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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?

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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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Cindy Hunter Morgan Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:07pm Categories:

In a historic and unprecedented maneuver for a group of independent universities, the University Library Deans and Directors of the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) have committed to managing the separate collections of Big Ten university libraries as a single collection. As part of this effort, MSU Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. was appointed to the BIG Collection Steering Committee. The announcement was made by the Library Directors of the BTAA. 

 

“The BIG Collection is really about collaboration, impact, and...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 3:28pm Categories:

After awarding nearly $27,000 in March to nine MSU faculty members to fund the creation and adaptation of Open Educational Resources (OER) course material, MSU Libraries are welcoming applications for a second round of OER Program Awards. Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. said this round of awards is designed to provide financial incentives and support for instructors interested in adopting, adapting, or creating OER as an alternative to traditional textbooks; and it’s designed to support OER sustainability and large-scale implementation of OER. The goals of the...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:42pm Categories:

In the midst of a pandemic, MSU Libraries remain at the center of academic life at MSU, scanning materials to send electronically, mailing books, and even supporting art. They recently awarded $500 to Michael Matias Brimmer, an undergraduate student who won the annual MSU Libraries Art Contest. The winning work will be displayed in the Main Library and available for all to see when the building fully reopens. Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. said the contest is a way for MSU Libraries to support students, create welcoming spaces in the Library, and collaborate with...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 11:50am Categories:

Several MSU Libraries staff members were recognized for hard work and special contributions at an annual awards ceremony held (virtually) September 10. Dean of Libraries Josepth A. Salem, Jr. announced the staff awards at a Library forum and praised staff for their dedication and hard work. “As our strategic plan makes clear, we trust each other to do our best work,” Salem said.  “These award recipients have done wonderful work this past year, and these awards give us a chance to recognize some among us who have initiated new projects, gone the extra mile, and worked...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 11:28am Categories:

 

MSU Special Collections Archivist and Librarian Lydia Tang has received the 2020 Mark A. Greene Emerging Leader Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award celebrates and encourages early career archivists who have completed archival work of broad merit, demonstrated significant promise of leadership, and performed commendable service to the archives profession. Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. said the award reflects Tang’s experience, knowledge, leadership, and achievements as well as...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 2:10pm Categories:
Stephen O Murray (left) and Keelung Hong, PhD  (right) in 1983

The MSU Library has received the largest single cash donation in its history, a gift from research scientist Keelung Hong, PhD, in honor of his longtime partner Stephen O. Murray, a sociologist, anthropologist, and independent scholar who graduated from MSU’s James Madison College. Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. said the donation will be used to renovate space on Three East in the Main Library and to move Special Collections to that floor. 

 

“This gift is a tremendous act...

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Cindy Hunter Morgan Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 9:47am Categories:
Picture of MSU Middle East Studies Librarian Deborah Margolis

MSU Middle East Studies Librarian Deborah Margolis has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award. Margolis will conduct research in partnership with Tomorrow’s Youth Organization in Palestine, the University of Jordan Libraries American Corner, and in the Digital Scholarship Lab at MSU Libraries as part of a project to encourage youth development and create relationships among college-age youth and among professionals from different parts of the world. Dean of Libraries Joseph A. Salem, Jr. said the award will give Margolis and others at MSU...

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