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Jay Jex

Dear friends of the library. It is with a sad and heavy heart that we must report the unimaginable and tragic loss of one of our staff. Jay Jex was killed in an automobile accident on Thursday, June 2. The WSU library and university community are still attempting to come to terms with this tragedy. Please join us in sending your thoughts and prayers to the Jex family. 

Visit here for more information about Jay and his untimely loss.


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 interested is encouraged to apply. Here is the quicklink to the position -

Reference/Instruction Librarian

The Library has a vacancy for an Instruction/Reference Librarian position.  The position announcement is posted on the university's and library's websites. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply.

Here is the quicklink to the position -

Circulation Supervisor/Reserve Processor

The Circulation Supervisor/Reserve Processor position has been posted.  Anyone interested is invited to apply.

The direct link to the posting is included below:

Student Assistant Vacancies

The library has vacancies for student assistant positions.  Please see for more information.



Library renovation has begun.  Please let Library staff know if you cannot find a function or service, or if the renovation causes any other difficulty for you.  For more information about the Library renovation, please visti


Database News

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Database of the Month

GeoRef, produced by the American Geological Institute  is a comprehensive geosciences database containing over 2.8 million bibliographic records to the geosciences literature of the world.  Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the Georef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, and theses and dissertations. Coverage is for the years 1785 to present for North America; 1933 to present for the rest of the world. 

GeoRef In Process

GeoRef In Process contains unedited records that are still in the process of being indexed prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database. Some of the records originate from older, non-English language literature while other, more current records are simply not yet complete. When the GeoRef indexers complete the editing and indexing of an In Process record, then the record will appear in the main GeoRef file. Because they are unedited, In Process records may lack a few fields or contain minimal data in some fields. This database is intended as a supplement to the main GeoRef database.




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June 1

Actress Norma Jean Mortensen, aka Marilyn Monroe, born, 1926

The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967

U.S. President George H.W. Bush & Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev agree to end production of chemical weapons and begin the destruction of both nations’ reserves of them, 1990.

June 2

Civil War ends when Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators, 1865.

Singer Ray Charles’ album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music took top place on pop music charts, 1962

U.S. Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act, 1924

US Major General Philip Kearny born, 1815

Coronation of Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

June 3

Astronaut Edward Higgins “Ed” White conducted the first spacewalk, 1965

Western author Larry Jeff McMurtry born, 1936

June 4

Transcontinental express train crossed the U.S. in 83 hours, 1876

Beginning of the Battle of Midway, 1942

Henry Ford made the first operational car, 1896

Congress passed the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, extending the franchise to women, 1919

June 5

Senator Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles, 1968

Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th president, died, 2004

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury died, 2012

First hot air balloon flight by the Montgolfier brothers, 1783

June 6

D-Day, 1944

1984, by George Orwell, published 1949

The Ashmolean, first university museum, opened, 1683

June 7

Seattle, chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish people died, 1866

Poet Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni Jr. born, 1943

Author Louise Erdrich born, 1954

June 8

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born, 1867

Prophet Muhammed died, 632 CE

Apache Chief Cochise died, 1874

Movie Ghostbusters released, 1984

June 9

Composer and lyricist Cole Porter born, 1891

Writer Patricia Cornwell born, 1956

Mormon hand-cart pioneers leave Iowa City for Salt Lake City, 1856

Donald Duck, cartoon character created, 1934

Secretariat won the Triple Crown, 1973

June 10

Author Maurice Sendak born, 1928

First Salem witchcraft hanging, 1692

June 11

Jeannette Pickering Rankin, first woman member of Congress born, 1880

Hank Williams Sr. debuted at the Grand Ole Opry, 1949

Movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off released, 1986

June 12

Diarist Anneliese Marie, “Anne” Frank born, 1929

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers assassinated, 1963

June 13

Miranda rights established, 1966

Conqueror Alexander the Great died, 323 BCE

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, 1967

Meriwether Lewis arrived at the great falls of the Missouri River, 1805

New York Times began publication of the “Pentagon Papers”, 1971

June 14

National Flag Day (U.S.)

Writer Harriet Beecher Stowe born, 1811

UNIVAC computer dedicated, 1951

June 15

King John sealed Magna Carta, 1215

U.S.-Canadian border established, 1846

Francis Parkman arrived at Fort Laramie, 1846

June 16

Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defected, 1961

Ford Motor Company incorporated, 1903

Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space, aboard Vostok 6, 1963

June 17

Watergate burglars arrested, 1972

Sioux and Cheyenne win the Battle of the Rosebud, 1876

Statue of Liberty arrived in New York harbor, 1885

June 18

Juneteenth (commemoration of the end of slavery in the US)

Author and illustrator Chris van Allsburg born, 1949

Napoleon defeated at Waterloo, 1815

Start of the War of 1812

June 19

Father’s Day

Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, for conspiracy to commit espionage, 1943

Baseball’s Curtis Charles “Curt” Flood free agency case decided, 1972

June 20

Summer Solstice

Author Lillian Hellman born, 1905

Movie Jaws released, 1975

The French Third Estate took the Tennis Court oath, 1789

Start of the Boxer Rebellion in China, 1900

June 21

US Constitution ratified, 1788

Mormon soldier Lot Smith killed by Navaho, 1892

Soccer great Pele took Brazil to 3rd World Cup championship, 1970

June 22

Comedian George Carlin died, 2008

Writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh born, 1906

US Department of Justice established, 1870

Explorer Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay, 1611

Germany started Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia, 1941

June 23

Writer Michael Shaara born, 1929

Title IX, of the education amendments of 1972, gender equality in education, enacted 1972

Poland Act' the Plural Marriage Prosecution Act of 1874, passed by US Congress: redefined the jurisdiction of Utah courts, restricting formerly powerful probate courts to their traditional jurisdiction, and eliminating the territorial marshal and attorney, giving their duties to a U. S. marshal and U. S. attorney; also opened up Utah juries to non-Mormons, 1874

June 24

Poet John Ciardi born, 1916

U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell, NM, alien spacecraft crash, 1997

Start of the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, 1948

June 25

Singer Michael Jackson died, 2009

Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876

Charles Baudelaire’s book of poems Les Fleurs du Mal, published, 1857

June 26

Francisco Pissarro, conqueror of the Inca empire, assassinated, 1541

Governor Alfred Cumming and federal troops enter Salt Lake City, 1858

Start of the Berlin airlift, 1948

June 27

Deafblind author, lecturer and activist Helen Keller born, 1880

Ebola outbreak in Sudan, 1976

Route 66 decertified by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 1985

June 28

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria assassinated, 1914

Stonewall riot, 1969

Louis Armstrong recorded West End Blues, 1928

June 29

Globe Theatre burned down, 1613

First iPhone released, 2007

Space Shuttle Atlantis docked with Space Station Mir, 1995

June 30

National Organization of Women founded, 1966

Spike Lee’s 3rd film, Do the Right Thing, released, 1989

Publication of Gone With the Wind, 1936


June Commemorative Weeks

National Camping Week (4th week)

National Fishing Week (1st Week)
National Safe Boating Week (1st Week)

June Monthly Commemoratives

National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Black Music Month

National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Black Music Month
National Dairy Month

LGBT Pride Month

Great Outdoors Month

National Oceans Month









Summer Semester Hours

May 9, 2016 - August 17, 2016



Monday - Thursday

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.



Summer Holiday Hours



Monday, May 30


Monday, July 4


Sunday, July 24


Monday, July 25



Pops Concert



Saturday, July 16

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, July 17




Summer Finals Hours



Monday, August 15

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.



August Break

August 18, 2016 - August 28, 2016



Monday - Friday

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










Fall Semester will begin on August 29, 2016

Attention: Library hours are subject to change due to

inclement weather and/or a power outage. 






Updated June 7, 2016 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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