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The Jamie Lee Curtis Papers added to our Kerlan Collection

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.
A book wrapped up and decorated for Blind Date With a Book

Unwrap your blind date with a book

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.
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The Bio-Medical Library’s New Year’s Resolutions

We are sharing our New Year's Resolutions and wishing you happy studying and easy information searching in 2020.
Bill signing for the Mapping Prejudice bill in the governor's office.

Mapping a better way forward

The Mapping Prejudice Project at the University of Minnesota’s John R. Borchert Map Library taps into a growing community interest to confront painful legacies of racism and to work towards a more equitable future.
Banner for "Women and Work" exhibit, with woman in an apron holding canned foods

A Woman’s Place: Women and Work

"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.
Natalie Buckland shares Harry Potter exhibit.

Historical Hogwarts

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.
Teresa Bisson demonstrating virtual reality

Top 10 Health Sciences Libraries stories of 2019

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
Megan Kocher and Lisa Von Drasek on Read This Book!video

Holiday baking books with Megan Kocher

Megan Kocher recommended two books on holiday baking in this episode of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Kim Clarke with Lisa Von Drasekvideo

‘Written in Red’ reviewed by Kimberly Clarke

Kimberly Clarke reviews a fantasy novel, "Written in Red," by Anne Bishop in this installment of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Books to give with Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson recommends two books: "The Devil's Due" by Bonnie MacBird — a Sherlock Holmes Adventure — and "Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger" by Rebecca Traister.

Making the Toaster

A new innovation hub at Walter Library opens the door for students to explore and develop new ideas.

Need a last minute gift? Try the Breakerspace

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.
Rich Dworsky, Tim Russell, and Sue Scottvideo

‘The Secret Life of Libraries’ now on YouTube

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.
Black and white illustration by K. A. Suvantoo showing man inspecting immigrants at Ellis Island, New York

A visit from Australia to research Finnish-America

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.

Envisioning yourself in a new library space

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

Lisa German named Dean of Libraries

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.

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