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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - February 2015

 

LIBRARY NEWS

MajorFest

The Library will participate in Major Fest, Wednesday, February 4, 8:30-11:30, 3:30-6:00 in the Shepherd Union Building ballrooms.

Texting Available

You can text a librarian at 801-803-5554 during opening hours.

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 http://libguides.weber.edu/iPads for information about 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.

REFERENCE

Database News

New Databases

Cochrane Library: The Cochrane Library is an online repository of databases providing access to "rigorous and up-to-date research on the effectiveness of healthcare treatments and interventions, as well as methodology and diagnostic tests." We have access to over "5,000 Cochrane Reviews" in addition to trials, methods studies, technology assessments and economic evaluations. 

Cochrane Clinical Answers: The Cochrane Clinical Answers database is designed as a point of care database enabling the researcher to easily access content from Cochrane Reviews by providing a short answer to a clinical question with the ability to link to the content from the Cochrane Library. Information is provided in an easy to use format designed for healthcare practioners and professionals including access to "narratives, numbers, and graphics".

 

Database of the Month

EBSCO now has several new databases.  They are available anywhere in Utah from Pioneer, Utah’s online library, at pioneer-library.org.  Most databases are accessible without signing in, however anyone using a smart phone or tablet with no internet or wi-fi should be prepared to use their local library card number. Please note that two of these new EBSCO database are accessible by Weber authentication, Web News and Newswires. Here is the database list:

Biography Reference Center

History Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center

Literary Reference Center

Newswires (authentication needed)

Poetry Reference Center

Points of View Reference Center

Science Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center

Web News (authentication needed)

 

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

BOOK DISPLAYS

Upper Level by Honors: U.S. Presidents

Middle Level Systems Area: Paranormal Romance/Utah Romance Authors

Middle Level Reference Area: African American Heritage

 

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 AND ARCHIVES/DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

The Special Collections department of the Stewart Library focuses on collecting materials that document Ogden and Weber and Davis Counties specifically and Northern Utah generally. Such materials include printed works, and non-printed items such as photographs, maps, ephemera, personal papers and organizational records. In addition to this primary focus, the department acquires materials which help to better understand the history of Utah and those forces - both within its boundaries and in adjacent states - that have contributed to its development.

Special Collections is currently working on a project to document 25th Street. Visit our Business at the Crossroads page to see how you can help.

Digital Collections Featured Project

World War II Correspondence, Newsletters, and Photographs

 

University Archives

Weber State Alumni Relations has donated 72 linear feet of materials to the University Archives.  The donation includes memorabilia, photographs, emeritus alumni papers, scrapbooks, architectural drawings, oral history interviews, fraternity and sorority collections, and numerous other historical Weber State University materials. This collection will go far in providing a stronger historic foundation for the early days of Weber State University. 

 

FEBRUARY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

February 1

Super Bowl Sunday

Poet Langston Hughes born, 1902

First meeting of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1790

Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, 2003

February 2

Groundhog Day

First Donner party member died, 1847

Author James Joyce born, 1882

February 3

First female physician, Elizabeth Blackwell born, 1821

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson killed in an airplane crash, 1959

February 4

Facebook launched, 2004

Author Russell Hoban born, 1925

Aviator, author, inventor, explorer, and social activist Charles Lindbergh born, 1902

African-American civil rights activist Rosa Parks born, 1913

February 5

Major league baseball great Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron born, 1934

February 6

Major league baseball great George Herman (Babe) Ruth born, 1895

Tennis great Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr., died, 1993

John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men published, 1937

February 7

Author and social activist Charles Dickens born, 1812

Author Laura Ingalls Wilder born, 1867

February 8

Author Jules Verne born, 1828

President Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes Severalty Act, undermining Indian land control, 1887

February 9

Author Alice Walker born, 1944

National Weather Service established, 1870

February 10

Mormons of Nauvoo, IL began their westward migration, 1846

Ratification of the 25th Amendment in 1967 (Presidential Succession)

IBM computer Deep Blue beat world champion Garry Kasparov at chess, 1996

February 11

Nelson Mandela released from prison after 27 years, 1990

Singer Whitney Houston died, 2012

Inventor Thomas Alva Edison born, 1847

February 12

Naturalist and geologist Charles Robert Darwin born, 1809

Author Judy Blume born, 1938

16th President Abraham Lincoln born, 1809

Hsian-T'ung, the last emperor of China, forced to abdicate, following Sun Yat-Sen's republican revolution, 1912

February 13

Start of the fire-bombing of Dresden, Germany, 1945

Galileo Galilei arrived in Rome to face the charge of heresy for advocating that the Earth revolves around the Sun, 1633

February 14

Valentine's Day

Alexander Fleming introduced his mold by-product called penicillin to cure bacterial infections, 1929.

Explorer Captain James Cook killed in Hawai’I, 1779

February 15

Civil rights and women’s rights leader Susan B. Anthony born, 1820

Canada adopted a new flag, the present maple leaf flag, 1965

February 16

Presidents Day

Synthetic polymer nylon patented by E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, 1937

Pharaoh Tutankhamun's intact burial chamber opened by archaeologist Howard Carter, 1923

February  17

Mardi Gras

Congress passed the Missouri Compromise regulating slavery in the western territories, 1820

February 18

Former planet Pluto, discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, 1930

Mark Twain published The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1885

Writer Toni Morrison born, 1931

J. Robert Oppenheimer, leader of the Manhattan Project died, 1967

February 19

Chinese New Year, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus born in Torun, Poland, 1473

Phonograph patented by Thomas A. Edison, 1878

Rescuers reached the surviving members of the Donner Party, 1847

February 20

Astronaut John Glenn orbited the Earth, 1962

Western photographer Ansel Adams born, 1902

February 21

Civil rights leader and cleric Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) assassinated, 1965

Start of President Richard Nixon’s visit to China, 1972

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto, 1848

February 22

1st President George Washington born, 1732

Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay born, 1892

February 23

First children in the US received the Salk polio vaccine, 1954

Scholar and civil rights proponent William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) DuBois born, 1863

February 24

Entrepreneur and consumer electronics innovator Steve (Steven Paul) Jobs born, 1955

Philologist Wilhelm Carl Grimm born, 1786

Marbury v. Madison decision established judicial review, 1803

February 25

Artist Pierre Auguste Renoir born, 1841

Hiram Rhoades Revels, first African-American congressman, sworn into office, 1870

February 26

Businessman and blue jeans innovator Levi Strauss born, 1829

Grand Canyon and Grand Teton national parks established 10 years apart, 1919 and 1929

Singer-songwriter Antoine Dominique (Fats) Domino born, 1928

Soldier, bison hunter and showman William Frederick (Buffalo Bill) Cody born, 1846

February 27

Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow born, 1807

Author John Steinbeck born, 1902

Explosion at the Montana Coal and Iron Company mine killed 74 workers, 1943

19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for female suffrage, declared constitutional by the Supreme Court, 1922

February 28

James D. Watson and Francis H. D. Crick discovered the chemical structure of DNA, 1953

Colorado Territory created, 1861

February Monthly Commemoratives

American Heart Month

Black History Month

 

 

 

 

 

STEWART LIBRARY HOURS

 

        Spring Semester Hours

January 12, 2015 – May 1, 2015

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.

                    Holidays

 

Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) Closed

Monday, February 16 (Presidents Day) Noon - 5:00 p.m.

 

                Spring Break

Friday, March 6 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 8 Closed

Monday, March 9 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 15 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

                Finals Week

Friday, April 24 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 25 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 26 1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Monday, April 27 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 28 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 29 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 30 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, May 1 (Graduation Day) 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Semester Break Hours

May 2, 2015 – May 10, 2015

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

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

Summer Semester begins on Monday, May 11

LIBRARY EVENTS

Weber Reads

Monday, February 2 at 12:30-1:30

Hetzel-Hoellein Room (Special Collections)

"The Efficacy of Literature for Children: Why We All Should Read Charlotte's Web" - Eleanor Olson, English 

Weber Reads

Tuesday, February 17 at 12:30-1:30

Hetzel-Hoellein Room (Special Collections)

"Garth Williams - Illustrator of Charlotte's Web" - Angelika Pagel, Art History

Story-Telling Festival

WSU Story Symposium: Telling the American Experience

Tuesday, February 24

2:00–3:00 p.m.
Hetzel-Hoellein Room (Special Collections)
Featuring National Storytellers Pippa White and Syd Lieberman with Rosemary Conover and Jean Andra Miller
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Artwork from students at the Horace Mann and James Madison Elementary Schools will be on display to accompany the Festival.

 

EXHIBITS

America in the 30s: Prints from the Federal Art Project

Stewart Library, Lower and Middle Levels

(February 6 - April 2, 2015)

The prints in this exhibit are by artists associated with the California division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935 during the Great Depression. The project is credited with initiating graphic arts workshops and commissions for printmakers throughout the nation and sponsoring the production of some 95,000 prints. This printmaking initiative made it possible for artists to produce high-quality multiple versions of their originals. This exhibition of prints by California artists includes strong images that help the contemporary viewer understand day-to-day life during the Great Depression in the western United States. Among the pieces are examples of both lithography and wood engraving techniques.

 

CHINA!

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: PhotographyOutdoors.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated February 12, 2015 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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