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Rare Book Cataloging: A Policy Review

by Tim Johnson, Curator of Special Collections & Rare Books; E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections Much of what we do happens...
“Class working on the rocks near the Minnesota Seaside Station buildings at low tide.”

The Power of Digital

The University Libraries has the expertise and equipment needed to carry out all aspects of a digitization project. Funded by successful grant applications, various units within the Libraries have embarked upon digitization projects that facilitate research and enrich the community, both locally and globally.
Lisa Von Drasek

Von Drasek named to 2017 Caldecott Committee

Lisa Von Drasek has been named to the committee that will decide the winner of the 2017 Caldecott Medal, named in honor of illustrator Randolph Caldecott.

Donor Profile: Mary Lou Fellows

Mary Lou Fellows’s scholarly interests made it an easy decision, after she retired from the University of Minnesota Law School, to volunteer time with the University’s Friends of the Libraries.
Members of Vital Aging Network

Showing Off

The University Libraries’ deep roster of curators and archivists open windows to wonders through exhibitions, speeches, and events both on and off campus. They aim to expose people of all ages to what lies inside the University’s massive archive to pique their curiosity and love of learning, and to let them know that it all belongs to them.

On the Road Again…with Minnesota Maps

It is vacation time. Time to load up the car and head out on the road. Before you go--take a moment to explore some...

After the Curtain Falls

Much of the state’s rich cultural legacy is being preserved in the University’s Performing Arts Archives. Today it holds more than 100 collections, some dating from the 19th century.
Bee Vue

Celebrating Immigrant Stories

The Immigration History Research Center and Archives has a wealth of community partnerships that further the University’s research, learning, and outreach missions – while building on the Libraries’ impressive archival collections, which are available to and used by researchers, scholars, and historians around the world.

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.