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Klinger talks Holmes, ‘New Sherlockians,’ and more

Les Klinger loves the BBC’s “Sherlock” and CBS’s “Elementary” and believes that some traditional Sherlock Holmes scholars have mistreated the “new Sherlockians,” who have come to appreciate Holmes through modern film and television.
From Our Collections - Beach Reads

Enjoy some summertime fun in the sun—with a book from our collections

Want to enjoy a little light reading before the fall semester begins? Need an escape from research articles and literature reviews? Then visit our...

Tapping into Experts@Minnesota

The university-wide online database, Experts@Minnesota, offers an inside track into the depth and breadth of expertise at the U of M.

Rare Book and Manuscript Librarians Converge on Minneapolis

by R. Arvid Nelsen, Archivist, Charles Babbage Institute and Dr. Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library. Arvid and Marguerite served as the 2103 RBMS Preconference Local...
Andre Nault

Beyond books: the real life of a veterinary librarian

Mazes, swing ropes, and teeter-totters are not part of a typical librarian’s work environment.  The work of Veterinary Librarian André Nault, however, is anything...

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....