Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CSU Introduces New York Times

Thanks to CSU Libraries, members of the CSU community now have unlimited access to the NYTimes.com website and any NYT smartphone app from any location.

To set up your own NYTimes.com account first go to the following URL from any CSU campus location: www.NYTimes.com/GroupPass. Click on the button to create an account.  Once you have created an account you can then log into NYTimes.com from your smartphone or iPad's web browser, on campus and off campus, using the credentials you created.

If you already have NYTimes.com as a non-paying registered user, simply select "Log in to continue" to link the account to the one sponsored by Columbus State University. If you are currently paying for a personal digital subscription, you may cancel by calling: (800) 591-9233.  Once your personal digital subscription ends, you can then follow the instructions above to create your new “Group Pass” account. 

 A full listing of apps for access to the NY Times can be found at:  NYTimes.com/Mobile.

All users will have 364 days of account access from the date which the pass is activated. Upon expiration, users may go back to campus WiFi and log in at www.NYTimes.com/GroupPass to claim a subsequent 364 day pass.

Here is a link for a video that will help new users through the campus WiFi Group Pass account setup process:  http://youtu.be/jWtbxBik4IY.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

CSU to Hold Rite of Passage Convocation in October

The purpose of the Rite of Passage Convocation is to honor CSU faculty who have been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. The Rite of Passage Convocations for academic year 2015-2016 will take place in October and honoring four faculty members who have achieved this distinction.  Please find the schedule below.  Note that the lectures will be held in the main library's first floor forum area (behind the Reference Desk). A light lunch will be served beginning at 12:00 noon with presentations to follow from 12:30 to 1:30.

Thursday, October 8th, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Dr. Amanda Rees, Professor, Department of History and Geography
Dr. Rajeev Dabke, Professor, Department of Chemistry

Tuesday, October 13th, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
Dr. Jianhua Yang, Professor, TSYS School of Computer Science, D. Abbott Turner College of Business
Dr. Jong Ha, Professor, Rothchild Chair of Business Administration, D. Abbott Turner College of Business

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our full professors. Food and fellowship starts at 12:00 noon. See you then!!

Introducing CSU Libraries' New Databases

The CSU Library is proud to announce that we now have access to four new databases. These are: Drama Online, Mergent Key Business Ratios (Historical Collection), Mergent Key Business Ratios (Current Collection), and Mergent Intellect, all of which can be found via Galileo.

Perfect for those who love studying theater and theatrical performances, Drama Online provides in-depth helpful guidance on collective historiographies of plays and performances, both former and current alike. It is also a very useful research tool for critical and analytical analyses on a wide variety of performances, and through its association with the American Shakespeare Center (ASC), there are many collections of images depicting Shakespeare's notable works and adaptations.  Much more information can be found here: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=drao-col1.

For those who are technologically savvy and business-oriented, Mergent is your go-to. This central database is comprised of the current and historical (archival) Key Business Ratios (KBR) and Intellect.  Among other factors, the KBR databases examine a business's stability in relation to growth trends, where it stands in the market sector, and its performance in meeting obligations of all types.  To find out more information on archival Mergent Key Business Ratios, please visit: http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=keys-col1.  For additional information on the current version of KBR, please visit:  http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=mery-col1.

Intellect is an additional database within Mergent that houses easily accessible information on local and global business data, including consumer information.  Please visit  http://www.galileo.usg.edu/express?link=merz-col1 for more information.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Online Reservations for Second Floor Seminar Room Now Available

Good morning students, faculty, and staff!

The second floor seminar room (Rm. 216) can now be reserved online for study groups of six or more with an allotted time of three hours per group. Rules for reserving are listed on the page.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Lecture and Book Signing at Columbus State University

Good morning students, faculty, and staff!

Please join us September 22, 2015, for Zak Ebrahim's lecture and book signing that will take place in University Hall Auditorium at 12:30 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


The CSU Libraries will celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 27th - October 3rd. Come join us by participating in our Banned Books Readout Event to be held October 1st from 11:45am-1:30pm (light lunch will be served). Also consider becoming a contestant in our Virtual Banned Book Read-Out Contest. Winners from the video contest will be announced October 1st during the Banned Books Readout event. 
       Register here 
           (see guidelines below before registering)

         #1  EVENT  - Banned Books Week Event - Help us celebrate Banned Books Week by participating in this forum to read from your favorite banned book, October 1st - 11:45am-1:30pm. See guidelines below                       
                                        1. Choose a passage from a banned book you like. 
                                        2. Introduce your selection by telling us (the audience) the title, 
                                             why you chose it, when and where it was challenged to be banned.
                                        3. Share your selection by providing pertinent background (scene 
                                        4. Each participant will have 5 minutes to read.
                                        5. FIRST 10 TO SIGN UP WILL BE ABLE TO READ THEIR 
                                          SELECTION SO SIGN UP TODAY!!!!!! 

                                             Students are strongly encouraged to participate and register    
                                      6. DO NOT FORGET TO REGISTER ONLINE (ONLY)  
        #2 CONTEST - Banned Books Virtual Read-Out Contest If you enjoy making videos,  why not share a video reading of your favorite banned book for a chance to win a prize! The best 2 videos will be chosen and added to the CSU Libraries Facebook page for entire semester. Be creative with your ideas but you must:

                                          1. State your name in the video and why you chose the book.
                                          2.  Introduce your selection, (author, title, when, where and why it 
                                               was banned)
                                        3. Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes - mp4 format  
                                             is recommended.   
                                        3. Video submissions should be emailed to Michelle Jones
                                           no later than September 30th @ Noon. 
                                       4. The 2 best videos will be uploaded onto the CSU Libraries
                                            Facebook page during Banned Books Week.
                                       5. DO NOT FORGET TO REGISTER ONLINE OR STOP BY 
                                            THE LIBRARY TO SIGN UP!         

   Register here !
(see guidelines above before registering)


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