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Social media is ubiquitous in society. Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, YouTube, Instagram and many more are common tools – and chances are good that faculty already use one or more of these already to connect with family, friends and colleagues. Social media can also be a powerful tool to connect with other academics, help students build...
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Friends of the NIU Libraries will host a wine and cheese social from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27. The event will take place in Rare Books & Special Collections (Room 403 of Founders Memorial Library). No RSVP is required. Founded in 1983 as an association of library supporters interested in contributing to the...
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“From Theory to Action: ‘Good Enough’ Digital Preservation Solutions for Under-Resourced Cultural Heritage Institutions” is the recipient of the Preservation Publication Award given by the Society of American Archivists (SAA). The award will be presented at a ceremony during the SAA Annual Meeting in Cleveland, scheduled from Aug. 16 to 22. Established in 1993, this...
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Once upon a time – well, from 1978 to 1987 – Christopher Reeve’s incarnation of Superman took a fairly lonely flight through America’s cineplexes. Now the Man of Steel must navigate some incredibly congested airspace. Within the next five years, at least 32 comic book superhero movies will come to theaters near you – and...
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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Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections for NIU Libraries, walked away from the 71st World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) in September with her third World Science Fiction Society Hugo Award, the most prominent award for excellence in science fiction and fantasy work. For the second consecutive year, Thomas was presented with the award for Best Fancast for...
The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at NIU Libraries has landed a major new acquisition, thanks to a generous donation from renowned science fiction and fantasy author Lois McMaster Bujold. Bujold has donated the first of several expected installments of her manuscripts. Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, said...
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The University Libraries is the newest member of the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA), an initiative of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program division of the Library of Congress. Founded in 2010, the NDSA is a consortium of  more than 145 member institutions committed to the long-term preservation and stewardship of digital information. NDSA...
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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 its “Vice + Virtue” exhibition, the Northern Illinois University Art Museum has announced additional programming. This exhibition is currently on display in all four galleries of the NIU Art Museum, and will run through Saturday, Feb. 23, with a public reception scheduled from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24. Supplementary programming...
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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