Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Arden Release Party

Support CSU's artists and writers by attending the Arden Release Party this Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Schwob forum area and listen to some of the works read aloud.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Cultural Collaborations: Collecting and Preserving our Valley’s Cultural Heritage Panel Discussion

On April 30, 12:30-1:30pm, the Columbus Museum and the Columbus State University Archives will present a panel discussion of the city’s Jewish history with local residents. This panel is in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Shalom Y’All: The Valley’s Jewish Heritage, which is on view through July 13.

CSU history students have been collecting oral histories as part of this exhibit and for placement in the CSU Archives, which recently received a significant donation of archival materials from Temple Israel. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Scantrons and Test Booklets Now at the Library

Scantrons and test booklets are now available at the Schwob Library circulation desk, just in time for finals. Library hours are:

Monday-Thursday       7am - 2am
Friday                        7am - 5pm
Saturday                    10am - 6pm
Sunday                      10am - 10pm

Scantron sheets are 4 for $1
Small green test booklets are ¢40
Large green test booklets are ¢50

Good luck with your tests!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Research Tip: Citation Chasing

When writing a research paper it can be tricky to find enough sources.  You may find one or two that look really good, but are scrambling to find more to meet the required number.  One of the best tricks for getting sources is the tried and true technique of Citation Chasing.  

Most journal articles will have a literature review or section discussing past research on the topic by other scholars.  This is one of the best places to go to get more sources.  If you’ve found some good sources that are current and on topic, let the author do the work for you and chase down some of the citations from the bibliography or reference list.

To see if CSU Libraries subscribes to the journal cited, search through our alphabetical listing of online journals by clicking on ejournals A to Z in the Resources section of the library website.  Check to see if the year on your citation is covered in one of our databases.  If the article is not available from CSU Libraries you can order it through Interlibrary Loan by clicking on the Interlibrary Loan link in the resources section of the library website.  Log in with your Cougarnet login and fill out the article request using the citation information. This is a free article service and you will get an email to download the pdf when it arrives.  This typically takes1-5 business days so needs to be done ahead.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Library Closed Sunday 4/20

Columbus State University Libraries will be closed this Sunday, April 20th, and will resume regular business hours on Monday, April 21st.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CSU Friends of Libraries Book Sale – April 18, 22 & 23, 2014

The Columbus State University Friends of Libraries is holding a book sale on April 18, 2014* from 9AM to 4:30PM at the RiverPark Campus Music Library (South entrance of River Center) and on April 22 & 23, 2014 from 10AM to 7PM at the Main Campus (Schwob Memorial) Library.  Items for sale at the Music Library range from sheet music and scores to CD’s, LP’s and 78’s.  Items for sale at the Main Library range from fiction, non-fiction, Children’s books and textbooks to CD’s, DVD’s and LP’s.  All items have been generously donated by members of our local community and prices will range from 50¢ to $5.00.

As parking is at a premium, we respectfully ask that you park in white-lined visitor spaces only on Main Campus.  For the Music Library sale, limited parking is available along Broadway.  Parking is also available at the River Center Parking Garage for a $2 parking fee.
CSU’s Friends of Libraries appreciates your book donations as they help support Columbus State University’s Libraries.  Please contact Eric Van Bibber at 706-507-8675 or vanbibber_eric@columbusstate.edu for more information.
*Rain date for Music Library Sale April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

National Library Week April 13th - 19th

Next week CSU Libraries will celebrate National Library Week. Take part in the festivities by participating in our week-long events starting April 14th.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Library Week Kickoff with Pulp to Performance April 14

From Pulp to Performance, held in parallel with the CSU Archives Rare Books Exhibit: From Pulp to Print, will be a public book reading and will explore the art of text and language. Specific items will highlight CSU's rare book collections, but the floor is open for whoever is interested to read from whatever interests them.
The reading will be on April 14 at 12:30 p.m. in the library forum area (1st floor). Interested readers should contact either David Owings (Owings_David) or Shannon Godlove (Godlove_Shannon) for scheduling. Lunch and cake will be served.  The cake is not a lie.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Poetry Happy Hour

Join us for "Poetry Happy Hour" and get your spoken word groove on!  

We're celebrating National Poetry Month this year by highlighting the works of well known writers captured on vinyl (yes, real records!) ... courtesy of a new collection donated by the CSU Libraries to the Carson McCullers Center. 

Selections will include: Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton, and other acclaimed poets. 

Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, April 9th at 5:30 p.m.

1519 Stark Ave. 

Columbus, GA 31906

Sponsored by CSU Libraries and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Get Help on Your Final Paper

It's about that time again. The semester is on its last leg and final papers are around the corner. Stop by the library for a free research consultation to get you started on the right foot. Either e-mail or call one of our reference librarians to schedule an appointment.

Paula M. Adams
Phone: 706-507-8671
Email: adams_paula@columbusstate.edu
Liaison Areas: Theatre, Language and Literature

Roberta Chodacki Ford
Phone: 706-641-5047
Email: ford_roberta@columbusstate.edu
Liaison Areas: Music

Tom Ganzevoort
Phone: 706-507-8686
Email: ganzevoort_thomas@columbusstate.edu
Liaison Areas: Art, Communication, History and Geography

LuMarie Guth
Phone: 706-507-8684
Email: guth_lumarie@columbusstate.edu
Liaison Areas: Business, Criminal Justice, Political Science and Public Administration

Linda T. Jones
Phone: 706-507-8677
Email: jones_linda6@columbusstate.edu
Liaison Areas: Psychology, Sociology, Philosophy

Michelle E. Jones
Phone: 706-507-8688
Email: jones_michelle@columbusstate.edu
Liaison Area: Education, Nursing, and Health Science

Jacqueline Radebaugh
Phone: 706-507-8693
Email: radebaugh_jacqueline@columbusstate.edu
Liaison Areas: Computer Science, Management Information Systems

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