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Archived News from Forsyth Library

Banned Books Week September 24-30

9/06/17 - September 24th - 30th is the annual celebration emphasizing the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read.

Banned Books Week 2007 Poster


Come to Forsyth, play Mini Golf, and learn about Forsyth Library's services. Tuesday, September 5th, 4-6 p.m.

Heritage Harvest Workshop May 20, 2017

5/8/17 - Join Forsyth Library for this workshop offering hands-on experience for digitizing family photos and gathering historical information about them. How best to care for family heirlooms and how to display them without damage.Volunteer speakers covered topics such as genealogy research, preserving family heirlooms, digitizing photos and documents, local research opportunities and library topics.

CBS Sunday Morning Feature

1/10/17 - CBS Sunday Morning is featuring Kansas paleontologist Barnum Brown this weekend. FHSU's Forsyth Library & Archives provided photos!
VIew the segment:

The Forsyth Library newsletter for faculty and staff:

April 2017
March 2017


Art Exhibition April 28, 2017

4/24/17 - Join us for the reception exhibition of FHSU Art student Judith Belford April 28, 2017.
Judith is presenting her work to FHSU faculty/staff and students, as well as Hays community members and visiting community members as part of a professional development requirement within a class for her Bachelor of Arts, concentration in Art Education studies. Forsyth is hosting the exhibit for Judith who has been a student employee in the Forsyth Digital Collections department since August 2012.
Judith Belford Art Exhibit

Times Talk Program Schedule, Spring 2017

American Democracy Project/Forsyth Library/The New York Times
*FREE pizza or salad provided to the first 20 attendees* (subject to change)

1/23/17 -
January 24 (Tuesday) • Noon - 1pm Forsyth Library, South Study Area

Implications of a Trump Administration: Global, National, and Local
Dr. Lawrence Gould and Dr. Joseph Romance break down the implications of the incoming Presidential Administration. Free Pizza and Salad will be provided for the first 25 students.

February 28 (Tuesday) Noon - 1:00 P.M. South Study Area, Forsyth Library
What Students Should Know About Copyright with Claire Nickerson
Have you ever wondered how to tell if something is copyrighted, or if you can use a piece of a copyrighted work for class? What about your own copyrights-did you know that you automatically own the copyright to any writing or creative work you do? Come to this Times Talk to learn what you need to know about copyright law as a student at FHSU

March 2 (Tuesday) Noon - 1pm | Forsyth Library, South Study Area
Whither the Electoral College? Challenges & Choices
with Dr. Lawrence Gould

March 8 (Wednesday 12:30 - 1:30pm Forsyth Library, South Study Area
Join us as Hollie Marquess and Sharon Wilson discuss the history of working women during the turn of the century, and celebrate Women's History Month! Free Pizza and Salad will be provided for the first 25 students.

April 11 (Tuesday) 12:00 - 1:00pm Forsyth Library, South Study Area
Join us in a discussion over "The Reality of Virtual Reality: Learning, Gaming, and Living with New Media." Presented by Dr. Gordon Carlson, Department of Communication Studies.

April 18 (Tuesday) 12:00 - 1:00pm Forsyth Library, South Study Area
"Making The Connection" between the messages from Coach Herman Boone and Holocaust survivor, Gene Klein. Presented by the National Campus Leaders Summit.

Tips and Tricks to Successfully Present at a Professional Conference

1/25/17 - Are you a student, faculty member or staff member planning to present research at a professional conference such as FHSU's Scholarly & Creative Activities Day (SACAD) or a regional/national/international meeting? Do you mentor research students? This is an excellent learning opportunity.

Attend our third workshop by Emily Breit and Cheryl Duffy April 12th at 3:30 in Forsyth Library's South Study Area. Learn how to speak to your audience, dress, and gain an audience.

Presented by Forsyth Library, in Partnership with the Scholarship Environment Committee and the Office of Scholarship and Sponsored Projects.

View YouTube videos on Tips and Tricks to Successfully Present at a Professional Conference:

Win Over The Reviewers - presented by Dr. Arvin Cruz February 1st

Create A Winning Poster - presented by Hendratta Ali and Trey Hill February 8th
- How To Make A Poster Using PowerPoint - Trey Hill

Visiting Author Kristen-Paige Madonia

1/2/2017 - Mark your calendars for March 2nd for a visiting author in Forsyth library. Kristen-Paige Madonia is the author of the young adult novels Invisible Fault Lines (2016) and Fingerprints of You (2012), both published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Hailed by Judy Blume as "A remarkable young novelist," Madonia was the 2012 D. H. Lawrence Fellow, and her short fiction has appeared in such publications as The Greensboro Review, Five Chapters, The New Orleans Review, and American Fiction.

Open Textbooks Grant Program Accepting Faculty Applications

1/23/2017 - Faculty are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions on the new OER grants available for adapting or authoring Open Textbooks and supplemental resources. Grant amounts vary depending on the amount of effort and original authoring required. Details about the grant and the application process are available on the updated FHSU OER webpage.

Information Sessions:

· Monday, January 23rd at 11:00 AM in Forsyth Library 133;

· Wednesday, January 25th at 9:00 AM in Forsyth Library 133;

· Thursday, February 2nd at 1:00 PM in Forsyth Library 133;

· Friday, February 3rd at 3:30 PM in Forsyth Library 133.

Library Receives Rare Book Donation

1/21/2017 - Forsyth Library received a copy of a rare 3 volume set of the 1793 edition of Adam Smith's, "Inquiry into the Wealth of Nations," first published in 1776 from Professor Andrew L. Warren, Esq. at Western New Mexico University. Read more at:

Open Textbooks Grant Program Deadline Approaching - Midnight June 2, 2016

5/25/2016 -If you would like funding to adapt and/or create supplemental materials for an open textbook for your course, please be aware that the deadline for the Forsyth Library's Open Textbooks Grant Program is Thursday, June 2. Information about the grant program and application instructions are available at, and the application form is located at Help is available for identifying open textbooks.

If you have any questions, please contact Claire Nickerson, Learning Initiatives & OER Librarian at or x4543.

New Online Exhibition, Plymouth Schoolhouse

5/22/2016 -Forsyth Library has launched its first online exhibition featuring the Plymouth Schoolhouse. Visit the exhibition to read more about the history and relocation of the Plymouth Schoolhouse to the FHSU campus at: .

Forsyth Library Launches Archives Online

5/20/2016 - Forsyth Library has begun building Archives Online as a new service to preserve and share University history.The first two public collections in the archives are Campus Buildings and Facilities and Faculty Senate. Campus building and facilities currently features Rarick, Sheridan, and Tomanek as the initial offerings from the collection. Faculty Senate minutes dating back to 1933 are the second collection. Look for Archives Online to grow in the coming year.

Our physical archives resides in Forsyth Library and has recently been reviewed and reorganized. We're happy to schedule group or individual visits to the archives. Contact Sharon Severson, University Archivist, at or x5282.for more information.

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