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States & Visions: Recent Library Acquisitions from Palestine and Israel

States & Visions: Recent Library Acquisitions from Palestine and Israel

States & Visions: Recent Library Acquisitions from Palestine and Israel
Now through March 13, 2016
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

Middle East Studies Librarian Deborah Margolis traveled to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine in the summer of 2015 to purchase unique materials for the Libraries' collection. This exhibit showcases a selection of those resources, in the hope that they will inspire further learning about the Middle East and its people.

Exhibit produced by Deborah Margolis


Spring 2016 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 Humanities - including Github tutorials and data visualization
  • Make Central  - 3D printing and video game emulation
  • Funding Your Graduate Experience
  • GIS programs - GQIS, 3D maps, and finding geospatial data

MSU Libraries Colloquia Series Presents: POP! Lectures Concerning the Marquis de Sade

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Sex comes to the Bastille: the Marquis de Sade and the French Revolution

MSU Main Library, Green Room
Thursday, March 3 • 4:30-5:50 p.m.
Presented by Dr. Ronen Steinberg, MSU Department of History

Call for Entries: Student Art Competition 2016

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Calling all artistic students! 

Here is your opportunity to win a $500 prize and have your artwork displayed in the MSU Main Library. Two prizes awarded, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student.

Deadline for entries: 03.25.2016 • 5 p.m.

See the complete rules and guidelines.

Submit your entry via email.

Questions? Contact Terrie Wilson, Art Librarian.

The art competition is generously supported by the Irene B. Arens Endowment in Support of Student Arts in the MSU Libraries.

Rovi Media Collection

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Thanks to a generous donation from the Rovi Corporation of California, Michigan State University Libraries now has the country’s largest publicly accessible media collection.

The new “Rovi Media Collection” includes nearly 1 million CDs, Blu-Rays, DVDs and video games.   Patrons can request movies and music through the MSU Libraries catalog, and residents of Michigan can request items through MelCat, the statewide interlibrary loan borrowing system. 

Coming soon:  Gaming labs on the 4th floor of the library, and short videos detailing how to find and request material.

The History of Equine Anatomy in Veterinary Medicine

Horse illustration from Andrew Snape's Anatomy of an Horse

The History of Equine Anatomy in Veterinary Medicine
Now through March 31, 2016
Main Library, 1st floor Lobby

Equine anatomy has long been a closely studied subject by veterinary practitioners, farmers, farriers, and even artists. This exhibit highlights some of the interesting and important items on equine anatomy that are available from MSU Libraries' Special Collections, along with 18th and 19th century veterinary instruments.

Exhibit produced by Andrea C. Kepsel

Mango Languages

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Mango is an online interactive language learning tool, that combines sound, text (including captioning) and images. It covers more than 70 languages, including ASL, Arabic, English as a second language (in 17 versions for various language speakers), Canadian French, Igbo, Swahili and Yiddish.

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.

The China Experience

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The China Experience
Now through March 25, 2016
Main Library, 4th Floor, West Wing

An exhibit produced in conjunction with MSU's thematic Year of China, exploring Chinese Arts and Culture and spotlighting the work of MSU faculty and students.

Exhibit produced by Tina Qin, Xian Wu and Qishan Luo

Muslim Journeys Book Club 2015-2016

Muslim Journeys 2015/2016

Sponsored by MSU Muslim Studies Program, MSU Libraries, and East Lansing Public Library

Learn more about the experiences of Muslims in this scholar-led book group. Each session will start with a short lecture, followed by facilitated book discussion, and finishing with a question and answer period. All are invited to participate.  Drop-in for one or attend all five sessions; no sign up required.  Free and open to the public.  Light refreshments served.

Wednesday, February 17

7:00 pm

MSU Main Library, Green Room, 4th floor West wing

Emine Evered, Associate Professor of History, will lead a discussion on Persepolis: The Story of A Childhood (Graphic Novel) by Marjane Satrapi.