continuum Summer 2016

Building Campus Partnerships

ISSUE 14, 2016


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Expert Counsel

By Wendy Pradt Lougee, University Librarian and McKnight Presidential Professor

Information Accelerates Innovation

Librarians have become integral members of faculty research teams — expanding their role as they help transform discoveries into products that improve the health of people around the world.

Making College Life More Affordable

Through a variety of coordinated efforts, the Libraries worked with faculty and the University Bookstores to save students an estimated $1.3 million on course materials last year.

Driven to Publish

The Libraries’ new Publishing Services department helps faculty with content strategy, web design, user experience, and more in developing platforms for their scholarly work.

University Libraries: From Dawn to Dusk

Our camera crew documented life in the Libraries from dawn to dusk a week before Spring Semester finals.

Short Stacks

News from the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Notable Acquisitions

A selection of the new additions to archives and special collections.

The Year in Pictures

Our signature event series included lion researcher Craig Packer, explorer Will Steger, pioneering same-sex marriage advocates Jack Baker and Michael McConnell, folk singer/storyteller Pop Wagner, poet Ray Gonzalez, storyteller Kevin Kling, and many more.

The Face of Our Friends

Friends of the Libraries president Karen Koepp leads off a section recognizing our supporters.


About this issue

Editor: Mark Engebretson
Associate Editor: Karen Carmody-McIntosh
Design & Production: Alison Klunick
Contributing Writers: Suzy Frisch, Karen Carmody-McIntosh, Mark Engebretson, Wendy Pradt Lougee, Karen Koepp, Erinn Aspinall
Photography: Paula Keller