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New Libraries Website

The Libraries new website – and URL — will launch June 1. On that day, the current website – http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/…

Exhibit – Mirage and Myth: Distorting Our Perceptions Through Maps

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The University Libraries are pleased to present an eclectic mix of its maps exploring the idea of myth.  Maps range from depictions of sea creatures, fantastical animals and “exotic” peoples in far-away lands, to propaganda maps with deliberate distortions and explorer’s maps with honest mistakes. Ranging from medieval to contemporary, the exhibit showcases examples from many different cultures and geographic areas. Maps from the CU Art Museum…

A Visit from the Government Publishing Office


On April 6th, the University Libraries’ Government Information Library and Social Sciences department hosted two representatives from the Government Publishing Office. The University of Colorado-Boulder is the Regional Federal Depository for federal government publications in the State of Colorado. As a regional member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the library has agreed to retain all official federal government documents in the collection in…

Photo Contest Results

glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska

The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library photo contest concluded last week with an outstanding 68 photo submissions, representing undergraduate and graduate programs across the campus and drawing from the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.  The winner of this contest was William Armstrong. His photo, “Rock and Ice,” will be framed and on display in the Earth Sciences & Map Library starting next…

Copland’s The Tender Land


“Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free.” The tune of this Shaker song is likely to start playing in your head when you hear the name Aaron Copland, the American composer known for the beloved Appalachian Spring or Fanfare for the Common Man. His only full-length opera, The Tender Land, however, is less well known. Ironically, in its inception, it…

The Dogs Are Back!

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Need a study break? University Libraries is once again hosting therapy dogs. Stop by any of our five locations to play with the pups: L.H. Gemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics & Physics: April 12th | 2pm-4pm Howard B. Waltz Music Library: April 13th | 1pm-3pm Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library: April 18th | 2:45pm-4:45pm William M. White Business Library: April 19th | 1pm-3pm Norlin Library: April 21st | 2pm-4pm A…

IT Services Unavailable This Weekend

A number of IT services, including campus email and www.colorado.edu will be unavailable this Saturday, April 2, starting at 10:00 pm until Sunday afternoon 6:00 pm. The scheduled IT service outage is not expected to effect the Libraries catalog as library specific servers are not located in the area that will be losing power. The outage will affect some of the University Libraries public workstations.…

New campus-wide database for finding research grants

The University of Colorado Boulder campus now has access to Foundation Directory Online, thanks to a collaboration between the University Libraries, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Advancement. The tool can be used for finding grant funding, researching companies and seeking job opportunities. The data in Foundation Directory Online, which is updated weekly, is compiled from IRS information returns, grantmaker websites, annual…

Meet Bibli: The first robot designed by and for kids on the autism spectrum


Bibli, the interactive robot that made a splash at Denver Comic Con, is coming to CU-Boulder! Stop by Norlin Commons on Wednesday, March 16th, at 11:00 a.m. to meet him. Bibli was designed by engineers and autistic kids, through a collaboration between the Longmont Public Library and ROBAUTO, to create a comfortable communication experience for all humans, especially the ones with communication challenges like autism.…