Also, Marx Library and Satori Coffee are offering free cups of joe on Tuesday, December 10 and Wednesday, December 11 from 5pm-until to help you get through those intense study sessions. Bring your own cup or mug and fill up! The coffee will be located outside of Room 171.
Finally, if you need a study break, take a few and read one of the awesome short stories from the collections located in the 1st floor display case. Short Story - Big Plot
As you all have probably noticed, construction has begun at the Marx Library.
The Reference Department, in an attempt to keep our students and faculty
aware of what is happening and when, has created a separate Marx Library Construction Blog. Each week we
will speak with the foreman of the construction crew and find out what
is going to happen that next week. We will then post updates here.
The idea is to let y'all know when there might be construction noise or
any disruption to normal library noise levels, entrances, parking, etc.
We would like to keep any inconvenience to our students and faculty to a
This holiday season, the Marx University Library is
sponsoring the 2nd annual Will Read for Food donation drive benefiting the Bay
Area Food Bank.Please bring your
non-perishable food items to the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Marx
University Library.The library will be
collecting non-perishable food donations from Monday, November 4 - Monday,
December 2, 2013.Last year, the library
collected 389 pounds of non-perishable food.Let's work together to improve our collection total and provide our
community's less fortunate a wonderful holiday season.
In addition to non-perishable food donations being
collected at the Marx University Library, we will also pick-up food donations
from academic departments.If you prefer
this option, please contact either Muriel Nero (email@example.com ) or Elizabeth
Rugan (firstname.lastname@example.org) to
schedule a pick-up date for non-perishable food donations.
We would like to thank you for last year’s awesome
collection and look forward to your generosity again this holiday season.
The library will be hosting a private renaming and dedication ceremony tonight, 10/30/13, from 5-7:30 pm in the Mary Elizabeth and Charles Rodning Gallery of Art on the 3rd floor North.
Please pardon any noise or disruption that the party may cause. If you are looking for quiet study space, we would suggest a study room on the 1st, 2nd, or 4th floors. Remember, the 4th floor North is completely quiet study.
Want to live your life in color? Well, now you can.
Color printing is now available at the Marx Library!
The color printer works on the TRAC card system, and is located in the computer lab on the 3rd floor South. You can only access the color printer from the computers located in the 3rd Floor computer lab (not the thin clients).
Well, it happened.The
US government has shutdown. Let's hope you didn't have a trip planned to visit
the Smithsonian or Yellowstone today.
Due to the current government shutdown, many web based
resources may be affected, including databases used for research like ERIC at
eric.ed.gov.But don't worry you can
still access ERIC through our EBSCO provider. Although, you might run into some issues if you attempt to retrieve any ERIC documents that link to the eric.ed.gov site.
For a list of affected government agencies and services,
check out this website.
This shutdown begins October 1, 2013, and will continue
until they sort this mess out, meaning until further notice.
If you have any questions or need any assistance, please call the Reference Desk at 460-7025.
Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
It highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned
Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians,
booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types
–- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even
those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict
access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms
of censorship. Check out the frequently challenged books section
to explore the issues and controversies around book challenges and book
banning. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been
targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While
books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week
celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have
remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of
librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and
speak out for the freedom to read.
How is the Marx Library celebrating the right to read?
Check out our Banned Books Displays in the 1st floor library atrium!
Get excited! The Fall 2013 semester begins Monday, August 19th!
With everyone both new and returning students flooding onto campus, the University Library thought we would help you guys out by hosting a Keep Calm and Ask A Librarian Welcome Desk the first 3 days of classes--8/19, 8/20, & 8/21--from 10am until 3pm.
Librarians will stationed at a table in the University Library atrium to answer any questions that you might have like "Where's the Humanities building?" or "How do I get my JagCard?" We can answer all of these things and more.
If you are new to campus or our library, we will be hosting library tours at 12:30pm on Tuesday 8/20 and Wednesday 8/21. Come see what your library can offer you.
Check out what some of the University Library librarians are digging into right now. Kathy Wheeler, Interim Head of Reference & Electronic Services Librarian
Countdown City by Ben Winters
"I am currently reading Countdown City -- I loved the first book,
The Last Policeman, in Ben Winters' planned trilogy about a detective
trying to work cases while also facing the end of the world in just a
few months. Countdown City is the second book and while I'm enjoying it
as well, I'm finding it a little harder to get into than The Last
Ellen Wilson, Instructional Services Librarian
Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery by Robert Kolker
"I don't usually read true crime, but I'd read the magazine story that
led to this book and was intrigued. The focus on the women, the
circumstances that led them into prostitution, and their families' grief
and search for the killer really humanized the victims."
"Literally back from the dead, Walter Mosley resurrects the
heroic private detective, Easy Rawlins, to return back to mystery, murder, and
mayhem of 1960s Los Angeles."
Angela Rand, USA Baldwin County Librarian
Nonfiction: Reading in the Brain by Stanislaus Dehaene
"This is a fascinating book
that describes the relationship between human brain plasticity/neuronal
recycling with the development of alphabets and reading. I'm just so
taken with the power of writing systems (and hence, reading) to human
Fiction: Murder in Bellville by Cara Black
"Black brings Paris to life!"
Beth Rugan, Reference & Instruction Librarian
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
"The book felt like a snarky version of Glamour magazine. Great if you are looking for light, amusing beach or pool reading."
The University Library at the
University of South Alabama is pleased to announce that it is one of 473 institutions across the country awarded
a set of four films chronicling the history of the civil rights movement. The
powerful documentaries, The
Abolitionists, Slavery by Another Name, Freedom Riders, and The Loving Story,include dramatic scenes of incidents in the 150-year effort to
achieve equal rights for all.Freedom Riders received an Emmy in 2012,
and The Loving Story and The Abolitionists have been nominated
for Emmys in 2013.
In order to introduce four documentaries with riveting new
footage illustrating the history of civil rights in America, the University
Library will offer a series of screenings, lectures, discussion forums, and scholarly
presentations centered around this collection of documentaries beginning in
March of 2014.
Each of the films was produced with National Endowment for
the Humanities support, and each tells remarkable stories of individuals who
challenged the social and legal status quo of deeply rooted institutions, from
slavery to segregation. Created Equal
programs bring communities together to revisit our shared history and help
bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American civic life. Visit www.neh.gov/created-equal for more
Equal film set is made
possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities,
as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
About the Gilder Lehrman
Institute of American History
Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute
of American History is a nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in the
teaching and learning of American history. Programs include publications, teacher seminars, a
national Affiliate School Program, traveling exhibitions, and online materials for
teachers, students, and the general public. www.gilderlehrman.org.
About the National Endowment
for the Humanities
Created in 1965 as an independent
federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports learning in
history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities. NEH grants
enrich classroom learning, create and preserve knowledge, and bring ideas to
life through public television, radio, museum exhibitions, and programs in
libraries and other community places. www.neh.gov.