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Tag: Lynne M. Thomas
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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...
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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...
Lynne M. Thomas and Drew VandeCreek
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded Northern Illinois University Libraries with a National Leadership Grant of $575,000 to investigate affordable digital preservation solutions for small and medium-sized college and university libraries. Because technology changes so rapidly, libraries nationwide are becoming increasingly concerned about the preservation of their digital materials, including...
Lynne M. Thomas
Northern Illinois University Libraries has received an early Christmas gift. The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has acquired the first installment of the papers of Chicago-born author Fred Saberhagen, a best-selling science fiction writer whose works broke new ground in the genre. The Saberhagen papers, with several more installments to come, are a...
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...
Lynne M. Thomas
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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