A Jewel in Colorado's Crown: Rocky Mountain National Park

Libraries Antique Map Named One of Colorado's 2014 Ten Most Significant Artifacts

Therapy Dogs visiting the Libraries!

Introduction to Twitter and Building a Personal Learning Network: 11/19 Norlin Learner's Lunch

Omeka: Learner’s Lunch @ Music 11/19


Omeka as a Tool for Digital Humanities Projects Omeka is a free, open-source content management tool for digital collections. This workshop will offer an overview of Omeka and what it can do for digital humanities scholars. Several projects will be demonstrated including a local project on Colorado sheet music publishers. Holley Long and Laurie Sampsel will lead this workshop from noon to 1:00 pm in…

Manage Performance Anxiety: 11/12 Learner’s Lunch @ Music


Learn, explore, and discuss techniques and skills that advance music practice and performance. Learn to employ breath awareness, mindfulness skills, and thought exercises to support your and your students’ music making. Overview processes that are geared to help musicians build confidence and mastery while successfully managing performance anxiety. Matt Tomatz will lead this workshop from noon to 1:00 pm in the Waltz Music Library, room…

Creating Attractive and Effective Presentations that Captivate Your Audience: 11/12 Norlin Learner’s Lunch


Have you ever wanted to create a unique PowerPoint or Keynote presentation, but just didn’t know where to start? Or maybe thought that it just took too long to create? Here’s your opportunity to learn some quick and easy ways to wow your audience. Bring a laptop and a presentation that you’d like to edit with you! Presenters: Jacie Moriyama & Viktoriya Oliynyk Wednesday November…

Landing On A Comet: 12 November 2014

Rosetta space probe nears comet

ROSETTA CONTINUES INTO ITS FULL SCIENCE PHASE (11/19) FIND OUT WHAT’S NEXT! (ESA) CONFIRMED: TOUCHDOWN ON A COMET, 12 November 2014! Now over 300 million miles from Earth, the European Space Agency (ESA) space probe Rosetta, after a 4 billion mile journey of ten years, is now orbiting Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and deployed a lander on November 12th. Rosetta released the Philae lander at 08:35 UTC…

CU Scholar: Nov. 5 Learner’s Lunch @ Music


This Fall, the University Libraries will be introducing CU Scholar, a brand new institutional repository (IR) to house the University’s scholarly output, to the entire University of Colorado Boulder campus. This workshop will offer background on the IR, IR policies, submission process, and helpful resources. There will be time for questions and the second portion of the session will be highly interactive.   Jennifer Chan…

Producing Academic Posters that Respect Your Work: 11/5 Norlin Learner’s Lunch


Would you wear sweatpants to a graduation ceremony? Why not? They’re comfortable, easy, and cheap, right? And that’s precisely the point: comfortable, easy, and cheap is a wholly inappropriate look for an occasion that honors hard work, commitment, and attention to detail. An academic poster is no different. Why, after devoting untold hours to excellence in research and writing, would you want to send your…

The Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Work of William Weber

Weber CU Boulder today Brighter

The CU Libraries and Friends of the Libraries will present The Naturalist: Honoring the Life and Work of William Weber, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 4:30-7:00 p.m. in the Center for Irish and British Studies, Norlin Library, 5th floor, on the CU Boulder Campus. Speakers will be James F. Williams, Dean of the University Libraries; Rebecca Hufft Kao, Denver Botanic Gardens; Erin Tripp, CU…

Mapmakers and Viewmakers

Map of Central City gold regions 1862

The following post is written by Naomi Heiser of the CU-Boulder Map Library. Nineteenth-century panoramic views are part of a long Western tradition of city views, which reached a height of artistry in the late 16th and early 17th c. with those of Braun and Hogenburg. At least 2,400 separate places were depicted in 19th c. views of the United States, the majority in the…