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Global Climate Change Week

The Libraries is hosting a number of events the week of October 14 Global Climate Change Week. Workshops include tips on recycling your old T-shirts into bags, a Gargology exhibit, and the Institute on the Environment event: "From Farm Field to Garbage Can: Can solving food waste solve hunger?"
University Libraries Archives & Special Collections on the scoreboard! Photo courtesy of Brenda Oare.

Happy 10 years, TCF Bank Stadium!

Celebrating 10 years of TCF Bank Stadium with a look back at the University's Memorial Stadium.

Welcome Week 2019

The biggest incoming class in 46 years toured the Libraries August 30 as part of Welcome Week 2019. The Class of 2023 learned about our 24/7 chat support, free online course materials, makerspaces, 3D-printing, and more!

‘I now know that I am on the right career path’

Kaylee Morlan was first introduced to the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine while taking a freshman seminar course co-taught by the library's Assistant Curator, Emily Beck. With her sights set on a career in museum studies, Morlan was able to get a job at the library and gain hands on experience in her chosen field.

Books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Two books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal were featured in this episode of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Danya Leebaw and Host Lisa Von Drasek discussed Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Little Pea — two of Leebaw's favorite books by Rosenthal.
Music Library CDs, Har Mar Superstar

Music Library CDs, DVDs for check out

The Music Library's rich collections of over 30,000 CDs and DVDs now circulate for one-week loans. The media collections also circulate to other UMN campuses and other institutions through Interlibrary Loan.
The Data Network Network

Meeting the demand for data curation, preservation

The Data Curation Network is a partnership of nine academic libraries and a non-profit digital repository — led by the University of Minnesota Libraries — to better support researchers openly and ethically share their research data. Since its January 1 launch, the network has curated 45 research datasets — providing services to over 150 researchers and data creators that improve how their data are shared in ways that make them findable, open, and reusable.
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Welcome (back) for fall semester!

Your mission this semester is academic success! We can help. The University of Minnesota Libraries welcomes learners and scholars from all cultures and backgrounds. We are committed to providing a safe, open environment, and the broadest possible access to quality information.
Associate Professor Krishnamurthy Iyer, College of Science and Engineering, and Librarian Jonathan Koffel

Welcoming new faculty

This week, the Libraries has been helping to greet and welcome new faculty as they get started on the Twin Cities campus. At the information fair during New Faculty Orientation, librarians were on hand to share information and demonstrate a virtual reality learning activity.
Photo of gene segment models.

3D-printed gene segment models aid in active learning 

Michelle Henry-Stanley, PhD, had been looking for a better way to teach the complex topic of genetic recombination using a tactile, hands-on educational tool. She and her co-instructor Donna Spannaus-Martin, PhD, connected with our Makerspace to produce low-cost sets of 3D immunoglobulin gene segments to support new ways of teaching and learning and meet their active learning goals.
Five Welcome Week buttons from the years 1932, 1947, 1962, 1964 & 1973

Welcome Week

Freshman Week began at the University of Minnesota in 1926. As a way to welcome everyone to campus for the start of the academic year, University Archives would like to share glimpses of Freshman Week and Welcome Week from our collections.
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Research Byte: Citation management

Citation managers are helpful software tools that make organizing, storing, and citing references easier. This Research Byte is intended to introduce some common features of citation managers and help you get started.
Kaitlyn Minarsich

‘Everyone at the library loves being here’

When she was in middle school, Kaitlyn Minarsich’s older brother took her to an exhibit showcasing items from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine where he worked as a UMN undergraduate student. Minarsich is following the family tradition, working at the library to convert a 2013 physical exhibit on Downton Abbey into an updated, online interactive exhibit — just in time for the release of the Downton Abbey movie this fall. Minarsch shared some of her experiences from working at WHL. Here’s what she had to say.
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Meet your Peer Research Consultants!

Meet Your Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) at the University of Minnesota Libraries! PRCs can help undergraduate students at the University of Minnesota with their research papers, including help with finding scholarly or academic articles, narrowing down your paper topics, creating research questions, navigating the Libraries' website and databases, choosing keywords for searching, and evaluating articles and websites.
Goldy Gopher inspects a model human skull at the UMN Health Sciences Library's booth.

UMN Libraries at the State Fair

This year at the Minnesota State Fair, we’ll show you some fun and fascinating historical medical devices from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. We’ll test your knowledge with a health fact or fiction quiz. And Minitex — a division of the University of Minnesota Libraries that supports libraries throughout Minnesota — will be there, too, as part of Read & Ride Day at the Fair.
Photo of person using a stencil made at the Makerspace

Libraries makerspaces support Paint the Bridge 2019

The University Libraries Makerspaces (Walter Library, Bio-Medical Library) want to help student groups have their best looking bridge panels ever for Paint the Bridge 2019. Using our specialized equipment, groups can cut out custom stencils for clean, crisp and detailed graphics to showcase their work.

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