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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Library Hawk Squawk: Explore the John Carlos guide and collection!

John Carlos Companion Guide: The Cushing Library offers a companion guide to The John Carlos Story that lists books, DVDs, websites, and other materials related to the themes explored in this year’s  common reading.

The guide also includes a discussion, “Black Power Movement and Global Injustice,” which places John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s protest during the the 1968 Olympics in the broader context of other social justice movements of that era. Also see the Library’s Pinterest story board about John Carlos.

Syria Discussion

Syria Discussion

Talk about Syria: We counted well over 40 students, faculty, and staff at the conversation about Syria held in the Library’s Glass Lounge this Monday by Dr. Arun Rasiah and Dr. Chris Patrinos, SNJM. Thanks for enlivening the Library with such well-informed discussion!

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Library Hawk Squawk: Laptop & iPad lending; Research help hours

Cushing Library 1960s

Cushing Library 1960s

Library closed during Convocation. Just a reminder we’ll be closed from 11:45 am – 2 pm on Wednesday, September 18, due to HNU’s annual Convocation luncheon and ceremony.  Our regular hours for Fall, 2013 are Mon – Thurs 9 am – 10 pm, Friday 9 – 5, Saturday 10 – 5, and Sunday 12 noon – 10 pm.

Laptop and iPad lending for students. We’ve expanded our laptop and iPad lending program to students! Checkout periods for students for our MacBooks, Windows laptops, and iPads are 4 hours, library use only.

Research Help Desk Hours. Starting next week, September 16, we are offering walk-up hours at our research help desk as follows. We also offer live chat and text support during those hours, or email us any time (for our online research help services see our website, http://library.hnu.edu ).

  • Monday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: as demand warrants

 

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Library Hawk Squawk: Films on Demand, Ask a Librarian

Welcome back! It gladdens our hearts to see so many students back in the library. Our fall 2013 hours are Sunday 12 to 10 pm, Monday through Thursday 9 am to 10 pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, and Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.  As a reminder, food and covered beverages are welcome in the library.

NEW! Films on Demand. Faculty and students alike will be pleased to hear we have this service, which offers tens of thousands of educational streaming videos across a broad range of subjects. Go to library.hnu.edu and use the “Article Databases” tab to find our alphabetical list of licensed resources, including this one.

NEW! Ask a Librarian service. We’ve expanded this service beyond email to include online chat when librarians are on duty at our research help desk, and a handy text-a-librarian service. To text, chat, or email a librarian for assistance, see the Ask a Librarian tab on our library website, library.hnu.edu . To text us directly, text 510-746-8103.

We have more new things to share, but we’ll save those announcements for the weeks ahead!

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Library Hawk Squawk: Pre-Orientation Update

Before the students arrive and we all plunge into the Orientation Vortex, we wanted to give you a heads-up on some of the latest improvements  at Cushing Library to better support student learning. Expect to hear more in the weeks ahead.

Longer Library hours: Students asked, we responded! The fall 2013 hours are Monday – Thursday 9 am – 10 pm, Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, and Sunday 12 pm – 10 pm.

Student laptop and iPad checkouts: Effective with the first day of class, students will be able to check out Macbooks, Windows laptops, and iPads from the Library (four-hour loans, library use only). Students will need to show ID and complete a computer use form.

Ask-a-Librarian: We’ve added a new “Ask a Librarian” tool to library.hnu.edu so students, faculty, and staff can text, email, or (during research help coverage hours) live-chat with a librarian for research assistance.

The John Carlos Story

The John Carlos Story

John Carlos read-alongs and guide: We’ve heard a lot of buzz around John Carlos, this fall’s Connections Project reading. We have a companion guide at hnu.libguides.com/johncarlos and a display with additional readings in the Library lobby.  Additional copies of John Carlos are available in both print and ebook.

Additional study room available: We will miss Belo Cipriani, who with his service dog Madge for two years used the “Mural Room” study room as his office, but he’ll be close by in Heafey, and this frees up one more study room to support student learning. Study rooms are available on a drop-in or reservation basis. See library.hnu.edu to reserve a study room or classroom.

More seating on the Main Level: to accommodate a steady increase in use of the library by students, we’ve added more soft seating in the Glass Lounge and the Event Lounge.

More express lending: Over the summer, the Claremont College Consortium and Cal Baptist joined the Camino network, providing many, many thousands more books for rapid-request through our library catalog (on our website, library.hnu.edu ). 

More events: Watch for book talks, art shows, brown-bag lunchtime concerts, and more!

Library commissions architectural “visuals”: The Library’s primary mission is to support student learning, which is increasingly difficult to do in a building that has not had a significant renovation since its construction in the 1950s. We have contracted with an architectural firm to take all the “visioning” work accomplished in the last three years (building inspections, focus groups, surveys, professional consulting, etc.) and produce a brochure with pictures of what a renovated Cushing Library could look like.  We will ask for input when we have drafts (by October, we think).

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Library Hawk Squawk: What should the librarians read?

Do you have book recommendations for the librarians? Several of us in the library are between books right now, and Karen is just finishing up the Overdrive edition of Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane (she says it’s wonderful). We often make recommendations for you — see these lists, for example — and we’d enjoy hearing your suggestions.

We’ll put together a list for next week’s Hawk Squawk of all the great books you recommended to us.

 

 

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