Friday, February 28, 2014

Spring Break Hours

Library hours over spring break will change. Regular hours of operation will resume Saturday, March 8th. For more information on library hours click here. From all of us at the CSU Libraries, have a safe Spring Break!

Main Library

March 1st - 2nd      Closed
March 3rd - 7th      Open 8am to 5pm

Music Library  

March 2nd              Closed 
March 3rd - 7th      Open 9am to 5pm

Thursday, February 27, 2014

CSU ePress

The CSU libraries would like to tell you about an exciting opportunity for faculty and students called the CSU ePress. The CSU ePress is a digital archive of the academic output of CSU that highlights the writing and work of faculty members and students. Right now, the focus is collecting the published works of our faculty members and uploading them to the CSU ePress so that they are easily accessible by students and faculty alike. Some of the benefits to having the published work of CSU faculty members available through the CSU ePress include:
  •        Students’ ability to easily access the works of their professors for research and reading
  •        Faculty member awareness of and access to the work of their cohorts
  •        The academic work of our faculty members being highlighted

See for yourself! Here is a link to the main page of the CSU ePress:
For more information, feel free to contact Jackie Radebaugh through her campus email,
You can also contact her graduate assistant at

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

2014 African American Read-In

25 years ago the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English began sponsoring public readings across the country to celebrate African American literacy as a part of Black History Month.  CSU Libraries has built a tradition every February of taking part by inviting students, faculty and staff to read a favorite selection be it poetry, a classic novel, a children’s book, an essay, a letter or a story that has been passed down. 
“It is important to be exposed to storytelling and the power of oral tradition.”
Librarian Michelle Jones, Coordinator of the Read-In since 2010
This year CSU Library will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the read-ins by welcoming readers, and also with special guest storyteller Josie Bailey.   Her storytelling began as a volunteer project at her son’s school and began a new and exciting career. Her stories often reflect her African- American roots and provide a bit of history.
The event will be held Thursday, February 27 in the Library Forum Area during the lunch hour from 12:30 to 1:30pm.  Lunch will be provided.

Monday, February 24, 2014

From Pulp to Print: An Exploration of the Arts of Book Making

From Pulp to Print explores the journey books take from the beginning stages of paper making to the end result of binding and even beyond as books can take on a new life past their original purpose. This exhibition takes a unique perspective on book making looking at the process from an artistic point of view delving deep into the methods and techniques used to construct books that are legitimately works of art in their own right. A variety of themes are explored to illuminate this process with specific examples provided from the CSU Archives and CSU Art Department students. The exhibit is located in the rear left of the first floor of the library and will be on display until April 30th.

Monday, February 17, 2014

February 20th Faculty Research Forum

Because of the bad weather on January 28, we were not able to hold our first Faculty Research Forum for 2014 that day.  Both presenters from January 28 have been rescheduled.

Please plan to attend the next 2014 Faculty Research Forum sponsored by CSU Libraries on February 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm.  A light lunch will be served at 12:00 noon, and the program will start at 12:30 pm.  Our presenters are:

Dr. Nick Norwood, Department of English, "Eagle & Phenix: The Local as Theme"

Mrs. Carol Bishop, Department of Accounting & Finance, "The Effect of CEO Social Influence Pressure on CFO Financial Reporting Decisions"

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, February 20th.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

All About E-books

Did you know that CSU Libraries has access to over 35,000 e-books?  While many still prefer the tangible print version of books, e-books are becoming more and more popular, especially in universities with distance education and high demand for e-resources.

To access the e-books at CSU go to the GILFind Catalog and limit your search by location to ebooks on Ebscohost, you will also be able to access these directly from GALILEO (See Image 1). 

Click on the link for the book and you can read the ebook online or download it by logging into (or creating) your EbscoHost account.  The EbscoHost account is free and can also be used to organize articles in folders when doing searches in GALILEO (See Image 2).

You can check out e-books for up to 7 days but remember, to view the e-books you will need to download a compatible viewer for your device.  Most CSU e-books limit to one user at a time (See Image 3).

For leisure reading, the Chattahoochee Valley Public Libraries definitely need a shout-out for their amazing downloadable e-book and audiobook collections.  Visit their page at to get information (See Image 4)

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

African American Read-In

Columbus State University Libraries will host an African American Read-In on February 27, 2014 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Forum Area of the Simon Schwob Memorial Library (Main Campus).

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to read African American authored excerpts (5-7 minutes).  Please sign up to read at the reference desk or by emailing the title of your selection and the author to by February 17.

This year's professional guest storyteller is Josie Bailey.

A light lunch will be provided.

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