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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 9:54am Categories:

MSU LIBRARIES WILL PARTNER WITH STUDENTS AND FACULTY

TO HOST COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ABOUT EVICTION

 

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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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 11:31am Categories:
Joseph Salem, pictured in the Art Library at MSU Libraries

JOSEPH SALEM NAMED DEAN OF 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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Cindy Hunter Morgan Monday, August 26, 2019 - 3:46pm 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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Katie Diamond Friday, July 13, 2018 - 5:01pm Categories: Staff Feature

Cliff Haka joined MSU Libraries in 1982 as an Information Librarian and later became the Head of the Information/Reference Department from 1985-1987. He went on to become the Assistant Director for Access Services from 1987-1991 and then the Assistant Director for Administrative Services from 1991-1997 before taking on the role as Director of Libraries in 1997. 

Taking charge at a time when all campus dorms were being wired for the Internet, the Libraries were experiencing a sharp falloff in use. To counter this, Haka committed to an aggressive program to encourage students...

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Katie Diamond Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2:26pm Categories: Hollander MakeCentral

For as long as Sarah Palermo can remember, she has always been drawn to music. She started piano lessons when she was five-years-old with the support of her parents who both have an appreciation for music.

In middle school and high school, Palermo started writing and recording songs on her family computer. She credits her high school choir director for encouraging her to do arrangements which expanded her vocal and lyrical abilities.

In 2015, she graduated from Westminster Choir College with a degree in music theory and composition before attending MSU a year later to pursue...

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Jackie Guzman, Katie Diamond Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 1:36pm Categories: Business

#1 In The Name of Gucci: A Memoir by Patricia Gucci
HD9940.I84 G8513 2016
Picked by: Andrea
Rating: 7/10
 
This memoir by Patricia Gucci goes behind the scenes of the Gucci family and their Italian fashion empire—the love affairs, the glitz, the glam, and the madness. Patricia shares the story of her father, the late Aldo Gucci, and his secret mistress, Bruna (Patricia’s mother). Aldo didn't marry Bruna because he feared it would have jeopardized the Gucci name. Explore this story of love and the rags-to-riches tale of how Gucci...

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Sarah Nowack Friday, April 20, 2018 - 1:24pm Categories: Hollander MakeCentral

Tucked away in the west wing on the second floor of the Main Library, nestled behind a bay of patron computers, lies the Selma D. and Stanley C. Hollander MakeCentral. A veritable treasure trove of student and patron resources, MakeCentral provides access to a wide variety of print and digital tools—everything from printers and fax machines to Microfilm readers. You can even create paperback books! Here is a comprehensive list of the resources that MakeCentral has to offer:

Print / Copy 

Is your professor a stickler for turning in hard-copy essays? Maybe you need to print...

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Katie Diamond Friday, April 13, 2018 - 4:06pm Categories: Staff Feature

Jay Lantrip is a Library Assistant in the Fine Arts Library, and she has worked at MSU Libraries for two years. Lantrip started out as a volunteer and on-call employee in 2016 before eventually taking on her current role as a full-time library assistant in August of 2017.

She supervises students in Fine Arts, and handles many of the day-to-day operations in the department. Lantrip leads shifting projects, pouring over collection data with a fine-tooth comb to make sure Fine Arts materials are where they are supposed to be.

“I love solving mysteries!” said Lantrip. “...

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Katie Diamond Friday, April 13, 2018 - 12:34pm Categories: Staff Feature

Grace Morris is the Imaging/Digitization Specialist in the Gerald M. Kline Digital Multimedia Center and G. Robert Vincent Voice Library at MSU Libraries, and she has worked at MSU Libraries for 12.5 years.

Morris is a client/account representative, and she is responsible for digitization standards and practices, project management and quality control, and supervision of 27 undergraduate student employees.

She served on the Support Staff Advisory Group (SSAG) committee from 2012-2014, and she will soon be a member of the newly formed Digital Preservation Working Group...

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Katie Diamond Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:06pm Categories: Staff Feature

Tyler Smeltekop is the Course Materials Program Manager at MSU Libraries, and he has worked for the library for eight years.

Smeltekop supervises a super squad of library employees who work with faculty to provide access to necessary content for their courses, as inexpensively and conveniently as possible for students. He advises faculty and librarians on copyright issues in the classroom and manages several different operational models that we use to mediate course content.

In his role, he has the opportunity to learn about all sorts of disciplines and fields of...

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