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Walter Then and Now

Then and now: Archival photos matched with present day, Walter Library 1970/2018

Check out his photo mash-up showing people looking at posters on the kiosk in front of Walter Library. The image on the left was taken this year — fall semester 2018 — and the image on the right was taken 48 years ago, during fall semester 1970.

Local news outlets feature Libraries’ World War I collections

The Libraries’ vast collection of World War I materials was featured recently in several local media outlets, as the world commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on November 11.
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Women on the Air: People Worth Hearing About

The program series People Worth Hearing About originated with The Minnesota School of the Air director, Betty Girling. The series first aired in 1969. In this episode, a feature on Maria Sanford is highlighted along with the behind-the-scenes decisions on how to produce the script.
Male and Female lymph node dissection from Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise (1851).

Addressing the male standard in human anatomy texts

Human anatomy texts typically default to the male standard – with males represented in case studies and anatomical drawings. Our University Libraries provide balanced information to support students and educators. But what happens when the information simply does not exist? For a start, we can buy a female skeleton model for our students. We can also use the limitations of available information as an opportunity to start a conversation.
Final "Paint the Bridge" panel for the University Libraries.

Libraries Makerspace helps us Paint the Bridge

If your day brings you across the Washington Avenue Bridge, be sure to check out the hundreds of original art panels that line the pedestrian walkway. These panels change each fall as student groups and University departments are invited to participate in the Paint the Bridge tradition. Learn how the Libraries painted their panel with a little help from our very own Makerspace.
AUL Claire Stewart

How I Work: Claire Stewart

Claire Stewart, Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning at the University Libraries, talks about the technology and tools that she uses in her daily life. Her favorite: Wunderlist. And she is on the verge of dumping her laptop entirely for a desktop in the office and an iPad 6th generation when she's mobile.
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Chef Sherman presentation now on YouTube

Chef Sean Sherman presented at the 2018-2019 kickoff of the Friends Forum on October 16 at the Bell Museum. His topic: Reclaiming the Culture of Indigenous American Cuisine.
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Map Library wins Governor’s award

Ryan Mattke, Head of the Borchert Map Library, accepted the Governor's Award on October 4 for the Minnesota Historical Aerial Photographs Online website, which includes thousands of digital copies of historical aerial photographs, mostly from between the 1920s and the 1990s, covering all 87 counties in Minnesota.
Bridget McKenna in the Wangensteen Library, holding a book on historic infant feeding.

Breaking new ground

Bridget McKenna participated in the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s Freshman Research & Creative Scholars Program. Through this program, McKenna learned the present-day value of libraries, while she was matched with the curators of the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine.
Ryan Mattke, Map & Geospatial Information Librarian, points out details on an 1871 map of Minnesota to Benjamin Wiggins, Program Director of the Digital Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (DASH) program.

Wilson Studio — perfect for group research projects

A Research Sprints session brings teams of researchers and librarians together to work intensely and collaboratively over a period of several days. The program has found a perfect home in the Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, which opened its doors for the first time last year.
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U Libraries ‘Powered by Nerds’ at Homecoming Parade

Although we didn’t have a fancy car or float, over 20 staff, family, and friends from the University Libraries had a great time being part of the University of Minnesota 2018 Homecoming Parade. And neither the temperature — 40 degrees at the beginning of the parade — nor the drizzle dampened anyone’s enthusiasm.
Destroyed woods south of Automba, Minnesota, 1918. Photographer: T.J. Horton.

The fires of October 12, 1918

On the afternoon of October 12, 1918 in northeastern Minnesota, several forest fires killed over 450 people and decimated 2,000 square miles of forests, homesteads, and townships. The University of Minnesota Forest Experiment Station, known today as the Cloquet Forestry Center, survived the fire. The Center’s archival collection contains photographs that document the aftermath of the fires in the region.
Valerie Caesar

Elmer L. Andersen Library 2.0

The process of discovery occurs constantly in the Wallin Center, a new space within the Elmer L. Andersen Library. The center builds upon the Andersen Library’s legacy to be a window onto the world through its collections — available and accessible to all.

Meet our new female skeleton model

We needed to find the perfect name for our new female skeleton - AND WE DID!!! We asked you to select her name by voting on your favorite option. Over 2,455 votes came in and the winner is...
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Women on the Air: Eugenie Anderson

This episode features a woman who achieved many notable firsts, a political leader who used her voice to better her community, implement and sustain diplomacy, and develop her own potentiality: Eugenie Anderson, the first woman to be named a United States Ambassador. A profile of Eugenie’s personal and professional life was featured on KUOM on “Minnesota Honor Roll,” a program of The Minnesota School of the Air - a series of educational radio programs designed for school-age children to listen to in the classroom.