Library News

Opera at the Library

Scenes from "Gianni Schicchi" and "Trial by Jury"
Wednesday, April 30 at 4 pm in the Main Library Weber Reading Room

Mistaken identity! Romance! Death! Jilted brides! All of the elements necessary to create a wonderful afternoon of comic opera presented by NDSU Opera. One performance only, April 30 at 4 pm.

Horticulture Club visits Main Library

Fourteen members of the Horticulture and Forestry Club visited the Main Library on Saturday, April 5, to provide some much-needed attention to the first- and second-floor plant beds. Members took out dead plants and leaves, planted new plants from their greenhouses, and added fresh dirt and mulch to the plant beds.

Many thanks to club president Matthew Brooke, vice president Nathan Jahnke, and the rest of the club for helping to keep the plants and trees at the Main Library healthy and growing.

Database trials for spring 2014

NDSU Libraries are currently evaluating the following databases. The NDSU community is invited to participate in the free trial access. Please provide any feedback you may have to your subject librarian.

Minitex RFP Trials until April 10, 2014
CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Researcher (CQ Press) until April 24, 2014
PBS Video until April 27, 2014
Social Explorer until May 2, 2014
Cochrane Library until May 3, 2014
Royal Society Journals until August 12, 2014

Health Sciences Library to reopen

The P.N. Haakenson Health Sciences Library, formerly located at Sudro Hall, will be reopening at the West Building on March 24, 2014. Located at 3551 7th Ave N, the library's hours will be from 8:00-4:30. Summer hours will be 7:30-4:00.

Need a quiet place to study for your NCLEX, NAPLEX, or other end-of-the-year exams? The Health Sciences Library at the West Building is a great option, with plenty of study tables, wi-fi Internet access, a snack machine, and over 5,700 health sciences materials. Also coming soon: library computers and a print station.

NDSU Archives to reopen

The NDSU Archives will be reopening on March 24th after its move to the West Building at 3551 7th Ave. N. The hours will be 8am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Summer hours will be 7:30am to 4pm.

Highlights of the new location include a larger reading room, a temperature and humidity controlled storage area for archival materials, two brand new digital microfilm machines, access for patrons to the NDSU Libraries rare book collection, and a lobby area with a snack machine.

Gary Totten to speak about consumer culture and gender expectations

Consumer Culture and Gender Expectations
Tuesday, March 25, 4 pm Main Library, Weber Reading Room

Gary Totten, Chair of the English Department, will discuss consumer culture as depicted in Edith Wharton’s early 20th-century novels “Bunner Sisters” and “Summer”. He will examine the challenges consumer culture creates for the novels’ female characters and draw parallels to similar issues in contemporary society.

This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Monthly Speaker Series: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Program Director Susan Smith will head up a discussion about the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program in our local area. Individuals who have been impacted by the program will also be on hand to offer first-person perspectives on their experience.

Join us on Wednesday, February 19 at 4 pm in the Main Library's Weber Reading Room. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
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