Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Learn more about Kennecott..

We hope that you were inspired by Dr. William Cronon's plenary address "Kennecott Journey: an Introduction to Environmental History" this morning as part of Scholarship and Creativity Day.

To read articles and books by Dr. William Cronon, click here to find location information for both our electronic and print materials in the CSB/SJU Libraries.

Dr. William Cronon referenced an important document in his research that was written by Henry T. Allen. This U.S. government document is the Report of an expedition to the Copper, Tananá, and Kóyukuk Rivers, in the territory of Alaska, in the year 1885. To access this report, click here.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Johnny Baseball History

Interested in SJU history? Baseball? Get a look at both in an exhibit in the Alcuin Library Lower Lobby display cases (near the rest rooms). "'PLAY BALL!!' - Selected Highlights of Johnny Baseball History from the SJU Archives" includes the 1942 state champions' souvenir baseball bat, signed by assistant coach Eugene McCarthy and the team, as well as other photos and miscellanea from the Archives.

(Photo by Michael Hemmelgarn)


Friday, April 23, 2010

New Movie Titles - Apr. 23

Clemens Library:

Hello Dolly
Killing us Softly 4: Advertising’s Image of Women
Mesh: A Journey through Discrete Geometry
Prom Night in Mississippi
White Nights
Small Voices
My Girl
The Wedding Song
A Hero For Daisy
Wild Child
An Education

Alcuin Library:

A Loon Story
Pirate Radio
Earth Day
Oh My God
Summer Hours
The Magus
Crazy Heart
The Young Victoria


Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Earth Day!

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day by doing something good for the environment!

Sign up at to earn points for your eco-friendly actions and receive coupons or gift cards to thousands of retailers like iTunes, Gap, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Visit to search its database by items for the nearest recycling drop-off locations.

Drop off your Elmer's Glue bottles and sticks to be recycled at Walmart or send them to TerraCycle, which makes new items, like backpacks and binders, out of them. Learn more at

Don't trash your cell phone - learn how to recycle it here:

Recycle your tennis shoes through Nike.

How do you help the planet? Got other sites we should know about? Let us know!


Friday, April 16, 2010

Contest! A chance to win a $20 gift card!

The CSB/SJU Libraries have a goal of 300 Facebook fans by next Friday. Out of our first 300 fans, there will be a drawing for a $20 CSB/SJU Bookstore gift card. Only CSB/SJU students are eligible for the prize. Tell your friends to become fans!!! Click here to go directly to our Facebook page.

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Archive of Rolling Stone Magazine

Rolling Stone's archive going online - for a price

There will now be a fee to access Rolling Stone's 43 year archive. Some current information will remain on their website for free access.

Did you know that the CSB/SJU Libraries have online access to Rolling Stone magazine from 1990-present in Academic Search Premier?

We also have the print versions at both Alcuin and Clemens! We have the 1985-1996 issues available at Alcuin and the recent year's issues in the Popular Reading area of Clemens Library.

If you need access to issues that are pre-1985, they could be requested through interlibrary loan.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Careers How-To

For upcoming graduates that are searching for a job, the Wall Street Journal put together a great How-To guide for you. It offers advice on preparing for a job interview, how to write a resume, how to stand out from the competition and much more! For those who have a job, it also contains information on how to ask for a raise, dealing with a difficult boss, and how to deal with a poor performance review. Need more help? Check out the Career Services available on each campus!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Enter the Clemens 13th Annual Library Art Contest

Create your own masterpiece and enter by April 16th.

Clemens Library: Bring entries to Diana Symons #5296
Alcuin Library: Bring entries to David Malone #2127

Prizes are:
1st $300
2nd $200
3rd $100

Entry forms are available at both libraries.


Friday, April 09, 2010

Facebook Fan Site

In an attempt to take advantage of the social networking site Facebook, the CSB/SJU Libraries has created a fan page. If you are on Facebook, consider becoming a fan. You can get updates from the library, such as you might find on our blog, in the convenience of the Facebook setting. We'll try to keep it updated and let you know about new databases, new events, and other interesting tidbits from your friendly neighborhood library.

We're trying to get 100 fans in the first week so that we can get a custom URL. Please share this message with others and ask them to become fans--thanks!!/pages/CSBSJU-Libraries/108860029147292


Book Lovers Night: Julie Kramer

In Julie Kramer’s second novel, Missing Mark, the sequel to the national bestseller Stalking Susan, TV reporter Riley Spartz pursues a curious story of a bride left at the altar and finds herself caught in a dangerous missing-person case. Come hear and meet author Julie Kramer on Tuesday, April 13th, at Book Lovers Night.


New Movie Titles - Apr. 9

New movie titles at Alcuin Library:

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
Yes Men Fix the World
The Great Dictator
The New Year Parade
When a Stranger Calls
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Like Stars on Earth
Fantastic Mr. Fox
An Education
Jake’s Corner
Legend of the Black Scorpion
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Sherlock Holmes
Modern Marvels: Engineering Disasters
Modern Marvels: World War I Technology
Modern Marvels: Technology
The Future We Will Create: Inside the World of TED
Mother Teresa
Garbage Dreams
A Force More Powerful

Clemens Library:

Couples Retreat
Tinker Bell & The Lost Treasure
American Outrage
Laila’s Birthday Party
The Music Man
The Diary of Anne Frank
Emma (2009 BBC TV)
The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall
They Killed Sister Dorothy
El Camino De Santiago
Afghan Star
Battle of Chile, The
By the People: The Election of Barack Obama
Crossing Lines
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Glee - Season 1; vol. 1
New Moon
Boys Over Flowers Vol. 1
The End of Poverty?
The Baader Meinhof Complex
Act of God


Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Following Inky Footprints Exhibit at Clemens

Come see Mary Bruno's Following Inky Footprints exhibit before April 11th in Clemens Library.

A video of Mary in her shop:


Ansel Adams Photographs - Online!

The Ansel Adams Archive at the Center for Creative Photography (University of Arizona) includes more than 2,500 fine prints, along with correspondence, interviews, unpublished writings, memorabilia, publications, negatives, transparencies, work prints, photographic equipment, and files documenting his commercial projects, exhibitions, affiliation with the Sierra Club and Friends of Photography.

The Center provides digital scans and facilitates permissions in collaboration with The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, which holds copyright to all works by Ansel Adams.


Monday, April 05, 2010

85 Reasons to be Thankful for Librarians!

Zen College Life has put together 85 reasons to be thankful for librarians (and libraries)! Here are a few:

2. Not all information is on the internet.
15. Somebody has to help lazy people find what they want.
22. Many libraries today offer enough DVDs to serve as a poor man’s Netflix or Blockbuster.
31. A library is much MUCH more well cataloged and organized than the internet.
56. Libraries provide free and abundant knowledge to everyone (a privilege people didn’t always have).
62. You can always make suggestions to librarians for specific books you’d like to see.
85. Regardless of what form a library takes, a librarian will always be ready to guide you to the information you need.

More of the list can be found here.