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NOMMO African American Speaker Series

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Since 2004, the NOMMO African American Authors Series has brought national and regional authors to broad and diverse audiences in the Twin Cities. In 2020,...

A Genesis of Modernism through the art of B.J.O. Nordfeldt

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By Deborah Ultan, Arts & Design Librarian Walking through the retrospective currently on exhibit at the Weisman Art Museum (February 11 – July 10, 2022), “B.J.O. Nordfeldt: American Internationalist,” is like catching a train of artistic explorations across Europe, the Mediterranean, and the United States.

Blind Date With a Book is back in 2022!

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Are you ready for some book love? Like a bit of a mystery? Visit participating U of M libraries from Feb. 7 to 14, select a book wrapped up just for you, and maybe fall in love!
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Top 10 Health Sciences Libraries stories of 2021

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We’re celebrating 2021 with a look back at our favorite stories of the year that feature the innovative, impactful, and even unexpected work of...
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Vote Nov. 2: Ranked-choice voting explained

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Did you know there’s an election coming up? There are city elections happening across Minnesota on November 2nd, and the Libraries has you covered with voting and elections resources. Many voters in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and several Twin Cities suburbs may be using ranked choice voting for the first time, so we have the complete breakdown to prepare you at the polls. Make a big impact in your community by voting local!
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Homecoming 2021

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An enthusiastic group of Libraries staff, student workers, and family members joined in the Homecoming Parade on Friday, Sept. 24. The weather was lovely, the atmosphere was joyful, and the crowds were enthusiastic in their love of the Libraries. Check out the slideshow to see photos from the event.
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Fresh faces

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Prizes, books to check out, and information about how the University Libraries could save students money attracted freshmen to the Libraries welcoming table in front of Coffman Union on Aug. 31.

Launch Week @ the Toaster

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The semester is underway! Join us at the Toaster for Launch Week, September 13 - 17, to inspire creativity, connect with fellow students, and...
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Opening up open access

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There are clear benefits to publishing open access, including increased reach and impact. Yet publishers often require authors to pay article processing charges (APCs) to make their articles open access. Now there's help to avoid or reduce these fees.
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Nature Heals Instagram Challenge

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Beat the winter blues by embracing the weather and getting outside! Get inspiration from our nature walk prompts. Post a photo from your outdoors exploration by March 31, 2021 to be entered in a drawing to win one of five $20 U of M Bookstore gift cards. Don't forget to tag @umnlib and #natureheals to be entered!

The Great Auk

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By Anne Good, Assistant Curator Most biologists agree that a “sixth extinction” is currently underway due to human activity in the natural environment. Just how...
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The year in review

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Coping with COVID was the challenge of the year. COVID closed our buildings during spring semester. Dealing with it by working from home forced us to find new ways to do things. And our new circumstances fostered an appreciation for an application with a zany name — Zoom. (For some, it’s more a love-hate relationship.) From student workers to the Dean of Libraries, everyone felt the impact of changes as they tried to stay healthy and to adapt. Here are some of their stories.
Mapping Prejudice

Advancing the Mapping Prejudice project

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After exposing structural racism in Hennepin County, the Mapping Prejudice project at the University of Minnesota Libraries has received new funding to develop its digital tools so they can be used by communities across the country.
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Learning on the job

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In this student reporter post, history major Kaylee Morlan shares why she loves working at the Wangensteen Historical Library while taking classes that feature the library’s collection, and how she uses her ever-growing knowledge of the collection to help her fellow classmates contextualize course concepts.

Reckoning with Racism

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The Mapping Prejudice Project: A brief guide to taking meaningful action The Mapping Prejudice Project at the University of Minnesota Libraries is mobilizing volunteers to...
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Easy on-ramp

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PebbleGo — a new K-5 learning platform available to all Minnesotans through eLibraryMN.org — is a flexible resource that supports all types of students and serves as an inclusive, open, and equitable gateway to reading and to the research process.

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