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Big changes are coming to the Cline Library website!

Beginning June 30th, 2017, the Cline Library will begin migrating over to a new library management system Alma/Primo. This new product will:

  • Provide a single, Google-like search box for searching books, journal articles, media, and more.
  • Allow you to access your library and document delivery accounts from a single place.
  • Provide a mobile-friendly and responsive search interface

Along with this new resource, we’ll be updating the library’s homepage to start aligning the look and feel of our site with the rest of the university’s web environment. We are partnering with ITS to implement these changes and will move the remainder of our website into the new NAU web environment throughout the coming year. We encourage you to let us know what you think about these changes.

How will this change impact you?

  • Beginning July 1st, library accounts will be managed on the new system. The current homepage will include a link to the new site for your preview and feedback.
  • We will keep the current library catalog active until July 5th, but holdings information may not be current. Please contact us if you can’t find something.
  • Beginning July 5th, the new systems will fully replace the old ones.

We hope these changes will make it easier for you to access library resources and services. We also hope you will give us feedback about the changes, so we can make adjustments if needed to improve your library experience.


Researchers: Need to create a data management plan? Librarians can help!

NAU is a now partner institution in the DMPTool, an online resource that guides researchers through the process of creating a data management plan to meet funder requirements. Use your NAU username and password to log in to the DMPTool and get access to 20 different funding agency templates that provide links to funder information, suggested answers, and data management resources. Submit your data management plan for an informal review and get comments and suggestions from a reviewer at Cline Library. Our librarians are also happy to provide advice while you are writing your plan. For more information email: Librarians@nau.edu.



Finding Guide Now Available for the Sue Bennett Photograph Collection



Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce the creation and release of the Sue Bennett finding guide.

Sue Bennett was born in Pasadena, California in 1948. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Southern California in 1972 then moved to Flagstaff, Arizona where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1975. While attending the Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff she enrolled in many photography classes where her photographs of athletes impressed local photographer John Running. She did an internship for Mountain Bell taking marketing photos and later worked for the Arizona Tourism Board. Around this time, she started a freelance photography business called Sue Bennett Photography Inc. Approximately 150,000 color slides, black-and-white negatives/prints, and prints form the bulk of the collection. Detailed diaries and journals provide additional contextual insight into her work and personal life.



Media Equipment for Loan to Students

We know it can be challenging – if not impossible – for a student to purchase or access media equipment for an assignment or course. Thanks to a micro-grant from NAU’s Parent Leadership Council, we have more equipment students can borrow, including Nikon digital cameras, Canon video cameras, Zoom digital audio recorders, ADATA external hard drives and more. Visit the Main Desk to borrow or schedule equipment.



We're Loving the Scholar to Death


Ever been tempted to climb up the Scholar in front of the library and put flowers, fall leaves, or even notes from a recent class in his hand? No? That’s great, we thank you sincerely. Unfortunately some of our visitors can’t resist. In the process of climbing up to reach the bronze hands, some of the limestone books on the bottom break off and crumble. We’ve continued to notice more damage as people are climbing up to place items in his hands as the stone is quite fragile.


On December 20th, a conservator will be coming to campus to repair the damage to the stone on the sculpture. We know how much you all love the Scholar. Help us keep him safe for all future NAU generations. If you see someone attempting to climb the Scholar, say something. Suggest they leave their flowers or other offering at the base of the sculpture instead. If you see someone skateboarding too close, ask them to stay clear of the base.

With your help we can keep the books on the sculpture intact and the Scholar in shape for many years to come.

New Exhibit in Special Collections and Archives


You are cordially invited to visit Special Collections and Archives to experience and celebrate the transformation of NAU into a university from 1966-2016. The 2016-2017 exhibit is free and open to the public through August 2017. It is located in Cline Library's Special Collections and Archives on the 2nd floor. A virtual exhibit is available at: nau.edu/library/exhibits/nau50

For more information contact Special Collections and Archives at (928) 523-5551.


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