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MSU Libraries Open House

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MSU Libraries Open House


Wednesday, September 16

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Be a Tourist in Your Own Library!  Check out our new makerspace area (Make Central), touch rare books, win prizes, and see how MSU Libraries can help you be more successful!

Fall 2015 Library Environmental Series Events

Beal Botanical Garden Tour:  The History of American Indian Agriculture

Thursday, September 10
12:10 - 12:50 pm

Join assistant curator Peter Carrington for a look at the immense achievements of American Indians in creating the modern agriculture of today.  See how the Eastern United States was a world plant domestication center 1100 years ago and why we still depend upon its accomplishments. This tour meets at the shed by the pond at the Beal Botanical Garden.

Queer Identity in Special Collections: Bringing LBGTQ Experiences from the Margins to the Center

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Now through October 14, 2015
MSU Main Library, North Lobby

The Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, and Queer (LBGTQ) collection in Special Collections was one of the first of its kind in the world when established in the late 1970s.Bringing the voices of the LBGTQ community from the margins to the center, the collection showcases distinctive social, cultural, and political experiences. The collection also highlights the diversity of the LBGTQ community (in race, ethnicity, and age, as well as in sexuality and gendered expression). In celebration of LBGTQ pride, this exhibit features selected materials from Special Collections representing a variety of distinct LBGTQ perspectives and experiences.

Exhibit produced by Sharon Ladenson, MSU Gender and Communication Studies Librarian

Back to Hogwarts

Back to Hogwarts

Now through October 31, 2015
Main Library, 2 West

The Hogwarts Express leaves from Platform 9¾ at King's Cross station on September 1 for start of term. It's that time of year, fellow witches and wizards - clean out those owl cages, finish those over-the-summer Potions essays, and pack those trunks. We're going back to Hogwarts! For those students not able to make the trip to Flourish & Blotts, MSU Libraries is happy to provide recommended course books for all your magical subjects: Potions, Herbology, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Charms, Divination, and History of Magic.

Exhibit produced by Autumn Faulkner.

Sound of Music: Instruments and Their Families

Sound of Music: Instruments and their Families

Now through August 31, 2015
Main Library, 4 West, outside of Fine Arts

Do you know what an aerophone is? How about an ididophone? Chordophone? These are classifications of instruments based on how sound is produced.  Come up to the 4th floor in the west wing of the Main Library to see examples of these classifications.  The instruments are all borrowed from the Library staff, a talented bunch!

Exhibit produced by Kelly Sattler, Mary Black, and Ben Berghorn.

Large Format Printing

Student watching plotter create a 36-inch wide banner.

Need to print a large poster or architectural drawing?

Large format printing is available for MSU students, faculty and staff in the Main Library Copy Center on 2 West.

Learn More about large format printing!

Fall 2015 Classes and Workshops

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Sign up today for a free workshop at the library!  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Library Bootcamp - several sections now offered in Chinese
  • Digital Humanities - including open web mapping and data visualization
  • Make Central makerspace  - 3D printing, MaKey MaKey, Arduino, and Raspberri Pi