Our second new Circulation Supervisor/Courier is Jennifer Hansen, who began work November 18th. Welcome Jennifer!
New to the Collection
Now available for use: 3B Scientific™ Skeleton with Muscle Origins and Insertions.
This item includes all features of an adult skeleton with the addition of color to the right half to show muscle origins and insertions. It is designed to be used in advanced human physiology courses; its tough vinyl plastic construction holds up to classroom use. On the skeleton, origins are painted in red, insertions in blue; the left side of the skeleton displays more than 300 nominated bones, fissures and foramina.
The skeleton is at the Reserve Desk on the Lower Level. It will be available for a 5 hour in library use only check out period.
New Research Guides
Brian Peters of the Reference Department has compiled two new Library Guides. Here are the links:
Affordable Care Act:
Online Learning Resource Center:
The Encyclopedia of Social Work is now available online. Issued in four volumes and published by the National Association of Social Workers, this is the premier source of social work information. The encyclopedia can be linked to from the catalog and is also in Article Databases.
Database of the Month
Google Scholar has a great new feature. Beginning this month, EBSCO will let remote users who regularly search
Google Scholar experience seamless access from Google results
lists to full text in EBSCOhost databases for a number of titles designated as scholarly. Access Google Scholar from the Library's homepage.
ACCESS ALL DATABASES, EXCEPT TRIAL PRODUCTS, FROM ANYWHERE, WITH YOUR WEBER USERNAME AND PASSWORD 24/7.
Upper Level: Vacation Destinations
Middle Level Systems Area: Holidays and Festivals
Middle Level Reference Area: Meteorology and Climatology
Archivist Jamie Weeks is the recipient of an LSTA Grant to digitize the WSU student newspapers from 1917 - 2009. This is an important project we have wanted to accomplish for several
years. Once the newspapers are digitized they will be uploaded into the
library's Digital Collections site and will be completely searchable.
Coincident with WSU's Alumni 60th anniversary, Archives staff will be seeking oral histories from WSU alumni who attended Weber State University when it was located down-town.
Pioneers in Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of the Overland Migration
The Utah Academic Library Consortium, in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Library, will launch a pioneer legacy digital project wherein 19th century overland migration will be examined from every aspect: transportation, trail and camp life, Indian deprivations or encounters, diseases, medicine and surgery, politics and government, gold rush, religion, company organization, path finding and, wherever possible, perspectives from non-traditional viewpoints (women, children, minorities, etc.).
Pioneers in Your Attic will be a multi-year initiative to locate, digitize and provide world-wide access to the private documentary heritage of the pioneer era located throughout Utah, Nevada and Idaho. Utilizing a network of regional connections, Pioneers in Your Attic: Preserving the Legacy of Overland Migration will provide individuals an opportunity to have their historic letters, diaries and other collections scanned to preserve and provide access to their valuable intellectual content.
DECEMBER CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS
Comedian Richard Pryor born, 1940
Rosa (Louise McCauley) Parks refused to give up a bus seat to a white passenger, 1955. The incident became a symbol of the Civil Rights movement.
World AIDS Day
Production began on the Ford assembly line, 1913
Author and artist David Macaulay born, 1946
Artist Georges Seurat born, 1859
Physicist Enrico Fermi produced the first nuclear chain reaction, 1942
President James Monroe stated the “Monroe Doctrine” in foreign policy, 1823
First heart successful heart transplant, 1967
Polish-English author Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, Joseph Conrad born, 1857
Bhopal Union Carbide disaster, 1983
Phonograph invented, 1877
Film animator, actor, movie maker Walter Elias (Walt) Disney born, 1901
Montgomery bus boycott, 1955
Prohibition ended, 1933
‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ soundtrack released, 2000
Composer Ira Gershwin born, 1896
St. Nicholas Day
13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified, 1865, abolishing slavery
Halifax explosion, largest man-made explosion prior to nuclear explosions, occurred, 1917
Pearl Harbor bombed, 1941, US entered World War Two
Humorist James Thurber born, 1894
Inventor Eli Whitney born, 1765
Musician John Lennon shot, 1980
Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity trade union, became the first directly elected Polish leader
Poet Emily Dickinson born, 1830
Singer Otis Redding died in an airplane crash, 1967
The United Nations adopted the International Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Anglo-Indian author Rumer Godden born, 1907
Conman Bernard Madoff arrested, 2008
Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, 1620
UNICEF established, 1946
Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean, 1901
French author Gustave Flaubert born, 1821
Explorer Abel Tasman discovered New Zealand, 1642
Rape of Nanking, 1937
South Pole discovered by Roald Amundsen and party, 1911
First ten amendments to the Constitution of the US, the Bill of Rights, ratified, 1791
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven born, 1770
Boston Tea Party occurred, 1773
Beginning of Las Posadas
Orville Wright completed the first manned flight, 1903
Outfielder Tyrus Raymond (Ty) Cobb born, 1886
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol published, 1843
Winter solstice, the first day of winter
The Federal Reserve established, 1913
Apollo 8 reached the moon, 1968
Beginning of Kwanzaa
World Bank established, 1945
Author Rudyard Kipling born, 1865
New Year’s Eve
Artist Henri Matisse born, 1869
Commemorative Weeks in December
Kwanzaa, African Harvest Festival (Last week in December)
Month of December Commemorations
Read A New Book Month
Safe Toy and Gift Month
Universal Human Rights Month
STEWART LIBRARY HOURS
The following hours are in effect August 26 – December 13, 2013:
Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 28 Closed
Friday, November 29 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Finals Week Hours
Friday, December 6, 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m. – midnight
Sunday, December 8, 1:00 p.m. – midnight
Monday, December 9, 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 a.m. – midnight
Thursday, December 12, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13 (Graduation) 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break Hours: December 14, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday, December 24, 2013 Closed
Tuesday, December 25, 2013 Closed
Tuesday, January 1, 2014 Closed
Spring Semester 2014 begins on January 6
Stewart Library, Lower and Middle Levels (September 4 - December 4, 2013)
Threshold: New Photographs by Salt Lake Seven (SL7) is based upon the 2011 exhibition at Art Access Gallery.
The exhibit consists of 30 framed prints by 10 photographers
who participate in the group Salt Lake Seven. Subject matter varies with each photographer and includes portraits, urban and rural landscapes, dreamscapes, objets
objects), and figure work. Photographers include Rocio Briceno, Brian
Buroker, Justin Hackworth, Brett Howell, Alan Jackson, Carl Oelerich,
Bill Patterson, Steve Proctor, Greg Sumner, and group leader and mentor
Stewart Library, Middle Level (June 1 - December 15, 2013)0, 2013.Stewart Library, Middle Level
This exhibit consists of a display of dignitary gifts belonging to the WSU Archives Collection, and received from institutions in the People’s Republic of China. It is accompanied by a display of color photographs. The photography exhibit Teaching and Traveling in China, is by Michael Wutz, WSU Department of English, editor of Weber - The Contemporary West, and Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor.
The photographs were taken when Professor Wutz spent time during the summer of 2012, teaching in China (see “In Learning We Trust: Teaching & Traveling in China,” WSU Magazine Spring 2013 for a full description of his experiences).
Special Collections Images
Stewart Library, Top Level (Ongoing)
The exhibit on the top floor of the Stewart Library showcases photographs
housed by Special Collections. These photographs document the history of Ogden
through business and people.
Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)
Kevin Mikkelsen resides in
North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being
a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point
in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive
time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled,
and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has
become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through
today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that
inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art
prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s
beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by
going to: PhotographyOutdoors.com