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MSU LIBRARIES LAUNCH AWARD PROGRAM TO ENCOURGE USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
December 17, 2019 - 9:35:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

How seriously are leaders at Michigan State University Libraries taking the issue of student success? They’re launching an award program to give instructors up to $4,000 each to create and develop new Open Educational Resources (OER) for primary course material, up to $2,500 to adapt existing OER materials, and up to $1,000 to use existing OER materials in their courses. Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem said the financial awards are designed to serve as incentives for instructors to reduce costs for students, improve access to required texts, and increase...

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MSU LIBRARIAN ZOË MCLAUGHLIN SELECTED AS  EMERGING LEADER BY NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
December 10, 2019 - 10:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
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Michigan State University Librarian Zoë McLaughlin has been selected as a 2019-20 Emerging Leader by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Each year, the national association sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career. Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem said the selection and associated sponsorship bring national recognition of McLaughlin’s commitment to library service and will create opportunities for growth that will serve not just McLaughlin and the MSU Libraries but other...

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Tokyo
December 03, 2019 - 12:56:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

“...if I had to eat one city’s food for the rest of my life, every day. It would have to be Tokyo, and I think the majority of chefs you ask that question would answer the same way.” - Anthony Bourdain


Based on 2018 international arrivals data, Tokyo [Japan] ranks 17th on the 'Top 100 City Destinations' reported by Euromonitor. Osaka (#28), Kyoto (#67), Chiba (#86), and Fukuoka (#93) also fared well this year. 


According to Euromonitor, "Tokyo has benefited from several years of record-breaking inbound arrivals to Japan." With the 2020 Olympic Games next year, Tokyo is poised...

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4IR Special Report
November 07, 2019 - 1:51:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

Last month, Fitch Solutions released a special report that looks at the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and the rising adoption of AgTech, connected cars, and digital health.


According to the new edition, “4IR is primarily defined as the blurring of physical, digital and biological worlds framed by disruptive technologies.”


“…[4IR] means that every company becomes a tech company, and that every product becomes a service.”


The acceleration in adoption of 4IR, decidedly lead by the US and China, is still early stage—particularly in AgTech. According to various sources...

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The Blended Digital Professional
October 22, 2019 - 1:13:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

“Today, many workers across multiple professions perform calculations far more complex, and millions of people understand and manipulate data using tools and techniques that would confound even the most skillful of 19th century experts…The advanced skills of the past become the foundational skills of the future.”


Burning Glass Technologies was hired by the Business-Higher Education Forum to examine the job market. Pouring over 150 million unique U.S. job postings (from 2017) and roughly 56 million resumes, Burning Glass identified skills that create mobility for employees; “People...

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Financial Freedom
October 18, 2019 - 1:35:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

"Financial Freedom is about a lot more than money, it's about living a richer life." - David Bach, NY Times-bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire


One of the newest editions to our New Popular Business Books is Financial Freedom: A Proven Path to All the Money You Will Ever Need.


Dubbed "The Millennial Millionaire" by CNBC, author Grant Sabatier went from $2.26 to $1 million in 5 years through entrepreneurship, side hustling and investing. After reaching financial independence at the age of 30, Grant founded MillennialMoney.com, where he writes about making and...

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MSU Author Spotlight: John Hollenbeck
October 17, 2019 - 3:53:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Business Library News

“At its core, social exchange theory is a theory of motivation that relies on non-monetary reinforcement principles among dyadic pairs of individuals seeking need fulfillment tied to their own rational self-interests (Homans, 1961).”


In a workplace, individuals have needs related to autonomy, competence, and relatedness…


According to MSU author John Hollenbeck, “It seems highly plausible that both leaders and team members serve as alternative reciprocation partners for need fulfillment in interdependent team contexts (273).” In a sample of surveys from 439 employees on 61...

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MSU Map Library Features Exhibit of Michigan Green Book Locations
October 16, 2019 - 9:53:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases
Collage of items in new exhibit of Michigan Green Book Locations

Chances are you’ve seen or at least heard about the recent movie Green Book, which drew attention to a series of travel guides published between 1936 and 1966. These guides listed businesses where African Americans would be welcomed and where they could avoid various kinds of mistreatment and humiliation. A new exhibit at MSU Libraries digs a little deeper into that history and offers visitors an opportunity to see a map of all 86 Detroit locations and five Lansing locations listed in nine editions of “The Negro Motorist Green Book.” The exhibit also...

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MSU Data Librarian Scout Calvert Named Visiting Program Officer by the Association of Research...
October 11, 2019 - 10:39:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases

MSU Data Librarian Scout Calvert was appointed as a visiting program officer by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). In this role, she will work with a team from ARL, the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and EDUCAUSE in a strategic partnership to better understand how research libraries – as collaborative partners in the research and learning enterprise – can best advance research and learning during these times of significant changes in the production, dissemination, and reuse of digital content. 


According to ARL leaders, the three partners are focused on...

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New Kiosk at MSU Libraries Encourages Readers to be Writers
October 07, 2019 - 10:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases
Three students enjoy the MSU Library's new Short Edition Kiosk

A sweet new kiosk at the MSU Main Library dispenses stories like candy from a vending machine. Located on the main floor near the south (Red Cedar) entrance, the dispenser offers a new reading option for MSU Library users and serves as a new publishing venue for students, faculty, and staff. The kiosk provides free on-demand printing of short prose and poetry, offering users a choice of one-minute, three-minute, or five-minute stories printed on paper a bit wider than a typical receipt. Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem said the kiosk opens up new opportunities for the MSU Libraries to...

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