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Florida State launches new Civil Rights Institute

Florida State University administrators, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters gathered for a powerful evening of reflection and inspiration at the Dunlap Champions Club Thursday, Nov. 1. The event launched a new institute dedicated to the study of civil rights in America and the promotion of social change. The new FSU Civil Rights Institute is the […]

Florida State launches new Civil Rights Institute

Florida State University will launch its new Civil Rights Institute with an inaugural event on Thursday, Nov. 1, featuring acclaimed civil rights speaker Desmond Meade. The institute is an interdisciplinary endeavor created by the Office of the Provost, FSU Libraries, the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights, the College of Social Sciences and Public […]

FSU Libraries welcomes first cohort of Diversity Resident Librarian Program

Florida State University Libraries welcomes its first cohort of the university’s new Diversity Resident Librarian Program, which aims to increase the number of qualified academic librarians from members of traditionally underrepresented groups In alignment with Florida State’s strategic plan, the goals of the program are attaining more diversity of thought in program development and libraries […]

FSU Libraries dean closes the book on 48-year career

Nearly a half-century after landing her first job at Strozier Library, Florida State University Dean of Libraries Julia Zimmerman will finish her career right where she started. Zimmerman, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from FSU in 1970, will retire from Florida State in June after more than a decade of leading University […]

2017 Florida Book Awards winners announced

With its 12th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2017. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across the 11 categories of competition. The Florida Book Awards, coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

FSU Libraries to host digital scholarship colloquium

Florida State University Libraries will host a series of events Feb. 15-16 to educate the campus community about digital academic publishing. The events will feature Cheryl E. Ball, director of the digital publishing collective at Wayne State University and an expert on scholarly communication, digital publishing infrastructure and open access. The schedule of events is: […]

FSU Libraries to serve as state hub for Digital Public Library of America

Florida State University Libraries is playing a key role in cultural heritage access and preservation around the globe as the state of Florida’s service hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). “DPLA has acknowledged FSU’s leadership in creating a robust digital library program that will work with Florida’s many libraries, museums and other […]

Florida State University publishes its first open-access digital textbook

The Florida State University Libraries’ Office of Digital Research and Scholarship is proud to announce the publishing of its first book-length publication, hosted by the Libraries’ open access publishing program. The digital publication, “Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology: Current Status and Future Directions,” contains 20 peer-reviewed papers that examine the challenges and opportunities for integrating […]

2016 Florida Book Awards Winners Announced

With its 11th annual competition now complete, the Florida Book Awards has announced winners for books published in 2016. More than 200 eligible publications were submitted across the ten categories of competition. Coordinated by the Florida State University Libraries, the Florida Book Awards is the nation’s most comprehensive state book awards program. It was established […]

Fairy Tales and Fables: FSU celebrates storytelling at sixth annual Reading Marathon

The Florida State University community will come together for the sixth annual Reading Marathon to celebrate storytelling by reading aloud fables, fairy tales and myths continuously in a 24-hour time period. Volunteers are encouraged to participate in the marathon that begins 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, and is expected to run until 10 a.m. Thursday, […]

Alternative textbook grants for faculty aim to reduce financial burden on students

FSU Libraries is currently taking applications for new Alternative Textbook Grants to support Florida State University faculty in replacing commercial textbooks with open source alternatives to be made available to students at no cost. Open textbooks are written by experts and peer-reviewed, just like commercial textbooks, but are published under open copyright licenses so that they […]

Newly renovated Strozier Library ready for finals week

As Florida State University students begin cramming for finals in the coming days, they can study in comfort of the newly renovated Robert Manning Strozier Library. The recently completed renovation project encompassed four floors and nearly 30,000 square feet of space. The improvements to the library’s annex, built in 1967, included new ceilings, paint, carpet, […]