Anne Lesher, Reference Librarian, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2014.
Ed Belanger worked for the Libraries for over 40 years before retiring in 2002 as our business manager. His service and dedication to his fellow staff was extraordinary; and he is one of the most positive, up-beat, and good natured people you will ever meet. After his retirement, his children made a donation to the Libraries for the creation of an award in his honor.
Each year the Libraries select a staff member of the year who not only contributes outstanding service to the library but also shares Ed’s good nature. Our recent practice has been for the past honorees to serve as the award committee, selecting from among nominations submitted by library staff.
Excerpted from one nomination:
She juggles many hats and does it with a smile. She orders books for and physically maintains a large variety of collections. Her coordinating work involves a lot of training of a variety of library employees. She is a team player and flexible when changes in procedure are made or having to learn new technology. She works well with students and faculty at the desk and with faculty in her liaison departments. I find her to be a wealth of institutional history since she has worked for the University Libraries for over 20 years. When I need advice on how to tackle a project or just advice in general I find her.
Newest in Popular Reading: Sookie Stackhouse, Symbiont, Ugly Girls, Revolution, Churchill, Navy SEALs
The fall semester is almost over at The Catholic University of America. We hope that you had as wonderful a time as we did this year. If you are looking for an entertaining read over the Christmas break, look no further than our Popular Reading Program located on the first floor of Mullen Library near the Reference Reading Room. Just remember, classes resume on Monday January 12th.
Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.Title Author Status Dead but Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse edited by: Charlaine Harris and Toni L.P. Kelner Revolution Russell Brand Symbiont Mira Grant You Can’t Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television Al Michaels, with L. Jon Wertheim The Churchill Factor: How one man made history Boris Johnson Sins of Our Fathers Shawn Lawrence Otto #Newsfail: Climate Change, Feminism, Gun Control, and Other Fun Stuff We Talk About Because Nobody Else Will Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny Ugly Girls Lindsay Hunter Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World’s First Digital Weapon Kim Zetter Revival Stephen King The happiest people in the world Brock Clarke Navy SEALs: Their Untold History Dick Couch and William Doyle The Voices F.R. Tallis @WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex Shane Harris
Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!
LYNDA is a great opportunity to learn something new over the breaks. CUA University Libraries has provided access to over 2000 video courses available through LYNDA’s self-paced training courses. If you need assistance setting up an account let us know; we are more than happy to help.
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Giulio Menna & Marjolein de Vos of Sexy Codicology have developed a new product called Digitized Medieval Manuscripts app which “links to more than 300 libraries in the world.1” All of these manuscripts are available for free online from various libraries and institutions throughout the world. It’s a great tool for furthering your historical research.
- Menna, Giulio, and de Vos, Marjolein. DMMapp – digitized medieval manuscripts app. in Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Maps [database online]. [cited 11/12 2014]. Available from http://digitizedmedievalmanuscripts.org/app/.
Are we ready to have conversations about Open Access?
Barbara Fister, from the library trenches, posts this article commenting on the recent court case ruling about e-reserves.
She asks if all of us are ready to talk about how the scholarly publication process – publishing and access – can be better at spreading knowledge.
Open Minds, Open Access by Barbara Fister
…if future publications are open access it could save us all a lot of anguish and (even better) knowledge could spread much more easily and widely. The money, and the future, is already here. It’s just distributed badly. We can do better, and we will, slowly but surely.
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On Thursday, October 23 from 10 am to 2 pm, the University Libraries will host a Tech Fair. The entire CUA community is welcome to attend!
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Vendor Fair (Reading Room, 2nd Floor)
Featuring: lynda.com, Blackboard, Piktochart, BrowZine, The Sunlight Foundation, Tanya Gupta (Examiner.com), ArcGIS, QOMO, Extron, Epson, Panasonic, RTZ, Computerware, Audio Associates, and CUA Technology Services.
10:00 am – 10:50 am – Sunlight Foundation (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
10:30 am – 11:20 am – Blackboard (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
11:00 am – 11:50 am – ArcGIS (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
11:30 am – 11:40 am – Password Reset Tool – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Adobe Connect – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm – lynda.com (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
12:05 pm – 12:20 pm – Panopto – CUA Technology Services (FYE Room, 2nd Floor)
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – 3D Printing Demo (Digital Arts Lab, 2nd Floor)
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm – Google Docs Add-ons (MERIC Classroom, 1st Floor)
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm – 3D Printing Demo (Digital Arts Lab, 2nd Floor)
Giveaways and door prizes, including a free year of Piktochart Pro!
The purpose of the CUA Tech Fair is to provide members of the CUA community a chance to engage with cutting edge, interactive technology and showcase the university’s academic tools. Technology and software vendors will be on site to demonstrate their products and breakout sessions will be hosted by professionals. The goal of this University Libraries hosted event is to entertain and inform the greater CUA community about new electronic resources.