Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CSU Libraries: Closed August 3rd - August 5th

The CSU Libraries will be closed on Friday, August 3rd; Saturday, August 4th; and Sunday, August 5th.

The Main Campus Library will re-open on Monday, August 6th at 8:00 a.m.

The Library hours are posted on the CSU Libraries website.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

GA and AL 1940 Census Records Now Available on Ancestry

Georgia and Alabama 1940 Census records are now available on the Ancestry Library Edition website. Earlier this year, the CSU Libraries published a blog posting about the release of the records by the National Archives: http://csulibraries.blogspot.com/2012/04/1940-census-released.html However, the records could only be searched by address.

Since the release, Ancestry Library Edition has been working to index millions of records in order to provide searchable information. The project is ongoing, but records for Georgia and Alabama were recently completed. Individuals who lived in Georgia and Alabama can now be searched by name. Ancestry Library Edition is available using the Databases A to Z tab in GALILEO and may only be accessed while inside the Library. To search the 1940 Census and get a complete list of states indexed, click on the link under Census Collections on the main page.

Guest Blogger: LuMarie Guth, CSU Librarian

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Who was Simon Schwob?

Simon Schwob (1886 - 1954), a Columbus industrialist and philanthropist was a strong supporter of the movement to establish a college in Columbus. He was also concerned with charitable and religious activities in the Columbus community. In line with Schwob's interests, the Simon Schwob Foundation was incorporated in 1949 as a religious, charitable, and educational foundation.

Columbus State University began as Columbus College in September of 1958. The Columbus College Library opened in the fall of 1959. The Columbus College Library became the Simon Schwob Memorial Library in 1973.

Construction for a new library was planned. The new Simon Schwob Memorial Library opened in March of 1975. The 85,000 square foot facility cost $2.5 million.

The Library is currently undergoing renovations. The renovations will modernize library services. The Simon Schwob Memorial Library continues its commitment to providing CSU Students and Faculty, as well as the Columbus community, the very best the Library has to offer.

Thirty-seven years after the portrait of Simon Schwob was placed in the newly constructed Library, Mr. Schwob continues to inspire. He's been recently spotted sporting a Google ChromeBook (see photo). Have you tried a Google Chromebook yet?

Source: CSU Archives

Guest Blogger: Simone

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

CSU Libraries: Closed on Friday, August 3rd

The CSU Libraries will be closed on Friday, August 3rd for departmental meetings.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CSU Libraries' USGS Georgia Map Collection Available

Through a donation from the University of Georgia, CSU Libraries recently acquired an extensive collection of Georgia topographic maps. Published by the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), the maps allow comparison of changes in topography and land use over time. Maps are available alphabetically by municipality. A full list of maps available in print at CSU can be found through the
Government Subject Guide

The USGS stopped distributing the maps in the late 1990's, but many current maps, as well as additional historic maps can be found free of charge online by using the USGS Map Locator and Downloader.

LuMarie Guth, CSU Librarian
Government Documents Coordinator

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