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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - May 2016

 

 

LIBRARY NEWS

PERSONNEL NEWS

We are sad to report that Brian Simmons will be stepping down as Archives Processor, effective May 13. Brian helped improve the conservation lab, and has been generous in sharing his knowledge of best practices for library materials. He will be missed, and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

Natural Sciences Librarian
The Weber State University Stewart Library seeks a dynamic, tenure track faculty librarian with a background in the Natural Sciences and enthusiasm for providing information literacy instruction, general reference service, and collaboration with faculty on developing and managing collections.
Anyone who might be interested, is encouraged to apply. Here is the quicklink to the position - jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60866

RENOVATION

Library renovation has begun.  Please let Library staff know if you cannot find a function or service, or if the renovation causes any other difficulty for you.  For more information about the Library renovation, please visti http://library.weber.edu/ref/more/renovation.cfm.


REFERENCE

Try these Trial Databases

The Library is examining the Taylor & Francis SSH, Social Science and Humanities package, it has over 1600 titles.  It is in Article Databases. Click on the link reach the Taylor & Francis Online page, then click on either Humanities, Education or Social Sciences to see the journals. Enjoy!

Databases of the Month

Google Scholar

Google Scholar has great features: If you create a Scholar profile, articles you've written will automatically be included in your library and you can also import everything you've cited. Track citations to your publications.  Create alerts to stay current on a subject of interest to you. Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.

UpToDate 
UpToDate is a clinical support database offering content created by physicians for making evidence-based point-of-care decisions. Other content options include: medical calculators, drug interactions, graphics and patient information.

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

BOOK DISPLAY

Middle Level: New And Returned Books A-HF

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Special Collections has changed its hours. Beginning this semester, we will only be open on Saturdays by appointment. Requests for appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling 801-626-6540 or emailing ssingh@weber.edu.

MAY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

May 1

Law Day

May Day

Empire State Building dedicated, 1931

Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary) born, 1852

May 2

Hudson’s Bay Company chartered, 1670

Death of Osama Bin Ladin, 2011

May 3

Teacher Appreciation Day

Author and philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli born, 1469

Cowboy author Andy Adams born, 1859

May 4

Haymarket Square Riot, 1886

Josip Broz Tito, communist leader of Yugoslavia, died 1980

May 5

Cinco de Mayo

One-time emperor Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile, 1821

Hunkpapa Lakota chief Sitting Bull took his people to Canada, 1877

Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr. was launched into space aboard the Freedom 7, becoming the first American astronaut to travel into space, 1961

May 6

Roger Bannister broke the 4 minute mile, 1954

Dirigible Hindenburg exploded, 1936

English Channel tunnel opened, 1994

May 7

Kentucky Derby Day

Eruption of Mt. Pele in Martinique, 1902

French defeated at Dien Bien Phu, 1954

Pulitzer Prize established, 1917

RMS Lusitania torpedoed and sunk, 1915

Poet Robert Browning born, 1812

May 8

Victory in Europe (VE) Day

Explorer Hernando de Soto reached the Mississippi River, 1541

May 9

Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show opened in London, England, 1877

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first birth-control pill, 1960

May 10

Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads meet in Promontory, Utah forming the first transcontinental railroad in the US, 1869

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela sworn in as first African president of the Republic of South Africa

May 11

Mothers Day

Author Mari (Marie Suzette) Sandoz born, 1896

Computer Deep Blue beat chess grand master Gary Kasparov, 1997

Reggae musician Nesta Robert (Bob) Marley died, 1981

Most severe Great Plains dust storm began this day, 1934

May 12

Poet and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti born, 1828

Fur trader William Sublette left Missouri for Idaho, 1832

May 13

James Robert (Bob) Wills, country-western band leader and musician, died, 1975

Author Daphne Du Maurier born, 1907

Jamestown Colony founded, 1607

May 14

Edward Jenner administered the first smallpox vaccination, 1796

Beginning of the Lewis and Clark expedition, 1804

Space station Skylab launched, 1973

May 15

Author L. Frank Baum born, 1856

Author Katherine Anne Porter born, 1890

May 16

First Academy Awards ceremony, 1929

End of the Warsaw Uprising, 1943

Writer Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet) imprisoned in the Bastille for writing satire, 1717

May 17

U.S. Supreme Court unanimous decision ending school segregation, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, 1954

Apache chief Geronimo fled the reservation for the 2nd time in 2 years, 1885.

May 18

Facebook raised $16 billion in largest tech IPO ever, 2012

Mount St. Helens erupted, 1980

U.S. Supreme Court decided Plessy v. Ferguson, upholding segregation, 1896

First United Empire Loyalists reached Canada, 1786

May 19

Thomas Edward (T.E.) Lawrence, aka Lawrence of Arabia, died of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident, 1935

Cynthia Ann Parker, mother of Quanah Parker, kidnapped in a Comanche, Kiowa, and Caddo Indian raid in Texas, 1836

May 20

Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patented riveted work pants now called blue jeans, 1873

Passage of the Homestead Act, 1862

U.S. conducted 1st airborne test of an improved hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll, 1956

May 21

Hernando de Soto died in what would become Louisiana, 1542

American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight, 1927 

May 22

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Shelock Holmes stories, born, 1859

The Great Emigration, along the Oregon Trail began, 1843

May 23

New York Public Library dedicated, 1911

Outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death, 1934

Crow scout Curley, last survivor of the battle, buried at Little Big Horn, 1923

May 24

Astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus died, 1543

Musician Duke (Edward Kennedy) Ellington died, 1974

First Morse code telegraph message sent, 1844

Movie Thelma and Louise was released, 1991

May 25

Memorial Day

Movie Star Wars was released, 1977

May 26

Montana Territory created, 1864

May 27

Mountain man Jedediah Smith killed, 1831

Mystery writer Dashiell Hammett born, 1894

Golden Gate Bridge opened, 1937

May 28

Native American athlete Jim Thorpe born, 1888

Author and poet Maya Angelou died, 2014

May 29

John F. Kennedy, 35th president, born 1917

Hillary and Tenzing reached the top of Mt. Everest, 1953

John C. Fremont left St. Louis to explore the Oregon country, 1843

May 30

French patriot and saint Joan of Arc killed, 1431

May 31

Johnstown Flood killed 2,209 people, 1889

Battle of Jutland, greatest naval battle of WW I, began, 1916

Tower clock Big Ben rang for the 1st time, 1859

May Commemorative Weeks

Utah Water Week (1st week)

National Pet Week (1st Week)

National Police Week (3rd Week)
National Transportation Week (3rd Week)

May Monthly Commemoratives

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

American Bike Month
National Mental Health Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
National Photo Month
Older Americans Month
Transportation Month
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Semester Hours

January 11, 2016 - April 29, 2016

 

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.

 

 

Spring Holiday Hours

 

 

Monday, January 18

Closed

Monday, February 15

Noon - 5:00 p.m.

 

Spring Break Hours

 

 

Friday, March 4

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 6

Closed

Monday, March 7

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

Tuesday, March 8

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

Wednesday, March 9

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

Thursday, March 10

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

Friday, March 11

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

Saturday, March 12

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 13

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

 

 

Spring Finals Hours

 

 

Friday, April 22

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 23

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 24

1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Monday, April 25

7:00 a.m. - 12 :00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 26

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 27

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 28

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Friday, April 29(Graduation)

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

May Break Hours

 April 30 - May 0, 2016

 

Summer Semester Hours

May 9, 2016 - August 17, 2016

 

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 30

Closed

Monday, July 4

Closed

Sunday, July 24

Closed

Monday, July 25

Closed

 

Pops Concert

 

 

Saturday, July 16

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

Sunday, July 17

Closed

 

 

Summer Finals Hours

 

 

Monday, August 15

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

Tuesday, August 16

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

Wednesday, August 17

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

 

 

August Break

August 18, 2016 - August 28, 2016

 

 

Monday - Friday

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

Saturday

Closed

Sunday

Closed

 

 

 

 

Fall Semester will begin on August 29, 2016

Attention: Library hours are subject to change due to

inclement weather and/or a power outage. 

               

EVENTS

Events are suspended while the Library building is under renovation.

 

EXHIBITS

Exhibits are suspended while the Library building is under renovation.

 

 

 

 

Updated May 11, 2016 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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