Friday, April 29, 2011

Library Hours for Final Examination Week

The Simon Schwob Memorial Library will be open for the following hours during Final Exams Week:

May 3 - May 5
7:30 am - midnight

May 8
2 pm - 11:00 pm

May 9
7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Please see the library's calendar for additional information.

The Music Library will be open its normal hours (9 am - 8:30 pm) during Final Exams Week (May 3 - May 8th). On May 9th, it will be open from 9 am - 5 pm.

For more information, please contact the Simon Schwob Memorial Library at: 706-562-1492 and the Music Library at: 706-641-5046.

The faculty and staff at CSU Libraries wish you all a very successful Final Exams Week and a wonderful summer ahead!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Take the GeorgiaInfo Survey!

GeorgiaInfo, available in the GALILEO and Digital Library of Georgia database menus, is a portal to historical, cultural, statistical, governmental, and geographical information on Georgia.

GeorgiaInfo's development was motivated by the conviction that such information, which can now be readily accessed by Georgians in every county, could help citizens and public officials of the state become better informed in order to identify new resources and make decisions to improve the quality of life in their communities. GeorgiaInfo is comprised of both original material created by GeorgiaInfo staff and links to other websites with information useful to Georgia citizens.

To help improve GeorgiaInfo, please take the short user survey at

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Civil War in the American South is Now Available in GALILEO

The Digital Library of Georgia and the Association of Southern Research Libraries have launched their new archive, Civil War and the American South, which is now available at or though the GALILEO site.

In recognition of the sesquicentennial of the start of the American Civil War, Civil War in the American South provides a central portal to access digital collections from the Civil War Era (1850-1865) held by members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). ASERL members hold deep and extensive collections documenting the history and culture of the American South, developed over hundreds of years to support scholarly research and teaching. Many of the special or unique manuscripts, photographs, books, newspapers, broadsides, and other materials have been digitized to provide broader access to these documents for scholars and students around the world. Civil War in the American South is a collaborative initiative to provide a single, shared point of access to the Civil War digital collections held at many individual libraries.

GALILEO has also put together a list of helpful Civil War resources online at:

For the full announcement, please see:

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New E-Resources Guide for Films on Demand

Films on Demand is a comprehensive collection of high-quality educational videos licensed from a long established educational media distributor. Nearly 7000 videos cover a wide range of topics organized into 5 broad subjects. Individual segments subdivide each video into discrete shorter units.

The interface allows searching by title, by keywords in segments, browsing titles alphabetically, and browsing or searching within the subject areas.

The default playback for videos in this collection is Flash. Users also can select playback in Windows Media or QuickTime. Playback on PCs running Windows software allows changing the size of the video display and selecting a different playback bit rate.

Many of the titles in the collection have closed-captioning. Use the Advanced Search function to limit search results to titles with closed-captioning.

For more instructions on videos and this database please see the new E-Resources Guide.

Using third-party software to capture these video streams for playback outside of the Films on Demand interface is illegal and violates the CSU Libraries license for these videos.

Monday, April 11, 2011

National Library Week 10-16, 2011

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and by local libraries across the country every year during the month of April.

The 2011 theme is “Create your own story @ your library..."

National Library Week not only pays tribute to libraries as centers of learning. It also gives thanks to local librarians for their knowledge and expertise during National Library Workers Day observed every year on Tuesday of National Library Week, this year held on April 12, 2011.

More about National Library Week here at CSU and around the Web:

National Library Week - Crayola features a fine collection of activities and craft projects including downloadable coloring pages and lesson plans to celebrate the day. Free registration required.

Field Trip - Library Treasures- Scholastic, a major sponsor of National Library Week, with tips & suggestions for a virtual field trip to America's great

National Library Week E-Cards - Send a free greeting to your favorite bookworm, courtesy of American Greetings.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Database of the Month: ERIC

ERIC - the Education Resources Information Center - is an online digital library of education research and information that contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 323,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966 . ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

In addition to this ERIC has launched the SearchEduResources YouTube channel. The channel is designed to provide instructional tutorials and other short videos to ERIC's broad base of users. A selection of 19 tutorials is now available to provide guidance on ERIC's suite of online features and tools. Visitors can receive alerts when new videos are added by subscribing to the channel.Over the past year, ERIC has established a presence in social media and implemented an expanded selection of collaboration tools. These include a Twitter feed, Facebook page, RSS feeds, and a "Share" tool that enables searchers to post citations and searches to social applications and sites.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Come Celebrate National Library Week With Us!

Simon Schwob Memorial Library
National Library Week
April 10-16, 2011

Monday, April 11th - National Library Week Kickoff & Proclamation: Library Veranda 11:00am-11:30am

Refreshments served on the Library veranda at 11:10am

Tuesday, April 12th – Book Sale
Library 1st Floor – 10:00am – 3:00pm

Wednesday, April 13th – Book Sale
Library 1st Floor – 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Thursday, April 14th – Book Sale
Library 1st Floor – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Library 1st floor Forum Area – 12:30 pm – 1:30pm

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Ninja Library

Although ninjas are most commonly thought of as being Japanese, it is a little known but true fact that over half of all ninjas are graduates of Columbus Ninja University.

One thing to remember is that the Ninja Library here at Columbus Ninja University is a valuable resource for you in many ways. If you are having trouble mastering the art of stealth and invisibility we have many books to help explain these principles in depth further to you. If you want to further your weapons skills we can also help with our many online resources and databases, which give you access to thousands of fighting styles and techniques. Can’t find the answer to your question just stop by and one of the many Ninja Specialist Masters will help you find everything you are looking for.

At the Ninja Library our ultimate goal is to help succeed in all your endeavors while attending Columbus Ninja University. In the video below each ninja graduated from Columbus Ninja University and each one came to the Ninja Library for help. Take advantage of all we have to offer, we are here for you!

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