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Support growing for the MN Electronic Health Library

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Support growing for the MN Electronic Health Library

Many of our state’s health providers, health professions educators, and librarians have come together to support the Minnesota Electronic Health Library (MeHL) and its goal of providing 24/7 access to evidence-based health information and the latest medical research for ALL Minnesotans. Dr. Jon Hallberg supports MeHL “There are hundreds — and frankly thousands — of providers across […]

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First Fridays Series highlights Umbra online search tool

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First Fridays Series highlights Umbra online search tool

Attendees at the February 6 First Fridays event were treated to a behind-the-scenes look at Umbra, the online search tool currently in development at the University Libraries. Umbra: Search African American History began in partnership with Penumbra Theatre Company as a way to make the archival content for African American theater history more accessible online. […]

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Givens Collection on display in Hennepin Gallery

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Givens Collection on display in Hennepin Gallery

The Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African American Literature of the University of Minnesota Libraries honors Black History Month with an exhibit from February 2 to 25 in the Hennepin Gallery, located in the lower level of the Hennepin County Government Center.

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Blind Dates and Booking Matchmaking for February

Blind Dates and Booking Matchmaking for February

This Valentine’s Day, we cordially invite you to take a blind date with a book, make your own valentine or get matched!  Blind Date To go on a blind date with a book simply select a wrapped book from the display in Wilson, Magrath Library (St. Paul) or Bio-Medical Library (February 8th through the 14th) and check […]

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Doris Duke Foundation awards grant to ‘U’ Libraries

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The University of Minnesota Libraries, in partnership with Penumbra Theatre Company, received $168,750 from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation to support the adoption and use of “Umbra: Search African American History.”

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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

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Read This Book! – Science Fiction

Kaia Sievert discusses three science fiction books in this episode of Read This Book!, brought to you by the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: “The Three-Body Problem” by Cixin Liu, “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel, and “The Martian” by Andy Weir. These books are part of the Robert and Virginia McCollister Collection for Contemporary Literature at Wilson Library, University of Minnesota.

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Exhibit opening for Sem, Gigi, and Caricature

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Exhibit opening for Sem, Gigi, and Caricature

Join us for the exhibit opening of Sem, GiGi, and Caricature, February 6, 5:00 p.m. at the T.R. Anderson Gallery on the fourth floor of Wilson Library. The exhibit celebrates the new thirty-foot long acquisition Sem au Bois accompanied by other special collection materials contextualizing caricature during la Belle Epoque in France.

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Claire Stewart joins University of Minnesota Libraries

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Claire Stewart joins University of Minnesota Libraries

Claire Stewart is the new Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Stewart, who came to Minnesota after more than 20 years at Northwestern University Library, began her new duties Jan. 12.

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A Feast of Words featuring Brenda Child

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A Feast of Words featuring Brenda Child

Brenda Child, Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, highlights the January 29 Feast of Words event, 5:00 p.m. at the Campus Club. In her talk, “Speaking Ojibwe in the Great Lakes: From Reservations to Revitalization,” Child shares family narratives and historical documents that show the essential role of the Ojibwe language in the past and today. Reservations and ticket purchase required at 612-626-7788.

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Elements in Material exhibit opening is January 23

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Elements in Material exhibit opening is January 23

Please join us at the exhibit opening for Elements in Material: Lost Lake Peatland to Pin Oak Prairie, an exhibition of fiber art by Moira Bateman, January 23, 2015, 5:00 p.m. at the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis. Bateman, whose work has received numerous awards, explores humanity and nature by working on-site with specific landscapes. Her recent work includes long silk sheaths that were submerged in Minnesota’s bogs, rivers, lakes, a fen, and a vernal pool.

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