Michigan State University
Staff Feature: Grace Morris
April 13, 2018 - 12:34:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Grace Morris is the Imaging/Digitization Specialist in the Gerald M. Kline Digital Multimedia Center and G. Robert Vincent Voice Library at MSU Libraries, and she has worked at MSU Libraries for 12.5 years.

Morris is a client/account representative, and she is responsible for digitization standards and practices, project management and quality control, and supervision of 27 undergraduate student employees.

She served on the Support Staff Advisory Group (SSAG) committee from 2012-2014, and she will soon be a member of the newly formed Digital Preservation Working Group...

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Staff Feature: Tyler Smeltekop
April 12, 2018 - 3:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Tyler Smeltekop is the Course Materials Program Manager at MSU Libraries, and he has worked for the library for eight years.

Smeltekop supervises a super squad of library employees who work with faculty to provide access to necessary content for their courses, as inexpensively and conveniently as possible for students. He advises faculty and librarians on copyright issues in the classroom and manages several different operational models that we use to mediate course content.

In his role, he has the opportunity to learn about all sorts of disciplines and fields of...

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Staff Feature: Erin Weller
April 10, 2018 - 11:37:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Erin Weller is Head of Patron Services at MSU Libraries. She started out as a student employee in the Circulation department and has worked at MSU Libraries for nearly sixteen years.

As Head of Patron Services, Weller independently oversees and coordinates all activities for the Library’s Patron Services department including late night operations. She is responsible for the oversight of hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling, and coordinating the work and development of the department’s staff and students. She provides detailed and highly complex assistance to patrons, and...

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Libraries Lead: An Obligation to Enlighten and Improve Communities
April 09, 2018 - 12:20:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries


“Libraries Lead” may not seem like the most inspired theme for National Library Week given that libraries have been beacons of local leadership in their communities for quite some time. However, embedded in this theme is a certain kind of topical urgency, an earnest reminder that libraries tether communities together despite being severely underfunded and oftentimes underappreciated. The American Library Association has responded to funding challenges, mounting a stalwart...

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Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Announces New Collection
March 13, 2018 - 1:37:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Special Collections

Collection material from the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Records (1976)

Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival records.

The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival was an annual international music festival for women by women. In 1976, Lisa Vogel, sister Kristie Vogel, and Mary Kindig organized a women-only event in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan where approximately 2,000 women congregated for a three-day music festival from August 20 to 22. From 1976 to 1981 the festival took place...

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New Books
February 07, 2018 - 2:22:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books

Robertson, Jones, Olguin, Alberts.  Bioassays With Arthropods. CRC Press,  ©2017   Call Number: QH 545.P4 R478 2017

Ibrahim.  Bioinformatics--A Student's Companion.  Springer, ©2017  Call Number: QH 324 .I27 2017

Bunnefeld, Nicholson, Milner-Gulland.  Decision-Making In Conservation And Natural Resource Management: Models For Interdisciplinary Approaches. Cambridge University Press, ©2017 Call Number: QH 75 .D393 2017

Munshi. Fundamentals of Limnology. Daya Publishing House, ©2015  Call Number: QH 96 .M86 2015

Guisan, Thuiller, Zimmerman.  Habitat Suitability...

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MSU’s Digital Scholarship Lab First of Its Kind in U.S.
January 18, 2018 - 9:17:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: DSLab
MSU’s Digital Scholarship Lab First of Its Kind in U.S.


A state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) that includes a 360-degree immersive visualization room, the first of its kind at any university in the United States, will officially open at Michigan State University’s Main Library on Monday, February 5, with several opening week events planned for February 5-9.

MSU Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters partnered to build the 10,000-square-foot Digital Scholarship Lab, which, besides the 360-degree immersive visualization room, will feature a virtual reality...

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Librarian Sara Miller Awarded Ronald W. Wilson Endowed Teaching Award
January 10, 2018 - 2:14:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

During the fall semester 2017, Librarian Sara Miller was awarded the 2017 Ronald W. Wilson Endowed Teaching Award. The award was formally announced at the MSU College of Natural Science faculty meeting in November 2017, and a reception was held afterwards to celebrate.

This honor is typically reserved for faculty who teach ISB, ISE, or ISP courses, but the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science (CISGS) wanted to express their appreciation and highlight all of the important work that Miller has done to incorporate information literacy into their lecture and lab...

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New Books
January 09, 2018 - 4:34:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Gull Lake Library New Books

Jernelöv. The long-term fate of invasive species : aliens forever or integrated immigrants with time? Springer, ©2017 Call Number: QH 353 .J47 2017

Markel. The Kelloggs : the battling brothers of Battle Creek.  Pantheon Books, ©2017  Call Number: F 574.B2 M36 2017 c.4

Eyles. Georgian Bay : discovering a unique North American ecosystem.   Fitzhenry & Whiteside, ©2017  Call Number:QH 77.C3 E96 2017

Dietze. Ecological forecasting. Princeton University Pres,s ©2017 Call Number: QH 541.15.E265 D54 2017

Allison and Murphy. Routledge handbook of ecological and...

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Spring 2018 Workshops
January 09, 2018 - 10:07:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

We are offering five workshops this spring semester.They are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

If you have any questions about the workshops or topics you would be interested in seeing a workshop on please email Amanda Tickner, GIS Librarian at atickner@msu.edu


Introduction to QGIS: Make a Simple Map with Vector Data

Friday, January 19 • 3:00–4:00 pm

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