Advancing Student Success
ISSUE 15, 2017
By Wendy Pradt Lougee
University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor
A new study shows that U of M undergraduates who use the Libraries at least once during their first year are more likely to graduate on time. Librarians share what they do to help students succeed.
The Transgender Oral History Project at the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies is documenting a pivotal time in our society’s understanding of gender.
The Libraries’ new Umbra Search tool and database gives access to a treasure trove of historical and cultural materials from across the country
News from the University of Minnesota Libraries.
A selection of the new additions to archives and special collections.
The Friends Forum: A Series for Curious Minds brought writers and experts to campus including Elizabeth Kolbert, Bao Phi, Marlene Zuk, Gary Eichten, and Alan Page. We celebrated the launch of Umbra Search African American History with archival and community events. Noted children’s author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier joined us to launch her new book. These events and many more made 2016-2017 an academic year to remember!
Friends of the Libraries president Margaret Telfer leads off a section recognizing our supporters.
About this issue
Editor: Mark Engebretson
Managing Editor: Karen Carmody-McIntosh
Design & Production: Mariana Pelaez
Contributing Writers: Erin Peterson, Suzy Frisch, Karen Carmody-McIntosh, Mark Engebretson, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Margaret Telfer
Photography: Paula Keller, Karen Carmody-McIntosh, Steve Woit, and Media Active, a program of Intermedia Arts