The Library’s Ongoing Book Sale started last month. Find sale items on three bookshelves in the Circulation area on the Lower Level. Books cost $2 (hardcover) or $1 (paperback).
The white boards/easels are up in the East and West Entrances for students to provide comments about the library renovation.
This year we will be reading The Odyssey, one of the first epic stories of the Western world. Many beautiful and readable editions of the text, along with related works published in both English and Spanish and special recorded books and graphic novel editions on the Weber Reads theme, are being made available throughout the Weber County Library System.
You are invited to attend special programs hosted at the Library, on the campus of Weber State University, and throughout the community. On March 18 join a popcorn discussion, at 12:30 pm, in Special Collections on the Upper Level of Stewart Library.
The discussion will be about the film Oh Brother Where Art Thou, a retelling of the Odyssey.
A group called Local Laboratories is repackaging U.S. Census information in creative ways. Their website http://locallabs.org/ makes difficult to navigate socioeconomic data easy to access and freely available.
You can look up and study any zip code, city, county, and state in the United States. You'll find hundreds of recent data points for any location covered in the database. Examples of data include income breakdown by race or age. This should be a convenient way to get quick census facts. Locallabs offers data down to very small cities.
Database of the Month
SPORTDiscus" with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for more than 415 journals.
From March 1st-31st, 2014 Palgrave
Macmillan will offer free online access to their full journals
All current and archival content spanning the Humanities, the Social
Sciences and Business will be available. Viewers will be able to
browse through high-profile titles including the Journal of
International Business Studies, Journal of the Operational Research
Society, Feminist Review, International Politics, and the
award-winning Postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies to
name just a few.
Access will be available without additional setup. Faculty will need to use the VPN off campus.
ACCESS ALL DATABASES, EXCEPT TRIAL PRODUCTS, FROM ANYWHERE, WITH YOUR WEBER USERNAME AND PASSWORD 24/7.
Upper Level: Mythology
Middle Level Systems Area: Shakespeare
Middle Level Reference Area: Utah Authors
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.
Throughout the month of March, there will be an exhibit at the Ben
Lomond hotel featuring images from the University Archives. These
images will depict Weber State University students posing for advertisements in the
major businesses in Ogden from 1940 - 1960.
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.
MARCH CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS
Peace Corps established, 1961
Yellowstone National Park established, 1872
Beginning of the Salem witch hunt, 1692
U.S. Congress abolished the African slave trade
Inventor Alexander Graham Bell born, 1847
U.S. Congress passed the Missouri Compromise, 1820
U.S. Geological Survey established, 1879
First meeting of the United States Congress, 1789
Abraham Lincoln inaugurated as 16th president, 1861
Franklin Delano Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd president, 1933
Jesse Chisholm, founder of the Chisholm Trail, died 1868
Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech, 1946
Artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni born, 1475
Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez born, 1928
Scientist Luther Burbank born, 1849
Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick died, 1999
Telephone patent granted, 1876
Explorer Amerigo Vespucci born, 1454
Chess world champion Bobby Fischer born, 1943
Fashion doll Barbie first sold, 1959
Daylight savings time begins
Abolitionist Harriet Tubman died, 1913
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ratified by the U.S. Senate, 1848
Author Ezra Jack Keats born, 1916
Author Wanda Gag born, 1893
Earthquakes and tsunami devastate Japan, 2011
Start of influenza epidemic, 1918
Diarist and Holocaust victim Anne (Annalies Marie) Frank died, 1945
Journalist and author Carl Hiaasen born, 1953
Writer Jack Kerouac born, 1922
Planet Uranus discovered, 1781
Author Marguerite de Angeli born, 1889
First unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System established, 1903
Physicist Albert Einstein born, 1879
Railroad engineer Jonathan Luther "John" "Casey" Jones born, 1863
Ides of March
Julius Caesar assassinated, 44 B.C.
James Madison born, 1751 (4th President)
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel The Scarlet Letter was published, 1850
St. Patrick’s Day
Children’s book illustrator and writer Catherine “Kate” Greenaway born, 1846
Mountain man Jim Bridger born, 1804
Rubber band patented, 1845
Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov completed the first walk in space, 1965
Grover Cleveland born, 1837 (22nd & 24th President)
Artist Charles Marion (Charlie) Russell born, 1864
Author Lois Lowry born, 1937
Five term President of Mexico Benito Pablo Juarez Garcia born, 1806
Start of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, 1965
World Water Day
Artist and illustrator Randolph Caldecott born, 1846
Author Louis L’Amour born, 1908
Musician Stephen Sondheim born, 1920
Lewis and Clark left Fort Clatsop, starting the homeward journey, 1806
Explorer and conservationist John Wesley Powell born, 1834
Escape artist Erik Weisz “Harry Houdini” born, 1874
Oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground, 1989
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum born, 1871
Cheyenne chief Little Wolf surrendered, 1879
Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire killed 145 workers, 1911
Poet Robert Frost born, 1874
Dr. Jonas Salk announced the existence of a polio vaccine, 1953
Alaska earthquake, 1964
First use of fingerprints to solve a murder, 1905
Peruvian novelist Mario Vargas Llosa born, 1936
W.C. (William Christopher) Handy, “father of the blues” died, 1958
Juan Batista de Anza settled the site of San Francisco, 1776
Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, 1979
Coca Cola Company incorporated, 1888
U.S. withdrew from Viet Nam, 1973
Mariner 10 flew by Mercury, 1974
Alaska territory acquired from the Russian Empire by the United States, 1867
15th amendment to the Constitution adopted, enfranchised African-American men, 1870
Pencil with attached eraser patented, 1858
Artist Vincent van Gogh born, 1853
Mathematician and philosopher René Descartes born, 1596
Warsaw Pact dissolved, 1991
Commemorative Weeks in March
National Drug & Alcohol Awareness Week (1st Week)
National Agriculture Week
Monthly Commemorations in March
National Women's History Month
National Nutrition Month
American Red Cross Month
STEWART LIBRARY HOURS
The following hours are in effect January 6 - April 25, 2014
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.
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.
Spring Break Hours: April 26 - May 4
Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Summer Semester begins on May 5, 2013
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
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.
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