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Cindy Hunter Morgan Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 9:50am Categories:
Cover of the Fall 2021 issue of INSIGHT, the newsletter for MSU Libraries

Our Fall 2021 issue of INSIGHT, the newsletter for Michigan State University Libraries, features a story about our new cookery collection. Read the full issue here. 

Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:19pm Categories:
Book Cover, The Resistance Network, by Khatchig Mouradian, published by MSU Press

More than a hundred years after the Armenian Genocide, an event at MSU Libraries will offer the campus community an opportunity to learn about a little-known aspect of that history: the underground network of humanitarians, missionaries, and diplomats who helped save thousands of lives in Syria. The event on October 4 at 7 pm will feature Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, whose new book from MSU Press presents a social history of genocide and resistance in wartime Aleppo; challenges depictions of Armenians as passive victims; and argues that despite violent and systematic...

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Cindy Morgan Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 11:04am Categories:
Dean Salem recognizes Liaison Librarians. Pictured here: Dean Salem, Suzi Teghtmeyer, Dao Gong,  and Jessica Sender

Many MSU Libraries staff members were recognized by Dean Salem for their hard work and contributions at an awards ceremony held in the Main Library and online September 21. You can learn more about these staff members by clicking on each award recipient’s name: https://lib.msu.edu/staffawards/2021/

Cindy Morgan Friday, September 10, 2021 - 9:48am Categories:
Joshua Sanchez Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 9:05am Categories: Press Releases
Logo of the Open Library of Humanities, with an OLH wordmark and the full title below.

The Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) have signed a three-year collective agreement that provides multi-year support for OLH from all of the BTAA’s fifteen member libraries. This move was made possible thanks to the OLH Open Consortial Offer, an initiative that offers consortia, societies, networks and scholarly projects the opportunity to join the Open Library of Humanities Library Partnership Subsidy system as a bloc, enabling each institution to benefit from a discount.

The Open Library of Humanities is an award-winning, academic-led, gold open-...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:35pm Categories:
Cover of MSU Libraries 2021 Calendar

Our 2021 calendar (annual report) is available to view here. 

Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 8:43am Categories:

In a move that reflects both a national trend and a campus commitment to partnership, Michigan State University Press has merged with Michigan State University Libraries. The announcement was made by Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr.

 

“We’re thrilled about this partnership, and we think it’s a natural way to support scholarly publication and strengthen our mutual commitment to learning,” Salem said. “Like other academic libraries, MSU Libraries has taken an active role in scholarly publishing. And, like other...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 5:04pm Categories:
Picture of Borges and Yates at a lecture in MSU’s Fairchild Theatre in 1972. (Original Photo Credit: MSU University Relations.)

One of the 20th century’s greatest writers, Jorge Luis Borges – who called the universe a library, served as director of the Argentine National Library, and left a prolific body of literature when he died in 1986 – now has his own sort of library within a library at Michigan State University Libraries, which recently acquired more than 19 boxes of correspondence, papers, photographs, rare manuscripts, first editions, publicity, clippings, and other ephemera related to Borges’s life and work that was collected by former MSU Professor Donald Yates. The most recent...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 4:31pm Categories:
Cover of Spring INSIGHT featuring Professor Pero Dagbovie

Did you miss the print version of our Spring 2021 newsletter? Need a digital version to share with a friend or colleague?

Click on the title beside the PDF icon below to access the issue (or, from the main News Blog, click on the story headline to access the PDF).

Featured stories:

Deep in the Library Catalog: How MSU Librarians are Eliminating Harmful Language New Collection in Vincent Voice Library Features Voices of the Black Imaginary: An Interview with Professor of English Julian C. Chambliss Forthcoming Book by MSU Professor Digs Into Archives & Spotlights Long... Continue reading "Spring 2021 INSIGHT: The Newsletter of MSU Libraries"...
Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 1:35pm Categories:

MSU Libraries Open Educational Resources (OER) Advisory Committee has awarded a second round of grants totaling $28,500 to ten MSU faculty. The announcement was made by Dean of Libraries 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. 

 

“These awards have the potential to impact more than 4,300 students and save students $363,590,” Salem said. “That’s...

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