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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - April 2014

 

LIBRARY NEWS

Library Address

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

Comments, please!

White boards/easels are available in the East and West Entrances for students to provide comments about the library renovation.

Personnel

Alexandra S. Park is the new Documents Processor at Stewart Library, previously she worked in the library as a student worker in Circulation and Technical Services. She started work in her new role on Tuesday, March 25. Welcome, Alexandra!

REFERENCE

Database News

As the tragedy of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 unfolds, remember that Access World News lets you locate recent news from reliable sources for each region of the world. It is a comprehensive news collection that includes print and online-only local, in-state, national and international newspapers, blogs newswires, journals, broadcast transcripts and videos.

Database of the Month

ABI/Inform Global is a news and business database with coverage for the entire world.  Like Access World News it is a good source to use when following international stories.  It includes nearly 1800 worldwide business periodicals and offers 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. It also offers expanded international coverage. As well as The Wall Street Journal it includes report services such as the Working Papers series from the OECD, and the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief Service.

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

BOOK DISPLAYS

Upper Level: World Religions

Middle Level Systems Area: Humor

Middle Level Reference Area: LGBTQ Issues

ARCHIVES/DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Contentdm (Digital Collection Management Software), which handles the storage, management and delivery of collections to users across the Web, has been upgraded providing much needed storage space. The Signpost Newspapers will be uploaded soon.

Archives is busy finding photographs for athletics: this will include famous past coaches and athletes at Weber State University.

Weber State Virtual History Museum, which is sponsored by a Hemingway grant, will be uploading images (using CONTENTdm) of 3D objects that pertain specifically to daily life in Northern Utah.  The first collection to go up will be Native American Artifacts.  Digital Collections will train students to use the Cdm Project Client software placed on computers in Lampros Hall.  This museum will then support student internships in the future as they research historical artifacts, build a collection, create metadata, and upload the collection onto the museum's site.

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. Now we are preparing for the opening of a new exhibit that brings these images and stories together with historic rephotography to capture the spirit and vibrancy of post-World War II downtown Ogden.

Join us April 4, 6:00 p.m. at the Union Station Gallery 51 for the opening of 25th: The Street that Never Slept. The exhibit, part of Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll, is free and open to the public.

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 Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has offered funding for digitizing a collection.  Jamie Weeks of Special Collections has received funding to scan the final ten diaries of the Rich Diary Collection, excluding a transcript. Digital Collections staff members will now give priority to scanning the diaries consistent with project guidelines. 

APRIL CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

April 1

April Fool’s Day

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

April 2

Author Hans Christian Andersen born, 1805

Automobile executive, Walter Percy Chrysler born, 1875

April 3

Pony Express established, 1860

April 4

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated, 1968

Musician Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) born, 1913

Author Maya Angelou born, 1928

April 5

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

Businessman and engineer Howard Robard Hughes died, 1976

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

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

Civilian Conservation Corps created, 1933

U.S. Patent System established, 1790

April 11

President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, 1964

Liberation of Buchenwald, 1945

April 12

Author Beverly Cleary born, 1916

Space Shuttle Columbia first launched, 1981

Alfred Cumming succeeded Brigham Young as Governor of Utah, 1858

Start of the US Civil War, 1861

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President, died, 1945

Astronomer Galileo Galilei convicted of heresy, 1633

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

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

Artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci born, 1452

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

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, died, 1865

Singer Bessie Smith born, 1894

April 16

Aviator Wilbur Wright born, 1867

Texas City explosion, 1947

April 17

Founding Father Benjamin Franklin died, 1790

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

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

April 21

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 born, 1564

April 24

Library of Congress established, 1800

Author Willa Cather died, 1947

April 25

Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)

Hubble Telescope launched, 1990

Singer Ella Fitzgerald born, 1917

April 26

Arbor Day

Seismologist Charles Richter born, 1900

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

April 29

Los Angeles riots after Rodney King verdicts, 1992

April 30

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

The following hours are in effect January 6 - April 25, 2014

Regular Hours

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 20

Monday, February 17, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Spring Break Hours

Friday, March 7, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 8, Closed

Sunday, March 9, Closed

Monday, March 10, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 13, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 14, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 16, 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Spring Finals Week Hours

Friday, April 18, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 19, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 20, 1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Monday, April 21, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 22, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 23, 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 24, 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 25 (Graduation), 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Semester Break Hours: April 26 - May 4

Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Closed

Sunday, Closed

Summer Semester begins on May 5, 2013

 

EXHIBITS

Stewart Library, Lower & Middle Levels (February - April 2014)

Religions of the World

This exhibition displays the illustrations and text from the book, A World of Faith. Peggy Fletcher Stack, religion writer for the Salt Lake Tribune provided the text for the paintings done by Utah artist and educator, Kathleen Peterson.

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).  

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.

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 April 1, 2014 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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