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More summer reading picks from our librarians

In this episode of "Read This Book!", University of Minnesota librarians Lisa Von Drasek, Carolyn Bishoff, and Megan Kocher provide recommendations for summer reading. They include: “Dataclysm," by Christian Rudder, “The Language of Food," by Dan Jurafsky, and “Syllabus," by Lynda Barry.

U expert teaches Rushford students about Sherlock

Kerry Klungtvedt recently joined the Friends of the Sherlock Holmes Collections at the University of Minnesota and in exchange for his membership, he asked Tim Johnson, curator of the collections, to visit Rushford-Peterson Schools and present to students about the legendary detective during National Reading Month.
The University Singers, led by Kathy Saltzman Romey, delighted a capacity audience at the 6th annual Pankake Poetry Reading.

Year in Pictures – 2015

In 2014-2015, we celebrated with authors Isabel Wilkerson, Julie Schumacher, and Richard Moe, mystery writer Mary Logue, poet Michael Dennis Browne, vegetarian cooking champion Deborah Madison, and many more.

Program helps scholars gain access to Libraries’ vast archives

The caverns beneath Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota are known for being, well, cavernous. In fact,...

Resources for African American film and literature

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities subscribes to several databases that cover African American film and literature. All of the databases can be accessed via the A-Z database menu or by clicking on each individual database title below.

Libraries Gone Wild: Spring Break 2014

Sticking around for break? Relax with movies and fiction from the Libraries and/or take advantage of our group study and quiet spaces to get stuff done!

U of M students love libraries!

University Libraries took part in Respect U Day, part of Welcome Week for incoming students, on August 29. Students who attended learned about programs, resources, and tools to help them succeed and also about resources to support equity and diversity on campus. Watch the video and see what incoming students think about libraries.
Andre Nault

Beyond books: the real life of a veterinary librarian

Mazes, swing ropes, and teeter-totters are not part of a typical librarian’s work environment.  The work of Veterinary Librarian André Nault, however, is anything...

Primary Sourcery, Kirschner Collection blogs now on continuum

Dear Friends, We are writing to welcome you to the new home of Primary Sourcery and the Kirschner Cookbook Collection blogs. These blogs have joined...
Liz Weinfurter and her daughter

Nurse-midwifery collaboration comes full circle

When Liz Weinfurter began serving as the Bio-Medical Library’s liaison to the School of Nursing in 2005, it would have been hard to imagine how fully she would contribute to the Nurse-Midwifery Program. It would have been even harder to imagine how fully she would benefit from this work.

Claire Stewart joins University of Minnesota Libraries

Claire Stewart is the new Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Stewart, who came to Minnesota after more than 20 years at Northwestern University Library, began her new duties Jan. 12.

NEH grant will help Libraries preserve Guthrie archives

The University of Minnesota Libraries’ Performing Arts Archives has been awarded $100,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to arrange, preserve, and describe the records of the Guthrie Theater ( The Libraries also will work with the Guthrie to create a sustainable plan for the future to preserve its 21st century materials, including digital records.

Health information on a stick: outreach at the Health Sciences Libraries

by Erinn Aspinall It’s 9:00 on a Friday morning and the Health Sciences Libraries’ Outreach Librarian is ready to begin her day.  But Anne Beschnett...
A researcher in the Andersen Library reading room

IHRCA Grant-in-Aid Winners Announced

The Immigration History Research Center Archives announces its Grant-in-Aid Awards for 2015-2016. The program is open to scholars of all levels, including independent scholars, and supports a research visit of five days or more.
Winners in the 2015 Student Photo Contest

Short Stacks 2015

Stewart joins University Libraries Claire Stewart joined the University Libraries in January as Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning. Stewart came from Northwestern University...