Coronavirus

Coronavirus and Libraries Services

July 2, 2020

All University Libraries facilities are closed until further notice. University Libraries are tentatively planning to begin contactless pickups on July 15, with more detailed information to come soon. Deans' June 1, 2020 statement on future access to libraries facilities, on-site services and physical collections. We're providing remote and virtual services...

Dean of University Libraries Robert H. McDonald

Statement from Dean Robert McDonald: Social Justice for All

June 4, 2020

Dear University Libraries community, Recent protests in American cities, including here in Colorado, have underscored the deep-rooted racism in our nation. The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor are horrifying recent examples of the systemic, widespread violence against Black people in this country. This entire crisis weighs...

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Alumni Feature: The Noguchi Sisters

July 2, 2020

This blog post is one in a series where student interns working on the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project share and reflect on their experiences. Upon immigrating to Illiff, Colorado in 1913, Minosuke and Tomi Noguchi had agreed that any of their potential Noguchi children would receive...

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Provost Fellow Jaffe develops open source code for georeferencing aerial photos collection

July 1, 2020

This article is part of a series highlighting the graduate students selected for the 2020 Provost’s Fellows for the University Libraries . Sarah Jaffe, a PhD student in CU Boulder’s Environmental Studies program, is a 2020 Provost Fellow with the University Libraries. Jaffe has developed a workflow for the libraries...

Jamie Wittenberg

Jamie Wittenberg joins Libraries as Assistant Dean for Digital Strategy and IT Services

June 22, 2020

The University Libraries are delighted to welcome Jamie Wittenberg as the new Assistant Dean for Digital Strategy and Information Technology Services. Wittenberg joined the libraries on June 1 and will provide strategic leadership for digital infrastructure and services, ensuring more connected and accessible research, teaching and learning experiences. Wittenberg brings...

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas.

University Libraries share Juneteenth resources

June 18, 2020

University Libraries personnel have created a resource guide to celebrate Juneteenth. Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900. ( Photo /Mrs. Charles "Grace Murray" Stephenson) Historically, Juneteenth has been celebrated by Black Americans as a symbol of their emancipation on June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation declared all...

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Alumni Feature: Thomas Masashi Kawamata

June 11, 2020

This blog post is one in a series where student interns working on the CU Japanese and Japanese American Community History Project share and reflect on their experiences. Of all of the alumni, staff, and faculty members my fellow interns and I have been researching as part of the CU...

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University Libraries share anti-racism resources

June 8, 2020

University Libraries personnel have teamed up to curate a comprehensive collection of anti-racism resources in response to the violent deaths of George Floyd and other Black people during recent incidents of police brutality across the country. This online guide is dedicated to the study and practice of anti-racism and includes...

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Ansh Desai Wins Earth Sciences & Map Library Photo Contest

June 8, 2020

The University Libraries are pleased to announce that CU Boulder undergraduate student Ansh Desai has won the 2020 Earth Sciences & Map Library Photo Contest! Desai’s photo Sky Pond was taken in late May 2019 during a sunrise hike to one of Rocky Mountain National Park’s best-kept secrets. ( Sky...

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Students document life and loss during pandemic

June 3, 2020

Editor’s note: To collect these assets and complete this project, students followed strict health and safety COVID-19 guidelines that included social distancing. For audio or video interviews, students conducted them virtually by phone or online video conferencing platform. During COVID-19 isolation, many rituals that mark our important achievements and transitions...

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