Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30th Puzzle Watch

As there were no blue skies for Columbus this weekend, likewise, the cardboard sky over our puzzle version of Dubrovnik remained elusive. However, who needs the sky when we have the lovely Adriatic Sea? Progress on the puzzle in Schwob Library was rapid last week. The buildings have been almost completely masoned together, the waves are crashing against the coast, and do I detect a hit of pine trees waiving in the sea breeze? Drop in to Schwob Library this week to help piece together this garden scene and stay tuned for next week's update.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Information Commons is Up and Running!

CSU Libraries is happy to announce that the Information Commons is up and running in its new location. Students have been enthusiastically using the computers at the front of the library since last week.

The renovations to the first floor are almost finished. The reference desk has been moved to the front of the library. A new area across from the Information Commons was set up to give students a quiet place for research and study. Comfortable seating has also been placed throughout the first floor to provide students with areas to collaborate with each other or to just relax between classes.

We appreciate your patience during our renovations. We sincerely hope that these renovations will allow us to provide you with improved services during this semester.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ScienceDirect Outage Scheduled for August 28th

CSU Libraries' ScienceDirect database will not be available on August 28th from 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM due to scheduled maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience and sincerely appreciate your patience.

For more information, please contact the Systems Office at: 706-565-3555.

Puzzle Watch Update

The first week of the new semester is over. Everyone is busy taking up new projects and tasks. At the puzzle table in Schwob Memorial Library, students have taken up the construction of a new puzzle, as well. This lovely Croatian garden scene now has a fully constructed frame to build from. The detailed palace section has been put together as well. The more challenging floral and sky segments have yet to be tackled, so if you have time between your first readings and assignments, then stop in and take up the gauntlet. Stay tuned for next week's update. We're predicting blue skies.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Two New Databases: Magill's Literary Annual and Salem History

CSU Libraries are proud to announce two new databases: Magill's Literary Annual and Salem History.

Magill's Literary Annual critically evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature, both fiction and nonfiction, during the previous calendar year. It contains literary reviews from the last 30 years.

Salem History is a robust online database that includes Salem Press's The Decades, Great Lives from History and Great Events from History series.

The following publications are included:

  • The Fifties in America
  • The Sixties in America
  • The Seventies in America
  • The Ancient World
  • The Middle Ages
  • The Renaissance & Early Modern Era
Both databases are available in GALILEO.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Puzzle Watch

The fall semester has begun, and with it a new puzzle. For all you Croatia fans out there we have selected a garden scene right out of the fine city of Dubrovnik, located on the Adriatic coast.

Construction of the 1000 piece puzzle has commenced at Schwob Memorial Library. So far puzzle workers have isolated two of the corner pieces--integral to puzzle building strategy--as well as some of the edge pieces of sky, foliage, and what appears to be stone.

Stay tuned for weekly progress and step up to the puzzle table on the first floor of Schwob to take part.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Moving the Reference Desk

As part of the Schwob Library renovation plans, the reference desk was moved on Wednesday, August 11th to its new location at the front of the library. Having the reference desk at the front of the library will allow us to provide improved services to CSU students, faculty and staff by creating a centralized "hub" for questions.

Please stop by at the Schwob Library to see all of the renovations that we have made during the summer. We hope to provide you with excellent assistance with all of your information needs this fall!

Special thanks goes to Michelle Viers for providing these great photos.

A Successful Faculty Breakfast

On August 11th, CSU Libraries hosted the annual Faculty Continental Breakfast at the Schwob Library. Faculty members from all over CSU enjoyed the tasty danishes, bagels, fruit and lively discussion. CSU Libraries appreciate all of the participation from CSU faculty that made this a truly memorable event!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

More Renovations Pictures

Anyone who has been in the Schwob Library during the last few weeks has seen the many changes that we have made to the first floor.

Below are some more photos of the renovation process taken by our very own employee, Michelle Viers.

CSU Libraries appreciate your patience during this time of transition. Once the planned renovations are finished, we will be able to offer you improved services and facilities.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Faculty Continental Breakfast at the Library

Please join CSU Libraries on Wednesday, August 11th from 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM for the annual Faculty Continental Breakfast. The breakfast will be on the first floor behind the ETC computer lab.

Please drop by for coffee, some tasty treats and a chance to socialize with faculty colleagues from across campus.

We'll see you there!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Availability of Computers for Public Access

Because of library renovations, the computers reserved for public access in the Simon Schwob Memorial Library will not be available starting August 5, 2010. We hope to make these computers available again during the next couple of weeks.

The Chattahoochee Valley Libraries have computers available for public use. Please see their website for more information:

The CSU Music Library also has six computers available for public use.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

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