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MSU Broad Art Museum to host Muslim Journeys fall event featuring scholar Dr. Edward E. Curtis IV
September 19, 2022 - 1:43:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases

EAST LANSING, Mich., Sept. 2022 – The Michigan State University Broad Art Museum will be hosting a special fall Muslim Journeys event on Sept. 28, 2022.


This three-part event includes an afterhours opportunity to view the exhibition Zaha Hadid Design: Untold from 6–7pm; a lecture by and conversation with renowned scholar of Muslim American, African American, and Arab American history Dr. Edward Curtis IV from 7–8:15pm; and a book signing with the author from 8:15–9pm. Copies of Dr. Curtis’ new book Muslims of the Heartland: How Syrian Immigrants Made a Home in the American Midwest...

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Fall 2022 GIS Workshops
August 08, 2022 - 12:05:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

Hello! Here are our GIS workshop offerings for fall. If you have questions about these workshops, please contact Amanda Tickner: atickner@msu.edu

 


Introduction to QGIS: Make a color shaded map 


Wednesday September 21st

4-5:30

 

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 shapefiles and .csv table files into QGIS, join data to spatial information and edit features. 


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Terri Miller recommended as interim dean of MSU Libraries
July 15, 2022 - 2:34:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Press Releases

Michigan State University Provost Teresa K. Woodruff, Ph.D., is recommending Terri Miller, associate dean for teaching, learning and research engagement in MSU Libraries, for the position of interim dean of MSU Libraries. Pending approval by the MSU Board of Trustees, her appointment will be effective July 1.


Miller will replace Joseph Salem Jr., current dean of MSU Libraries and interim associate provost for teaching, learning and innovation. Salem has accepted a position at Duke University as the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and vice provost for library affairs...

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Winter 2022 INSIGHT: The Newsletter of MSU Libraries
June 15, 2022 - 9:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
Cover of the Winter 2022 issue of INSIGHT, the newsletter for MSU Libraries. Handrawn image of botanical books, with flowers and plants displayed throughout the cover.

Our Winter 2022 issue of INSIGHT, the newsletter for Michigan State University Libraries, features a story on our new Botanical Art & Illustration exhibit. Read the full issue here. 



MSU Libraries Award $28,500 to MSU Faculty to Help Instructors Reduce Costs for Students
March 14, 2022 - 10:40:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

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. 


 


“The investment we are making through these awards...

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MSU Professor Uses Archives to Research Experiences of Black Students
February 04, 2022 - 2:56:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
Collage of images for University Archives and Historical Collections

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. 



Spring 2022 GIS Workshops
December 01, 2021 - 2:04:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

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  

3-4 PM  


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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Up Close in Special Collections
November 22, 2021 - 1:55:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

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.


 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaEqcgwk5Z8



MSU Libraries Name Alexandra Rivera Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational...
October 27, 2021 - 9:08:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
Alexandra Rivera

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 Named Head of University Archives & Historical Collections
October 18, 2021 - 12:50:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
Erin Stoddart

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. 


 


“We are thrilled to welcome Erin Stoddart to MSU and into our Libraries,” Salem said. “We appreciate the fresh perspectives...

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