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Jonathan Koffel with doctor

National Medical Librarians Month

October is National Medical Librarians Month and Bio-Medical Library staff are honoring the month with with pop-up library tables and a Dress Up Fred the skeleton contest. We’re also celebrating accomplishments related to health literacy research, journal publishing, and inspiring collections.

10th Annual NOMMO, featuring poet Kevin Young

Join us for the 10th Annual NOMMO African American Author Series, featuring poet Kevin Young and host Alexs Pate at Cowles Auditorium. The evening will include readings, a discussion between Young and Pate, and time for questions from the audience.

The Face of Our Friends

Raising the visibility of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries WWhen I first joined the board of the Friends of the University Libraries,...
Health Sciences Libraries 2015 Year in Review

Health Sciences Libraries 2015

The Health Sciences Libraries are celebrating 2015 with a look back at some of our most-read news stories of the year, including the creation of a new journal, the addition of art to the Bio-Medical library, and an exhibit on fermentation and distillation at the Wangensteen Historical Library.

Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring Sharon Creech

Join us Saturday, April 18 at Elmer L. Andersen Library for a luncheon and award ceremony featuring the winner of the 2015 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Sharon Creech. Author signing to follow with books available for sale, courtesy of the Red Balloon Bookshop.

DiCamillo, Von Drasek host storytelling event

On March 5, writer Kate DiCamillo and Lisa Von Drasek, curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries, hosted a storytelling event with eight schools. Di Camillo is the current Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and the winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal for her book “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.”
Emily Riha, Copyright Permissions Coordinator at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

What Drives Emily Riha

Emily Riha is driven to negotiate the fairest price on course materials for students and faculty. As Copyright Permissions Coordinator, Riha acts as a broker on behalf of students and researchers at the University of Minnesota. She obtains use rights to copyrighted materials so that they can be used for class readings and in publications. She strives to advocate for the University of Minnesota and obtain the best possible price.

Tretter Collection, Vecoli featured on Access Minnesota

Lisa Vecoli discussed the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries on a recent episode of...
Connie Bongiorno

What Drives Connie Bongiorno

Connie Bongiorno personifies industriousness. Bongiorno joined the University of Minnesota Libraries’ Bio-Medical Library just over a year ago as a Clinical Information Librarian and already possesses an impressive list of successes that have positively impacted the University.
Mary Schoenborn

Building collections to support climate change research

The materials that the Libraries selects, negotiates, processes, catalogs, and manages play a key role in the success of the research and education mission of the University of Minnesota. Librarians are now turning their attention to strengthening collections to support the University's emerging grand challenges research.

Author Louise Erdrich to speak May 8 at the University of Minnesota

Award-winning author Louise Erdrich will be the featured speaker May 8 at the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries Annual Dinner. The event...

14 Days of Pi(e): Sweet Potato Pie with a Gingerbread Crust and Bourbon Whipped...

Today I'm sharing a beautiful recipe from a beautiful cookbook. It's sweet, has whiskey in it, and is made of vegetables. Yum.   3.2.1311    

Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Place

Fans of Sherlock Holmes have a special treat in store this summer: The conference, "Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Place," will take place Aug....
Fermentation Open House

Fermentation Open House

The Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine was filled with rare books, good food, and great conversation last week when they opened their doors for a Fermentation Open House, held in conjunction with Wangensteen’s current exhibit, Bodies and Spirits: Health and the History of Fermentation and Distillation.

Book survives 1933 Nazi burning

Nazis burned the library of Magnus Hirschfeld – a Jewish physician and sexologist who died in 1935 – for being "un-German." But at least one book survived the 1933 fire and is now housed at the University of Minnesota in the Tretter Collection for GLBT Studies.