Upon meeting Marianna Murray, Office Coordinator, Department of Theatre, one realizes the vast contribution she has made to the department. The Department of Theatre has been a degree granting program since 1972, and Marianna has been safeguarding and archiving the department’s history for 20 of those years.
Dr. Miguel Gonzalez-Pando founded and directed the Cuban Living History Project at Florida International University, where he worked for more than twenty years.
As older audiovisual materials such as U-matic and VHS tapes are degrading and hardware are becoming obsolete, the Special Collections and University Archives (SPCUA) Department has begun the monumental task of preserving the historical audiovisual holdings of the University Archives. SPCUA has over 2,000 audiovisual materials ranging from reel-to-reel to U-matic to VHS to DVD documenting the events, lectures, and history of FIU.
“Love your library: Guess how many kisses are in the jar!” Contest. Last week, our FIU library lovers (students and faculty) from MMC & BBC were encouraged to guess how many Hershey’s candy kisses were the jar. Providing your guess was not the only thing the library wanted to know. Participants were also asked to give a reason why they loved the FIU Libraries, with an optional question of what they would love to see added to the library. In all, we received 48 entries including a few from our FIU Libraries’ Instagram and Twitter page.
Our Center For Excellence In Writing is back with extended tutoring hours at the Green Library! No appointment is needed. Tutors will be located at a table near the hub of computers on the second floor.
Friday, April 13: 5-10pm
Saturday, April 14: 12-5pm
Sunday, April 15: 12-5pm
The FIU Libraries will be debuting a snazzy new site and new search tools this Summer!
So what’s changing? We’ll have a fresh look and feel, clearer and bolder navigation, and all your important and frequently used information and services featured front and center.
Additional highlights of the new site include:
Beginning in 2018, the Special Collections and University Archives (SPCUA) Department began the task of scanning and uploading the earliest editions of the FIU student newspaper for online access (current issues of FIU’s student newspaper, Panther Press, have been available online since 2014).
Congratulations to Kelly F. and Jelisa O., our VIP Study Room Contest winners! We had a ton of great entries, and enjoyed reading all your stories about how the FIU Libraries have influenced you. Kelly and Jelisa's entries are below.
Jelisa (BBC contest winner):
In honor of National Library Week (April 8-April 14, 2018), the FIU Green Library invites you to enter our "Love your library: Guess how many kisses are in the jar!" contest for a chance to win the candy and a $10 Starbucks gift card. There are two ways that you can enter this contest: