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The Year in Pictures 2012

Libraries Staff Recognition Event The movie-themed Staff Recognition event "Tinseltown in Dinkytown" was held at the Varsity Theater. Paul and Joan Nagel Lecture Henry Adams, professor of...

Notable Acquisitions 2012

A selection of the new additions to archives and special collections. Bill Holm Papers Literary Manuscripts Collections William Jon Holm (1943-2009), Minnesota born-and-bred writer, poet, teacher, composer,...

Short Stacks 2012

News from the University of Minnesota Libraries Minawaanigwad vai!! (This is exciting!!) Speakers of Ojibwe--and those who'd like to learn the language--have a wonderful new reference...

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...

Is There a Curator in the House?

The Performing Arts Archives and Penumbra Theatre are collaborating on an innovative project to ensure performances—and their off-stage settings—live on after the curtain closes. The...

The Libraries’ Library

Conceived as a way to bring the University of Minnesota Libraries to every citizen of the state, Minitex celebrates forty years of excelling at...

Collective Action!

Sharing. Cooperation. Collaboration.These words sound like the wise counsel a mother might give a child as rules to live by. Yet they have distinguishing...

An Introduction … and Marshmallows

Welcome to the Kirschner Collection Blog! This blog is a new project that will showcase cookbooks, recipes, research, and events from the Doris S. Kirschner Cookbook Collection at the University of Minnesota Libraries. For more information about Doris S. Kirschner and the collection, you can see our About page.

The Face of Our Friends 2011

What's in It for Friends of the Libraries? There is a cookbook collection in Magrath Library on the St. Paul campus of the University of...

Year in Pictures 2011

Photo credits Jayme Halbritter (staff picnic, Lehrer, Keillor, Minnesota Institute) Dan Marshall (Spence) John Nicholson (Minnesota mystery writers, Jenkins) Marlo Welshons (Renmin) Jenny Veile (Quiz Bowl)

Notable Acquisitions 2011

A selection of the new additions to archives and special collections. Rare African American Literature Collection in Honor of Lou Bellamy Archie Givens, Sr. Collection of African...

Short Stacks 2011

News from the University of Minnesota Libraries An Elephant in the Library . . . When a proposed settlement in the Google Books lawsuit was rejected...

Veni, Vidi, Ricci

An Italian Jesuit's Chinese map of the world has captured the imagination of scholars of Chinese culture and history. 'I just gasped!' That was the reaction...

Planning for the Future of Research

The University of Minnesota Libraries have been developing educational and outreach 
programs to support researchers throughout the data lifecycle. Today's research labs look much different...

Search, Research, and Repeat

With so much of the world's information available online, some ask "who needs librarians?" Users at the University of Minnesota Libraries know the answer...