Chester Fritz Library Updates

News and notes from UND's Chester Fritz Library

New: AVON Streaming Video

Categories: Resources, Updates and Changes

Streaming Video Now Available from Chester Fritz Library!  The University of North Dakota now has access to Academic Video Online (AVON), which offers public performance rights and unlimited, online access to over 70,000 videos, including:  Documentaries from BBC, PBS, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, NOVA, and others  Performances from Broadway HD, ArtHaus Musik, Royal Shakespeare Company, American Dance Festival, and more  Foreign Language Films   Classic and Award-Winning […]

Chester Fritz Library north entrance

Library Renovation Update

Categories: Renovation Updates

Chester Fritz Library north entrance

By Spring 2021, the Chester Fritz Library renovation project will be largely complete. Currently, workers are finishing the Reading Room and South Tower; once the latter is complete, the south entrance will re-open.  Nearly everything else is done, so if you are nearby, please stop in and take a look around, do some research, or […]

Mental Health Resources

Categories: Resources

While the end of the fall semester is always tough, this year brings its own set of challenges. You might be stressed, overwhelmed, experiencing burn out, or feeling isolated. The most important thing to remember is that you’re not alone. There are people across campus who are ready to listen, support, and help however they can! Below are some resources if you’re in need of […]

Laptop with notepad and pen beside it

Upcoming Citation Manager Workshops

Categories: In and Around CFL, Library Events

Laptop with notepad and pen beside it

Mark your calendars for three upcoming citation manager workshops! Citation managers help you to save, organize, and share all your references in one location! You can choose from several standard citation styles (like APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.) or upload and use additional unique styles (e.g., various American Chemical Society styles) and auto-format in-text citations and reference lists in your papers. Workshop Dates: November […]

Get to Know Your Reference Librarians: Brittany Fischer

Categories: Staff Introductions

In this latest installment of “Get to Know Your Reference Librarians,” we welcome our newest librarian to CFL: Brittany Fischer! To contact Brittany or access one of her libguides, please visit her profile page.   Where did you grow up? If not in Grand Forks or North Dakota, how did you make your way here? I […]

New: Self-Checkout Machines

Categories: In and Around CFL

Have you seen our new self-checkout machines in the library? With the self-checkout machines, just swipe your card, scan the item you’re checking out, and you’re done! For detailed instructions, check out the steps below:  To check out an item using the self-checkout machine, swipe your UND ID card through the card reader on the right  Next, […]

Open Access Week 2020 Events

Categories: In and Around CFL, Library Events, Resources

Interested in Open Educational Resources (OERs) but not sure how to get started? The North Dakota University System is sponsoring two webinars on OERs during International Open Access Week (October 19-25)! Open Access Week is a time for the academic and research community to share information and learn more about Open Access. There’s still time to register for these events!    OER Z-Degree […]

OER grants are now available

Open Educational Resources Grants Available

Categories: In and Around CFL

OER grants are now available

Are you interested in using Open Educational Resources (OER) in your courses? Looking for a grant to help defray the cost of your time and efforts? The Office of the Provost has dedicated funding towards adapting your course to use OERs. Instructors may receive up to $3000 per course that they wish to adapt. If you are interested in […]

Censorship is a dead end. Find your freedom to read. #BannedBooksWeek Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2020

Banned Books Week 2020 (September 27 – October 3, 2020)

Categories: Library Events

Censorship is a dead end. Find your freedom to read. #BannedBooksWeek Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2020

It’s Banned Books Week! Founded by the American Library Association in 1982 in order to draw attention to increasing challenges to books in libraries, this week serves as an opportunity to celebrate our freedom to read. Watch this video for a list of the most frequently challenged books of the previous year – have you […]

Organization kit with pens, highlighters, papers, and other office materials

Upcoming Workshop: Organizing & Managing Your Research

Categories: Library Events, Resources, Tips and Tricks

Organization kit with pens, highlighters, papers, and other office materials

Want to learn how to organize and manage the articles and resources you’re using for your research this semester? Join us for a virtual workshop on Monday, September 28 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm led by Chester Fritz Librarians Holly Gabriel & Laura Egan. You can register here for the event!  The workshop will cover different types of methods you can […]