from Gongwer News Service:
HISPANIC COMMISSION SEES CHANGES: The Commission on Spanish Speaking Affairs has been renamed to the Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan. The commission will still be under the Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth, but will now meet six times a year instead of monthly. It has also changed the rule about who can serve as a commissioner, no longer limiting service on the commission only to those of Hispanic origin.
The compact shelving is complete, books and computers are clean, the carpet is clean, and furniture is out. However, we still will be moving furniture. You are able to go into the stacks now. So we are gladly almost back to normal. Come check out the library and our new open feel with the shelves taking up less space! If you want to see pictures of the work as it has progressed, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.
The carpet is installed, vacuuming of the books is complete, and the collection is interfiled. This week the furniture should be moved back out. We're getting there! If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.
New carpet should be installed this week. It looks like it will be installed Thursday, July 29 barring any unforeseen circumstances. There could be fumes and some noise associated with this. We're continuing to move and vacuum books. Books still must be paged by requesting them from the front desk. If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.
Support the children of the undocumented in America
Thousands of children will march in Washington DC, Mexico City and Los Angeles to demand from Pres. Obama that they not be separated from their undocumented parents. Los The fathers and mothers are deported without any provisions of care for the children abandoned in their homes left to neighbors, friends, relatives and if lucky to a pnon deported parent. There are stories of terror when they are placed in foster homes and their deported parents cannot locate them and the children end up adopted by American couples. Especially if...Continue reading "Children's March for Undocumented in Los Angeles, DC and Mexico City July 28"...
We're still moving books. So books still must be paged by requesting them from the front desk. However, all of the computers have been cleaned and are available for use. We're still vacuuming the books. If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.
Xenophobia surfaces in Utah with the compilation of a list of 1300 suspected undocumented workers.
Political humorist Steven Colbert hosts UFW President Arturo Rodriguez on Thursday July 8th, 2010. Rodriguez presents his tongue-in-cheek campaign Take Our Jobs The campaign spotlights the ongoing need for immigrant labor in the U.S. economy.
Comedy Central: Thursday, July 8th
11:30 pm EST / 11:30 pm PST
In 2010 MSU Libraries purchased a second Sanborn module which contains detailed historic maps of 12 major metropolitan areas in the United States (see list below). This module has better navigation and features than our Michigan module. Sanborn Geo Edition can locate maps by searching a street address, by specifying a latitude/longitude coordinate, or by clicking on a Google Maps interface. Dates of maps vary, but generally for each location you will see 6 to 8 editions between 1880-1960. An MSU NetID is required for access. Visitors may use one of our "Selected Resources" computers...Continue reading "Expanded Access to online Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps"...
The shelves are in! Now the workers are tweaking the system that moves them to make sure it operates properly. We are also starting to interfile our books and journals into one call number run starting on the new compact shelving. We're still vacuuming too. We'll be vacuuming the public computers this week too so we hope to have those fully operational very soon. Books still must be requested from the front desk. If you want to see pictures of the work as it progresses, check out our pictures on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=232367&id=20041788008.