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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.
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.

Research Sprints: Fueling Grand Challenges research

Hear about the experiences of two University of Minnesota Grand Challenges Research teams as they spent four days conducting research with a team of University of Minnesota librarians. It's all part of the U of M Libraries' Research Sprints program.
Quiz Bowl 2018 Champs!

Alpha Chi Sigma wins 2018 Science Quiz Bowl!

Alpha Chi Sigma is your 2018 Science Quiz Bowl champion! The team of juniors and seniors were champions in a long and competitive tournament and came back from an early loss to win it all. Twenty-nine teams participated in the 15th annual event on April 9, kicking off College of Science & Engineering (CSE) Week at the University of Minnesota. 

A conversation with Lisa Vecoli

Lisa Vecoli is retiring as curator of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies. She talks with Kris Kiesling, director of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries, about her tenure at Tretter, which included winning two national awards, adding, the Michael McConnell Papers, and developing and managing the Tretter Transgender Oral History Project.
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At the Zoo

On this episode of U of M Radio on your Historic Dial take a field trip in sound to the Como Zoo in 1978 and hear a surprising story of an animal theft and why lions do not make good pets.
Lisa Von Drasek with book: Homemadevideo

‘Homemade’ by Beatrice Ojakangas on Read This Book!

Lisa Von Drasek discusses a book by Beatrice Ojakangas called: Homemade: Finnish Rye, Feed Sack Fashion, and Other Simple Ingredients from My Life in Food in this installment of Read This Book! from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Study tips for students from students

Science Librarian Carolyn Bishoff asked busy students at Walter Library to provide study tips — including their favorite study locations and study snacks — to first-year students at the University of Minnesota.
2017 Science Quiz Bowl participants

Libraries + CSE = Science Quiz Bowl

On April 8, Science Quiz Bowl will kick-off CSE Week for the 15th year in a row! Started as a way to celebrate the curiosity of CSE students and highlight the ways the Libraries contribute to the intellectual life of the campus, the Quiz Bowl combines teamwork, fun, and friendly competition.