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Niche publishing that saves students money

The University Libraries’ Partnership for Affordable Content provides real savings for students, has helped some professors publish their own course materials, and results in more relevant course materials. “I will say I feel a lot better about what I’m giving my students," says Professor Sehoya Cotner.

Books about the moon

Lisa Von Drasek recommends a number of books about the moon — in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. It's all part of the latest episode of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Books included: Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca, A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin, A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple and Matt Phelan, Sun! One in a Billion and Moon! Earth's Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty, Planetarium by Raman Prinja, and The Moon by Hannah Pang.
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‘Librarians can not only help you find resources but can also help you shape...

Louisa Botten, a first year undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, recently completed an internship at the Wangensteen Historical Library. Botten researched a 17th century apothecary inventory, combining historical texts with modern technology. Read more about her experience.
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‘This project gave me a real-life example of how technology can be applied to...

You may know Leah Grinvalsky as a Physical Therapy student at the U of MN, but we also know her as a friend to Katrina Simons. This friendship played an important role in Grinvalsky’s first visit to the Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, where she explored solutions to help Simons participate in gaming. Here's what Grinvalsky had to say about her experience creating 3D printed adaptive technology.

Summer reading tip from @umnLib: ‘Circe’

Librarian Jan Fransen recommends Circe by Madeline Miller as her choice for 2019 Summer Reading in this episode of Read This Book! Set in the world of ancient Greek mythology, Circe is the fantastical tale of a fierce young woman — half titan, half nymph — who dares to challenge the gods.
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‘Her Body and Other Parties’ and ‘Paper Girls’ reviewed on Read This Book!

Publishing Services Librarian Emma Molls recommends two books for summer reading: "Her Body and Other Parties" and "Paper Girls." Molls discussed the books with Host Lisa Von Drasek on this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. 
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Pairing Health Sciences Libraries and technology

Libraries are all about information so it makes perfect sense that we provide state of the art collections. But information isn’t static and the development of new knowledge needs to be cultivated in a supportive environment - that’s where libraries and technology go hand in hand.
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Sunny season safety guide: Brought to you by the Bio-Medical Library

With the warm summer weather in Minnesota, we can finally swim, fish, bike, or take a library staycation. Here are a few trusted health information resources that will help you stay safe and healthy as you enjoy the sunshine, along with a few suggested summer activities taking place at the Libraries. #GopherSummer
Cody Hennesy

Cody Hennesy: Journalism & Digital Media Librarian

As new technologies emerge and evolve, digital media librarians like Hennesy are leading the way to support the changing research needs of students and faculty.

Moving a historical collection

Preparing to move a historical collection is complex and requires input and help from many library staff. It also requires close attention to small details. Read about the ‘behind-the-stacks’ tasks we are completing to get ready for the Wangensteen Historical Library's move into the new Health Sciences Education Center in 2020.

Ferriero talks about archiving presidential records

Watch or listen to "Truth, Tweets, and Tomorrows" — featuring Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero in conversation with journalist Tom Weber. This event, held May 17, 2019 at the University of Minnesota, was sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Read periodic-ly the summer

Read Periodic-ly and Go for the (Au) Gold!

Want to get out of your reading element this summer? Looking for a way to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table? Take up our summer reading challenge for a chance to win prizes and find some new favorite books!

An open letter to the CLRC community

"The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter" is an exhibit at the University of Minnesota Libraries, which runs through May 31.
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Preparing for History Day at Wilson Library

Four 8th-graders from Salk Middle School in Elk River talk about their History Day projects and the importance of Wilson Library to their research. Hear from Abi Kotila, Emma McCauley, Ben Stout, Kayla Vang, Salk social studies teacher Ron Hustvedt, and Minitex librarian Elizabeth Staats as they prepare for History Day 2019. 
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Study tips to get you through finals!

With finals approaching, consider these tips for effective studying: Make study plans, practice taking your exam, and find and reserve study spaces.

Pankake Poetry reading with Jim Moore now online

Teaching poetry while in prison, being present at an airport bomb explosion, and traveling internationally have shaped Jim Moore as a writer and pivotal figure on Minnesota’s poetry scene for more than four decades. Moore read from his works at the 2019 Pankake Poetry event, held April 3 at the University of Minnesota.

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