Join us on Wednesday, May 4, 5:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center for the Friends of the Libraries Annual Celebration, featuring Kevin Kling, "Books Cast Their Spell on Me: Trafficking in the Alphabet."
Join us for a luncheon and award ceremony honoring the winners of the 2016 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Betsy and Ted Lewin. The event takes place Saturday, April 30 at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. Tickets are required to attend the lunch at noon. The presentation at 1:00 p.m. is free to attend, but reservations are required.
This year’s theme for National Library Week is “Libraries Transform,” an enthusiastic nod to the transformation taking place within libraries, as well as to the library’s transformative role. Here at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) Libraries, we are continuously transforming in order to support new ways of researching and learning.
George Barany is a chemistry professor at the University of Minnesota, but for much of my life, he's had a fascination with mathematics, language, and all sorts of puzzles — usually as a solver rather than as a creator.
Danika Stegeman is a librarian by day and poet by night. She gets enormous satisfaction from both pursuits, and she believes that each side of her work persona benefits the other. As a course reserve coordinator at Wilson Library, Stegeman works with instructors to make online and printed course materials available to students.
“From DNA to Beer” explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes. Over the past two centuries, scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages.
Lisa Vecoli loves observing those light bulb moments. They happen when patrons of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies suddenly see their personal...
Rafael Emilio Tarrago has a palpable thirst for knowledge and a quest to share it with others. It’s this hunger to learn that still motivates him after 20 years as a librarian at the University of Minnesota.
University Libraries is gearing up for National Library Week on April 10-16, with activities including book drives, finals prep tips, may your own READ posters, and more! Our Health Sciences Libraries are adding to the celebration in a combined event recognizing both National Libraries Week and National Poetry Month by sharing #LibraryHaiku on social media.
The University Libraries invites you to join us for National Library Week, an annual event held April 11 through 17, which celebrates libraries and the people they serve. Several events will be held at our branch libraries throughout the week. Check out the schedule.
Books about dogs was the theme of this installment of "Read This Book!" from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Host Lisa Von Drasek reviews "Dog Crazy," by Meg Donohue, and "All Dogs Go To Kevin," by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang. Von Drasek is the curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Spring is here, but we are just now able to share with you the wonderful event, Pop Wagner: Rolling on a Winter's Night, which was held December 9, 2015 at the University of Minnesota's Elmer L. Andersen Library. In this video, Pop performs several songs, including "Rolling on a Winter's Night," "Old Paint," and "The Impressionists Two-Step."
Mariah Berner, a second-year student double-majoring in Biology, Society, and Environment and Psychology, is featured in this installment of the "How I Work" video series. Berner is also a Peer Research Consultant with the Libraries.
Sea serpents — mythical creatures from the middle ages — have been spotted recently in the Mississippi River by members of the University of Minnesota Women’s Rowing Team. The sightings coincide with the Libraries' recent discovery of a campus map from 1935, which clearly depicts a sea serpent swimming in the river.
The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine was filled with rare books, good food, and great conversation last week when they opened their doors for a Fermentation Open House, held in conjunction with Wangensteen’s current exhibit, Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation.