Why do fans of Sherlock Holmes flock to the University Libraries? The answer is elementary, my dear reader– we house the world’s largest collection of Sherlock Holmes-related material. The Sherlock Holmes Collections consist of over 60,000 items including books, journals, and a wide variety of other forms through which the transformation of the Holmes character […]
Les Klinger loves the BBC’s “Sherlock” and CBS’s “Elementary” and believes that some traditional Sherlock Holmes scholars have mistreated the “new Sherlockians,” who have come to appreciate Holmes through modern film and television.
Want to enjoy a little light reading before the fall semester begins? Need an escape from research articles and literature reviews? Then visit our new exhibit, “From Our Collections,” in Wilson Library. The exhibit is themed on “Beach Reads,” and displays books recommended by University of Minnesota faculty, students, Libraries staff, and the general public. […]
Mazes, swing ropes, and teeter-totters are not part of a typical librarian’s work environment. The work of Veterinary Librarian André Nault, however, is anything but typical. Nault came to the Health Sciences Libraries in 2005. His background in wildlife research and veterinary practice management made him a perfect fit to serve the information needs of […]
The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture will be take place at the University of Minnesota on May 3, 2014 and will feature author Andrea Davis Pinkney. The Children’s Literature Research Center (CLRC) at the University of Minnesota Libraries was chosen to host the event by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and its […]
Expanding digital collections and offering demand-driven e-book acquisition are two examples of our evolving model. As the University of Minnesota Libraries builds its collections, it makes deeply educated choices about what published materials faculty and students will want. That approach is shifting, though, when it comes to securing some digital material. Increasingly, students, researchers, and […]
The application of technology to learning — eLearning in today’s parlance — is not new at the University. The school first began using films in classrooms in 1915. Thirty years later, the University’s radio station began airing classes over the air. The first online courses were launched in the mid-90s. But in recent years, the […]
The work of a librarian goes beyond connecting people with information. Librarians also seek to help people interpret and use information successfully. In the case of Jim Beattie, a liaison from the Bio-Medical Library to the University’s Medical School, this comes in the form of helping students think out loud. Small groups, big thinking Students […]