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"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.

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.

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.

Aaron Lisec

Aaron Lisec did such a good job on the Freedom summer exhibit. He got some good press coverage for the library! 

Amber Loos

What did they do? Amber coordinated the spring 2014 administration of the LibQUAL+ service quality survey to the SIU population.

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.

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.

Donations Sought for Reframing Project

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

IRAD Closed Until August 6

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

Joyce Metcalf

She has helped set up the machines, correct all the mistakes, and spent much time being helpful.

Shouter: Ruth

Submitted: 5/7/14

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.

Liz Kamper

What did they do? She's so sweet and helpful! I always know I'll find what I need when I ask Liz for help!

Shouter: Kylie C

Submitted 6/26/14

Maggie Walters

She's a very kind and helpful. No matter how busy she is, she will always be the first to offer help.

Shouter: CG

Submitted 5/24/14

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.

Meg Schmaus

Staff member's name: Meg Schmaus

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Sharon Granderson & Staff

Staff members' name: Sharon Granderson and staff

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.

Spring Red Cross Blood Drive February 28th

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

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."

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.

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.

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.

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