The Children's and Young Adult Collection (CYAC) is a small teaching and browsing collection that support students in the School of Education, as well as children and young adults in the CU and wider Boulder communities.

Mirage and Myth

Exhibit – Mirage and Myth: Distorting Our Perceptions Through Maps

May 2, 2016

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...

rock and ice

Earth Sciences and Map Library Photo Contest Winners

April 14, 2016

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...

Freedom from Want

A Visit from the Government Publishing Office

April 13, 2016

On April 6 th , 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...

The Tender Land

Copland’s The Tender Land

April 7, 2016

Eklund Opera Program to Present Copland's The Tender Land, April 21-24 “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...

Gemmill Library Dogs

The Dogs Are Back!

April 6, 2016

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...

Foundation Directory Online

New campus-wide database for finding research grants

March 30, 2016

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...

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

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

March 9, 2016

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...

Moments in Mexican American History

Moments in Mexican-American History of the Southwest Exhibit

Feb. 29, 2016

An exhibit called “Moments in Mexican-American History in the Southwest” is now on display in the lower south hallway at Norlin Library. Its goal is to promote awareness and dialogue about the history of Latinos in this part of the county and, more specifically, in Boulder County. Inspired by the...

Malaria map featured in a Newsmap during 1943

Dr. Seuss on Malaria

Feb. 26, 2016

Theodor Seuss Geisel–more widely known as Dr. Seuss–is famous for authoring whimsical and popular children’s books. Many people don’t know that he joined the Army as a Captain in 1943 as a part of the First Motion Picture Unit based in Hollywood and created propaganda and training films. It was...

Norlin Learner's Lunch: Learning by Design

Learner’s Lunch: Learning by Design

Feb. 25, 2016

This talk will introduce you to the process of design thinking: A creative approach to solving real and complex problems. You’ll learn skills and strategies to help you think and behave like a designer. You’ll also discover how a design thinking mindset can prepare you to become a better learner...