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...

Textbook cycle

Fall course reserves go electronic only

July 28, 2020

The University Libraries will provide access to course reserve materials in electronic form only for the fall semester. Reserve materials will be provided as e-book purchases, full book scans and chapter scans. In order to have materials ready for the start of the semester, all instructors are encouraged to submit...

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In Memoriam: University Libraries Volunteer Venita W. Kruse

July 19, 2020

The University Libraries remember Venita Kruse, a dedicated University Libraries volunteer for 39 years. ( Irina Iriser /Unsplash) Kruse grew up in Texas and received her BS in Education at Southeast Missouri State University in 1950. She moved to Boulder in 1963 with her husband Gene and their two young...

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Libraries to begin contactless materials pickup July 21

July 14, 2020

The libraries will provide contactless libraries materials pickup for CU Boulder affiliates beginning July 21. Users may start placing holds, up to 10 at the time on July 15 and once their materials are paged they will be able to place a reservation using the link in the hold notice...

Students working at the Laughing Goat.

University Libraries and Laughing Goat Announce New Scholarship Fund

Feb. 18, 2020

The University Libraries and the Laughing Goat Coffeehouse are excited to celebrate their long-standing partnership and the Laughing Goat’s 15th anniversary this week by announcing a plan to provide new scholarships for student employees of the University Libraries. The Laughing Goat has generously endowed these new scholarships. “Students are a...

Dean of the University Libraries Robert H. McDonald

McDonald named Senior Vice Provost of Online Education

Sept. 16, 2019

Provost Russell Moore and Chief Operating Officer Kelly Fox today announced they are accepting the recommendations of the Academic Futures-Financial Futures Online (AF-FF) Strategy Working Group to create a single coherent online and distance organization to serve the campus. These recommendations will allow the Boulder campus to better coordinate with...

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Libraries Announce 2019 OER Faculty Participants

July 30, 2019

CU Boulder Libraries are pleased to announce the selected participants for the upcoming Open CU Boulder Course OER Adoption Initiative. The University Libraries' OER Leads will facilitate training and consultation with the twelve educators, who will each integrate open educational resources (OER) in a Spring 2020 undergraduate course and receive...

Wu Ying-mei (吳英美), Deputy Director General of Taiwan's National Central Library with Dean of CU Boulder Libraries Robert McDonald.

Taiwan's National Central Library Donates Books to CU Boulder Libraries

March 22, 2019

Wu Ying-mei (吳英美), Deputy Director General of Taiwan's National Central Library with Dean of CU Boulder Libraries Robert McDonald. At the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) annual conference in Denver on Friday, University of Colorado Boulder Libraries accepted a sizable donation from the Center for Chinese Studies of Taiwan’s National...

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OER Training Open To CU Boulder Educators

March 11, 2019

The University Libraries are offering educators affiliated with the university an opportunity to participate in an Open Educational Resources (OER) professional development. This opportunity is sponsored by OpenCU, a project funded by a grant from the Colorado Department of Higher Education and with additional support from the CU Office of...

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Libraries Part of LOC Grant from Mellon Foundation

Feb. 4, 2019

The University of Colorado Boulder is part of a major national effort to assess the physical health of books across American research libraries. The Library of Congress is spearheading the initiative , thanks to a $540,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. CU Boulder Libraries, along with libraries at...

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