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Tour the library, know your resources

Tour the library, know your resources

Akasha Khalsa, Opinion Editor January 18, 2022
For three consecutive Thursdays, the Lydia M. Olson Library will be hosting tours of the institution’s resources for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of what is available.
Members of the NMU Jazz Combo, including Owen Edwards soloing on alto saxophone, perform during an NMU jazz concert. A group of five students will perform in the library on Tuesday to provide more relaxing studying music for students.

NMU Jazz Combo to provide live study music before finals

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor November 30, 2021

For the second year in a row, the NMU Jazz Combo will be setting a relaxing tone for the upcoming finals week by performing an hour-long set in the lower level of the library. The five-member student band...

The five accused culprits of the fictional murder line up to give their testimonies including (left to right) Alicia played by Daisy Lupa, Pirate Jim Blade played by Duncan Muter, Queen Blacks ghost played by Abby Weatherholt, Princess Ice White played by AK Ikezoe, Pandella played by Leslie Warren and Magnificent played by Taylor Meyers.

Library hosts murder mystery event for first time

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 28, 2021

Students dressed up in blood red capes, corsets, crowns and swords mingled outside of the locked library doors on Friday, Oct. 22 as the sun began to set behind them. When the doors finally opened, they...

Virtual reality stations in the library are available for students, faculty and staff but are left largely unused. The library is looking to increase awareness about their virtual reality devices and various ways students can use them to fit their interests.

Virtual reality offers gaming, educational resources

Annamarie Parker, Katarina Rothhorn, Contributing writer, Features editor October 19, 2021

Virtual reality was introduced to the library in the past few years but is still struggling to gain traction. Kevin McDonough, professor, and reference and electronic services librarian at the Lydia...

Skillbuilder teaches how to create a YouTube channel

Skillbuilder teaches how to create a YouTube channel

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor October 11, 2021

Harrison Bouche, a digital media tutor in the tutoring center and junior multimedia production major, started his YouTube experience creating several gaming channels in middle school and high school. He...


Wildpups therapy dogs return to campus

Sophia Huhta , contributing writer September 14, 2021

Sometimes the best medicine is no medicine at all, rather, it is the comfort of wet noses and sloppy kisses. NMU School of Nursing will bring therapy dogs to Lydia M. Olson Library Thursday, Sept. 16...

Library assistant working at her desk

Library partners with student orgs, expands resources for students

Katarina Rothhorn, Features Editor August 27, 2021

In an effort to provide ways for the Lydia M. Olson Library to help students become more engaged on campus, Rowan Swor, junior political science major, was hired in May as a Student Engagement Assistant....

Library makes adjustments to policies due to Covid-19.

Library adjusts hours, resources for COVID-19

Katarina Rothhorn January 21, 2021

With so much changing and moving online due to COVID-19, it can be confusing to try and figure out what is open in person and which resources will need to be accessed online. This semester, the Lydia...

Books aren’t immune to functional obsolescence

Books aren’t immune to functional obsolescence

Tim Eggert January 18, 2018

Earlier this week, the Lydia M. Olson Library circulated a campus-wide survey requesting feedback on the installation of a new book drop. A spit in the $5.8 million sea, the receptacle will result from...

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