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Finals week: You've got this

Finals week is almost here and we know you might need every bit of help the ASU Library can offer. Here are some of the extraordinary resources you have access to through the ASU Library. Ask a Librarian If you get lost or confused, or just don’t know where to start, our Ask a Librarian online cha...

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Map of the Month: December 2022

Our December Map of the Month is this 1970 map of Antarctica area stations that was prepared for the 1969 expedition of the U.S. Navy Operation Deep Freeze called “Deep Freeze 70”. It is a complete map of the Antarctic continent that features extensive detail on the locations of all operating and re...

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Seek and Find: creative cartography exhibition at Noble Library

In its ninth year, Noble Library will host the creative cartography exhibition, a collaboration between the ASU School of Art and the ASU Library. The 2022 exhibit, “Seek and Find” is on display at Noble Library on the Tempe campus, from Nov. 16 until Nov. 29 during regular library hours. Visitors c...

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Map of the Month: November 2022

Our November Map of the Month is this 1919 British War Office map titled “Map of Africa to Illustrate the Progress of Surveys and Explorations”. Originally published in 1914 and updated in this edition, it depicts the entirety of the African continent with data on the topographic surveys that had be...

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The forgotten history of the Hia-Ced O’odham

During her first year at ASU, Lourdes Pereira became connected with the Labriola National American Indian Data Center, ASU’s Indigenous-led library, and became a student archivist. Learn how Pereira is fighting for her tribe’s federal recognition....

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Labriola Center celebrates Native American Heritage Month with events, exhibit

November is Native American Heritage Month, and while this annual celebration brings a heightened awareness, at ASU, the recognition does not end after the month is over.   "Here at the Labriola Center, we celebrate Indigenous peoples every day and every month of the year,” said Alexander Soto (Toh...

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ASU program aims to add more diversity to library field

Less than 3% of librarians and archivists in the United States are Black. Less than 2% are Indigenous peoples. It’s not hard, says Jessica Salow, to figure out why. “The reason why we don’t have a high representation of BIPOC people within this profession is because many folks who are in that age ...

Open Access Week spotlights climate justice

How do we solve the enormous environmental challenges facing our planet? A good first step is to increase access to information and research. Open Access Week, an annual week promoting equitable and accessible information, kicks off Oct. 24 and runs through Oct. 30. The theme, Open for Climate Just...

Map and Geospatial Hub student workers Giovanni Catanzaro (left), Paityn Schlosser and staff member Eric Friesenhahn (right) discuss aspects of the "Dutton Atlas" exhibit on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the lobby of the Hayden Library on ASU's Tempe campus. Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU News

ASU Library exhibit celebrates 140-year anniversary of Dutton's Atlas

Oh, people might have read John Wesley Powell’s 1875 book, ultimately titled “The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons,” but the book wasn’t so much a deep dive into the size, beauty and geology of the Grand Canyon as much as it was a tale of the Wild West. “It was meant to be a geolog...