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March 28, 2007

Basic PowerPoint Cancelled

The Tuesday, April 3rd, Basic PowerPoint workshop has been cancelled.

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New J.R.R. Tolkien Book: The Children of Hurin

From Peter Scott's Library Blog:
Saturday, March 24, 2007

J.R.R. Tolkien: The Children of Hurin

"HarperCollins hopes to tap into a 15-million-strong UK fan base for Lord of the Rings as it publishes The Children of Hurin, the first complete book by J R R Tolkien since The Silmarillion was published in 1977. The book, published on 17 April as an 18.99 pounds hardback and a 60 pounds deluxe slipcased edition, has been put together from Tolkien's drafts by his son Christopher. It will feature eight paintings and 25 pencil sketches by Alan Lee, who illustrated editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings" - The Bookseller

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March 26, 2007

Congratulations Helen!!!!!

Helen was nominated for a Star for National Library Workers Day.

Here is what was said:

Helen from an academic library in University Park, IL, is a Star because Helen offers free computer workshops to individuals who request private instruction when they are unable to attend public workshops due to scheduling conflicts. She also makes sure to greet me with a smile every time she sees me, in addition to asking me how my school work is comming along. Thanks to Sarah for this nomination.

Click here to nominate a library staff member that is a Star in your eyes or read about other Stars.

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March 20, 2007

Congratulations Lydia!

Congratulations Lydia, Professor of Library Science for presenting at Illinois Online Conference - February 15, 2007

Lydia's presentation was "Using Library of Congress primary source materials"

Here is an overview of Lydia's presentation:

Conference participants will be introduced to the Library of Congress primary source materials. There are five major sections of the Library of Congress, including Library Catalogs, American History, Exhibitions, Global Gateway, and Thomas. My Adventure of the American Mind project, "Women Physicians: Changing the Face of Medicine" will be used as the basis of the discussion. The Adventure of the American Mind (AAM) is a pilot project funded by the Library of Congress, which began in 1999. It was designed to train in-service and pre-service classroom teachers and college teacher education faculty to access, use and produce curriculum utilizing the Internet and the digitized primary source materials from the collections of the Library of Congress.

Congratulations Lydia!!!

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Congratulations Paul!

Paul Blobaum, Assistant Professor, University Library along with Shirley Comer, University Lecturer, College of Health Professions and Catherine Tymkow, Associate Professor, College of Health Professions took part in:

Illinois Online Conference
Web Poster

The topic for their web poster was:

Using Digitized Primary Sources from the Library of Congress's American Memory Collection to Enliven Nursing Issues and History Curriculum

Paul's project is: Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke, An Illinois Civil War Nurse

Abstract: This project will explore the history of one of Illinois most famous nurses using primary and secondary source materials. Materials related to the life of Mary Ann Ball Bickerdyke, an American Civil War nurse, healer, and social activist, will be located and reviewed through web based research, bibliographic database searching, and exploration of the Amercian Memory collections of the Library of Congress. Participants will become more familiar with current library research tools and be able to discuss the life of Mary Ann Bickerdyke, her career as a nurse during the Civl War, and the significance of her nursing work during the Civil War, and post-war career as a social worker and advocate.

To view Paul's project, click here.
To view all of the projects, click here.

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March 16, 2007

Excel Workshops Rescheduled

The Basic Excel Workshop has been rescheduled for:

Basic Excel
Friday, March 23, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
D2401B Library

Intermediate Excel
Friday, March 23, 2007
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
D2401B Library

Sign-up here. Space is limited.

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March Reference Book List

Thank you Erin for compiling the New Reference Book List.

The Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church
REF. BR95 .O81961

Peake’s commentary on the Bible
REF. BS491 .B571962

A critical and exegetical commentary on the First epistle of St. Paul to the Corinthians
International critical commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. [v. 33]
REF. BS491 .I61967 vol.33

Exposition of Genesis
Leupold on the Old Testament
REF. BS1235 .L451971 [2 vol.]

A concordance to the Greek testament, according to the texts of Westcott and Hort, Tischendorf and the English revisers
REF. BS2302 .M81967

National directory of children, youth & families services
REF. HV741 .N5157X

A manual grammar of the Greek New Testament
PA817 .D31957

A Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament and other early Christian literature
REF. PA881 .B381957

A Hebrew and English lexicon of the Old Testament : with an appendix containing the Biblical Aramaic
REF. PJ4833 .B661966

Health care standards : official directory
RA399.A3 H43

Standards, recommended practices, and guidelines : with official AORN statements
REF. RD32.3 .A68

Standards of perianesthesia nursing practice
REF. RD51 .A58X

Illinois manufacturers directory 2007

The graying of America : an encyclopedia of aging, health, mind, and behavior /
Call Number: REF. HQ1064.U5 K392001

Guide to funding for international & foreign programs
REF. AS8 .G852006

Encyclopedia of major marketing campaigns.
REF. HF5837 .E532007

Handbook of public administration /
Call Number: REF. JF1351 .H362003

Facts on File dictionary of public administration
REF. JA61 .S541985

Graduate study in psychology.
REF. BF77 .G73

The handbook of country risk : a guide to international business and trade
REF. HG4538 .R57

Training college students in information literacy.
Call Number: REF. Z711.2 .T735

Kaplan GRE exam subject test, Psychology
REF. BF78 .K372006

Wiley practitioner’s guide to GAAS
HF5667 .W55X

Wiley federal accounting handbook : policies, standards, procedures, practices
REF. HJ9801 .T5282007

Health care standards : official directory.
REF. RA399.A3 H43

Guide and reference to the amphibians of eastern and central North America (north of Mexico)
REF. QL651 .B3782006

Ethics and law for school psychologists
REF. LB3013.6 .J332007

Fifty key sociologists : the contemporary theorists
REF. HM447 .F542007

Fifty key thinkers on development
REF. HD87.55 .F532006

Magill’s Choice U.S. laws, acts, and treaties : 3 Volumes
REF. KF385.A4 U1522003

Magill’s Choice U.S. legal system : 2 Volumes
REF. KF387 .U152004

Magill’s Choice The U.S. Supreme Court : 3 Volumes
REF. KF8742 .U52007

J.K. Lasser's 1001 deductions & tax breaks : your complete guide to everything deductible.
Call Number: REF. KF6385.Z9 W45

J.K. Lasser's small business taxes.
Call Number: REF. KF6491 .J25

Annual statement studies.
REF. HF5681.B2 R62

World geography : 8 Volumes
REF. G133 .W882001

Wiley CPA exam review. Auditing and attestation.
REF. HF5667 .C67

Wiley CPA exam review. Business environment and concepts
REF. HD30.2 .W528

Wiley CPA exam review. Financial accounting and reporting.
REF. HF5661 .C7228

Wiley CPA exam review. Regulation
REF. KF889.5 .W485

Forensic science : an encyclopedia of history, methods, and techniques
REF. HV8073 .T552006

Information technology ethics : cultural perspectives
REF. HC79.I55 I53942007

The handbook of international school psychology
REF. LB1027.55 .H357 2007

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Historical Statistics of the United States

Historical Statistics of the United States

- Eleven years in the making, Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition, is fully searchable and downloadable online. This edition reflects 30 years of new data, with topics ranging from migration and health to crime and the Confederate States of America, each placed in historical context. Users can not only view data, but are able to graph individual tables and create customized tables and spreadsheets.

Go to Journals/Databases to login.

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March 14, 2007

National Library Worker Day

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library workers.

Submit your favorite library worker - Tell everyone what makes a library employee special by submitting your favorite worker's name and why they are wonderful to the NLWD site.

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March 01, 2007

Beginning Excel Workshop

The Beginning Excel Workshop scheduled for:

Friday, March 2nd, 2007 has been cancelled. The workshop will be rescheduled for a later date.

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New Mystery and Detective Fiction Reading Group

Thank you Dean Casey for the following information:

The Friends of the GSU Library is sponsoring a new mystery and detective fiction reading group called Friends of Mysteries. The first meeting will be Tuesday, April 3, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Cafeteria Annex. Bring your own lunch. We will discuss “Eisenheim the Illusionist,” a short story by Steven Millhauser in his book, The Barnum Museum: Stories. The book can be purchased on Amazon.com or be ordered at Borders. This short story is the basis for the recent movie, The Illusionist. Additionally, we will decide on mystery and detective fiction that we will read and discuss in future months. Becky Nugent and I will lead April’s discussion. The group is open to Friends of the GSU Library and the larger GSU community. Please join us!

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New Reference Books for February

Thank you Erin for the February list of Reference books:

The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
[11 volume set]
REF. HM425 .B53 2007

Healthcare Management Education
Directory of Programs 2005-2007
REF. RA440.7 .U6 H43 2005-2007

Handbook of School Neuropsychology
D'Amato, R, et.al
REF. JF486.5 .H285 2005

The Brain Atlas
A visual Guide to the Human Central Nervous System
Woolsey, T, et.al
REF QM455 .B633 2003

NCLEX-PN: Strategies for the Practical Nursing Lisensing Exam
Irwin, B
REF. RT62 .I78 2007

Peterson's Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes 2006
REF. LB2337 .P4 2006

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