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Integrating Library Services into D2L Brightspace

Posted on September 13, 2017

Thursday, Sept. 14 | 1:30 p.m. | Library 124

Don’t miss your colleagues, Travis Dolence and Jean Kramer, as they walk through Integrating Library Services into D2L Brightspace, the first of a yearlong series from Online & Extended Learning and the Faculty Development Center – Supercharge your Courses with D2L Brightspace. Each attendee will leave with knowledge of Library resources and a handout.

To register, check your email or contact Online & Extended Learning via support@mnstate.edu or 218.477.2603, option 3.

University Archives adds four books to collection

Posted on August 28, 2017

University Archives recently added 4 books to its collection that were, in 3 instances, authored by current or emeriti faculty. The other title is by a former student and is about a legendary MSC and NDSU faculty member.

  • From McEnergy to EcoEnergy: America’s transition to sustainable energy by Dr. Dennis A. Jacobs and Dr. Karen A. Branden
  • In a homeland not far: new and selected poems by Yahya Frederickson
  • Achieving the American dream: what we should, could and would become by James Danielson
  • Catherine Cater: an elegant rise above race and gender as scholar and professor by Robert V. Dodge

International Read Comics in Public Day scavenger hunt

Posted on August 28, 2017

Monday, Aug. 28 | Livingston Lord Library

On Monday, Aug. 28, the Livingston Lord Library will celebrate International Read Comics in Public Day with a comics-themed scavenger hunt! Follow the clues, and you’ll be eligible for a prize drawing, with prizes donated by Paradox Comics-N-Cards. There are also displays of graphic novels on the library’s first, third, and fourth floors, along with other comics to read, and plenty of comfy chairs to fill with readers.  Read the rest of this entry →

Reserve course materials from the Library

Posted on August 21, 2017

Faculty, do you have materials you would like us to place in the Library’s Course Reserves collection? Complete the following form, provide your signature, and drop it off with your items at the Library’s Circulation Desk: http://tinyurl.com/pg4wa4e.

Schedule a library instruction session

Posted on August 18, 2017

As you prepare for the start of a new academic year, don’t forget to schedule a library session for your courses. Most students begin their research using Google, and while that works sometimes, they often cannot connect or locate the full-text of their results or even make appropriate resource choices. Library instruction sessions utilize best practices in effective and engaged teaching, and relate content directly to student learning outcomes and assignments in order to strengthen students’ information literacy skills. Librarians can also be an invaluable resource as you prepare course assignments! We can also create web-based guides, Libguides, for specific courses or assignments. Librarians can come into your classroom or we can tailor research sessions around your assignment and course goals and host these in one of our two computer classrooms in the Library.  Read the rest of this entry →

2017 Fall Semester Hours for the MSUM Archives

Posted on August 14, 2017

The MSUM Archives is now open Monday and Wednesday from 12:30–4:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. The Archives is closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and any time the Livingston Lord Library is closed.

Due to limited staffing, please make appointments for research in advance by emailing archives@mnstate.edu or calling 218-477-2346. Reference questions will be answered in the order received. Lastly, do not forget to check out RED, the repository of digital collections from MSUM.

Library closed July 31-Aug. 4

Posted on July 31, 2017

The Livingston Lord Library will be closed the week of Monday, July 31, through Friday, August 4. It will reopen with regular hours on Monday, August 7, at 8 a.m. See you then!

Unique item added to RED

Posted on July 10, 2017

RED, MSUM’s digital repository, has just added an item so unique that even the Minnesota Historical Society doesn’t have a copy: Minutes of meetings of the Presidents of the Minnesota State Teachers Colleges, 1927-1942.

These were the years of the Great Depression, leading up to the Second World War. State Teachers Colleges in Minnesota were exploring the professionalization of their degrees. The relationship of the several Teachers Colleges to the state board of education was discussed, revised, and discussed again.

These minutes will be of interest to those exploring the history of the education of teachers in rural areas and to students of higher education policy. Find them at http://red.mnstate.edu/pres_meeting_minutes/.

Jenny Jensen retirement celebration

Posted on July 06, 2017

Friday, July 7 | 2-4 p.m. | Library Porch

The Livingston Lord Library reminds everyone that this Friday, July 7, we will be celebrating Jenny Jensen’s last day at MSUM, after more than 28 years of dedication to helping students, in different university departments. Join us for refreshments and good memories in the Library Porch, from 2-4 p.m.
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Livingston Lord Library Independence Day hours

Posted on June 30, 2017

On Monday, July 3, the Livingston Lord Library will close early, at 4:30 p.m., and will be closed all day on Tuesday, July 4. Have a safe and happy Independence Day, and we’ll see you on Wednesday at our normal hours (8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday).

2017 Summer Session Hours for the MSUM Archives

Posted on May 17, 2017

MSUM Archives is now open Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The archives is closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and anytime the Livingston Lord Library is closed.

Due to limited staffing over the summer, please make appointments for research visits by emailing archives@mnstate.edu or calling 218-477-2346. Reference questions will be answered in the order received. Lastly, do not forget to check out RED, the repository of digital collections from MSUM, and follow MSUM Library (@MSUMLibrary) on Facebook to see posts from the MSUM Archives on Thursdays.

2017-18 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards Committee

Posted on May 15, 2017

The Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University Moorhead is looking for MSUM faculty, staff, or administrators who are interested in serving on the 2017-18 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards Committee.  Read the rest of this entry →

Winners of the 2017 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Books Awards announced

Posted on May 12, 2017

For the thirteenth year, children have chosen the best read aloud picture books in the Minnesota State University Moorhead’s (MSUM) Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program.

The 2017 winner of the Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award for the preschool to eight year old category is “It Came in the Mail” written and illustrated by Ben Clanton and published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Read the rest of this entry →

Issues of The Normal Red-Letter available on RED

Posted on May 10, 2017

Issues of The Normal Red-Letter, a student publication of the Moorhead Normal School, are available on RED, the institutional repository of MSUM.

Issues uploaded so far date from March 1900 to June 1901. More will be added soon.

The NR-L is full of school news and student writing, together with local advertisements of the era. To view it, go to http://red.mnstate.edu/normalredletter/.

Finals Week fun at the Livingston Lord Library

Posted on May 04, 2017

You’re already at the Livingston Lord Library to study, and now you can take a break while you’re there! You’ll find coloring books and supplies are on the first floor near the main desk (Zombies, My Little Pony, and more!). On the second floor’s big open study table, there are puzzles to work on, and temporary tattoos to take.  Read the rest of this entry →

Library open Saturday for Preview Days

Posted on April 19, 2017

Special for Preview Days: the Livingston Lord Library will be open Saturday hours on April 22. All the regular library services will be available for all to use and enjoy, so come visit us from 12 – 5 p.m.

University Archives closed April 14

Posted on April 13, 2017

University Archives, housed on the 4th floor of the Livingston Lord Library, will be closed on Friday, 14 April. The Archives will resume usual hours of operation on Monday, 17 April.

Lunch poems

Posted on April 10, 2017

Thursday, April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Library Porch

Bring your lunch and share some poems, your own or others. Join us on Thursday, April 13, from 12 to 1 p.m., in the Library Porch at the Livingston Lord Library, for this celebration of National Poetry Month.

U.S. World War I entry anniversary observance, window illumination in Library

Posted on April 06, 2017

Thursday, April 6 | 4 p.m. | Livingston Lord Library

The 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I is Thursday, 6 April. To mark this occasion, and to note the re-illumination of the iconic “Weld Hall” windows in the library, a small, brief, and modest observance will be held in the Livingston Lord Library on Thursday at 4 p.m. Words will be said and poems will be read. The windows are located on the first floor of the library, in the northeast corner.

Livingston Lord Library open March 25

Posted on March 22, 2017

For this weekend’s Admissions’ College Possible event, the Livingston Lord Library will be open from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Stop by and visit the library for all your reference, check-out, and study room needs.

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