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Incoming freshmen learn about library resources

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Incoming freshmen learn about library resources

At Freshmen Orientation, Librarian Kate Peterson and peer research consultant Alexa Wright, a senior English major, talked to incoming students about the many resources and help provided by the Libraries.

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Workshop promotes preservation of computing history

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Workshop promotes preservation of computing history

The U’s Charles Babbage Institute hosted the Association for Computing Machinery By Arvid Nelsen, Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute and Electronic Records Strategist The hush that fell over the room was short-lived. Sample boxes from the collections at the Charles Babbage Institute were on the tables and workshop participants immediately concentrated on them. Almost as suddenly, however, […]

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Cohen to keynote at Minnesota Digital Library meeting

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Cohen to keynote at Minnesota Digital Library meeting

Dan Cohen, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will deliver the keynote address at the Minnesota Digital Library’s (MDL) 12th Annual Meeting in St. Paul on Tuesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m., at the Continuing Education Center at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus.

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Children’s Theatre Company bestows archives to University of Minnesota

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Children’s Theatre Company bestows archives to University of Minnesota

The Children’s Theatre Company has bestowed its historical archives – including production materials, directors’ notes, costume-design materials, and organizational records – to the University of Minnesota Libraries.

The materials will be housed in the University’s Elmer L. Andersen Library and be part of the Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives. These archives, and others within the Libraries’ Archives and Special Collections unit, are available to University of Minnesota scholars and the general public.

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Wilson Lobby Renovation Update

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Wilson Lobby Renovation Update

The Wilson Library SMART Commons will be moving from the 1st floor to the Basement Level as part of the library’s lobby renovation this summer. As a result, SMART will be unavailable beginning May 19 until it opens in its new location on June 17.

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‘Read This Book!’ – Award Winning Books

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‘Read This Book!’ – Award Winning Books

“Read This Book!:” Award Winning Books, featuring Danika Stegeman, University of Minnesota Libraries.

In this episode, Danika highlights four books from the collections at the University of Minnesota.

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Schoenborn, Skupeko win History Day award

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Schoenborn, Skupeko win History Day award

University Libraries’ Mary Schoenborn and Lynn Skupeko were awarded the 2014 Librarian/Media Specialists of Merit at the State History Day Award Ceremony on May 3. The two were honored for making a difference in the lives of kids through History Day.

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Winners announced in Student Photo Contest

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Winners announced in Student Photo Contest

Judges selected 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the 2014 Student Photo Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries. A fourth award, the Student Choice Award, was given to the student who had the most Facebook likes for his or her entry. First Place Danielle Robertson Second Place Matthew Oleszczak Third […]

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Finals Week Hours and Stressbuster Activities

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Finals Week Hours and Stressbuster Activities

The University Libraries will offer “distraction-free” studying for finals that includes extended hours in our buildings, as well as stress-reducing activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, get help when you need it, and take a break with our awesome activities.

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Libraries’ Downton Abbey exhibit featured on MPR

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Libraries’ Downton Abbey exhibit featured on MPR

Dr. Jon Hallberg, assistant professor at the University of Minnesota and MPR medical commentator toured the Wangensteen Historical Library’s exhibit, “Downton Abbey: Behind the Scenes of Health and Illness,” with Tom Crann, the host of All Things Considered on Minnesota Public Radio News.

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