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Bridget McKenna in the Wangensteen Library, holding a book on historic infant feeding.

Breaking new ground

Bridget McKenna participated in the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Freshman Research & Creative Scholars Program. Through this program, McKenna learned the present-day value of libraries, while she was matched with the curators of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.
Ryan Mattke, Map & Geospatial Information Librarian, points out details on an 1871 map of Minnesota to Benjamin Wiggins, Program Director of the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) program.

Wilson Studio — perfect for group research projects

A Research Sprints session brings teams of researchers and librarians together to work intensely and collaboratively over a period of several days. The program has found a perfect home in the Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, which opened its doors for the first time last year.

The Year in Pictures — 2018

The Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds brought authors, artists, and creators to campus. Other events including film screenings, book readings, archival talks,...

Generous Greeks

John and Nancy Lambros are proud of their family’s legacy of immigration from Greece and later success as first-generation Americans. It’s a past shared by so many others across the country. They wanted to ensure that this history of Greek-Americans is documented, interpreted, celebrated, and made available for researchers.
Margaret Telfer

The Face of Our Friends

Thank you to our Friends and Supporters. This list recognizes all contributions to the University of Minnesota Libraries from January 1 through December 30, 2017. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, errors may occur. If we have omitted your name or listed your name incorrectly, please contact Melissa Lowe at or 612-624-7174.

Notable Acquisitions 2018

Charles Babbage Institute Archives Jean E. Sammet Papers Jean Sammet was a force in computing from the 1950s to 1970s. A pioneer in computer linguistics, she...
Valerie Caesar

Elmer L. Andersen Library 2.0

The process of discovery occurs constantly in the Wallin Center, a new space within the Elmer L. Andersen Library. The center builds upon the Andersen Library’s legacy to be a window onto the world through its collections — available and accessible to all.
Kate Derickson

Short Stacks 2018

Short Stacks: News from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Walter Library

Driven. The Campaign for the University of Minnesota Libraries

As part of the University of Minnesota’s Driven campaign, the University Libraries is building on its award-winning mission of advancing knowledge and enriching lives. Together, with our donors and friends, we will elevate our capacity to serve our faculty and students, Minnesota, and our global community.
Wendy Lougee

Refreshing the library

This issue of continuum explores some of the new spaces in our libraries. The planning for the new Health Sciences Education Center — which will contain the Bio-Medical and Wangensteen libraries — the new Maxine Houghton Wallin Special Collections Research Center and the Wilson Research Collaboration Studio.

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