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A Matter of Facts Blog

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Ways to get involved in local government

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Welcome back to campus! Whether you are new to Minneapolis and Saint Paul or you have been here for a while, getting involved in your local government is a great way to meet new people, learn how the legislative process works, build up your resume, and make a difference.

From the Archivist Blog

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U Libraries receives $108,000 for Minnesota Landscapes

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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

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Moving with waves of change

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The Veterinary Medical Library has closed, yet its resources and Librarian André Nault continue to meet the needs of students and faculty. “André embodies the spirit of service,” says CVM Associate Dean of Education Peggy Root Kustritz. 

Kirschner Cookbook Collection Blog

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A New Way to Search and Browse the Kirschner Collection

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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

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How I Work: Claire Stewart

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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 promise of trees

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Trees and their fruits have taken over the display cases in the Andersen Horticultural Library and Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Visitor’s Center to illustrate "Turning over a New Leaf." The exhibit, co-curated by Andersen Librarian Kathy Allen and Library Assistant Adrienne Alms, accords with the Arboretum’s theme for this summer — the Season of Trees. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31 at the Andersen Horticultural Library, open Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

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