Latest News & Announcements

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.

Library Renovation & Relocation

Olson Library will move to Gries Hall during the break following the Fall 2023 semester so that we can start renovations. Library services will be severely limited during the semester break. The Library’s physical collection (books, reserve items, microfilm, etc.) will not be available December 16, 2023 - January 16, 2024. Please plan ahead.

The first floor of Harden Hall (Archives, Center for Teaching and Learning, Fieras, Technology Support Services, etc.) will remain open during the construction.

OER Faculty Learning Community 2023-2024

Northern Michigan University's Open Educational Resource Working Group is thrilled to introduce the 2023-2024 cohort of the OER Faculty Learning Community! This two-year pilot program, funded by SISU, will increase OER use across campus by providing professional development opportunities to members and the wider NMU community. The cohort will be guided and supported in adopting and adapting OER materials for their courses. Together we strive to make NMU more affordable, equitable, and accessible.

Course offerings for Fall 2023 : AIS 101 & AIS 295

AIS 101: Introduction to Information Resources (1 credit)

During this 7-week online class, students will learn how to use resources such as the library catalog, databases, online sources, government documents and journals. AIS 101 will provide an ease in creating a bibliography. Recommended for freshmen and sophomores.


AIS 295: Citizenship, Activism and Power (3 credits)

New Open Access on Student Activism

This collection highlights many significant moments of student protests throughout American history. It's goal of the Reveal Digital’s Student Activism Collection is "to provide access to unique, yet essential, primary sources documenting the deep and broad history of student organizing in the United States. "

The NMU Archives also highlights student protests at NMU on their website

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