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Latest News & Announcements

We're Hiring—Student Marketing Assistant!

We are currently seeking an eager student worker who will contribute to the marketing and outreach initiatives of the Lydia M. Olson Library. Work will include creation of website content, social media content, and promotional materials (posters, brochures, digital slides, press releases, table tents). Event management and occasional interviews may take place, as well as acting as a library ambassador for tours and panels.

We are looking for someone who can commit 5-10 hours per week, beginning with the Fall 2022 semester.

Banned Books in America

Across the country, books are being taken off the shelves of schools and public libraries at an unprecedented rate. EveryLibrary hosted a discussion of authors who have had their books banned from libraries.

What does this mean for America and how does this wave of censorship impact authors and editors? This conversation touches on the personal, political, and educational impacts of book banning and censorship.

Click this link to watch the video and learn more!

Citation Tutoring and How-to Guides

Did you know that this website has useful how-to guides on using APA and MLA citations properly? Mike Strahan created these guides for use by any NMU student, staff, or faculty who needs some help with citing outside resources properly.

You can access his guides here.

Mike Strahan is also available to provide tutoring lessons, both in person and on zoom. His availability is as follows:

Mondays: 1 - 4 pm

Tuesdays: 1 - 4 pm

Fridays on call from his office: 12 noon - 4 pm

Holocaust Remembrance Week

During the week of January 24th through the 28th, the Lydia M. Olson Library wants to educate NMU students about the Holocaust, to inspire a sense of responsibility, to recognize and uphold the value of human life, and to prevent future horrors.

The library has a large collection consisting of books, journals, audio-visual materials, and documents pertaining to the Holocaust. The collection provides students and the public with a record of information about the Holocaust.

Sonderegger Symposium 2021

Videos are up from the Sonderegger Symposium 2021!

This event featured over a dozen presentations on many pressing issues including topics such as food insecurity, the opioid crisis (past and present), UP tourism growing pains, environmental protection, Native American intergenerational trauma, and other topics.

Follow this link to hear about these issues from local speakers!

Give a Coat, or Get a Coat

The Dean of Students has the "Give a Coat, or Get a Coat" program run by Haley Rhoades for students who need proper winter gear. Much of the coats, gloves, hats, and scarves are gently used or purchased with funding. This charitable program, started over 5 years ago, was made for people who need coats for cold UP weather and don't have the resources to purchase appropriate winter wear.
To donate any unused gear for students in need, simply drop it off in the Dean of Students office. Larger sizes, men's coats, and gender-neutral coats are needed the most.

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