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Leanne VandeCreek, University Libraries associate dean for Public Services, recently completed the inaugural Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program and was part of a team that received a $10,000 research grant. “The MAC program offers NIU the opportunity to identify and cultivate people with strong leadership abilities,” said Fred Barnhart, dean of University Libraries....
The University Libraries are seeking help in making costly textbooks more accessible to NIU students. The NIU Libraries’ Textbook Affordability Task Force is calling on faculty and instructors to place copies of their course texts on reserve at the library and to help in selecting high-demand, high-cost textbooks to add to the Libraries’ permanent collection....
Resident stress relievers Gladus and Shurlee will hang out in the Founders Memorial Library lobby from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. For more information on either event, call 815-753-5290 or email [email protected]
The University Libraries Dean candidates will be on campus beginning Tuesday, March 21. There are four candidates for this position. Below are the open forum session times and locations. The candidate CVs will be posted on this page 24-48 hours prior to interview. For information about attending other sessions or the full schedules, please contact...
The Council on Library and Information Resources has awarded the University Libraries, in collaboration with the Falvey Memorial Library at Villanova University, with a Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant for $448,893 to digitize its Johannsen Collection of dime novels and story papers. Dime novels were the direct precursors to the pulp magazine and...
Final exams begin Monday, Dec. 5, but NIU students can find unique ways on campus to beat the stress. Want to pet a friendly dog? Super-friendly Newfoundland dogs Gladys and Shurlee will visit Founders Memorial Library from 3:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7. Remember how...
The Reserves Unit of NIU Libraries reminds professors and instructors that classroom copies of textbooks can be placed on reserve for student use for the semester, which helps students save money and is greatly appreciated. Bring extra textbook copies to Room 104 of Founders Memorial Library. For more information, call (815) 753-5614 or email [email protected]
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Founders Memorial Library wants to bring peace and serenity to NIU students during the week of final exams. Coloring to Calm Coloring has been shown to relieve stress and calm anxiety for people of all ages. Students are welcome to break from studying to color in the first floor lobby of Founders Library during library...
Food for Fine$
Hey, students. Library fines getting you down? How’d you like to lower, or maybe even eliminate, that debt? University Libraries is hosting a “Food for Fine$” program through Friday, Dec. 18. The concept is simple: Each non-perishable food item you donate is worth $1 off your fine, up to $20. For more information, visit the...
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University Dean of University Libraries Patrick Dawson will leave NIU to pursue a professional opportunity as director of the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), effective Feb. 1, 2016. “Patrick has provided excellent leadership and facilitated a number of innovative initiatives associated with research and...
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