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News from the Gast Business Library - April 2010


As we reach the home stretch of the semester, here are some big changes to look for in the Gast Business Library over the summer:

Mergers & Acquisitions: Forecast for Summer Renovations

There will be a number of significant improvements made to the Business Library over the summer. Compact shelving will replace the current fixed shelving for a much greater capacity for printed materials. To help reduce confusion and provide a more consistent layout, the collections of books and journals will also be merged and rearranged.

The Business Library will remain open during the renovations, however, please note the following changes:

  • The quiet study area will be unavailable
  • Group study rooms 14-19 will be closed
  • Books & printed journals will be paged (no public access to the stacks)

Please direct any questions you may have to gastbus@bus.msu.edu. Stay tuned to the Business Library blog at http://www2.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/ for further updates.

Welcome New Staff

Two new staff members have recently joined the Business Library—Betty Holmer and Virginia Boone.

Betty has 30 years of experience at MSU. She is joining us from the Main Library where she worked as a Library Assistant for 20 years in both public and technical services. Before that, she worked across campus at various locations while completing her master’s degree in education at MSU.

Virginia has worked on campus for 25 years. She most recently worked as a Library Assistant in the Biomedical & Physical Sciences Library. She is currently attending Northwood University and working toward a Master of Business Administration degree.

NEW! Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management

Containing essays with extensive referencing to further reading, the handbooks offer both thorough introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource for scholars, advanced students, and practitioners. Covers corporate social responsibility, entrepreneurship, international business, and more. See http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/busdatabases for access.

Bloomberg Now Here!

Thanks to the generous contributions of the Broad College of Business, one Bloomberg terminal is now available in the Business Library. See http://libguides.lib.msu.edu/bloomberg for instructions and details.

Summer Hours

Regular summer hours will begin Monday, May 17. See http://www2.lib.msu.edu/branches/bus/hours.jsp for more details.

Collaborative Technology Lab Reservations

The Business Library’s collaborative technology lab has become a very popular meeting space. It will remain open during the summer renovations. Remember to reserve this room, please e-mail a business librarian at gastbus@bus.msu.edu or call 355.3380.

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We’re here to help! Please contact us if you should have any questions or need research assistance.

Nancy Lucas

Head, Gast Business Library

Selector: General Business, Hospitality, and International Business



Kara Rawlins

Assistant Head, Gast Business Library

Selector: Advertising, Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, MBA Programs



Breezy Silver

Librarian, Gast Business Library

Selector: Accounting and Finance



Laura Leavitt

Librarian, Human Resources & Labor Relations Library

Selector: Labor Relations, Human Resources, Entrepreneurship, Small Business



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