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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
News from the University of Minnesota Libraries Campus history map app is fun, informative The Libraries’ new Campus History web application doesn’t exactly make history come alive, but it sure is fun. Ryan Mattke, head of the John R. Borchert Map Library at the University of Minnesota, advises that you see for yourself. “To see […]