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Wendy Lougee

How cool is this?

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In July, the University Libraries was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest honor given to museums and libraries.  We...

Notable Acquisitions 2016-2017

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Notable acquisitions to the collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries during the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
Wendy Lougee and Jennifer Gunn accept the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. At far left is Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. At far right is Cokie Roberts, Journalist and Commentator for National Public Radio and ABC News.

Short Stacks — continuum 2017

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Short Stacks: A roundup of news from the University of Minnesota Libraries in 2016-2017.
Margaret Telfer

Enriched and Inspired by the Libraries and Friends

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It is my privilege and good fortune to begin my leadership of the Friends of the Libraries board at the very moment they have received a national award honoring extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service. 
Junauda Petrus and Erin Sharkey, co-founders of Free Black Dirt, worked closely with Umbra Search materials as Coffee House Press Artists-In-Residence at the Given Collection.

Bringing African American History to Life

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The Libraries started its Umbra Search effort in 2014 to pull together primary source materials from archives across the country. Today, Umbra Search is chock full of 520,000 historical and cultural items from 1,000 archives, libraries, and museums, and it continues to grow.
Andrea Jenkins with Ash Scott

Narrating a transition

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The Transgender Oral History Project at the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies is documenting a pivotal time in our society’s understanding of gender.
Geri and Darby Nelson

Donor Profile: Geri and Darby Nelson

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Geri and Darby Nelson have enjoyed a long and loving relationship — husband and wife for 49 years. But they’ve also had a long and loving relationship with libraries. For starters, libraries were where they spent much time together, while University of Minnesota students in the late 1960s. 
At orientation, Undergraduate Services Librarian Kate Peterson talks with incoming students about the value of the Libraries.

Are libraries the most valuable spaces on campus?

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According to a study conducted by the University of Minnesota Library Data and Student Success Group, students who use the Libraries at least once during their first year are 40 percent more likely to graduate in four years than their peers who don’t visit the Libraries. But what is it about libraries that gives student users an edge? We dug into the myriad services and support offered to undergraduates by the Libraries to find out what factors help lead students so efficiently to their diplomas.

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