Collections Management and Preservation at the University of Minnesota Libraries is working on a fascinating project for the John R. Borchert Map Library: We’re cleaning and preparing for display a collection of 36 copper plates that were used to print United States Geological Survey (USGS) maps.
Louise A. Merriam Archivist, YMCA of Greater New York In the 19th century, the CEO of the New York City YMCA, then called a secretary, spent...
Every year before final exams, the Libraries offers Stress Busters, a group of activities designed to help students relax and take study breaks. Time spent with PAWS therapy animals is just one way we're helping students unwind.
Tim Johnson recommends three books about Sherlock Holmes in "Books to Give 2016, Volume 2," hosted by Lisa Von Drasek. The three books are: "Nerve and Knowledge," "The Missing Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes," and "Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899." Read This Book! is a production of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Visitors to the Bio-Medical Library may recognize Del Reed as one of the welcoming faces working the reference desk. It’s the public service component of his job that he values the most. In his years of serving the public Del realized that “so many people don’t know what kind of services the Libraries can offer them.”
Wednesday marks 75 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii — an event familiar to anyone who has had a U.S. History class. But today our podcast focuses on the events on the homefront following the Battle of Pearl Harbor. Specifically, we will listen in on a discussion from 1946 on the discriminatory removal and, then, resettlement of persons of Japanese ancestry with Frank M. Rarig, Lauren Stiefel, and Reverend Daisuke Kitagawa.
Amanda Costello, lead content strategist for the College of Education and Human Development, talks about self-care in this installment of "How I Work" from the University of Minnesota Libraries Personal Information Management Collaborative. Costello discusses meditation apps, the Apple Watch, exercise and movement at work, and more.
Caitlin Bakker, Research Services Librarian, and Franklin Sayre, Pharmacy Librarian, have developed and taught data management education courses for active research labs that address needs related to managing increasingly complex datasets. Their work has been featured in a recent book chapter by Bakker titled Data Management in the Lab.
Much has been written in the last few weeks about how we consume and share news, links and information around and beyond the recent elections. Do we live in a post-truth world? These are not new issues but social media and the Internet have created new profit models around deliberately creating and perpetuating incorrect information. Here are a few suggestions to help you.
University Archives continues the theme of Native American Heritage on our podcast this week, wrapping up November with a bit of documentary from 67 years ago. This KUOM-produced program "Tales of Minnesota" covered the Sioux Treaty of 1851 and the frustrations that lead to the Dakota War, or the Sioux Uprising, of 1862.
As we recognize Transgender Awareness Month, there is much to celebrate in terms of awareness for the transgender community; however, there are also urgent issues that must be addressed that directly affect transgender lives. We here at the Tretter Collection have recently posted the first videos from the Tretter Collection Transgender Oral History Project.
The Big Ten Academic Alliance Geospatial Data Project has launched the Big Ten Academic Alliance Geoportal. Collectively managed by a task force of librarians...
Books about Bob Dylan were discussed in this episode of "Read This Book! — Books to Give," featuring Bill Pederson from the University of Minnesota Music Library. Dylan, a Minnesota native, recently was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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.
It's International Education Week and we're celebrating by highlighting some of the materials in the University Libraries collections: The general collection at Wilson Library includes...