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Lynne M. Thomas
Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections and associate professor, will give a presentation next month on the Open Access to Research Articles Act. The talk is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. Open Access allows scholarly authors to maintain...
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Nearly 80 Thai scholars from near and far will convene at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center this weekend for the 41st Council on Thai Studies (COTS) conference. The annual meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18, with a talk by NIU alumnus Srisompob Jitpiromsri, director of the Center for Conflict Studies and Cultural...
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NIU Libraries are connecting the campus with institutions across the world in a shared discussion around the Open Access movement in celebration of International Open Access Week 2013. With a variety of events and activities scheduled, from workshops and panels to receptions and mash-ups, the week of Oct. 22 promises to be interesting and informative....
Lauren Beukes
The Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a talk by award-winning author Lauren Beukes during her U.S. book tour to promote her latest novel, “The Shining Girls,” a thriller about a time-traveling serial killer. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, in the...
Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections for the NIU Libraries, has been nominated for three Hugo Awards, the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Thomas is nominated for Best Related Work for co-editing “Chicks Dig Comics,” a collection of essays by award-winning writers and artists...
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In conjunction with the Mapping Exhibition Suite, the Northern Illinois University Art Museum has announced programming for the month of May continuing into June. Exhibitions from this suite will be on display until Friday, May 24. Rare Books – Map Viewing Thursday, May 2 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Founders Memorial Library, Fourth Floor Join us for...
A member of the NIU Gamelan Ensemble helps to break the “quiet” rule inside the Rare Books Room of Founders Memorial Library.
Being loud might not be in the nature of librarians. When it came time to open the Center for Southeast Asian Studies’ third 50th anniversary exhibit, however, University Libraries’ Southeast Asia curator Hao Phan was determined to draw attention to the subject of the show. And so it was at 4 p.m. on a sleepy...
Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson will visit campus to deliver a talk on the 2012 election. Sponsored by the Friends of NIU Libraries,the event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. The event is open to the public. Pearson’s talk...
Mary Robinette Kowal
The Friends of NIU Libraries group invites the public to attend a presentation by Hugo Award-winning author Mary Robinette Kowal, a novelist and professional puppeteer. Kowal will discuss “the intersection of puppetry and science fiction” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. A Chicago...
Lynne M. Thomas
Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections for NIU Libraries, has earned her second Hugo Award, the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. Earlier this month, Thomas was presented with the award for Best Fancast from the World Science Fiction Society at the 70th World Science Fiction...
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Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a faculty wine tasting from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. The event will take place in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 403 of Founders Memorial Library) and will feature wines and cheeses from Hy-Vee in Sycamore. No RSVP is required. Founded in 1983 as an...
Members of the so-called “thumb generation” are known for their skills with digital devices and surfing the Internet. But research shows college students struggle in the area of “information literacy,” or the ability to locate, understand, evaluate and use informational resources necessary for university-level coursework. The ease of Internet access to information such as advertisements,...
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