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STEWART LIBRARY NEWS - May 2015

 

LIBRARY NEWS

Personnel

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

The library has a job opening in Digital Collections for the Digital Projects and Oral History Assistant. Anyone interested can find job details at jobs.weber.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59646.

Semester Break Hours

During the semester break the Stewart Library will be open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Library will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Starting May 11 Summer Semester hour will be in effect.

National Library Week Contest

Thank you to everyone who entered our Seek, Find, Win contest. Of 110 entries there were 86 correct submissions. Winners will be emailed soon. Correct answers can be seen at https://www.facebook.com/stewartlibrary 

On-Going Book Sale

The Library’s Ongoing Book Sale offers sale items on three bookshelves in the Circulation area on the Lower Level.  Books cost $2 or $1 each.

Texting Available

You can text a librarian at 801-803-5554 during opening hours.

REFERENCE

Database News

New Databases

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. Look in Google Scholar search results for your name. 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.

Database of the Month

 

USGS National Geologic Map Database 
From the U.S. Geological Survey, this database includes a lexicon of geologic names of the U.S., this is a geologic map image database with related resources. Segments include the Map Catalog, with over 90,000 products from over 6,000 publishers; the Stratigraphy section with a National compilation of names and descriptions of geologic units; the MapView which gives a map interface to geologic maps; the TopoView which gives the historical topographic map collection; and Mapping in Progress which shows where mapping is taking place now. Freely available to all.

 

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

BOOK DISPLAYS

Upper Level by Honors: Cyber Security

Middle Level Systems Area: Utah Authors

Middle Level Reference Area: Chemistry

 

Digital Collections has uploaded 18 brief video bytes that correspond with oral histories. They have been working towards this for some time and are excited to have these great stories to share.

 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES/DIGITAL COLLECTIONS

Special Collections

The Special Collections Department at Weber State University’s Stewart Library is one of eight repositories collecting artifacts as part of a project run by the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and the Utah Division of State History to collect the stories and artifacts of Utah veterans who served in World War II. The department is interested in adding any materials from veterans who have lived in Weber or Davis counties. WSU has several collections dealing with both world wars, and would like to expand those holdings. For more information, contact Langsdon at slangsdon@weber.edu.

University Archives

La Dianaeda was one of the oldest and longest running sororities at Weber State, existing from 1934 to 2006. The L.D.'s symbol was a crescent moon with three pearls, members' outfit was a sailor suit. When first organized, the purpose was to further culture, beauty, and friendliness.

For more information about the history of Weber State University, visit the University Archives in the Stewart Library, or online at http://library.weber.edu/asc/archivesdept.

Please drop us a line if you have any information about the people or activities of La Dianaeda.

 

MAY CELEBRATIONS AND COMMEMORATIONS

May 1

Law Day

May Day

Empire State Building dedicated, 1931

Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary) born, 1852

May 2

Kentucky Derby Day

Hudson’s Bay Company chartered, 1670

Death of Osama Bin Ladin, 2011

May 3

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

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, 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

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

Mothers Day

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

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

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

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

First Kentucky Derby run, 1875

May 18

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

Mount St. Helen’s erupted, 1980

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

First United Empire Loyalists reached Canada, 1786

May 19

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

May 20

Charles Lindbergh began the first transatlantic flight, 1927

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

Passage of the Homestead Act, 1862

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

The Great Emigration, along the Oregon Trail began, 1843

May 23

New York Public Library dedicated, 1911

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

Crow scout Curley 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

Golden Gate Bridge opened, 1937

May 27

Mountain man Jedediah Smith killed, 1831

Mystery writer Dashiell Hammett born, 1894

May 28

Native American athlete Jim Thorpe born, 1888

May 29

John F. Kennedy, 35th president, born 1917

May 30

French patriot and saint Joan of Arc killed, 1431

Commemorative Weeks in May

National Transportation Week (3rd week)

Month of May Commemorations

ALS Awareness Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asthma Awareness Month

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Celiac Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

Haitian Heritage Month

Hepatitis Awareness Month

Jewish American Heritage Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Motorcycle Awareness Month

National Bike Month

National Foster Care Month

National Skin Cancer Awareness Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEWART LIBRARY HOURS

 

        Spring Semester Hours

January 12, 2015 – May 1, 2015

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.

                    Holidays

 

Monday, January 19 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day) Closed

Monday, February 16 (Presidents Day) Noon - 5:00 p.m.

 

                Spring Break

Friday, March 6 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 7 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 8 Closed

Monday, March 9 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 11 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 12 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 15 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

                Finals Week

Friday, April 24 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Saturday, April 25 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 26 1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Monday, April 27 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 28 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Wednesday, April 29 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 30 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, May 1 (Graduation Day) 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

      Semester Break Hours

May 2, 2015 – May 10, 2015

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

Saturday Closed

Sunday Closed

Summer Semester begins on Monday, May 11

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

 

Pop Concert

 

 

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

 

Library hours are subject to change due to

inclement weather and/or a power outage.

 

LIBRARY EVENTS

Gear Up

Saturday May 16

LI 106 and LI 138

1-2 pm

EXHIBITS

2015 All-State High School Art Show

Stewart Library, Lower and Middle Levels (April 2 - 30, 2015)

This statewide high school art competition and exhibit, sponsored annually by the Springville Museum of Art, provides a professional forum for students to display their best work. For many high school students, the exhibit is their first taste of artistic competition and prepares them for future competitions they may encounter. Beyond this recognition and experience, selected Senior Class exhibitors receive scholarships awarded by the art schools of Utah colleges and universities.  The works selected for the traveling exhibition illustrate the exceptional talent, diversity, originality, and creativity of Utah’s young visual artists. The exhibition is also a tribute to the art teachers in Utah’s high schools who inspire, direct and refine the work of these artists.

Weber State University Student Artwork, Ceramics Department

Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Five display cases filled with an array of ceramic objects on view 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 to 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated May 14, 2015 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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