Wednesday, March 30, 2016

National Library Week

    National Library Week at Columbus State University Libraries!

  Join us from April 10th to April 16th for National Library Week, featuring new events each day, and a trivia competition the entire week!

Monday, April 11 — 12:30pm-1:30pm

National Library Week, Kickoff Event with a presentation by Paula Adams and Jesse Chariton on the History and Evolution of CSU Libraries. Light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 12 — 12:30pm-1:30pm

Languages out Loud, a reading event featuring a selection of classical and modern languages. A light lunch will be served.

Wednesday, April 13 — 12:30pm-1:30pm

Makerspace 3D Printer Demonstration and Competition.

Attend a 3D Printer demonstration by the CSU Bot Cave and create your own 3D design to submit to by Friday, April 15th. The best design will be printed out and the winner will receive a CSU Libraries phone charger or a $25 CSU Bookstore gift card.

Thursday, April 14 — 10:00am-9:00pm

What's in the Bag? Guess how many books are in the backpack and you win the bag, its contents, and a CSU Libraries phone charger! Located in the main campus Library Gallery.

Thursday, April 14 — 10:00am-9:00pm

What’s in the Jar? Guess how much candy is in the jar and win the jar, its candy, and a CSU Libraries phone charger! Located at River Park Campus in the Music Library.

Friday, April 15— 9:00am-4:30pm

Library Book Sale at the Music Library.

Tuesday-Wednesday, April 19-20 — 10:00am-7:00pm

Main Campus Schwob Library Book Sale.

Monday, April 11– Thursday, April 14

Bookmark Contest: Submit a 2" x 6" bookmark design to Acceptable file formats are TIFF, PDF, JPEG, PNG, or anything part of the Microsoft Office suite. It must also have 600x800 in pixels or 300dpi. Deadline for submissions is April 12th. Voting will be from 10am to 9pm on April 14th at the main library and music library.

Monday, April 11– Friday, April 15

Online Trivia - Answers questions correctly each day to increase your chances of winning. The winner will receive choice of a $25 CSU Bookstore gift card or a CSU Libraries phone charger.

Spring 2016 Simon Says Newsletter

 Check out the Spring 2016 Simon Says Newsletter!

   Discover new databases, nursing resources, fun library events, and more by viewing the Spring 2016 Simon Says Newsletter available at the link below:…/SimonSays_Spring2016.pdf

Friday, March 25, 2016

Library Hours: President Investiture Ceremony


Library to be Temporarily Closed for Presidential  Inauguration

Columbus State University Libraries will be closed temporarily on Thursday, March 31st, for the President Investiture Ceremony of CSU's fifth president. The library will be closed from 1:00 pm until 6:00 pm on the 31st. The investiture ceremony will begin at 3:00 pm.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Library Closed March 27

Library Closed this Sunday, March 27

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 Columbus State University Libraries will be closed this Sunday, March 27th. The library will be open again on Monday, March 28th, at 7:00 am. 


Monday, March 21, 2016

Introducing Curriculum Builder

     Introducing Curriculum Builder: a New CougarView Tool for Students and Faculty

      CougarView has a new feature designed to allow a convenient location for all reading assignments in a course or course module. Curriculum Builder is a one-stop tab that will link directly to electronic journal articles in Cougar View, URLs for internet resources, and notes on the textbook and on other related sources. This tool is helpful to both students and faculty, allowing faculty to easily add resources on CougarView, simply by searching an embedded portion of Galileo, and allowing students to look up a module and directly access the article from CougarView. 


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Featured Selections from the African American Read-In

In case you missed the African American Read-In on Feb. 25, 2016, here are a few selected pieces that were highlighted at the event.

Poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar:
"A Prayer"

Men We Reaped - Jesmyn Ward

Poems by Langston Hughes -
"Weary Blues"
"The Negro Artist and The Racial Mountain"
"My People"

Black Boy - Richard Wright

Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass - Frederick Douglass

Friday, March 11, 2016

Spring Break Hours

Simon Schwob Memorial Library Hours for Spring Break 2016

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  It's Spring Break! Congratulations on all your great work so far this semester, students! The main campus library will have the following hours during the week of  Saturday, March 12 through Saturday, March 19:
  • Saturday, March 12: Library closed
  • Sunday, March 13: Library closed
  • Monday through Friday: Library open from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
  • Saturday, March 19: Library open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM 
  Enjoy your Spring Break!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

New Gallery in the Simon Schwob Memorial Library

             New Gallery: A River Runs Through It: Preserving Progress Along the Chattahoochee

            A new gallery is up in the Simon Schwob Memorial Library! This curatorial project by Christofer Gass provides intriguing information about the city of Columbus and its history. The project utilizes resources from the Columbus State University Archives, including preserved historical maps and photographs.  Full of information about Columbus' architecture and history, this project is a great source for all Columbus natives and visitors! 


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Women's History Month

Women's History Month 2016

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    March is Women’s History Month! To celebrate, try picking up one of these titles in the Simon Schwob Memorial library, and by visiting one of our ejournals.

Selected Books from Gil-Find Express- find it in our library! 

Pomeroy, S. B. Women’s History and Ancient History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

This book is an interesting survey of women in ancient cultures and literature, medical studies and traditions affecting women in the ancient cultures.

Clyne, Patricia E, and Lebenson, Richard. Patriots in Petticoats. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1976.

This book is full of the stories of influential women who lived during the time of Colonial America or the Revolutionary War. Fast-paced, vivid stories of these leaders make for a grabbing read, full of historical information.


Miller, P. P. Landmarks of American Women’s History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Local History: Women’s History in the State of Georgia

Whitney, Susan E. The League of Women Voters: Seventy-five Years Rich: a Perspective on the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the League of Women Voters in Georgia. Atlanta: League of Women Voters of Georgia, 1995.

   In the Archives: Georgia Women: A Celebration.

   This book gives insight into the lives of several women who contributed to Georgia history, and invites you to research the local history of your community. Located in the Archives (for use in the Archives only).

   Reitt, Barbara B. Georgia Women: A Celebration. Atlanta: American Association of University Women, 1976.

Selected Journals from eJournals A-Z: find it in our electronic services!

Journal of Women's History  John Hopkins University Press


Women's History Review  Taylor & Francis Online