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IMLS Medal Winner

We won!

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced the University of Minnesota Libraries of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota as one of 10 recipients of the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to museums and libraries for service to the community.
Megan Kocher and Al Franken

Kocher, Sen. Franken urge FCC to keep internet protections

The University Libraries' Megan Kocher joined Sen. Al Franken last week in urging the Federal Communications Commission to keep internet protections put in place by the Obama administration in 2015 that would prevent internet service providers from creating so-called fast lanes for websites willing to pay. 

Joyce Sutphen featured at 5th Pankake Poetry event

A poetry reading by Minnesota's poet laureate, Joyce Sutphen, highlights the 5th annual Pankake Poetry Series. A reception will follow the reading in the Andersen atrium.
Sarah Jane Brown, Clinical Information Librarian

Sarah Jane Brown joins the Bio-Medical Library as a Clinical Information Librarian

Sarah Jane Brown, MSc, began her work as a Clinical Information Librarian at the Bio-Medical Library this August. As a Clinical Information Librarian, Brown will support the patient care, clinical research, and educational needs of the Medical School.
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.
Representatives from Christie's examine the Bell Library's print of the Waldseemüller map

Bell Library map sheds light on authenticity of new discovery

A December 10 New York Times article has called into question the authenticity of a previously unknown fifth original of the rarest of documents — a 510-year-old map that first used the word "America." The University of Minnesota's James Ford Bell Library is holder of one of the other four copies by famed German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. Christie's recently visited the Bell to compare its find with the real deal.

Bio-Medical Library’s Breast Cancer Superheroes Art Exhibit: Spotlight on Ruby Runner

Anne has always embraced work. Growing up in northern Wisconsin, she labored in the ginseng, pickle and potato fields. As an adult she's had office jobs. These days she's a baker. She likes the feeling of not just working, but working hard.

Preservation task leads to amazing family discovery

While using a relatively new technique to safely preserve historic and brittle panoramic photos, a staff member with the University Libraries’ Collection Management and Preservation Department made an amazing — and very personal — discovery.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Books at the ‘U’ Libraries

The University of Minnesota Libraries holds thousands of books on Hispanic history and culture. This collection includes books published by academic presses as well...

National Library Week 2017

The University Libraries invites you to join us for National Library Week, an annual event occurring this year from April 9 through 15. This year we celebrate how "Libraries Transform" lives on campus.
Health information for a totally SICK spring break!

Health information for a totally SICK spring break!

Spring break is almost here and the Bio-Medical Library has some binge-worthy resources for a safe and healthy vacation! We have you covered no matter where your spring break destination takes you.

Cohen to keynote at Minnesota Digital Library meeting

Dan Cohen, Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), will deliver the keynote address at the Minnesota Digital Library’s (MDL) 12th Annual Meeting in St. Paul on Tuesday, June 3, 9:30 a.m., at the Continuing Education Center at the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus.
Portrait of Diego Velasquez de Cuellar

‘Something About Cuba’

"Something about Cuba" is an exhibit of books and other library material at the University of Minnesota Libraries, highlighting its collections on Cuban history, literature, art, and music.

Radical Acts of Collaboration

The HathiTrust has rapidly become the largest digital library in the world—and proven what impossible dreams are possible when we work together to achieve...
Dr. Ezgi Tiryaki and Jonathan Koffel

The art and science of evidence-based care

The Bio-Medical Library provides a wide range of services to support evidence-based practice within the Academic Health Center. Its collection provides the science, and its staff members share their expertise to support the art of putting evidence into practice.