Biesty (Illustrator).

Von Drasek is curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Continue Reading »

U of M students love libraries!

Filed in News, Video by on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
U of M students love libraries!

University Libraries took part in Respect U Day, part of Welcome Week for incoming students, on August 29. Students who attended learned about programs, resources, and tools to help them succeed and also about resources to support equity and diversity on campus.

Watch the video and see what incoming students think about libraries.

Continue Reading »

The joys of reading aloud

Filed in News, Video by on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
The joys of reading aloud

Kate DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek discuss the value of reading aloud in this 25-minute video.

DiCamillo, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, said that she believes reading aloud is an important communal activity for people of all ages, not just kids. She and Von Drasek, head of the University of Minnesota’s Children’s Literature Research Collections, take turns sharing excerpts from some of their favorite books, both classic and contemporary.

Continue Reading »

Legal Eagle

Filed in News by on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Legal Eagle

Providing expertise on copyright law and fair use in the University’s best interest By Suzy Frisch Nancy Sims never knows what intriguing question she’s going to be asked next, an appealing part of her job as the University of Minnesota’s copyright program librarian. It might be an inquiry about how a historian secures copyright approvals […]

Continue Reading »

Year in Pictures 2013-2014

Filed in News by on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Year in Pictures 2013-2014

The Year in Pictures at the University of Minnesota Libraries, 2013-2014. Speakers included Will Shortz, Wendy Lehr, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Steve Berry, Kevin Young, and more.

Continue Reading »

U of M acquires Adath Jeshurun Congregation records

U of M acquires Adath Jeshurun Congregation records

The Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives at the University of Minnesota has recently acquired the Adath Jeshurun Congregation records. Comprised of more than 96 cubic feet worth of administrative materials, this collection is now the largest and most comprehensive archival collection of a Jewish congregation in the state. The materials have already […]

Continue Reading »

Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

Filed in News by on September 1, 2014 0 Comments
Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

University Archives recently completed scanning thousands of images of unique botanical, zoological, and geological materials that document Minnesota’s natural history. The materials – which relate to the establishment of the Minnesota Geological and Natural History Survey in 1872 – include photographs of birds, moose, landscapes, wildflowers, and more. The scanned images are now available to the public on the University Libraries UMedia website.

Continue Reading »

The Face of Our Friends

Filed in News by on September 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Face of Our Friends

Raising the visibility of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries When I first joined the board of the Friends of the University Libraries, I was surprised to find how few people outside the board knew that we even existed. That realization has driven me to make every possible effort to raise the visibility […]

Continue Reading »