The new address for the Library is 3921 Central Campus Drive, Department 2901, Ogden, Utah 84408-2901.
White boards/easels are available in the East and West Entrances for students to provide comments about the library renovation.
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!
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.
Upper Level: World Religions
Middle Level Systems Area: Humor
Middle Level Reference Area: LGBTQ Issues
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 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 Fool’s Day
MP3 audio format first patented in Germany (1989), by Fraunhofer-Gesellshaft
Author Hans Christian Andersen born, 1805
Automobile executive, Walter Percy Chrysler born, 1875
Pony Express established, 1860
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated, 1968
Musician Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) born, 1913
Author Maya Angelou born, 1928
Educator and African-American leader Booker Taliaferro Washington born, 1856
Businessman and engineer Howard Robard Hughes died, 1976
U.S. entered World War I, 1917
LDS Church established, 1830
Poet William Wordsworth born, 1770
Sitarist Ravi Shankar born, 1920
Lewis and Clark departed Fort Mandan, 1805
Feast of the birth of the Gautama Buddha
Author Barbara Kingsolver born, 1955
Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant, 1865
African-American contralto Marian Anderson sang at the Lincoln Memorial, 1939
Civilian Conservation Corps created, 1933
U.S. Patent System established, 1790
President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act, 1964
Liberation of Buchenwald, 1945
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
Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President, born, 1743
Outlaw Butch Cassidy (Robert Leroy Parker) born in Beaver, Utah Territory 1866
Author Eudora Welty born, 1909
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.
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
Aviator Wilbur Wright born, 1867
Texas City explosion, 1947
Founding Father Benjamin Franklin died, 1790
Start of the invasion of the Bay of Pigs, Cuba, 1961
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
U.S. Revolutionary War began, 1775
Warsaw Ghetto uprising, 1943
Alfred P. Murrah federal building was intentionally exploded, 1995
Scientists Marie & Pierre Curie isolated radium, 1902
Columbine High School massacre, 1999
Author Charlotte Bronte born, 1816
Author and naturalist John Muir born, 1838
Richard M. Nixon, 37th president, died, 1994
Earth Day established, 1970
Start of the Oklahoma land rush, 1889
Hank (Henry Louis) Aaron hit his first Major League home run, 1954.
Poet and playwright William Shakespeare born, 1564
Library of Congress established, 1800
Author Willa Cather died, 1947
Anzac Day (Australia, New Zealand)
Hubble Telescope launched, 1990
Singer Ella Fitzgerald born, 1917
Seismologist Charles Richter born, 1900
Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded, 1986
Explorer Ferdinand Magellan killed in the Phillippine Islands, 1521
Explorer Zebulon Pike died, 1813
James Monroe, 5th President, born, 1758
Los Angeles riots after Rodney King verdicts, 1992
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
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.
Semester 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.
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