Please help us make textbooks more accessible to SCSU students by donating textbooks that you’re no longer using. Donated items that are assigned to courses in the future will be added to the library’s Textbooks on Reserve program, available to students for 2-hour checkout.
Drop off locations:
SCSU Library Circulation Desk (MC)
Student Government Office (AMC 139) – May 6-10, 2019 only
Student Government Association
University Library Student Advisory Board
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!
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.
This traveling exhibit, presented by White Rose Foundation e. V. of Munich, Germany, chronicles The White Rose, a small non-violent, student-led Nazi Resistance movement active in Germany in 1942-1943.
On display Jan. 22 – March 30
James W. Miller Learning Resources Center
First Floor West.
“In 1942 and 1943, students at the University of Munich (Bavaria, Germany) led an underground campaign calling for the German people to actively resist the policies, actions, and especially the acts of aggression of the Nazi government. Under the name of ‘The White Rose,’ group members created mimeographed leaflets, leaving them in public spaces and mailing copies to German citizens whom they felt might respond to their message of peaceful resistance. At night, the students painted slogans against the Nazi regime in a graffiti campaign around the city. Eventually the movement expanded to other German cities, including Hamburg, Berlin, and Vienna.
On Feb. 18, 1943, White Rose members Hans and Sophie Scholl were arrested by the Gestapo after distributing the leaflets in the University of Munich Atrium. Along with another member, Christoph Probst, a married father of three children, the Scholls were tried, condemned to death, and executed by guillotine on Feb. 22. Many White Rose members stood trial and faced execution or imprisonment in the months to follow.
The last leaflet of the White Rose was smuggled out of Germany and ultimately air-dropped in large quantities over the country by Allied Forces.
Now more than 70 years later, the White Rose is one of the most widely known resistance groups in German history. It has been the subject of several books and films. The White Rose Exhibit commemorates the bravery and integrity of a group of students in the face of political evil and popular indifference.”
“Speaking Truth to Power: The White Rose Student Anti-Nazi Resistance — And Heroes in the Fight for Human Rights Today” presented by Jud Newborn, co-author of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose. Newborn will be available to sign copies of the recently released special edition, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the White Rose.
Jan. 24 at 7 p.m.
Ritsche Auditorium, Stewart Hall
Film screening of “Sophie Scholl: The Final Days,” a dramatization of the final days of Sophie Scholl, one of the most famous members of the German World War II anti-Nazi resistance movement, The White Rose. The film will be followed by a question an answer session.
Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Miller Center Auditorium, MC 122
The White Rose
The German Resistance Memorial Center provides information on the White Rose and biographies of its members.
The Holocaust Encyclopedia, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum gives an overview of the White Rose.
In conjunction with the Art Student Union club, the 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 Monday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Nov. 3 at the circulation desk in the library.
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 6. There will be a single purchase prize awarded with two honorable mentions. A short open house will be held on Thursday, November 16. Details will be forthcoming.
Questions? Contact Tom Steman, University Archives
The library will host several drop-in sessions to share information about open access, open textbooks, SCSU’s institutional repository, and more.
Schedule of events:
Open Textbooks. What are they? Where can you find them? How do we make them? How is Minnesota State currently supporting open textbook efforts? Facilitated by Minnesota State’s Karen Pikula (OER Coordinator) and Kimberly Johnson (Director of Faculty and Instructional Development).
Mon., Oct. 23, 11 am – noon in MC 218
Mon., Oct. 23, 1-2 pm in MC 218
What is Open Access? Discuss open culture, open access resources, where to find them, and how to create and use them in your teaching and research. Facilitated by SCSU librarians.
Tues., Oct. 24, 10 am – noon in MC 206
Wed., Oct. 25, 2-4 pm in MC 206
Institutional Repository. What is it? What can it do for your and your students? Facilitated by Rachel Wexelbaum and Mary O’Dea.
Tues., Oct. 24, 1-2 pm in MC B17
Wed., Oct. 25, 11 am – noon in MC 206
Wikipedia Works. Create and edit Wiki articles on any subject you wish! Edit-a-thon to include Wikipedia editor training and introduction to Wikimedia Commons. Facilitated by Rachel Wexelbaum and John Wild.
These workshops are free, open to the public, and intended for anyone who plans to attend any higher education institution next year.
-Social Security number
-Alien registration number, if not a U.S. citizen
-Driver’s license number, if have one
-Last year’s tax information or current tax returns for student and parent(s)
-Information on savings, investments, and business and farm assets for student and parent(s)
-Records of untaxed income.
4th Avenue Parking Ramp @ $1.50/hour
Miller Center Pay Lot @ $1.50/hour
This event is offered in collaboration with Minnesota College Goal, a statewide program that provides free assistance to students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).