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October 30 is #AskAnArchivist Day

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On October 30, archivists across the United States will take to Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives. This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, gives you the opportunity to connect directly with archivists here at the University of Minnesota Libraries to ask questions, get information, or simply to satisfy your curiosity.

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Scientific Milestones in October – Read This Book!

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Scientific Milestones in October – Read This Book!

In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff recommends three books that relate to scientific milestones to celebrate that occurred in October. The books are: “Much Ado About (Practically) Nothing,” by David E. Fisher, “Live from the Moon,” by Michael Allen, and “Nobel Prize Women in Science,” by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.

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Wangensteen Library hosts Culpeper Symposium

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Wangensteen Library hosts Culpeper Symposium

“Visualizing the Body: The Convergence of Art, Cadaver, and Medical Knowledge” will be held October 24, 2014, 1 to 5:30 p.m., 555 Diehl Hall. This symposium explores how anatomical knowledge was produced across the global pre-modern world into the present through four speaker presentations. Presentations will last one hour with time for a question-and-answer session with the each of the speakers.

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‘U’ Libraries receives major multi-year grant for transgender oral history project

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Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the purpose of documenting the historic and contemporary experience of transgender individuals in the Upper Midwest.

This will be done through the collection of up to 400 hours of oral histories involving 200 to 300 individuals over the next three years. A major effort will be the recruitment of individuals of all ages and experiences for the oral histories.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Databases at U Libraries

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The University of Minnesota Libraries provides access to databases containing primary sources for research on Hispanic history and culture. Also it subscribes to indexes to the periodical literature about Hispanics. Latino Literature, published by Alexander Street Press, contains thousands of creative literature titles by Hispanics. These include plays, novels, short stories, and poems. Informe, published […]

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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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