Library News

"Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys" events

The American Library Association awarded NDSU Libraries the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf grant. According to the ALA,

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of 25 books, 4 DVDs, and other programming resources selected to help public audiences in the United States become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S. The Bookshelf is intended to address both the need and the desire of the American public for trustworthy and accessible resources about Muslim beliefs and practices and the cultural heritage associated with Islamic civilizations.

Graphing calculators available for checkout

The Libraries now have TI-83 Plus graphing calculators. Students are welcome to check one out at the Circulation Desk at the Main Library and at the downtown branches - the Business Learning Center (located in Barry Hall) and Klai Juba A/LA Library. There are six calculators available at the Main Library, and one each at Barry and Klai. The calculators may be checked out for four hours at a time.

Barry Hall Library renovations complete

Barry Hall Library renovations are complete. The business library, located in the basement of Barry Hall, now has:

  • eight new computer carrels
  • nine student desk chairs with cupholders
  • two seating areas, each with four chairs and a coffee table
  • a long study table with six stools and outlets for laptops
  • a new librarians' desk.

Funding for the renovation was provided by the Office of the Provost.

Everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy the new furniture. Barry Hall Library is open weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

CLIC visits NDSU Libraries

Representatives from Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) visited the NDSU Libraries on July 15 and 16. CLIC is investigating options for a new integrated library system, and wanted to learn more about the Alma system. NDSU Libraries implemented Alma in June.

Alma provides several improvements over our previous ILS, including cost savings and a more robust discovery layer. NDSU Libraries were a part of the Ex Libris Early Adopter program for Alma.

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