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Insight is published to inform the MSU community about the collections, activities, and services in the MSU Libraries. Story ideas and comments from readers are welcome.

October 2013 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • The Wonderful Anderson Endowment - 1
  • Rare Michigan maps expand library's collection, thanks to donor - 3
  • New ways to help the MSU Libraries: IRA Charitable Rollovers - 4
  • Keeping skills sharp for our users - 4
  • Gast Business Library: Technology for a competitive business environment - 5
  • New visibility for Special Collections, thanks to Koch & Sawyer-Koch gift - 6
  • Saving History - 6
  • Preserving the magic: lantern slides and glass plate negatives - 8
  • Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival donates records to MSU - 9
  • Celebrating milk, cheese, and more at the Great Dairy Adventure - 10
  • Engineering Library ready for the next half-century - 11
  • Mayan bookmaking comes alive at the MSU Libraries - 12
  • Sharing MSU resources with the world - 13
  • With your help, a place to remember - 14
  • Librarian Authors - 15

May 2013 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • Letter from the Director - MSU Libraries - 2
  • Library acquires Palestinian Youth newspaper - 3
  • Diane Wakoski personal papers received by library - 4
  • Comic art collection inspires creativity - 5
  • Boldly going where no catalogers have gone before - 6
  • Letter from the Director—University Archives - 7
  • Day in the life of a Michigan Union soldier - 8
  • Digging up MSU history - 9
  • Emeriti faculty: don’t recycle those papers! - 10
  • MSU contributes to Google Books - 11
  • Students love the library - 11
  • McDaniel gift to Cookery & Food Collection - 12
  • Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection - 13
  • Changing Men Collections Endowment established - 14
  • Three new gifts of gay pulp fiction - 15

October 2012 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • Grow Your Business—at the Library! - 1
  • Letter from the Director of MSU Libraries - 2
  • Libraries Welcome South American Poetry Collection - 3
  • UBorrow wins innovation award - 3
  • New Donations for Comic Art Collection - 5
  • Turfgrass Information File Full Text Milestone - 6
  • Michigan Cookbooks, Printed at the MSU Libraries - 6
  • Letter from the Director of University Archives & Historical Collections - 7
  • Grapevine Journal Collection - 8
  • The Perry M. Thomas Collection - 9
  • Student Health Through the Years - 10
  • Wallace Conservation Lab Moves to Main Library - 11
  • Share Your Memories of the MSU Libraries - 12
  • Librarians at the Podium - 13
  • The 24/7/365 Library - 14
  • Follow Library News Online - 14
  • Red Cedar Entrance Welcomes Visitors After Construction - 15

May 2012 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • Reference Services in the Residence Halls - 1
  • Letter from the Director of Libraries - 2
  • Building a World-Grant Library - 3
  • Libraries Change Lives - 5
  • Endowment Spotlight: The Russell and Laura Whalls Library Endowment Fund - 6
  • Librarian Peter Limb Honored with Distinguished Faculty Award - 6
  • Letter from the Director of University Archives & Historical Collections - 7
  • Reliving the Past: The Scrapbook Collection - 8
  • MSU History Online and Anytime - 9
  • Board of Trustees Minutes are Online...and On the Banks! - 10
  • Libraries Announce Wilensky-Ritzenhein Gay Book Endowment - 11
  • Live Like a Librarian! - 12
  • Heard on Twitter - 12
  • Connecting the Digital Dots - 13
  • Espresso Book Machine Offers On-Site Book Printing - 14
  • MSU Libraries 2012 Faculty Authors Reception - 15

October 2011 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • MSU Libraries Welcome Israeli Literature Collection - 1
  • New Ways to Give Wish List - 1
  • Letter from the Director of Libraries - 2
  • Highlighting Art and Innovation - 3
  • Instant Book Printing with the MSU Libraries' New Espresso Book Machine - 3
  • Librarians and Medical Education - 4
  • Letter from the Director of University Archives & Historical Collections - 5
  • msu.edu - Forever! - 6
  • Collection Spotlight: The Margaret Zee Jones Papers - 7
  • Collection Spotlight: The Barnett Rosenberg Papers - 8
  • The Mobile Library - 9
  • Twin Gifts and More to the Turfgrass Information Center - 10
  • Special Collection Spotlight: Zines - 11

May 2011 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • Surprising Statistics - 1
  • What's the Question? Inquiry-based Learning in Library Instruction - 1
  • Letter from the Director - 2
  • New Frontiers in Digital Information - 3
  • Virtual Reference: Getting Help from Librarians 24/7 - 5
  • Women Artists in Special Collections - 6
  • Librarian Expertise: Accept No Substitutes - 9
  • New Ways to Give - 11
  • MARS: Faster than Coming to the Library - 11

Fall 2010 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • Digitizing the Chicago Tribune - 1
  • Letter from the Director - 2
  • New in Special Collections: The Trinidad Sanchez, Jr. Papers - 3
  • Students Enthusiastic About Traditional and Digital Services - 4
  • Elkiss Endowment Honors Harold G. Marcus - 6
  • Online Gift for MSU - 6
  • Finding Aids for Robert Coles Papers Now Complete - 7
  • The Arsenal Collection: Supporting Scholarship on Radicalism - 7
  • Art in the Library - 8
  • Perspectives on Collection Development - 8
  • Bricks And Mortar: Addressing Facilities Needs During Challenging Times - 9
  • Student Employees Enhance Libraries' Services - 10
  • Student Employee Graduates - 10
  • Career Achievement Award for Comic Art Bibliographer Randall W. Scott - 11

Fall 2009 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • Insight Goes Electronic in 2010 - 2
  • MSU Libraries Acquire Lev Raphael Papers - 2
  • The King Features Syndicate Proof Sheet Collection - 3
  • Recent Gifts - 4
  • Guests Tour Collections at Libraries' Annual Fall Gathering - 5
  • MSU Libraries' Road Show - 5
  • CLIR grant digitizes rare Africana Posters - 6
  • "Lifelong Library Emeriti Program" A Huge Success - 7
  • "Doing What's Right With What's Left" - 7
  • Students Share Impressive Personal Collections - 8
  • Grateful Donor Honors Online Library Systems' Pioneer - 8
  • How to Judge a Book by its Cover: The History of Binding Exhibit - 9
  • Honoring Published MSU Faculty - 10
  • Putting Our Best Foot Forward - 10
  • Faye Backie Retires - 11
  • Libraries' Executive Council Welcomes Two New Members - 11

Summer 2008 issue (pdf)

Contents

  • Maps reveal insights to the past - 1
  • Africana Collection - 3
  • Graduating Library employees - 4
  • Gifts make a difference - 4
  • Did you know... - Page 1 of insert
  • Special Collections: American studies graduate students assist with Chicano Activist Archive - Page 1 of insert
  • Popular culture collection offers 'endless amusement' - Page 4 of insert
  • Students love the library! - 5
  • Digital collections enhance research options - 6
  • Wish Lists - 7