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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - January 2015

 

LIBRARY NEWS

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 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.

REFERENCE

Database News

We have two new databases, The Cochrane Library and Cochrane Clinical Answers.  The Cochrane Library is a collection of six databases in medicine and other healthcare areas that summarize and interpret results of medical research.  Clinical Answers are evidence-based answers to clinical questions that support health professionals in decision making. The Cochrane Library is also of interest and relevance to Social Work and Psychology.

 

Database of the Month

ABI/Inform Complete.  This compiled file searches ABI/INFORM Dateline, ABI/INFORM Global and ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry.

 

ABI/Inform Dateline 
Hard-to-find local and regional business news coverage of large corporations, privately held companies, local start-ups, executive profiles, marketing, finance, and industry news. Provides access to business information not typically found in national news sources. Contains news and analysis, information on local markets, and more gathered from major business tabloids, magazines, daily newspapers, wire services, and city, state, and regional business publications.

 

ABI/Inform Global 
Search nearly 1800 worldwide business periodicals for in-depth coverage of business and economic conditions, management techniques, theory, and practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, computers, and more. Expanded international coverage. Fast access to information on 60,000 + companies with business and executive profiles. Now includes The Wall Street Journal.

 

ABI/Inform Trade & Industry 
Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more.

 

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

BOOK DISPLAYS

Upper Level by Honors: Presidents of the United States

Middle Level Systems Area: E-books at the Library

Middle Level Reference Area: Aerospace

 

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

 

 

JANUARY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

January 1

New Year's Day

Revolutionary era patriot Paul Revere born, 1735

Revolutionary era patriot, Betsy Ross (Elizabeth Phoebe Griscom) born, 1752

Author E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster born, 1879

First claim filed under the Homestead Act, 1863

January 2

Author and scientist Isaac Asimov born, 1920

Musical group The Weavers banned from television appearance for refusing to take an oath of loyalty, 1962

Reconquest of Spain by forces of King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella I, 1492

January 3

Author John Ronald Reuel Tolkien born, 1892.

Alaska admitted into the Union, 1959

Meiji restoration in Japan, 1868

January 4

Philologist and mythologist Jakob Grimm born, 1785

Inventor Louis Braille born, 1809

The euro, a common currency for Europe, was introduced, 1999

January 5

First Woman Governor Inaugurated 1925 (Nellie Ross, Governor of Wyoming)

Beginning of the Prague Spring, 1968

January 6

Feast of the Epiphany

Scientist and inventor George Washington Carver died, 1943

Poet Carl Sandburg born, 1878

Mountain man Jedediah Smith born, 1799

Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered the “four freedoms” speech, 1941

January 7

Writer and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston born, 1891

First U.S. Presidential election held, 1789

January 8

Musician Elvis Presley born, 1935

Oglala Lakota leader Crazy Horse (Tashunca-uitco) led his last battle against U.S. forces in Montana, 1877

January 9

First iPhone introduced, 2007

Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th president, born 1913

January 10

First Meeting of United Nations General Assembly in London, 1946

Author Dashiell Hammett died, 1961

January 11

Grand Canyon National Monument created, 1908

January 12

Author Jack London (John Griffith Chaney) born, 1876

LDS founder Joseph Smith abandoned Ohio for Missouri, 1838

January 13

Author Horatio Alger born, 1832

Author Emile Zola’s editorial J’accuse, exposing a cover-up in the Dreyfus affair, was published, 1898

January 14

Beginning of the Japanese-American internment, 1942

January 15

First Super Bowl Played, 1967. Green Bay (35) defeated Kansas City (10)

January 16 

Benny Goodman offered the first jazz concert at Carnegie Hall, 1938

St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Curt (Curtis Charles) Flood filed suit in New York federal court, paving the way for free agency for professional athletes

January 17

Professional boxer and social activist Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) born, 1942

U.S. founding father and polymath Benjamin Franklin born, 1706

Ventriloquist and puppeteer Shari Lewis born, 1934

Northridge earthquake occurred, 1994

January 18

Author A.A. (Alan Alexander) Milne born, 1882

January 19

Artist Paul Cezanne born, 1839

Author Edgar Allan Poe born, 1809

Author Patricia Highsmith born, 1921

Confederate General Robert E. (Edward) Lee born, 1807

January 20

China ceded the island of Hong Kong to the British, 1841

Franklin Delano Roosevelt elected to a 4th presidential term, 1945

January 21

Clergyman and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day,  born in 1929 (observed Third Monday in January)

John Moses Browning, gun designer, born in Ogden, Utah, 1855

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, first head of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, died, 1924

First flight of the supersonic passenger airliner Concorde, 1976

January 22

Northern Cheyenne Chief Dull Knife led a final revolt against American soldiers, 1879

Roe v. Wade decision to decriminalize abortion passed, 1973

English poet George Gordon, Lord Byron born, 1788

January 23

Poet and playwright Derek Walcott born, 1930

Singer, actor, athlete, and activist Paul Robeson died, 1976

January 24

Author Edith Wharton born, 1862

Gold discovered in California at Sutter's Mill, 1848

January 25

First Winter Olympics held, 1924

January 26

Australia Day

Republic of India constituted, 1950

January 27

Author, mathematician and clergyman Charles Lutwidge Dodson (pen name Lewis Carroll) born, 1832

National Geographic Society founded, 1888

January 28

Artist Jackson Pollock born, 1912

French author Colette (Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette) born, 1873

Space shuttle Challenger exploded on lift-off, 1986

January 29

Environmentalist and author Edward Abbey born, 1927

Kubrick black comic masterpiece, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb opened, 1964

January 30

23rd President Franklin D. Roosevelt born, 1882

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement, assassinated, 1948

January 31

First African-American major league baseball player Jackie Robinson born, 1919

Author Zane Grey born, 1872

U.S. President Harry S. Truman publicly announces his support of the development of the hydrogen bomb, 1950

 

January Commemorative Weeks

Universal Letter Writing Week (Jan. 8th - 14th)

January MonthlyCommemorations

National Eye Care Month

National Hobby 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 EVENT

Weber Reads

Tue, January 20, 2015, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Hetzel-Hoellein Room, LI 231

EXHIBITS

 

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

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