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.
Banned Books Week is back. According to the American Library Association, "Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information.
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.
On Tuesday, July 23, the NDSU Libraries staff enjoyed a picnic with President Bresciani after having taken first place in the Power of One Faculty and Staff Campaign. The Libraries had the highest percentage of staff participation of any department on campus.
President Bresciani opened his backyard to the Libraries staff. NDSU Catering served burgers, brats, and cookies.
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.
The NDSU Archives are moving to a new location and will be closed to the public starting on August 1, 2013, and will remain closed until early spring 2014. They thank their patrons for their understanding and patience.