Welcome to the MIAD Learning Commons

The MIAD Library and Learning Commons is situated on MIAD's River Level with large windows overlooking the Milwaukee River. The Library receives plenty of natural light during the day, making it an ideal space to study, create, and hang out. In addition to many shelves of books, DVDs, and periodicals, the Library provides four computer workstations, multiple study carrels with electrical access for laptops, tables for large and small group gatherings, and a quiet study area. The Learning Resource Center is located in the far-left corner of the Learning Commons space. CLICK HERE to view all the services available from the Library. CLICK HERE to get to know our library staff and student clerks.

Please contact Hannah Schmidt or Nancy Siker (library@miad.edu) with any needs, questions, or concerns.


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Announcements, Campus News, & Articles of Note

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Weekly TED Talk

Joe Smith

"How to Use a Paper Towel"

Podcast of the Week

Natalie's Podcast Pick: Till Death Do Us Blart: Til Death Do Us Blart 2015

The creators of My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Worst Idea of All Time review the film Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 every American Thanksgiving from now until the end of linear time. This podcast is absolutely hilarious and brings up some amazing points about the movie.With Thanksgiving coming up, now is a perfect time to get caught up on the five existing episodes.
Listen to the podcast here: https://blart.libsyn.com/til-death-do-us-blart-2015

November is Native American Heritage Month

This month, the MIAD Library recognizes and celebrates the contributions that Native American peoples have made to our country's history. We recognize that the persecution of Native American communities have faced in their homeland for centuries, and to this very day. This November, and every day, we want to honor their rich culture, heritage, and resilience.

Visit nativeamericanheritagemonth.gov for more information!

Native American Art can be found here: 704.0397
Individual artists can be found in our 706 section

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Tara Houska

"The Standing Rock Resistance and Our Fight for Indigenous Rights"

Native Trailblazers Radio Show

The Native Trailblazers Radio Show, hosted Friday nights at 8:00pm EST (7:00 local time), is a two-hour-long radio program hosted weekly by The show is hosted by ICMN Arts and Entertainment editor Vincent Schilling and his wife Delores Schilling.
The Native Trailblazers Radio Show highlights the lives and work of many notable and fascinating Native Americans, and episodes tackle everything from lighthearted banter to tough topics that affect Native American peoples daily.

Listen here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nativetrailblazers Website: www.nativetrailblazers.com

Copy of Destress with Lola by Laszac.mov

1-Minute Tip from the LRC

Join LRC tutor Ewelina and her dog Lola for a quick dose of adorable dog cuteness!


Library Quick Links

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The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has preserved more than 500 hours of original recordings of rare artists’ lectures and, for the first time, will make the files available to the public. These include 83 classroom lectures from artist and SAIC faculty member Stan Brakhage, over 280 lectures from the School’s Visiting Artists Program between 1977–96, and hundreds of talks by renowned contemporary artists and scholars including Susan Sontag, Barbara Kruger, Guerrilla Girls, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and many others! Access to these materials can be found here: https://digitalcollections.saic.edu/islandora/search/CLIR?type=edismax

View the full press release from the SAIC here!

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