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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - June 2015

 

 

LIBRARY NEWS

Personnel

Welcome to Chandler Anderson who has accepted the position of Cataloging Coordinator. Chandler began his new position on June 1st.  Chandler will also continue to hold the responsibilities of the Gifts-in-Kind assistant.

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

Visit Google’s Cultural Institute, https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/home.  Discover exhibits and collections from museums and archives all around the world. Explore cultural treasures in extraordinary detail, from hidden gems to masterpieces.  You can also Create your own galleries and share favorite finds with friends.

Database of the Month

GeoRef, produced by the American Geological Institute  is a comprehensive geosciences database containing over 2.8 million bibliographic records to the geoscience literature of the world.  Over 3,500 journals are reviewed for indexing in the Georef database as well as books, maps, government reports, conference papers, and theses and dissertations. Coverage is for the years 1785 to present for North America; 1933 to present for the rest of the world.  Available via EBSCO.

GeoRef In Process

GeoRef In Process, contains unedited records that are in the process of being indexed prior to their integration in the main GeoRef database. Some of the records originate from older, non-English language literature while other, more current records are simply not yet complete. When the GeoRef indexers complete the editing and indexing of an In Process record, then the record will appear in the main GeoRef file. Because they are unedited, In Process records may lack a few fields or contain minimal data in some fields. This database is intended as a supplement to the main GeoRef database.

BOOK DISPLAYS

Upper Level:  Computer Security

Middle Level Systems Area:  Social Media

Middle Level Reference Area:  Philosophy, Psychology, Religion (B call numbers)

DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Personnel: Digital Collections says farewell and best wishes to Stacie Gallagher and Chandler Anderson.  

Stacie Gallagher has been invaluable in the Oral History Program.  She co-wrote a grant this year, as a result of which she processed and uploaded over 260 oral histories from the 1970s. Stacie has also stayed current with  incoming oral histories and processing approximately 400 unprocessed oral histories. She will be missed by all.

Chandler Anderson's work in Digitization has allowed us to upload several important projects including the Student Newspapers; Weber's Literary Publications; Several Weber Historical Publications; CCC Photos; Como Springs Resort; Student Masters Theses; Ogden Buildings by Street; and more. He will be  missed  in Digital Collections. 

JUNE CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

June 1

Actress Norma Jean Mortensen aka Marilyn Monroe born, 1926

The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967

June 2

US Major General Philip Kearny born, 1815

Singer Ray Charles’ album Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music took top place on pop music charts, 1962

U.S. Congress passed the Indian Citizenship Act, 1924

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953

June 3

Astronaut Edward Higgins “Ed” White conducted the first spacewalk, 1965

Western author Larry Jeff McMurtry born, 1936

June 4

Transcontinental express train crossed the U.S. in 83 hours, 1876

Beginning of the Battle of Midway, 1942

Henry Ford made the first operational car, 1896

Congress passed the 19th amendment to the US Constitution, extending the franchise to women, 1919

June 5

Senator Robert F. Kennedy assassinated in Los Angeles, 1968

Science fiction author Ray Bradbury died, 2012

First hot air balloon flight by the Montgolfier brothers, 1783

June 6

D-Day, 1944

1984, by George Orwell, published 1949

The Ashmolean, first university museum, opened, 1683

June 7

Seattle, chief of the Duwamish and Suquamish people died, 1866

Poet Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni Jr. born, 1943

Author Louise Erdrich born, 1954

June 8

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright born, 1867

Prophet Muhammed died, 632 CE

Apache Chief Cochise died, 1874

June 9

Mormon hand-cart pioneers leave Iowa City for Salt Lake City, 1856

Donald Duck, cartoon character created, 1934

Secretariat won the Triple Crown, 1973

June 10

Author Maurice Sendak born, 1928

First Salem witchcraft hanging, 1692

June 11

Jeannette Pickering Rankin, first woman member of Congress born, 1880

Hank Williams Sr. debuted at the Grand Ole Opry, 1949

June 12

Diarist Anne Frank born, 1929

Civil rights leader Medgar Evers assassinated, 1963

June 13

Miranda rights established, 1966

Conqueror Alexander the Great died, 323 BCE

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thurgood Marshall appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, 1967

Meriwether Lewis arrived at the great falls of the Missouri River, 1805

June 14

National Flag Day (U.S.)

Writer Harriet Beecher Stowe born, 1811

UNIVAC computer dedicated, 1951

June 15

Father’s Day

King John sealed Magna Carta, 1215

U.S.-Canadian border established, 1846

Francis Parkman arrived at Fort Laramie, 1846

June 16

Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev defected, 1961

Ford Motor Company incorporated, 1903

June 17

Watergate burglars arrested, 1972

Sioux and Cheyenne win the Battle of the Rosebud, 1876

June 18

Author and illustrator Chris van Allsburg born, 1949

Napoleon defeated at Waterloo, 1815

Start of the War of 1812

June 19

Juneteenth (commemoration of the end of slavery in the US)

Execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, for conspiracy to commit espionage, 1943

Curtis Charles “Curt” Flood free agency case decided, 1972

June 20

Author Lillian Hellman born, 1905

Movie Jaws released, 1975

The French Third Estate took the Tennis Court oath, 1789

Start of the Boxer Rebellion in China, 1900

June 21

Fathers Day

Summer Solstice

US Constitution ratified, 1788

Soccer great Pelé took Brazil to 3rd World Cup championship, 1970

June 22

Comedian George Carlin died, 2008

US Department of Justice established, 1870

Explorer Henry Hudson set adrift in Hudson Bay, 1611

Germany started Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Russia, 1941

June 23

Title IX, gender equality in education, enacted 1972

Poland Act passed by US Congress: redefined the jurisdiction of Utah courts, restricting the formerly powerful probate courts to their traditional jurisdiction, and eliminating the territorial marshal and attorney, giving their duties to a U. S. marshal and U. S. attorney, also opened up Utah juries to non-Mormons, 1874

June 24

Poet John Ciardi born, 1916

U.S. Air Force reports on Roswell, NM, alien spacecraft crash, 1997

Start of the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, 1948

June 25

Battle of the Little Bighorn, 1876

Singer Michael Jackson died, 2009

Charles Baudelaire’s book of poems Les Fleurs du Mal, published, 1857

June 26

Bicycle patented, 1819

Governor Alfred Cumming and federal troops enter Salt Lake City, 1858

Start of the Berlin airlift, 1948

June 27

Author and activist Helen Keller born, 1880

Ebola outbreak in Sudan, 1976

Route 66 decertified by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 1985

June 28

Stonewall riot, 1969

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria assassinated, 1914

Louis Armstrong recorded West End Blues, 1928

June 29

Globe Theatre burned down, 1613

First iPhone released, 2007

Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Space Station Mir, 1995

June 30

National Organization of Women founded, 1966

Publication of Gone With the Wind, 1936

Commemorative Weeks in June

National Camping Week (4th week)

June Monthly Commemoratives

National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Black Music Month

LGBT Pride Month
Black Music Month

June: Great Outdoors Month

June: National Oceans 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 June 1, 2015 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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