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How to Easily Engage Your Remote Classroom with Streaming Video

Access and Public Services 11.09.2020

As classrooms stay remote across the Auraria Campus, faculty and instructors are looking for new ways to transform their in-person courses into captivating online experiences— and Auraria Library is here to help.

Auraria Campus students, faculty, and staff have free access to more than 32,000 streaming videos with a wide variety of subject areas including government, news, literature, music, art, experimental films, psychology, documentaries, entertainment and more. 

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Auraria Library Acknowledgement of Algorithmic Bias in Library Systems

Discovery and Metadata 11.04.2020

Computer algorithms are ubiquitous in our society.  Although algorithms, such as the one used by Google search, may seem objective, there are years of research that prove otherwise.  Computer algorithms are developed by humans and reflect the biases and worldviews of the people that developed them; they are often not inclusive of all cultures, identities, languages, and ideas.  Biased algorithms can have harmful outcomes.  Libraries are not exempt from algorithmic bias.  Auraria Library…

Test Drive a New Library Website Page for Exploring Curated Materials

Information Technology and Web Services 10.30.2020

We are excited to announce a new landing page which will showcase our website's curated reading and research materials. Library staff curate new lists every month and we wanted to showcase them in an organized, visually interesting, and engaging way. 

Test drive the BETA landing page now!

The BETA landing page will be accessible from October 30th, 2020 through November 23rd, 2020. We hope that this BETA preview period will provide our students and…

Geospatial explorations continue with Maptime Mile High

Researcher Support Services 10.23.2020

The monthly meetings of Maptime Mile High have continued into our virtual times! The online platform has allowed for a wider spectrum of people to attend, giving students an opportunity to engage with more voices beyond our campus.

Our last gathering focused on wildfires and geospatial data. Topics covered included data sources for historic fire perimeters, cartographic techniques for conveying emergency information to the…

The Complete List to What’s Available in Our Library Café

Auraria Library 10.21.2020

Planning to stop by our Library Cafe? Great! Things are a bit different thanks to COVID-19, but we’re working hard to create an inviting place to relax, get work done, and access resources— all while following safety guidelines. 

Here’s what IS and IS NOT available in our Library Café:

What IS available:

General Use:

  • Restrooms 
  • Wifi 
  • Check out materials with …

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