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How I Work: Rebecca Moss

Rebecca Moss, a librarian who works for Liberal Arts Technologies and Innovation Services that supports the College of Liberal Arts and beyond, shares her favorite tools — including the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, and the app, Notability.
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Breakfast with Beatrice

Breakfast with Beatrice and Original Scandinavian Recipes were featured on this installment of Read This Book with Megan Kocher, Curator of the Doris Kirschner Cookbook Collection, and host Lisa Von Drasek. Kocher also announced that the University Libraries recently acquired Beatrice Ojakangas' cookbook collection — which includes Original Scandinavian Recipes — for the Kirschner Collection, which is available to the public at the University of Minnesota's Magrath Library on the St. Paul campus. 
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An online library for all Minnesotans

Following a two-year pilot, readership of Ebooks Minnesota, a free online book collection available to all Minnesotans, is taking off. The collection — managed by Minitex at the University of Minnesota — saw an 86 percent increase in readership during its second year. Through April 2018, out of 4,000 available ebooks in the collection, Minnesotans of all ages have connected to an ebook a total of 158,868 times. The platform requires no login (the only requirement for any user is to be within Minnesota borders) and is accessible at no cost through iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle apps.

Join us for ‘Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed’

Join us for “Racism, Rent and Real Estate: Fair Housing Reframed,” an 8-event series that reckons with our dark history of covenants, redlining and structural racism; and convene cross-sector, community-centered conversations to chart a course for housing equity in Minneapolis moving forward. The first event on June 21 will feature the work of the Mapping Prejudice Project team, led by Kirsten Delegard and Kevin Ehrman-Solberg of the University of Minnesota.
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Bromance: The correspondence of Don Hall and Robert Bly

While processing the Robert Bly collection I was drawn into his correspondence with Donald Hall. Their letters are sarcastic and funny and include charming nicknames for each other. When compared to the other letters of Bly’s other regular correspondents and many of the letters from fans, the letters from Don Hall are sometimes irreverent or biting.

Captain Celery saves the day, thanks to the 1:Button Studio!

BREAKING NEWS: The Sugar Bandits are on the loose, luring children towards childhood obesity. No need to fear... Captain Celery is here! With the help of his sidekicks, the Public Health Nurses, he can defeat them for good. This story is just one example of how the Libraries’ 1:Button Video Recording Studios can support student learning and effective healthcare.
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‘When Women Didn’t Count’ reviewed by Alicia Kubas

Alicia Kubas reviewed "When Women Didn't Count: Behind the scenes on data collection and women in the USA" by Robert Lopresti, which details the startling facts of how women have been sidelined, neglected, and just plain lied about in U.S. government statistics for more than two centuries.
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When social media and governments collide

Government publications librarian Alicia Kubas uses the highly publicized Mark Zuckerberg Congressional hearing to explain the importance — and history — of Congressional hearings in the United States.

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.
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Free library workshops June 5-11

Need a jump start on your research this summer? Need a new way to approach a big summer project? Then consider our free workshops in early June — they'll provide you with some inspiration to help your research and workflows.
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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. 
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Complete our Summer Reading Mixtape Challenge

As finals are winding down, it’s time to grab some books for your summer reading. You can browse our popular reading collections located in Wilson and Walter libraries or you can find them online and have them delivered to your closest library. If you are a faculty or staff member, we can even deliver to your office. Don't forget to enter our summer reading contest for the chance to win a fabulous prize!
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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.
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Open Rivers, Issue 10, is now online

We'd like to introduce our readers to Open Rivers: Rethinking Water, Place & Community, an interdisciplinary online journal published by the University Libraries. Issue 10 of Open Rivers focuses on the great variety of water-related work being conducted at the University of Minnesota.