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Celebrating 50 Years of the Noer Collection: 1968-2018

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Now through December 31, 2018
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit showcasing the long history of turf at MSU and celebrating the 50th anniversary of the O. J. Noer Memorial Turfgrass Collection.

Exhibit produced by Andrew Lundeen and Elisabeth Mabie, with support from Theresa Moore

Voxgov: News from U.S. Government Sources

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Voxgov collects over 50 different document types from U.S. Federal Government sources. These include press releases, speeches, transcripts, columns, blogs, fact sheets, social media, Federal Register and Congressional documents, among many others. Materials are included from candidates in the presidential election campaign.

Digital Scholarship Lab

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The Michigan State University Libraries and the College of Arts & Letters have partnered to open a state-of-the-art Digital Scholarship Lab. The 10,000-square-foot space in the Main Library features a 360-degree immersive visualization room that accommodates up to 15 students.  In addition, the lab features a virtual reality room with VR headsets, instruction space, meeting rooms, offices and a dedicated room for digitization projects.  It opens February 5, 2018.

USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

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The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is a fully streaming video collection of more than 53,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust (Shoah), the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Guatemalan Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, and the Nanjing Massacre. The vast majority of the testimonies contain a complete personal history of life before, during, and after the interviewee's firsthand experience with genocide.

MSU access to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is made possible by a generous gift from Edward Brill and Leslie VanBrandt in honor of their brother, Michael Brill.

From Nsukka to Now: The History of African Studies at MSU

President John A. Hannah in the opening convocation ceremony for the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960

Now through December 2018
Main Library, 1st Floor, Special Collections Gallery

As part of MSU's Year of Global Africa, this exhibit highlights the origins and history of African Studies at Michigan State University, beginning with the founding of the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1960.

Exhibit curated by Dr. Jessica Achberger, African Studies Librarian and sponsored by MSUFCU

Fall 2018 Classes and Workshops

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Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Scholarship -
  • Make Central  - knitting, 3D printing, and more
  • GIS programs - map reading, QGIS, geocoding, and 3D printing terrain maps
  • Desire2Learn, ZOOM, and MediaSpace

The HistoryMakers

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Over 128,600 stories assembled from live oral history interviews with 2,391 historically significant African Americans as of January 17, 2018. Founded in July of 1999, The HistoryMakers has grown into the nation's largest African American video oral history archive. Its collection includes the interviews of President Barack Obama (then an Illinois State Senator), civil rights leader Julian Bond, and children's advocate Marian Wright Edelman, to name a few.

Office Delivery

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MSU Libraries now delivers almost all physical items (including Interlibrary Loan items) directly to faculty/staff offices! For information on how to take advantage of these services, contact Interlibrary Services.

From War to Peaceful Pursuits: Drones & Other Unmanned Vehicles

Now through mid-January 2019
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit exploring the use of unmanned vehicles in many fields and for various purposes, including agriculture, the media, and search and rescue missions.

Exhibit produced by Tom Volkening