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May 24, 2017 | Consumer Movement Archives wins prestigious award from American Council on Consumer InterestsThe American Council on Consumer Interests has honored the Consumer Movement Archives at Kansas State University Libraries with the Stewart M. Lee Consumer Education Award.
May 10, 2017 | Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduate scholarshipOn May 3, the awards committee awarded outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from children's literature to biosystems engineering.
May 9, 2017 | In face of collections cuts, K-State Libraries ask for feedback from faculty and campus communityK-State Libraries are preparing to make cuts to the collections budget. These reductions are in response to the inflation in subscription costs that the Libraries face on an annual basis.
May 8, 2017 | K-State Libraries receives funding to preserve humanities collectionsNational Endowment for the Humanities to participate in the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts' 2017 Preservation Needs Assessment Program receives funding to preserve humanities collections.
May 5, 2017 | 'Marlin Fitzwater: From Wheat Fields to White House' exhibit heads to the Eisenhower Presidential LibraryA new temporary exhibit, "Marlin Fitzwater: From Wheat Fields to White House," opens at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene on Friday, May 12.
May 1, 2017 | Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony May 3The public and campus community are invited to the fourth Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony from 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the Hemisphere Room at Hale Library.
May 1, 2017 | Morse Scholarship allows student from Clay Center to fight for the future of Kansas waterThanks to a generous scholarship, one Kansas State University student will spend this summer educating rural Kansas students about water conservation.
April 17, 2017 | Apply now to the K-State Open/Alternative Textbook FundProposals are due to the K-State Open/Alternative Textbook Fund by Friday, April 28.
April 17, 2017 | Viewpoint Lecture Series hosts public health expert and physicianDr. Renaisa S. Anthony, a practicing physician, maternal child health specialist and health equity scholar, will present an interactive lecture, "A Dialogue on Health Disparities and Actions to Achieve Health Equity" at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20.
April 14, 2017 | Video: Breaking your news bubble by Communications & MarketingFrom Facebook and Twitter, blogs and more, today there are no shortage of ways to get news. However, discerning what is reliable and finding news of differing points of view, can be challenging — in effect, creating a news bubble that can be hard to break. Kansas State University librarians Sara K. Kearns and Daniel Ireton share how K-Staters can pop that news bubble.
April 13, 2017 | Hale Library Concert Series presents encore performance from Sayevich, DobrzanskiAt a Hale Library Concert last spring, violinist Ben Sayevich filled in for a musician who was ill. It was a last-minute change with long-term impact: Attendees raved about Sayevich's performance with pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski.
April 5, 2017 | Three K-State Libraries employees recognized for excellenceAt a recognition ceremony on March 14, K-State Libraries honored three employees — Tara Coleman, Julie Bell and Duncan Robak — for outstanding contributions.
April 3, 2017 | Event and exhibit feature students' translations of WWII-era letters from Charles de GaulleA new course, Translating the Freedom Papers: Charles de Gaulle and WWII Correspondence, has created original English translations of several of de Gaulle's letters that were previously only available in French.
March 30, 2017 | 'Chisholm Trail: History & Legacy': K-State Libraries exhibit opens SaturdayGit along, little dogies! This spring, K-State Libraries will join organizations across the region in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail.
March 29, 2017 | Très Secret: K-State Libraries present an evening of WWII-era stories and intrigueJoin K-State Libraries for a fascinating, multi layered tale that spans 80 years and three continents. The free event, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, is inspired by a trove of letters from Charles de Gaulle and their long journey to Hale Library.
March 14, 2017 | Avoiding copyright infringement when creating K-State contentYou might think that photo of a kitten is too adorable to pass up, but if it is someone else's content, maximum damages for copyright infringement can reach $100,000. If you are creating content at K-State, these damages may be the university's or yours to pay. Let's work together to avoid these damages.
February 6, 2017 | Phishing scams jeopardize university access to the Libraries' electronic resources Universities like K-State are targeted by phishing scams that capture K-Staters' credentials in order to fraudulently obtain access to licensed, copyrighted material from those resources.
February 6, 2017 | The Library & Beyond: New workshops for student successJoin K-State Libraries for a series of Wednesday workshops featuring resources, tools and skills that will help you cut through the clutter so you can succeed in the classroom — and at life!
February 7, 2017 | The Library & Beyond: Pro tips for expert research and life managementJoin K-State Libraries for a series of Wednesday workshops featuring resources, tools and skills that will help you cut through the clutter so you can succeed in the classroom — and at life!
February 13, 2017 |CADS demystifies copyright in a new workshop seriesWhether you're planning a class or working on a scholarly article, thesis or dissertation, you're invited to attend any — or all — of the center's copyright workshops in 407 Hale Library.
February 15, 2017 |Editor's workshop: Assessing and promoting content post-publicationAll journal editors and conference administrators are invited to join New Prairie Press for a forum on analyzing the readership and impact of your content post-publication. Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.
February 16, 2017 | Encourage an undergrad to apply for the Morse ScholarshipThe $3,000 scholarship award funds a student who has an ambitious project or internship planned that encourages the development of public policy, which impacts the quality of family and community life.
February 16, 2017 | Apply for the Morse Scholarship: $3,000 for a community-minded summer project or internshipThe $3,000 scholarship award funds a student who has an ambitious project or internship planned that encourages the development of public policy, which impacts the quality of family and community life.
February 22, 2017 |K-State faculty and staff asked to promote survey for students regarding K-State Libraries hoursBeginning today, K-State students are invited to participate in a survey asking whether they would support a small fee to restore Hale Library's schedule to "24/5."
February 22, 2017 |Want more hours in Hale? Let K-State Libraries knowDo you have an opinion on the reduction K-State Libraries' hours? Please take a few minutes to complete our survey. Participation is anonymous and voluntary.
Jan 9, 2017 | Nominate an outstanding librarian for the Hobrock AwardThe award, sponsored by the Friends of the K-State Libraries, recognizes outstanding librarianship and accomplishments among the libraries' faculty.
Jan 12, 2017 | Warm Up with K-State LibrariesIn order to introduce new and returning students to the Libraries' most valuable services and resources, librarians will host Warm Up with K-State Libraries on the first day of the spring semester.
Jan 12, 2017 | Hale Library Concert Series celebrates pioneering composer Amy Cheney BeachThe Hale Library Concert Series kicks off Jan. 27 with a tribute to Amy Cheney Beach, 1867-1944, America's first great female composer.
Jan 13, 2017 | Library Resources now available in K-State OnlineStarting this semester, each course in K-State Online includes a Library Resources app in its navigation menu.
Jan 17, 2017 | Fitzwater exhibit at Hale Library gives inside view of White House lifeMarlin Fitzwater, White House Press Secretary for six years under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, donated his personal papers, including correspondence, photos, memorabilia and official government documents, to the Richard L.D. & Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at K-State Libraries.
Jan 19, 2017 | Funds available for both new adopters of open/alt textbooks and those who already use themK-State Libraries announce a call for proposals for the K-State Open/Alternative Textbook Fund.
Jan 23, 2017 | K-State Libraries spring graduate workshop seriesThe Library and Your Research is a free workshop series that helps graduate students enhance and professionalize their scholarly pursuits
Jan 24, 2017 | Read the winter 2017 K-State Libraries MagazineKansas State University Libraries Magazine gives friends, funders, students, and alumni an inside look at library successes, stories, and collections.
Jan 25, 2017 | K-State Police and K-State Libraries host safety talk seriesThe entire campus community — students, faculty, staff and friends — is invited to join K-State Police and K-State Libraries for a series of noontime talks about the campus' public safety issues.
December 19, 2016 | K-State Libraries announce closures, reduced hours over breakA fire sprinkler replacement project will close the Great Room and loggia entrance to the second floor of Hale Library beginning Dec. 19. Additionally, several library services will have reduced hours during the winter break.
December 9, 2016 | K-State Libraries provide study spaces, sustenance and sympathyThere will be plenty of great study spots and de-stress events at K-State Libraries during finals week.
December 7, 2016 | Retirement reception for Diana Farmer Dec. 16A retirement reception for Diana Farmer, content development librarian at K-State Libraries was held Friday, Dec. 16.
November 14, 2016| Reminder: Brown v. Board of Education lecture todayLisa Alexandra Hamer will present "Brown v. Board of Education: The Justices' Prophesy" from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 14 in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.
November 9, 2016 | Reminder: 'Religious discourse in The Remnant Trust' lecture tonightOn Nov. 9 in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room, three members of the community will present on religious texts found in the "Wisdom of the Ages" exhibit on the second floor of Hale Library.
November 7, 2016 | Reminder: 'On Just and Unjust Men' lecture todayOn Nov. 7 in Hale Library’s Hemisphere Room, Steffi Dippold, assistant professor of English, and Ben McCloskey, visiting assistant professor of modern languages, will present "On Just and Unjust Men" discussing "Rebels No Saints" and Plato’s "Republic."
November 7, 2016 | Reminder: Proposals due Friday for Open/Alternative Textbook awardsK-State Libraries will accept proposals for the K-State Open/Alternative Textbook Fund until 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.
November 2, 2016 | Reminder: 'Political thought in The Remnant Trust' lecture todayThree K-State faculty members discussed the political philosophy of Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Paine, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels on Nov. 2 in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.
October 31, 2016 | K-State Libraries host lecture series to accompany rare books exhibit K-State Libraries will host a lecture series discussing authors and materials in "Wisdom of the Ages," an exhibit of written works that have shaped the course of history.
October 27, 2016 | K-State Libraries cancel Springer Publishing journal package After close evaluation of cost and usage statistics, K-State Libraries will cancel one of its largest journal packages, Springer Publishing, effective at the end of this year.
October 25, 2016 | K-State Libraries kicks off 'Wisdom of the Ages' lecture series featuring Archimedes, Galileo and NewtonThis fall, Kansas State University Libraries host "Wisdom of the Ages," an exhibit of written works that have shaped the course of history.
October 24, 2016 | K-State Libraries' Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship celebrates Open Access Week K-State celebrates International Open Access Week, Oct. 24-30, with an information session, film screenings and a celebration of K-State students and faculty who are committed to open access initiatives.
October 5, 2016 | Student fee supports departments using open/alternative textbooksStarting this semester, the university is including a $10 per student fee for courses in which the instructor teaches from approved open/alternative resources.
October 4, 2016 | Marlin Fitzwater, longtime US press secretary, gives Q-and-AK-State Libraries host a live Q-and-A with Marlin Fitzwater at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, in the Hemisphere Room on Hale Library's fifth floor.
October 3, 2016 | Receive up to $5,000 through the K-State Open/Alternative Textbook FundK-State Libraries announce a call for proposals for the K-State Open/Alternative Textbook Fund. Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.
September 23, 2016 | K-State students, faculty observe Banned Books Week K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and the English department are co-sponsoring a series of events Sept. 25-Oct. 1 to recognize Banned Books Week.
September 23, 2016 | Register to attend the 2016 Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research online data fair Sept. 26-29 The 2016 Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research Data Fair takes place Monday through Thursday, Sept. 26-29. The consortium provides leadership and training in data access, curation and methods of analysis for the social science research community.
September 13, 2016 | A harmonious lineup announced for the Hale Library Concert SeriesThe Hale Library Concert Series enters its second decade with a lineup celebrating famous authors, a pioneering composer and classic favorites.
September 7, 2016 | Join the K-State Book ClubCalling all readers! Whether you keep your library on your iPhone or are addicted to the smell of old books, the K-State Book Club is for you.
September 7, 2016 | K-State Libraries announce schedule for fall graduate workshop series K-State Libraries hosted "The Library and Your Research," a free, semester long workshop series co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Council that helps graduate students enhance and professionalize their scholarly pursuits.
August 22, 2016 | Hale Monopoly introduces students to a wealth of knowledgeThis live-action version of the classic board game will help students understand how a university library aids in academic success.
August 19, 2016 | Hale Library announces reduced hours Hale Library will have reduced hours beginning Aug. 21.
July 25, 2016 | K-State Libraries' quarterly accomplishments Awards, publications, and presentations are recognized through scholarly activity by K-State Libraries faculty and staff from April through June 2016.
July 13, 2016 | Summer 2016 Kansas State University Libraries magazine now online Learn about the Marlin Fitzwater Papers, the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative, Consumer Movement Archives, and more.
July 18, 2016 | Tony Crawford presents 'Life Shards: Poems'After writing poetry for 40 years, Tony Crawford, retired curator of manuscripts in the Morse Department of Special Collections of Hale Library, has published a book, "Life Shards: Poems.”
May 12, 2016 | K-State Libraries reminder regarding subscription nonrenewalsRising costs of periodical subscriptions and a flat budget for the libraries have made maintaining all of the libraries’ periodical subscriptions difficult. Due to lower financial allocations for the 2017 fiscal year, the library will be discontinuing certain periodicals.
May 11, 2016 | Help your Fellow K-Staters with their textbook loadIn order to assist fellow students, K-State Libraries has begun a new textbook affordability project to which students can donate their gently used textbooks. Donated textbooks will be available on reserve starting fall 2016.
May 6, 2016 | K-State Libraries provide study spaces, sustenance and sympathyTo help students survive and thrive during finals week, K-State Libraries will provide food, drinks and relaxing activities. Students should check the Libraries’ social media for dates and times of events.
May 2, 2016 | K-State Libraries faculty awards, publications and presentations
Members of K-State Libraries’ faculty have reported the reception of awards, publications, presentations, and professional recognition within the first four months of 2016.
April 29, 2016 | Three K-State Libraries Employees recognized for excellenceK-State Libraries’ honored three outstanding employees for their excellent work. Each winner received a monetary prize and a place on an award plaque in K-State Libraries.
April 15, 2016 | Hale Library Concert Series presents Ascendo3 on April 22K-State Libraries presents an evening of music, wine, and dessert in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Hale Library Concert Series.
April 14, 2016 | Consumer Federation of America archives its organizational history with K-State LibrariesThe Consumer Federation of America, which helps protect consumers from predatory lending practices in the United States. K-State has been honored to house their organizational history in the Marjorie J. and Richard L.D. Morse Department of Special Collections.
April 13, 2016 | Free Workshop: Scanning and enhancing photos for preservation and reuseThe Chapman Center faculty, artist Tom Parish and digital initiatives librarian Allison Ringness will host a free workshop about scanning, restoring, and retouching archival materials and images.
April 12, 2016 | Explore Improved Functionality in the K-State Research Exchange (K-REx)To improve the user experience, the K-State Research Exchange (K-REx) has upgraded its layout and homepage design as well as the search function allowing for multiple filters per search.
March 30, 2016 | Renew It: A convenient library service for K-State faculty members delivered to the office or lab
For materials that are unable to be renewed online, K-State libraries provides Renew It, a service available to all K-State faculty members.
March 23, 2016 | Receive $3,000 to complete a community-minded summer projectThe Marjorie J. and Richard L.D. Morse Family and Community Public Policy Scholarship is now accepting applications for students with a community-minded summer project planned.
March 10, 2016 | Recent Publications and news from New Prairie Press
New Prairie Press, an open access storage for scholarly publications edited and authored by K-State scholars, is now home to 11 journals in addition to several monographs as well as conference proceedings.
March 1, 2016 | Join the Friends of the K-State Libraries for “Constructing the Future”Be sure to purchase your tickets to the Friends of the Libraries Gala. This year’s theme is “Constructing the Future” to highlight the blueprint for the future of Hale Library.
February 4, 2016 | Shakespeare in Love: A Romeo and Juliet Masquerade in Hale Library’s Great RoomIn continuation of the Shakespearean celebration, Libraries Student Ambassadors are hosting a Romeo and Juliet Masquerade in Hale’s Great Room on Saturday, February 13.
January 22, 2016 | Three new department heads at K-State LibrariesK-State Libraries welcomes three new faculty members into leadership positions this spring semester at Hale Library.
January 20, 2016 | Atma Trio to perform in 10th annual Hale Library Concert SeriesIn celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Hale Library Concert Series, the Friends of the K-State Libraries welcomes the Atma Trio on January 29.
January 19, 2016 | Recent publications and presentations from K-State Libraries facultyK-State maintains its tradition of producing top-rate research with a wide range of publications, presentations, and professional development activities.
December 8, 2015 | University librarians create digital classroom to elevate student research
A consortium called New Literacies Alliance, or NLA, has created several free, open-access tutorials that teach students how to become better researchers.
December 8, 2015 | Ohno family donates famed glassblower's journals to K-State Libraries
The Ohno family recently donated two dozen thick, spiral-bound notebooks of Mitsugi Ohno's life to K-State Libraries' Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections.
September 21, 2015 | Kansas State University students, faculty observe Banned Books Week
K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and the English department are co-sponsoring a series of events Sept. 27-Oct. 3 to recognize Banned Books Week at Kansas State University.
September 23, 2015 | Kansas State University students selected to promote libraries, educate peers
Thousands of students spend time studying in Kansas State University Libraries, and about 60 students find part-time work there every year. But a select group is going above and beyond to promote K-State Libraries as volunteers.
September 10, 2015 | Viewpoint Lecture Series hosts national activist and leader
Kansas State University's Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies at K-State Libraries will present a keynote lecture by Lourdes Ashley Hunter, co-founder and national director of the Trans Women of Color Collective, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.
July 15, 2015 | K-State Libraries upgrades library system; changes will be finalized July 20
K-State Libraries is moving to a new library system. Once the process is completed on July 20, records formerly accessed through the catalog interface will be retrieved through Search It, a cloud-based discovery tool.
July 15, 2015 | K-State librarians present at American Library Association conference
K-State Libraries were well-represented at the American Library Association conference in San Francisco, June 25-30.
July 7, 2015 | An eclectic exhibit from the Morse Department of Special Collections features materials ideal for research pursuits
"Eclectica" is the newest K-State Libraries exhibit featuring unique holdings from the Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections.
June 18, 2015 | K-State Libraries exhibits commemorate American Dust Bowl, celebrate Chinese culture
K-State Libraries regularly pull materials from their collections to recognize significant moments in history or exciting developments on the K-State campus. Two of these exhibits are on view now in Hale Library.
May 29, 2015 | Retirement reception for Marty Courtois 3:30 p.m. Wednesday
Please join K-State Libraries in honoring Marty Courtois's 11 years of service as the coordinator of the K-State Research Exchange, or K-REx.
May 28, 2015 | Assistant dean of K-State Libraries publishes guide to Kansas plantsMichael John Haddock, assistant dean of K-State Libraries, has published "Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds."
May 26, 2015 | Important training: Search It, the new interface for accessing K-State Libraries
To introduce Search It, librarians will present a hands-on workshop on Thursday, May 28, and again on Wednesday, June 10. Both sessions will be from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in 407 Hale Library.
May 14, 2015 | Kirmser Awards recognize exceptional undergraduate scholarship at Kansas State University
Outstanding undergraduate research in topics ranging from presidential history to biosystems engineering has earned several Kansas State University students the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, presented through the K-State Libraries.
April 20, 2015 | Copy/Paste/Culture: Plagiarism Education Week at K-State Libraries
How can an institution's culture promote integrity? What trends in students' lives influence instances of plagiarism on campus? Learn the answers to these questions and more at a series of free, 45-minute webinars April 20-23 at K-State Libraries.
April 15, 2015 | Pianist, professor Slawomir Dobrzanski highlights Friends of K-State Libraries event
Start the month of May on the right note by enjoying music, dessert and wine with your friends at an encore piano performance by Slawomir Dobrzanski, associate professor of music at Kansas State University. The event is presented by the Friends of K-State Libraries at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 1, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.
April 10, 2015 | Three K-State Libraries employees recognized for excellence
K-State Libraries honored several employees for outstanding contributions at its annual recognition ceremony on March 31. Lori Goetsch, dean of Libraries, said, "I'd like to extend congratulations to the three winners and to all who were nominated. It's so gratifying to see our excellent staff and faculty receive recognition for the valuable work they do to serve K-State and its community."
April 8, 2015 | Dean Goetsch chairs national conference; several K-State librarians present
K-State Libraries were well-represented at the Association of College & Research Libraries Conference, March 25–28, in Portland, Oregon. Lori Goetsch, dean of K-State Libraries, served as the conference chair for the event, which set a record of nearly 3,400 attendees and celebrated the association's 75th anniversary year.
March 11, 2015 | Advocacy group profiles K-State's efforts to save students millions of dollars on textbooks
The Kansas State University Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative has received national attention thanks to a new report, "Open Textbooks: The Billion Dollar Solution," released by The Student Public Interest Research Groups. The report concludes that if every undergrad in the United States were assigned just one open-source textbook each year, students would save a billion dollars annually.
March 4, 2015 | K-State Libraries' Piper receives professional in human resources certification
Kim Piper, administrative officer at K-State Libraries, has earned her professional in human resources certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute. The certification demonstrates mastery of the technical and operational aspects of human resources practices and U.S. laws and regulations.
January 26, 2015 | Friends of K-State Libraries host members-only evening at Flint Hills Discovery Center
The Friends of K-State Libraries have worked to strengthen the academic heart of the university for several decades. The group functions as a support system for K-State Libraries, not only through financial support, but also through grass-root efforts to build awareness of the libraries' role on campus and beyond.
January 20, 2015 | K-State's first university archivist retires: Crawford saw three decades of growth at Libraries
Anthony Crawford is retiring in January after 31 years as a force for growth and research at Kansas State University Libraries. Crawford, who was hired by President Duane C. Acker and former Dean of Libraries Brice Hobrock in 1983, was the first professional archivist in the university's special collections department.
January 15, 2015 | Hale Library Concert Series celebrates Gail Kubik
Though he lived much of his professional life in Italy and France, famed composer Gail Kubik never lost touch with his Kansas roots. Born just over 100 years ago in 1914, he spent his youth in Coffeyville, Kansas, and went on to be one of the leading voices in mid-to-late 20th-century music, especially in the realm of radio, films and television.
December 16, 2014 | Important news for all researchers: Changes to K-State Libraries' Search It
K-State Libraries is in the process of moving to a new library system. The process will further improve our consolidation of the existing online catalog with Search It, a cloud-based discovery tool that retrieves both K-State Libraries' holdings and journal results from hundreds of databases.
December 10, 2014 | K-State professor's legacy lives on through Consumer Movement Archives
Washington Post Writers Group columnist Jane Bryant Quinn once wrote, "On the Washington Mall, savers should erect a statue to Richard L. D. Morse, professor emeritus of Kansas State University."
December 8, 2014 | Affordable graduation, holiday gift ideas from Friends of K-State Libraries
Searching for a graduation gift? Need holiday present for your K-State fan? The Friends of K-State Libraries are offering a variety of options for every budget.
November 24, 2014 | K-State Libraries joins forces with five organizations to create immersive exhibit of local history
Did you know that in 1920, within 24 hours of being asked to contribute $40 each, Kansas State University students pledged $76,000, or 60 percent of the total cost of Memorial Stadium?
November 11, 2014 | K-State Libraries hosts International Games Day symposium, day of gaming
Kansas State University Libraries will join more than 1,000 libraries throughout the world on Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, in observing the seventh annual International Games Day, a celebration of gaming in libraries.
October 27, 2014 | Kansas State University students selected to promote libraries, educate peers
Thousands of students spend time studying in Kansas State University Libraries, and about 60 students find part-time work there every year. But a select group is going above and beyond to promote K-State Libraries as volunteers.
October 24, 2014 | Faculty experts discuss immigration from multiple perspectives in Oct. 28 open forum
Children are held at the border as protests rage. Talking heads and elected officials spout statistics and distribute blame. As Election Day approaches, we are bombarded with television ads, news stories and social media rants about immigration reform.
October 21, 2014 | Significant funds available to support faculty publishing in open access journals
In January 2013, a group of organizations on campus started a fund to financially assist any K-State faculty member or researcher who wanted to publish in open access journals.
October 20, 2014 | New Prairie Press publishes 38 years of Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature
After an extensive digitization project, all volumes of Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature are now available on Kansas State University's online publishing platform, New Prairie Press.
October 14, 2014 | K-State Libraries recognizes Open Access Week with speaker, push for campus awareness
K-State Libraries will take part in International Open Access Week 2014, Oct. 20-26, to recognize efforts that make scholarly research freely available online.
October 13, 2014 | Discounted tickets for Hale Library Concert Series available now
Once again, The Friends of K-State Libraries have planned an exciting season of music in a beautiful setting. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on Hale Library's fifth floor and include wine, dessert and chocolate.
October 1, 2014 | Pioneer in open textbook movement to speak at K-State Libraries
Over the last two years, the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative at K-State awarded $96,000 in stipends to enable faculty to replace traditional classroom textbooks in 20 courses with free online materials. Annual savings to students are estimated at approximately $800,000, thanks to those one-time investments funded by K-State Libraries and The Student Governing Association.
September 22, 2014 | K-State students, faculty speak out in observance of Banned Books Week
K-State Libraries, Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society and the English department are co-sponsoring a series of events Sept. 21-27 to recognize Banned Books Week.
September 20, 2014 | Blues guitarist in the spotlight at K-State exhibit Exhibit features items from career of Jimmy Rogers
Last year, K-State Libraries purchased a collection of materials related to legendary blues guitarist Jimmy Rogers.
September 4, 2014 | Library workshops provide solid academic foundation for grad students
Kansas State University Libraries is presenting a new series of free workshops, "The Library and Your Research," designed to provide graduate students with a solid foundation for a successful academic experience. The hour-long workshops will be throughout the semester at 1:30 p.m. in 407 Hale Library.
September 2, 2014 | Kansas agricultural history goes online thanks to K-State Libraries, Project Ceres
A team of Kansas State University librarians has received its second Project Ceres contract to digitize more than 70 years of Kansas agricultural history.
September 2, 2014 | First Friday Data Workshop: Mastering NSF's data management plan
K-State Libraries is launching a new series called First Friday Data Workshops to better serve K-State faculty, researchers and graduate students. These practical, hands-on sessions deliver tips for streamlining your data management processes and will be the first Friday of each month this fall.
August 27, 2014 | Free exhibit opening at K-State Libraries features live blues, biography and music history memorabilia
Kansas State University's K-State Libraries is now home to the personal collection of a blues legend, and a unique exhibit curated from the collection opens this fall.
August 24, 2014 | Kansas agricultural history goes online thanks to K-State Libraries and Project Ceres
August 25, 2014 | Interactive adventure gives students introduction to Hale Library
Would you like your students to get to know K-State Libraries? Encourage them to participate in "Choose Your Own Library Adventure" from 7-9 p.m. Aug. 27. This fast-paced, entertaining game will help students understand how a university library aids in academic success.
June 30, 2014 | Regina Beard completes Leadership and Career Development Program
At a June 28 ceremony at the American Library Association annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, Regina Beard, associate professor at K-State Libraries, was recognized for completing an intensive leadership program.
June 26, 2014 | New Prairie Press eBooks publishes first volume
More than 20 scholarly papers by a pioneering Kansas State University mathematics professor have been collected online in a single work by New Prairie Press, the publishing arm of Kansas State University Libraries.
June 26, 2014 | Pat Patton, longtime researcher of K-State history, retires
After nearly 50 years of affiliation with Kansas State University, Pat Patton will retire on Monday, June 30. For the last 26 years, Patton has worked as a library assistant in K-State Libraries' Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse department of special collections.
June 18, 2014 | Hight attends 2014 Archives Leadership Institute at Luther College
Cliff Hight, assistant professor and university archivist, participated in the 2014 Archives Leadership Institute, June 15-21, in Decorah, Iowa.
June 17, 2014 | Vail receives fellowship to research history of agricultural extension
David Vail, assistant professor in the Morse department of special collections, has won a prestigious research fellowship for Western American history from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University. He will conduct research for his second monograph project, "The Farmer's Iron Horse: Railroads and Agricultural Extension in the Twentieth Century American West."
June 5, 2014 | K-State Libraries heat up with Jazz in June
The Friends of the K-State Libraries are serving up hot jazz, good food and an evening of fun at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.
May 14, 2014 | Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards recognize exceptional scholarship
On May 7, members of the campus community gathered in Hale Library’s Hemisphere Room to honor the winners of the first Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards.
May 6, 2014 | Kirmser Research Awards ceremony tomorrow
The public and campus community are invited to the Kirmser Undergraduate Research Awards ceremony from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the Hemisphere Room at Hale Library.
April 29, 2014 | Ireton, Pitts, Ward publish in The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society
Daniel L. Ireton, Joelle Pitts and Ben Ward have published "Library Discovery through Augmented Reality: A Game Plan for Academics" in volume 9, issue 4 of The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society.
April 28, 2014 | Several K-State Libraries employees recognized for excellence
K-State Libraries honored several employees for outstanding contributions at its annual recognition ceremony on March 25.
April 25, 2014 | Proposals for open or alternative textbook funding due May 2
Proposals for the open/alternative textbook initiative are due at 5 p.m. Friday, May 2. Multiple awards of $1,000-$5,000 will be given to K-State faculty who develop open or alternative textbooks for their courses. Proposals are accepted from both individual faculty and from teams that teach several sections of the same course.
April 25, 2014 | Daughter of Holocaust survivors speaks May 1 at Hale Library
Educator Julie Kohner presents "Voices of the Generations," a multimedia program that relates the life of her parents, Walter and Hanna Kohner, at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 1, in the Hemisphere Room on the fifth floor of Hale Library. It is open to the public.
April 21, 2014 | Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature now online
The modern languages department and K-State Libraries' New Prairie Press have joined forces to enhance the sustainability and readership of Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature, or STTCL, a journal devoted to literary theory and criticism in the modern languages and encourages interdisciplinary and collaborative submissions.
April 17, 2014 | K-State Libraries announces Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award
Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the new Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award, which will be given annually at the end of the spring semester.
April 17, 2014 | Mapping 'The Ghost Map': Teaching the next K-State Book Network common read
Looking for innovative ways to engage and challenge your students? Whether you'd like to do some creative brainstorming or have an interest in participating in a campuswide endeavor, join us as we share, discuss and play through ways to use "The Ghost Map" by Steven Johnson in your classroom during the 2013-2014 academic year.
April 14, 2014 | K-State faculty invited to develop open or alternative textbooks
K-State Libraries announces a call for proposals for the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative. The initiative was recently funded for a second year by Student Centered Tuition Enhancements through the K-State Student Governing Association. K-State Libraries has allocated additional funds.
March 25, 2014 | Analog Games Day March 29
K-State Libraries will host Analog Games Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in Hale Library's historic Great Room. The event will feature games of all kinds that require no television, computer or electricity of any kind.
March 4, 2014 | Beard named interim department head for K-State Libraries' scholarly communications and publishing
Regina Beard has been appointed interim head of the K-State Libraries' scholarly communications and publishing department effective Jan. 19.
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