Rare books in the exhibit feature striking images of aquatic natural history, various technologies, and experiences of water and health. The exhibit is open September 11, 2017 through May 18, 2018 during regular library hours at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, 568 Diehl Hall.
Receiving a new acquisition is like opening a much-anticipated present. Earlier this year, the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine purchased a French manuscript recipe book written in the 1770s. Watch as Curators Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck - along with their colleague, French historian Margaret Carlyle - open the book for the first time and rediscover informative content and hidden treasures.
Outreach Librarian Katherine Chew stepped off campus earlier this month to provide training on health information resources to public librarians. The topics of her training sessions: providing health information to foreign-born populations and to older adults.
The University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Building Research worked closely with the University Libraries on a project to map the lost waterways of the Twin Cities, with an overarching goal to enhance research into making buildings more sustainable. The Center's team, led by Professor Richard Graves and Senior Researcher Rich Strong, worked closely with Ryan Mattke, Head of the John R. Borchert Map Library at the University of Minnesota. The project was one of seven that were part of Research Sprints, an intensive four-day, project-driven program that paired U of M faculty and researchers with teams of librarians and archivists at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
June is Alzheimer's Disease and Brain Awareness month. Raising awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, is a public health priority.
The Bio-Medical Library is pleased to host Inside Out - A Body of Work by artist Sarah Schneemann as the next installment in its rotating Art@Bio-Med exhibition series. In this exhibit, Schneemann shares her artwork that depicts her fascination with the resilient human body and its awe-inspiring sustainability.
This summer, the doors of the Bio-Medical Library will take on a brand new look as the library installs an updated entryway. This update will feature an accent wall that promotes library activities, a seating area for community gathering, and a floor-to-ceiling wall mural with images depicting current health sciences practice and iconic images from the history of medicine.
The ability to re-create research findings is core to the research process, though there is growing concern that many published findings may not be reproducible. The University of Minnesota Libraries addressed this issue by launching the reproducibility portal in an effort to help faculty and others on campus improve their research practices.
The School of Public Health’s communications team wanted to streamline its workflow and find out about more research being done at the school. Caitlin Bakker, Research Services Liaison at the Bio-Medical Library, did just that — using Experts@Minnesota to create an automatic alert for SPH publications.
PAWS — Pet Away Worry & Stress — returned to Wilson Library last week as part of the Libraries Stress Buster activities for busy students nearing the end of Spring Semester. PAWS is a registered therapy animal program through the U's Boynton Clinic. PAWS will be at the Bio-Medical Library tomorrow, May 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Beginning April 28, the University of Minnesota Libraries will provide extended study space (with 24/7 access in multiple locations) and host a variety of fun and creative activities to provide students a short break to reduce stress during Spring 2017 Finals.
Today’s lab is defined by big data, collaborative research, and digital information in a variety of formats. These elements combine to a create a need for new tools to document work. Read how Franklin Sayre, Pharmacy Librarian, has addressed this need by introducing Electronic Lab Notebooks to life sciences labs at the University of Minnesota.
The University Libraries invites you to join us for National Library Week, an annual event occurring this year from April 9 through 15. This year we celebrate how "Libraries Transform" lives on campus.
Librarians provide expansive services to meet their college and departmental colleagues at their point of need. These collaborations support the mission of the colleges and give librarians a deeper insight into student, faculty and staff information needs and behaviors. For André Nault, that includes interviewing prospective students as part of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s rigorous admissions process.
Spring break is almost here and the Bio-Medical Library has some binge-worthy resources for a safe and healthy vacation! We have you covered no matter where your spring break destination takes you.