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An Evening with Ana Castillo

In novels, short stories, poems, and essays, Ana Castillo explores what Ibis Gomez-Vega has called “those segments of the American population often separated by class, economics, gender, and sexual orientation.” Castillo’s works transcend these boundaries of politics, class, and gender, making her one of the best-known Mexican American writers working today. Xpat Nation named her as one of the “10 Mexican-American Women You Need to Know About.” Castillo’s prose blends elements of oral history and established literary tradition with innovation and experimentation: Ilan Stavans has called her “the most daring and experimental of Latino novelists.” Castillo’s latest work, Black Dove: Mamá, Mi’jo, and Me looks at what it means to be a single, brown, feminist parent in a world of mass incarceration, racial profiling, and police brutality.

Ana Castillo is the third speaker in the Women of Color Initiatives speaker series organized by professors Yomaira Figueroa & Rae Paris.

Sponsored by the College of Arts & Letters, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Chicano/Latino Studies, Center for Gender in Global Context, Department of English, and MSU Libraries

Friday, March 24, 2017
Green Room (Main Library: 4 West)

USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive

USC Shoah Foundation

The USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is a fully streaming video collection of more than 53,000 primary source testimonies of survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust (Shoah), the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Guatemalan Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, and the Nanjing Massacre. The vast majority of the testimonies contain a complete personal history of life before, during, and after the interviewee's firsthand experience with genocide.

MSU access to the USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive is made possible by a generous gift from Edward Brill and Leslie VanBrandt in honor of their brother, Michael Brill.

Note: First-time users must register to create a personal login

Voxgov: News from U.S. Government Sources

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Voxgov collects over 50 different document types from U.S. Federal Government sources. These include press releases, speeches, transcripts, columns, blogs, fact sheets, social media, Federal Register and Congressional documents, among many others. Materials are included from candidates in the presidential election campaign.

MARS: MSU Article Retrieval Service

MSU Article Retrieval Service

Free - Fast - For Everyone


The MSU Libraries will scan from any print collection for you (including those materials previously housed in the Engineering or Math Library) and send you an electronic copy.


Submit your request for an electronic copy!

BOW WOW Special Collections is Going to the Dogs

cartoon image of a dog and the title words Bow Wow

Now through April 30
Main Library, First Floor Lobby

An exhibit featuring an array of dog books from Special Collections. Whether one's interest in canine companions is scientific, historical, or simply for the love of dogs, we think you will find our collection of dog books is a treasure worth barking about!

Spring 2017 Classes and Workshops

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Sign up today for a free workshop at the library! Sign up early, as most classes have limited enrollment.  Offered this semester:

  • Citation Management -  Endnote X6 and Endnote Online, Mendeley, and Zotero
  • Digital Scholarship - audio and image analysis, Neatline, Podcasting
  • Make Central
  • GIS programs - compass navigation and QGIS
  • Desire2Learn, ZOOM, and MediaSpace

Water: Scarcity and Abundance

Water flowing into cupped hands

Now through March 31
Main Library, 4th Floor West Wing

An exhibit exploring water, the most important resource on earth and the key to life, food, and energy.

Exhibit produced by Eric Tans

Adaptation: Navigating Life at MSU

smart phone showing Google map of local area

Now through May 31
Main Library, 3rd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit featuring the adaptation experiences of MSU international students and spouses, via photographs and writings.

Exhibit produced by Dasha Shamrova and Cristy Cummings, with the cooperation of Deborah Margolis

Advice to Women: Restrictive Expectations in Popular Media

Four 50's-era women reading news media

Now through March 2017
Main Library, 2nd Floor, West Wing

An exhibit illustrating the pervasiveness of advice--on appearance, behavior, relationships, sexuality, careers, parenting, etc.--through a selection of popular written media from MSU Libraries' collections.

See the related Library Film Series Event: a screening and discussion of Jennifer Siebel Newsom's film, Miss Representation.

Exhibit produced by Autumn Faulkner.

RecycleMania 2017

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Michigan State University is one of over 600 colleges competing this year from February 3 to March 30 to recycle the most and take the title.

Last year, 80% of waste from MSU Libraries was diverted from the landfill.  Help make it more this year!  Recycle and compost when you visit the library.

Visit the current scoreboard for more information.