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Wait, outgoing faculty members! Don’t throw out those academic articles, faculty publications and class syllabi from years past! They might be junk to you, but they could be treasures to NIU. Archivists at the university-based Regional History Center are encouraging the hundreds of professors and staff members who are retiring within the next few months...
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The Friends of NIU Libraries is sponsoring its annual Book Appraisal Fair from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department. The department is located on the fourth floor of Northern Illinois University’s Founders Memorial Library. Appraisals will be provided by Thomas Joyce of Thomas J. Joyce...
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With spring training just around the corner, the Friends of NIU Libraries invites the public to a free, preseason preview featuring nationally known baseball writer Kevin Goldstein. Goldstein, an expert on big-league prospects who writes for Baseball Prospectus and ESPN, will deliver his “Gear up for Baseball!” presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in...
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NIU Libraries will introduce a new service this semester called “Primo.” Primo incorporates the most advanced developments in search engine technology with the aim of furnishing an easier and more intuitive process for locating academic literature. In effect, the database combines all NIU books, full-text articles and digital resources into a single search index and...
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In science fiction, aliens don’t always look like little green men or the beehive-coiffed vixens Captain Kirk usually encounters in Star Trek. In Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran’s graphic novel “Orbiter” – the October selection for the STEMfest SF Teen Read – humans encounter life forms that truly are alien. Ten years after the demise...
The Digital Convergence Lab at Northern Illinois University is offering a Saturday Game Development Lab open to students ages 11 to 18 who are interested in animation, computers, 3D virtual worlds or video games. The program lasts seven weeks with one meeting per week, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in the Digital Convergence...
The Regional History Center at NIU is inviting the public to a grand opening reception for its exhibit: “BUY LOCAL: The evolution of advertising in northern Illinois commerce.” Beginning Monday, Oct. 3, the exhibit will be located in the Founders Memorial Library foyer. A reception to mark the grand opening will be held from 4...
Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections at NIU Libraries, garnered international acclaim from the science fiction world this month for her editing work on the book, “Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It”(Mad Norwegian Press). Thomas and her editing colleague, Tara O’Shea, received...
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Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a faculty wine tasting from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1. The event will take place in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 402 of Founders Memorial Library) and will feature wines and cheeses from Hy-Vee in Sycamore. No RSVP is required. Founded in 1983 as an...
NIU library faculty members Rob Ridinger, subject specialist; Patrick J. Dawson, dean of the University’s Libraries; Wendell Johnson, social science librarian; and Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, hold some of the publications they and their colleagues have published.
NIU’s Founders Memorial Library staff has been ranked 11th in the country for being prolific in writing and publishing material. Officials of the Special Library Association credit Founders’ 24 faculty librarians with outshining Harvard, Cornell University and the University of Michigan. “This is in a great accomplishment,” said Patrick Dawson, NIU’s dean of University Libraries. “It...
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Science fiction isn’t just about Klingon love poems or alien probings; some sci-fi stories are set right here on Earth and can act as a springboard for thinking critically about science and technology in our daily lives. This summer, teens in DeKalb County can experience science fiction in a whole new way. In June, August...
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NIU Libraries curator Lynne M. Thomas digs “Doctor Who,” and, it turns out, she’s not alone. Thomas has been nominated for a Hugo Award, the leading award for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy, for a 2009 book she edited with Tara O’Shea. The book is titled, “Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor...
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