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ACRL Award to U Libraries 4/22

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University Libraries to be Presented with Prestigious "Excellence in Academic Libraries" Award

The University of Minnesota Libraries are bringing in the cupcakes and trumpets to celebrate winning this year's prestigious Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. The Libraries have received the award, a national tribute to a library and its staff, in recognition of their success integrating their expertise and resources into the life of the campus. Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of the American Library Association) and Blackwell’s Book Services, the $3,000 award and a plaque will be presented by ACRL President Erika Linke to Provost Tom Sullivan and University Librarian Wendy Pradt Lougee at a 3:00 p.m. ceremony on Wednesday, April 22 in Walter Library.

Read more about the award.

Schindler’s list found in Australian library

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Schindler’s list found in Australian library
Workers at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney have rediscovered a carbon typescript copy of the list of 801 Jews saved by German businessman Oskar Schindler that inspired the 1982 novel Schindler’s Ark and the 1993 Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List. The 13-page document was found in the papers of the novel’s author, Thomas Keneally. Library co-curator Olwen Pryke described it as “one of the most powerful documents of the 20th century.” She said the library had no idea the list was among six boxes of material acquired in 1996....

Agence France Presse, Apr. 6

posted in American Libraries Direct (e-news to subscribers)

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