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ASU Library hosts inaugural data science conference

The data science field is rapidly expanding, but is often driven by the private sector, which monetizes data. On Wednesday, June 8, nearly 50 people from three dozen academic institutions across the country virtually attended the inaugural meeting of data science in libraries, hosted by Arizona Sta...

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'Tempe Sister Cities: Fifty Years of Citizen Diplomacy' at the Downtown Phoenix campus Library

The ASU Library, in collaboration with the Tempe Sister Cities program and The Melikian Center: Russian, Eurasian and East European Studies, celebrates 50 years of citizen diplomacy in the Sister Cities program. Visitors to the Downtown Phoenix campus Library can explore stories and photographs docu...

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What’s happening at the library this summer

Taking a summer session class or looking for a new book to read? The ASU Library is open and here for you.  Find your library With eight libraries across four campuses, discover your campus library. Now that summer session hours are in place, be sure to check library hours before you visit.  ...

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'Print and Ink' exhibit features Chicano, Indigenous artists

In collaboration with CALACA Cultural Center, the ASU Library announces the opening of a new exhibit at the Vault Gallery. “Print and Ink: Expressions through Images” features artists drawing upon Chicano and Indigenous life experiences, cultural expressions and identities....

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Map of the Month: May 2022

Our May Map of the Month is this 1930s “Map of the World with Flags of the Leading Nations”. It shows the various complicated international borders of the interwar period as well as illustrations of the flags of the world’s leading nations and a plethora of related information on its reverse side.  ...

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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 place April 22 a...

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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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Two students honored for their outstanding work at the library

Two student employees at the ASU Library, Alex Niño and Lucas Reynoso, have been awarded the Spring 2022 Tomalee Doan LibAid for Student Success award. The award has become a valued tradition at the ASU Library since 2019 to recognize outstanding student workers and their contributions to service ex...

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Announcing the 14th annual Labriola Book Award winners

“Pollution Is Colonialism” by Max Liboiron is the winner of the 14th annual Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award. The honorable mention goes to Helen Olsen Agger for “Dadibaajin: Returning Home Through Narrative.” “Pollution Is Colonia...