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      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 American Literature Donated anonymously in honor of Lou Bellamy's retirement from...

      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 this March, some wondered if Google's plan to scan selected...

      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 of history professor Ann Waltner when she first laid eyes...

      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 than they did when the above photo was taken: no...

      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 is "everyone." Researchers from the Pew Internet & American Life Project...

      Seeds of Change

      Summer! It's the time of year when we are particularly sensitive to the cycle of seasons, the shifts in weather and nature. Summer brings opportunity, too, and many are drawn to the garden to...

      Expanding the Reach of Research

      During the third week of October this year, libraries around the world hosted lectures, workshops, webcasts, and video contests. At the University of Minnesota, librarians used old-fashioned posters and newfangled "tweets" to get the...

      Health Through the Ages

      image: Maclise, Joseph. Surgical anatomy / by Joseph Maclise. 2nd ed. London : J. Churchill, 1856. 1 v. (unpaged), 52 leaves of plates (some col.) ; 54 cm. TC Bio-Med Wangensteen Flat WO M165s...

      The Face of Our Friends 2010

      Dear Friends, At the September meeting of the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries board, members were asked what instigated their interest in serving on this board. Almost every one of us told of...

      An Award-Winning Year

      Cupcakes and Trumpets and Libraries, Oh My! So read the headline on a flier posted around campus last spring, inviting the public to a presentation ceremony for the 2009 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Given...
      doctor and student

      The Road to Health

      The health care reform debate has focused on offering better care and lower costs. Health sciences librarians play a key role in achieving those goals. Read All About It These resources, developed and organized by students and...

      Short Stacks 2010

      News from the University of Minnesota Libraries. Dig Deeper @ Your Library Did you know that Minnesota's libraries, along with the expertise of their staff, are at your fingertips? With MnKnows (read as "Minnesota Knows"), trusted...

      It’s all about health . . .

      The news media have offered abundant headlines about health care. The debate is robust with commentary on access, affordability and costs, and control over choices and decisions. As with any politically charged topic, we've been...

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