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Mosaic exhibit borne from Tree of Life Synagogue shooting comes to MSU Libraries
November 14, 2022 - 12:41:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 2022 – This month the Michigan State University Libraries will be hosting a traveling exhibit that showcases a mosaics project created as an artistic response to the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue building in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018.


“From Darkness to Light: Mosaics Inspired by Tragedy” was initiated by Susan Ribnick of Austin, Texas, in the days following the massacre that occurred during Sabbath worship services and took the lives of 11 people. Ribnick, who is co-president of the Austin Mosaic Guild (AMG) and owner of Vintage Mosaic in...

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MSU Libraries’ OER Award Program opens for applications
October 31, 2022 - 2:25:00 pm (America/Detroit)
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EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 2022 – Michigan State University Libraries has recently announced that its Open Educational Resources (OER) Award Program is now accepting applications for the 2022–2023 academic year.


Now in its fourth consecutive year, the OER Award Program provides financial support to instructors who are interested in adopting, adapting or creating open educational resources in their classrooms as an alternative to traditional learning materials. The OER Award Program comes out of the overarching OER Program that began at the MSU Libraries in fall 2019, which has since...

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GIS Day November 16, 2022!
October 19, 2022 - 1:31:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events


Please join the Michigan State University GIS Users Group for a celebration of GIS Day.


The MSU GIS Users Conference is a one-day hybrid event with presentations and demonstrations from academic researchers and GIS professionals. It is open to all participants, including those from outside of MSU with any level of GIS experience. The conference will also be an opportunity to develop potential collaborations and network with GIS users. Our keynote...

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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)
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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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)
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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