Friday, March 23, 2012

Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier - Statesman - Artist

Dwight D. Eisenhower ExhibitionMark your calendars!

The Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier - Statesman - Artist Exhibition begins Monday, March 26, 2012, 6 PM to 8 PM at The W. C. Bradley Co. Museum located at 1017 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA, 706-571-3412. The Exhibition runs through Sunday, May 11, 2012. There is no charge for admission.

Sponsored by the Columbus State University Libraries and by Colonel Richard R. Hallock, Distinguished University Chair in Military History, the Exhibition features original paintings and lithographs by Dwight D. Eisenhower, including portraits by Thomas Stephens, who became Eisenhower's art teacher.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


NEW BOOKS!!! Attention everyone! The library has new books for leisure reading.

Libraries everywhere have relied on McNaughton to put together collections of the most popular hardcover books out at the moment, including some best sellers of fiction and nonfiction. With 200 books in total, there is at least one book that will appeal to everyone. There are books about politics, war, tragedy, and even love. We also have biographies from some of our favorite celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and the late Michael Jackson.

Of all the books in the collection, one book in particular caught my eye, “Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe” by J. Randy Taraborrelli. Her story was always fascinating to me. A few other books that I would be interested in reading include, “William and Kate: The Love Story”, “Psychic: My Life”, and “Cleopatra: A Life”.

The McNaughton Collection can be found near the stairs leading to the second floor of the main library. Every month up to 20 new books will be added to the shelves. So if there isn’t anything that catches your attention now, revisit the shelves next month for more interesting titles.

Guest Blogger: Tiana Chichester - Student

Friday, March 16, 2012

ProQuest® Databases Unavailable During Maintenance

ProQuest® will be performing infrastructure maintenance this weekend. A 12-hour window will be required for this maintenance from Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:00 p.m., ET to Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., ET.

Products on the ProQuest® platform (e.g., Research Library, ABI/INFORM Complete) will be unavailable during this window of time.

Please Ask a Librarian or call Information Services (706-562-1492) if you have any questions.

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Students and faculty now have three options to access the Chronicle of Higher Education.

First Option: Once you create a free account at, you may access the Chronicle of Higher Education from any remote location without having to log into GALILEO first.

Second Option: Using the Web browser of any smart phone and mobile device, you may access premium content posted on the Chronicle of Higher Education website.

NEW, Third Option:
NOW anyone and everyone at Columbus State University can download the Chronicle’s iPad editions. Download either or both sections of current and recent issues. All that is needed is the iPad App, which is also free, along with a Chronicle account using your e-mail address. Go to the Apple store to download the free App. Then, using your user name and password, log on to the App and go to the Chronicle's "News Stand". All issues should appear without any price tags.

Happy Discovery!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

GIL-Find Downtime on March 11th from 7AM to 9AM

Access to GIL-Find will be disrupted on March 11th from 7AM to 9AM due to required server maintenance.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

For more information, please call the library at: 706-562-1492.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

March is Women's History Month

The month of March has been declared Women’s History Month. The 2012 National Women’s History Month theme is "Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment" according to the National Women's History Project (NWHP) website. The NWHP is known nationally as the only clearinghouse providing information and training in multicultural women’s history for educators, community organizations, and parents-for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of women contributions to U. S. history.

In honor of women throughout the world,
America's News by Newsbank
is featuring coverage of contemporary and historic issues, and newsmaking events in the life of women.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have joined in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society. The Women's History Month website provides links to exhibits & collections, images, audio, video, and resources for teachers.

Be sure to test your knowledge and see if you can identify women of great vision and achievement.

Happy Women's History Month!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Spring Break Hours

We would like to inform you of the change in library hours during Spring Break.

The library will be closed March 3rd - 5th.

We will be open and operating 8:00am - 5:00pm, March 6th - 9th.

Regular hours of operation will resume on March 10th.

If you need more clarification on these dates, please look at our online calendar.

From all of us here at the Simon Schwob Memorial Library and Columbus State University, we wish you a very enjoyable and safe break.

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