Monday, September 30, 2013

Lecture & Lunch Series: Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Join us on Tuesday, October 1st from 12:30 - 1:15 pm for "Empathetic Course Design and Thinking Like a Student" as part of the Faculty Forum Series in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This event will be held in the Library Forum at the Simon Schwob Library, Main Campus and presented by Jan Burcham, Fletcher Distinguished Chair in Teaching Education and Thomas Dailey, Lecturer, Department of Sociology. Lunch will be provided. Please see below for more information:

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Extended Library Hours During Midterm

Attention Students!  

The library is open longer this weekend during Midterms.  Good luck on your exams, presentations, and research papers and remember, the library is here to help!

Friday: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Study Abroad Photograph Exhibit Contest

Study Abroad Photograph Exhibit Contest

Be sure to stop by and take a look at the wonderful photography display courtesy of the CSU Study Abroad program and the Center for International Studies!  This exhibit is currently being displayed near the Government Documents section of the Simon Schwob Library. 

This exhibit highlights the talents and experiences of 2013 CSU Study Abroad participants, and showcases some of the locations CSU students visit during their Study Abroad experience.  Please enjoy viewing the photographs on display, and then cast your ballot for your favorite photograph in the ballot box provided.  The exhibit will be on display through September 27th, 2013.  The contest winner will be announced in October.  For more information, please contact  Kimberly Lawrence, CIE Study Abroad Coordinator.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Prince Among Slaves Film Showing

Have some historical perspective with your pizza this Thursday! 
Prince Among Slaves Film Showing

Based on a biography by Terry Alford, Prince Among Slaves chronicles Abdul-Rahman's true life African-Muslim-prince-turned-American-slave drama cycle with historic and scholastic commentary along the way.  The first showing will be this Thursday, 9/26, at 5:30 pm in the forum area of Schwob Memorial Library.  The event is a part of the NEH Bridging Cultures--Muslim Journeys grant received by CSU Libraries and will be hosted by Dr. Gary Sprayberry.  Refreshments provided.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Banned Book Week Read Out!

Banned Book Week Read-Out!

Banned Book Week is September 22nd - 28th and CSU Libraries is having a Read-Out as part of this celebration on the freedom to read.  Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and the Community are all welcome to bring their favorite challenged book to the Read-Out.  This event will be held in the Library Forum at the Simon Schwob Library, Main Campus and will be held from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm on Thursday, September 26th.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

To sign-up for this event, please visit the Simon Schwob Library Reference/Information Desk or email Tom Ganzevoort, Instruction Librarian, at,  

For more information on the national celebration of Banned Book Week, please visit: 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Constitution Day Lecture

Constitution Day Lecture

Dr. Wayne Summers will be coming to the library forum area on Thursday, September 19 from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm to talk about the privacy rights we hold in America, especially in light of the current NSA scandal.  Many feel that privacy is a constitutional right, but Dr. Summers will talk about the misconceptions and the current state of privacy especially as relates to the internet.  Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Smartphone Charging Stations!

Hey CSU Students!

Have no fear if you left your cell phone charger at home because the library is here to help!  CSU Libraries now have charging stations for popular smartphones including iphone android and blackberry devices.  So while you are typing your papers and studying for exams, bring your phones and charge them here at the library!  We just ask that you keep them on silent or vibrate as a courtesy to others.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Text A Librarian New Hours!

Text A Librarian New Hours!
Columbus State Libraries now has new and expanded hours for the Text A Librarian service.  If you need a quick answer, such as the GALILEO password or just need to know how long the library is open for the day, feel free to text us with your questions! 
Text us at 66746 and begin your text message with textcsu. 
Or scan the QR code with your smartphone:
We are now able to serve you with the following hours:
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am - 2:00am
Friday: 10:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Sunday: 2:30pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Muslim Journeys Book Discussion Group

Muslim Journeys Book Discussion Group

This fall, Paula Adams, Associate Professor of Library Science, will host a book discussion group in conjunction with the cultural event program, Muslim Journeys, hosted by Assistant Professor of Library Science, LuMarie Guth. Muslim Journeys is a grant awarded by the NEH & ALA to help public audiences in the United States to become more familiar with the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the U.S. The grant includes the award of 25 books with 3 DVDs. One of the titles, House of Stone by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Anthony Shadid, will be the feature reading.

To join, please contact Paula Adams, CSU Main Library, Reference Suite 1st floor(706.507.8685 or no later than Friday, September 13th to pick up a copy of the book. 15 copies will be given away with 7 copies available in the library for check out.

Muslim Journeys Book Discussion Group

Group meetings will take place at the CSU Libraries on main campus in the Reference Suite. Dates and times are listed below:

        September 25th @ 5:30pm
  October 9th @ 5:30pm
    October 23rd @ 5:30pm
      November 6th @ 5:30pm
        November 20th @ 5:30pm

 House of Stone : A Memoir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East  by Anthony Shadid

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2012) 

“In the summer of 2006, racing through Lebanon to report on the Israeli invasion, Anthony Shadid found himself in his family’s ancestral hometown of Marjayoun. There, he discovered his great-grandfather’s once magnificent estate in near ruins, devastated by war. One year later, Shadid returned to Marjayoun, not to chronicle the violence, but to rebuild in its wake.

So begins the story of a battle-scarred home and a journalist’s wounded spirit, and of how reconstructing the one came to fortify the other. In this bittersweet and resonant memoir, Shadid creates a mosaic of past and present, tracing the house’s renewal alongside the history of his family’s flight from Lebanon and resettlement in America around the turn of the twentieth century. In the process, he memorializes a lost world and provides profound insights into a shifting Middle East.

 Pulitzer-Prize winner Anthony Shadid died on February 16, 2012, from an acute asthma attack while running behind camels, to which he was allergic, while attempting to leave Syria.

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