Welcome to Academic Information Services. The five units in AIS are committed to working together to provide information and technology resources and support that you need to succeed at Northern Michigan University.

  • The Beaumier Heritage Center, a historical museum and educational facility, promotes and preserves the history and culture of the Upper Peninsula through exhibitions and public programs.
  • The Central Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan University Archives houses unpublished organizational records and personal papers that document the history of Northern Michigan University and the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
  • The Computing HelpDesk supports NMU network connections, network services, and NMU issued software and computers.
  • Instructional Design and Technology offers support to faculty for integrating various technologies into the teaching, learning, and research processes. IDT includes the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and classroom support from the main office (LRC 112).
  • Lydia M. Olson Library  helps people find and use information, teaches information literacy courses, provides information resources in many formats, and offers a place to study and collaborate.

I encourage you to take advantage of all that AIS has to offer. We work hard to create an environment that serves your needs. Please let us know how we’re doing and how we can continue to improve. Your feedback is very important.

Best wishes,

Leslie Warren
Dean, Academic Information Services

Julia Tibbitts' Battle for Presque Isle

Kathy Warnes was one of the recipients of the Grace H. Magnaghi Visiting Researcher Grant this year. Kathy's research focused on Julia Tibbitts, one of Marquette's most famous environmental activist in the 1970's. Kathy used the Julia Tibbitts papers housed in the  Central U.P and NMU Archives for her research and presented as part of our National Archives Month celebration. Kathy's presentation is available for viewing here.

Cabin Fever Days

The Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center is proud to announce Cabin Fever Days, a two month long series of events celebrating the culture of the Upper Peninsula. Events are held between January 25 to March 22, a full list can be viewed here

The idea behind the series of events is to encourage people in the Upper Peninsula to get out and enjoy cultural events in their community during the cold and weather challenging winter months.

Upper Peninsula Bibliography

The Upper Peninsula Bibliography is now available for viewing.  The bibliography is the product of years of compiling by the Director of the Center for Upper Peninsula Studies, Russell M. Magnaghi. The extensive bibliography is topical, and is designed to guide researchers interested in particular subjects related to the rich history of the Upper Peninsula. Click here to view the most recent version of the bibliography.