Library Hawk Squawk: Graduate Reading 6:30 pm Tonight 12/12; Holiday Hours

Writers’ Salon: Graduate Writing Workshop Thursday, December 12, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm (TONIGHT): Dan Schmidt’s graduate writing class on editorial writing will present their work in a final reading. Come to this last event of the semester tonight and share a glass of wine and a nibbly as we provide the last Cushing Salon of the season.

Library Hours through January 2, 2014

  • Friday, December 13: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday, December 14: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, December 15: CLOSED
  • Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20: 12 noon – 5 pm
  • CLOSED Saturday, December 21 through Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Books checked out from now through December 20 are not due back until January 13.

For 2014: watch for a spring exhibit and art talk by Robert Simons, and a fall exhibit and art talk by Dr. Martivon Galindo!

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Library Hawk Squawk: Therapy Dogs, Final Salon, Giant Post-It Survey

Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dogs

Watch for Therapy Dogs 2: The Waggening!  Monday, December 9 (Study Day), 3-5 pm, the East Bay SPCA will once again bring therapy dogs to the Library. Therapy dogs are licensed service dogs who ease anxiety by being a gentle presence. They offer a furry head to pat, a game of frisbee to let off steam, or just a happy wag to let you know all will be ok. (Visiting the therapy dogs is not limited to students!)

Giant Post-It Survey From today through Finals, the Library is providing giant Post-Its around the library so students can share ideas for improving library services.  We last did this in 2011, and it’s the reason we added so much soft seating and made a few other changes, so please do add your comments!

Writers’ Salon: Graduate Writing Workshop Thursday, December 12, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Dan Schmidt’s graduate writing class on editorial writing will present their work in a final reading. Come to this last event of the semester and share a glass of wine and a nibbly as we provide the last Cushing Salon of the season.

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Circle Sing Today 11/20 4:30; Holiday Closures, and More

Circle Sing TODAY! 4:30 – 5 pm Wednesday November 20 - join Ann Hege and others in a circle sing in front of the library, or be an appreciative audience! A video of the last Circle Sing is on HNU’s Facebook page.

Thanksgiving closure: the Cushing Library will close 5 pm Wednesday, November 27, and reopen 9 am Monday, December 2. When we reopen we’ll be revved up to support your study needs!

Watch for Therapy Dogs 2: The Waggening! Monday, December 9, 3-5 pm, the East Bay SPCA will once again bring therapy dogs to the Library. Therapy dogs are licensed service dogs who ease anxiety by being a gentle presence. They offer a furry head to pat, a game of frisbee to let off steam, or just a happy wag to let you know you’ll make it through Finals and all will be ok.

The Hawk Squawk will take a break next week (no, it doesn’t eat turkey…) and we’ll have an early edition of the Hawk Squawk the first week of December to remind everyone of our hours and services during Finals.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Circle Sing, & Crunch Time Study Support

crunchCircle Sing 4:30 – 5 pm Wednesday November 20 - join Ann Hege and others in a circle sing in front of the library, or be an appreciative audience! A video of the last Circle Sing is on HNU’s Facebook page.

Thanksgiving closure: the Cushing Library will close 5 pm Wednesday, November 27, and reopen 9 am Monday, December 2. When we reopen we’ll be revved up to support your study needs!

Finals hours: Need a place to study during crunch time? The Library is open until 10 pm Sunday through Thursday. Our full schedule is on our website, http://library.hnu.edu

Need help from a librarian? Librarians are on duty at the Library’s research help desk Monday through Thursday 3 pm – 8 pm, and 12-5 Saturdays. You can also call, text, chat, or email questions – see the Ask-a-Librarian button on the right side of our website, http://library.hnu.edu or text us directly at 510-746-8103 (response will be delayed when we aren’t on the desk)

Need super-duper-quiet study space? The Library’s lower level is an ultra-quiet zone at all times and has desks with good lighting, power outlets, and wifi. The Library’s main level has a “more quiet” and a “less quiet” zone.

Seeking a room for individual or group study? You can reserve one of the Library’s five study rooms through our library web page, http://library.hnu.edu

Extended holiday checkouts: Library books and DVDs you check out or renew on or after Monday, December 2 will not be due back until Monday, January 13. Check out some pleasure reading before you head home for the holidays! We’re adding new popular titles every week.

Check out books from the cloud! You can keep checking books out over the holidays through our phone-and-tablet-friendly Overdrive ebook collection, available 24/7 at http://hnu.lib.overdrive.com (or see the ebook link on our web page, http://library.hnu.edu).

The Library will offer limited weekday service over the 2013-2014 winter break. We will post those hours in December.

 

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Library Hawk Squawk: Author Reading 11/7, Other Events

Cushing Library Salon Series: Author Elizabeth Rosner
Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Elizabeth Rosner, author of Blue Nude and The Speed of Light, and former HNU instructor, will discuss “Writing and Life.”She will then proceed to Dan Schmidt’s writing class, but you are welcome to stay for refreshments and mingling. Connections Project Conversation APPROVED! 

Other upcoming events in the library:

Art salon reception for Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in LaosKaren J. Coates (author), Jerry Redfern (photographer)
Tuesday, November 12, 7 – 8 pm – Following a talk in the VCPA (5:30 – 7 pm), there will be a book signing with a companion photo exhibit in the Library’s Glass Lounge. Sponsored by Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute. Refreshments served.

Brownbag Salon: Hot Issues in Higher Ed Panel Discussion
Monday, November 18, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm: Dr. Kitty Epstein and Dr. Sheila Gibson will lead a brownbag discussion about topics such as supporting undocumented students, the need for liberal arts, changing pedagogies, and online learning. Light refreshments & beverages served.

Evening Salon: Disability Awareness Panel
Monday, November 18, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Panelists will share the long history of Disability Activism in the Bay Area and beyond, discuss current work in the field, and highlight HNU’s disability services. Participants include Belo Cipriani, Sarah Scott, Kimberly Mayfield, Polly Mayer, and Edith Ben Ari. Moderated by Sara Salazar.

Student writing workshop
Tuesday, November 19, 12:30 – 1:15 PM Have you finished composing your essays, but  really want to polish them?  Come to the Library classroom on November 19th from 12:30 to 1:15 to learn some great tips for editing and improving your essay drafts (and your grades) just in time for the end of the semester crunch. Workshop led by Belo Cipriani.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Book Talk Thursday 11/7

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Book Talk: Elizabeth Rosner

Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. — 7:15 p.m.

Elizabeth Rosner, author of Blue Nude and The Speed of Light, and former HNU instructor, will discuss “Writing and Life.”She will then proceed to Dan Schmidt’s writing class, but you are welcome to stay for refreshments and mingling.

Library Acquires Jung’s Red Book

The Library has acquired and has on display a handsome facsimile edition of Carl Jung’s Red Book (also known as Liber Novus, which is Latin for New Book). Jung hand-lettered and illustrated this book.

Dr. Perri L. Franskoviak, Assistant Professor of Psychology, says, “Written after he and Freud went their separate ways, between 1913 and 1930, the Red Book provides us with a glimpse into the shadowy recesses and light-filled corners of Jung’s mind, his hopes and his despair, all of which, he would say, contributed to him becoming himself.”

Read more about the Red Book on Wikipedia, or see a photo of the Red Book and explore the scholarly resources on the library’s Psychology subject guide (there are dozens of articles about the Red Book in PsychINFO, for example).

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Library Hawk Squawk: Latino Film Showing, Circle Sing, Local Author

We have three great events in (or in front of) the Library over the next couple of weeks:

Film showing, Monday, October 28, 12:30 – 1:25: Latino Americans - It’s a chronicle of 500 years of Latino/a history, documenting immigration and redemption, anguish and celebration, and the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Light refreshments served. (Use this link to send yourself an email reminder)

Circle Singing in the Corrigan Courtyard, Wednesday, October 30, 4:30 – 5:30 Do you like to sing? Come Circle Sing in the Corrigan Courtyard (in front of the Library)!  Or show up to be an appreciative audience. Circle Singing is a community-singing practice where a leader improvises and teaches short phrases to a group. The phrases are layered together and a song is created in the moment.  No experience necessary. See this Youtube Video for more about circle singing. Led by HNU music instructor Anne Hegy.  (Use this link to send yourself an email reminder)

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Book Talk: Elizabeth Rosner, Thursday, November 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. — 7:15 p.m. 

Elizabeth Rosner, author of Blue Nude and The Speed of Light, and former HNU instructor, will discuss “Writing and Life.” She will then proceed to Dan Schmidt’s writing class, but you are welcome to stay for refreshments and mingling. 

 

 

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Library Hawk Squawk: Occupy APA & MLA Workshop; New Books

Ready for a little escape reading? We’ve refreshed our collection of popular books in the library and in our tablet-friendly Overdrive collection (http://hnu.lib.overdrive.com ). (The Cuckoo’s Calling? Yes, we have it in paper and as an ebook!) If you’d like to recommend books for us to buy, see the “Recommend a Purchase” form on our website.

Ready to stop being frustrated by APA/MLA citation? Then you need to attend:

Occupy APA (and MLA): A Citation Sit-In for HNU Students and Faculty
Join the demonstration: Tuesday October 22, 2013
5-7 pm in the HNU Library Classroom
RSVP to hnulibrary@hnu.edu

Are you a student or faculty member driven to frustration by the challenges of APA (American Psychological Association) or MLA (Modern Languages Association) citation? Are your citation skills in need of a tune-up? Would you like to save time formatting your assignments or articles?

Librarians Nicole Branch and Daniel Ransom are offering a workshop about these ubiquitous and challenging citation formats designed to help you format citations and reference lists easily and quickly. Light refreshments served.

 

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Text-a-Librarian, and Three Events This Week and Next

NEW! Text, chat, or email a librarian! Get your research help online from wherever you happen to be. From our main webpage (library.hnu.edu) see the grey “Ask a Librarian” tab on the right. You can also text the librarians from your phone at 510-746-8103. They will respond to chats and texts right away when the desk is covered (most afternoons and evenings) and within a day or two when it’s not.

THREE LIBRARY EVENTS – Find these events, and many more, on HNU’s Public Events page, http://www.hnu.edu/publicevents/, where you can also sign up for event reminders.

The Disconnect Experiment
Thursday, October 10, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: HNU Visiting scholar Anne E. Patrick, SNJM, Ph.D. will lead a short film showing and a discussion about a student experiment on avoiding all computers for several weeks; discussion of computer addiction, multitasking, etc. Cookies and beverages provided.

Affordable Care Act Discussion
Monday, October 14, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm: A lunchtime brownbag discussion of “Obamacare,” led by Dr. Charles Sarno and Vishu Lalchandani. Sponsored by Latin American and Latino/a Studies and the Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement. Light refreshments served.

Student Poetry Reading
Tuesday, October 15, 7 pm – 8:30 pm: Students of Kathy Garlick’s 201B graduate class in poetry will read from their work. Wine and cheese served.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Oodles of Events, New Education Resource

New education resource! The Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP) grant has graciously underwritten the annual license for Education Source, a much more robust version of Ebsco’s Education Full-text, with Lots More Stuff. See it on our databases page: http://hnu.libguides.com/databases (also linked from our main page, library.hnu.edu).

Fall 2013 Library Salon Series

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

Elizabeth Rosner, Speed of Light

We just finalized our lineup of events. We welcome suggestions for events, as well as student-led activities! Find these events, and many more, on HNU’s Public Events page, http://www.hnu.edu/publicevents/, where you can also sign up for event reminders.

The Disconnect Experiment
Thursday, October 10, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: HNU Visiting scholar Anne E. Patrick, SNJM, Ph.D. will lead a short film showing and a discussion about a student experiment on avoiding all computers for several weeks; discussion of computer addiction, multitasking, etc. Cookies and beverages provided.

Affordable Care Act Discussion
Monday, October 14, 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm: A lunchtime brownbag discussion of “Obamacare,” led by Dr. Charles Sarno and Vishu Lalchandani. Sponsored by Latin American and Latino/a Studies and the Center for Social Justice and Civic Engagement. Light refreshments served.

Student Poetry Reading
Tuesday, October 15, 7 pm – 8:30 pm: Students of Kathy Garlick’s 201B graduate class in poetry will read from their work. Wine and cheese served.

Local Author Elizabeth Rosner
Thursday, November 7, 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm: Elizabeth Rosner, author of Blue Nude and Speed of Light and former HNU instructor, will discuss “Writing and Life.” Light refreshments served.

Art show reception for Eternal Harvest: The Legacy of American Bombs in Laos
Karen J. Coates (author), Jerry Redfern (photographer)
Tuesday, November 12, 7 – 8 pm – Following a talk in the VCPA (5:30 – 7 pm), there will be a book signing with a companion photo exhibit in the Cushing Library’s Glass Lounge. Sponsored by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI). Light refreshments served.

Also watch for a new art exhibit by Robert Simons in late November, with an art talk in January 2014, and during Finals, the return of SPCA’s Therapy Dogs!

 

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