Please note the Library is CLOSED for the winter break from Dec 23 - Jan 2.
See you all in 2012.
The popular tradition of late-night study break snacks also made a repeat appearance -- students sustained their studying with coffee, tea, cookies & granola bars.
Unexpected excitement also occured on Thursday 15 Decemeber when a police incident adjacent to campus caused a lockdown. Over 200 students sheltered in place in the Library until the campus was evacuated.
(above: "lockdown snacks")
Many thanks to Library staff who remained on campus throughout the evening to assist students, provide snacks, and keep the library safe and comfortable. Throughout the evening the mood in the Library was generally positive, students were supportive of each other and upbeat, and staff reacted with calm and grace.
Library services at the Circulation Desk, Reference Desk and Library computer stations were maintained as normal until the Library was evacuated.
Library Extended Hours
Dec 5 - Dec 8: 8am - 11pm
Dec 9: 8am - 5 pm
Dec 10: 9am - 4 pm
Dec 12 - 15: 8am - 11pm
Dec 16: 8am - 5 pm
Dec 17: 9am - 4 pm
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The blog provides an archive of changes and developments in the campus library, including major events like construction, asbestos removal, re-carpeting, and campus wiring projects; staff news like weddings, birthdays and achievements; conferences; holidays; extended hours; art exhibitions and musical performances in the library; student survey results and much much more. You might even find evidence for some long-lost initiatives -- does anyone remember Beauregard Radio?
Thanks for reading!
Further Questions? Stop by the Library in Bisdorf 232 and ask a friendly member of staff!
(Bonus: Did you know you can use your NOVACard in many of the campus vending machines?)
Q. I need a computer to look up something quick, where can I find one?
A. There are computer kiosks in several places in the Bisdrof (AA) building. The nearest one is right outside the Library in the lobby! (see below):
(Bonus: You don't have to log on to use these computers!)
The very names of Latin music genres suggest an irresistible, unmistakable rhythm. Salsa. Mambo. Rumba. Cha-cha-chá. And through the decades, these distinctive musical styles have continually—and profoundly—influenced American popular music. Latino musicians helped shape many traditional genres of music in the United States, including jazz, R&B, rock ’n’ roll, and hip hop.
American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the Experience Music Project with scholars from the University of Washington and tells the fascinating story of that impact. With beautifully designed bilingual text panels, striking graphics and photographs, listening stations, compelling films, and musical instruments, the show celebrates the true flavor, or “sabor,” of Latin music in the United States. The exhibition focuses on five major centers of Latino popular music production in the years after World War II – New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, San Antonio, and San Francisco—which represent the remarkable diversity of this music.
Or check out one of these resources:
Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture. E184 S75 E59 2004
Congo to Cuba CD M1681 C9 C66x 2002
Nuevo Latino CD M1686.18 N848x 2002
Dangerous Curves: Latina Bodies in the Media P94.5 W642 U665 2010
While you're waiting for those fireworks, why not check out and read a good book?
Patriotic Holidays of the United States: An Introduction to the History, Symbols and Tradition. JK1761 H46 2006
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation. E176 R63 2004
The Chemistry of Fireworks. TP300 R87 2000
Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning. E183.8 G7 B57 2008
Not everyone was so keen on independence:
Tories: Fighting for King in America's First Civil War. E209 A45x 2010
Missed the President?
Why not read a good book:
The Obamas: The Untold Story of an African Family. CT2227.5 )23 F57 2011
Barack Obama and Twenty First Century Politics: A Revolutionary Moment in the USA. E907 C36 2010
The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama. E908 R46 2010
Or watch the Video: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live
The upgrade included running new cables through the public spaces and offices in the Library, including in the 2-story reading area -- requiring the Big Ladder (above).
The Library will re-open, with normal hours, on Monday 14 March.