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Ronda Shurtliff retired on October 15, 2014 after 32 years of service to Weber State University and the Stewart Library. As Cataloging/Serials Assistant, she worked in the Technical Services Department and was responsible for creating cataloging records for the library's print and electronic resources.

While we will miss Ronda very much, we are happy for her in the new adventure that retirement offers.


Book Sale Coming Soon

The Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Stewart Library, will take place November 13 - 16, 2014.  All profits from the sale will go towards purchasing new resources for the library.  The book sale will open Thursday morning, November13th, at 8:00 a.m. There will be books from every genre, including children's books, and media.  Hardcover books will be $2.00 and paperback $1.00.  Book sale attendance is free and open to the public.  

iPads for WSU Community

iPads are available for checkout at the Stewart Library Circulation Desk for all students, faculty, and staff at Weber State University. Those checking out the iPads are encouraged to explore the various apps and features available.  Please visit for information about the circulation, use, checkout, and return policy.

New on Campus

MobilePrint, a campus-wide printing enhancement, is now available. Register to use Mobile Print to print from your mobile device on campus.  Release print jobs either from a campus print station or by using Web Release.  Use a print station in any open computer lab, by logging into Mobile print from your device and printing your job by means of your Wildcard. Use Web Release by logging in to the Web Release site, finding and selecting the printer you want to use, and printing. Be sure you are physically close to the printer when you use Web Release.

Library Game Day

Game Day will be held in conjunction with the American Library Association's Game Day.  It will be held on Saturday, November 16th from noon until 8:00 p.m.  There will be board games, video games, and a tournament.  Activities will occur north of the Circulation Desk on the Lower Level.



Database of the Month

CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.




Upper Level by Honors: Childrens' Books

Middle Level Systems Area: Cookbooks and Staff Favorite Recipes

Middle Level Reference Area: Thanksgiving


Digital Collections has uploaded 18 brief video bytes that correspond with oral histories. They have been working towards this for some time and are excited to have these great stories to share.



Special Collections will be changing Saturday hours.  We will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. starting Saturday, September 13, through the end of the semester.



November 1

All Saints Day

First hydrogen bomb tested, 1952

November 2

The Balfour Declaration written, 1917

Explorer Daniel Boone born, 1734

November 3

Daylight Savings Time ends

November 4

Tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen discovered, 1922

Carbon filament electric light bulb patented, 1879

First Wagon Train reached California, 1841

November 5

Guy Fawkes Day (Great Britain)

Sinclair Lewis 1st American to win Nobel Prize in Literature, 1930

November 6

Bolshevik revolt in Russia, 1917

Composer John Philip Sousa born, 1854

November 7

Scientist and discoverer of radium, Marie Curie born, 1867

Novelist Albert Camus born, 1913

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson) born, 1943

November 8

X-rays discovered, 1895

Writer Bram Stoker born, 1847

Writer Margaret Mitchell born, 1900

November 9

Kristallnacht pogroms held, start of the Holocaust

East Germany opened the Berlin Wall, 1989

November 10

Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa hanged, 1995

Cargo ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior, 1975, subject of a ballad by Gordon Lightfoot

November 11

Remembrance Day (Canada)

Veterans’ Day

Slave revolt leader Nat Turner hanged, 1831

November 12

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women's rights leader, born, 1815

Planetary probe Voyager 1 neared Saturn, 1980

November 13

Poet Robert Louis Stevenson born, 1850

November 14

Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick was published, 1851

Composer Aaron Copland born, 1900

November 15

Author Daniel Pinkwater born, 1941

Artist Georgia O’Keeffe born, 1887

November 16

Francisco Pisarro trapped the Inca Atahualpa, fall of the Inca Empire, 1532

November 17

Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean, 1805

Opening of the Suez Canal, 1869

November 18

Antarctica discovered, 1820

Mass suicide of People’s Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana, 1978

November 19

President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, 1863

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi born, 1917

Brazilian soccer great Pele scored his 1,000th goal, 1969

November 20

War atrocities trials begin at Nuremberg, 1945

Mexican revolution began, 1910

November 21

Mayflower Compact signed, 1620

November 22

President John F. Kennedy (35th president) assassinated, 1963

November 24

Publication of Origin of Species, 1859

Lee Harvey Oswald killed, 1963

November 26

Cartoonist Charles Schultz born, 1922

November 27

Astronomer Anders Celsius born, 1701

November 28

Thanksgiving Day

World circumnavigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean, 1521

November 29

Author Madeleine l’Engle born, 1918

November 30

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) born, 1835


November Commemorative Weeks

American Education Week (2nd Week)
National Geography Awareness Week (2nd Week)

November MonthlyCommemorations
Child Safety & Protection Month
Good Nutrition Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
National Epilepsy Month

National Novel Writing Month
Native American Heritage Month









Fall  Semester Hours

August 25, 2014 - December 12, 2014


Monday - Thursday

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.



Fall Holiday Hours



Monday, September 1


Friday, October 17

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 26

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 27


Friday, November 28

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Fall Finals Week Hours



Friday, December 5

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, December 6

 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, December 7

1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Monday, December 8

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Tuesday, December 9

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, December 10

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Thursday, December 11

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday, December 12

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.



Winter Break Hours

December 13, 2014 - January 11, 2015



Monday - Friday

7:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday



Spring Semester begins on January 12, 2015.



Jeffrey Favero Fine Art Photography
Throughout the Stewart Library (August 2014 - December 2014)

Jeffrey Favero is a retired dentist from Ogden, Utah.  Favero says, "For me, the art of photography is more about the Giver than the taker.  A visual synergy of divine gift, serendipity and a splash of creativity."  Favero's images can be viewed on all three levels of the library and in the Hetzel-Hoellein room.  Go online to see more of his work at


Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Five display cases filled with an array of fascinating dignitary gifts belonging to the WSU Archives Collection, and received from institutions in the People’s Republic of China, are displayed.


Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years

University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)

The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889.  There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day.  125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.

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:








Updated November 18, 2014 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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