Happy Spring Semester 2022! Here are our GIS workshop offerings for the semester.
Learn QGIS: Making a color shaded map in QGIS
Wednesday January 26th
Learn the basics of QGIS, the free open source geospatial software—this workshop will demonstrate how to make a choropleth (color shaded) map and place graduated symbols representing data on it, load shape-files and .csv table files into QGIS, join data to spatial information and edit features.
This workshop will be held in person and virtually. To attend in person, please come to the Digital...Continue reading "Spring 2022 GIS Workshops"...
Here's a short video featuring Murray & Hong Special Collections Instruction & Outreach Librarian Ruth Ann Jones and Curator of Rare Books & Special Collections Tad Boehmer, who share two of their favorite human anatomy books, one from 1555 and one from 1738. You’ll see some beautiful close-ups of these books and hear some smart insight.
Alexandra Rivera was recently named Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Development for Michigan State University Libraries. The announcement was made by Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem, who said the position was conceived after the Libraries’ 2019 strategic planning process, which sharpened the Libraries’ commitment to diversity and inclusivity and helped identify and clarify ways to support that commitment. Rivera will officially start on December 1.
“I am thrilled to have been able to recruit Alex Rivera to...Continue reading "MSU Libraries Name Alexandra Rivera Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational..."...
Erin Stoddart was recently named Head of University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) at Michigan State University. The announcement was made by MSU Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem, who said Stoddart will lead the Libraries’ efforts to transform and invigorate archival services and build relationships to strengthen outreach, education, materials acquisition, access, and preservation.
“We are thrilled to welcome Erin Stoddart to MSU and into our Libraries,” Salem said. “We appreciate the fresh perspectives...Continue reading "Erin Stoddart Named Head of University Archives & Historical Collections"...
Michigan State University Librarian Rachel Minkin was recently named Assistant Dean for Faculty Engagement at MSU Libraries. The announcement was made by MSU Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem, who said the new position was created to help the Libraries continue to invest in collaborative relationships across campus; support student, staff, and faculty partners; and explore new opportunities to connect people in various departments and programs with MSU Libraries liaisons.
“I can’t think of a better person to lead our...Continue reading "MSU Librarian Rachel Minkin Named Assistant Dean for Faculty Engagement"...
Our Fall 2021 issue of INSIGHT, the newsletter for Michigan State University Libraries, features a story about our new cookery collection. Read the full issue here.
More than a hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, an event at MSU Libraries will offer the campus community an opportunity to learn about a little-known aspect of that history: the underground network of humanitarians, missionaries, and diplomats who helped save thousands of lives in Syria. The event on October 4 at 7 pm will feature Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, whose new book from MSU Press presents a social history of genocide and resistance in wartime Aleppo; challenges depictions of Armenians as passive victims; and argues that despite violent and systematic...Continue reading "MSU Libraries Will Host Talk With Author Khatchig Mouradian"...
Many MSU Libraries staff members were recognized by Dean Salem for their hard work and contributions at an awards ceremony held in the Main Library and online September 21. You can learn more about these staff members by clicking on each award recipient’s name: https://lib.msu.edu/staffawards/2021/
This video provides a six-minute overview of MSU Map Library collections and services Instructors are encouraged to share this with students.
The MSU Map Library is a wonderful place to learn about maps. In this video we will walk around the library together. You can see some of the things we have. You may not know that we have just as many digital files as we have paper maps and atlases. So next we'll take a look at the website and see what you can access...Continue reading "Introduction to the MSU Map Library - 2021 Edition"...