MSU Libraries Open Educational Resources (OER) Advisory Committee has awarded a third round of grants totaling $28,500 to nine MSU faculty. The announcement was made by Dean of Libraries and Interim Associate Provost for Teaching and Learning Innovation Joseph A. Salem, Jr., who said the awards are designed to support the goals of the OER program, which aims to help instructors reduce costs for students, improve access to required texts, and increase student success.
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During Black History Month, we return to a story we shared last year about how one MSU Professor is using University Archives & Historical Collections to research the experiences of Black students at MSU. For the full story, please see the the associated PDF.
Happy Spring Semester 2022! Here are our GIS workshop offerings for the semester.
Learn QGIS: Making a color shaded map in QGIS
Wednesday January 26th
Learn the basics of QGIS, the free open source geospatial software—this workshop will demonstrate how to make a choropleth (color shaded) map and place graduated symbols representing data on it, load shape-files and .csv table files into QGIS, join data to spatial information and edit features.
This workshop has changed to virtual only.
Register here for Online attendance
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Here's a short video featuring Murray & Hong Special Collections Instruction & Outreach Librarian Ruth Ann Jones and Curator of Rare Books & Special Collections Tad Boehmer, who share two of their favorite human anatomy books, one from 1555 and one from 1738. You’ll see some beautiful close-ups of these books and hear some smart insight.
Alexandra Rivera was recently named Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Development for Michigan State University Libraries. The announcement was made by Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem, who said the position was conceived after the Libraries’ 2019 strategic planning process, which sharpened the Libraries’ commitment to diversity and inclusivity and helped identify and clarify ways to support that commitment. Rivera will officially start on December 1.
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Erin Stoddart was recently named Head of University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) at Michigan State University. The announcement was made by MSU Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem, who said Stoddart will lead the Libraries’ efforts to transform and invigorate archival services and build relationships to strengthen outreach, education, materials acquisition, access, and preservation.
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Michigan State University Librarian Rachel Minkin was recently named Assistant Dean for Faculty Engagement at MSU Libraries. The announcement was made by MSU Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem, who said the new position was created to help the Libraries continue to invest in collaborative relationships across campus; support student, staff, and faculty partners; and explore new opportunities to connect people in various departments and programs with MSU Libraries liaisons.
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Our Fall 2021 issue of INSIGHT, the newsletter for Michigan State University Libraries, features a story about our new cookery collection. Read the full issue here.
More than a hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, an event at MSU Libraries will offer the campus community an opportunity to learn about a little-known aspect of that history: the underground network of humanitarians, missionaries, and diplomats who helped save thousands of lives in Syria. The event on October 4 at 7 pm will feature Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, whose new book from MSU Press presents a social history of genocide and resistance in wartime Aleppo; challenges depictions of Armenians as passive victims; and argues that despite violent and systematic...Continue reading "MSU Libraries Will Host Talk With Author Khatchig Mouradian"...
Many MSU Libraries staff members were recognized by Dean Salem for their hard work and contributions at an awards ceremony held in the Main Library and online September 21. You can learn more about these staff members by clicking on each award recipient’s name: https://lib.msu.edu/staffawards/2021/