Actor and author Jamie Lee Curtis recently donated her papers to the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota — including drafts, proofs, correspondence, and production material for a dozen of her picture books for children, including the best-selling Today I Feel Silly.
We arranged over 330 Blind Dates With a Book last year. This February, we are again acting as a matchmaker and connecting you with a book of your dreams. If you find true love with your book, share your story by posting your "date" on Twitter or Instagram and share it with #UMNBookDate and tag @umnlib.
"A Woman’s Place: Women and Work" is a new exhibit at Elmer L. Andersen Library that attempts to unpack the stories of what “women’s work” truly embodies by pulling materials from units across the University Libraries. The exhibit runs through March 6, but a special exhibit reception will be held January 16.
College of Liberal Arts undergraduate student Natalie Buckland worked with the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine to create a Harry Potter-themed pop-up exhibit. This was part of Natalie’s participation in the CLA Dean's First Year Research & Creative Scholars Program. Learn more about her experience, the skills she developed, and the knowledge she gained.
We're closing out 2019 with a look back at our favorite stories of the year. Enjoy this summary of the innovative, creative, and even unexpected work of the Health Sciences Library, the Veterinary Medical Library, and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine
It’s finals week! But it’s also mid-December. Holidays are looming and you aren’t done with Fall semester until Friday afternoon (the last day of finals). Fight the urge to finish up finals and escape to a land filled with cookies, hot cocoa and baby Yoda and stop by the Breakerspace to craft some hand-made gifts.
The Secret Life of Libraries was a smash hit to a crowded room of Libraries friends on Monday, December 9 at Coffman Memorial Union Theater. Watch it now on YouTube! It truly was an evening of radio antics with A Prairie Home Companion veterans, Sue Scott, Tim Russell, and Richard Dworsky, who wrote the radio play based on the collections and the intrigue at the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Guest author Alana Kosklin visited the Immigration History Research Center Archives recently, and shares her experience doing research for her topic of interest, the Kalevala and Finnish-Americans. Kosklin is the recipient of this year’s Michael G. Karni Scholarship, which is awarded by the Immigration History Research Center. Kosklin is an English Ph.D. candidate at the University of Newcastle in Australia.
As the hub for all the health professional schools, the Health Sciences Education Center spaces will promote interprofessional education and interaction. Our Health Sciences and Wangensteen Historical libraries will play an important role in the building's interdisciplinary mission. Here are a few examples of how we are building our space as a service.
Lisa A. German will be the next University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, effective February 28, 2020, pending approval by the Board of Regents at its December meeting. An accomplished research library leader who comes to Minnesota from the University of Houston, German will be the executive and strategic leader of the University of Minnesota Libraries.