Published: May 16, 2013

MSU Libraries 2013 summer events

MSU Libraries is offering a variety of free public events this summer.

Following is a list of events.

Beal Botanical Garden Tours

Tours led by Peter Carrington, assistant curator of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden

The W. J. Beal Botanical Garden is the oldest continuously operated university botanical garden of its kind in the United States. Carrington's anecdotes and knowledge of plants make his tours an enjoyable way to spend the lunch hour.

May 16
June 13
July 11

All classes are scheduled from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Tours begin near the pond, in the southeast corner of the Beal Garden. In case of inclement weather, go to the Main Library North Conference Room (W449) for a virtual tour of the Beal Garden.

MSU Libraries Colloquia Series  
Welcome to the Maya World of Fine Book Arts: Bookbinding Demonstration with Libros San Cristobal

June 25
2 p.m.
Reference Instruction Room

The Meso-American Publisher of fine limited-edition hand-made books presents and demonstrates the production techniques and elaboration of the edition of the textile designs titled ³U CAYIBAL ATZIAK Images in Guatemalan Weavings.  

The edition is a comprehensive catalogue of textile designs written by Italo Morales which contains over three hundred hand letter press printed and illuminated zinc plate impressions bound in Guatemalan calf skin and traditional back strap woven textile. Endpapers of petate woven hand-made amate bark paper.

Each book has hand-sewn silk head bands a technique to be demonstrated. Slip case of petate woven hand-made amate bark paper and Guatemalan calf skin.

The production process will be presented of the hand-made amate bark paper. This was the paper used by the pre-conquest Maya in the elaboration of the codex. Felipe Bucu will demonstrate the process of petate woven amate bark paper which is based on the petate woven mattes sacred to the Maya and still in production in the Aldea Santiago Zamora.

Finding Nonprofit Funding Class

June 3
July 8
August 5

All sessions are scheduled from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Beaumont Instruction Room. Register here.

Nonprofit employees or individuals interested in helping nonprofit organizations raise money for activities should consider attending this free session. Those attending will learn how to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database which is available for free use in the library. They will also be shown other resources related to fundraising for nonprofits.

Endnote X6 and Endnote Web Classes

A basic introduction to EndNote and Endnote Web. Learn how to:

  • Import references from MSU's online catalog and article databases
  • Format citations and bibliographies in a Word document
  • Use Endnote Web to create groups and share references with other users

For more information about this popular program, go here. Previous experience searching article databases available from MSU Libraries is highly recommended.

May 20
10 a.m. - noon 
Main Library, Basement Instruction Room

June 24 
1- 3 p.m.
Main Library Basement Instruction Room

Endnote Advanced Users Open Lab

Designed for experienced users of Endnote and Endnote Web, this open lab session provides users with an opportunity to ask questions specific to their project¹s needs. Instructors will be available to answer questions and demonstrate some of the advanced features that are available. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops with Endnote installed, although computers will be available if needed. Previous experience using Endnote is required.

June 20
10 a.m. - noon.
Main Library, Basement Instruction Room

Zotero: Citation Management 2.0 Class

A comprehensive introduction to Zotero, a free citation management tool. Learn how to:

  • Import and manage references from library e-resources and the web
  • Share references with others
  • Format references and use with Word

This class will teach the Zotero Firefox browser based tool. Attendees should bring their own laptop with the latest version of Firefox installed. Previous experience searching article databases available from the MSU Libraries is highly recommended.

June 14
10 a.m. - noon.
Main Library, Reference Instruction Room

July 12
10 a.m. - noon.
Main Library, Reference Instruction Room


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