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Elisa Jajuga Monday, November 14, 2022 - 12:41pm Categories: Press Releases

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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Elise Jajuga Monday, October 31, 2022 - 2:25pm Categories: Press Releases

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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Elise Jajuga Monday, September 19, 2022 - 1:43pm Categories: Press Releases

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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Sruthin Gaddam Friday, July 15, 2022 - 2:34pm 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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Alex Rivera Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:50am Categories:
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. 

Cindy Hunter Morgan Monday, March 14, 2022 - 10:40am Categories:

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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Cindy Morgan Friday, February 4, 2022 - 2:56pm Categories:
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. 

Cindy Morgan Monday, November 22, 2021 - 1:55pm Categories:

Here's a short video featuring Murray & Hong Special Collections Instruction & Outreach Librarian Ruth Ann Jones and Curator of Rare Books & Special Collections Tad Boehmer, who share two of their favorite human anatomy books, one from 1555 and one from 1738. You’ll see some beautiful close-ups of these books and hear some smart insight.



Cindy Hunter Morgan Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 9:08am Categories:
Alexandra Rivera

Alexandra Rivera was recently named Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion & Organizational Development for Michigan State University Libraries. The announcement was made by Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem, who said the position was conceived after the Libraries’ 2019 strategic planning process, which sharpened the Libraries’ commitment to diversity and inclusivity and helped identify and clarify ways to support that commitment. Rivera will officially start on December 1. 

“I am thrilled to have been able to recruit Alex Rivera to...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Monday, October 18, 2021 - 12:50pm Categories:
Erin Stoddart

Erin Stoddart was recently named Head of University Archives & Historical Collections (UAHC) at Michigan State University. The announcement was made by MSU Dean of Libraries Joseph Salem, who said Stoddart will lead the Libraries’ efforts to transform and invigorate archival services and build relationships to strengthen outreach, education, materials acquisition, access, and preservation. 


“We are thrilled to welcome Erin Stoddart to MSU and into our Libraries,” Salem said. “We appreciate the fresh perspectives...

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