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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - July 2014

 

LIBRARY NEWS

Library Address

The new address for the Library is 3921 Central Campus Drive, Department 2901, Ogden, Utah 84408-2901. 

iPads for WSU Community

iPads are now 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.

REFERENCE

We have a new online chat interface.  Try it and let us know what you think of it.  The chat link has hot changed or moved, it is at the library's homepage on the upper left side.

Database News

Utah Division of State History, http://heritage.utah.gov/history, has as its mission to preserve and share the past for a better present and future.  It's programs include the Utah State Historical Society; maintaining a Research Center; the state Historic Preservation Office, which assists communities, agencies, and the general public in researching, surveying, designating, and treating their historic buildings and structures; the Antiquities Section which is responsible for cultural resource management, archaeological data stewardship, and human remains recovery and reporting; and compliance with laws affecting historical and archaeological resources.  Research Utah state historical markers on this website.

 

Database of the Month

Designed specifically for academic institutions, Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for more than 4,600 journals, including nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 8,500 journals. This scholarly collection offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more. Academic Search Premier is an enormous collection of the most valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, offering critical information from many sources unique to this database. Examples of titles offered in Academic Search Premier include: American Historical Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Libraries, American Sociologist, British Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Sociology, Central European History, Contemporary Literature, Early American Literature, English Language Notes, Family Relations, International Journal of Psychology, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism, Journal of Counseling & Development, Journal of Education, Political Science Quarterly, Journal of General Psychology, Journal of Genetic Psychology, Journal of International Affairs, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Marriage & Family, Journal of Politics, Journal of Psychology, Journal of Social Psychology, Library Journal, Social Forces, Sociological Review, Theological Studies, Women's Studies, etc. PDF backfiles to 1975 or further are available for well over one hundred journals, and searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,000 titles. The majority of full text titles are available in native (searchable) PDF, or scanned-in-color.

 

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

BOOK DISPLAYS (information pending)

Upper Level: Music

Middle Level Systems Area: World War One

Middle Level Reference Area: Castles

ARCHIVES/DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

 

Digital Collections has uploaded 18 brief video bytes that correspond with oral histories in the collection. Staff have been working on this project for some time and are excited to have these great stories to share.  Visit http://library.weber.edu/oh/ for more information.
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

Special Collections Opens New Exhibit

After a year of hard work, Special Collections is wrapping up its Business at the Crossroads Oral History and Photography Project. Nearly 50 interviews were conducted with men and woman who lived and worked on 25th Street, and dozens of portraits documented those who currently work on Ogden’s most notorious street.

Special thanks to the Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, Utah Division of State History, Utah Humanities Council, and Friends of the Stewart Library for funding the Business at the Crossroads project and exhibit. 

The exhibit is available for viewing at the CVB offices at 24th and Washington streets in Ogden.

 

JULY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

Month of Ramadan began June 29

July 1

Canada Day (Canada)

Hong Kong reverted to Chinese rule, 1997

Author George Sand born, 1804

July 2

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, 1964

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart disappeared, 1937

July 3

First of the Dog Days (sultry summer days of July and August)

Last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

Idaho admitted to the union, 1890

July 4

Independence Day

Spacecraft Pathfinder landed on Mars, 1997

First edition of Leaves of Grass, by Walt Whitman, published, 1855

Playwright, screen writer Neil Simon born, 1927

July 5

Arthur Ashe first African-American man to win Wimbledon tennis championship, 1975

Dolly the sheep, first animal successfully cloned from an adult cell, born, 1996

July 6

Althea Gibson, first African-American woman to win Wimbledon tennis championship, 1957

Jazz trumpeter and vocalist Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong died, 1971

July 7

CARICOM Day (Caribbean nations)

July 8

Liberty Bell cracked while tolling for John Marshall, 1835

July 9

Bob Dylan recorded Blowin’ in the Wind, 1962

July 10

Jazz performer Jelly Roll Morton (Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe) died, 1941

July 11

Author Elwyn Brooks (E.B.) White born, 1899

July 12

Battle of the Boyne fought, 1690

July 13

French revolutionary Jean Paul Marat assassinated by Charlotte Corday, 1793

Poet William Wordsworth visited Tintern Abbey, inspiring the poem of the same name, 1798

July 14

Bastille Day (France)

Henry (Hank) Aaron hit his 500th home run, (Atlanta Braves over San Francisco Giants 4-2), 1968

July 15

Artist Rembrandt van Rijn born, 1606

First flight of the Boeing 707, 1954

July 16

Apollo 11 lift-off for moon flight, 1969

First atomic bomb successfully exploded, 1945

July 17

Fur magnate John Jacob Astor born, 1763

July 18

Start of the Spanish Civil War, 1936

Labor leader Joe Hill sentenced to execution in Utah, 1914

Great fire of Rome, 64 BCE

Seneca Falls convention on the rights of woman began, 1848

July 20

Writer Cormac McCarthy born, 1933

First Moon landing, 1969

Hunkpapa Teton Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrendered, 1881

July 21

Writer Ernest (Miller) Hemingway born, 1899

Scopes “Monkey” Trial ended, 1925

July 22

Explorer Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean, 1793

July 23

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president, died, 1885

July 24

Archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu, 1911

Aviatrix Amelia Earhart born, 1897

July 26

Entertainer Mick Jagger born, 1943

“This is the place” Mormon pioneers entered the valley of the Great Salt Lake, 1847

July 27

First appearance of cartoon character Bugs Bunny, 1940

Insulin was isolated in Toronto by Banting and Best, 1921

July 28

14th Amendment to the U.S. constitution adopted, 1868

Birth of author illustrator Beatrix Potter, 1866

July 29

Establishment of NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), 1958

July 30

Sculptor Henry Moore born, 1898

Shoshone chief Pocatello signed a peace treaty with the U.S. government, 1863

July 31

First U.S. patent granted, 1790

Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa disappeared, 1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEWART LIBRARY HOURS

Semester Break and Summer Semester Hours

Summer Semester Hours: May 5 – August 13, 2014

Regular Hours

Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

Summer Holidays

Friday, July 4  Closed

Thursday, July 24  Closed

 

Due to the campus closure during the Lindquist Family Pops Concert & Fireworks on July 13, library hours will be:

 

Saturday, July 12 the library will be open from 1:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, July 13 the library will be closed.

 

Finals Week

Monday, August 11 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 12 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 13 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Semester Break: August 14 – August 24, 2013

 

Fall Semester 2014 begins on Monday, August 25.

 

EVENTS

The Sid and Mary Foulger International Music Festival is held this month, and several instruction sessions and rehearsals will be held in the Waterstradt Room on the Upper Level.

Tuesday, July 1

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Wednesday, July 2

9:30 - 10:15 Lessons and Coaching

10:20 - 11:05 Lessons and Coaching

11:10 - 11:55 Lessons and Coaching

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Thursday, July 3

9:30 - 10:15 Lessons and Coaching

10:20 - 11:05 Lessons and Coaching

11:10 - 11:55 Lessons and Coaching

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Friday, July 4

Closed

Saturday, July 5

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Sunday, July 6

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Monday, July 7

9:30 - 10:15 Lessons and Coaching

10:20 - 11:05 Lessons and Coaching

11:10 - 11:55 Lessons and Coaching

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Tuesday, July 8

No Events

Wednesday, July 9

9:30 - 10:15 Lessons and Coaching

10:20 - 11:05 Lessons and Coaching

11:10 - 11:55 Lessons and Coaching

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Thursday, July 10

9:30 - 10:15 Lessons and Coaching

10:20 - 11:05 Lessons and Coaching

11:10 - 11:55 Lessons and Coaching

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Friday, July 11

9:30 - 10:15 Lessons and Coaching

10:30 - 11:05 Lessons and Coaching

11:10 - 11:55 Lessons and Coaching

2:30 - 4:20 Faculty & Student Chamber Music Rehearsals

Saturday, July 12

No Events

 

EXHIBITS

Display Cases and South Side

Stewart Library, Middle Level (June 1 - February 2014)0

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CHINA!

wart Library, Middle Level

This exhibit consists of a display of dignitary gifts belonging to the WSU Archives Collection, and received from institutions in the People’s Republic of China.  It is accompanied by a display of color photographs.  The photography exhibit Teaching and Traveling in China, is by Michael Wutz, WSU Department of English, editor of Weber - The Contemporary West, and Brady Presidential Distinguished Professor. The photographs were taken when Professor Wutz spent time during the summer of 2012, teaching in China (see “In Learning We Trust: Teaching & Traveling in China,” WSU Magazine Spring 2013 for a full description of his experiences).  

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.

 

 

Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind

University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)

The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, "Weber's Viking Geologist: The Life of Professor John G. Lind."  Born in Sweden, Lind was one of the first teachers at Weber Stake Academy in 1896, and over the course of his career saw the school change from a small LDS high school to a bustling state college.  He was the first faculty member with a Ph.D., and was a polymath who taught geology, physical and natural sciences, and Latin.  His Scandinavian heritage led to his nickname, "The Viking," but despite his imposing demeanor, he was a beloved teacher who inspired generations of Weber students.

Jeffrey Favero Fine Art Photography
Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, Top Level (Ongoing)

 

Jeffrey Favero is a retired dentist from from Ogden, Utah.  Jeffrey says, "For me, the art of photography is more about the Giver than the taker.  A visual synergy of divine gift, serendipity and a splash of creativity."  Jeffrey's images can be viewed in the Hetzel-Hoellein room on the top floor of the library.  Go online to see more of his work at www.jeffreyfaverophotography.com

 

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 July 14, 2014 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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