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September 29, 2010

U of M Tourism Center film wins regional Emmy

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL (9/27/2010) - "Tourism in Minnesota, Ideas at Play," a half-hour special made in collaboration with Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) highlighting the role of tourism in Minnesota's economy, won a regional Emmy award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. For more, see: http://www.extension.umn.edu/extensionnews/2010/Tourism-film-Emmy.html

September 27, 2010

Now Available: Berg Fashion Library


The University Libraries now has access to the Berg Fashion Library.

  • Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion (June 2010) 3.6 million words in 760 original articles on countries, themes, cultural groups, and dress types written by over 600 international experts.
  • E-Book collection: full text of c.60 Berg fashion e-books with regular updates. An extensive colour image bank including 1,600 images from the V&A Museum's internationally renowned fashion collection and 2,000 from the print Encyclopedia.

The Berg Fashion Library is the first online resource to provide access to
interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and
fashion. It covers all regions of the world, with in-depth content from pre-history to
the present day contributed by internationally-renowned scholars.

September 23, 2010

Banned Books Week Sept 25-Oct 2

Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.

Check out this list of the top 100 banned books of all time and give one a read!

September 14, 2010

Arboretum Library Book Sale Oct 1-3

Andersen Horticultural Library and will be held October 1-3, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm.

Thank you for your donations as the money raised by the booksale is used to support our library.

Map and driving directions.

September 13, 2010

CFANS Welcome Week Amazing Race 2010

Magrath Library hosted 4 groups of students during CFANS' Amazing Race activity during Welcome Week. During the library session students created a brain teaser, slogan or tongue twister dealing with libraries. Here is a sample of their creations.

Welcome class of 2014!

  • Libraries are the number one place where SHHH.... happens.

  • Books break boundaries by building bigger, better, more beneficial brain bridges.

  • The librarian looks to see how many books the Magrath Library could possibly carry [Answer: over 400,000].

  • Lovingly Lizzy the librarian lingers laying luxuriously in the lucky library.

September 8, 2010

I <3 My Librarian

Just a reminder that nominations for the national Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award run through September 20. Nominations are accepted at www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian.

The award invites library users to nominate librarians in college, community college and university libraries, as well those in school and public libraries. Faculty, administrators, students, and alumni nationwide are invited to nominate librarians and tell how they make a difference in their campus community.

Thanks to the generous support of Carnegie Corporation of New York, 10 librarians will win $5,000 and be honored at an awards ceremony in New York in December, hosted by The New York Times.

For tools to help let people in your community learn about the award, see the free promotional tools on the "Promotional Tools for Librarians" link on the award website. In 2008 and 2009, five academic librarians were honored with the award. You can learn about them, as well as other winners, at www.ilovelibraries.org/ilovemylibrarian. Click on the links that say "2009 winners" or "2008 winners."

Winners of the 2010 award will be announced to the public in December. If you have any questions, please e-mail Megan Humphrey at the American Library Association: mhumphrey@ala.org.