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Vote Nov. 2: Ranked-choice voting explained

Did you know there’s an election coming up? There are city elections happening across Minnesota on November 2nd, and the Libraries has you covered with voting and elections resources. Many voters in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and several Twin Cities suburbs may be using ranked choice voting for the first time, so we have the complete breakdown to prepare you at the polls. Make a big impact in your community by voting local!

From the Archivist Blog

Dense pine forest

U Libraries receives $108,000 for Minnesota Landscapes

Minnesota Landscapes: Documenting Environmental History through Archival Sources is a year-long project to examine and describe archival collections related to Minnesota’s environmental history and climate.

Blue Ox Review

Health Sciences Libraries News

NEXUS students learn block printing in Wangensteen

Honors students at the center of NEXUS

In the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, Curator Lois Hendrickson and Assistant Curator Emily Beck have introduced two sections of first-year honors students to experiential learning activities. But their most important contribution may be creating a space for community to develop.

Kirschner Cookbook Collection Blog

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A New Way to Search and Browse the Kirschner Collection

Want to search our collection of cookbooks? That just got a lot easier thanks to the new collection page interface on the Libraries' website. Now you can view all 5953 (and counting) titles in...

Land of 10,000 Workflows Blog

AUL Claire Stewart

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

Robert Bly at an October 2006 University of Minnesota Libraries event

A man of words: Robert Bly

Robert Bly, an outstanding person of letters in Minnesota, died at the age of 94 on Nov. 21. “He was by far the most consequential poet of the second half of the 20th century,” says James Lenfestey, poet, writer, and former Star Tribune editorial writer.

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