ISSUE 17, 2019
By Wendy Pradt Lougee
University Librarian, Dean of Libraries, and McKnight Presidential Professor
Wendy Pradt Lougee is retiring after 17 years as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries. Throughout her career, Lougee has been at the forefront nationally — developing a number of programs, initiatives, and policies that have revolutionized academic librarianship.
The Mapping Prejudice Project at the University of Minnesota’s John R. Borchert Map Library taps into a growing community interest to confront painful legacies of racism and to work towards a more equitable future.
A new innovation hub at Walter Library opens the door for students to explore and develop new ideas.
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 authors, artists, and creators to campus. Other events including Wilson’s 50th Celebration, The James Ford Bell Lecture, The ABC of It events, and exhibit celebrations made for a lively season at the Libraries!
Friends of the Libraries Chair Catherine Jordan leads off a section recognizing the impact of our supporters.
About this issue
Editor: Mark Engebretson
Managing Editor: Karen Carmody-McIntosh
Design & Production: Aaron Groh
Contributing Writers: Suzy Frisch, Karen Carmody-McIntosh, Mark Engebretson, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Catherine Jordan
Photography: Paula Keller