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Cindy Hunter Morgan Monday, March 2, 2020 - 10:54am Categories: Staff Feature

Some connections between humans and animals feel almost inexplicable, but a new exhibit at the MSU Libraries gathers historic books from MSU’s veterinary medicine collections and notable items in Special Collections to examine how these bonds have been illustrated, documented, and described for hundreds of years. The exhibit examines the history of the horse, the link between human and animal health, the role of farm animals, the practice of beekeeping, and the history of hunting and fishing. It includes rare books and illustrations dating from the 17th century....

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 9:00am Categories:

The MSU Libraries have signed a three-year “transformative” read-and-publish (R + P) agreement with the De Gruyter publishing house to provide default open access publishing for all articles by MSU authors in De Gruyter journals. This arrangement means that MSU lead authors publishing in these journals will no longer have to pay the usual De Gruyter article processing charge, which can amount to hundreds of dollars. MSU-authored articles will be visible to all readers, even those without an MSU Net ID, increasing the visibility of MSU research on the...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 4:11pm Categories:

For a time, it seemed immersive technologies were the stuff of sci-fi games and movies, but leaders at MSU Libraries are helping more people understand these technologies are not just for entertainment but also for education, medicine, engineering, and conservation. MSU Libraries faculty and staff are working with others on campus to help the MSU community explore how eXtended Reality (XR) can serve students in the classroom and in our wider culture. On Wednesday, February 12, they will host an XR Symposium in the Green Room (4 West) at the Main Library to...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 9:35am Categories:

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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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 10:40am Categories:
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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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Cindy Hunter Morgan Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 9:53am 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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Cindy Hunter Morgan Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:39am 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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Cindy Hunter Morgan Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:44am 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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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 9:44am Categories: Press Releases

The Michigan State University Libraries has one of the largest collections of material on and from Africa in the United States. Students, faculty, and other library users and researchers rely on the Library’s cataloging system to find and access these materials, but how does it all get cataloged? On two days this October, MSU Librarians will have some help from members of the MSU and Greater Lansing community who speak various African languages, including Wolof, Hausa, Amharic, Tigrinya, Swahili, and Arabic. 

The community...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:54am Categories:

MSU LIBRARIES WILL PARTNER WITH STUDENTS AND FACULTY

TO HOST COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT EVICTION

 

EAST LANSING, Mich., September 17, 2019 – What is the meaning of home? What are the root causes of displacement? How does structural racism shape economic inequality? The MSU Libraries will host a community conversation to address these important questions. The event is in support of the 2019 One Book, One Community (OBOC) initiative and will be held in the Green Room (4 West) in the Main Library on Monday, September 23 at 6 p.m.

The program is free and is the...

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