January 30, 2012

One University, One Book - The Color Purple

Tuesday, February 7th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. there will be a book discussion of The Color Purple by Alice Walker in the Hall of Honors. Attend the discussion and you’ll be eligible to win a ticket to The Color Purple performance on February 8th at 7:30 p.m. in the GSU Center for Performing Arts. For more information and to RSVP for the book discussion, contact lruetten@govst.edu or 708.534.4116. This event is sponsored by the GSU Intellectual Life Committee.

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January 23, 2012

NAVIGATING THE LIBRARY WEBSITE ORIENTATIONS

Learn how to use our website to find library resources.

Sessions meet in the library:
Monday, January 23rd through Thursday, January 26th
Every hour from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., & at 6 p.m.

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October 31, 2011

One Universirty, One Book: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Read and enjoy Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi. Satrapi's 2003 book discusses growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. It depicts her childhood. "Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions of home life and public life," according to the book flap. The book has been made into a movie, as well. Join the Governors State University community in a discussion of this book

from 5 to 7 p.m.,

Tuesday,

Nov. 1, 2011,

in the Cafeteria annex at GSU.

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October 19, 2011

Research & Writing Clinics

Need help with brief research paper questions. Attend one of the three reasearch & writing clinics to held in the University Library. Assistance will be provided by one of our reference librarians and writing center consultant.

All clinics will meet 5-7 pm.

Monday, October 24 in Room D2401B
Tuesday, October 25th in Room D2401A
Wednesday, October 26th in Room D2401B

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September 27, 2011

Genealogy workshop

Governors State University Library is once again offering four genealogy workshops this fall. These workshops are open to all GSU students, faculty, staff and the general public. Admission is free!

October 14, 2011 from 2pm until 3:30pm. in room D2430 (Computer Lab). Starting Your Family Tree. Are you just beginning to start researching your family history or are you in a slump? Don't know where to start or what information to collect? This is the workshop to put some pieces of the puzzle together. What questions to ask your relatives, what documents to collect and where to find this information will be discussed. Class size is limited to 25 people.

October 28, 2011 from 2pm until 3:30pm in room D2430 (Computer Lab). Using FamilySearch.org in your Genealogy Research. Family Search is one of the fastest growing free online websites to use in your genealogy research. Learn how to use this website and access many of those vital records that you are searching for! Basic computer skills are required for this workshop. Class size is limited to 25 people.

November 11, 2011 from 2pm until 3:30 pm in room D2430 (Computer Lab). Using Probate and Inquest Records in Your Genealogy Research. Probate records can contain a great deal of genealogical information, such as heir ship records, guardianship records, wills, and estate documents. Many inquest records contain not only information related to the death of an individual but the investigation as well. Basic computer skills are required for this workshop. Class size is limited to 25 people.

November 18, 2011 from 2pm until 3:30pm in room D2430 (Computer Lab). Using Libraries in Your Genealogical Research. Libraries are an excellent resource for genealogists! In addition to local history and genealogical books, many libraries have newspapers, yearbooks, local census records, maps, plat surveys, and electronic databases such as Ancestry.com library edition and Heritage Quest. Don't forget to use that "Ask a Librarian" feature on the library's website! Basic computer skills are required for this workshop. Class size is limited to 25 people.

Here is the link to register:

http://www.govst.edu/library/t_gsu_library.aspx?ekfrm=17968

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September 08, 2008

Item #002 for the Friends of the GSU Library Silent Auction

On October 13th - October 16th, 2008 the Friends of the GSU Library will be holding a Silent Auction in the Hall of Governors. This is the 2nd item from the auction to be previewed:

Item #002
Description: 15” x 21” unframed print of choice from artist Faye Zalecki's catalog.
Donor: Faye Zalecki
Estimated Value: $ 125.00

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For more information on the artist, go to http://www.govst.edu/library/t_gsu_library.aspx?id=9888

To see a list of the Gift Certificates and Tickets that will be available, visit the Silent Auction - Gift Certificates and Tickets webpage.

To view photos and descriptions of the larger items that will available, visit the Silent Auction - Photos and Descriptions webpage.

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September 05, 2008

Friends of the GSU Library Silent Auction

The Friends of the GSU Library will be hosting a silent auction October 13th - October 16th, 2008 in the Hall of Governors, just in time for your holiday shopping convenience. Each day we will be featuring one or two of the items that will available in the auction. A photo will be provided when possible. Today's item is:

Item #001
Description: 15” x 21” unframed print of “Blue Loop”, number 2/250, includes a certificate of authenticity. One cannot begin to appreciate the beauty and quality of this print until it is seen in person.
Donor: Faye Zalecki
Value: $125
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For more information on the artist, go to http://www.govst.edu/library/t_gsu_library.aspx?id=9888

To see a list of the Gift Certificates and Tickets that will be available, visit the Silent Auction - Gift Certificates and Tickets webpage.

To view photos and descriptions of the larger items that will available, visit the Silent Auction - Photos and Descriptions webpage.

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June 04, 2007

My Search for Verina Morton Jones, M.D. (1857? - 1943)

Wednesday, June 6
7 PM
Engbretson Hall

My Search for Verina Morton Jones, M.D. (1857? - 1943)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Morton-Jones is often credited with being the first woman and the first black woman to practice medicine in the state of Mississippi. Dr. Morton-Jones was an active member of the NAACP, and an advocate for women's suffrage. Susan Rishworth's presentation will trace the path of her personal research into this fascinating medical pioneer. Her research is conducted primarily in archival collections of libraries, including a collection of Dr. Morton Jones's correspondence which is located at the Moorland-Spingarn Archives at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Presenter: Susan Rishworth, MLS, MA, is a resident of the south suburbs, and is an independent scholar. She is currently employed as Archivist at the American College of Surgeons in Chicago.

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Brown Bag Book Discussion

Bring your lunch!
Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen (New York: Alfred Knopf, 2007)

Tuesday, June 5
12 Noon - 1 PM and repeated 5 - 6 PM
University Library Balcony

Pauline Chen is a surgeon and a former UCLA medical school faculty member. Chen writes lucidly about the healthcare system's struggle with accepting death as a "good" outcome in medical care, and her own struggle to care for dying patients.

Moderator: Paul Blobaum

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May 31, 2007

Upcoming Library Events

Brown Bag Book Discussion: Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen (New York: Alfred Knopf, 2007)

Tuesday, June 5
12 Noon - 1 PM and repeated 5 - 6 PM
University Library Balcony

Bring your lunch!

Pauline Chen is a surgeon and a former UCLA medical school faculty member. Chen writes lucidly about the healthcare system's struggle with accepting death as a "good" outcome in medical care, and her own struggle to care for dying patients.

Moderator: Paul Blobaum. Contact Paul by email: p-blobaum@govst.edu or by phone: 708-534-4139


FREE!! Library Workshop FREE!!
PowerPoint Basics
Learn how to: Create Slides, Add Images, Add Transition & Animation etc.

WHAT DAY: Tuesday, June 5th
WHAT TIME: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Room D2401B in the Library
Everybody is welcome.

For a list of upcoming workshops, click here.


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A Cure For "Lookinginal Thewrongplaces Syndrome"

Friday, June 1st
8:30 a.m. - 12 Noon
D34115

Today's program will feature the work of Illinois Librarians and the information resources of the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

8:30 a.m. Registration (free) and coffee

9 - 10:15 MedlinePlus and the National Library of Medicine's Consumer Health Information Program
MedlinePlus is the National Library of Medicine's online library of authoritative and current health and illness information for the public. MedlinePlus includes freely accessible dictionaries, drug information, surgical videos, and patient education tutorials. Visit MedlinePlus online at http:medlineplus.gov.

Presenter: Tammy Mays, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the University of Illinois Library of the Health Sciences, Chicago.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Farewell to the Exhibit Coffee and Refreshments
Reception Sponsored by the Chicago and South Consortium of Health Science Libraries

10:45 AM - 12 Noon The Health-E Illinois Project

Research indicates that as more Americans come online, more rely on the Internet for important health information. The Pew Internet & American Life Project has documented that over 80 percent of Americans who use Internet, use it for health information. Their research shows that this information influences patient care. Join Illinois librarians from all types of libraries in exploring the impact that libraries are having on making sense of online health information, and how we can all work together to expand access to authoritative health information to all citizens of Illinois. Health-E Illinois, also known as "MedlinePlus Go-Local", is a project to connect the National Library of Medicine's MedlinePlus information with local health and human service provider information across Illinois.

Presenters: The Health-E Illinois Project Team, Library of the Health Sciences, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago. Logan Ludwig, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Project Director, and team members Mary Klatt, Tom Bartenfelder, and Eugene Giudice.

Please contact Paul Blobaum at p-blobaum@govst.edu or 708-534-4139 for more information.

For more information on the Changing the Face of Medicine Exhibit, click here.

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May 25, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, Lunchtime Film Festival!

Tuesday, May 29
12:15 PM
Library Balcony

Lunchtime Film Festival!

The Vanishing Line (1998)

This film follows physician and filmaker Maren Monsen, and hospice social worker, Jim Brigham, as they visit patients who are making plans concerning their end-of-life care. Dr. Monsen explores how to meet the needs of the dying and their families with the right balance of technology, compassion, and care.

Running Time: 52 minutes

This part of Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians, click here for more information.

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May 21, 2007

A Profile of Military and Civilian Medicine: My Nursing Career from Alabama to Vietnam and Beyond

Monday, May 21
Hall of Honors
7 PM

Everyone is welcome!

Dr. Edwards will also be swearing in a civilian into military service.

Dr. Connie Edwards will share her experiences from her nursing education at Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama, to service in Vietnam in the Army Nurses Corps, through her work in nursing education at Governors State University. Dr. Edwards will also discuss her advocacy work for all military veterans, which includes co-chairing Chicago's celebrated "Welcome Home" parade in 1986 for veterans of the Vietnam war.

Presenter: Dr. Constance Edwards, Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Health Professions, Governors State University.

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May 18, 2007

A Profile of Military and Civilian Medicine: My Nursing Career from Alabama to Vietnam and Beyond

Monday, May 21
Hall of Honors
7 PM

Dr. Connie Edwards will share her experiences from her nursing education at Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama, to service in Vietnam in the Army Nurses Corps, through her work in nursing education at Governors State University. Dr. Edwards will also discuss her advocacy work for all military veterans, which includes co-chairing Chicago's celebrated "Welcome Home" parade in 1986 for veterans of the Vietnam war.

Presenter: Dr. Constance Edwards, Associate Professor of Nursing, College of Health Professions, Governors State University.

This event is a part of: Changing the Face of Medicine Exhibit. To see a list of all events, click here.

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Explore Health science Careers, Become Part of a Life-Saving Team

Saturday, May 19
10:30 AM - Noon
Sherman Music Recital Hall

Explore the many exciting careers available in the field of Health Sciences in this dynamic and informative presentation. Learn how to research health careers through this PowerPoint and live demonstration. High school youth and adults of all ages will learn what resources to use to find the best fit for personal interests and strengths.

Presenters: Debra J. Kakuk, Associate Professor and Health Sciences Librarian, and Mary S. Konkel, Associate Professor and Head of Technical Services, College of DuPage Library, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

This event is a part of: Changing the Face of Medicine Exhibit. To see a list of all events, click here.

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May 14, 2007

Mystery Book Discussion Group

Book Discussion: Maisie Dobbs (New York: Soho Press, 2003)
(This book discussion is part of the Changing the Face of Medicine exhibit.)

Tuesday May 15
Noon to 1 pm
Cafeteria Annex - Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunch and join in the discussion.

Awarded "Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times in 2003, Jacqueline Winspear's Maisie Dobbs introduces a series of successful mystery books. The protagonist, Maisie, served as a battlefield nurse in World War I. This narrative describes some of the hardships, both physical and emotional, endured by nurses during the war.

Moderators: Diane Dates Casey, Dean, University Library and Dr. Becky Nugent, Writing Center Coordinator.

Sponsor: The Friends of the University Library

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May 10, 2007

From Rich Township to Billboard Icon: Celebrating the Achievements of Sharon Harris-Ingram, M.D.

Friday May 11
1 - 3 PM
Room D34115

Dr. Sharon Harris-Ingram grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, and is a graduate of Rich East High School where she was active in sports. She has transitioned from playing basketball to practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology on a medical team with the OSF Medical Group in Pontiac, Illinois. What do kids need to know about college if they want to consider a medical career? What are the opportunities for minorities in medicine, especially women and ethnic minorities? Dr. Ingram will address these questions and share her path to a life in medicine in a small rural community in central Illinois.

Presenter: Dr. Sharon Harris-Ingram, OSF St. James Hospital and OSF Medical Group, Pontiac, Illinois.

This program is part of the Changing the Face of Medicine.

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May 08, 2007

From Rich Township to Billboard Icon: Celebrating the Achievements of Sharon Harris-Ingram, M.D.

Friday May 11
1 - 3 PM
Room D34115

Dr. Sharon Harris-Ingram grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, and is a graduate of Rich East High School where she was active in sports. She has transitioned from playing basketball to practicing Obstetrics and Gynecology on a medical team with the OSF Medical Group in Pontiac, Illinois. What do kids need to know about college if they want to consider a medical career? What are the opportunities for minorities in medicine, especially women and ethnic minorities? Dr. Ingram will address these questions and share her path to a life in medicine in a small rural community in central Illinois.

Presenter: Dr. Sharon Harris-Ingram, OSF St. James Hospital and OSF Medical Group, Pontiac, Illinois.

This is a part of the Changing the Face of Medicine: Celebrating America’s Women Physicians. To see more events, click here.

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May 07, 2007

Book Discussion

Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (New York: Kodansha, 1993)

Tuesday, May 8
1-2 PM
Room D2417 (University Library Administrative Conference Room)
Please call Sarah 708-235-7518 to register

Having Our Say is the award-winning story of centenarian sisters Sadie and Bessie Delany. Sadie was New York City's first black high school home economics teacher, and Bessie was the second black woman licensed to practice dentistry in New York. Join in this discussion of the achievements of these remarkable women.

Moderator: Sarah Wegley, Senior Library Specialist, University Library.

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