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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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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.

More Sherlock Holmes recommendations

The Libraries' Sherlock Holmes expert, Tim Johnson, recommends three Holmes books for your August reading list on this episode of Read This Book! from the University Libraries, hosted by Lisa Von Drasek. The three are: "Sherlock Holmes: A Biography" by William S. Baring-Gould, "The Whole Art of Detection: Lost Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes" by Lindsay Faye, and "Medical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" by Carl Heifetz.
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Niche publishing that saves students money

The University Libraries’ Partnership for Affordable Content provides real savings for students, has helped some professors publish their own course materials, and results in more relevant course materials. “I will say I feel a lot better about what I’m giving my students," says Professor Sehoya Cotner.

Books about the moon

Lisa Von Drasek recommends a number of books about the moon — in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969. It's all part of the latest episode of Read This Book from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Books included: Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca, A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin, A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple and Matt Phelan, Sun! One in a Billion and Moon! Earth's Best Friend by Stacy McAnulty, Planetarium by Raman Prinja, and The Moon by Hannah Pang.

Summer reading tip from @umnLib: ‘Circe’

Librarian Jan Fransen recommends Circe by Madeline Miller as her choice for 2019 Summer Reading in this episode of Read This Book! Set in the world of ancient Greek mythology, Circe is the fantastical tale of a fierce young woman — half titan, half nymph — who dares to challenge the gods.
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‘Her Body and Other Parties’ and ‘Paper Girls’ reviewed on Read This Book!

Publishing Services Librarian Emma Molls recommends two books for summer reading: "Her Body and Other Parties" and "Paper Girls." Molls discussed the books with Host Lisa Von Drasek on this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries. 
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Cody Hennesy: Journalism & Digital Media Librarian

As new technologies emerge and evolve, digital media librarians like Hennesy are leading the way to support the changing research needs of students and faculty.

Ferriero talks about archiving presidential records

Watch or listen to "Truth, Tweets, and Tomorrows" — featuring Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero in conversation with journalist Tom Weber. This event, held May 17, 2019 at the University of Minnesota, was sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
Read periodic-ly the summer

Read Periodic-ly and Go for the (Au) Gold!

Want to get out of your reading element this summer? Looking for a way to celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table? Take up our summer reading challenge for a chance to win prizes and find some new favorite books!
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Preparing for History Day at Wilson Library

Four 8th-graders from Salk Middle School in Elk River talk about their History Day projects and the importance of Wilson Library to their research. Hear from Abi Kotila, Emma McCauley, Ben Stout, Kayla Vang, Salk social studies teacher Ron Hustvedt, and Minitex librarian Elizabeth Staats as they prepare for History Day 2019. 
Wendy Haight, Cary Waubanascum, and Scott Marsalis

Search engines 101 and so much more

Professor Wendy Haight wants to improve the child welfare system for Indigenous families. So, she enlisted Librarian Scott Marsalis to get started on her research. Marsalis helped with the creation of a synthesizing review, intended to identify and evaluate all relevant research on Haight’s topic. But Marsalis provided so much more than assistance with searches: He ended up as co-author.

Theorem of the Vector takes Science Quiz Bowl 2019!

The Theorem of the Vector bested 31 other teams to capture the 2019 Science Quiz Bowl championship on Sunday, April 7. This friendly double-elimination tournament kicked off CSE Week 2019 and featured 130 students from CSE and other colleges. Players answered questions in all areas of science, with some pop culture and general knowledge questions thrown in for fun.
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Creating sustainable, accessible scholarly publishing

The University of California system made news recently when it broke off negotiations with Elsevier, one of the world’s largest scholarly journal publishers. UC's main goals are to secure universal open access publishing for UC research — so that anyone in the world can view it, free of charge — while curbing the rising costs of for-profit journals. Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, writes about what's happening at the University of Minnesota regarding publishing and Open Access.
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Women on the Air: Geraldine Ferraro visits Minnesota

Four months after the 1984 presidential election, Geraldine Ferraro visited Minnesota where she was greeted by a large and receptive audience as the guest speaker for the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.  Interest was so great that after full capacity was reached in Northrop Auditorium, accommodations were made for a screening at Williams Arena on campus. The speech was also broadcast live on KUOM radio stations throughout the Twin Cities.

What Drives Emma Molls?

The University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing Services is about to turn five years old. Compared to traditional academic publishers — some of which have been publishing for more than 100 years — the publisher is still a new kid on the block.That newness brings challenges, but it also brings a lot of opportunities — opportunities that drive Emma Molls in her multifaceted role of Publishing Services Librarian.

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