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Por Alicia Kubas y Del Reed Traducido por Rafael E. Tarragó, Bibliotecario para Estudios sobre Iberia, Iberoamérica y los Chicanos/Latinos de los Estados Unidos. Las próximas elecciones que van a tener lugar en Minnesota son  las...

From the Archivist Blog

Students sit in groups, on strike for peace and protesting against the Vietnam war. Student protests. Strike. 1970. University of Minnesota Libraries, University Archives., Accessed 27 May 2020.

1970 Student Strike–50 Years Later

Throughout the spring of 1970, tensions were high among students and the campus community at the University of Minnesota in regards to the United States' military efforts, which ignited student strikes across the nation, including the University of Minnesota. Now fifty years later, we look back on the history of the student strike and the impact it had on campus.

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Public Service Announcement: Helping Job Seekers

Off Topic- Job Hunting As a curator and a librarian, part of my mission is to supervise interns and mentor new graduates. Stating the obvious, these are tough times. That said, there is help out...

Health Sciences Libraries News

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Learning on the job

In this student reporter post, history major Kaylee Morlan shares why she loves working at the Wangensteen Historical Library while taking classes that feature the library’s collection, and how she uses her ever-growing knowledge of the collection to help her fellow classmates contextualize course concepts.

Kirschner Cookbook Collection Blog


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

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Portrait of an Explorer

Skeptical that Christopher Columbus had discovered a route to India, Amerigo Vespucci consulted the journals of Marco Polo, says Gregory Hedberg, donor of a portrait of the explorer to the James Ford Bell Library. The costumes described by Polo and Columbus didn’t match up, so Vespucci sailed from Europe to learn more. It was he, Hedberg says, who determined that the land now known as South America was new to Europeans.

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