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The Negro Motorist Green Book
September 20, 2019 - 4:45:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Uncategorized
"There will be a day sometime in the near future when this guide will not have to be published." -- Victor Green, in the preface to the 1941 edition

From 1936 to 1966 Victor Green, and later his widow Alma Green, edited the Negro Motorist Green Book, which listed businesses that would serve black travelers without harassment or prejudice.  Race or ethnicity of the business owner was not a criteria for inclusion in the listings.  We examined 9 editions of the Green Book, and created a map of the 86 Detroit businesses listed.  Enjoy these interactive maps to learn more about them.  Running...

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MSU Libraries Will Partner with Students and Faculty to Host Community Conversation about Eviction
September 17, 2019 - 9:54:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries




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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September 16, 2019 - 4:56:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

Although there’s not really any discernible agreement as to when “initialism” or acronyms first became mainstream, the somewhat frightful acronym FAMGA is certainly outperforming OTP ("One True Pairing") at the moment.

FAMGA is an acronym for Facebook Inc (FB), Apple Inc (AAPL), Microsoft Corp (MSFT), Google (GOOG) and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN), the five biggest stocks in the Nasdaq. Today, the FAMGA make up an astonishing 40% of the NASDAQ 100 company index. 

The FAMGA family phenomena is also enormously profitable. Combined, the frightful five have a market-cap of roughly $4...

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Jobs Indeed
September 11, 2019 - 4:43:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

There are, for all intents and purposes, four types of analytics positions in the U.S; data analyst, business analyst (BA), data scientist, and business intelligence analyst (BIA). Since these position titles tend to be fluid over time, there’s a need to continually re-identify the skill requirements for professionals in each of these areas.

Fortunately, several researchers have taken inventory of some of the most desirable analytics skills sought by employers between December 2016 and February 2017.

Verma et al. (2019) used content analysis to examine a sample of 1,235 job...

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Joseph Salem Named Dean of University Libraries
September 10, 2019 - 11:31:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries
Joseph Salem, pictured in the Art Library at MSU Libraries


Joseph Salem was named Dean of University Libraries by the Michigan State University Board of Trustees. Salem joined the MSU Libraries as Director and University Librarian in August of 2018. The trustees approved the title change at Friday’s meeting. 

“I see this title change as recognition of the role that the MSU Libraries plays at the center of the intellectual life at MSU,” Salem said. “The MSU Libraries makes vital contributions to the MSU community, and I am honored to serve...

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The CRAZY Inverted Yield Curve
September 09, 2019 - 4:38:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

“The yield curve does not cause a recession in my framework. The yield curve is just an elegant way to summarize sentiment in the economy.” - Campbell Harvey

An inverted yield curve marks a point where short-term investments in U.S. Treasury bonds pay more than long-term ones. When they flip, or invert, it’s widely regarded as a bad sign for the economy.

Facts in August

The rate of the 10-year bond fell below the 1-year bond
The rate of the 2-year bond did not close above the 10-year bond (flat)
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August 30, 2019 - 10:35:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

“An indispensable insight into the future of Shopping and how Retail must adapt to stay relevant to the "on my terms" customer."  - Robin Phillips, The Watch Shop

One of the newest editions to our New Popular Business Books is a title by Kogan Page Limited, one of the world’s leading publishers of professional books and business content.

Amazon: How the World’s Most Relentless Retailer will Continue to Revolutionize Commerce is not an ordinary read. It’s like a handbook for e-commerce and m-commerce pros on “The Everything Store.”

Retail experts Natalie Berg and Miya...

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MSU Author Spotlight: Russell E. Johnson
August 29, 2019 - 11:13:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Business Library News

“The massive amount of [leadership] literature and the diversity of theoretical approaches raise a compelling need for stocktaking…”

Leadership is a particularly popular topic due to rapidly changing societal phenomena. Whether in politics, business, or higher education, the evolution of leadership as a practice has been written about extensively.

In order to better understand the literature, MSU author Russell Johnson applied bibliometric analysis to a corpus of leadership research to quantitatively visualize the landscape and the evolution of the field. Using co-citation...

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New Exhibit at MSU Libraries Showcases Rare Medieval Books and Manuscripts
August 26, 2019 - 3:46:00 pm (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: News @ MSU Libraries   Categories: Special Collections

It’s not often we have opportunities to interact with objects made when Joan of Arc was alive, but visitors to MSU Libraries have an opportunity to see a collection of 500-year-old books in a new exhibit of medieval work on display through December. The exhibit examines MSU’s growing collection of medieval manuscripts and early printed books in a variety of genres, both sacred and secular, including medicine, poetry, cookery, religious devotion, music, history, and astronomy. Materials are interpreted through markings their producers and owners left behind, and visitors can hear recordings...

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Fall 2019 Workshops
August 09, 2019 - 10:50:00 am (America/Detroit)
Associated Blog: Map Library   Categories: Events

Please join us for our Fall 2019 workshops!

If you have questions about these workshops please email atickner@msu.edu

Co-learning Workshops

Friday August 23th | 3:00–5:00pm: Getting Started with Spatial Analysis

Friday September 27th | 3:00–5:00pm: ArcPro Basics

Friday October 25th | 3:00–5:00pm: Performing Spatial Interpolation Using ArcGIS

DSL Classroom Space, 2 West

This is a series of open facilitated learning opportunities using ESRI ArcGIS online tutorials. We will work through different ESRI tutorials together in a group, at our...

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