Katie Mika works with student.

Getting The Most From Campus Libraries

Sept. 18, 2019

Heading to the library at CU Boulder means a trip to Norlin Library or to one of the four branch libraries: Jerry Crail Johnson Earth Sciences & Map Library ; Leonard H. Gemmill Engineering, Mathematics and Physics Library ; the Howard B. Waltz Music Library ; and the William M...

Course reserve books stacked on table.

How The Libraries Prepare For A New School Year

Aug. 20, 2019

As incoming and returning students arrive on campus and our faculty make last-minute edits to their syllabi, the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries are also preparing for a successful start to a new school year. Our Circulation Department has kept busy this summer by gathering materials from course reserve requests...

Rodeo performer Bea Kirman on horseback, standing on the saddle with one foot raised, undated

New Digital Collection Highlights Women In Rodeo

July 17, 2019

The University Libraries are excited to announce a newly available digital collection from the Archives, just in time for National Day of the Cowboy on July 27. The Clifford P. and Therese S. Westermeier Digital Collection contains over 300 historic photographs and photo-postcards related to rodeo history, with particular emphasis...

Archivist Ashlyn Velte pulling a box from a shelf in the Archives.

Meet Processing Archivist Ashlyn Velte

June 26, 2019

The University Libraries would like to introduce our newest processing archivist and instructor, Ashlyn Velte! Velte started working with the Special Collections, Archives & Preservation department this past May. In 2016, she graduated with her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Northern Carolina at Chapel Hill...

Professors Walker Sampson and Heather Bowden hold their book.

Bowden and Sampson Recieve SAA Award

June 14, 2019

Heather Bowden and Walker Sampson, professors from the University Libraries, are being honored with a Preservation Publication Award from the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for their 2018 book “The No-Nonsense Guide to Born-Digital Content.” Bowden currently directs Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation in the University Libraries. Before that, she...

Interns Lisa Donavan and Stacey Brown work on maps from the U.S. Congressional Serial Set volumes in the Preservation unit.

Re-Mapping Future Through Preserving History With Maps Project

June 13, 2019

The University Libraries are wrapping up an extensive project this summer that will keep over 60 maps detailing railroad survey reports that date back to the pre-Civil War era accessible to students, researchers, and librarians. Faculty and staff from the Government Information Library, the Preservation unit, and the Earth Sciences...

Portrait of Walter Orr Roberts, former director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

Archives Digitizes Walter Orr Roberts Collection For NCAR's 60th

June 7, 2019

The University Libraries and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are delighted to share the newly curated Walter Orr Roberts digital collection . Roberts was an internationally-renowned astrophysicist and a principal figure in many scientific developments in Colorado. From 1940 to 1957, he served as the superintendent of the...

Leanne Walther

The Lasting Legacy of Newly Retired Leanne Walther

June 3, 2019

After over 30 years with the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, librarian Leanne Walther has retired. Walther began her career at CU Boulder as a cataloger at the Howard B. Waltz Music Library. She worked in the music library by day and worked towards her Master’s in Library Sciences from...

Who are the contents of this rediscovered "time capsule" really for? Our archivist David Hays wrote about his efforts to find and recount this little slice of history just in time for Memorial Day. www.colorado.edu/libraries/2019/05/27/memorial-day-time-capsule

A Memorial Day Time Capsule

May 27, 2019

Hanging in shadow over one’s back shoulder, high on the south wall of Macky Auditorium is a tarnished bronze plaque. Having nothing to do with music or the College of Music, played and housed in Macky, there is little reason to bring attention to the plaque, which has by its...

Fellow Julia demonstrates how to use VR goggles during her presentation.

Provost's Fellow Julia Uhr's VR Fairytales

May 13, 2019

Philosophy PhD student Julia Uhr’s project for the 2019 Provost’s Fellowship for the Libraries “SCCUFL” resulted in a tangible virtual reality experience featuring fairy tale classics from the University Libraries’ Special Collections.