Library Renovation Planning Survey

It’s your library! Help us re-imagine it!

All students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members, we need you to help us plan for the future of the Lydia M. Olson Library. We’re starting to gather ideas, and we need you to tell us what you think.

Please take the brief survey at LIBRARY RENOVATION . It will only take a few minutes, and it’s anonymous.

Thank you!

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Dog Night Returns to the Library

The Pet Partners therapy dogs will be back in the library on Thursday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 11 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Stop by the library to relax before exams!  Therapy dogs and coloring supplies provided.

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Escape Room!

 

Harry Potter and the Library Escape Room


Reservations

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About

April 21st to April 22nd

Saturday: Noon to 6pm | Sunday: 1pm to 7pm

$1 Per Person

Library Room 223

This Harry Potter Themed Escape room was put together by the The Friends of the Lydia Olson Library.

 

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The Library’s new Digital Media Tutoring Center is now open!

Olson Library has opened a new tutoring center to help students with class assignments involving media. The Digital Media Tutoring Center, located in the old Microcard Reading Room on the 2nd floor of the library, contains three workstations with 34″ curved monitors, and two monitors with keyboards and mice to hook up NMU laptops.  The workstations contain a wide variety of media editing software.

Since most students are doing less advanced media projects, much editing can be done on their laptops using the open source software–OpenShot for video and Audacity for audio.  These programs are also available on the three workstations in the Center.

Three tutors–Megan Roesner, Tori Zremski, and Loren Earle–are available 25 hours a week to assist students with media editing.  Available hours are on the DMTC website: http://library.nmu.edu/digitalmedia/.  Available soon will be the ability to reserve a workstation.

Finally, the Center has limited equipment available for checkout at the Library’s Public Services Desk that will allow students to capture video and audio through camcorders, point and shoot cameras, audio recorders, and associated accessories.

If you have further questions, please contact Kevin McDonough, Reference Librarian and Coordinator of the DMTC, at 227-2118 or kmcdonou@nmu.edu.

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Taking the GRE, LSAT, or MCAT?

For those planning to take one of the many graduate school entrance tests, the Learning Express Library has a variety of practice tests available.  Made available by the Michigan eLibrary (the same folks that brought you MelCat), the Learning Express Library provides access to practice tests for the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, and a few other graduate school entrance exams.  You will need to create an account before taking a test but once created you can track your progress and start and stop tests at your convenience. Give it a try and see what you think!

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Olson Library closed 04/17/18

NMU is closed Tuesday 4/17/18 due to inclement weather.  A decision for evening classes will be made by 2pm. Evening classes are classes starting at 5pm or later. If evening classes are held, the Olson Library will open as well.

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Olson Library Closed 04/16/18

NMU is closed Monday 4/16/18 due to inclement weather. A decision for evening classes will be made by 2pm. Evening classes are classes starting at 5pm or later. If evening classes are held, the Olson Library will open as well.

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Olson Library Closed 04/15/18

NMU is closed today, Sunday, April 15, 2018, due to inclement weather. This means that the Olson Library is also closed. Please stay safe and warm.

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Call for submissions: Library/Archives Research Award

Lydia M. Olson Library, with the support of the NMU Foundation, will be having its inaugural competition for an annual library/archives research award to be given to one undergraduate student for a project that effectively uses resources from the Lydia M. Olson Library and/or Central Upper Peninsula & NMU Archives. Any scholarly or creative project produced by an NMU undergraduate that uses resources from the Olson Library and/or the Archives is eligible. Students will submit their project with an essay describing how library and/or archives resources were used in its development. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500.

Students must have a faculty member sign off on their work, using the cover sheet found here. They must submit a copy of the project and a 500-word essay describing how Lydia M. Olson Library and/or Central Upper Peninsula & NMU Archives resources contributed to its production. A faculty and staff committee will judge the works. Winners will be announced at the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on April 12.

Submissions must be made to researchaward@nmu.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018.

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Mobile library website

The library has a mobile site for accessing various resources and services.   We offer some key features in a small package: Searching OneSearch for articles, renewing and searching for books, news, and more.

Anyone using a smartphone or tablet should be redirected automatically to the mobile site, but if not, point your browser to library.nmu.edu/mobile.

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