Register for a Spring 2019 LIB class

LIB 280: Critical Thinking in Academic Research (3 credits)

LIB 280 fulfills Goal Area 2 (Critical Reasoning) and covers research strategies, finding high-quality resources, recognizing biases in information, and analyzing arguments found within a variety of sources.

Section 1: T/R 11:00-12:15 with Melissa Prescott
Section 54: Online with Robin Ewing

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Submit an Entry for the Miller Center Student Art Show

In conjunction with the Art Student Union club, University Library will be hosting a juried student art show.

Drop off your ready-to-display 2D or 3D piece (up to two per student) between Oct. 22 and Nov. 4 at the University Library Circulation Desk.

Please complete a release form for each piece of art. Copies of the form can be found in Kiehle Visual Arts Center or at the circulation desk in the library.

Judging and installation will happen the week of November 5. There will be a single purchase prize awarded with two honorable mentions. A short open house will be held on Nov. 15 at 4 p.m.

Questions? Contact Tom Steman, University Archives

Open Access Week 2018

Join the University Library for conversation around open access during International Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2018. All sessions will be held in MC 218, University Library 2nd floor. All are welcome to attend!

Please contact Rachel Wexelbaum at for more information.

Schedule of events:

What is Open Access?
Monday, October 22, 10–11:30 a.m., MC 218

Find out how open access benefits your research, teaching, and students. Engage in discussion and a Call to Action: How will you engage in open access efforts in the future? Light refreshments will be provided.

Presenters: Robin Ewing, Jo Flanders, Cindy Gruwell, Mary O’Dea, and Rachel Wexelbaum, University Library

What is a Z Degree?
Wednesday, October 24, 1-2 p.m., MC 218

A “Z degree” is a degree program that incurs no cost to students for textbooks or other instructional materials. Learn about Central Lakes College’s Z degree program, the first in Minnesota.

Presenters:  Dave Bisonette, Librarian at Central Lakes College, and colleagues

SCSU Faculty Panel: Making Open Educational Resources (OERs)
Thursday, October 25, 3-4 p.m., MC 218

Find out what faculty colleagues at SCSU have done in open textbook/OER production.

Panelists: TBA

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