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October 1, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: Hispanic American Newspapers

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the Hispanic American Newspapers through October 22.  The Hispanic American Newspapers represents the single largest compilation of Spanish-language newspapers printed in the U.S. during the 19th and 20th centuries.  This collection is available on the same platform as the Augusta Chronicle Archives.

You can access the Hispanic American Newspapers via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing jminihan@georgiasouthern.edu or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

September 23, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: ICE e-books

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) e-books through November 17.  The ICE e-books  are available through the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Virtual Library.  Content to which we have access is marked by an “s” in a yellow box.

You can access the ICE Virtual Library via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing jminihan@georgiasouthern.edu or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback regarding the ICE e-books by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

Writing Tutor

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A writing tutor will be available in the Zach S. Henderson Library’s Learning Commons on Sunday afternoons.  Interested students can meet the tutor at the round tables near the library’s entrance, adjacent to the Government Documents displays. 

Sessions will be offered on Sundays from 4:00PM – 6:00 pm starting Sunday, September 14th and continuing through the last Sunday before Finals (December 7th).  If you have any questions, please contact Learning Commons Librarian, Ruth Baker at rbaker@georgiasouthern.edu.

Workshops by Appointment

Zach S. Henderson Library once again is offering its popular research and computer workshop series. All GSU Faculty, staff and students are eligible to register for our workshops which are set up by appointment.  Register online at https://training.georgiasouthern.edu.

[Please be aware that online registration from off-campus via the GSU University Training website is not available at this time, so please contact  at 912-478-5645 if you are off-campus].

Here is a link to the current list of Workshops By Appointment: http://library.georgiasouthern.edu/research/workshops/ 

If you have other workshop questions or have trouble signing up online, please contact Ruth Baker, Learning Commons Librarian (rbaker@georgiasouthern.edu or (912) 478-7823).

Banned Books Week: Virtual Read-Out

viewerFor the 4th year in a row, the sponsors of Banned Books Week are encouraging readers from across the country and around the world to participate in the Banned Books ‘Virtual Read­Out’ and will feature an Internet read out of banned and challenged books. These videos will be featured on the special Banned Books Week Virtual Read­Out YouTube channel.

Henderson Library is sponsoring a Virtual Read­Out during Banned Books Week (Sept. 21­-27, 2014). Also: check out our online guide: http://goo.gl/BVrhQ7

We will be recording short videos of Georgia Southern faculty, staff and students reading passages from a banned or challenged book of their choice. For more information or to schedule a Read­Out, please contact:

Ruth Baker (rbaker@georgiasouthern.edu) or  Jessica Williams (jrwilliams@georgiasouthern.edu)

 

 

September 18, 2014

Database trial and evaluation: Momentum Press

Henderson Library is sponsoring a trial and evaluation of the Momentum Press e-book Collection through November 14th.  Momentum Press provides collections of e-books covering topics such as manufacturing, mechanical, civil, environmental technology, and materials science and engineering.  This collection is hosted on the ebrary platform.

You can access the Momentum Press e-book Collection via GALILEO or directly with this link.

Please let us know what you think of this resource by e-mailing jminihan@georgiasouthern.edu or posting a comment here on Zach’s News.  You can also leave feedback by responding to this survey.  Thanks!

September 17, 2014

Library Book Sale: Wed.-Sun., September 24-28

book sale1Henderson Library will be having its annual Book Sale on September 24-28 (Wednesday -Sunday). Book prices will range from $.50 to $7.00. Until Friday afternoon at 2:00PM, the book sale will be held on the 2nd floor of the Henderson library across from the vending machines and elevator. After 2:00PM Friday, the book sale will be located at the Henderson Library Circulation Desk, which is also on the 2nd floor of the library. Hours and locations are below:

When: Wednesday – Friday, September 24-26
Where: Henderson Library, 2nd floor (across from the vending machines and elevator)
Time: 9:00AM – 2:00PM

When: Friday afternoon – Sunday, September 26-28
Where: Henderson Library Circulation Desk, 2nd floor
Time: All Day

If you have any questions, please contact Paolo Gujilde (912-478-0782 or pgujilde@georgiasouthern.edu).

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September 12, 2014

Constitution Day Celebrations at GSU

hot docA Conversation with the Mayor
Williams Center Multipurpose Room
1-2:30 p.m. 
 
Constitution Day will be celebrated September 17th at Georgia Southern University with 3 main events this year.The first event is sponsored by Henderson Library, the Dean of Students Office, Student Government Association, Financial Aid and Student Media. It will take place in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room from 1-2:30 p.m. SGA President, Azell Francis, will speak with Statesboro Mayor, Jan Moore, about the importance of registering to vote, getting educated on current local election topics, and participation in the election and governing process of your locale. Come find out why you should and how you can get involved locally!  Free pizza will be provided by SGA.
Student Engagement and Constitutional Amendments

Carroll Building Lobby

2:30-3:45
Immediately following the Conversation with the Mayor, join Dr. Michael Van Wagenen’s Public History students for a discussion of various amendments they have researched for this purpose in the Carroll Building Lobby. These conversations, supported by posters made by the students, will take place from 2:30-3:45 p.m. Stop in and support these students in their service learning endeavor, and find out more about your Constitutional rights! Posters will be available for viewing until 8:45 Wednesday.
How Does the Constitution Impact You and Politics?
Carroll Building, 2227
6-8 p.m.
 
The Georgia Southern Political Science Department is sponsoring an event from 6-8 p.m. in Carroll Building, 2227 on September 17th in which several speakers, including a local attorney, Mr. Matthew K. Hube of Hube Law Firm, and Georgia Southern POLS faculty Dr. Joshua Kennedy and Dr. Michael Romano will discuss:
  • The intent and reality of the Presidency
  • The Constitution and the Congress/the Courts
  • How Civil Rights/Liberties impact you, presented by
There will also be a short film with Sandra Day O’Connor called Fair and Free during this event.
We hope you will join us for these events in celebration of this day to celebrate our Constitutional Rights.
 Shared with you by Lori Gwinett, Government Documents Librarian  (lgwinett@georgiasouthern.edu; 912-478-5032)
 

September 8, 2014

Irish Studies South now available at Digital Commons

heaneyThe new journal Irish Studies South is now available in Digital Commons.  Howard Keeley, Director of the Center for Irish Research and Teaching, sponsors the journal.  He also acts as one of its editors.  The first issue commemorating the one year anniversary of the death of Seamus Heaney, a Nobel prize winning poet, is now available.  Each issue will have a guest editor, and Rand Brandes is the editor of the inaugural issue.

Affordable Learning Georgia: The Positive Effect of OERs on Higher Education

aGAl iconThe Affordable Learning Georgia initiative seeks to make higher education more obtainable for Georgia residents by providing access to Open Educational Resources (OERs).  While the adoption of OERs by Affordable Learning Georgia and other programs is a relatively new phenomenon, early case studies have shown that these programs have had a positive impact on students. One study focusing on the use of Mathematics OERs at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York found that “using OER led to an over 50x increase (i.e. a 5000% improvement) in percentage passing per dollar” according to David Wiley, co-founder and Chief Academic Officer of Lumen Learning.   More information about these OER and Student Success studies is available in the August 25-31 issue of the Affordable Learning Georgia newsletter.

More information about Affordable Learning Georgia is available here.

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