Richman’s Official Road Map. Made by The Foreman-Bassett Company of Cleveland, Ohio circa 1935. Distributed by Richman Brothers, Inc.
Gas stations weren’t the only place to get free road maps in the early 20th century. This map of the U.S. Midwest was distributed by the menswear clothing chain Richman Brothers.
Though the map is undated, we can confidently place it in the mid-1930s because of the price of the suits. Richman’s had simple pricing: From fall 1933 to spring 1937, $22.50 could buy you any suit or overcoat in the store ($412 by today’s prices). The style...Continue reading "A Map to Sell Suits and Overcoats"...
Breezy Silver, Assistant Head of the Gast Business Library, recently attended the Face of Analytics Conference at Spartan Stadium, which showcased the MS in Business Analytics program at Michigan State University.
Employers from four different companies discussed how their companies use data analytics, described the types of people and skills needed in the field, and provided career advice. The companies were from different fields and of various sizes, and included Steelcase, Millward Brown (a subsidiary of Kantar), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Urban Science in Detroit....Continue reading "Conference Recap: Face of Analytics Conference"...
Rydin and Jeglum. The Biology Of Peatlands. Oxford University Press, 2013. Call Number: QK 938 .P42 R93 2013 c.2
Dickmann and Leefers. Forests of Michigan. University of Michigan Press, c2003. Call Number: SD 144 .M5 D53 2003 c.4
Gilliam. Herbaceous Layer In Forests Of Eastern North America. Oxford University Press, c2014. Call Number: QK 115 .H47 2014 c.2
Kuo and Methven. 100 Cool Mushrooms. University of Michigan Press, c2010. Call Number: QK 617 .K96 2010 c.2
Carty. Freshwater Dinoflagellates Of North America. Comstock Cornell, c2014. Call...Continue reading "New Books"...
Knox. 4-H backpack to adventure : youth leaders in a global world. Facilitator guide. Michigan State University Extension, 4-H Youth Development, c2014. Call Number: S 533 .F66 A14 2013 c.2
Adam. .A Mathematical Nature Walk. Princeton Univ Press, c2009. Call Number: QA 99 .A23 2009 c.2
Gotelli. A Primer Of Ecological Statistics. Sinauer Associates, c 2013. Call Number: QH 541.15 .S72 G68 2013 c.2
Barsanti and Gualtieri. Algae: Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Biotechnology. Crc Press, c2014. Call Number: QK 566 .G83 2014
FitzSimmons. Animals Of Ohio's Ponds And...Continue reading "New Books"...
Smart Talk: The Public Speaker's Guide to Success in Every Situation
by Lisa B. Marshall
Reviewed by: Terence O'Neill
Social situations are filled with choices, times you might be sure there is a correct course, and just as sure you don’t know what it is. From introducing one person to another at a party to negotiating a raise, there are myriad points of communication in our work lives, and many of them can be difficult and unnerving to execute. Lisa B. Marshall is here to help. In this book, the professional communication expert delivers her advice on a variety...Continue reading "Book Review: Smart Talk by Lisa B. Marshall"...
Faculty, staff, and students now have access to Mergent Key Business Ratios. This database provides access to competitive benchmarking data compiled from D&B’s database of public and private companies.
14 key business ratios are featured, measuring solvency, efficiency, and profitability
Access is available through the Gast Business Library’s Business Electronic Resources page. Questions? Ask a business librarian.
Lansing Maker Week is almost here. MSU Libraries is one of more than a dozen community partners that will be contributing to Lansing’s first annual Maker Week. As one of the Lansing Maker Week partners, the MSU Libraries will be showcasing maker activities we support during an open house. There will be demos of the Espresso Book Machine, which is capable of printing a book in 7 minutes from a pdf file, and the new 3D printer.
When: Tuesday, October 7 from 12-4pm
Where: 2nd floor of the Main Library.
More Maker Week Events on MSU’s Campus:
Open House...Continue reading "Calling All Makers!"...
Over the next two weeks, there are two events that all MSU business students should try to attend.
The Career Resource Fair
When: 9/24-9/25 and 9/29-9/30 from 10am-2pm
Where: 1st floor hallway of the Business College Complex
The Career Resource Fair is a one-stop shop for students to prepare for the Career Gallery! Employers will be paired with Career Center staff to help service students in resume critiques, interviews, elevator speeches, career resourcing and more! The library will be helping to staff the Company Research/Career Resources table...Continue reading "Upcoming Career Events"...
3D Printing is a form of additive manufacturing that creates objects from digital designs by layering plastic or other material to match the design. This technology is quickly changing how models and products are being created in a wide variety of fields, from airplane engine manufacturing to jewelry design. On Tuesday, September 9, to celebrate the launching of 3D Printing services at the Main Library, MSU Libraries hosted representatives from Packaging, Engineering, and Veterinary Medicine to highlight how the technology is being used on campus.
Over the past few years, the number...Continue reading "Bringing Together MSU’s 3D Fabricators at the Main Library"...
The Gast Business Library is hosting an Endnote X6 and Endnote Web workshop and a Zotero workshop in October. In these workshops, participants will learn how to import references and create bibliographies with ease.
Business Library Workshops:
Zotero: Wednesday, October 8th from 4:30-6:30pm in Room 22
Endnote X6 and Endnote Web: Tuesday, October 28th from 2-4pm in Room 22
MSU Libraries also offers additional classes in Endnote, Zotero and Mendeley.
To view MSU Libraries' workshop schedule and to register, go to the Courses and Registration page....Continue reading "Upcoming Citation Management Software Workshops"...