Monday, September 27, 2010

Banned Books Read-Out

The week of September 25 - October 2, 2010 is Banned Books Week (BBW).

To celebrate this event, CSU Libraries will hold a "Banned Book Read-Out" on the main library veranda. We will serve light refreshments at the event.

The Read-Out will take place on Tuesday, September 28 from 12:30 - 1:30 and will feature CSU faculty and staff reading from their favorite banned books.

Banned books are defined as books that have been banned and/or challenged, sometimes through court action, by individuals and/or groups who want them removed from library shelves or from reading lists. Books that have been on a banned books list at one time or another include such classics as:
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Isabel Allende’s House of the Spirits
  • Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

For more information on BBW and a list of frequently challenged books, please visit the ALA web site.

By participating in the Read-Out, you will be speaking out against censorship and showing students that the members of the CSU faculty and staff support their right to read. On a higher level, we are letting our students know that CSU is a university that supports intellectual and cultural diversity through the free exchange of ideas.

Please join us!

A Successful Constitution Day

On September 16th, CSU Libraries celebrated Constitution Day by hosting talks by faculty members from the English, History & Geography and Political Science departments. It was an exciting hour full of insightful discussion about the Georgia signers of the Constitution, free speech and the affects that the Constitution has on elections.

Dr. Greg Domin (Political Science), Dr. John Ellisor (History and Geography), Dr. Nancy Moore (English), Dr. Alice Pate (History and Geography) and Ms. Rachel Williams (English) lead the presentations.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New JSTOR Collections are Available

CSU Libraries are proud to announce that we now have access to two new JSTOR collections!

The JSTOR Arts and Sciences IV collection has a strong focus in business, education, and law. It also includes titles in psychology, public policy and administration. This collection contains 112 titles in 20 disciplines.

The journal title list for the JSTOR Arts and Sciences IV collection is available online at:

The JSTOR Arts and Sciences V collection contains literary reviews and state historical journals. It also includes disciplines in the arts and humanities, such as philosophy, history, classics, religion, art history and literature. This collection contains 120 titles in 22 disciplines.

The journal title list for the JSTOR Arts and Sciences V collection is available online at:

The JSTOR Arts and Sciences IV and V collections are funded through the Student Technology Fee.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Puzzle Watch: The Vote is In!

The vote is in. The next puzzle to be constructed is Old-Timey Coffee Shop. CSU Libraries feel that it gives the proper tone for the fall season that we are now in, as well as a reminder that our ancestors were addicted to caffeine as much as we are.

Thank you to all those who voted and please take time to reap your rewards by stopping by the puzzle table in Schwob Library.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome Our New Staff Member: Eric Van Bibber

Please help CSU Libraries in welcoming Eric Van Bibber as our newest staff member!

Eric Van Bibber is our new Acquisitions Assistant. He keeps track of the library's finances by processing invoices, updating the library's ledger and funds and making sure that we spend our money wisely.

Eric Van Bibber has lived in Columbus since 1972. He graduated from Spencer High School in 1977 and received an AAS in Criminal Justice and a BS in Education from CSU. Eric has not only worked in libraries in the past, but he has also worked in printing, telecommunications, law enforcement, and teaching.

Eric Van Bibber is married and has two children and two grandchildren. He is also "claimed by" one very fat, fuzzy cat. His hobbies include photography, hiking, collecting rocks and sand, and writing.

Welcome to CSU Libraries, Eric!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Puzzle Watch: Croatian Garden Scene is Complete!

The Croatian garden scene puzzle is finished. There are three missing pieces, but then it's always good to leave room for improvement. The completed puzzle will be on display for the next week on the first floor of Schwob Memorial Library if you would like to come in and see it.

Meanwhile, you can vote on the next puzzle selection. There are three options to choose from: Kitten with Lantern, Sailboats, and an Old Timey Coffee Shop.

Make your voice heard in the puzzle choosing process!

Click here to take survey

Friday, September 10, 2010

September 10th Puzzle Watch

The puzzle seemed to take an extended Labor Day holiday at the Schwob Library. However, as of Wednesday it was back in production. The palm trees have been completely constructed, and the tiny people walking across the bridge bring forth the realization, verified by the box, that this garden scene is from a photograph and not a painting.

More lovely photos of Dubrovnik can be found on its Flickr page at:

It looks like the pieces left to this puzzle include sky, flowers, and grass. Stop in to help complete the picture and stay tuned for next week's update.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Constitution Day Celebration

Join us as we talk about the nation's defining document.

In celebration of Constitution Day, CSU Libraries will be hosting talks from faculty members from English, History and Political Science about constitutional issues in their disciplines. Topics span the Georgia signers, free speech, and the Constitution and elections.

The talk will be on the main floor of Schwob Memorial Library on Thursday, September 16 at 2:30. Refreshments will be provided.

Films on Demand is Now Available on GALILEO

CSU Libraries are extremely happy to announce that Films on Demand is now available in GALILEO.

Films on Demand (Master Academic Collection) consists of 7,000 video titles (77,000 segments) in the Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Economics, Health, and Science. It also includes the new collection of United Newsreels which adds an additional 260 titles (1,250 segments).

Films on Demand may be accessed via GALILEO at: or directly online at:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) is Unavailable

The Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) database in GALILEO will be unavailable until Wednesday afternoon, September 8th, for maintenance.

CSU Libraries apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

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