Friday, January 27, 2012


What: Georgia Library Day, 2012
When: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: The Georgia State Capitol, Room 216, 206 Washington Street Southwest,
Atlanta, GA
Why: This is a wonderful opportunity to advocate for all types of Georgia libraries and library patrons, to fight the digital divide, and to be visible as officials are looking at budgets and proposals.

Sponsors: Georgia Library Association, Georgia Library Media Association, Georgia Public Library Service, Georgia Association for Instructional Technology, and EBSCO.

Georgia's Library Leaders will be available for a short briefing from 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Refreshments and a variety of information sheets will be available along with "I Love My Library" stickers, and the 2012 Library Print of "The Little White House" (prints sponsored by Mumford Books).

Although this is a free event, please RSVP to by Friday, February 10th. Please state •how many are attending; •library's name and affiliation.

Don’t forget to arrange appointments with your legislators or relevant state agencies in advance and bring something from your hometown which reflects industry or hospitality to share with your elected officials. Or bring a library trustee/friend/patron/student/veteran who can share a compelling library story.

If you can't join us in person, please call, write, or email your legislators by Valentine's Day and ask for their support. Your voice can help shape the future for Georgia's libraries!

Mark Your Calendars: African American Read-In, Thursday, February 23rd

The Columbus State University Libraries and the Office of Diversity Programs & Services will present an African American Read-In on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Schwob Library, Main Campus-Forum Area (First Floor). Participate by signing up to read a passage from your favorite African American author. Readings are limited to 5 minutes each. All Columbus State University students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Send an email stating your selected African American author and the title of the work to Michelle Jones at no later than February 17th. Please also visit the CSU Libraries' book display of African American fiction during the month of February.

Monday, January 23, 2012

WilsonWeb transitions to EBSCOhost on February 1st

The CSU Libraries are excited to announce the upcoming transition of WilsonWeb to EBSCOhost on February 1st. To make the transition a smooth one, click here to view a help sheet that offers a side-by-side list of several features in the WilsonWeb interface and describes similar functionality that can be found in EBSCOhost. You can also view Tutorials and Videos on the EBSCO Support Site.

For additional information, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-562-1492.

Happy Searching! Happy Discovery!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Classical Music Library Update

Classical Music Library announces its release of 35,000 tracks of EMI Classics, Virgin, and Angel Records. Currently, there are 7,417 albums, equaling 134,381 tracks in Classical Music Library. Classical Music Library is the world's largest multi-label database of Classical music recordings for listening and learning in libraries.

Highlights include recordings by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Victoria
De Los Angeles, Itzhak Perlman, Renata Scotto, Mstislav Rostropovich, London Symphony Orchestra, Taverner Choir, Maria Callas, Jon Vickers, Melos Ensemble, Pinchas Zuckerman, Borodin Quartet, Christoph Eschenbach, Elly Ameling, Trio Sonnerie, Alban Berg Quartett, Chung Trio, John Ogdon, and more.

You can access Classical Music Library via GALILEO or directly at:

For more information about Classical Music Library, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-562-1492.

Happy Listening!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Plan Now to Attend the Upcoming GALILEO Webinars

New webinars have been added to the GALILEO training calendar.

Webinars are easy to attend and are great tools for professional
development. Connection instructions are sent a day before the webinar
to everyone who has registered. The instructions include a connection
wizard that helps you make sure your computer is ready. Certificates
of participation are sent to all attendees soon after the session.

Below is a list of upcoming sessions currently scheduled. More will be
added, so keep a watch on the training page and this list for new
opportunities. The training page where you can register is at

Upcoming webinars:

-Black History Month Resources—Demonstration of the Civil
Rights Digital Library and GALILEO subscription resources

-Films on Demand Overview—Overview includes a look at the
new platform, content, and functionality

-Holocaust Resources in GALILEO—In time for International
Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27

-Grab GALILEO for Great Multimedia Projects—This session is
great preparation for submissions to the Georgia Student Media

-Meet GALILEO for Elementary/Middle/High School—Separate
session that focus on each grade level

-Digitized Maps in the Digital Library of Georgia—A look at
Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps and an examination of historical maps to
trace the changing environment of a Georgia city

-Civil War Resources—Explore subscription and DLG resources
covering the American Civil War

-Bueno GALILEO: Language Resources—GALILEO foreign-language
resources include encyclopedias for several languages and
Spanish-language magazines

-Journals and Magazines: Best Practices in GALILEO—Tips on
searching journals and magazines in GALILEO and optimizing usage with
alerts and linking

Archived webinars include a wide range of topics for all audiences.

Great Things to Know About GALILEO is a series of self-paced learning
modules designed for public library staff, but there are topics of
interest to other audiences.

GALILEO News is available at:

GALILEO News and System Status Announcements are now available via RSS
feed. Please consider subscribing via the links below:

-GALILEO System Status Announcements:

For more information about GALILEO Webinars, please Ask a Librarian or call 706-562-1492.

Happy 2012! Happy Discovery!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First Installment of the 2012 Faculty Research Forum Series

Please join us for the 2012 Faculty Research Forum Series. We invite all members of the CSU community to join us at the Main Campus Library on three consecutive Thursdays -- January 19th, January 26th, and February 2nd to enjoy presentations by our own CSU scholars. Lunch will be served at all three Forums, and presentations will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The first installment on January 19th will be presented by Dr. Ilaria Scaglia, Assistant Professor of History and by Dr. Erinn Bentley, Assistant Professor of English Education.

Dr. Scaglia will be presenting:

Exchanging Books for Peace: The Development of Intellectual Practical Cooperation, 1919-1939: The League of Nations called it 'technical;' political scientists preferred the adjective 'functional;' other authors used the term 'practical' to emphasize the importance of concrete and pragmatic approaches to international cooperation. The main idea, nevertheless, remains the same: cooperation in a variety of different fields can contribute to the preservation of international peace. In the realm of culture in particular, a connection and a fundamental agreement among people of learning in different countries needed to be reached in order for peace to be achieved. It was in this context that starting from 1922 International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation began its activities, which included the exchanges of objects (such as books, archives, and artifacts). As the most successful and enduring of the League's initiatives, international practical cooperation survived the Second World War and persists in international cultural policy to this day.

Dr. Bentley will be presenting:

Continual, Collaborative, and On-the-Job: Supporting Pedagogical Knowledge Through Professional Learning Communities: This study examines the nature of teacher development – specifically, how participation in a professional development model affects teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge. Drawing upon scholarship from the fields of rhetoric and composition, English education, and teacher education, this study analyzes current trends in ongoing, job-embedded professional development for English teachers. In particular, my research focuses on the Professional Learning Community (PLC), and this study provides key insights on how the PLC can be used to increase teachers’ pedagogical knowledge, promote faculty collaboration, and assess student learning. This presentation may be of interest to faculty members who wish to explore the PLC as a means for supporting their own professional development.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy 2012!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 3rd - Friday, January 6th, operating hours for the main campus library are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The library will be closed the weekend of January 7th and 8th.

Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, January 9th at 7:30 a.m.

To schedule your next visit to the library, please refer to the online calendar.

We look forward to serving you in this New Year!

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