Library Hawk Squawk: Therapy Dogs Coming for Study Day

SPCA Rebekah and Gilligan - by Flickr user Shawn Calhoun. CC BY-NC

SPCA Rebekah and Gilligan - by Flickr user Shawn Calhoun. CC BY-NC

Extended hours at Cushing Library continue through May 9 (posted below). But what you REALLY want to know is that at 3 pm on Tuesday May 7 (Study Day), therapy dogs from the East Bay SPCA will visit the Library!

Also, librarians will be offering extended research help hours on Study Day, from 11 am to 8 pm – as well as a wide assortment of nibblies and beverages.

Cushing Library Hours through Thursday, May 9

Mon – Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri: 9am – 5pm
Sat: 10am – 5pm
Sun: 12pm – 8pm

Librarians are on duty weeknights and Saturdays to help you with your research requests. Looking for a study area where you can cool off? The Library’s lower level is comfortable on warm days.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Extended Crunch-Time Hours

Polar Bear, by Flickr user Cloudtail. Permission: CC-by-NC

Polar Bear, by Flickr user Cloudtail. Permission: CC-by-NC

Reminder: on Wednesday, April 24, we will be closed 11:30 am to 2 pm due to the Founders’ Day annual event.

Extended hours Monday through Thursday begin today, Monday, April 22 and go through Thursday, May 9! Come on over, and if you’re feeling a bit warm, the library’s lower level is one of the (literally) coolest places on campus.

Our hours April 22 through May 9 will be:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 am to 11 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: noon to 8 pm

Database access: on-campus access to nearly all of our 60+ online resources has been restored. If you see problems, please contact us at hnulibrary@hnu.edu or 510-436-1332.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Extended Crunch Time Hours

Good news for good students! Cushing Library is offering extended hours Monday through Thursday during the “study crunch” period, Monday, April 22 through Thursday, May 9.

Our hours April 22 through May 9 will be:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9 am to 11 pm
  • Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Sunday: noon to 8 pm

A few reminders about studying in the library:

  • Food and drink are welcome everywhere except near library computers (covered beverages, please)
  • The Library Classroom has 20 computers and a printer available for walk-in lab use whenever it’s not in use for instruction (calendar posted on the door and our website)
  • The Lower Level is an ultra-quiet zone with large desks and lamps that have outlets for recharging your laptops and other devices
  • Group study rooms can be reserved in advance through our website (http://library.hnu.edu) — see the “Reserve a Study Room” tab
  • All wound up and need a break? Don’t forget our board games, popular DVDs, graphic novels, and other popular items.
  • Plan for special library visitors on Study Day who will make the final stretch a little less stressful!
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Library Hawk Squawk: Women of Vatican II Film; Lean In now available

Lean In Available in Paper, Ebook

We have the “hot topic” book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, in both paper and Overdrive.

Cushing Salon Series: Film Showings, “Voices of the Women of Vatican II”

The Catholic Identity Committee is hosting a viewing and discussion TOMORROW, Thursday, April 4th, of the video “Voices of the Women of Vatican II” by Mary Garvin, snjm, PhD. The location is the Library Classroom (to minimize impact on students who are studying elsewhere in the library).

There are two showings: a pizza luncheon at 12:30 pm and a “cookies and nibblies” event at 7:30 p.m. Use the event reminder feature in HNU’s event calendar to RSVP and to send yourself a little nudge:

Link to event reminder for 4/4 12:30 pm pizza showing

Link to event reminder for 4/4 7:30 pm evening showing

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Library Hawk Squawk: E-theses Debut, plus Good Stuff to Read

HNU Theses Go High-Tech: HNU’s E-Thesis Initiative

In cooperation with the Education Department, the Library has launched HNU’s first-ever electronic thesis repository. It is linked on our e-thesis information page, http://hnu.libguides.com/etheses .

Our pilot project includes two theses, but we will expand to additional students and departments in the future, and we expect to broaden the type of content beyond theses. Big thanks to the Education Department for their participation, including authors (and now HNU alumnae) Ashley Foster and Rob Fong, and to librarian Nicole Branch for shepherding this project into life!

Good Stuff to Read

Spring semester bearing down on you? Refresh and recharge with a book or movie. We have  have two new collections on display:

Graphic Novels: a wonderful collection of graphic novels and nonfiction, plus companion DVDs when available,

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta

curated by librarian Daniel Ransom. Many are fast reads.

Staff Picks: what the library team members recommend for good reading. An eclectic and fun blend, also organized by Daniel Ransom.

Want to browse these collections from your desk? See them on Pinterest:

http://pinterest.com/hnulibrary/staff-picks/

http://pinterest.com/hnulibrary/graphic-novels/

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Library Hawk Squawk: Spring Break Hours, Women in Vatican II Film Viewing

This week: spring break hours, and two showings in April of  “Voices of the Women of Vatican II.” This semester is moving along at quite a clip!

Spring Break Hours

We’re updating systems and having facility work done during Spring Break, but we are still here to assist you.

Saturday March 9, 10am – 3pm
Sunday March 10 – CLOSED
Monday March 11 through Wednesday March 13 – By appointment only (email hnulibrary@hnu.edu or call 510-436-1332; we also have a doorbell)
Thursday March 14 & Friday March 15, 12-5pm
Saturday March 16, 10am – 3pm
Sunday March 17, 12pm – 8pm

Cushing Salon Series: Film Showings, “Voices of the Women of Vatican II”

The Catholic Identity Committee is hosting a viewing and discussion on Thursday, April 4th of the video “Voices of the Women of Vatican II” by Mary Garvin, snjm, PhD. The location is the Library Classroom (to minimize impact on students who are studying elsewhere in the library).

There are two showings: a pizza luncheon at 12:30 pm and a “cookies and nibblies” event at 7:30 p.m. Use the event reminder feature in HNU’s event calendar to RSVP and to send yourself a little nudge:

Link to event reminder for 4/4 12:30 pm pizza showing

Link to event reminder for 4/4 7:30 pm evening showing

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Library Hawk Squawk: Black History Month Books & DVDs

Black Is, Black Ain't

Black Is, Black Ain't

The Library’s Black History Month display has been so popular we are extending it through mid-February. We have dozens of new books and DVDs for you to browse, check out, and enjoy. See the Library’s Pinterest account to browse these and other resources.

Next up: in mid-March we will roll out a display of graphic novels and DVD movie tie-ins.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Valentine’s Concert, Holiday Weekend Hours

VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCHTIME DESSERT CONCERT

When/Where: Thursday 2/14, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Library Piano Lounge

Cupcakes with a reading list

Bring your lunch but leave room for special Valentine’s Day treats (including amazing cupcakes from local bakery James and the Giant Cupcake) at this piano performance by Chelsea Evana Randall. Chelsea has been a pianist for 12 years and is a jazz piano major at CSU East Bay, where she is part a part of the Jazz Orchestra, the African Drumming Ensemble, and Latin Jazz Combo. She also performs at different venues with her E’vana Trio.

LIBRARY CLOSING EARLY FRIDAY; ALSO CLOSED MONDAY

We are closing at 3 pm Friday, February 15, due to much-needed maintenance on the library’s duct system. We will be open normal hours Saturday and Sunday (10-5, and 12-8) but will then be CLOSED Monday, February 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Valentine’s Concert, Black History Display

VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCHTIME DESSERT CONCERT

When/Where: Thursday 2/14, 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Library Piano Lounge

Cupcakes with a reading list

Cupcakes with a reading list

Bring your lunch but leave room for special Valentine’s Day treats at this piano performance by Chelsea Evana Randall. Chelsea has been a pianist for 12 years and is a jazz piano major at CSU East Bay, where she is part a part of the Jazz Orchestra, the African Drumming Ensemble, and Latin Jazz Combo. She also performs at different venues with her E’vana Trio.

NEW! Send yourself an email reminder of this event through the Public Events Calendar.

Black Power Mixtape

Black Power Mixtape

BLACK HISTORY MONTH DISPLAY

Dozens of interesting and important books and DVDs related to Black History Month are on display and available for checkout in the Cushing Library throughout February.

Nicole Branch, exhibit curator, has also created a lovely companion online exhibit. See this exhibit and other interesting collections at the Library’s Pinterest site.

“Cupcake with Reading List” photo by Flickr user http://www.flickr.com/photos/shimelle/, reproduced under Creative Commons license CC by 2.0
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Library Hawk Squawk: Steven Yao TONIGHT, 7 pm 1/30/13

Humphrey Slocombe Ice Cream Book

Humphrey Slocombe Ice Cream Book

Just a couple event reminders from us this week. Also note we constantly add new pleasure reading, both in our traditional print collection and in our tablet-friendly Overdrive collection. We have a wide variety of materials for every reading taste, from biographies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer to the Humphrey Slocombe ice cream recipe book.

TONIGHT: Cushing Salon: Steven Yao and the Poetry of Angel Island
Wed, January 30, 2013 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

At our first event for spring 2013, Dr. Steven Yao will show slides and discuss poetry related to Angel Island Immigration Station, gateway to a million Asian immigrants between 1910 and 1940. Dr. Yao is the 2012-2013 American Council of Education (ACE) Fellow at HNU. Light refreshments served.

On the public calendar here: http://www.hnu.edu/publicevents/#205

Valentine’s Day Lunchtime Dessert Concert
Thu, 14 Feb, 2013 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

We think you’re sweet, so we’re offering a Valentine’s Day Lunchtime Dessert Concert by Doug Jones, pianist and HNU student. Stop by the Library to hear Doug’s music and enjoy a Valentine’s Day dessert.

On the public calendar here: http://www.hnu.edu/publicevents/#185

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