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Community engagement


Minitex is an information and resource sharing program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries.

In FY22, Minitex:

  • Delivered to and from Minnesota libraries and the Minitex region 716,647 items — a 25% increase over the previous year.
  • Facilitated the discovery of 11.3 million full-text items in eLibrary Minnesota — a 7.5% increase over last year.
  • Added 150 new independent book projects to its Minnesota Libraries Publishing Project, while garnering 858,656 page views — a 17% increase over FY21.

Little Free Libraries

The U of M Libraries collaborated with Goldy Gopher (and other units on campus and off) to create four Little Free Libraries. Patrons may take a book or leave a book, while catching a break from academic reading. Another option? Our popular reading collections in three libraries: Wilson, Walter, and Magrath.

Author Zakiya Dalila Harris shines at NOMMO event

Best-selling author Zakiya Dalila Harris read from her book, The Other Black Girl, at the Archie Givens Jr. NOMMO African American Speakers event on April 27. Harris spoke with Lissa Jones-Lofgren, host of the Black Market Reads podcast — a project of The Givens Foundation for African American Literature — and answered questions from the audience.

Two presenters on a stage sitting in armchairs

Lissa Jones-Lofgren and Zakiya Dalila Harris.

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