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2024 March Mammal Madness tournament celebrates animals, the arts

As the seasons change, the month of March brings a special excitement to the air; 65 featured combatants are poised to enter “battle,” with only one to be crowned March Mammal Madness champion. The March Mammal Madness (MMM) tournament is back for 2024. Founded in 2013, this nature-based simulated ...

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Fair Use Week 2024: Fair use for educators

Understanding fair use is a very daunting task for most of us– and for good reason. When it comes to fair use, there are no clear answers. The doctrine is intentionally open and flexible, and without it, every time anyone wanted to use even a portion of copyrighted material...

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Reclaiming a lost history

Arizona’s Black and African American community has woefully been underrepresented in the telling of the state’s history. However, a repository at Arizona State University that has been quietly taking shape aims to properly acknowledge the influence and rich history of Black and African American com...

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Memory Keepers Fellowship 2024: Janine Nelson

Introductions: The Memory Keepers Fellowship program is a project partnered between ASU’s Community Driven Archive Initiative and the Labriola Center. The fellowship is geared for BIPOC students at local community colleges and for them to explore the field of Library Information Science early i...

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Database Discovery: Mapping demographic data with PolicyMap

Do you need to find demographic or statistical data for a research paper or thesis project?  If you are searching for data about population, ethnicity, income, housing, education, marital status, and many more topics, PolicyMap is the library database for you.  Here are five things to know about P...

Bryan Newland speaking at the Labriola Center

Assistant secretary of Indian affairs visits with students at Labriola Center

On Monday, Feb. 19 Byan Newland, assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior, visited Arizona State University’s Tempe campus Monday to talk with students and tour the Labriola Center. Newland spoke about the importance of Native voices being part of policy discussio...

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New Book Arts Studio opens at Hayden Library

ASU Library has a new book arts space for the ASU community! The new Book Arts Studio is located on the third floor of Hayden Library on the Tempe campus. This unique studio space offers a variety of materials the community can use for projects like books and printmaking. “From printmaking to crea...

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Celebrate Love Data Week 2024

Join the ASU Library Research Support Team and the Knowledge Enterprise Research Data Management Office as we celebrate all types of data during Love Data Week 2024  from Feb. 12 to the 16th.  Have you ever felt your data doesn't get the love it deserves? Have you found data you thought was worth b...

Yearbook portrait of Benton James

ASU archivists hoping to learn more about early African American students

The eyes grab you first. They stare at you from the black-and-white photo, soft and, it seems, inquisitive. Zoom out, and you notice the man’s appearance. Well-dressed in a suit jacket, a white dress shirt and a tie that is knotted perfectly. His hair is short. His name is Benton James and, in 1924,...