Meet the Libraries at the State Fair

What was this used for? stage show.
What was this used for? stage show.

Join the University of Minnesota Libraries at the Minnesota State Fair where you can test your health information knowledge, identify weird — and frightening — medical instruments of the past, and get your very own coloring book featuring historical images from our collection.

You can even participate in a research study that will help us better understand how Minnesotans use the Internet to acquire and use online health information.

We look forward to seeing you at the Great Minnesota Get Together.

‘What was this used for?’

What: “What was this used for?” stage show
Who: Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
When:  Thursday, August 25, 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Where: On the stage in front of the U of M Building

Weird, clever, frightening, and confounding medical instruments from the past intrigue us, even more when we realize such instruments may still be in use today. Find out more in the “What was this used for?” stage show as audience panelists attempt to identify historical medical artifacts from the Wangensteen Historical Library’s collection.

‘My Doctor said what?!’

What: “My Doctor said what?!” research study
Who: Bio-Medical Library
When: Saturday, August 28, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 29,  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Driven to Discover Building

Don’t miss the chance to be part of a research study. The Bio-Medical Library will be conducting a brief survey of how Minnesotans use the Internet to acquire and use online health information. The study will be used to develop a clearer understanding of the use of online health information by Minnesotans. The results will help identify needs for additional and alternative health information that can help Minnesotans make informed health decisions. Participants completing the brief questionnaire will receive a University of Minnesota drawstring backpack.

‘Making books: from illuminated manuscripts to early print’ exhibit

What: “Making books: from illuminated manuscripts to early print” exhibit
When: August 31, 2016
Who: Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology of Medicine, James Ford Bell Library, College of Liberal Arts Center Early Modern History, Consortium Study of PreModern Worlds, Center for Medieval Studies CEMH/CSPW/CMS. 
Where: U of M Building

This exhibit will include paraphernalia related to medieval bookmaking and actual, centuries-old parchment manuscripts for visitors to touch and examine.

Love coloring? Come and get a coloring book that features images from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology of Medicine and the James Ford Bell Library, sponsored by the Wangensteen Historical Library, the Bell Library, and CEMH, CSPW, CMS.

‘How health info savvy are you?’

How health info savvy are you? exhibit.
How health info savvy are you? exhibit.

What: “How health info savvy are you?” exhibit
Who: Bio-Medical Library
When: Thursday, September 1, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where: U of M Building

Test your health knowledge by taking our health fact or fiction quiz, or for the more adventurous, try your luck at identifying old medical devices. Our exhibit will feature “healthy” information resources freely available from the National Library of Medicine. Small giveaways will be provided.

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