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Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

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Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives

Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month with the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives and the St. Paul Jewish Community Center, May 28, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, libations, and conversation. Attendees at this special event will gain a deeper understanding of the American Jewish experience from a Midwestern perspective.

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Who the heck is Walter?

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Who the heck is Walter?

You spend your evenings there. You consume truly staggering amounts of caffeine within its walls. You probably spend more time looking at the ceiling than doing problem sets (if we’re being honest). Walter Library is a home away from home for a lot of Gophers, but who was Walter, and why did he get a building named after him?

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With the utmost discretion: A case study

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With the utmost discretion: A case study

This spring, librarians Caroline Lilyard and Mary Schoenborn worked on a top-secret project that required their strict confidentiality. “We had to be very careful not to leak the details of the case,” said Lilyard. As dangerous and enigmatic as that may sound, the case was not a matter of international espionage and no super sleuthing was required.

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Students Make the Libraries Work!

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Students Make the Libraries Work!

Throughout the day, our student workers find books you requested, send them to the correct locations, and put them on the hold shelf. Have you asked a question at our desk? A student worker might have helped you too. In addition to helping us keep the library in order and finding your materials, our student workers also help at all of our service desks.

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The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals

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The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals

The Critical Conversations about Diversity and Justice series features, The Animal/Human Connection: Clarifying the Roles of Service, Emotional Support, and Therapy Animals, on Friday, April 17, 2015, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Givens Conference Room (120).

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Jeffrey Schott Fan Club sweeps Science Quiz Bowl

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Jeffrey Schott Fan Club sweeps Science Quiz Bowl

The Jeffrey Schott Fan Club went undefeated on its way to becoming champions of the 2015 Science Quiz Bowl on Sunday at Walter Library. It was a repeat win for captain Peter Estall, who was on the 2012 winning team. Science Quiz Bowl, in its 12th year, is a fun and challenging event for students at […]

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Who the heck is Wilson?

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Who the heck is Wilson?

When you walk into that square library building on the west bank of the Twin Cities campus, you may have noticed a large painting on the first floor near the stairway. Wilson Library was named for the man in the portrait, O. (Owen) Meredith Wilson, the ninth president of the University of Minnesota. The library opened on Sept. 23, 1968.

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‘The Job is Never Done’

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‘The Job is Never Done’

Curator Linnea Anderson and Exhibit Designer Darren Terpstra discuss the University of Minnesota Libraries exhibit, “The Job is Never Done”: Fifty Years of Documenting Social Welfare History. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2015 at Elmer L. Andersen Library on the west bank of the University’s Twin Cities campus.

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Madison highlights Friends’ annual celebration

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Madison highlights Friends’ annual celebration

Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison presents “Garden Paths, Recipes, and Building One’s Library” at the Friends’ annual celebration, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center.

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Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Sharon Creech

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Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Sharon Creech

Join us Saturday, April 18 at Elmer L. Andersen Library for a luncheon and award ceremony featuring the winner of the 2015 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Sharon Creech. Author signing to follow with books available for sale, courtesy of the Red Balloon Bookshop.

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