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Inspiration in Unlikely Places: Making Music in Hollander MakeCentral
June 22, 2018 - 2:26:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Hollander MakeCentral

For as long as Sarah Palermo can remember, she has always been drawn to music. She started piano lessons when she was five-years-old with the support of her parents who both have an appreciation for music.

In middle school and high school, Palermo started writing and recording songs on her family computer. She credits her high school choir director for encouraging her to do arrangements which expanded her vocal and lyrical abilities.

In 2015, she graduated from Westminster Choir College with a degree in music theory and composition before attending MSU a year later to pursue...

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Summer Reading List from the Business Library
June 21, 2018 - 1:36:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Business

#1 In The Name of Gucci: A Memoir by Patricia Gucci

HD9940.I84 G8513 2016

Picked by: Andrea

Rating: 7/10


This memoir by Patricia Gucci goes behind the scenes of the Gucci family and their Italian fashion empire—the love affairs, the glitz, the glam, and the madness. Patricia shares the story of her father, the late Aldo Gucci, and his secret mistress, Bruna (Patricia’s mother). Aldo didn't marry Bruna because he feared it would have jeopardized the Gucci name. Explore this story of love and the rags-to-riches tale of how Gucci...

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Summer in 3D: a weeklong series of 3D data workshops
May 08, 2018 - 2:49:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

This summer we are having a week long series of 3D themed workshops! All workshops will be held in the Digital Scholarship Lab between 3:00-5:00.

Monday June 11
Intro to 3D Modeling and Printing with OnShape

Curious about how 3D printing can meet your needs? Join us to explore the history of 3D printing, the basics of hardware and software, and local resources available for design and production. In this hands-on session, participants will learn the basics of 3D modeling to design a product, for possible print at MakeCentral: Makerspace.  Participants will need a working...

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Hollander MakeCentral: A Treasure Trove of Resources
April 20, 2018 - 1:24:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Hollander MakeCentral

Tucked away in the west wing on the second floor of the Main Library, nestled behind a bay of patron computers, lies the Selma D. and Stanley C. Hollander MakeCentral. A veritable treasure trove of student and patron resources, MakeCentral provides access to a wide variety of print and digital tools—everything from printers and fax machines to Microfilm readers. You can even create paperback books! Here is a comprehensive list of the resources that MakeCentral has to offer:

Print / Copy 

Is your professor a stickler for turning in hard-copy essays? Maybe you need to print...

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Staff Feature: Jay Lantrip
April 13, 2018 - 4:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Jay Lantrip is a Library Assistant in the Fine Arts Library, and she has worked at MSU Libraries for two years. Lantrip started out as a volunteer and on-call employee in 2016 before eventually taking on her current role as a full-time library assistant in August of 2017.

She supervises students in Fine Arts, and handles many of the day-to-day operations in the department. Lantrip leads shifting projects, pouring over collection data with a fine-tooth comb to make sure Fine Arts materials are where they are supposed to be.

“I love solving mysteries!” said Lantrip. “...

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Staff Feature: Grace Morris
April 13, 2018 - 12:34:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Grace Morris is the Imaging/Digitization Specialist in the Gerald M. Kline Digital Multimedia Center and G. Robert Vincent Voice Library at MSU Libraries, and she has worked at MSU Libraries for 12.5 years.

Morris is a client/account representative, and she is responsible for digitization standards and practices, project management and quality control, and supervision of 27 undergraduate student employees.

She served on the Support Staff Advisory Group (SSAG) committee from 2012-2014, and she will soon be a member of the newly formed Digital Preservation Working Group...

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Staff Feature: Tyler Smeltekop
April 12, 2018 - 3:06:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Tyler Smeltekop is the Course Materials Program Manager at MSU Libraries, and he has worked for the library for eight years.

Smeltekop supervises a super squad of library employees who work with faculty to provide access to necessary content for their courses, as inexpensively and conveniently as possible for students. He advises faculty and librarians on copyright issues in the classroom and manages several different operational models that we use to mediate course content.

In his role, he has the opportunity to learn about all sorts of disciplines and fields of...

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Staff Feature: Erin Weller
April 10, 2018 - 11:37:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Staff Feature

Erin Weller is Head of Patron Services at MSU Libraries. She started out as a student employee in the Circulation department and has worked at MSU Libraries for nearly sixteen years.

As Head of Patron Services, Weller independently oversees and coordinates all activities for the Library’s Patron Services department including late night operations. She is responsible for the oversight of hiring, training, evaluating, scheduling, and coordinating the work and development of the department’s staff and students. She provides detailed and highly complex assistance to patrons, and...

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Libraries Lead: An Obligation to Enlighten and Improve Communities
April 09, 2018 - 12:20:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries


“Libraries Lead” may not seem like the most inspired theme for National Library Week given that libraries have been beacons of local leadership in their communities for quite some time. However, embedded in this theme is a certain kind of topical urgency, an earnest reminder that libraries tether communities together despite being severely underfunded and oftentimes underappreciated. The American Library Association has responded to funding challenges, mounting a stalwart...

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Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Announces New Collection
March 13, 2018 - 1:37:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Special Collections

Collection material from the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival Records (1976)

Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival records.

The Michigan Womyn's Music Festival was an annual international music festival for women by women. In 1976, Lisa Vogel, sister Kristie Vogel, and Mary Kindig organized a women-only event in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan where approximately 2,000 women congregated for a three-day music festival from August 20 to 22. From 1976 to 1981 the festival took place in...

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