News

"Black Thought and Culture" & "Women and Social Movements" Databases Added

Morris Library recently added two sizable databases of specialized content to our collections. Black Thought and Culture and Women and Social Movements make accessible hundreds of thousands of archival documents.

"Headliners" Exhibit Highlights Music Legends at SIU

Back in the day, the SIU Arena played host to some of the biggest names in music.

3D Printer Demo April 8 - 10

The non-profit organization New Blankets will offer hands-on demonstrations of a Makerbot 3D printer and open source software applications to design items in the first floor Rotunda on April 8-10.

3D Printing Event February 8

This Saturday, February 8, 2014, Morris Library and the organization New Blankets will be having a 3D printer event in the third floor rotunda of Morris Library.

3D Printing Now Available at Morris Library

Through a generous loan by the non-profit organization New Blankets, Morris Library now has a Makerbot Replicator 2 3D Printer. This printer allows the user to create physical objects from digital models. All members of the university community and the public are encouraged to make use of this exciting technology.

62 New Reference Ebooks Added

Morris Library now has access to 62 more reference ebooks through our membership in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

A New Semester at Morris Library

Alison Joseph, Director of the Creative Writing program, wrote A Ghazal for Morris Library for the 2009 rededication.

Article by Morris Librarians Among the Most Read

An article about using iPads in library reference service written by Morris Library’s Humanities Librarian, Stephanie Graves, and its former Fine Arts Librarian, Megan Lotts, was the sixth most-read piece in College & Research Libraries News in 2012.

Associate Dean Tulis wins James Bennett Childs Award

The 2014 James Bennett Childs Award was awarded to Susan E. Tulis. This award honors a person who has made a lifetime and significant contribution to the field of government documents and their use in libraries.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

Morris Library and the Special Collections Research Center are participating in this year's Banned Books Week celebration in the following ways with an exhibit featuring and a reading event.

Basement Now Open

Morris Library's basement is now open for studying and browsing books and journals.

Blood Drive Sets Morris Library Record

Jennifer Freeze from the American Red Cross confirmed that the 36 units of blood were collected last Thursday was the most ever donated during a Morris Library Blood Drive.

Book by SCRC Director Published

Pam Hackbart-Dean, the Director of Morris Library's Special Collections Research Center, has written a new book titled How to Manage Processing in Archives and Special Collections.

Buckminster Fuller Celebrated by "Inventions" Exhibit

A new exhibit highlighting R. Buckminster Fuller’s “Inventions: Twelve Around One” will grace Morris Library's Hall of Presidents in April.

Civil War 150 Exhibit April 28 - May 16

Civil War 150 is coming to Morris Library’s Hall of Presidents April 28 to May 16, 2014.

Congressman Jerry F. Costello's Papers Come to Morris

Morris Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as the repository for the official papers of retiring U. S. Congressman Jerry F. Costello.

Daily Egyptian Profiles Morris Library's Howard Carter

The Daily Egyptian recently published a profile of Morris Library's Associate Dean for Support Services, Howard Carter.

Day of the Dead Art Exhibit, September 15 to November 15

The library’s Day of the Dead Art Exhibit will run September 15 to November 15 in the first-floor rotunda, and feature the work of about 25 local artisans.

Delyte Morris & Kent Keller Portrait Frames Restored

The frames for the Delyte Morris and Kent Keller portraits have been restored and the paintings returned to their rightful place in Morris Library.

Donations Sought for Reframing Project

Morris Library is seeking funds to reframe 4 pieces of art from our collection.

Dore and Dante Open House at SCRC

A rare 19th century copy of Dante's Inferno with wood-engraved prints by Gustave Dore will be shown at an open house at 3pm Monday, March 25, in Morris Library's Special Collections Research Center.

Dream Working Closing Reception February 27

The closing reception for Dream Working: A Participatory Art Installation will be held from 3 - 5 pm this Wednesday, February 27, 2013.

Dream Working: A Participatory Art Installation Opens

Barbara Bickel's Dream Working: A Participatory Art Installation will open in the first floor rotunda on Monday, February 11.

Edible Books Festival April 1

The 3rd annual Morris Library Edible Book Festival will take place on Monday, April 1, 2013, in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors from 3pm to 4pm.

Edible Books Festival April 1

Morris Library’s Edible Book Festival 2014 is on, and this year it’s taking place April 1 in the first floor rotunda, from 3:00-6:00pm. So get your culinary interpretations of grea

Edible Books Festival Competition Winners

Katie Hogan's Booklava Library was selected as the Grand Prize winner at Morris Library's 3rd annual Edible Books Festival on April 1st.

Edward S. Curtis Exhibit & Presentation

During Native American Heritage Month, Special Collections Research Center is celebrating Edward S. Curtis’s masterwork: The North American Indian.

eHRAF Adds Guide to Cross-Cultural Research

The Human Relations Area Files (HRAF) has added a Basic Guide to Cross-Cultural Research and a lesson on Explaining Human Culture to its Learning Center as part of a new beta interface.

Emancipation Proclamation Anniversary Celebrated

SCRC is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863) with an exhibit that highlights narratives of three former slaves from neighboring states.

First Fridays @ Morris Features Marjorie Lawrence Opera Theater

“First Fridays Music at Morris Library,” a free lunchtime concert series open to the university community and the public, continues at noon on Feb. 7, in the library rotunda.

Four Libraries' Items Added to I-Share @ Morris Library

Thousands of books and other materials from four colleges in Illinois are now available to SIUC affiliates though I-Share @ Morris Library, our main library catalog.

Friends of Morris Library Book Sale February 21st & 22nd

On February 21st and 2nd the Friends of Morris Library will be holding a book sale.

Grad Student Workshops This Fall

Morris Library is pleased to offer a series of free workshops this fall which were created especially for busy grad students.

Grant for "America's Music" Film Series Received

Morris Library has received a grant to participate in the project, America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Haunted Stacks SCRC Tour October 31

The Special Collections Research Center will be celebrating Archives Month by hosting a tour of Special Collections on Thursday, October 31st from 2-4 PM. 

Historic Daily Egyptian Newspapers Now Online

The University Archives and Records Management have partnered in an ongoing project to digitize historic issues of the Daily Egyptian newspaper for online access.  The collection is available

Historic Photographs of Southern Illinois University

Check out a new and growing collection of photographs documenting Southern Illinois University Carbondale history.

I-Share Changes Case Study Published by Library Faculty

Professors Beth Cox, Stephanie Graves, Andrea Imre, and Cassie Wagner's report on changing the default search in I-Share from the Morris Library-only catalog to the full consortial catalog was

Images of Women in the Open Court Collection Exhibit & Lecture

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Morris Library is celebrating and honoring women this month with a special exhibit, lecture and reception. “Images of Women in the Open Court Collection” is now on display at the library’s Hall of Presidents.

Imagining Geographies Inaugural Event March 5

The inaugural event of this year’s Imagining Geographies program, “Southern Illinios: Land, Lives, and Art" will be held in the John C. Guyon auditorium and the Rotunda from 5:30 to 9:00pm on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

IRAD Closed Until August 6

Our IRAD facility will be closed Tuesday, July 29 through Tuesday, August 5. IRAD will reopen Wednesday, August 6.

Kenneth G. Peterson: 1927 - 2013

Kenneth G. Peterson, who served as dean of Library Affairs from 1976 until 1991, died earlier this year at his home in North Carolina.

Librarian Offers Research Questions & Answers Weekly at Dunn-Richmond Center

The Student Innovation Incubator will be hosting SIU’s new social sciences librarian, Jordan Forbes, for two hours of research “questions and answers” every Monday at 2:30 p.m.

Librarians on Library Role in Recruitment & Retention

Morris Library faculty members Melissa Hubbard and Amber Loos published research on academic librarian participation in university student recruitment and retention efforts in a recently released special issue of Reference Services Review

Map Library Closed March 7 and 10

The Map Library will be closed Friday, March 7, and Monday, March 10.

Marc Liberta: 1962 - 2013

It is with a very heavy heart that the Reserves Department announces the death of our staff member, Marc Liberta.

Morris Librarian Honored for Research

Officials honored top research projects at SIU in April during annual Research Town Meeting and Fair, including work by Morris Library's Amber Burtis.

Morris Library 6th Floor Open January 13

Come see the NEW collaborative spaces on the 6th Floor of Morris Library!

National Conference Ebook Presentation by Morris Librarian

Electronic Resources Librarian Andrea Imre presented "Ebooks in Academic Libraries: Management and Access Issues" at the recent American Library Association annual conference, the largest

New Content Available in Business Databases

We are pleased to announce that we now have access to additional components of the Mergent business databases.

Mergent Online

New Exhibit: Illinois Central Railroad: Last Days of Steam

Selected photographs created by former Southern Illinoisan photographer Ben Gelman are on display in the exhibit Illinois Central Railroad: Last Days of Steam.

New Journal and Video Resources Added

Four new periodical databases and three new video collections have been added to Morris Library's holdings.

New Resources Available through Web of Science

Our subscription to Web of Science has made a number of new and expanded resources availble to SIU Carbondale students, faculty, and staff.

Open House January 30th

Morris Library will host an open house on Thursday, January 30, from 3:00 - 4:30pm for people interested in seeing the newly completed sixth and seventh floors.

P. Michael Jones 2014 Delta Award Winner

The Friends of Morris Library will present the 2104 Delta Award to P. Michael Jones, BS ’67.

Paul Simon Exhibit in the Hall of Presidents & Chancellors

“Paul Simon: Compassion, Vision, Courage,” an exhibit honoring the late Senator Paul Simon, is currently on display in Morris Library’s Hall of Chancellors and Presidents.

Percussion Ensemble Next First Fridays Performance

The “First Fridays Music at Morris Library,” a free lunchtime concert series open to the university community and the public, continues at noon, Friday, November, 1.

Record & Book Sale to Be Held on January 18-19

Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will have a two-day sale featuring about 10,0000 albums and 1,500 books on a variety of subjects and interests.

Rich Jurek "Marketing the Moon" Presentation April 2

Rich Jurek, BA ’89 & MA ’91, will speak about the book he co-authored Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program

Room 139 Computer Lab Now Open Extended Hours

The computer lab in Room 139, across the hall from the John C. Guyon auditorium, is now open the same hours as the Extended Hours Area of Morris Library.

Round Table on Sound Preservation April 30

Join RT 463 Sound Art and Practice II students, for a roundtable discussion about their experiences learning about the importance of sound conservation while working with Morris Library’s Special Collection Research Center.

SalukiTech at Morris Library Profiled

The Saluki Times has written a brief overview of the services offered by SalukiTech as part of its collaboration with Morris Library at the first floor Information Desk.

Sample Furniture Available for Inspection

Visitors to the library are encouraged to try out samples of some of the furniture under consideration for the 6th and 7th floors

Scholarships Available for Spring through Records Management

The Bill Potter Memorial Scholarship Fund is providing two $1,000 scholarships for Spring 2014.

Scholarships for SIU Students Available through Library Affairs

Applications for the inaugural Emma Smith Hough Library Research Scholarship Awards are now being accepted from SIU undergraduate and graduate students.

SCRC Director Hackbart-Dean Elected to SAA Council

Pam Hackbart-Dean, Director of Morris Library's Special Collections Research Center, was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Council.

SCRC Receives Grant for Mary Carus Exhibit

Petticoats and Slide Rulers: The Life of Mary Carus, a traveling exhibit and programs on Mary Hegeler Carus during Women’s History Month in March 2013 created and curated by the Special Collections Research Center received an Illinois Humanities Council grant.

SIU Jazz Combo & SIU Percussion Ensemble Perform April 4

At noon on April 4, the SIU Jazz Combo and the SIU Percussion Ensemble will perform in the 1st floor Rotunda as part of the First Friday Music at Morris series.

Sixth & Seventh Floors Completed

The Morris Library renovation begun in 2003 is finally complete. The outdated 1950s design has been re-imagined as a spectacular showplace for SIU and a center for students.

Spring Blood Drive March 8

Morris Library will host its Spring Blood Drive on Friday, March 8, 2013, from 10am to 2 pm in the first floor Rotunda.

Spring Red Cross Blood Drive February 28th

Morris Library’s Spring Red Cross Blood Drive will be  Friday, February 28, from 10am to 3pm.

Student Workers Honored

In honor of National Student Employment Week Morris Library held a reception in honor of its student workers on April 8, 2013. Without student workers, the library would not be able to provide the services and resources to SIU that it does.

Summer 3D Printing & Health Information Workshops from Morris Library

Morris Library will offer two brand-new workshops this summer: "Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning" and "Finding Reliable Health Information Online."

SUR, National Geographic, and Illinois Atlas Archives Now Available

Morris Library is pleased to bring you three new journal archives.

Susan Tulis Profiled in Chancellor's Column

Associate Dean Susan Tulis and Morris Library are the subject of Chancellor Rita Cheng's June column.

Ted Morrissey Reading & Book Signing April 16

Novelist Ted Morrissey will read from his new novel, An Untimely Frost, on Wednesday, April 16, at noon in Morris Library's 1st floor Rotunda.

Thompson House Presentation May 15

At 10am on May 15, Pat Dey Cuendet, BS ’59, MS ’68, will give a talk on the Thompson house, which was located in Thompson Woods (south of Morris Library).

Trials of Two Psychology Databases Available

A trial of two databases on the EBSCOhost platform, PsycBOOKs and PsycTESTS, will run from until June 30, 2014. These titles are both available from the A - Z database list.

These resources are described by the publisher below.

Trovillion’s “Bloody Williamson” Publications Examined

Melissa Hubbard, the Special Collections Research Center’s Rare Books Librarian, recently published on Hal W. Trovillion's efforts to document the events that turned Williamson County into “Bloody Williamson”.

Two Receive Records Management Scholarships

Shannon Simmons, a junior in Cinema and Photography, and Evelyn Epplin, a junior in Communication Disorders, are the recipients of the 2013 Bill Potter Memorial Scholarships.

Two Scholarships Available Through Records Management

Two $1,000 scholarships for Fall 2013 are available from the Bill Potter Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Records Management Department of Morris Library.

Vicksburg Exhibit Juxtaposes Past and Present

“Vicksburg 150,” now on display in the Hall of Presidents and Chancellors, commemorates the 1863 siege and capture of Vicksburg, Mississippi, by Union forces.

Watershed Science & Sustainability Research by SIU Fellows

On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, SIUC graduate students will present on their water science and policy research experience as Watershed Science and Policy IGERT fellows in the John C. Guyon Auditorium on the 1st floor of Morris Library.

Women in Engineering & Science Symposium March 5

Morris Library and the Illinois Humanities Council are holding a symposium celebrating women in science and engineering featuring the exhibit, “Petticoats and Slide Rules: The Life of Mary He

Woodblock Woodstock Event in the News

Woodblock Woodstock, an event that involved a printing press and free t-shirts held at Morris Library in 2011, is featured in College & Research Libraries News.

Writing Center Open for the Spring Semester

The Writing Centers at Morris Library and Trueblood Hall are now open for the spring semester. Morris is open during morning, afternoon, and evening hours; Trueblood is open during evening hours.

Writing Contest for U.S. Constitution Day Seeks Entries

Morris Library is sponsoring a writing contest in honor of U.S. Constitution Day. Cash prizes will be awarded for the best essays. The topic of the contest is "Guns, the Second Amendment, and SIUC: What Would Make Me Feel Safe?".

“Fifty Summers Ago: SIU Students in Mississippi” Discussion & Reception

An exhibit, discussion and reception commemorate the work of a group of SIU students, alumni and former students on the Mississippi Project or what became known as Freedom Summer.

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