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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - April 2015

 

LIBRARY NEWS

Personnel

The Library is looking for a Cataloging Coordinator.  Information on the position is available at

jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59440 and at http://library.weber.edu/libadmin/employment/default.cfm.

On-Going Book Sale

The Library’s Ongoing Book Sale offers sale items on three bookshelves in the Circulation area on the Lower Level.  Books cost $2 or $1 each.

Texting Available

You can text a librarian at 801-803-5554 during opening hours.

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 circulation, use, checkout, and return policy.

 

REFERENCE

Database News

New Databases

The Library now offers two new databases, the Chicago Manual of Style Online and the Routledge Performance Archive.  Retrieve them at Article Databases on the homepage, they are available from off campus with authentication.

Completely searchable and easy to use, The Chicago Manual of Style Online provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. Now offering the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions, it is the must-have reference for everyone who works with words.

The Routledge Performance Archive offers audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. Streamed videos include interviews, masterclasses with actor trainers, excerpted and full-length contemporary productions and documentaries and more. https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

 

Database of the Month

American FactFinder provides access to data about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas. The data in American FactFinder come from several censuses and surveys including:

  • The American Community Survey, a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing.
  • The American Housing Survey, the most comprehensive housing survey in the United States, covering 29 Metropolitan areas and the nation as a whole.
  • The Census Bureau conducts more than 100 economic surveys covering annual, quarterly, and monthly time periods for various sectors of the economy. Data from three Annual Economic Surveys can be found:
    • Annual Survey of Manufactures  
    • Business Patterns  
    • Nonemployer Statistics  
  • The Annual Surveys of Governments provide relevant, comprehensive, uniform, and good statistics on the characteristics and key economic activities of our nation’s nearly 90,000 state and local governments. The surveys provide detailed information about these governments’ structure, organization, function, finances, and employment.
  • The Census of Governments, conducted every 5 years, provides periodic and comprehensive statistics about the organization, employment, and finances of all state and local governments.
  • The Commodity Flow Survey produces data on the movement of goods originating from the United States. It provides information on commodities shipped, their value, weight, and mode of transportation, as well as the origin and destination of shipments from establishments in these industry sectors: manufacturing, mining, wholesale, and select retail and services establishments.
  • The Decennial Census collects data every 10 years about age, sex, race, housing units and more for the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas.
  • The Economic Census profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from the national to the local level and by detailed industry and business classification.
  • The Survey of Business Owners presents statistics every 5 years at the national to local area level by industry and by gender, ethnicity, race, and veteran status of the business owner.
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Tabulation publishes estimates from the American Community Survey of the race, ethnicity, and sex composition of the workforce by occupation and geography.
  • The Population Estimates Program publishes estimated population totals for the previous year for cities and towns, metropolitan areas, counties, and states.
  • The Puerto Rico Community Survey is the equivalent of the American Community Survey for Puerto Rico.

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

BOOK DISPLAYS (information pending)

Upper Level by Honors:

Middle Level Systems Area:

Middle Level Reference Area:

 

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

 

University Archives

Weber State Alumni Relations has donated 72 linear feet of materials to the University Archives.  The donation includes memorabilia, photographs, emeritus alumni papers, scrapbooks, architectural drawings, oral history interviews, fraternity and sorority collections, and numerous other historical Weber State University materials. This collection will go far in providing a stronger historic foundation for the early days of Weber State University. 

 

APRIL CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

April 1

April Fool’s Day

Musician and singer Marvin Gaye died, 1984

MP3 audio format first patented in Germany (1989), by Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft

April 2

Danish author Hans Christian Andersen born, 1805

Automobile executive, Walter Percy Chrysler born, 1875

April 3

Pony Express established, 1860

President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan, 1945

April 4

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated, 1968

Musician Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) born, 1913

Author Maya Angelou born, 1928

Yellowstone photographer William Jackson born, 1843

April 5

Educator and African-American leader Booker Taliaferro Washington born, 1856

Businessman and engineer Howard Robard Hughes died, 1976

Civilian Conservation Corps established, 1933

April 6

U.S. entered World War I, 1917

LDS Church established, 1830

April 7

Poet William Wordsworth born, 1770

Sitarist Ravi Shankar born, 1920

Lewis and Clark departed Fort Mandan, 1805

Henry Louis (Hank) Aaron hit his 715th home run playing for the Atlanta Braves, 1974

April 8

Feast of the birth of the Gautama Buddha

Author Barbara Kingsolver born, 1955

April 9

Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, 1865

African-American contralto Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial, 1939

April 10

U.S. Patent System established, 1790

Emiliano Zapata, Mexican revolutionary leader assassinated, 1919

April 11

Napoleon exiled to Elba, 1814

Liberation of Buchenwald, 1945

April 12

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, died, 1945

Astronomer Galileo Galilei convicted of heresy, 1633

Alfred Cumming succeeded Brigham Young as Governor of Utah, 1858

Start of the US Civil War, 1861

Space Shuttle Columbia first launched, 1981

April 13

Thomas Jefferson, 3rd president, born, 1743

Outlaw Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) born in Beaver, Utah Territory 1866

Author Eudora Welty born, 1909

April 14

Abraham Lincoln, 16th president, shot, 1865

Webster's Dictionary first published, 1828

Passenger Liner RMS Titanic struck an iceberg shortly before midnight on April 14 causing it to sink at 2:20 AM on April 15.

April 15

Income Tax Day

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, died, 1865

Singer Bessie Smith born, 1894

Artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci born, 1452

First African-American Major League Baseball Player Jackie Robinson, played for the Brooklyn Dodgers,1947

April 16

Aviator Wilbur Wright born, 1867

Texas City explosion, 1947

Bartholemew (Bat) Masterson fought his last shootout, Dodge City Kansas, 1881

April 17

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin died, 1790

Danish author Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) born, 1885

Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez died, 2014

Start of the invasion of the Bay of Pigs, Cuba, 1961

April 18

Patriots Paul Revere and William Dawes rode horseback from Boston to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock and rouse the Minutemen against oncoming British troops 1775.

Great San Francisco Earthquake, 1906

Martin Luther refuses to recant, Diet of Worms, 1521

April 19

U.S. Revolutionary War began, 1775

Start of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, 1943

Alfred P. Murrah federal building was intentionally exploded, 1995

April 20

Scientists Marie & Pierre Curie isolated radium, 1902

Columbine High School massacre, 1999

Beginning of Gulf of Mexico oil spill, 2010

April 21

Rome founded, 753 B.C.

Author Charlotte Bronte born, 1816

Author and naturalist John Muir born, 1838

April 22

Richard M. Nixon, 37th president, died, 1994

Earth Day established, 1970

Start of the Oklahoma land rush, 1889

April 23

Hank (Henry Louis) Aaron hit his first Major League home run, 1954.

Poet and playwright William Shakespeare commemoration day, born in 1564

April 24

Library of Congress established, 1800

Author Willa Cather died, 1947

April 25

Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)

Singer Ella Fitzgerald born, 1917

Hubble Telescope launched, 1990

April 26

Arbor Day

Seismologist Charles Richter born, 1900

Mountain man James Beckwourth born, 1798

Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, 1986

April 27

Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed in the Phillippine Islands, 1521

Explorer Zebulon Pike died, 1813

April 28

James Monroe, 5th president, born, 1758

The Chickasaw and the Choctaw people abandoned their communal lands, 1897

April 29

Los Angeles riots after Rodney King verdicts, 1992

Cyclone killed 135,000 people in Bangladesh, 1991

April 30

Writer Annie Dillard (Meta Anne Doak) born, 1945

Musician Willie (Hugh) Nelson born, 1933

Reich Chancellor of Germany and leader of the Nazi Party Adolf Hitler died by suicide, 1945

Louisiana Purchase completed, 1803

April Weekly Commemorations

Astronomy Week (1st week)

National Library Week (2nd week)

National Wildlife Week (3rd week)

Month of April Commemorations

Autism Awareness Month

Keep America Beautiful Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Poetry 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

Summer Semester Hours

May 11, 2015 - August 19, 2015

 

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 25

Closed

Friday, July 3

Closed

Saturday, July 4

Closed

Friday, July 24

Closed

 

Pop Concert

 

 

Saturday, July 11

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

Sunday, July 12

Closed

 

 

Summer Finals

 

 

Monday, August 17

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

Tuesay, August 18

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

Wednesday, August 19

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

 

 

August Break Hours

August 20, 2015 - August 30, 2015

 

 

Monday - Friday

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

Saturday & Sunday

Closed

 

 

Fall Semester begins on Monday, August 31

 

Library hours are subject to change due to

inclement weather and/or a power outage.

 

 

LIBRARY EVENTS

Tuesday, April 7

Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, LI 231

2pm – 3pm

Brown Bag Lecture

Tuesday, April 14

Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, LI 231

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Weber Reads

Tuesday, April 14

Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, LI 231

2pm – 3pm

Brown Bag Lecture

Tuesday, April 28

Stewart Library, Hetzel-Hoellein Room, LI 231

5:30pm – 7:00pm

MENG Poetry Reading

Contact: Genevieve Bates, Masters of Arts in English

 

EXHIBITS

America in the 30s: Prints from the Federal Art Project

Stewart Library, Lower and Middle Levels

(February 6 - April 2, 2015)

The prints in this exhibit are by artists associated with the California division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1935 during the Great Depression. The project is credited with initiating graphic arts workshops and commissions for printmakers throughout the nation and sponsoring the production of some 95,000 prints. This printmaking initiative made it possible for artists to produce high-quality multiple versions of their originals. This exhibition of prints by California artists includes strong images that help the contemporary viewer understand day-to-day life during the Great Depression in the western United States. Among the pieces are examples of both lithography and wood engraving techniques.

 

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 March 26, 2015 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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