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NMSU Library Announces End of Semester Hours

The New Mexico State University Library announces end of semester hours for both Zuhl and Branson libraries.

• Monday, December 16, through Friday, December 20, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Saturday, December 21, through Wednesday, January 1, closed (Winter Holiday).
• Thursday, January 2, through Friday, January 3, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Saturday, January 4, through Sunday, January 5, closed.
• Monday, January 6, through Friday, January 10, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• Saturday, January 11, through Sunday, January 12, closed.
• Monday, January 13, through Wednesday, January 15, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Regular Library hours resume on January 16, 2013, when classes begin (closed January 19-20 for Martin Luther King, Jr., Day).

The Archives & Special Collections Department in Branson Library will be open by appointment only from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., December 18 through December 20, and January 2 through January 15.  The Caroline E. Stras Research Room will resume regular hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on January 16.  Visit http://lib.nmsu.edu/depts/archives/archsvs.shtml for Archives & Special Collections hours.

The Government Documents & Maps Reference Desk in Branson Library will be open by appointment only.  Regular Documents service hours will resume January 16.  Visit

http://lib.nmsu.edu/depts/reference/govdocs.shtml for Documents hours.

The full schedule of general Library hours is available at http://lib.nmsu.edu/aboutlib/libhours.shtml#schedule and on a voice recording at (575) 646-4749.

 

 

 

December 9, 2013 Categories: Hold, News NMSU Library Announces End of Semester Hours



NMSU Library Announces Finals Week Hours

The New Mexico State University Library announces Thanksgiving holiday and finals week hours for Fall Semester 2013.

Thanksgiving holiday hours for both Zuhl and Branson libraries are:

  • Friday, November 22, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 23, through Sunday, November 24, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Monday, November 25, through Wednesday, November 27, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 28, through Friday, November 29, closed
  • Saturday, November 30, through Sunday, December 1, regular hours.

Extended finals week hours (Zuhl Library only) are:

  • Monday, December 2, through Thursday, December 5, 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Friday, December 6, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 7, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 8, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Monday, December 9, through Wednesday, December 11, 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Thursday, December 12, regular hours
  • Friday, December 13, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 14, through Sunday, December 15, closed.

Branson Library will maintain regular hours during finals week.

The Library’s Archives & Special Collections Department and the Government Documents & Maps reference desk will be open by appointment only Monday, November 25 through Wednesday, November 27.  Call the Archives staff for an appointment at (575) 646-3839 and the Government Documents staff at (575) 646-5791.  These units will resume regular hours on Monday, December 2.

Coffee will be served during the evening hours of finals week at both Branson and Zuhl libraries Wednesday, December 4 through Wednesday, December 11.  The NMSU Alumni Association will sponsor goodies in both libraries from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, December 8 through Tuesday, December 10.

The full schedule of Library hours is available at http://lib.nmsu.edu/aboutlib/libhours.shtml#schedule and on a voice recording at (575) 646-4749.

 

November 21, 2013 Categories: Hold, News NMSU Library Announces Finals Week Hours



The Tom Lea Trail Leads to the NMSU Library

The New Mexico State University Library is delighted to participate in the Tom Lea Month celebration as part of the Tom Lea Trail, along with 24 other institutions in eight other cities.  The October celebration is an annual activity of the Tom Lea Institute in El Paso.  Lea, a noted El Paso artist, is known for his paintings and murals, but is also quite well known for his work as an author and illustrator. He also served as a war correspondent for Life Magazine during WWII.

Old Mesilla, 1934

Old Mesilla, 1934

A 17 minute DVD, “Dignity Beyond Borders,” depicting a 1994 conversation with Lea, is available for checkout at the Zuhl Library service desk.  The film shows Lea in his El Paso studio sharing experiences from his life and explaining his love of the Southwest.   Brochures on the Tom Lea Trail are also available at Branson and Zuhl libraries.  The Library is privileged to have two 1934 murals by Lea, “Old Mesilla” and “Conquistadores.”  These works, relocated during the recent Branson Library renovation, will be rehung in the Branson lobby this fall.

Lea made his mark on Texas history and left a trail of artwork for people to follow.  Although the Tom Lea Trail is not officially designated, following it requires a rambling traverse of the entire state.   From El Paso to Dallas to Austin and south to Kingsville, Lea’s artwork and murals can be found spread across the state, and beyond into New Mexico.  Using his artist’s brush and writer’s pen, Lea commanded his bit of Texas history without a bayonet or musket or the title of a military commander.

Born in 1907, Lea expressed an interest for the arts throughout childhood.  When he was 18, Lea left El Paso for the Art Institute of Chicago where he accomplished two years of formal training, as well as a five-year apprenticeship with Chicago muralist John Norton.  When Lea returned to El Paso, he was already an accomplished artist.  Lea was also a published author.  His best-selling novel titled The Brave Bulls was published in 1948.  In 1951 it was made into a movie starring Mel Ferrer and Anthony Quinn.

For more information on Tom Lea Month and the Tom Lea Trail, visit www.tomleainstitute.org or contact NMSU Library Development Officer April Anaya at (575) 646-3642.

 

 

October 16, 2013 Categories: Hold, News The Tom Lea Trail Leads to the NMSU Library



Hendricks to Speak on Former NMSU President Winfred Garrison

Rick Hendricks

Rick Hendricks

Historian Dr. Rick Hendricks will present a lecture on former NMSU President Winfred Ernest Garrison at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, on the fourth floor of Branson Library.  Garrison was president of NMSU from 1908-1913.  The presentation is sponsored by the NMSU Library.

NMSU President Garrison (1908-1913)

NMSU President Garrison (1908-1913)

The presentation relates to the Library’s new exhibit, “New Mexico Agricultural College 1901-1920: The Forgotten Presidents: Foster, Garrison, Ladd and Crile.”  The free public exhibit will run from October 15 through mid-February 2014 in the Milton Gallery on the fourth floor of NMSU’s Branson Library.The exhibit, organized by University Archivist Martha Shipman Andrews, draws from photographs and documents from NMSU’s Hobson-Huntsinger University Archives.

Shipman said, “The exhibit explores a turbulent time in NMSU’s history when it was struggling with its identity and its relationships with the state and federal governments. Each of these presidents brought unique talents and interests as leaders but faced such challenging circumstances as low enrollment, changing curriculum, political opposition, financial catastrophe and, not the least, world war and epidemic.”

The exhibit encompasses Garrison as well as NMSU presidents Luther Foster (1901-1908), Dr. George Edgar Ladd (1913-1917) and the Reverend Austin D. Crile (1917-1920).

The presentation and exhibit celebrate American Archives Month in October.

For more information, contact Andrews at (575) 646-5028 or Archives & Special Collections at (575) 646-3839.

 

October 15, 2013 Categories: Hold, News Hendricks to Speak on Former NMSU President Winfred Garrison



NMSU Library Celebrates Open Access Week 2013

The NMSU Library is sponsoring three programs from October 21 to 25 to mark Open Access Week (October 21-27), a global event now in its sixth year.  This celebration of new models of scholarly communication and faculty publication promotes Open Access as a new norm in scholarship and research.  The 2013 theme, “Open Access: Redefining Impact,” aspires to advance the global conversation and showcase a variety of OA initiatives.Print

All presentations are free and open to the public.  All events will be held in the Library Conference Room, Zuhl Library Room 225.  Light refreshments will be served.   The three programs are:

 

  •  Monday, October 21, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Open Access Week Kickoff, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition-Sponsored Webcast.

This event will feature a 60-minute panel discussion on the 2013 Open Access theme.  Discussion topics are Article Level Metrics (ALMs) and changing the way scholarly communication is measured.  Speakers on the panel include Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director of the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB); Brett Bobley, Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities; Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association; Dr. Cameron Neylon, Advocacy Director for Public Library of Science and Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology in the Science Division of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy.

 

  • Wednesday, October 23, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Open Access in Higher Education – Some Essentials.

Is there tension between making content more accessible and maintaining property and/or privacy rights?  Consider the copyright challenges of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and open education resources (OERs).  Regarding digital archives and library collections, it’s often not as easy as it sounds to “just put everything online.”  Instructors, archivists and librarians must strike a balance between making information accessible to a wider audience and protecting the materials in their care.  We’ll examine how copyright, privacy and other open access concerns can affect the use and dissemination of material on the web.  We’ll look at sharing works and protecting rights, and the option of using Creative Commons licenses to encourage reuse of one’s own work.  Jenni Simonsen, MLIS student intern, and Caitlin Wells, Rio Grande Historical Collections Archivist, Archives & Special Collections, are the presenters.

 

  •  Friday, October 25, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Open Access and Impact.

Are you a graduate student or a faculty member interested in submitting an article to an open access journal, but not sure of the best one?  Choosing where, when and how to publish one’s research so it has impact is a decision all researchers face.  This session will provide faculty and graduate students with information regarding Open Access publishing options and discuss what “altmetrics” are.  Presenters are Paula C. Johnson, engineering and mathematical sciences librarian, and Dr. Immo Hansen, NMSU Department of Biology and PLOS One editor.

For more information, contact Johnson at (575) 646-7251 or paulacj@lib.nmsu.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

October 14, 2013 Categories: Hold, News NMSU Library Celebrates Open Access Week 2013



Update: Branson Library to be Closed Over Weekend, October 12-13, Zuhl Library Services Also Affected

NMSU Library officials have updated the announcement that NMSU’s Branson Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13, due to an electrical outage related to the Institute for Public Policy construction project.

Zuhl Library will remain open but the following will be affected:  the Request It! interlibrary loan system will be unavailable, computer printing will be limited and a minimal number of e-resources may be inaccessible.  The closure will also affect Young Hall on campus.

Regular hours and all resources and services at both libraries are expected to resume by Monday morning, October 14.  For more information, contact the Zuhl Information Desk at (575) 646-6910.

 

October 9, 2013 Categories: Hold, News Update: Branson Library to be Closed Over Weekend, October 12-13, Zuhl Library Services Also Affected



NMSU Library Announces El Dia Programs

The New Mexico State University Library announces two free public programs on Saturday, May 4, in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).vaunda-pix_small

Author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson will read from her Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning picture book Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library at 10:30 a.m.  All ages are invited.  A free copy of Bad News for Outlaws will be given to every family while supplies last.

Nelson will also present a talk on the importance of genealogical research and writing on the fourth floor of NMSU’s Branson Library at 3:00 p.m.  This presentation will highlight her young adult novel No Crystal Stair: A Documentary Novel of the Life and Work of Lewis Michaux, Harlem Bookseller.  This book received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award.

Nelson blames becoming an author on her loving parents who relentlessly read to her every night.

Who Will I Be, Lord? Almost to Freedom, Ready? Set. Raymond!  and Mayfield Crossing are among her other books.  She co-authored Juneteenth with her husband, Drew Nelson.

Nelson has been a teacher, newspaper reporter, bookseller, school librarian, and has served on the Newbery and Caldecott award committees.  She holds master’s degrees from The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College (Vermont), and from the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Science.  In addition to her work as an author, Nelson is a youth services librarian at the public library in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.Dia_Hi_Color_small

El día de los niños/El día de los libros was founded by Santa Fe author Pat Mora in 1997.  The purpose of this internationally observed day is to celebrate children, families, reading and multiculturalism.  The NMSU Library’s celebration is funded by a grant from NMSU’s Southwest and Border Cultures Institute, and is co-sponsored by the NMSU Library and the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

For more information, contact Sarah Baker at (575) 646-6087 or Mardi Mahaffy at (575) 646-6925.

 

May 1, 2013 Categories: Hold, News NMSU Library Announces El Dia Programs



NMSU Murals Walking Tour Announced

The NMSU Department of Art, the University Art Gallery and the NMSU Library are co-hosting a walking tour of murals on NMSU’s main campus, including works by Ken Barrick, Olive Rush and Tom Lea.  The free tour will begin in the lobby of Hadley Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 10 a.m.  

The discussion and tour will be led by art experts Adair Margo, Silvia Marinas-Feliner and Stephanie Taylor.  The Ken Barrick paintings in Hadley Hall will be discussed, followed by a trip to nearby Foster Hall to view the Olive Rush mural.

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The tour will conclude in the Branson Library lobby where Margo will discuss the Tom Lea murals and the preparatory drawing for one of the murals, which will also be displayed. Discussion will include historical, artistic and conservation perspectives on these cultural treasures.  Refreshments will be served.

Margo is an El Paso gallery owner and Tom Lea expert.  Marinas-Feliner is Director of the NMSU Art Department Conservation Program, and Taylor is the Interim Director of the NMSU University Art Gallery and an Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History.

For more information on this event or to RSVP, please contact the NMSU Library at (575) 646-1508.

April 22, 2013 Categories: Hold, News NMSU Murals Walking Tour Announced



NMSU Library Announces Thanksgiving Holiday and Finals Hours

The New Mexico State University Library announces Thanksgiving holiday and finals week hours for Fall Semester 2012.

Thanksgiving holiday hours for both Zuhl and Branson libraries are:
Friday, November 16, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, November 17, through Sunday, November 18, noon to 5 p.m.
Monday, November 19, through Wednesday, November 21, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 22, through Friday, November 23, closed.
Saturday, November 24, through Sunday, December 2, regular hours.

Extended finals week hours (Zuhl Library only) are:
Monday, December 3, through Thursday, December 6, 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, December 7, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Monday, December 10, through Wednesday, December 12, 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Thursday, December 13, regular hours
Friday, December 14, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, through Sunday, December 16, closed.

Branson Library will maintain regular hours during finals week.  Free coffee will be served during the evening hours at both Branson and Zuhl libraries from December 6 through December 13.  The NMSU Alumni Association will provide free treats in both libraries from December 10 through December 12.

The Library’s Archives & Special Collections Department will be open by appointment only Monday, November 19, through Wednesday, November 21. Call the Archives staff for an appointment at (575) 646-3839. Archives & Special Collections will be closed to all users on Thursday, November 22, and Friday, November 23. The Archives reading room will resume regular hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Monday, November 26.

The full schedule of Library hours is available at http://lib.nmsu.edu/aboutlib/libhours.shtml#schedule and on a voice recording at (575) 646-4749.

 

November 12, 2012 Categories: Hold, News NMSU Library Announces Thanksgiving Holiday and Finals Hours



NMSU Library Announces El Dia Programs

Date: April 18, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, jcsmith@lib.nmsu.edu



The New Mexico State University Library announces two free public programs in celebration of El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day).

Joe Hayes

Joe Hayes

Author Joe Hayes will read from his award-winning children’s books at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library on Saturday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m.  All ages are invited.  Each child will receive a free book while supplies last.

Hayes will present a storytelling workshop for adults at NMSU’s Branson Library Fourth Floor on Saturday, April 28, at 2:00 p.m.  Adults are invited to attend the “In the Arms of a Story” event for expert guidance on the well-told tale.  Participants in this lecture/demonstration/participation session will increase their awareness of the power of storytelling and build greater confidence in their own skill as tellers.

The Library is also collaborating with the Children’s Reading Foundation of Doña Ana County to have a booth at NMSU’s Children’s Village Fair celebrating the Week of the Young Child.  In addition, the Library is working with NMSU student organizations on an initiative for students to visit elementary classrooms in Las Cruces to read stories.  Each classroom will also receive a free book.

The celebration is funded by a grant from NMSU’s Southwest and Border Cultures Institute.

El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros was founded by Pat Mora in 1997. The day’s purpose is to celebrate children, families, reading and multiculturalism.

For more information, contact Mardi Mahaffy at (575) 646-6925 or Sarah Baker at (575) 646-6087.

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April 19, 2012 Categories: Hold, News NMSU Library Announces El Dia Programs