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Spring 2018 Workshops
January 09, 2018 - 10:07:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

We are offering five workshops this spring semester.They are free and open to anyone who wishes to attend.

If you have any questions about the workshops or topics you would be interested in seeing a workshop on please email Amanda Tickner, GIS Librarian at atickner@msu.edu


Introduction to QGIS: Make a Simple Map with Vector Data

Friday, January 19 • 3:00–4:00 pm

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Staff Feature: Robin Ford
December 19, 2017 - 3:47:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   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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Lakeview High School Class Conducts Holocaust Research at MSU Libraries
December 01, 2017 - 2:07:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
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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Write Your Next Novel at MSU Libraries
November 02, 2017 - 2:51:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   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!

4 Business Books You Should Read Now
October 31, 2017 - 2:01:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   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...

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Staff Feature: Chana Kraus-Friedberg, PhD
October 26, 2017 - 4:30:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

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. 


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Celebrate Global Media and Information Literacy Week 2017 at MSU
October 23, 2017 - 11:44:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
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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6 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do at Hollander MakeCentral
October 20, 2017 - 4:09:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   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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What are Michigan's Minor Civil Divisions?
October 12, 2017 - 9:09:00 am (America/Detroit)
Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized

Michigan's 83 counties are divided into villages, townships, charter townships, and cities.  Collectively these units are known as Minor Civil Divisions.  The differences between them relate to the degree of power they have over their administrative structure, their taxing powers, territorial integrity, and authority over services (Verberg, 1990).  When it comes to matters of property taxes and voting, all state residents look to either their city or township.  A city may annex land from a general law township, but a township may not annex land from a city. The U.S. Bureau of Census...

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Why We Celebrate Banned Books Week
September 27, 2017 - 4:05:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Blog: News @ MSU Libraries

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...

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