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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

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 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

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.

Livingston Lord Library open March 18

Posted on March 15, 2017

Bonus Library hours! The Livingston Lord Library will be open on Saturday, March 18, for this week’s Preview Days. Stop by to study, check out books, and use all the regular library services you know and love, from 12-5 p.m.

Celebrate with Peg O’Neill as she retires

Posted on February 28, 2017

Friday, March 3 | 2-4 p.m. | Library Porch

Reminder that you are all invited to a celebration of Peg O’Neill’s retirement and years of service in the Livingston Lord Library. Join us for cake and a little bit of Irish luck in Library 100 (Library Porch), Friday, March 3, from 2-4 p.m.
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Livingston Lord Library special hours Feb. 18

Posted on February 17, 2017

The Livingston Lord Library will be open special hours on Saturday, Feb. 18, for Preview Days. Everyone is welcome to visit us and use regular library services from 12 to 5 p.m.

Suggest books for One Book One Community project

Posted on January 12, 2017

If you could ask everyone in Fargo-Moorhead to read a book, what would it be? The One Book One Community project is seeking suggestions for the book to be read throughout Fargo-Moorhead in 2017. MSUM’s Livingston Lord Library is one of the participants, along with the other public and university libraries in the region. Put in your suggestions at the Check-Out Desk at the MSUM library, or go to the website by Tuesday, Jan. 31, to make your opinion known.

Schedule a library session for your courses

Posted on January 04, 2017

As you prepare for spring semester, don’t forget to schedule a library session for your courses. If you get it scheduled in advance, you can incorporate it into your syllabus and course planning.  Read the rest of this entry →

Livingston Lord Library Holiday Hours

Posted on December 19, 2016

The Livingston Lord Library is closed for the winter break, and will reopen Tuesday, January 3, at 8 a.m. Items can be renewed online, and any outstanding fees can be paid through eServices during this time. Happy holidays!

Dille Fund for Excellence Grants

Posted on December 09, 2016

Please join us in congratulating this year’s Dille Fund for Excellence Grant recipients:  Read the rest of this entry →

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