Terence O'Neill, entrepreneurship librarian, is helping to organize the MSU Hackathon, to be held April 11–13 in Old Town Lansing. This event provides opportunities to network with "makers" (designers, developers, leaders, and enthusiasts), collaborate on ideas and projects, share knowledge, and learn new technologies, tools, utilities, languages, frameworks, and skills. The event will feature a special guest from GitHub. Registration is free and open to all. Register here: http://msuhackathon.org/.
Gast Business Library, as part of the MSU Libraries, is supporting a free event for Money Smart Week. On April 7 from 6–7:30 p.m. in Main Library room W449, Diann Cosme from the MSU Financial Aid Office and Paul Day from the MSU Federal Credit Union will lead Financial Health for College Students: The Tools You Need to Succeed, a workshop to help students with their personal finances and student loan debt. Contact Holly Flynn with questions.
By guest blogger Diana Rivera
Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Subject Specialist, Michigan State University Libraries
The area known as New Mexico was previously part of the Spanish crown and then Mexico where over 140 land grants were issued between 1692 and 1846 (Williams, 104). These grants provided individuals, towns and groups land and water rights for private and communal use primarily along the Rio Grande river basin. After the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848, Mexico ceded almost half of its land for $15,000,000 in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The treaty...Continue reading "[Contested] Territory of New Mexico, 1903"...
Parker Brothers’ United States Puzzle Map. Made in Salem, Massachusetts by Parker Brothers in 1915 or later.
Adorable kittens and country landscapes came later - the first puzzles emerged in the mid-18th century in the form of dissected maps created as educational tools for children. The oldest puzzles were made of wood. Cardboard maps were eventually developed as less expensive alternatives, but...Continue reading "Early 20th Century Map Puzzles"...
The Gast Business Library will host an international tea on Tuesday, March 11, from 2–4 p.m. in Room 13 at the Business Library. This event provides an opportunity for students in particular to meet the business librarians and learn more about the services the library provides, but all are welcome. Tea, coffee, and snacks will be served. Contact Emily Treptow, business librarian, with any questions.
This map is an interesting early attempt to embed complex statistical information into map form. It shows us the countries of origin of new immigrants to each state and the occupations of the adult male immigrants (women and children were categorized as “no occupation”). Michigan saw the influx of 20,920 immigrants that year with the largest groups coming from Finland, Scandinavian countries, and Poland.
The report’s author, Sargent, was no friend...Continue reading "Race and occupation of immigrants to the U.S. for the year 1903"...
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Business Monitor International. Business Monitor International provides country risk, industry, and financial market information that evaluates global, regional, country and company developments and trends worldwide. The data, analysis, ratings, rankings and forecasts cover 195 countries and 24 industry sectors. Access to the Business Monitor International database can be found through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page.
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Deals via ThomsonONE. This database provides information on mergers, acquisitions, equities, bonds, loans, and more. Access is available through the Gast Business Library's Business Electronic Resources page. The database requires the use of Internet Explorer.
We cancelled CCH's Accounting Research Manager (ARM), and we no longer have access. In its place we have purchased access to RIA Checkpoint Accounting content. You can find it linked here: http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases.
Long before the concept of ‘invasive species’ was established, naturalists such as Jacques Milbert combed the exotic American landscape for novel plants to share with the Old Country. Milbert's skill as a landscape artist is apparent in his 2-volume travel journal and ‘atlas’ of sketches which was published after his return...Continue reading "Water Routes to Michigan"...