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June 23, 2011

SciFinder Scholar client discontinued June 30

This is a reminder that the SciFinder Scholar client will be discontinued on Thursday, June 30. If you have not yet set up a web account, you will need to do so in order to access SciFinder after that. To register for a web account, go to http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16109 or try https://www.lib.umn.edu/services/external_auth?id=sfsw.

June 22, 2011

Tired of unpaid interships? Start a literary magazine.

Congratulations to Forestry Library Assistant Regan Smith, for her feature in the Minnesota Alumni Magazine for her creation of the feisty literary magazine, Paper Darts.

"We could have each done five unpaid internships and then, maybe, if we were really lucky, gotten jobs doing copyediting for $25,000 a year," says Millard (B.A. '09), who came to the U from Dallas on a full-ride scholarship to study Latin. "But we just kind of decided that, if we were going to work for free, we wanted to do what we wanted to do." Smith (B.A. '09) puts it another way: "We were sick of unpaid internships."

To read excerpts and purchase Paper Darts, visit: http://www.paperdarts.org/