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Latest News & Announcements

Women for Women Book Recommendations

In collaboration with NMU's Women for Women student organization, the Lydia M. Olson library has established a display that highlights the significance of women's rights, civil rights, and female empowerment. This display contains a physical collection of book recommendations from the Women for Women organization. A virtual format of the display includes a personal interview with co-presidents, Hannah Mahn and Jenna Chappell.

Free Vaccine Card Lamination

The Lydia M. Olson Library is offering a free service to help you preserve your COVID-19 vaccination record. After receiving your final shot (either the second Moderna/Pfizer shot or the single Johnson & Johnson shot), bring your vaccination card to Olson Library to make a laminated copy. We will copy your card and laminate the copy free of charge!

It is important to note that since it is unknown how the vaccination cards will be used in the future, including whether booster shots will be needed, we are not offering to laminate the original card.

National Student Employment Week

From April 12—18th, there will be free printing available for all students in honor of National Student Employment Week. The library, PEIF, and Jacobetti Complex will be participating in this celebration of student work as a sponsorship by the Dean of Students Office, Printing Services, and the Lydia M. Olson Library.

To print in either black and white or color, students will have to swipe their NMU ID and select their print job from the list, but no money will be subtracted from your account by any of the printers.

"Where did they get that Information?" Skillbuilder

This Skillbuilder in collaboration with the Student Leader Fellowship Program is a great opportunity to learn how to fact check, and fight against fake news. It is time to get more informed and learn to track down some elusive government publications and studies!

The Source It! Skillbuilder with the Lydia M. Olson Library will be taking place on April 14th, at 7:00 PM through Zoom. 

Native American Student Association Book Recommendations

In collaboration with NMU's Native American Student Assocation, the Lydia M. Olson Library has created a display that highlights Native American history and authors. This display contains a physical collection of book recommendations and a virtual display including an Interview with Bazile Panek and Yrsa Peterson of the Native American Student Association.

Explore A Virtual Reality

The virtual reality equipment is now available for academic use only in the Lydia M. Olson Library. As assigned by an instructor, students must schedule an appointment to use the equipment for assignments. This incredible opportunity allows students to view a first-person perspective in their professional fields without requiring a hands-on component. 

Free Speech & the Inclusive Campus

Partnering with ASNMU, the Lydia M. Olson Library will be hosting "Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus", a moderated discussion forum on Monday, April 5th at 6 PM in 311 of the library.

Using materials from the National Issues Forum, this moderated forum will give students the opportunity to have their voices heard on the challenging topics. The discussion will confront the three following viewpoints on issues that address the fostering of an inclusive campus community.

Viewpoint 1: Prioritize Student Safety and Well-Being

First Generation & Veteran Student Resources

As a way to ease the academic transition into Northern Michigan University, the Lydia M. Olson Library offers many services and resources for first-generation and veteran students to connect to similar people when searching for information.  

As the liaison to these programs, Bruce Sarjeant is available for reference, research, and referrals in the Lydia M. Olson Library (234 Harden Hall). 

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