Shield Shield
JavaScript disabled or chat unavailable.
Home
Help  |  Search  |  Contact Us 
   
STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - April 2016

 

 

LIBRARY NEWS

PERSONNEL NEWS

Congratulations, Sara Pomeroy

The Library welcomes Sara Pomeroy to her new position as Circulation Supervisor/Courier position. Sara will be rotating her schedule between the Stewart and Davis campuses.

Natural Sciences Librarian
The Weber State University Stewart Library seeks a dynamic, tenure track faculty librarian with a background in the Natural Sciences and enthusiasm for providing information literacy instruction, general reference service, and collaboration with faculty on developing and managing collections.
Anyone who might be interested, is encouraged to apply. Here is the quicklink to the position - jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60866

Renovations in the Library have begun. If you cannot find a staff member, be sure to ask; staff are moving office spaces to accommodate the renovation.


REFERENCE

Try these Trial Databases

The Library is examining the Taylor & Francis SSH, Social Science and Humanities package, it has over 1600 titles.  It is in Article Databases. Click on the link reach the Taylor & Francis Online page, then click on either Humanities, Education or Social Sciences to see the journals. Enjoy!

New Databases

 

IBISWorld.  - Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings

Since 1971 IBISWorld has provided thoroughly researched, accurate and current business information. Today, IBISWorld employs a team of dedicated expert analysts that researches economic, demographic and government data. It provides valuable insight into America’s 700+ industries.

 

IBISWorld’s NAICS collection analyzes industries at the 5-digit level offering the latest content on 700 industries. Each report consists of 30 to 40 pages of key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecast performance, major industry participants and more.

Every industry faces a set of drivers outside its control that have a material effect on industry performance. IBISWorld’s Business Environment Profiles provide insight into these key drivers, which include exchange rates, commodity prices, interest rates, weather conditions, consumer attitudes, demographics and many more.

IBISWorld’s unrivalled range of industry analysis is available online constantly. Whether you need a better understanding of market conditions and forecasts; a clearer picture of a supply chain, or to keep abreast of competitor activity in an industry, IBISWorld’s comprehensive reports will keep you informed.

 

BuildingGreen

BuildingGreen is an independent publishing company that offers information on healthy and sustainable building design and construction strategies.  Readers of BuildingGreen.com enjoy daily news coverage as well as deeper analysis of strategies, policies, and programs, as well as green products and materials. BuildingGreen previously published a monthly print edition of Environmental Building News (EBN), which is still offered as monthly PDF download for members. BuildingGreen also previously published the GreenSpec product directory, which now appears as BuildingGreen product guidance on BuildingGreen.com and on its Designer Pages platform.

BuildingGreen membership includes online access to all BuildingGreen.com articles, case studies from the High Performance Buildings database, continuing education, and access to its BuildingGreen product guidance platform.

 

Database of the Month

American FactFinder

This database provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys. Data from the following surveys and censuses are available in American FactFinder:

  • The American Community Survey is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing.
  •  The American Housing Survey is the most comprehensive housing survey in the United States, covering 29 Metropolitan areas and the Nation as a whole.
  •  The Census Bureau conducts more than 100 economic surveys covering annual, quarterly, and monthly time periods for various sectors of the economy. Data from three Annual Economic Surveys can be found on American FactFinder:
    • Annual Survey of Manufactures  
    • Business Patterns  
    • Nonemployer Statistics  
  • The Annual Surveys of Governments provide relevant, comprehensive, uniform, and quality statistics on the characteristics and key economic activities of our nation’s nearly 90,000 state and local governments. The surveys provide detailed information about these governments’ structure, organization, function, finances, and employment.
  •  The Census of Governments, conducted every 5 years, provides periodic and comprehensive statistics about the organization, employment, and finances of all state and local governments.
  •  The Commodity Flow Survey produces data on the movement of goods originating from the United States. It provides information on commodities shipped, their value, weight and mode of transportation, as well as the origin and destination of shipments from establishments in these industry sectors: manufacturing, mining, wholesale, and select retail and services establishments.
  •  The Decennial Census collects data every 10 years about age, sex, race, housing units and more for the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas.
  • The Economic Census profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level and by detailed industry and business classification.
  • The Survey of Business Owners presents statistics every 5 years at the national to local area level by industry and by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status of the business owner.
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation publishes estimates from the American Community Survey of the race, ethnicity, and sex composition of the workforce by occupation and geography.
  • The Population Estimates Program publishes estimated population totals for the previous year for cities and towns, metropolitan areas, counties, and states.
  • The Puerto Rico Community Survey is the equivalent of the American Community Survey for Puerto Rico.

ACCESS ALL DATABASES, EXCEPT TRIAL PRODUCTS, FROM ANYWHERE, WITH YOUR WEBER USERNAME AND PASSWORD 24/7. 

BOOK DISPLAYS:

Upper Level:  Robotics

Middle Level Systems Area:  Shakespeare

Middle Level Reference Area:  New books exhibit

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Special Collections has changed its hours. Beginning this semester, we will only be open on Saturdays by appointment. Requests for appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 801-626-6540 or emailing ssingh@weber.edu.

APRIL CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

April 1

April Fool’s Day

Musician and singer Marvin Gaye died, 1984

Beer Hall putsch secured Adolf Hitler’s rise to power, 1924

MP3 audio format first patented in Germany (1993), by Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft

April 2

Danish author Hans Christian Andersen born, 1805

Automobile executive, Walter Percy Chrysler born, 1875

Montanan Jeannette Pickering Rankin, 1st woman elected to Congress, took her seat in the U.S. Capitol, 1917

April 3

Pony Express established, 1860

President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, 1945

ACLU decides to defend Ginsberg poem Howl against obscenity charges, 1955

April 4

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated, 1968

Musician Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) born, 1913

Author Maya Angelou born, 1928

Yellowstone photographer William Jackson born, 1843

Microsoft founded, 1975

April 5

Educator and African-American leader Booker Taliaferro Washington born, 1856

Businessman and engineer Howard Robard Hughes died, 1976

April 6

U.S. entered World War I, 1917

LDS Church established, 1830

April 7

Poet William Wordsworth born, 1770

Sitarist Ravi Shankar born, 1920

Lewis and Clark departed Fort Mandan, 1805

April 8

Feast of the birth of the Gautama Buddha

Author Barbara Kingsolver born, 1955

Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron hit his 715th home run playing for the Atlanta Braves, 1974

April 9

Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, 1865

African-American contralto Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial, 1939

April 10

Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary leader assassinated, 1919

U.S. patent system established, 1790

Civilian Conservation Corps established, 1933

April 11

Napoleon exiled to Elba, 1814

Liberation of Buchenwald, 1945

Civilian Conservation Corps established, 1933

April 12

Author Beverly Cleary born, 1916

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, died, 1945

Space Shuttle Columbia first launched, 1981

Alfred Cumming succeeded Brigham Young as Governor of Utah, 1858

Start of the US Civil War, 1861

Astronomer Galileo Galilei convicted of heresy, 1633

April 13

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president, born, 1743

Author Eudora Welty born, 1909

Outlaw Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) born in Beaver, Utah Territory 1866

April 14

Abraham Lincoln, 16th president, shot, 1865

Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language first published, 1818

Passenger Liner RMS Titanic struck an iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14 causing it to sink at 2:20 AM on April 15

April 15

Income Tax Day

Artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci born, 1452

Singer Bessie Smith born, 1894

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, died, 1865

First African-American Major League Baseball Player Jackie Robinson, played for the Brooklyn Dodgers,1947

April 16

Actor Charles Spencer “Charlie” Chaplin born, 1889

Texas City explosion, 1947

Bartholemew (Bat) Masterson fought his last shootout, Dodge City Kansas, 1881

April 17

Danish author Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) born, 1885

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin died, 1790

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died, 2014

Start of the invasion of the Bay of Pigs, Cuba, 1961

April 18

Paul Revere & William Dawes rode horseback from Boston to Lexington & Concord to warn Samuel Adams & John Hancock & rouse the Minutemen against oncoming British troops, 1775

Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Martin Luther refuses to recant, Diet of Worms, 1521

April 19

U.S. Revolutionary War began, 1775

Start of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, 1943

Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was intentionally exploded, 1995

April 20

Scientists Marie & Pierre Curie isolated radium, 1902

Columbine High School massacre, 1999

Beginning of Gulf of Mexico oil spill, 2010

April 21

Rome founded, 753 B.C.

Author Charlotte Bronte born, 1816

Author and naturalist John Muir born, 1838

April 22

Earth Day established, 1970

Richard M. Nixon, 37th president, died, 1994

Start of the Oklahoma land rush, 1889

April 23

Hank (Henry Louis) Aaron hit his first Major League home run, 1954.

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare commemoration day, 1564

April 24

Author Willa Cather died, 1947

Library of Congress established, 1800

Easter Rising began in Dublin, Ireland, 1916

April 25

Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)

Hubble Telescope launched, 1990

Singer Ella Fitzgerald born, 1917

April 26

Seismologist Charles Richter born, 1900

Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, 1986

Mountain man James Beckwourth born, 1798

April 27

Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed in the Phillippine Islands, 1521

Explorer Zebulon Pike died, 1813

April 28

James Monroe, 5th president, born, 1758

The Chickasaw and the Choctaw people abandon their communal lands, 1897

April 29

Los Angeles riots after Rodney King verdicts, 1992

Ashmun Institute, 1st African-American college, chartered, 1854

Cyclone killed 135,000 people in Bangladesh, 1991

Joan of Arc relieved Orleans, 1429

April 30

Louisiana Purchase completed, 1803

April 30

Writer Annie Dillard (Meta Anne Doak) born, 1945

Musician Willie (Hugh) Nelson born, 1933

Reich Chancellor of Germany and leader of the Nazi Party Adolf Hitler died by suicide, 1945

April Commemorative Weeks

Astronomy Week (1st week)

National Library Week (2nd week)

National Wildlife Week (3rd week)

April Monthly Commemoratives

Autism Awareness Month

Keep America Beautiful Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Poetry Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Semester Hours

January 11, 2016 - April 29, 2016

 

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.

 

 

Spring Holiday Hours

 

 

Monday, January 18

Closed

Monday, February 15

Noon - 5:00 p.m.

 

Spring Break Hours

 

 

Friday, March 4

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

Saturday, March 5

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 6

Closed

Monday, March 7

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

Tuesday, March 8

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

Wednesday, March 9

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

Thursday, March 10

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

Friday, March 11

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

Saturday, March 12

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

Sunday, March 13

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

 

 

Spring Finals Hours

 

 

Friday, April 22

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

Saturday, April 23

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 24

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

Monday, April 25

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

Tuesday, April 26

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

Wednesday, April 27

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

Thursday, April 28

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

Friday, April 29(Graduation)

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

 

 

May Break Hours

 April 30 - May 0, 2016

 

Attention: Library hours are subject to change due to

inclement weather and/or a power outage. 

               

EVENTS

Author Colm Toibin

Meeting with students and community members

 

Library Upper Level

hetzel-Hoellein Room

Tuesday, April 12, 10:00am – 11:30am

Immigrants at the Crossroads Opening Reception

Library Upper Level

Hetzel-Hoellein Room

Wednesday, April 13, 6:00 p.m.

There will be a reception with light refreshments, the event is open to the public. Included in the exhibit are nearly 200 photographs highlighting the lives of Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and Dutch immigrants, and their contributions to the Ogden community. Also included are excerpts from over 20 oral history interviews conducted with local immigrants and their descendants. Finally, the event will include a short presentation from the winners of our History Repurposed contest.

 

EXHIBITS

2016 Ancient Painters of the Colorado Plateau

Stewart Library, Middle Level

(Feb 3 – Apr 28, 2016)

Utah is home to numerous world-class prehistoric rock art sites. This artwork provides a critical record of Utah and North America’s cultural history, yet these sites are virtually unprotected. To date, many sites have been seriously compromised by vandalism, others by accelerated aging and weathering. In 1991, the BCS (Barrier Canyon Style rock art) Project was started by Craig Law and David Sucec in response to growing alarm over this deterioration. Since incorporation, the BCS Project has sought to document any and all known sites of prehistoric Barrier Canyon rock art in Utah before it is lost. As of 2001, the project has photographed 212 sites.

 

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 and Univeristy Archives Images


Stewart Library, West Entrance (Ongoing)

 

Every month Special Collections and University Archives trade off providing new photo exhibits of 24 - 28 images for the Ben Lomond Hotel. These images are then brought up to the library and placed on display on the gray panels just inside the West Entrance. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Updated April 6, 2016 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

Stewart Library - Weber State University - Ogden, Utah 84408. (801) 626-6403 - Copyright © 2008 ALL Rights Reserved