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De-Stress in “The Dotte” Week!

Stop by “The Dotte” (aka Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library) every day next week (starting Dec. 10) to participate in our week long de-stress activities.  Monday – Quiet activities (coloring, yoga, play-doh); Tuesday – Tea & Story time (with our own President Bergman reading to us!); Wednesday – Game day (featuring Spot-It!); Thursday – Study break […]

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Library hours for Thanksgiving week: Tuesday & Wednesday, November 20 & 21: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Thursday, November 22 – Saturday, November 24: Closed. Sunday, November 25: 6:00 pm – 1:00 am.

Upcoming Interlibrary Loan record changes

Beginning January 1, 2019, closed ILL transactions will be visible in your library account for 60 days (instead of indefinitely).  If you rely on this list of past ILLs for any reason, please take steps to preserve the current record of closed transactions and plan accordingly for the future. Your ILL transactions can be accessed […]

Library Star Students

Congratulations to Alex Theship-Rosales (Information Desk) and Alexis Sienczak (Processing) for being chosen as Library Star Students for fall semester! The library depends on student employees to provide customer service and critical support for library operations. Star Students have demonstrated superior performance in their departments and are recognized for their willingness to go above and […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Open Access

Welcome back to our Library Matters / Libraries Matter blog series, where we share insights into the issues, questions and opportunities libraries consider on a regular basis. This week, we’re celebrating Open Access Week at the Library, joining a community of researchers, publishers and librarians who advocate for removing barriers to scholarly publications. Open Access […]

International Pronouns Day!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 marks the first annual International Pronouns Day. The ability to use and be referred to by one’s preferred pronouns is a basic human right. Being referred to by the wrong pronoun especially affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Exploring the varied conversations surrounding pronouns is essential to a better understanding of […]

In Memory of our Friend and Colleague

 The Library was saddened to learn the news a few weeks ago that former Library AV Manager, Mark Kump, had passed away. Mark was a steady, calm presence in the library and we miss his dry wit. In honor of his memory, we have dedicated a book about sailing to him. Sailing was one of […]

Book Sale at the Library!

The Library will be holding a book sale from Monday, Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 7. Paperback books – 25 cents; Hardcover – 50 cents (with the weekend bringing discount prices). Come in with quarters and leave with books!

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: A Beautiful Mess

A few weeks ago, I stood in front of the newest group of POL 200: Analyzing Politics students, who were joining me in the library classroom for a semester-long library lab. “Research is conversation,” I told them. “Whenever we do research, we are listening to conversations that are interesting to us, figuring out how the conversation […]

Today is National Voter Registration Day

Today is National Voter Registration Day! What a perfect opportunity to check your voter registration status and make sure you don’t miss any upcoming deadlines. And we have a guide to help! Our Vote 2018 guide walks you through requirements to vote in MN and also links you to requirements for other states.