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Finals Week Hours and Limited Services

Beginning Friday, December 3rd, the NMU Police Department will be staffing the extended hours. Although the library spaces will be open and available for all students to utilize, there will be limited resources available during the late-night hours.

The study rooms will not be reservable during these times. Instead, they will function on a first-come, first-serve system. We ask that patrons honor the 2-hour daily time limit for room occupation if someone else is waiting to enter a room.

NMU Day of Giving

NMU Day of Giving is on Tuesday, November 30th, marking the fifth anniversary. This event is a university-wide effort to motivate NMU alumni, friends and supporters from all over to come together to give and pledge resources to help NMU students. Through last year’s event, over $750,000 was raised in support of scholarships, departments and programs.

"The Spirit of You" donation option allows individuals to give a gift to the Lydia M. Olson Library. This gift will be supporting our many programs and services that play a major role in supporting student success.

Meet Your Reference Librarian—Kevin McDonough

Need sources for a project? Looking for "stuff"? Want citation help? Visit Kevin McDonough, one of the Lydia M. Olson Library's full-time reference liaisons to aid you in your research.

Professor Kevin McDonough specializes in reference, also working as the electronic resources librarian. His subject specialist areas are biology, chemistry, physics, and health and human performance.

Meet Your Reference Librarian—Bruce Sarjeant

Need sources for a project? Looking for "stuff"? Want citation help? Visit, Bruce Sarjeant, one of the Lydia M. Olson Library's full-time reference liaisons to aid you in your research.

Professor Bruce Sarjeant specializes in reference, government documents and many areas of science including, military science, Native American studies, political science, psychology, social work, sociology and anthropology, counseling and consultation services, criminal justice, and earth, environmental and geographical sciences. He is also the active maps librarian.

Grace Magnaghi Research Grant

Applications are being accepted through November 15th for the Grace Magnaghi Research Grant.

This grant supports research and scholarship with the Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives and the Lydia M. Olson Library.

Applicants must submit a completed application, a current resume, and 2 letters of recommendation.

The funds given are to further scholarly research about the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula. The reward is between $1,000 to $2,000.

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