Walter Library recently received a letter from a grade school student in California. The letter contained a Minnesota postcard along with a plea to return it filled in with information about Minnesota.
Valerie Horton has announced her retirement as director of Minitex, a program that provides support and services for libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and...
Pick up a Blind Date Stop by participating UMN libraries from February 11 to 17 to select a book wrapped up just for you. What...
Landscape designers, Arboretum event planners, educators, nature lovers, and gardeners turn regularly to the Andersen Horticultural Library for its wealth of resources. The collection and archive perfectly align with the diverse offerings at the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, helping its staff and visitors make the most of the flowers, plants, trees, wildlife, and grounds spread over 1,200 acres.
The research of the Libraries’ Emily Beck — garnered from historical materials at the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine — serves as the foundation for an interactive publication and two upcoming and unique events at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Tattersall Distilling.
Every day, teams of scientists gather massive amounts of new information as they pursue their research. By sharing data with other researchers, a scientist can help increase the speed and decrease the cost of advancing knowledge. But before researchers can share their data, they need to have a plan in place. The University Libraries can help by working with researchers to set up procedures that support data sharing.
The Bio-Medical Library is pleased to host Holistic Practice: A Nurse and Her Art by multidisciplinary artist Martha Bird as the next installment in its rotating Art@Bio-Med exhibition series. In this exhibit, Bird uses her art to represent the resilience found in the body, mind, and soul.
The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter is an exhibit at the Elmer L. Andersen Library opening on February 11, 2019 (See all related events) It...
Americans have become more familiar with federal government shutdowns in the past year. We’ve experienced three shutdowns in 2018/2019 for a combined total of 17 days and counting, and no one can forget the 16-day shutdown in 2013. What makes the current shutdown different is that it’s a partial shutdown with only 25 percent of the federal government going unfunded. This blog post provides information and resources for better understanding the issues related to the shutdown.
This fall, the Performing Arts Archives welcomed the archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Dominick Argento. The collection includes letters, score manuscripts, signed photographs, and several rare recordings — and illustrate the composer’s impressive creative output as well as his collaborative relationships with other Twin Cities musicians and musical groups.
Wendy Pradt Lougee — University Librarian, Dean of Libraries, and McKnight Presidential Professor — has announced her plans to retire later this year, after a successor is appointed. Lougee has led the University Libraries since June 2002 — overseeing and directing innovations that kept the Libraries in front of the immense and rapid transformation in how information is disseminated, consumed, and shared.
In all, 25,926 men and women served during World War I with the YMCA — in the United States and globally — caring for the mental, spiritual, and physical needs of the troops. Each person had a punch card laden with data, including name, gender, age, marital status, and more. The cards, part of the U's YMCA Archives, are being decoded through Zooinverse, a crowdsourcing platform, and they are a potential treasure trove for researchers.
Here's a New Year's Resolution for you: Read all of the books you can — and keep them as long as you want! You can find them at Ebooks Minnesota, a service from Minitex at the University of Minnesota. In this episode, Zach Miller talks about the benefits of Ebooks Minnesota — and plugs one of his favorite children's books, "What To Do With a Box."
Yao Chen supports researchers and students learning about East Asian regions and leads the development of the collections for the East Asian Library. Recently, Chen leveraged her expertise to help create a new course: “Environment, Technology, and Culture in Modern Japan.”
In December 1968, two U of M students brought a bucket of green paint into Wilson Library and started painting on one of the walls. When asked to explain their actions, the students presented a forged work order, and said they were “just doing what they were told.” No one stopped them from completing their unauthorized mural — and 50 years later, it's still here!