Sharpen your pencils and dig out your crayons! It’s time for the second annual #ColorOurCollections event. During February 6-10, the Wangensteen Historical Library will unveil one coloring page each day with an image from their rare book collection. Artists are encouraged to participate and to share their final artwork.
Romance is in the air at the University of Minnesota Libraries! In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Libraries wants to help you make that next meaningful connection...with a great book. For the third year the Libraries is hosting Blind Date With A Book, adding a dash of mystery to your next great literary romance.
Today, immigration historians from across the country launched #ImmigrationSyllabus, a website and educational resource to help the public understand the deep historical roots of today’s immigration debates.
One hundred and fifty papers downloaded nearly 8,000 times is the result of work by University librarians Shannon Farrell and Wanda Marsolek, who are creating collections of local research in the University Digital Conservancy, in partnership with University faculty members.
By Kathryn Hujda Assistant Curator, Upper Midwest Literary Archives From messy handwritten notes to concise editorial markings — from proof to print — poetry in the...
The Wangensteen Historical Library has over 1,000 medical artifacts from the 19th and 20th centuries within its collection. As these items are cataloged, interesting tools of medicine's past are re-discovered. This includes the Seabury and Johnson Bandage Kit that was recently cataloged by Katie Otto. Read about Katie's experience cataloging the bandage kit for a behind-the-scenes look at the process.
The University of Minnesota Libraries welcomes learners and scholars from all cultures and backgrounds. We are committed to providing a safe, open environment, and...
Helping first-year engineering students transition to college is just another role that librarians have taken on. In fact, every semester University of Minnesota librarians collaborate with faculty and instructors to teach in-class sessions on library databases, critical inquiry, data management, multimedia tools, and more.
The University of Minnesota Libraries is launching Umbra Search African American History, a free and openly available online search tool that facilitates broad access to over 400,000 digitized archival materials documenting African American history from more than 1,000 libraries, archives, and cultural heritage institutions across the United States.
The fake news epidemic around the recent presidential election eventually became a highly covered topic for reputable news outlets. When Lindsay Matts-Benson, an instructional designer at the University of Minnesota Libraries first noticed the same trends on her personal social media feeds, she decided to do something about it. She created a video that provides tips for assessing the news that you see come through your news feeds and timelines.
To start the new year, this month we are focusing on the Minnesota School of the Air programming. Our episode today — from from Old Tales and New — achieved a national award for Education by Radio and for its timeless lesson. Betty T. Girling wrote the stories as well as a few adaptations heard on this program for approximately 38 of the 41 years this program aired, 1938 until 1979. This particular episode
The University of Minnesota Libraries has partnered with Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota to archive the organization’s historical records, including more than 50 linear feet of photographs, minutes, correspondence, newsletters, promotional materials, reports, and other records documenting more than 100 years of Lutheran Welfare Society and Lutheran Social Service history.
In this installment of "Read This Book!", children's librarian Lisa Von Drasek highlights the winners of the 2016 Marion Vannett Ridgway Book Awards, given to an author or illustrator in recognition of an outstanding debut in the world of children's picture books. Books discussed are: "Trombone Shorty" by Troy Andrews, "Voice of Freedom" by Carole Boston Weatherford and Illustrated by Ekua Holmes, and "Smick!" by Doreen Cronin and Juana Medina.
Katherine Chan, a teaching assistant and D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) student in the School of Music, uses a variety of technology and old-school tools to stay on top of her work. Recently, she re-arranged her office, which allowed her to focus more on her work and avoid distractions.
The Health Sciences Libraries are celebrating 2016 with a look back the year's most-read news stories. It has been a memorable year, highlighted by chocolate bars, edible books, fabulous new spaces and services, research at the Minnesota State Fair, and innovation acceleration! Thank you for a great 2016 – filled with customized information solutions from the Health Sciences Libraries.