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U Libraries to host Arbuthnot Lecture May 3

The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture will be take place at the University of Minnesota on May 3, 2014 and will feature author Andrea...

Leveraging digital collections

Expanding digital collections and offering demand-driven e-book acquisition are two examples of our evolving model. As the University of Minnesota Libraries builds its collections, it...
Shane Nackerud, Kristi Jensen, and Treden Wagoner.

Libraries a major player in campus eLearning initiatives

The application of technology to learning — eLearning in today’s parlance — is not new at the University. The school first began using films in...

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....

An Evening with the Puzzle Master

Puzzle master Will Shortz will discuss his favorite crosswords, how crosswords are created, the history of crosswords, and his lifelong passion for puzzles on Sept. 12, 7 p.m., at Ted Mann Concert Hall on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota campus.

Short Stacks

Wendy Lougee head of ARL University Librarian Wendy Lougee is serving this year as President of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). This nonprofit organization of...
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American history at your fingertips

Launch of Digital Public Library of America brings greater access to local treasures The Nicollet County Historical Society in south central Minnesota sits on the...

Year in Pictures

Highlights from a great year of programs and events featuring David Pogue, Ted Farmer, Ed Bok Lee, Dominick Argento and more.
image from Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest Collection

Notable acquisitions

A list of notable acquisitions by the University of Minnesota Libraries in 2012.

The Big ‘E’

Have you had your eyes examined? I’m sure most of us have experienced the iconic eye chart with the “big E” at the top....

The face of our Friends

In the last few years information and teaching technology at universities has undergone rapid change. Here at the University of Minnesota, we are at...

Helping students think out loud

by Erinn Aspinall The work of a librarian goes beyond connecting people with information. Librarians also seek to help people interpret and use information successfully. In...

Upper Midwest Jewish Archives launches new website

The Upper Midwest Jewish Archives has launched their new website. The site now provides information on the history of the collection, a link to the...

Librarian’s contributions make pilot company a reality

by Erinn Aspinall When Jonathan Koffel came to work as the Clinical Information Librarian at the Bio-Medical Library, he knew that he would be doing...

Students learn through lessons from the past

by Erinn Aspinall The resources of the Wangensteen Historical Library for Biology and Medicine shine a light on the future of health. “Lois' participation has enlivened...