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Finals at the Libraries: Studying 24/7 and Stress Busters

The University Libraries offers distraction-free studying for finals that includes extended library hours and stress-reducing activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, get help when you need it, and take a break with fun activities.

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Children’s lit organizations to celebrate local authors

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Children’s lit organizations to celebrate local authors

Please join the Minnesota Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators and the Children’s Literature Research Collections/Kerlan Collection in a celebration of local authors and illustrators on Monday, December 15 at the University of Minnesota’s Elmer L. Andersen Library (222 21st Ave. S. in Minneapolis) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. This free event is open to the public.

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Wilson Library Celebration is Dec. 3

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Wilson Library Celebration is Dec. 3

Join us Dec. 3, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., to celebrate the reopening and redesign of Wilson Library’s study and collaboration space. Wilson is the largest library on campus and now has more study spaces available just in time for finals. Stop by the newly renovated first floor to enjoy snacks, games, prizes, and more. Explore your new home away from home.

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The Mystery of Writing with Mary Logue

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The Mystery of Writing with Mary Logue

“The Mystery of Writing” with Mary Logue will be held December 2, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., at the Elmer L. Andersen Library, University of Minnesota. Logue wrote her first mystery in sixth grade and hasn’t stopped since. A lively interview will reveal what sparks the creativity of this award-winning author.

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October 30 is #AskAnArchivist Day

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On October 30, archivists across the United States will take to Twitter to answer your questions about any and all things archives. This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, gives you the opportunity to connect directly with archivists here at the University of Minnesota Libraries to ask questions, get information, or simply to satisfy your curiosity.

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Scientific Milestones in October – Read This Book!

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Scientific Milestones in October – Read This Book!

In this episode of “Read This Book!,” Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff recommends three books that relate to scientific milestones to celebrate that occurred in October. The books are: “Much Ado About (Practically) Nothing,” by David E. Fisher, “Live from the Moon,” by Michael Allen, and “Nobel Prize Women in Science,” by Sharon Bertsch McGrayne.

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Wangensteen Library hosts Culpeper Symposium

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Wangensteen Library hosts Culpeper Symposium

“Visualizing the Body: The Convergence of Art, Cadaver, and Medical Knowledge” will be held October 24, 2014, 1 to 5:30 p.m., 555 Diehl Hall. This symposium explores how anatomical knowledge was produced across the global pre-modern world into the present through four speaker presentations. Presentations will last one hour with time for a question-and-answer session with the each of the speakers.

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‘U’ Libraries receives major multi-year grant for transgender oral history project

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Tawani Foundation has generously awarded a major multi-year grant to the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the purpose of documenting the historic and contemporary experience of transgender individuals in the Upper Midwest.

This will be done through the collection of up to 400 hours of oral histories involving 200 to 300 individuals over the next three years. A major effort will be the recruitment of individuals of all ages and experiences for the oral histories.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Databases at U Libraries

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The University of Minnesota Libraries provides access to databases containing primary sources for research on Hispanic history and culture. Also it subscribes to indexes to the periodical literature about Hispanics. Latino Literature, published by Alexander Street Press, contains thousands of creative literature titles by Hispanics. These include plays, novels, short stories, and poems. Informe, published […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Periodicals at ‘U’ Libraries

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Periodicals at ‘U’ Libraries

Periodicals about the Hispanic Heritage of the United States are well represented in the periodicals collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries, including subscriptions to major academic journals and a historical collection of Hispanic newspapers dating back to the mid-1800s.

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