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How to Checkout Materials During the Harden Renovation

During the Harden Hall renovation, requests for materials must be made in advance. NMU affiliated patrons can start by logging into your Library Account, searching for a particular item, then click on the "Request" link within the "Get It" section of the item description. Fill in any information that may be pertinent to your request and click "Send Request". The video below walks through making a material request.

2024 OER Faculty Learning Community

The Faculty Learning Community represents a broad range of academic departments as part of a two-year pilot program to increase OER use across Northern’s campus and provide related professional development opportunities.

The 12 selected faculty members will be guided in adopting, adapting, and/or creating OER materials for their courses. This pilot program is funded through a SISU Innovation Funding grant.

Winter 2024 Library Hours

The Library will be providing cookies and other snacks on April 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the first floor of Gries Hall in the study room hallway.

To allow for expanded study opportunities Jamrich Hall will have extended hours with most classrooms available for study.

Extended Jamrich Hours

Course Offerings for Fall 2024

LIB 101: Introduction to Information Resources (1 credit)

During this 7-week online class, students will learn how to successfully use library resources including the online catalog (OneSearch), databases, internet resources, and government documents. LIB 101 will help you use these resources for your own research, create a bibliography, and organize your materials. Recommended for freshmen and sophomores.

AIS 535: Using Scholarly Library Resources in Support of Graduate Research (2 credits)

Calling all graduate students, faculty, and seniors at NMU!

Working Group Invites Campus Community to celebrate OER Initiative at NMU

This event recognizes the importance of OER in making higher education more affordable and equitable and acknowledges the work of our OER Faculty Learning Community.  NMU President, Dr. Brock Tessman, will give opening remarks, and the OER FLC members will discuss their projects. A reception will follow.

The Lydia M. Olson Library Announces New Open Access Options

The Library has negotiated its first Transformative Agreement with Cambridge University Press. This agreement will not only give faculty and students access to Cambridge journals, but it allows NMU faculty and graduate students to publish in Cambridge University Press' Open Access Journals without author processing charges (APC).  Our second Transformative Agreement with the American Chemical Society will begin in Summer 2024.

Professor Bridger Wilson Selected as ALA Emerging Leader

Emera Bridger Wilson, a librarian at Northern Michigan University's Lydia Olson Library, earned a spot in the esteemed American Library Association's (ALA) Emerging Leaders Program for 2024, an honor bestowed upon only 50 early-career librarians annually. Her acceptance reflects her dedication to enhancing library services and fostering diversity within the profession.

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