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A table in the makerspace with project supplies and The Big Book of Maker Space Projects

Is the Makerspace my space?

In the bright, yet somewhat austere environment of the Health Sciences Education Center, the Health Sciences Library Makerspace stands out, with colorful displays in its windows and — inside its doors — intriguing tools, 3D printers, and plenty of tables to spread out a project. This space — its equipment, its whimsical approach, and its meaningful outcomes — is meant for everyone connected to the U who wishes to explore their craft skills and their creativity.
A close-up from an 1862 hand-colored Japanese woodblock print. In the foreground is a demon representing measles; in the background is a fearful physician.

Drawn to health: Bodies and medicine in popular visual culture

“Drawn to Health: Bodies and Medicine in Popular Visual Culture” explores the historical and contemporary use of visual narratives to communicate about health, featuring collections held at both the Wangensteen Historical Library and the Children’s Literature Research Collections. Visit this exhibit now through December 29, 2022.
Ai Miller leads a discussion about DEIA within dentistry to a group of first year dental students

Ai Miller joins the Health Sciences Library as a Reference Specialist

The Health Sciences Library is pleased to introduce Ai Miller as a reference specialist. Ai will be assisting users with library technology, answering reference questions and supporting the work of librarians and curators.
A person wearing a VR headset stands before an anatomic image, a person seated on a couch with a laptop and two individuals wearing masks make up a composite image of people in the Health Sciences Education Building (HSEC).

You’re invited to the Sept. 22 HSEC Open House

Join us at the Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) Open House on Thursday, September 22 from 11:30am-1:30pm to learn more about library expertise in our new library spaces.
A manuscript text

What’s new at the Wangensteen?

Our library collections are always growing, and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine is no exception. But how do you decide what still needs to be added? Come get a sneak peak at six books that the Wangensteen purchased in the last year, and learn more about our collection development mission.
cough syrup

My research on the Tylenol incident

Hey my name is Emily Ramirez. I work as an intern at the Health Sciences Libraries, completing a project at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. I'm finding tamper proof medicines, and also preparing some of the things that are going to be shown in the Wangensteen Historical Library’s exhibit here at the University of Minnesota related to the 40 year anniversary of the tampering of Tylenol bottles.
An instructor podium with a keyboard and monitor that is displaying the 'M' logo for the University of Minnesota is in the foreground. In the background there are computer monitors mounted on an orange wall with a table and chairs.

Activate active learning in the Health Sciences Library Commons

The Commons is a gathering place located in the Health Sciences Library for interprofessional development, discussion, and innovation. It connects a broad community of librarians, instructional designers, teaching experts, and technology leaders in support of educational goals.
asthmatic cigarettes

Old Medicine in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine

Hey my name is Emily Ramirez. I go to Longfellow High School. I'm working in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine  this summer as an intern through the StepUp program.
Glass baby bottle

My time as a Health Sciences Library intern

Hey my name is Emily Ramirez. I go to Longfellow High School. I'm happy that I got the chance to experience Step Up for the first time. Step Up is a program for young people to have a look at what a professional job is like. This is a photo journal documenting my time as a Health Sciences Library intern as part of the Step Up program. This week, I'm sharing some pictures of glass bottles from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.
Heidelberg students examine rare books in the Wangensteen Historical Library.

Libraries key role in international dentistry exchange

Hospitality to visitors from afar may include a gift bag of treats. For German students of dentistry from Heidelberg University, those treats included an introduction to the jaw-dropping high-tech in the Health Sciences Library and the history-rich learning environments in the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.
Multimedia Specialist Charlie Heinz demonstrates the Libraries virtual reality software to College of Design students.

UMN student wins national award with Libraries’ help

University of Minnesota design student wins national award with help from the Libraries. The prize? A paid internship at the Kate Spade fashion house in New York City this summer. “Our students have the cutting edge skills that they need” because of the Libraries’ virtual reality studio, says Professor Juanjuan Wu.

Research Byte: *NEW* NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

Beginning in January 2023, there will be new data management and sharing requirements when submitting grant funding applications to NIH. Start learning now about what you need to do to be in compliance.

Help us name our new male skeleton!

The Health Sciences Library has acquired a new male skeleton and we need your help in choosing a name.
Annie Henly and student mending shoes.

Old items bring new joy: Meet the Maker of the Month, Annie Henly

Meet Annie Henly, staff member from CDes who hosts Mending Mondays in the UMN Libraries every Monday during the semester. She teaches visitors to the Breakerspace how to mend their belongings and bring new life to old objects. Part of the Maker of the Month series by the Innovation and Experiential Learning Department in the University Libraries.

A simple way to spread joy: Meet Maker of the Month Hannah Sipe

Meet Hannah Sipe, guest maker in the Walter Library Breakerspace. She makes cards on the Cricut Maker as a way to cope with her pain from a traumatic brain injury, and will be visiting the UMN Libraries to teach students how to make cards just like hers. Part of the Maker of the Month series by the Innovation and Experiential Learning Department in the University Libraries.
Robert G McKinnell with wife Bev and Japanese award.

Long-life learner

Call him Dr. McKinnell, if you like, or Dr. Bob, if you know him well. Or, if you are Japanese, you could call him ロバート G. マッキンネル (pronounced Robāto G. Makkinneru in spoken Japanese). That’s the name on the award plaque behind him, which he received from a member of the Japanese Imperial Family, His Imperial Highness Prince Masahito. His character, commitment, and caring foster deep feelings among colleagues.

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