Norlin Library exterior

University Libraries offer remote support to CU Boulder community

July 20, 2020

In the months since the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ physical locations closed in mid-March for the health and safety of the campus community, library personnel have worked tirelessly to meet the needs of educators, researchers and students with online services and resources. (Photo/Ken Abbott) The Scholarly Resource Development team...

Norlin Library exterior

Students document life and loss during pandemic

June 3, 2020

Editor’s note: To collect these assets and complete this project, students followed strict health and safety COVID-19 guidelines that included social distancing. For audio or video interviews, students conducted them virtually by phone or online video conferencing platform. During COVID-19 isolation, many rituals that mark our important achievements and transitions...

Kroger, Struik and Struik's daughters.

Former Fellow Presents Exhibit Research To Pioneer Professor

Oct. 16, 2019

Last spring’s Undergraduate Friends of the Libraries Fellow Aubrey Kroger recently presented her research from the exhibit “Wonder Women: The Dynamic, Influential, and Innovative Scientists of CU Boulder” to Frasier Meadows , an assisted living facility in Boulder. One person recognized in Kroger’s exhibit, Dr. Rebekka Struik, is a resident...

Erasing marginalia from a book with a chemical sponge.

CUATL Ep. 4: Is It Okay To Write In Books?

Oct. 14, 2019

This transcript of the CU at the Libraries episode “Is It Okay To Write In Books?” has been rewritten for the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries news site. Press play to listen to this episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts...

PASCAL's rows of books

CUATL Ep. 3: What is PASCAL, Anyway?

Oct. 7, 2019

This transcript of the CU at the Libraries episode “What is PASCAL, Anyway?” has been rewritten for the University at Colorado Boulder Libraries news site. Press play to listen to this episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. “The Libraries are...

Norlin Library exterior. Photo by Casey Cass

CUATL Ep. 1: CU at Norlin Library

Sept. 23, 2019

This transcript of the CU at the Libraries episode “C-U at Norlin Library” has been rewritten for the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries news site. Press play to listen to this episode below or find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your podcasts. It’s the beginning...

Inside inscription by MLK Jr. to his parents

Celebrating MLK Day with the Archives

Jan. 21, 2019

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose powerful writings and speeches denounced the brutal injustices of racial segregation, while also inculcating a sense of hope and moral responsibility that each of us has in creating a truly equal American society. The following historical...

Handwritten Italian in the days before the printing press

Il Decamerone: an Italian classic in Special Collections

April 26, 2018

Printed in 1555, this book was brought to the Preservation unit for a new enclosure, but, while here, we discovered a beautiful handwritten page in the middle of the binding. Talk about penmanship goals! It’s even more impressive when you consider that the book is only around 5” tall! Want...