Status of ITS resources
February 29, 2020 | KSU Foundation Announces 2nd All In for K-State for Textbooks 2.0
The KSU Foundation has named Textbooks 2.0, K-State’s Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative, as its recipient for 2020 All in for K-State.
February 24, 2020 | K-State Libraries collection update
The Libraries will begin reshelving books at Hale, as well as refining the collection.
February 12, 2020 | Haddock receives Author's Award of Excellence
Mike Haddock, associate Dean at K-State Libraries, has won an Author’s Award of Excellence for his book “Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines in Kansas”.
December 12, 2019 | Winter break hours for K-State Libraries
K-State Libraries will have varied hours over winter break.
Hale Library will have special finals week services, such as extended hours and free snacks.
December 9, 2019 | Veronica Denison named assistant university archivist for K-State
K-State welcomes new Assistant University Archivist Veronica Denison.
November 6, 2019 | K-State students selected to promote libraries, educate peers
K-State Libraries has selected new members for the Library Student Ambassadors program.
K-Staters are encouraged to take a survey that will help the Libraries reorganize Hale collections.
October 31, 2019 | Charlene Simser recognized as Professor of the Week
Professor and coordinator of electronic publishing Charlene Simser won Professor of the Week.
October 30, 2019 | Libraries announce return of 24/5 hours at Hale Library
Starting November 3rd, 2019 Hale Library will be open 24/5, in addition to extended Saturday hours.
October 23, 2019 | Learn about implementing open textbooks at information sessions
Attend one of four sessions to learn how to implement open resources in the classroom.
September 9, 2019 | Letter from Dean of Libraries
Dean of Libraries Lori Goetsch reflects on the progress after the fire in Hale Library.
September 3, 2019 | K-State Libraries Announces Schedule for Fall Graduate Workshop Series
K-State libraries has announced a series of graduate workshops this fall, including help with literature reviews, rights to research, and publishing writing.
August 29, 2019 |Access Free Textbooks through K-State Libraries
Grab your K-State ID and head down to one of the library’s help desks to check out textbooks or other classroom materials for no cost.
August 23, 2019 | Home Sweet Hale: First-floor study space opens Wednesday
The first floor of Hale Library, which includes the Dave & Ellie Everitt Learning Commons, will be open Wednesday, August 28th with more progress to come later in the year.
June 24, 2019 | Gonzalez-led research team receives inaugural Gail Schlachter Memorial Research GrantThe research team assembled to explore communication mediums and barriers between librarians and faculty, a project made possible with the assistance of this financial award.
June 17, 2019 | K-State Libraries' Ireton develops summer strategy gaming club for teens at Manhattan Public LibraryDan Ireton, a K-State academic services librarian, has created a summer gaming club for teens in grades 7 through 12 to build literacy skills and reduce screen time.
June 12, 2019 | Morse Scholarship winner works to diversify volunteer baseWinner Alec Hathaway’s campaign Women Build seeks community support and new volunteers to cultivate and restore Habitat for Humanity homes.
June 11, 2019 | 'Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines in Kansas' by K-State Libraries' Haddock available through University Press of KansasThe guidebook identifies and documents 166 species of trees, shrubs and woody vines, in addition to providing maps showing their county-level distribution.
June 4, 2019 | Bengtson-penned book for library web developers published by ALAThe Head of K-State Libraries’ Information Technology Services, Jason Bengston, published a book to help fellow web developers and coders learn important strategies and rules to be successful in their field.
May 29, 2019 | Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award winners selectedThe grand prize awards made possible through a gift from the Philip and Jeune Kirmser estate were given in two categories: individual non-freshman and group.
May 16, 2019 | K-State Libraries announce list of titles and resources for cancellationA list of subscription-based titles and databases that will not be renewed during fiscal year 2020 was announced.
April 22, 2019 | Don't miss the latest issue of Kansas State University Libraries MagazineK-State Libraries published the Spring 2019 magazine issue featuring sketches and renovation information for a redesigned Hale Library.
April 17, 2019 | After the Hale Library fire, an unexpected gift from Lawrence Public LibraryThe Lawrence Public Library donated 55 cookbooks that date back to the 1970s to help fill gaps in K-State’s extensive cookbook collection.
April 11, 2019 | Four K-State Library employees recognized for excellenceAt a recognition ceremony on March 27, K-State Libraries honored four employees — Char Simser, Renée Gates, Kathryn Talbot and Marcia Eaton — for outstanding contributions.
April 9, 2019 | Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award: Applications due April 26Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for the sixth annual Kirmser Undergraduate Research Award before the deadline of April 26.
March 21, 2019 | K-State Libraries request feedback on titles under consideration for cancellationDue to ever increasing subscription costs, K-State Libraries asked the public to provide their feedback on journals and databases being reviewed.
March 7, 2019 | March 19 brownbag on open access, scholarly publishing and the future of academic researchOn March 19, Ryan Otto, digital scholarship librarian held a presentation reviewing open access and how this plays a role in academic publishing and the serials crisis.
February 25, 2019 | Access a recording of the Feb 12 open forum on subscription costs, their local and impending cutsAn open forum held by K-State Libraries presented more in-depth about the serials crisis and how it is affecting K-State.
February 5, 2019 | Feb. 12 open forum to address subscription costs and their local impactAn open forum scheduled to address the serials crisis that is affecting K-State will feature a question-and-answer session to encourage discussion about this issue.
January 29, 2019 | Statement from Provost Taber and Dean Goetsch regarding Libraries subscriptionsDue to increasing subscription costs, K-State Libraries imposed a moratorium on all new library materials spending through the end of this fiscal year, June 30, 2019, to balance the budget.
strong>January 29, 2019 | K-State Libraries announce schedule for spring graduate workshop seriesK-State Libraries announced the schedule for "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.
January 29, 2019 | Retirement reception for engineering librarian Alice Trussell on Feb. 1K-State Libraries announced a retirement reception for Alice Trussell to thank her for her 22 years of service to the campus community.
November 29, 2018 | Attend a Dec. 4 open forum to provide feedback on the new Hale Library plansK-State Libraries employees and associates from PGAV, the Hale Library renovation architects, hosted an informal open forum to review current plans and provide feedback and ideas.
October 18, 2018 | K-State Libraries' Morse Department of Special Collections opens Bluemont Hall reading roomSpecial Collections opened a reading room in 116 Bluemont Hall to provide a space for viewing available materials after the fire at Hale Library.
October 16, 2018 | New video highlights relocated Hale Library servicesK-State Student Governing Association and Libraries Student Ambassadors produced a video to show students where to find relocated Hale Library services.
October 12, 2018 | K-State Libraries launches peer research consultation programPeer Research Consultation is open to all students in need of assistance with research assignments.
October 8, 2018 | Students selected to promote K-State Libraries, educate peersThe newest ambassadors have been selected to serve as representatives of K-State Libraries.
October 1, 2018 | What do you want to see in the Hale Library of the future?K-State Libraries prepares a multiphased feedback project to make improvements in the renovation of Hale Library.
August 8, 2018 | Hale Library and IT services continue availability for upcoming school yearLibrary and IT services are available in new locations after a fire on May 22 caused significant smoke and water damage to Hale Library.
July 16, 2018 | In preparing for collections cuts, K-State Libraries request feedback from campus communityK-State Libraries is planning a review of resources for potential cancellation due to ongoing budget reductions.
July 11, 2018 | Trussell wins award for distinguished service to engineering librarianshipAlice M. Trussell, K-State Libraries engineering librarian, was named the recipient of the 2018 Homer I. Bernhardt Distinguished Service Award.
June 8, 2018 | Hale Library, IT Services staff move to new locationsAll Hale Library staff and IT Services staff who were displaced by the Hale Library fire on May 22 have been moved to temporary locations.
June 4, 2018 | A message from Dean Goetsch and CIO PrattDean Goetsch updates the public on the Hale Fire and recovery efforts in place to restore services and restore damaged and affected materials.
May 31, 2018 | Hale Library recovery updateUniversity operations continue to come online and the restoration crew to stabilize the interior temperature and humidity levels of Hale Library.
May 29, 2018 | Hale family contributes to library renovation project at Kansas State UniversityThe children of Joyce and H.D. “Joe” Hale have donated $500,000 to the Hale Library first-floor renovation project.
April 17, 2018 | Three K-State Libraries employees recognized for excellenceK-State Libraries honored three employees — Cliff Hight, Mary Bailey and Debbie Wasinger — for their outstanding contributions.
March 26, 2018 | K-State Alumni Association, Libraries to host Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Reflection: Gone But Not Forgotten April 4The K-State community will have the opportunity to reflect on the seminal life of Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination through a series of activities hosted by the K-State Alumni Association, K-State Libraries and the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies.
March 26, 2018 | Bon appétit! K-State Libraries adds two rare works to its global cookery collectionTwo recent additions to the cookery collection are examples of the unique materials that lend the cookery collection its world-class reputation.
February 13, 2018 | Sign up for a Manhattan Public Library card at Hale LibraryLibrarians from Manhattan Public Library will be at Hale Library to help employees and visitors sign up for a Manhattan Public Library card.
February 8, 2018 | Kansas State University, Eisenhower Presidential Library renew partnership agreementThe two organizations have recommitted to the original agreement to create student internships, public lectures and the joint development of classroom curriculum.
December 16, 2017 | Morse Department of Special Collections winter break scheduleThe Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections announced their winter break hours and availability for appointments with researchers.
December 13, 2017 | K-State Libraries announce closures, reduced hours and services over breakAll K-State Libraries locations reported their reduced hours and other closures for winter break.
December 6, 2017 | Finals week at Hale Library: Caffeine, kindness and random acts of snacksTo alleviate stress during finals week, Hale Library hosted various events ranging from coffee hours, to coloring stations and free snacks randomly distributed to students studying.
November 17, 2017 | Morse Department of Special Collections fall break hoursThe Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at K-State Libraries announced their fall break hours and availability for appointments with researchers.
November 8, 2017 | Apply to Open/Alternative Textbook Fund by FridayThe deadline to apply for the Open/Alternative Textbook Fund was November 10, 2017 for all faculty seeking to provide a more accessible and affordable textbook option for students.
October 30, 2017 | Cooking with dragons, Klingons and more: New exhibit at K-State Libraries features cookbooks from science fiction, fantasy and horror Multiple cookbooks drawing inspiration from movies, TV, and novels are featured on the 5th floor of Hale Library through March 18, 2017 to capture the intricacy of ‘mealplay.’
October 19, 2017 | Celebrate Open Access Week with K-State Libraries The Libraries' Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship hosted an Open Access open House to celebrate Open Access Week and honor those who have demonstrated their commitment to open access initiatives.
October 16, 2017 | Get ready for a 'Hale of a Time!' The Friends of the K-State Libraries present four floors of food, drinks and music as a celebration of the Libraries' past, present and future.
October 9, 2017 | Students selected to promote K-State Libraries, educate peers Nine students from a wide range of majors and at both the undergraduate and graduate levels have been selected through a competitive process to join the ranks of the K-State Libraries Student Ambassadors.
September 28, 2017 | Nominate a K-State colleague for Open Access All Stars The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, or CADS, at K-State Libraries is accepting nominations for Open Access All Stars now through Friday, Oct. 6.
September 25, 2017 | Weigel Library closed during relocation from Seaton to Regnier Hall After a summer of anticipation, the Paul Weigel Library of Architecture, Planning & Design is relocating from Seaton Hall third floor to its beautiful new space in Regnier Hall.
September 21, 2017 | Join K-State Libraries for Wine and Wisdom, a free faculty event See longtime colleagues, meet new ones and learn how the K-State Libraries' faculty members can be your partners in teaching and research.
September 19, 2017 | 'Black Cowboys along the Chisholm Trail' at K-State Libraries This seminar will enlighten and dispel myths about the Wild West and the lives of black cowboys on the western frontier.
September 6, 2017 | The 2017-18 Hale Concert Series salutes K-State music faculty and an alumnaThe Hale Concert Series hosts its first of four concerts featuring a performance by alumna Deborah Marshall, clarinet, and will later feature K-State faculty and the K-State Jazz Sextet.
September 6, 2017 | Apply now for sponsorship funds from the Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies The Dow Center for Multicultural and Community Studies on the fourth floor of Hale Library offers sponsorship funding to campus and community programs that engage with themes of multiculturalism and diversity.
September 5, 2017 | K-State Libraries presents a workshop series for undergrads, Your Library: Beyond the BooksThis free workshop series features information on everything you could want to know about library research, international research experiences, and finding resources.
September 5, 2017 | K-State Libraries announce schedule for fall graduate workshop series Join K-State Libraries for "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 30, 2017 | Fall events from the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at K-State LibrariesJoin the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship, or CADS, at K-State Libraries for a full slate of fall events that demystify copyright, author rights, open access publishing and more.
August 24, 2017 | Dave and Ellie Everitt give $3 million to K-State LibrariesA generous donation of $3 million given to K-State Libraries by university alumni Dave and Ellie Everitt will help fund the renovation and modernization of Hale Library’s first floor.
August 18, 2017 | Save money on textbooks: Access yours for free at K-State LibrariesThanks to support from a student excellence grant, K-State Libraries have once again increased the number of textbooks that you can borrow for free from our reserve collection. Take a look to see if yours is available!
August 17, 2017 | Open and Alternative Textbook Initiative award recipientsThe ability to create open and alternative textbook resources has been awarded to 25 K-State faculty members as they seek to cut textbook expenses for students.
August 17, 2017 | K-State Libraries seeks outstanding student ambassadorsAll students — whether first-year undergrads or doctoral candidates — are invited to become part of a select group that works to elevate K-State Libraries' outreach and impact.
August 14, 2017 | Add your textbooks to course reserves at K-State LibrariesCourse reserves are one way K-State Libraries and K-State faculty are working together to provide free access to course materials and reduce student textbook expenses.
July 13, 2017 | Haddock, co-authors receive 2016 Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award"Wildflowers and Weeds of Kansas,” a site containing descriptions of 1,165 native and naturalized species and photo documentation, has been selected as recipient of the 2016 Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award.
July 11, 2017 | Special Collections open by appointment only July 10-21The Richard L.D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections at K-State Libraries will be open to researchers by appointment only from Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 21.
June 13, 2017 | Joelle Pitts and Sara K. Kearns co-author innovative online library instruction manual "Creating and Sharing Online Library Instruction: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians," published by ALA Neal-Schuman, is an easy-to-follow guide for creating online library instruction.
June 13, 2017 |Marcia Stockham retirement celebration on June 21 Join K-State Libraries for a celebration of Marcia Stockham's retirement from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the Hemisphere Room on Hale Library's fifth floor.
June 12, 2017 |K-State Libraries identify subscription titles that will be discontinued After careful evaluation, the K-State Libraries have posted the titles of resources under consideration for non-renewal and are seeking feedback from K-State faculty by Aug. 15.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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!
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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.”
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.
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 presentationsMembers 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 labFor 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 PressNew 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 researchA 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 LibrariesThe 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 WeekK-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 peersThousands 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 leaderKansas 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 20K-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 conferenceK-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 cultureK-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. WednesdayPlease 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 LibrariesTo 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 UniversityOutstanding 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 LibrariesHow 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 eventStart 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 excellenceK-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 presentK-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 certificationKim 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 CenterThe 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 LibrariesAnthony 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 KubikThough 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 ItK-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 ArchivesWashington 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 LibrariesSearching 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 historyDid 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 gamingKansas 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 peersThousands 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 forumChildren 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 journalsIn 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 LiteratureAfter 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 awarenessK-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 nowOnce 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 LibrariesOver 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 WeekK-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 RogersLast 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 studentsKansas 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 CeresA 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 planK-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 memorabiliaKansas 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 CeresA team of Kansas State University librarians has received its second Project Ceres contract to digitize more than 70 years of Kansas agricultural history.
August 25, 2014 | Interactive adventure gives students introduction to Hale LibraryWould 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 ProgramAt 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 volumeMore 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, retiresAfter 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 CollegeCliff 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 tomorrowThe 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 SocietyDaniel 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 AwardUndergraduate 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 readLooking 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 textbooksK-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 29K-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 publishingRegina Beard has been appointed interim head of the K-State Libraries' scholarly communications and publishing department effective Jan. 19.
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