Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Welcome Back to Spring Semester!


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Welcome back from Winter Break!

Hope you had some good times, relaxation, and at least a few good laughs...

In case you've forgotten, all our books are made from 100% Groot-free paper!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Librarians during Winter Break?



Have you ever thought about what the Librarians do when you aren't here? Most of us actually have lives. It's possible we have a TV show. Several of us have alter-egos.
When you get back see if you can guess who these "Super-Librarians" are at work. Hope you're out having fun.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Milk & Cookies Night

SU Students enjoy sweet treat during their study in the library for the final exams. Thanks to the Interim President Dr. Jody Harpster.




Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Library Extended Hours During Final & Exam Weeks

Library Extended Hours During Final & Exam Weeks


Mon Dec 1st - Thur Dec 4th    7:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri   Dec 5th                          7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat Dec 6th                           9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sun Dec 7th                          noon - 1:00 am
Mon Dec 8th -Thur Dec 11th   7:30 am -1:00 am
Fri Dec 12th                          7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat Dec 13th -Sun Dec 14th    CLOSED

Monday, December 1, 2014

Google Scholar links to library (restored!)

We just noticed our "Full Text @ Your Library" links in Google Scholar search results pages have been restored! Woohoo!

If you're looking for a quick way to search across just library holdings, use the Library Discovery Search on the Library Homepage.
Discovery Search Limiter Box
Left column of results screen

To approximate Google Scholar results - just turn OFF the "Available in Library Collection" limiter by clicking the blue [X] on the left column of the results page.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Google Scholar links to library (missing)

We just learned our "Full Text @ Your Library" links in Google Scholar search results pages will be unavailable through the first week of December.

Discovery Search Limiter Box
Left column of results screen
Using the Library Discovery Search on the Library Homepage can approximate Google Scholar results - just turn OFF the "Available in Library Collection" limiter by clicking the blue [X] on the left column of the results page.

We will, of course, post an update once our "Full Text @ Your Library" links return to the Google Scholar results pages.

Happy Thanksgiving Break Week!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving Day: November 27, 2014

Find out more about Thanksgiving from the Census Bureau: Facts for the Features 

In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, early settlers of Plymouth Colony, held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest, an event many regard as the nation's first Thanksgiving. The Wampanoag, the Indians in attendance, also played a lead role. Historians have recorded ceremonies of thanks among other groups of European settlers in North America, including British colonists in Virginia in 1619. 

The legacy of thanks and the feast have survived the centuries, as the event became a national holiday 150 years ago (Oct. 3, 1863) when President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November as a national day of thanksgiving. Later, President Franklin Roosevelt clarified that Thanksgiving should always be celebrated on the fourth Thursday of the month to encourage earlier holiday shopping, never on the occasional fifth Thursday.

Where to Feast

115 million
Number of occupied housing units across the nation in 2014’s second quarter — all potential stops for Thanksgiving dinner. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Housing Vacancies and Homeownership, Table 8 <http://www.census.gov/housing/hvs/data/histtabs.html>

4
Number of places in the United States named after the holiday’s traditional main course. Turkey Creek, La., was the most populous in 2013, with 435 residents, followed by Turkey, Texas (410), Turkey, N.C. (291) and Turkey Creek, Ariz. (294). 

There are also two townships in Pennsylvania with “Turkey” in the name: Upper Turkeyfoot and Lower Turkeyfoot. (Please note that the Turkey Creek, Ariz., population total pertains to the 2010 Census).


Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 Population Estimates and American FactFinder, Table DP-1, 2010 Census Summary File 1
<http://www.census.gov/popest/data/cities/totals/2012/SUB-EST2012-3.html>
<http://factfinder2.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/DEC/10_DP/DPDP1/1600000US0477415>

<http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/gazetteer.html>