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Kerlan Award Lunch and Ceremony, honoring Russell Freedman and Linda Sue Park

Join us for a luncheon and award ceremony honoring the two winners of the 2014 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections: Russell Freedman and Linda Sue Park.

First Fridays – Objects of Desire – April 2014

Whether the desire to possess a rare book, a longing for a home to call one’s own, or the pursuit of an organization’s mission, the Archives and Special Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries brings the stories to life in this year’s First Fridays presentations. April 4 presentations are: The Beauty of It: The Design and Marketing of Computers and Gay Desire and the U.S. Postal System.

An Evening With Steve Berry

Best selling author Steve Berry will be the featured speaker February 26, 7:00 p.m., at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union Theater. Berry and his wife, Elizabeth, are the founders of History Matters, a foundation dedicated to historic preservation.
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.

‘Bound Fragments’ exhibit closes February 28

If you want to see the current Bell Library exhibit, you had better hurry. The exhibit, "Bound Fragments: 60 Years of Collecting at the James Ford Bell Library," closes on February 28. The exhibit is part of the Bell Library's 60th Anniversary celebration.

U of M new member of Dance Heritage Coalition

Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC) has formally accepted the University of Minnesota into its membership. Cecily Marcus, curator of the Performing Arts Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries Archives and Special Collections, will represent the University on the DHC board of directors.

Libraries win grant for national theater archives project

The University of Minnesota Libraries has received a $250,000 grant to make accessible a national collection of digital materials that document African American theater and cultural history.

Oscar Wilde: A Nightingale with a Thorn in His Heart

Join us March 9 to celebrate Oscar Wilde’s brilliance and profundity. Commentary by Anatoly Liberman and singing by Maria Jette and Timothy Lovelace.

“Let the materials speak to you.”

Elizabeth Vocasek (M.Ed. in Youth Development Leadership, 2013) contributed this blog entry about using sources in the Social Welfare History Archives and Kautz Family...

CANCELED: One Nation or Many Nations in One?

Today's Critical Conversation about Diversity and Justice, originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Andersen Library, is canceled due to challenging travel conditions for some of our panelists.

Can’t You See What I’m Saying? Important Issues in the Deaf Community

Join this interactive discussion about the history, culture, and current issues affecting the deaf community. Topics include: residential versus mainstream education; the impact of movements to end American Sign Language (ASL) use; societal barriers to access, and advocacy efforts to remove them; and health and medical issues, including those surrounding advances in assistive technology.

Libraries launches MNCAT Discovery and new website

University Libraries has launched a new default search tool called MNCAT Discovery, which is delivered via a new mobile-friendly website. MNCAT Discovery allows users to search and access the overwhelming majority of articles and other materials made available by the Libraries, as well as books and other Libraries holdings.

17,000 questions answered at Health Sciences Libraries

Over the last year, the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) — the Bio-Medical Library, Veterinary Medicine Library, and Wangensteen Historical Library — answered nearly 17,000 questions for their patrons as part of their Reference Services.

Laing to discuss ‘The Trip to Echo Spring’

Author Olivia Laing will appear Jan 23, 7:00 p.m. at Common Good Books in St. Paul, to discuss her new book, ”The Trip to Echo Spring." In her research for the book, Laing referenced the John Berryman Papers, housed at the University of Minnesota Libraries. The archives are located in the Libraries’ Literary Manuscripts Collection at Andersen Library.

Best children’s books for 2013

In a series of "Read This Book!" episodes, Lisa Von Drasek discusses her favorite children's books for 2013. Von Drasek is the curator of the Children's Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.