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Calling Citizen Archivists:

Are you interested in caring for your documents, photographs, and collections? Consider some practices and principles from the professional field of archives, including issues of preservation, access and use, storage, and even disaster recovery.

19th Annual James W. Cunningham Memorial Lecture

Vera Shevzov, Professor of Religion, Smith College, will present “Imperial Miracles: The Romanovs and Russia’s Icons of the Mother of God” at the 19th Annual James W. Cunningham Memorial Lecture.

‘Humor in the Archives’ is theme of 2015-2016 First Fridays

"How Many Archivists Does it Take?: Humor in the Archives" is the theme of this year's First Fridays series of presentations. Humor is a tool alternatively employed to instill delight, put forth political commentary, teach lessons, assuage fears, or even encourage social bonding. Come hear and laugh at stories from the more comedic side of Archives and Special Collections.

An Evening With Steve Berry

Best selling author Steve Berry will be the featured speaker February 26, 7:00 p.m., at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union Theater. Berry and his wife, Elizabeth, are the founders of History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.
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51st James Ford Bell Lecture, featuring Andrew Lawler

Andrew Lawler will present at the annual James Ford Bell Lecture on October 23, 2014, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lawler is an award-winning writer/journalist. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, Discovery and Columbia Journalism Review, among others. He is a contributing writer to Science Magazine, a contributing editor to Archaeology Magazine, and author of the forthcoming book "Why Did the Chicken Cross the World."

Happy New Year!

Open Education: A conversation with Nicole Allen

As part of Open Access Week, the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) are proud to present: A Conversation with Nicole Allen on Open Education, Tuesday, October 22, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Coffman Theatre.
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Bustin’ stress at the Libraries

The end of the semester is upon us, but never fear, Stress Busters are here. Relax while you learn at the University Libraries, where you can find quiet study, group spaces, 24/7 hours, and fun activities to help reduce your stress during finals.

Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Sharon Creech

Join us Saturday, April 18 at Elmer L. Andersen Library for a luncheon and award ceremony featuring the winner of the 2015 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Sharon Creech. Author signing to follow with books available for sale, courtesy of the Red Balloon Bookshop.

First Fridays – Objects of Desire – April 2014

Whether the desire to possess a rare book, a longing for a home to call one’s own, or the pursuit of an organization’s mission, the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries brings the stories to life in this year’s First Fridays presentations. April 4 presentations are: The Beauty of It: The Design and Marketing of Computers and Gay Desire and the U.S. Postal System.

Pop-up libraries at the U Farmers Market!

The University Libraries Pop-up Library will be back at the University of Minnesota Farmers Market this Libraries at Farmers Marketsummer! Stop by our booth to check out some great summer reads, get delicious recipes from our own Kirchner Collection, and see what else is going on at the libraries!

The Ethic of Openness

As part of Open Access Week, the University of Minnesota Libraries and the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA) are proud to present Dr. David Wiley on "The Ethic of Openness."
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Madison highlights Friends’ annual celebration

Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison presents "Garden Paths, Recipes, and Building One’s Library" at the Friends' annual celebration, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 5:30 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center.
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Joseph Ellis: ‘The Second Founding’

Join us September 28 for the Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture featuring Joseph Ellis at Ted Mann Concert Hall. Ellis is one of the nation's leading scholars of American history whose work focuses on the lives and times of the founders of the United States.