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.

Shannon Baker, author of Stripped Bare

Interview with author Shannon Baker

July 10, 2017

Shannon Baker’s fifth mystery novel, Stripped Bare , opens with its narrator, Kate Fox, coming in from an evening of calving on her ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska. A phone call immediately pulls Kate and the reader into a fast-moving plot filled with unpredictable twists. Stripped Bare is the...

Dean Williams surrounded by former and current faculty and staff with arms raised under the word Onward.

The Legacy of Dean Williams

June 30, 2017

For the past three decades, James F. Williams II has led the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries. As he prepares to retire at the end of this week, we would like to thank him for the incredible impact he has had on the University Libraries, the profession, CU Boulder and...

Sanctuary, by Michael Vivirito, was created using wooden dowels that interact at thousands of points.

Sanctuary, a New Sculpture By Matthew Vivirito, Installed in Norlin

June 19, 2017

The University Libraries are proud to announce a new art installation in the Norlin Library. The sculpture, entitled Sanctuary, was donated to CU Boulder’s Department of Religious Studies by the artist, Matthew Vivirito. He spoke with the libraries about the piece, his inspiration, and his process. “The piece incorporates elements...

New ways of mapping data

Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship Launches

June 1, 2017

With digital information and storage becoming increasingly vital to academic research, University Libraries and Research Computing will open a brand new, state-of-the-art center on campus this month designed to help CU Boulder students and faculty manage their data, preserve it for the future and leverage it to pursue new lines...

Headshot photo of Dean Jim Williams

Q and A: James Williams on his tenure as dean of libraries

May 20, 2017

James Williams, dean of the University Libraries since 1988 and longtime commencement marshal, has led the five-branch library system on campus through a digital revolution that has upended the manner in which libraries are viewed and used. Williams, who will retire on June 30 , was recently honored with the...

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Proxy Server Maintenance

May 19, 2017

ETA: EZProxy is now updated and again available. 5-21-2017 Previous Post: Off-campus access through the Libraries proxy server (EZProxy) will be unavailable from 8 pm (MDT) Saturday, May 20 to 5:00 am (MDT) Sunday, May 21, due to scheduled system maintenance. Other library services such as FirstSearch and Interlibrary Loans...

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Congratulations to the Friends of the Libraries Fellows

May 11, 2017

This spring the Friends of the Libraries sponsored three Undergraduate Friends of the Libraries Fellows: Ben Allen, Julia Kim, and Kelly Dinneen. The Fellowship introduces undergraduates to careers in academic librarianship. Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with library staff and a library faculty member as part of a...

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CU Boulder Libraries to Provide Support for Authors Publishing in Elementa

May 10, 2017

Elementa publishes original research centered on the Anthropocene and its effects on Earth’s physical, chemical, and biological systems; interactions between human and natural systems; and potential steps to mitigate and/or adapt to global change. Elementa is a peer-reviewed, exclusively open access online journal, operated on a non-profit business model. The...

A map that a fourth grader drew during their class.

Learning About Maps at Lafayette Elementary

May 8, 2017

Do you want CU Map Librarians to teach your K-12 students class about Maps and geography? The fourth grade class of Lafayette Elementary did. On April 13, Maps Librarians Ilene Raynes and Naomi Heiser went down to the school to give the class a hands-on lesson using historical maps. The...

The top 10 submissions for 2018

Earth Sciences and Map Library Photo Contest Winners

May 1, 2017

The Earth Sciences & Map Library is pleased to announce the winners of its 3rd annual photo contest. There were many outstanding photographs among the 77 photo submissions, representing undergraduate and graduate students from the Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Education, Media, and Business. The winner of this year's...