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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - September 2015

 

 

LIBRARY NEWS

Vacancies

The library has a job opening in Digital Collections for the Digital Projects and Oral History Assistant. Anyone interested is welcome to apply.  Job details can be found at: jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59646.

The library has a job opening in the Systems Department for the Digital Graphic Web Design Assistant. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply.  Job details can be found at:  jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59705.

The library has vacancies for student assistant positions.  Any interested student is welcome to apply.  Please see http://library.weber.edu/libadmin/employment/def

ault.cfm for more information.

REFERENCE

The Library has a new book edge scanner that produces high quality scans. KIK (the knowledge imaging center) is a public, self-serve scanning/copying system that permits copying to paper or to a flash drive, tablet, notebook or cellphone.  KIK uses a large touch screen with a scanner that can be placed in either flat or book edge mode.  KIK itself, and more information about it, is available at the Reference Desk on the Middle Level of Stewart Library.

 

Database News

EBSCO e-books

The Library now has access to about 160,000 EBSCO ebooks. Because we subscribe to, rather than own the books, there are unlimited users for each book to search, read, or browse online. Over 60 publishers including Springer, Taylor & Francis and Wiley Interscience are represented; content covers a broad range of subject areas and topics. Users can search, cite, browse and read the full text of the eBooks online.  The link to EBSCO eBooks is in the Find Databases by Title list under EBSCO eBooks.  https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

 

Database of the Month

OneSearch

OneSearch the database of the month, is a discovery system; a kind of special search engine that allows you, in a single search, to find books, articles and more on your topic. It can even find streaming music, videos, and digitized sources from WSU’s Archives and Special Collections.
OneSearch is currently in beta.  That means we're still working out the occasional bug in the system.

OneSearch offers a number of advanced search features.  You can:

  • Use boolean and phrase searching:  "Alexander the Great" AND India
  • You can also use the Advanced Search menu
  • Search by phrase with the use of quotation marks, “ ” for example “teacher education”  or “chronic wasting disease’ or “climate change” will find results for that precise phrase.
  • Search within specific fields. The single search box (basic search box or keyword search box in advanced search) will search across many fields automatically. For example, entering an ISBN, ISSN, or Call Number will bring back associated records.

 

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

 

BOOK DISPLAYS

Upper Level:  Government Documents

Middle Level Systems Area:  Library Services

Middle Level Reference Area:  LC sequence C: Auxiliary Sciences of History

 

SEPTEMBER CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

September 1

Labor Day

Author Robert Pirsig born, 1928

Invasion of Poland, start of World War Two, 1939

Wreck of the Titanic found, 1985

September 2

Author John Ronald Reuel (J.R.R.) Tolkien died, 1973

First day of the Great Fire of London, 1666

Battle of Actium, 31 BCE

September 3

Author Malcolm Gladwell born, 1963

Sadaharu Oh of Japan’s Yomiuri Giants hit his 756th home run, 1977

Treaty of Paris signed, 1783

September 4

Apache Chief Geronimo surrendered to U.S. government troops, 1886

Author Mary Renault born, 1905

Western Roman Empire fell when emperor Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, was deposed by Odoacer, 476

Google incorporated, 1998

September 5

First Continental Congress convened, 1774

Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse killed, 1877

Start of the Battle of the Marne, 1914

September 6

Explorer John C. Fremont reached the Great Salt Lake, 1844

Explorer Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition circumnavigated the globe, 1522

Pilgrims set sail from Plymouth, 1620

September 7

Painter Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses) born, 1860

Musician Buddy Holly (Charles Harden Holley) born, 1936

Musician Tupac Shakur shot to death, 1996

President Jimmy Carter ceded control of the Panama Canal to Panama as of 2000, 1977

September 8

International Literacy Day

President Gerald Ford pardoned predecessor Richard Nixon for any crimes he may have committed or participated in while in office, 1974

Galveston, Texas destroyed by a Category 4 hurricane, 1900

September 9

California became the 31st state, 1850

Chinese Communist party leader Mao Zedong died, 1976

September 10

Author and scientist Stephen Jay Gould born, 1941

Pablo Picasso’s mural Guernica returned to Spain, 1981

September 11

Terrorist attacks on Pentagon and World Trade Center, 2001

Writer O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) born, 1862

Mountain Meadows massacre, 1857

September 12

Olympian Jesse Owens born, 1913

Anti-apartheid leader Stephen Bantu Biko died after prison beating, 1977

Lascaux cave paintings discovered, 1940

September 13

Start of Rosh Hashanah

British victory on the Plains of Abraham, 1759

Hip Hop star Tupac Shakur (Lesane Parish Crooks) died of gunshot wounds, 1996

Writer Roald Dahl born, 1916

Francis Scott Keyes wrote the poem “The Star-Spangled Banner”, 1814

September 14

Princess Grace of Monaco, former actress Grace Kelly, died 1982

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grand Armée entered Moscow, 1812

September 15

Author Agatha Christie born, 1890

Four African-American schoolgirls, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, Addie Mae Collins and Denise McNair killed in Birmingham church bombing, 1963

Nikita Khrushchev became the first Soviet head of state to visit the United States, 1959

September 16

Independence Day (Mexico)

Land run on the Cherokee Strip, Oklahoma, 1893

September 17

Constitution Day

Daytime talk show host Oprah Winfrey launched a television book club, 1996

The Who appeared on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, 1967

September 18

The New York Times began publication, 1851

Religious leader Anne Hutchinson arrived at the Massachusetts Bay colony, 1634

September 19

Author/illustrator Arthur Rackham born, 1867

First underground nuclear explosion at Nevada Test Site, 1957

New Zealand became the first nation to grant national voting rights to women, 1893

Mexico City earthquake, 1985

September 20

Writer Upton Sinclair born, 1878

First Cannes Film Festival, 1946

September 21

Author H.G. (Herbert George) Wells born, 1866

Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph died, 1904

Army General Colin Powell named first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1989

Sandra Day O’Connor appointed woman justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

September 22

Spanish explorer Francisco Vasquez Coronado died, 1554

Shaka Zulu, founder of the Zulu kingdom assassinated, 1828

Emancipation Proclamation issued, 1862

September 23

Fall equinox

Explorers Lewis and Clark return to St. Louis, Missouri from their exploration of the Louisiana Purchase territory, 1806

Standard Oil geologists arrive in Saudi Arabia, 1933

September 24

LDS Church officially renounced polygamy, 1890

U.S. Supreme Court established, 1789

Report of the Warren Commission into the assassination of President Kennedy received by President Johnson, 1964

September 25

Cattle driver Oliver Loving died, 1867

Spanish explorer Vasco Nuñez de Balboa first European to claim and identify the Pacific Ocean, 1513

Integration of Little Rock AR Central High School, 1957

September 26

Pioneer nurseryman Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) born, 1774

Poet T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot born, 1888

Frontiersman Daniel Boone died in Missouri, 1820

September 27

Poland surrendered to Germany, 1939

September 28

Battle of Hastings, 1066

Musician Miles Davis died, 1991

September 29

Author Miguel de Cervantes born, 1547

Horatio, Lord Nelson, British naval hero born, 1758

September 30

Author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel born, 1928

Wyoming constitution gave women the franchise, 1889

September Commemorative Weeks

Banned Books Week (4th Week)

Hispanic Heritage Week (2nd Week)
Constitution Week (3rd Week)
National Flower Week (3rd Week)
 

 

September Monthly Commemoratives

Classical Music Month
Library Card Sign-Up Month
National Piano Month
Read-A-New-Book Month
Women of Achievement Month

 

 

 

 

                 

Fall  Semester Hours

August 31, 2015 - December 18, 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.

 

 

Fall Holiday Hours

 

 

Monday, September 7

Closed

Friday, October 23

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

Wednesday, November 25

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

Thursday, November 26

Closed

Friday, November 27

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

 

 

 

 

       Fall Finals Week Hours

 Friday, December 11

 7:00 a.m. – midnight

 Saturday, December 12  

  10:00 a.m. – midnight

 Sunday, December 13

 1:00 p.m. – midnight

 Monday, December 14 

 7:00 a.m. – midnight

 Tuesday, December 15           

 7:00 a.m. – midnight

 Wednesday, December 16  

 7:00 a.m. – midnight

 Thursday, December 17

 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 Friday, December 18 (Graduation)

  7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

 

Winter Break Hours

December 19, 2014 – January 10,  2015

 

Monday – Friday

7:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday

Closed

 Thursday, December  25, 2015

 Closed

 Friday, January 1, 2016

 Closed

 

 

               

                EXHIBITS

Weber State University Student Artwork, Ceramics Department

Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Five display cases filled with an array of ceramic objects are on view.  The objects were created by Weber State University students who were enrolled in one of the many upper level ceramics courses offered here.  They range from class assignments to proposal-based projects.   Many forming techniques that encompass coil and slab construction as well as others showing the use of a pottery wheel are exemplified here.  Accompanying these various forming techniques are numerous surfacing solutions.  They range from high temperature gas kiln reduction glaze firing to low fire electric kiln processes.  In our program, students learn to decorate and surface their objects through various processes and techniques that include slips, sigillatas, stains, and glazes.  With a breadth of skillsets and knowledge, each student begins to develop their own artistic voice, or identity.  This exhibit is a sampling of those individuals, and their talents.

 

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 September 1, 2015 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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