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.

Mixed media art by Melanie Yazzie

Native American Geographies Exhibit at the Earth Sciences and Map Library

April 27, 2017

photo credit © Glenn Green Galleries The Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library at the University of Colorado Boulder will host a new exhibition highlighting art and maps that addresses the history of Indigenous peoples’ lands in the United States. It will be on display May 1 through...

Library materials at the CMCI Conference

The Role of Libraries in the Age of Alternative Facts

April 26, 2017

“Alternative facts” and “fake news” were on the minds of journalists and journalism scholars at the conference Reporting in the Age of Alternative Facts, presented by the Journalism Department at the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the University of Colorado Boulder. Featuring journalists...

Tibetan exhibit in Norlin

Tibetan Buddhism Ritual Practice Exhibit

April 21, 2017

Take a moment to immerse yourself in the text, images, and implements used in a Tibetan Buddhist ritual by visiting an exhibit, curated by Eben Yonnetti, a graduate student in the Department of Religious Studies and a Provost Fellow in Information Science. Explanatory text details the context of Tibetan religious...

Leslie Reynolds

Reynolds named interim University Libraries dean

April 20, 2017

University of Colorado Boulder Provost Russell L. Moore today announced the appointment of Leslie Reynolds as the interim dean of University Libraries. Reynolds, who currently serves as senior associate dean, will begin her new role July 1. She will take the helm from longtime Dean Jim Williams, who announced his...

Joyce Lebra

Joyce Lebra honored as University Libraries CU Legend

April 19, 2017

Born in 1926, Joyce Chapman Lebra’s early memories are of the scent of flowers, burning sugarcane and the sea. Her father was an entomologist whose career would move the family to the Territory of Hawaii in 1928. Over the 10 years the Chapman family lived in Hawaii, Lebra became increasingly...

A librarian looks through a box of archival papers

Preparing for the Centennial Celebration of our Archives

April 13, 2017

Special Collections and Archives at the University Libraries is gearing up for the Archives' 100 year anniversary in 2018! Professor James F. Willard began to collect archival material toward the end of World War I that eventually became the CU Boulder Western History Collections. Over the years, the Archives has...

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Colorado Open Scholarship Series

April 10, 2017

Academic libraries across Colorado are hosting the Colorado Open Scholarship Series to increase awareness and promote open access, open data, and open educational resources. We have invited experts from SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources) to talk about the challenges and opportunities for supporting open scholarship at CU Boulder...

Latinos of Boulder County Colorado 1900-1980

Latinos of Boulder County Colorado 1900-1980

March 20, 2017

We hope you’ll join us for our upcoming Friends of the Libraries Spring Treasures event Latinos of Boulder County Colorado 1900-1980 on Thursday, April 13 at the Boulder Public Library - Central Library. Marjorie K. McIntosh, CU Boulder Distinguished Professor Emerita, and Linda Arroyo-Holmstrom, a Boulder native and retired Boulder...

Students had to guess the theme of several types of maps.

Boulder Middle School Students Explore the Map Library

March 13, 2017

Students from sixth, seventh and eighth grade at Platt CHOICE Middle School in Boulder visited the Map Library on Friday, March 2, to learn how university students use library resources and to enhance their geography curriculum. Students rotated through four stations with themes addressing geography and map-reading concepts. The students...

Closed version of the desk from the 1880s

Century-old 'King of Desks' on Auction

March 10, 2017

"They are supposed to be all-in-one office spaces," said Jane Thaler, a project archivist for CU Special Collections and Archives at the library, where the desk was kept until the campus decided to make it available for auction. Thaler said the desks — which were built to order — were...