As you prepare for the start of a new academic year, don’t forget to schedule a library session for your courses. Read the rest of this entry →
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Save the date: MSUM is hosting the culminating author event for this year’s area-wide One Book, One Community project. The book is “The Latehomecomer” by Kao Kalia Yang, who will do a reading and book signing at the CMU Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 14. Read the rest of this entry →
The Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University Moorhead is looking for MSUM faculty, staff, or administrators who are interested in serving on the 2016-17 Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards Committee. Read the rest of this entry →
Summer hours at the Livingston Lord Library start on Monday, May 16. The library’s regular hours will 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday. Read the rest of this entry →
For the 12th year, children have chosen the best books when read out loud to them in the Minnesota State University Moorhead’s (MSUM) Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards program. Read the rest of this entry →
The Comstock-Gág Read Aloud Book Awards, sponsored by the Livingston Lord Library, will announce the 2016 winners and honor books on Tuesday, May 10 at Jefferson Elementary School (1701 4th Avenue South) in Fargo. Read the rest of this entry →
Friday, April 29 | 11 a.m. | CMU 205 Read the rest of this entry →
If you are interested in consumer surveys and market research, please take a look at the Mintel database. We are offering free trial access until April 29. The Livingston Lord Library is looking at updating our services and would like feedback on this database. Comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
The final stage of the recent Livingston Lord Library remodel is the recent installation of “Current,” an original piece of art by artists Amy Baur and Brian Boldon from In Plain Sight Art studio in Minneapolis.
Please come celebrate with cake and beverages on Friday, March 11 from 2-5 p.m on the first floor. Library staff will be on hand to discuss the new artwork and its literary connection to MSUM. Cake and art–does it get any better?
From your office, your dorm room, or wherever you go with your laptop: you can have books and media items pulled and put on the Hold Shelf for you at the library’s Check-Out Desk. Just log into your account, look things up in our catalog, and click “Request Item” for whatever you want us to pull.
We will pull items daily, Monday – Friday. As soon as it’s ready for you to pick up, we’ll send a notice to your mnstate.edu email address. This will also show up on your library card record in “Holds and Recalls,” with a status that says “Available for Pickup.” Then you can stop in at the main Check-out Desk any time with your Dragon ID, and check it out. Read the rest of this entry →
The Livingston Lord Library is pleased to announce the official launch of Ebooks Minnesota (MN).
The collection is accessible online at EbooksMN.org and via free apps from iTunes, Google Play, and Kindle. Ebooks Minnesota is open to all individuals and libraries within Minnesota’s borders. Readers can access any book in the collection at any time, regardless of how many other readers are using the book.
The collection contains more than 2,000 books, including titles from these Minnesota publishers: Read the rest of this entry →
Dr. Ruth L. Schwartz, 2016 Glasrud Distinguished Lecturer, will host a lecture and reading on Tuesday, March 1. The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. in the library porch and the reading will take place at 8 p.m. at Red Raven Espresso Parlor in Fargo.
Schwartz’ five books of poems include the National Poetry Series winner Edgewater (HarperCollins 2002), selected by Jane Hirshfield. Her other poetry books are Miraculum (Autumn House Press, 2012), Dear Good Naked Morning (Autumn House Press, 2005, selected by Alicia Ostriker as winner of the Autumn House Press Poetry Prize), Singular Bodies (Anhinga Press 2001, selected by Allison Joseph as winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry), and Accordion Breathing & Dancing (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996, selected by William Matthews as winner of the Associated Writing Programs competition.) Read the rest of this entry →
Peg Bremer has officially retired after 35 years from the MSUM Library. Peg was the Library’s Supervisor of Students and was in charge of student hiring, payroll, and stack maintenance. She was enthusiastic about MSUM and the Library and formed a strong bond with the students she supervised.
The library will be hosting a small retirement party off-campus to honor Peg. If you would like to make a contribution towards Peg’s retirement gift, or send well wishes or cards, please send or give to Lori Wallace in the Library (LI108B) by February 18.
Did you know there’s an open classroom available for faculty to book on the second floor of the library? This classroom is equipped with a projector, screen, and speakers, and can seat 35 students. All you need is your laptop and connecting cables, which you can check out at the library’s main desk.
This room can be booked for individual class sessions (but not for an entire semester) through the EMS system.
So stop by and check out LI 209C in the Livingston Lord Library, for your class to use. This classroom is ideal for collaborative projects and for projects that use library resources.
Time is running out to suggest a book for the Fargo-Moorhead One Book One Community project.
MSUM students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to suggest a book for the whole area to read. Drop your ideas off at the Livingston Lord Library’s Check-out Desk, or visit the website at http://1book1community.org. Suggestions are being taken through Sunday, January 31.
MSUM librarian Larry Schwartz will be performing in an upcoming Shakespeare Sonnet Slam, along with fellow library worker Karen Joan Kohoutek, a graduate of MSUM’s MFA program. This marathon reading will begin on Sunday, January 31, at 2:00 pm, in the Community Room at the downtown Fargo Public Library (102 3rd St N).
This event is part of the Fargo-Moorhead community WinterArts Festival’s ShakespeareFest. In the meantime, check out the Shakespeare-related book displays on the 3rd and 4th floors of the Livingston Lord Library.
The Livingston Lord Library is teaming up with the Fargo Public Library, West Fargo Public Library, Carl B. Ylvisaker Library, and NDSU Libraries to create a shared conversation, and a variety of events, around a single book.
MSUM students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to suggest a book for the Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo area to read. Drop your suggestion off at the library’s Check-out Desk, or use this link to do so.
As you prepare for spring semester, 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!
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Have a more relaxing break! If you have anything that’s due back to the MSUM Library at the end of the semester, just return it before you leave, and you won’t be surprised by unexpected overdue notices. If you would like to renew any items, you can do that online. Once you’re in the library catalog, click on “My Account,” and then enter your MSUM Library Barcode and password (usually your last name). Use the links to renew materials checked out from the MSUM Library. You may also renew materials in person at the Circulation Desk through the end of Finals, or by calling 218-477-2355.
The Livingston Lord Library is open for extended hours throughout Finals, with plenty of areas designated for both quiet study and group get-togethers.
Monday, December 14: 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Tuesday, December 15: 7:30 am – 2:00 am
Wednesday, December 16: 7:30 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday, December 17: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Friday, December 18: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
As always, the 24-Hour Study Lounge in the Library Porch and the 24-Hour Computer Lab are open … 24 hours!
The library will be closed from December 19 – January 3.