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Workshop offers students the opportunity to study rare documents from New Spain

On a cold and rainy spring Chicago day, students inside the famed Newberry Library accessed an array of rare manuscripts and materials for study and discussion.  The workshop, titled “New Spain at the Newberry Library: Demystifying Colonial Documents from the Ayer Collection,” took...

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Photo album sparks discovery of ASU's first female African American graduate

Michele Neptune McHenry and her husband, Joseph McHenry, were slowly making their way through the photo album when they came upon the photos and name card. The card, gray in tone, was about 1-by-2 inches. On it was a name: Miss Stella McHenry. ...

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Where are the books? A look inside High Density Collections

With eight libraries across four campuses, the ASU Library provides students and faculty access to millions of information resources and world-class collections to further study and research. As the way people use libraries changes, the ASU Library is adapting and changing to how an...

Shelves and book display featuring materials related to "Hyphen" by Pardia Mahdavi

'Beyond the Bookshelf' event explores the journey of belonging

On the afternoon of March 31, the ASU Library launched a new series of programs, “Beyond the Bookshelf” bringing ASU authors and librarians in conversation together. Pardis Mahdavi was the first author featured with Social Sciences librarian Mimmo Bonanni around her book “Hyphen.” M...

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Labriola Center hosts celebrations for Indigenous Culture Week

From film screenings to mindful art making to book talks, Indigenous Culture Week (ICW) is shaping up to be a time to create, reflect and be inspired. The Labriola National American Indian Data Center planned this year’s programs inviting students and community to participate. The e...

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A look inside the 10th Annual March Mammal Madness tournament

Modeled after NCAA March Madness basketball, March Mammal Madness — created by ASU anthropologist Katie Hinde — pits animals against each other to see who comes out on top. Since its inception, the 10th annual tournament has been educating learners of all ages ...

Five Indigenous people of various genders sitting around the O'odham Storytelling Table

Expanding spaces and faces at the Labriola Center

“We’re back. And it's really just a starting point.” —Alex Soto (Tohono O’odham) In the eight months since becoming Director, Alex Soto has been growing, cultivating and leading the ASU Library’s Labriola National American Indian Data Center in new and exciting ways. With a combina...

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Help Community-Driven Archives preserve diverse stories

For too long, most people have not been able to have their stories and history reflected in archives. “Seeing yourself in history, probably for the first time, and then reflecting on it leads to personal and collective healing. We humanize ourselves and others when we work with arch...

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Support student success at the library

Student workers are the force and face of the ASU Library. More than 200 student workers across seven library locations serve the ASU community each day, contributing to the success and impact of university research, academics and campus life. Your gift to the Tomalee Doan LibAid fo...