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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - August 2015

 

 

LIBRARY NEWS

Vacancies

The library has a job opening in Digital Collections for the Digital Projects and Oral History Assistant. Anyone interested is welcome to apply.  Job details can be found at: jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59646.

The library has a job opening in the Systems Department for the Digital Graphic Web Design Assistant. Anyone interested is encouraged to apply.  Job details can be found at:  jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59705.

The library has an opening in the Reference Department for a Science Librarian (Assistant Professor).  Anyone interested is encouraged to apply.  Job details can be found at: https://jobs.weber.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1433175766181

The library has vacancies for student assistant positions.  Any interested student is welcome to apply.  Please see http://library.weber.edu/libadmin/employment/def

ault.cfm for more information.

REFERENCE

Database News

CREDO reference   contains the content of 150+ well-known reference books from major publishers, brought together online and cross referenced.  This month Credo offers 4 new titles and 3 updated titles in the Academic Core collection, and several new featured topic pages on Credo home page. CREDO staff have chosen the following Topics to feature this month:

  • Bob Dylan
  • French Revolution
  • Gertrude Stein
  • Harpies Quilting
  • Sea Urchin
  • Tutankhamen

Topics are updated monthly, so check regularly!

Database of the Month

Fuente Academica Fuente Academica is a unique collection of scholarly academic journals from renowned Latin American, South American and Spanish publishers. This database provides full text coverage (including PDF) for more than 200 scholarly Spanish language journals. Content is provided in Spanish from respected publishers worldwide.

 

BOOK DISPLAYS

Upper Level:  Fauna of the World

Middle Level Systems Area:  Library Services

Middle Level Reference Area:  LC sequence C: Auxiliary Sciences of History

 

AUGUST CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

August 1

Composer Francis Scott Key born, 1779

Start of World War One, 1914

Atomic bomb successfully tested at Alamagordo, New Mexico, 1945

August 2

Jackie Joyner-Kersee won her 2nd heptathlon Olympic gold medal, 1992

James Butler (aka Wild Bill) Hickok killed, 1876

Iraq invaded Kuwait, 1990

August 3

Christopher Columbus embarked on his first voyage, 1492

Donner Party encountered its first delay, at head of Weber Canyon, 1846

August 4

U.S. Coast Guard established, 1790

Barack Hussein Obama, 44th president, born, 1961

Jesse Owens won the long jump at the Olympic Games, 1936

Poet Percy Bysshe Shelley born, 1792

August 5

First trans-Atlantic telegraph cable completed, 1858

Author Guy de Maupassant born, 1850

Film star Marilyn Monroe died, 1962

August 6

Artist Andy Warhol born, 1928

Musician Isaac Hayes born, 1942

Poet Alfred Lord Tennyson born, 1809

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, 1945

President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, 1965

August 7

Raft Kon-Tiki arrived at Raroia, from Callao, Peru, 1947

Satellite Explorer 6 took the first photograph of the earth, 1959

August 8

Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata born, 1879

Richard Milhous Nixon, 37th president, resigned the presidency, 1974

August 9

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, 1945

Musician Jerry (Jerome John) Garcia died, 1995

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, 1945

Jesse Owens won his 4th gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games

Hockey great Wayne Gretzky was traded from Edmonton to Los Angeles, 1988

August 10

Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st president born, 1874

Amanda McFarland, Presbyterian missionary, settled at Fort Wrangell, Alaska, 1877

Japan agreed to an unconditional surrender, 1945

Smithsonian Institution created, 1846

Louvre Museum opened, 1793

August 11

Author Alexander Murray Palmer “Alex” Haley born, 1921

Actor Robin McLaurin Williams died, 2014

Start of the Watts riot, 1965

August 12

Author Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond character, died, 1964

Russian nuclear submarine Kursk exploded and sank in the Barents Sea, with loss of all personnel, 2000

Start of the construction of the Berlin Wall, 1961

Annexation of Hawai’i, 1898

IBM PC announced, 1981

August 13

Film director and producer Alfred Joseph Hitchcock born, 1899

Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro born, 1926

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley (Phoebe Ann Oakley Moses), born, 1860

Berlin was divided into West and East Berlin, 1961

Fall of the Aztec Empire, 1521

August 14

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act, 1935

Start of the Tillamook Burn forest fire in the Oregon Coast Range Mountains, 1933

Terrorist Illich Ramirez Sanchez (aka Carlos the Jackal) captured, 1994

August 15

Food expert and writer Julia Child born, 1912

Author Edna Ferber born, 1885

Panama Canal opened to traffic, 1914

Transcontinental railway completed, 1869

Woodstock festival began, 1969

August 16

Musician Elvis Presley died, 1977

Baseball great George Herman “Babe” Ruth died, 1948

Gold discovered in the Yukon, 1896

August 17

Frontiersman David Stern “Davy” Crockett born, 1786

Dakota under Little Crow attacked settlements along the Minnesota River, 1862

August 18

Death of Genghis Khan, 1227

Civil rights activist James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi, 1963

Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita was published, 1958

The film of the Wizard of Oz released, 1939

Ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, woman suffrage, 1920

August 19

William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton, 42nd president, born 1946

Aviation pioneer Orville Wright born, 1871

First race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 1909

August 20

Leon Trotsky assassinated, 1940

Crime writer Elmore Leonard died, 2013

Vitus Bering discovered Alaska, 1741

Planetary probe Viking 1 launched for Mars, 1975

August 21

Basketball Wilton Norman “Wilt” Chamberlain born, 1936

First Lincoln-Douglas debate, 1858

Hawaii admitted to the Union, 1959

August 22

Writer Edna Ann (Annie) Proulx born, 1935

Althea Gibson became the first African-American woman on the U.S. tennis tour

International Red Cross founded, 1864

August 23

Writer Edgar Lee Masters born, 1869

First National Women’s Rights Convention held, 1850

Execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1927

Fannie Merritt Farmer opened Miss Farmer’s School of Cookery, in Boston, 1902

August 24

Mt. Vesuvius erupted, 79 AD

St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, 1572

August 25

Author Truman Capote died, 1984

National Park Service established, 1916

Liberation of Paris, 1944

August 26

Aviator Charles Augustus Lindbergh died, 1974

Democratic national convention besieged by protesters, 1968

August 27

Writer Theodore Dreiser born, 1871

Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president, born 1908

Krakatau erupted, 1883

August 28

Martin Luther King Jr, gave the “I Have a Dream” speech on the Mall in Washington DC as part of the March on Washington, 1963

Singer Michael Jackson born, 1958

Film director John Huston died, 1987

August 29

Singer Michael Jackson born, 1958

Hurricane Katrina reached the Gulf Coast, 2005

August 30

Justice Thurgood Marshall appointed to the US Supreme Court, 1967

August 31

Lyricist Alan Jay Lerner born, 1918

Maria Montessori born, 1870

August Commemorative Weeks

American Dance Week (3rd Week)

August Monthly Commemoratives

American Artist Appreciation Month
National Inventors Month
National Water Quality Month

 

 

 

 

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
 
Pops Concert Weekend
   
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

Attention:

Library hours are subject to change due to

inclement weather and/or a power outage. Thank you.

 

               

                EXHIBITS

Weber State University Student Artwork, Ceramics Department

Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Five display cases filled with an array of ceramic objects are on view.  The objects were created by Weber State University students who were enrolled in one of the many upper level ceramics courses offered here.  They range from class assignments to proposal-based projects.   Many forming techniques that encompass coil and slab construction as well as others showing the use of a pottery wheel are exemplified here.  Accompanying these various forming techniques are numerous surfacing solutions.  They range from high temperature gas kiln reduction glaze firing to low fire electric kiln processes.  In our program, students learn to decorate and surface their objects through various processes and techniques that include slips, sigillatas, stains, and glazes.  With a breadth of skillsets and knowledge, each student begins to develop their own artistic voice, or identity.  This exhibit is a sampling of those individuals, and their talents.

 

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 and Univeristy Archives Images
Stewart Library, West Entrance (Ongoing)

 

Every month Special Collections and University Archives trade off providing new photo exhibits of 24 - 28 images for the Ben Lomond Hotel. These images are then brought up to the library and placed on display on the gray panels just inside the West Entrance. 

 

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 August 6, 2015 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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