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U of M students love libraries!

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U of M students love 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.

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The joys of reading aloud

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The joys of reading aloud

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.

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Legal Eagle

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Legal Eagle

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.

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Year in Pictures 2013-2014

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Year in Pictures 2013-2014

The Year in Pictures at the University of Minnesota Libraries, 2013-2014. Speakers included Will Shortz, Wendy Lehr, Andrea Davis Pinkney, Steve Berry, Kevin Young, and more.

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U of M acquires Adath Jeshurun Congregation records

U of M acquires Adath Jeshurun Congregation records

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 […]

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Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

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Exploring Minnesota’s Natural History

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.

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The Face of Our Friends

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The Face of Our Friends

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 […]

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Short Stacks – continuum, Summer 2014

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Short Stacks – continuum, Summer 2014

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 […]

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Data is the new oil

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Data is the new oil

 By Wendy Pradt Lougee Big Data is prominent in the news these days. The marketing spin that “data is the new oil” has been used to convey its growing importance to commerce. And just like oil, not everything that comes with big data is viewed positively: companies use data about an individual’s online activity to […]

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Notable Acquisitions 2013-2014

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Notable Acquisitions 2013-2014

1045 Washburn Avenue North Collection  NORTHWEST ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVES The 1045 Washburn Avenue North Collection includes a group of plans and other materials on a house that was nearly destroyed in 2011 by a tornado in North Minneapolis. Although assumed to have been designed by Liebenberg and Kaplan because its first owner was Max Kaplan, the […]

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