Rafael Emilio Tarrago has a palpable thirst for knowledge and a quest to share it with others. It’s this hunger to learn that still motivates him after 20 years as a librarian at the University of Minnesota.
University Libraries is gearing up for National Library Week on April 10-16, with activities including book drives, finals prep tips, may your own READ posters, and more! Our Health Sciences Libraries are adding to the celebration in a combined event recognizing both National Libraries Week and National Poetry Month by sharing #LibraryHaiku on social media.
The University Libraries invites you to join us for National Library Week, an annual event held April 11 through 17, which celebrates libraries and the people they serve. Several events will be held at our branch libraries throughout the week. Check out the schedule.
Books about dogs was the theme of this installment of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Host Lisa Von Drasek reviews "Dog Crazy," by Meg Donohue, and "All Dogs Go To Kevin," by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang. Von Drasek is the curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Spring is here, but we are just now able to share with you the wonderful event, Pop Wagner: Rolling on a Winter's Night, which was held December 9, 2015 at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library. In this video, Pop performs several songs, including "Rolling on a Winter's Night," "Old Paint," and "The Impressionists Two-Step."
Mariah Berner, a second-year student double-majoring in Biology, Society, and Environment and Psychology, is featured in this installment of the "How I Work" video series. Berner is also a Peer Research Consultant with the Libraries.
Sea serpents — mythical creatures from the middle ages — have been spotted recently in the Mississippi River by members of the University of Minnesota Women’s Rowing Team. The sightings coincide with the Libraries' recent discovery of a campus map from 1935, which clearly depicts a sea serpent swimming in the river.
"Bitten! Climate Change & Insect-Borne Disease," a traveling exhibit from Yale University's Peabody Museum of Natural History, will be featured at the University of Minnesota Libraries' Natural Resources Library March 28 through April 29, 2016.
The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine was filled with rare books, good food, and great conversation last week when they opened their doors for a Fermentation Open House, held in conjunction with Wangensteen’s current exhibit, Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation.
This month marks the opening of The Children's Theatre Company at 50... The Magic Continues, a University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit that highlights the expansive archives of the Children’s Theatre Company. In the video above, exhibit designer Darren Terpstra and exhibit curator Kate Hujda present a preview of the exhibit.
In this episode of Secrets of the Archives, Kate Hujda talks about the historic Minnesota Orchestra scrapbooks, which date back to the Orchestra's founding in 1903. Hujda said that the scrapbook are the only living record of the early days of the Orchestra.
Michael Walters is a Research Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry in the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development. In this installment of "How I Work," Walters discusses the tools he uses for his scientific work, for data sharing with his group, and more.
The theme of this installment of Read This Book! is Armchair Travel, which features University of Minnesota library assistants, Kaia Sievert and Amber Fick. The two review books set in various regions of the world.
In this installment of "How I Work," Sara Hurley, Ph.D. discusses the tools, software, hardware, etc., that she relies on each day in her work as E-Learning Director at the School of Public Health. For starters, Hurley says: "I am nothing without my calendar! If it isn’t on my calendar, it doesn’t exist to me."
Ebooks Minnesota, a free online ebook collection spearheaded by Minitex — a program of the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Office of Higher Education — is now available to all Minnesotans. Reader can access more than 2,000 books, including titles from many Minnesota publishers, at any time at no cost.