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Learn about SF Bay Area Poets – Now on Display

Posted on 04.07.14

 

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The San Francisco Bay Poets Exhibit:

Running between now through August 2014, the Bay Poets Collection Exhibit focuses on one of the University Libraries’ many Special Collections, giving students, faculty, and staff a glimpse into the fascinating publications, broadsides and manuscripts that make up this unique resource.

The San Francisco Bay Poetry Collection contains books, journals, broadsides, recordings, and ephemeral materials that reflect the writing and publishing of poetry in the Bay Area from the late 1920s to the present.

The collection contains extensive holdings of key figures who influenced the San Francisco Renaissance, Beat, and counterculture movements during the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. Among those represented are Kay Boyle, Diane Di Prima, Gregory Corso, Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Madeline Gleason, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jack Kerouac, Michael McClure, and many more.

There is a particularly outstanding collection of materials by William Everson (aka Brother Antonius), most of which have been signed by the poet. Also strongly represented are publications by poets Robert Creeley and Robert Duncan.

There is also a representative collection of other writers native to the area, as well as those whose work contributed to the overall Zeitgeist in which the Bay poets flourished. Represented, too, are many local presses which specialize in the publication of poetry, as well as several hundred poetry journals, and many anthologies.

The total number of items in the Bay Poets Collection exceeds 7,000, and includes over 300 broadsides (many signed), and over 500 poetry periodicals.


Money Smart Week – April 5 – 12, 2014

Posted on 04.01.14

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The CSUEB Libraries are please to  present a week of workshops, displays and activities all meant to help you become Money Smart!

Join us on Tuesday, April 8th, 1-2 pm, in room LI 3079 to learn more about how to create a spending plan with Aidan Kimball, a Senior pursuing a BS in Business Administration.

Then on Thursday, April 10th, 1-2 pm, in room LI 3040 learn more about how to find personal finance resources with librarians Sharon Radcliff and Doug Highsmith.

Finally, on Friday, April 11th, 12-1 pm,  in room LI 3040 Credit Cards and Your Credit Score Explained by Danielle Dyer, Berenice Jacinto, Megan Hickman, Jimena Madrigal and Tips on Buying Car Insurance by Kenneth Nguyen.

For more resources, check out the Personal Finance guide offered by the Library.


Library Closure – Thursday and Friday

Posted on 03.26.14

Due to construction this week, the Library will be closed Thursday March 27th and Friday March 28th.

We will reopen Tuesday, April 1st.


Library Website Updates

Posted on 03.25.14

As you may have noticed, there is some construction happening in the Library. Not only are we updating our building, but we are also updating our Library website!

The first thing you’ll notice is the search box in the middle of the page – welcome to QuickSearch! This box will search all of our databases and our Library at once, making it easier to find what you need QUICKLY!

If you would like to search JUST the Catalog or JUST specific databases, you still can – just look for the Databases A-Z link or the Library Catalog link.

The second thing you may notice is Interlibrary Loan – from now on, you will be logging in using your NetID and password. When you click the link for Interlibrary Loan, you will be redirected to the login page – just enter your NetID and password and you’ll be good to go.

You will no longer need to setup a separate Interlibrary Loan/ILLIAD account!

As always, if you have any questions, just let us know! Stop by the Reference or Circulation Desk with any questions and we will gladly help you!

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Library Construction Project will Bring More Light to Knowledge!

Posted on 03.19.14

Starting Monday, March 24th 2014, both the Lower Mall and Upper Mall of the Library will be experiencing some noise from demolition of walls, in anticipation of the opening of the new lounge area on the Lower Mall.

During the demolition, some computers will be moved and may be unavailable. They will be returned as soon as possible.

We are setting up a page on the Library site that will provide additional details about the construction – so keep an eye out!

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Extended Hours for Winter 2014

Posted on 02.26.14

Monday, March 10, 2014 – Thursday, March 13, 2014: open until midnight (Reference Desk Closes at 8pm; Upper Mall and Main Circulation Desk Close at 10pm)

Sunday, March 16, 2014: open until midnight (Reference Desk Closes at 6pm; Upper Mall and Main Circulation Desk Close at 7pm)

Monday, March 17, 2014 – Thursday, March 20, 2014: open until midnight (Reference Desk Closes at 8pm; Upper Mall and Main Circulation Close at 10pm)

Please note that the campus shuttle will be running during the extended hours.


Downtime for ProQuest databases

Posted on 02.11.14

You may experience downtime when trying to access certain databases this weekend – there is scheduled maintenance for all ProQuest databases this Saturday 2/15/2014 from 7 PM to 3 AM PST. Get your research done early!


Library Closure During the Holiday Break

Posted on 12.18.13

The University Libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 21st, 2013 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 and from Saturday, January 4th to Sunday, January 5th.

Have a wonderful break!


Tapping Away at your Screen – Computer Science Education Week @ Your Library

Posted on 12.12.13

Hopefully working with Scratch was interesting – it’s very easy to play around with it and make something cool looking. Be sure to share your Holiday Card with others and show off what you can do with Scratch!

Something that I’m sure you are all interested in is developing cool touch-enabled apps – or maybe even coding on your mobile devices like your iPhone, Android, or Windows 8 phone. Luckily, Microsoft has something just for you – TouchDevelop.

On the TouchDevelop page, you can choose from six (6!!) different apps to play around with and code – all from your smartphone or computer! These might be a bit more complicated, as they require that you type up code – but this is all in the name of learning these languages!

Check it out and let me know what you think!

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Scratching at the Surface – Computer Science Education Week @ Your Library

Posted on 12.11.13

What did you think of the program you created yesterday? Wasn’t it easy to play around with those blocks and have your character move around?

If that interested you, you should check out Scratch – which was the basis of the short tutorial yesterday. It’s a super visual way to figure out how different elements of code works – not only do you move and connect blocks to create your code, but you also get to see your changes are doing with the Cat! It works fully in the browser, so there’s nothing for you to download. Scratch can be used to make games, animations and other interactive things for the web

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make your own holiday card in Scratch – more complex than the one below and definitely more satisfying!

Greeting Card by Scratchteam


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