Category: News & Events

The Archivist’s Nook: ABCs of Codicology – Free guide to knowing your manuscript

It is often hard to forget your first encounter with a truly antique printed book, looking impressive with its wooden boards and brass clasps, or a medieval manuscript that breathes even more ancient history. Most of us experience this deep feeling of almost reverent awe at looking at or touching it with one’s bare hands Read More

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Digital Scholar Bytes: Open Education Week

Open Education Week (March 4-8) is “an annual celebration and opportunity for those working in Open Education to actively share their achievements and learn about what others are achieving worldwide.” Open Education is a part of the larger open access or open source movement whose goal is to create more access to and collaboration with Read More

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Mullen It Over – March Issue

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Popular Reading: Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs

Benjamin Herold’s Disillusioned: Five Families and the Unraveling of America’s Suburbs tells the stories of five American families, providing a survey of how hope, history, and racial denial collide in the suburbs and their schools. Once you are finished, check out the rest of our Popular Reading collection. Titles range from commentary, fiction, historical fiction, Read More

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Research & Instruction: Online Teaching Resources

New to teaching online? The first thing to learn is that it is different than in-person teaching and instructors who follow the same playbook as they did for in-person teaching risk not connecting with their students. Become a pro at online teaching and start by exploring some available resources. Intro to Library Research Introducing our Read More

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Digital Scholar Bytes: Celebrate Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week!

This week is Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week! Fair use is the legal concept that allows the use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances. From a student using a quotation from a book in their essay to a playwright parodying pop culture, we encounter fair use every day.  The Association Read More

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The Archivist’s Nook: Laboring for Justice, Monsignor George Higgins, Cesar Chavez, and the Unionization of California Agriculture

Monsignor George Higgins was a member of the U.S. Catholic clergy, director of the Social Action Department of the forerunner of today’s U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, attendee to the Vatican II Council, and an authority on labor relations. Cesar Chavez was a farm worker, a lay member of the Church, and a union leader Read More

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Digital Scholar Bytes: Evaluating Generative AI Research Platforms

The emergence of ChatGPT and other AI technologies has significantly transformed the landscape of library research, introducing complexities alongside innovative solutions. In our February 9th workshop, A Review of Generative AI Tools for Research, we explored the following platforms that can enhance your research mastery: Perplexity, Elicit, Consensus, Lateral, ScholarAI, Keenious, OpenAlex, Semantic Scholar, Research Read More

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Digital Scholar Bytes: My Kind of Data!

Love Data Week 2024, scheduled for February 12-16, presents a unique opportunity for scholars, students, librarians, and data enthusiasts to delve into the multifaceted world of data. This year’s theme, “My Kind of Data,” underscores the personal connection we all have with data and its diverse applications. Understanding and managing data becomes not just useful Read More

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OER Workshops and Stipend

Open Educational Resources or OER are free or openly accessible materials such as textbooks, lesson plans, videos, and even full courses. Using no-cost or low-cost materials advances educational equity and directly impacts student retention and academic success.  Learn more about finding and using OER at a virtual session in collaboration with the Center for Teaching Read More

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