September 28, 2006
From Beth Hansen Shaw, University Professor of Library Science:
Just a reminder about RIA access – students no longer need to get passwords from the reference desk – they can set up their own accounts from an on-campus computer. They just need to supply their name, an email address, read and accept the license agreement and then click on “register.” They will receive a confirmation from RIA in their email almost immediately, and that confirmation will include their username and password. From the RIA info on the A-Z page, they should click “set up account,” then, every time they want to get into RIA they just login with their own account information.
September 27, 2006
Navigating the Library Website
This Friday's workshop will be: Navigating the Library Website. We will cover Library Databases, the Library Catalog, Full Text Journals List, Subject Pages and much more. The workshop will be held:
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
D2438 ACS Lab
There is still plenty of time to sign up. Click here to go to the Workshop Schedule.
September 26, 2006
Constitution Day Displays
Incase you did not have time to look at the Constitution Displays created by Helen, I am posting a few photos. There is still time to take a look. The display cases are located outside the library.
Click on the links below to see more photos.
Banned Book Week Display
Check out the creative display that Erin created for Banned Book Week. The display is located inside the library, on the way to the Reference Desk. Erin has provided examples of Book Burnings and Censored Books. There are also handouts available on top of the display case. Stop in and look at the display, then let Erin know what a great job she did.
September 20, 2006
Fall 2006 Update
Dates and times have been set for the following workshops:
Formatting an APA Style Paper
Navigating the Library Website
Go to the Workshop webpage to check for exact dates and times. Some workshops fill up quickly so sign up as soon as you know which workshop you wish to attend. More workshops will be scheduled by the end of the week, so keeping checking the webpage.
On your way into the Library check out the displays Helen put together for Constitution Day. Handouts are located on top of the display cases.
Check the Constitution Day Webpage; answers for Monday's word puzzle have been posted and 2 new word puzzles have been added.
September 18, 2006
Fall 2006 Workshops
We are starting to schedule dates for the various workshops. Right now we have dates set for 3 APA Citation Workshops. Click here to go to the Workshop page. Check back often as we are updating the Workshop page daily.
September 17, 2006
On September 16th, 2005, President Bush issued the following Proclamation:
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2005 A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America
More than two centuries after our Founding Fathers gathered in 1787 in Philadelphia, our Nation continues to be guided by the Constitution they drafted.
The Constitution of the United States reflects our ideals and establishes a practical system of government. It provides for three separate branches -- the legislative, the executive, and the judicial -- with defined responsibilities and with checks and balances among the branches. Under our Constitution, both the Federal Government and the State governments advance the will of the people through the people's representatives. To protect the rights of our citizens and maintain the rule of law, Article III of the Constitution provides for a judiciary of independent judges who have life tenure.
These fundamental principles -- separation of powers, federalism, and an independent judiciary -- have endured, and they have been essential to our Nation's progress toward equal justice and liberty for all. On Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and during Constitution Week, we celebrate the genius of our Constitution and reaffirm our commitment to its stated purposes: "to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."
In remembrance of the signing of the Constitution and in recognition of the Americans who strive to uphold the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, the Congress, by joint resolution of February 29, 1952 (36 U.S.C. 106, as amended), designated September 17 as "Constitution Day and Citizenship Day," and by joint resolution of August 2, 1956 (36 U.S.C. 108, as amended), requested that the President proclaim the week beginning September 17 and ending September 23 of each year as "Constitution Week."
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 17, 2005, as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, and September 17 through September 23, 2005, as Constitution Week. I encourage Federal, State, and local officials, as well as leaders of civic, social, and educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and programs that celebrate our Constitution and reaffirm our rights and obligations as citizens of our great Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH
September 16, 2006
Fall 2006 Workshops
The List of workshops for Fall 2006 is almost ready. We will be offering workshops on:
Excel Basics Excel Intermediate PowerPoint Basics Formatting Papers APA Style APA Citations Navigating the Library Website What are Blogs and RSS Feeds? Create a Blog Google Basics
Keep checking the Workshop WebPage. Click here to go to the Workshop WebPage.
September 08, 2006
Don't Forget about the Book Sale!
$1 a Bag!
The book sale starts on September 5th and ends on September 17th. $1.00 will buy you a BAG of books! What a great deal, just in time for the new school year.
September 05, 2006
If you have any questions please stop at the Reference Desk and Circulation for help. If you have any questions and you are at home our phone number is:
September 01, 2006
Closed for Labor Day Weekend
The Governors State University Library will be closed for Labor Day Weekend. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th at 8:30 a.m. Have a safe weekend.