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.

Jim Williams holding his CAL Career Award

Jim Williams honored by Colorado Association of Libraries

Oct. 26, 2017

Leslie Reynolds, Lisa Kippur, Barbara Black, Jim Williams, Yem Fong, and Deb Hollis at the CALCON17. James F. Williams II, dean emeritus, received the Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) 2017 Career Achievement Award at their annual conference October 13 in Loveland, Colorado. The annual award honors a Colorado librarian who...

Open lock symbol for Open Access week

Open Access Week 2017

Oct. 16, 2017

The 10 th annual International Open Access Week will be October 23 – 29, 2017. The University Libraries have put together an exciting series of events to celebrate the free and open sharing of research and ideas online, to share the benefits of open access, and to inspire wider participation...

Hard Hat and Tools

Music Library Renovation Update

Sept. 5, 2017

9/05/17 Update: We are pleased to announce that the Howard B. Waltz Music Library renovation has been completed! The Music Library opened on August 28, and additional furniture has been arriving all month. Our renovation makes more efficient use of space in staff areas, while creating more group study rooms...

Libraries put gift from CU Athletics to work

Aug. 29, 2017

Athletic and academic experiences go hand-in-hand at the University of Colorado Boulder. Thanks to a generous donation from CU Athletics, we are able to offer three new resources to the community.

OLE for Open Library Environment

CU Boulder Joins OLE Partnership

July 11, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder joins the Open Library Environment (OLE) Partners to further strengthen library input and engagement with FOLIO and related library management efforts. CU Boulder becomes the 10th library organization to join OLE’s investment in FOLIO and open source efforts for library management tools. Leslie Reynolds, Interim...

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...

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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...

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...

Jim Williams

'Voice of commencement,' library Dean Jim Williams to retire in June

Feb. 9, 2017

James “Jim” Williams, dean of the University Libraries and the longtime commencement marshal at CU Boulder, will retire on June 30, Provost Russel L. Moore announced today. Since 1988, Williams has been the dean of libraries, a system that – in addition to the central Norlin Library – has grown...

Open Access just the lock.

Open Access Week 2016, Oct 24 - 30

Oct. 18, 2016

Open Access week is Oct. 24-30! This is an annual international event focusing on open access and related topics. The University Libraries and the Open Science Interest Group, a campus student group, are hosting several events to celebrate. Increasing Openness and Transparency in Academic Research When: Monday, Oct. 24, 3:00-4:00...