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Elisa Landaverde and Lydia Tang Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 1:37pm 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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Katie Diamond and Kim Popiolek Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 9:17am Categories: DSLab
MSU’s Digital Scholarship Lab First of Its Kind in U.S.

 

A state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL) that includes a 360-degree immersive visualization room, the first of its kind at any university in the United States, will officially open at Michigan State University’s Main Library on Monday, February 5, with several opening week events planned for February 5-9.

MSU Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters partnered to build the 10,000-square-foot Digital Scholarship Lab, which, besides the 360-degree immersive visualization room, will feature a virtual reality...

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Katie Diamond Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 2:14pm Categories: Staff Feature

During the fall semester 2017, Librarian Sara Miller was awarded the 2017 Ronald W. Wilson Endowed Teaching Award. The award was formally announced at the MSU College of Natural Science faculty meeting in November 2017, and a reception was held afterwards to celebrate.

This honor is typically reserved for faculty who teach ISB, ISE, or ISP courses, but the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science (CISGS) wanted to express their appreciation and highlight all of the important work that Miller has done to incorporate information literacy into their lecture and lab...

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Katie Diamond Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 3:47pm Categories: Staff Feature

Prior to joining the MSU Libraries team in August 2017, Robin Ford earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in German and International Studies as well as a minor in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She also studied Gender Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin during a Fulbright year and earned her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2017.

Ford worked as a Graduate Reference and Instruction Specialist at the University of Washington’s Engineering Library from 2015-2017. She has always been...

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Katie Diamond Friday, December 1, 2017 - 2:07pm Categories:
Lakeview High School Class Conducts Holocaust Research at MSU Libraries


LHS Students working on the History Unfolded project in the Beaumont West Instruction Room in the MSU Main Library.

In October 2017, Scott Durham’s World at War class from Lakeview High School (LHS) in Battle Creek, MI visited the Michigan State University Main Library to participate in a special research project related to the Holocaust. Margaret Lincoln, the LHS librarian, and Durham collaborated with Deborah Margolis, Middle East Studies & Anthropology librarian and liaison to Jewish Studies...

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Katie Diamond Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 2:51pm Categories: Espresso Book Machine

November is National Novel Writing Month! MSU Libraries can provide you with a multitude of resources to bring your novel to life. You can check out books to read for inspiration, get editing help at The Writing Center, attend a book design workshop, or even self-publish your novel with the Espresso Book Machine. Visit the Main Library to get started on your book-writing journey!

Jackie Guzman, Katie Diamond Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 2:01pm Categories: Business
4 Business Books You Should Read Now

 

#1 The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want by Dave Kerpen

Call #: HF 5548.8 .K4367

Reviewed by: Business Library Student Employee

Rating: 9/10

Whether we care to admit it or not, we could all probably use some work on our people skills. The Art of People by Dave Kerpen will help you brush up on those skills with a fast-paced, modern approach.

The short chapters make it easy for anyone to pick up and read. The book starts out by urging readers to take the provided personality...

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Katie Diamond Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 4:30pm Categories:

Meet our newest health sciences librarian, Chana Kraus-Friedberg! She just started working for MSU Libraries in July 2017.  

Prior to joining our team, Kraus-Friedberg earned her PhD in Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania and her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She worked in the UNC Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library, was a Reference and Instruction Intern at the Duke University Perkins Library, and has also worked as an Instructional Designer, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, and Critical Writing Fellow. 

In...

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Emilia Marcyk Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:44am Categories:
October 25 - November 1, 2017 is Global Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week. Here’s why we are celebrating at the MSU Libraries: 

 

Finding information is easier than ever. But finding information that you can trust, use, or act upon, is considerably more challenging. That's where media and information literacy come in.

Broadly, media and information literacy encompasses the skills, abilities, mindsets, and concepts that we all need to navigate the 21st century information landscape. While definitions might vary in their particulars, they share a common focus on...

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Katie Diamond and Sierra Richards Friday, October 20, 2017 - 4:09pm Categories: MSU Libraries
There's more to Hollander MakeCentral than just printing and copying your papers and posters for class. You can also: 1. Print your own books

If you're interested in self-publishing your own book or project, the Espresso Book Machine (EBM) can help make that dream a reality. It can print a paperback book in less than 15 minutes, it's affordable, and anyone can use it.

2. Take your passport photo

Are you studying abroad or planning an international trip sometime soon? You can have your passport photo taken in MakeCentral and apply for your passport with our Passport Services. 

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