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A Matter of Facts: Government Shutdown

Americans have become more familiar with federal government shutdowns in the past year. We’ve experienced three shutdowns in 2018/2019 for a combined total of 17 days and counting, and no one can forget the 16-day shutdown in 2013. What makes the current shutdown different is that it’s a partial shutdown with only 25 percent of the federal government going unfunded. This blog post provides information and resources for better understanding the issues related to the shutdown.

From the Archivist Blog

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Women on the Air: Geraldine Ferraro visits Minnesota

Four months after the 1984 presidential election, Geraldine Ferraro visited Minnesota where she was greeted by a large and receptive audience as the guest speaker for the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.  Interest was so great that after full capacity was reached in Northrop Auditorium, accommodations were made for a screening at Williams Arena on campus. The speech was also broadcast live on KUOM radio stations throughout the Twin Cities.

Blue Ox Review

The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

The exhibit will be open Now – May 31, 2019. Hours correspond with regular Andersen Library building hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. What Informs...

Health Sciences Libraries News

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Old favorites in a new space

Our new library spaces in the Health Sciences Education Center will be full of new furniture. We're excited about the variety of seating options that will be available to our users, and are happy that we can offer some of our current faves. 

Kirschner Cookbook Collection Blog

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Minnesota cookie recipes and Somali American cookbook

Megan Kocher reviewed The Great Minnesota Cookie Book and Soo Fariista, a Somali American cookbook, on this installment of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Land of 10,000 Workflows Blog

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How I Work: Claire Stewart

Claire Stewart, Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning at the University Libraries, talks about the technology and tools that she uses in her daily life. Her favorite: Wunderlist. And she is on the verge of dumping her laptop entirely for a desktop in the office and an iPad 6th generation when she's mobile.

Archives and Special Collections News

The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter

The exhibit will be open Now – May 31, 2019. Hours correspond with regular Andersen Library building hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. What Informs...