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Stacey Erdman
Stacey Erdman, digital collections curator at NIU, is among 45 archivists who have earned the Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) certificate from the Society of American Archivists. The new specialists completed required coursework and passed a comprehensive examination in August. SAA’s DAS certificate program was developed by experts in the field of digital archives and provides...
Glidden Homestead
Drew VandeCreek has proven that when history meets high-tech, it’s a winning combination for visitors to DeKalb and around the world. “We recently completed a collaboration with the Ellwood House and Glidden Homestead historic sites that furnishes them with web-based video materials discussing their historical significance,” said VandeCreek, director of Digital Initiatives for the NIU...
Huskie Hack
Using technology to solve real civic issues for local communities and organizations is the focus of NIU’s participation Saturday, June 6, in the National Day of Civic Hacking. The Huskie Hack event, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Digital Convergence Lab of Founders Memorial Library, is open to anyone interested in a...
Photo of canned goods
Still owe money for overdue library materials? University Libraries is running a Food for Fines program for all NIU undergraduate and graduate students from Monday, April 13, through Friday, May 1. Each non-perishable item donated to the library during this time is worth $1 off library fines and fees – up to $20 maximum altogether....
Silhouette of a superhero
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...
Photo of a yellow highlighter on an open text book
University Libraries is asking faculty and instructional staff to place extra or teaching copies of their at Print Reserves. Library staff recognize the sometimes prohibitive expense of textbooks and want to ensure that those costs do not stand in the way of NIU students receiving the education they deserve. To those professors and instructors who...
The University Libraries offer financial grants to NIU faculty and graduate students to help defray the cost of publishing in open access journals that require an article publication fee. Two NIU researchers’ articles have been able to receive wider exposure as a result of being published in open access journals. Winifred Creamer of the Department...
Open Access Week logo
During the week of Oct. 20, NIU will present a series of lectures, panel discussions and other events to celebrate International Open Access Week 2014. Now in its eighth year, International Open Access Week highlights the potential benefits that open access can bring to scholarly publishing and research. Open access issues have come to the...
Founders Memorial Library sign
Dozens of students, faculty and staff come every week to the Division of Information Technology’s Contact Center, located in the Telecommunications and Security Building. It’s there that they seek help from the Mobility Support team. “Can you help me get NIU email on my phone?” “I just got this new tablet – how do I...
Poster of NIU mascot Mission in front of library books
NIU’s mascot Mission visited Founders Memorial Library in July to pose for a READ poster, which is now hanging in the Leisure Reading Area on the third floor of the library. Mission found several interesting titles on the shelves and posed for photos in Regional History and University Archives. Come in to see Mission’s poster and...
John Rey
DeKalb Mayor John Rey is the guest speaker Wednesday, June 25, at the Friends of NIU Libraries Annual Meeting and Ice Cream Social. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. Parking is available in the lot on...
Marissa McGrath
Women’s Studies and anthropology alumna Marissa McGrath (2006) will return to NIU to present “Demystified: Uncovering the Women Who Shaped Our Communities,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The event is free and open to the public. During her presentation, McGrath will discuss her small business, Good Time...
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