University Libraries plans fall launch of course to boost students’ information literacy skills

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

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Lynne M. Thomas and Drew VandeCreek

Libraries awarded $575,000 leadership grant from Institute of Museum and Library Services

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

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Lynne M. Thomas

Happy holidays: NIU Libraries acquires papers of Chicago-born sci-fi writer Fred Saberhagen

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

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