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Hispanic Heritage Month: Periodicals at ‘U’ Libraries

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Periodicals at ‘U’ Libraries

Periodicals about the Hispanic Heritage of the United States are well represented in the periodicals collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries, including subscriptions to major academic journals and a historical collection of Hispanic newspapers dating back to the mid-1800s.

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Telling Queer History

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Telling Queer History

Telling Queer History, a storytelling gathering that will be led by Beth Zemsky and hosted by the Tretter Collection, takes place Sunday, October 5, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library.

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Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations about Equity and Diversity

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Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations about Equity and Diversity

The Office for Equity and Diversity invites campus communities to open up the dialogue by participating in Greater Than 7: Courageous Conversations About Equity and Diversity, a University-wide week of events designed to engage the entire campus in the work of creating an environment that allows everyone the chance to succeed academically and socially.

The University Libraries invite you to participate in the many ways that we define and experience equity and diversity at the University.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Videos at ‘U’ Libraries

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Videos at ‘U’ Libraries

“Latino Americans” (released in 2013) is only one of dozens of titles about Hispanic history and culture in the audiovisual collection at the SMART Learning Commons in Walter Library. This collection includes DVDs and VHSs. The genres that this collection covers range from documentaries like the above mentioned epic “Latino Americans” (a four-part history of 500 years […]

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‘U’ Libraries contributions cited in 2014 Horizon Report

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‘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.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Books at the ‘U’ Libraries

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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 […]

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‘Read This Book!’ – Back to School

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‘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.

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U of M students love libraries!

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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.

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The joys of reading aloud

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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.

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Legal Eagle

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Legal Eagle

Copyright Librarian Nancy Sims brings a unique background as a librarian and a licensed attorney, using her experience in both arenas to guide the University community on often sophisticated copyright issues. Not only does the job keep her engaged with its wide-ranging questions and implications, it also feeds Sims’ desire to serve the public good.

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