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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - July 2016

 

 

LIBRARY NEWS

PERSONNEL NEWS

Faculty Vacancies

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 collaborating with faculty on developing and managing collections.  More information is available at https://jobs.weber.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1466093403751

Instruction/Reference Librarian

The Weber State University Stewart Library seeks a dynamic, tenure track faculty librarian with a background in Foreign Languages and Literature, and enthusiasm for providing information literacy instruction, general reference services, and collaborating with faculty on developing and managing collections.  More information is available at: https://jobs.weber.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1466093501939

Staff Vacancy

Circulation Supervisor/Reserve Processor

This position has the following duties and responsibilities:
-Provide regularly scheduled patron assistance at the Circulation Services Desk.
-Oversee and maintain ready access to the Reserve collection.
-Assist as needed with the ongoing, systematic inventory of all library collections, and with special projects as assigned.
-Oversee the management of Circulation Services or ILL/Media/Reserve Services during short-term absences of the Circulation Manager, or a Coordinator, and on weekends as required.  More information is available at:

https://jobs.weber.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1466093602501

 

RENOVATION

During the renovation of the Library, 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 http://library.weber.edu/ref/more/renovation.cfm.


REFERENCE

Database News

New Database

Taylor and Francis Social Science and Humanities Library

This file offers access to over 1,400 journals with a backfile to 1997.  Taylor and Francis is the largest global publisher in Social Science and includes publications from major international societies such as the Academy of Criminal Justice, the Australian Institute of International Affairs, and the Western Political Science Association.  Access these journals via OneSearch, Google Scholar, or when searching by journal name or subject at Electronic Journals.

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

Middle Level East Wall: New and Returned Books A-HF

Middle Level South Wall: Abused Books and Computers

 

JULY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

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

Physicist Stephen Hawking’s book A Brief History of Time has been on the nonfiction bestseller list for 3 & 1/2 years, selling more than 3 million copies in 22 languages, 1992

July 3

Writer M.F.K. Fisher born, 1908

Last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

Idaho admitted to the union, 1890

July 4

Independence Day

CARICOM Day (Caribbean nations)

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died, 1826

Playwright, screen writer Neil Simon born, 1927

Spacecraft Pathfinder landed on Mars, 1997

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

July 5

Arthur Ashe first African-American victor as Wimbledon tennis champion, 1975

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

July 6

Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, born 1935

John Marshall, first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, died, 1835

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

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

July 7

Native American athlete Jim Thorpe won the first medal of his Olympic Games triathlon

July 8

The Liberty Bell rang the summons to citizens to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, 1776

Paris, France celebrated its official 2,000th birthday, 1951

July 9

British cryptologists broke the Enigma code, 1941

Bob Dylan recorded Blowin’ in the Wind, 1962

Czar Nicholas II and family remains identified by mitochondrial DNA investigation, 1993

July 10

Canadian author Alice Munro born, 1931

Jazz performer Jelly Roll Morton (Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe) died, 1941
Protest group Greenpeace’ Rainbow Warrior vessel sunk, 1985

First day of the “Monkey Trial”; of a Tennessee teacher for teaching evolution in violation of state law

July 11

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

Federalist Alexander Hamilton killed in duel with Vice President Aaron Burr, 1804

Cheyenne leader Tall Bull killed at the Battle of Summit Springs, 1869

July 12

Battle of the Boyne fought, 1690

Poet Geoffrey Chaucer named chief clerk of the King’s works, 1389

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

Start of construction of Fort Phil Kearny, most important fort guarding the Bozeman Trail, 1866

July 14

Bastille Day (France)

Industrial designer Raymond Loewy died, 1986

Swedish film writer, director, producer Ingmar Bergman was born, 1918

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

Unmanned spacecraft, Mariner 4 sent first close-up images of Mars, 1965

Start of Zebulon Pike’s exploration of the American southwest, 1806

July 16

Apollo 11 lifted off for moon flight, 1969

First atomic bomb successfully exploded, 1945

J.D. Salinger’s novel Catcher in the Rye published, 1951

Online company Amazon opened for business as a book seller, 1995

July 17

Fur magnate John Jacob Astor born, 1763

Writer Erle Stanley Gardner born, 1889

Convening of the Potsdam Conference, 1945, to plan for postwar Europe

July 18

Start of the Spanish Civil War, 1936

Labor leader Joe Hill sentenced to execution in Utah, 1914

Great fire of Rome, 64 CE

July 19

Seneca Falls convention on the rights of woman began, 1848

Rosetta Stone found, 1799

July 20

Writer Cormac McCarthy born, 1933

First Moon landing, 1969

Hunkpapa Teton Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrendered to the U.S. Army, 1881

Aurora Colorado movie theatre shooting, 12 dead, at least 70 wounded, 2012

July 21

Writer Ernest (Miller) Hemingway born, 1899

Scopes “Monkey Trial” ended, 1925

Aswan High Dam of the Nile River completed, 1970

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, last book in the series, released in 2007

July 22

Explorer Alexander Mackenzie reached the Pacific Ocean, 1793

July 23

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president, died 1885

Writer Raymond Chandler born, 1888

Guns ‘n Roses released Sweet Child o’ Mine, 1988

July 24

Archaeologist Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu, 1911

“This is the place”, Mormons enter the Valley of the Great Salt Lake, 1847

Benjamin Bonneville led the first wagon train across the Wyoming South Pass, 1832

July 25

Benito Mussolini lost power as dictator of Italy, 1943

Louise Joy Brown, first test-tube baby, born 1978

July 26

Musician Mick (Michael Philip) Jagger born, 1943

U.S. postal system established, 1775

July 27

First appearance of cartoon character Bugs Bunny, 1940

Insulin was isolated in Toronto by Banting and Best, 1921

Start of the impeachment hearings of President Richard M. Nixon, 1974

July 28

14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, affirming African-American citizenship, adopted, 1868

Birth of author illustrator Helen Beatrix Potter, 1866

Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped, 1814

July 29

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

Silvestre de Escalante and Francisco Dominguez began an exploration of the West, including today’s Colorado and Utah, 1776

July 30

Sculptor Henry Moore born, 1898

Writer Emily Bronte born, 1818

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

Writer J.K. (Joanne) Rowling born, 1965

 

July Monthly Commemoratives

National Ice Cream Month

Sarcoma Awareness Month 

Color Blind Awareness Month 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY HOURS

 

Summer Semester Hours

May 9, 2016 - August 17, 2016

 

 

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 Holiday Hours

 

 

Monday, May 30

Closed

Monday, July 4

Closed

Sunday, July 24

Closed

Monday, July 25

Closed

 

Pops Concert

 

 

Saturday, July 16

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

Sunday, July 17

Closed

 

 

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.

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

 

 

 

 

 

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 30, 2016 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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