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...

Sanborn Fire Insurance web map index of Colorado Springs in the early 1900s.

Libraries Fellow Buddy Collins Indexes Essential Collection for Map Library

May 4, 2020

Buddy Collins, a graduating senior in the Department of Geography and this year’s Friends of the Libraries Fellow, has spent the last few months improving access and discovery to the Earth Sciences & Map Library’s Sanborn Fire Insurance Map Collection . His work creating web map indexes for this important...

Friends Fellow Kroger stands by her exhibit.

Friends of the Libraries Fellow Exhibit On Display

May 7, 2019

The University Libraries are excited to recognize this spring’s Undergraduate Friends of the Libraries Fellow Aubrey Kroger. The Friends Fellowship is aimed at introducing undergraduates to careers in academic librarianship and allowing students to work on a project in the libraries. Recipient Kroger brings her background from her major in...

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A Century of Views of Colorado: 1820-1920

Feb. 8, 2018

The Friends of the CU Boulder Libraries invite you to their Spring Treasures event, A Century of Views of Colorado: 1820-1920, March 8, 5:30 p.m. in Benson Earth Sciences. You may recognize our guest presenter, Christopher W. Lane, from his regular appearances as a print and map appraiser for public...

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Undergraduate Fellowship Applications: Due Dec. 20

Nov. 10, 2017

Learn more about librarianship as a career. Become a Friends of the Libraries Fellow in the University Libraries. The Friends of the Libraries Undergraduate Student Fellowship takes place during the spring semester. The Fellowship introduces undergraduates to careers in academic librarianship, a challenging and rewarding field filled with mobility and...

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...

Marjorie McIntosh

Friends of the CU Boulder Libraries Presents Marjorie McIntosh, Distinguished Professor

Nov. 28, 2016

Friends of the CU Boulder Libraries in partnership with the Boulder Public Libraries and the Conference on World Affairs presents Distinguished Professor, Marjorie McIntosh, who will speak about her historical research, Latinos in Boulder County 1900-1980. The presentation will take place on Thursday, April 13, 2017 beginning at 5:30 p.m...

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Friends of the Libraries Presents “Fall Treasures, Ronald J. Stewart, Then Comes a Wind”

Oct. 17, 2016

The Friends of the Libraries invite you to their Fall Treasures Event on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the Center for British and Irish Studies (Norlin Library, Fifth Floor). Ronald J. Stewart, author of Then Comes a Wind , will speak about his book, a story of a family’s struggle...

Jack Maness

Award-winning novelist and CU-Boulder professor Jack Maness to discuss historical trilogy

Feb. 9, 2016

Jack Maness, associate professor and director of the University Libraries’ sciences department, will discuss his trilogy of historical novels set in 1850s Kansas following a 5 p.m. reception on Thursday, March 31. The first, Song of the Jayhawk , won the 2015 Colorado Book Award for Historical Fiction, and the...