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Welcome to International Open Access Week 2023

International Open Access Week is a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. The event is celebrated by individuals, institutions, and organizations across the world. Each year, the ASU Library takes this opportunity to promote open access activities and initiatives. O...

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Labriola Blog: September 2023 Highlights

Highlights from the Labriola Center September's events at the Labriola National American Indian Data Center set the foundation for this fall 2023. We began with an Indigenous Comic Book Workshop with Kayla Shaggy, a Dine' zine creator and artist within the Phoenix Valley. Then we ended our month wi...

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ASU Library celebrates Black Speculative Fiction with new exhibit and featured collection

In celebration of Black Speculative Fiction Month in October, the ASU Library and Center for Science and the Imagination launch “Griots and Galaxies: Unveiling the Multiverse of Black Speculative Fiction,” a new exhibit at Hayden Library on ASU’s Tempe campus. The exhibit centers on the four primary...

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Honoring the legacy of David William Foster and Latin American scholarship

The legacy of renowned ASU professor and Latin American scholar David William Foster will be celebrated with an upcoming lecture and a new collection coming soon to the ASU Library.  The ASU Library received a donation of 4,000 books and papers from Foster’s personal collections. This donation crea...

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ASU Library welcomes first cohort of ‘memory keepers’ to a new fellowship

This fall the ASU Library welcomes seven students to the Community Archivist Fellowship Program, which seeks to inspire community and tribal college students to become professionally trained archivists or librarians. “This program is extremely crucial because Black, Indigenous, and People of Color ...

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Mexican and Chicano/a artists featured in Vault Gallery exhibit

A vibrant exhibit at the Vault Gallery inside the Downtown Phoenix campus Library puts a new focus on Mexican and Chicano/a artwork. Displaying the work of seven Mexican and Chicano/a artists, “De-Construction: by Popular Demand” features artworks that range from mixed media and raku to acrylic on c...

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Labriola Blog: August 2023 Highlights

Highlights from the Labriola Center This past August, the Labriola Center hosted Indigenous ASU students from SPIRIT in partnership with American Indian Student Support Services. The Center also collaborated with Alliance of Indigenous Peoples to host a Welcome for new and returning students at bot...

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Map of the Month: September 2023

The Grand Canyon is one of the modern natural wonders of the world. It’s been mapped countless times over the years, and is the second most visited national park in the United States. However, the mapping history of the Grand Canyon is relatively young; the first USGS quadrangle maps of the Canyon w...

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How to avoid using retracted articles

Knowledge changes. It’s one of the many truths of research. Sometimes what we know is updated as new information becomes available. Other times, sadly, we discover something was never the truth. Various reasons result in retractions. Research with faked or manipulated data may be called out. Resear...