University Libraries

Knowledge Market to add digital skills consultants to suite of services

Grand Valley's Knowledge Market has added digital skills consultants to their suite of services. The pilot program for the digital skills consultants will provide strategies and advice for students who would like to learn more about the devices and programs they have to use, or how to be more responsible technology users.

Oct 9, 2020


English professor's academic journal expands viewpoints on autism

Rob Rozema founded the journal, "Ought," which includes both scholarly and creative works.

Jun 30, 2020


GVSU online summer math program offers college-going students updated instruction, credits and coaching

The Math Advantage program gives students the tools to be successful in an online class, while learning college math and earning four credits. The program also offers tutoring and one-on-one success coaching.

May 27, 2020


After 25 years, library specialist ready to retire after bringing positive outlook to job

After working for University Libraries for 25 years, Bob Kozminski, library specialist, is retiring.

Mar 3, 2020


Campus partners will host OER symposium

More than 75 percent of students surveyed reported they skipped buying or renting a textbook due to the cost. This statistic, from a survey by University Libraries, calls to attention the expense of textbooks. University Academic Senate, Student Senate and the Office of the Provost, along with other campus partners support a universitywide commitment to Open Educational Resources (OER).

Oct 15, 2019


University Libraries benefactor dies

Harvey Lemmen, a longtime benefactor to University Libraries, died July 25 at age 96. 

Jul 29, 2019


Teaching, learning with technology event set for May 1

More than two dozen presentations highlighting the use of technology in the classroom will be offered during the 18th annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium on May 1.

Apr 25, 2019


Exhibit explores Saugatuck-Douglas history with LGBT community

During the Cold War, the twin West Michigan beach towns of Saugatuck and Douglas turned into a haven for college students, motorcycle gangs, hippies and other diverse communities. The towns' inclusivity caused Saugatuck-Douglas to become a popular destination for the LGBT community, which found acceptance there in the face of social and legal discrimination. The Kutsche Office of Local History has created a project to document the area's history with the LGBT community. Elements from the project will be on display in the Mar

Feb 6, 2019


Symposium to explore access to open educational resources

An upcoming event will celebrate Grand Valley faculty and staff members who strive to develop free and open educational resources for students, and how they incorporate those resources into their classrooms. The 2018 Open GVSU Symposium, taking place in conjunction with International Open Access Week, will be held October 22. The event will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about Grand Valley's open resources initiatives that focus on openly-licensed textbooks, paywall-free academic publishing and encouraging g

Oct 17, 2018


Library exhibit celebrates history of the Young Lords

A new exhibit at Grand Valley honors the 50th anniversary of the Young Lords organization - a street gang that transformed into a political human rights movement in 1968 when their founder José Jiménez came to the realization that the group was capable of bringing about positive social change. "Puerto Rico in My Heart: 50 Years of Young Lords" will be on display in the Mary Idema Pew Library through November 14.

Oct 1, 2018