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#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
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...Continue reading "4 Business Books You Should Read Now"...
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...Continue reading "Staff Feature: Chana Kraus-Friedberg, PhD"...
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...Continue reading "Celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017 at MSU"...
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.3... Continue reading "6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do at Hollander MakeCentral"...
Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of our right to access books and read without censorship, a crucial component of democracy. Libraries and book stores all across the country participate every year.
Though most of us are free to access and read what we want to, it is important to note that books are constantly being challenged. A challenge is defined as “a formal, written complaint requesting a book be removed from library shelves or school curriculum.” Since 1990, more than 10,000 book challenges have been recorded by the American Library Association’s Office for...Continue reading "Why We Celebrate Banned Books Week"...
The Michigan State University Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters are partnering to build a state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab. The 8,000-square-foot space in the Main Library will feature a 360-degree immersive visualization room that will accommodate up to 20 students along with a Virtual Reality room for experimentation with VR headsets.
There will be dedicated lab space and informal gathering areas to facilitate cross-disciplinary collaboration. Students in every major will be able to use the...Continue reading "State-of-the-Art Digital Scholarship Lab Coming to MSU"...
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