University of Minnesota Libraries Promote Reading for Pleasure
From The Minnesota Daily (Student Newspaper at UMN):
While the majority of University of Minnesota library collections support academic research, staff members are trying to appeal to the casual reader with more accessible popular literature.
A new exhibit located at the main entrance of Wilson Library titled “From Our Collections” cycles through a new theme every two months, showcasing patron recommendations that can be checked out from one of the Twin Cities campus’s 13 libraries.
Library assistant and exhibit co-creator Kaia Sievert said she hopes the exhibit raises awareness of lighter reading opportunities at Wilson Library and makes popular literature easier to locate.
“I think there’s a lot of value in fun reading,” she said. “But it’s just harder to notice in an academic library.”
The exhibit debuted this summer with the theme “Beach Reads.”
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