In addition to their essential teaching and learning role, American universities contribute to society through their research output. Findings in such areas as health sciences, engineering and technology, physical sciences, social sciences, and more are shared… Read moreEssential Research Support Provided by the University Libraries
Susan Powers, the CMU Libraries’ Manager/Librarian for Access and User Services, retired from CMU on May 31, 2022. Susan joined the CMU Libraries in January 2009 as a Reference Specialist in the Clarke Historical Library, where… Read moreSusan Powers Retires from the CMU Libraries
This January marks the 20th anniversary of the renovated Charles V. Park Library. The renovation work began in 1999 and continued through the end of 2001, with the newly renovated building opening to CMU students and… Read moreHappy 20th Anniversary Park Library!
Reference librarian Judy O’Dell will retire from the Central Michigan University Libraries on December 31, 2021. Judy joined the Libraries in December 1979 as a Law Librarian. In the early 1980s she was given the responsibility… Read moreBusiness Librarian Judy O’Dell to Retire on December 31
Today we’re catching up with Samantha Minnis, who experienced the Central Michigan University Libraries as a student, a student worker, and a permanent employee. Samantha started as a library student worker on the very first day… Read moreWhere Are They Now? – Samantha Minnis
While everyone knows libraries purchase new books for their shelves, not everyone is aware libraries also regularly remove books from their shelves. And when people find out libraries discard books they can be confused and, in… Read moreDemystifying the Library: Weeding
While everyone is familiar with the public entrances and exits at either end of the Park Library’s main corridor, most people are unaware of the building’s many emergency exits. Knowing where these exits are will be… Read moreWhere Are the Library’s Emergency Exits?
Reference librarian Rob Faleer will retire on July 30, 2021. Rob joined the University Libraries in February 1979 as a Non-Print Media Librarian in the library unit then known as the Division of Instructional Resources. His… Read moreReference Librarian Rob Faleer to Retire
While the high cost of a college education has been a topic of discussion for years, one particular aspect of this issue getting attention recently is the high cost of college textbooks. It has been estimated… Read moreOpen Textbooks: What They Are and How They Help
The University Libraries recently began an initiative to increase the number of books in its collections by diverse authors and about diversity-related topics. In keeping with the diversity standards of Central Michigan University and the American… Read moreWe Are Committed to Diverse Collections