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Libraries hosts national library publishing forum

Library publishers from across the United States are gathering this week at the University of Minnesota Libraries for the 2018 Library Publishing Forum.
Kate Peterson teaching workshop to undergraduates in classroom

Free library workshops June 5-11

Need a jump start on your research this summer? Need a new way to approach a big summer project? Then consider our free workshops in early June — they'll provide you with some inspiration to help your research and workflows.

Summer reading tips for kids — Part 1

Lisa Von Drasek recommends informational books from National Geographic in Part 1 of our 2018 Summer Reading recommendations for children on Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. The books are: Almanac 2019, Brain Games, Extreme Records, and Explore My World: Lions.
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A cover-up at the Met

From 1938-1979, the Minnesota School of the Air brought educational programs into the classrooms of Minnesota and beyond over radio airwaves and through tape transcription. This episode takes listeners to Metropolitan Stadium to learn how to stay dry on a rainy day. 
Summer Reading Mixtape Challenge poster

Complete our Summer Reading Mixtape Challenge

As finals are winding down, it’s time to grab some books for your summer reading. You can browse our popular reading collections located in Wilson and Walter libraries or you can find them online and have them delivered to your closest library. If you are a faculty or staff member, we can even deliver to your office. Don't forget to enter our summer reading contest for the chance to win a fabulous prize!

Review: ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’

Host Lisa Von Drasek and Jan Fransen discussed the true-life crime book I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer on this episode of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
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Open Rivers, Issue 10, is now online

We'd like to introduce our readers to Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community, an interdisciplinary online journal published by the University Libraries. Issue 10 of Open Rivers focuses on the great variety of water-related work being conducted at the University of Minnesota. 

Joseph Haj: A Conversation

Joseph Haj, the Guthrie's eighth artistic director and his Associate Artistic Director, Jeffrey Meanza, discussed the value of the western canon, its continuing relevance, and its agency for social change May 2 at the University of Minnesota Friends of the Libraries' annual celebration. Haj also talked about the history of the Guthrie and its longstanding importance to Minnesotans.
Sign post featuring various media formats, for example Magazines, Newspapers, Television, Internet.

A Matter of Facts: Who owns your media?

In the months leading up to the United States presidential election in 2016, false stories circulated widely on social media. Media scholars and journalists cautioned Americans to get their news from trusted media networks and newspapers rather than from unvetted online publishers. It’s also important to learn how markets and regulations shape our traditional media landscape. We’ve compiled some articles, databases, and government resources below to help our readers understand the behind-the-scenes forces that help shape the news.
Final Stethoscope. Photo credit Allison Thompson.

Testing a low-cost 3D printed stethoscope

PLOS One recently published an article about an effective, low cost, 3D printed stethoscope. The researchers found that the 3D-printed stethoscope was comparable to the Littmann Cardiology III — and that it could be made at a $5 price point. We recently used the open access designs to print a stethoscope in our Makerspace. Here’s what the process looked like and what we learned.

Undergraduate research featured at Northrop

The Undergraduate Research Symposium — an annual research fair at the University of Minnesota — was held April 20 in the Northrop Atrium. Watch and listen as six students provide overviews of their projects and discuss the importance of library resources.
Photograph of the University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry faculty in 1936. Lillian Cohen is pictured front row center.

Meeting Professor Cohen

While working with the University Archives collections to research a recent exhibit, I learned about Professor Lillian Cohen, the University of Minnesota's first female faculty member in the Department of Chemistry.
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Stress Busters and Study 24/7 begin April 27

We offer "distraction-free" studying for finals - including extended hours and study activities. Use our spaces, our computers, our coffee shops, Chat 24/7 with a librarian and take a break with our awesome activities.
Nancy Langston

Toxic inequities: risk, regulation, and environmental justice in the Great Lakes

Join us as we welcome Nancy Langston, environmental historian at Michigan Technological University, as she gives a lecture in the Program in the History of Medicine’s lunchtime lecture series on her current research on environmental health and environmental policy in the Great Lakes region. 
Lisa Johnston

Launching the Data Curation Network

The University of Minnesota Libraries will lead a three-year, multi-institutional effort to launch the Data Curation Network. The implementation — backed by a $526,438 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation — builds on research to better support researchers faced with a growing number of requirements to openly and ethically share their research data.