OSCAR System Maintenance
OSCAR will be unavailable for roughly 30 minutes between midnight and 1 a.m. on Friday, August 27. The downtime is to allow for migration of the storage for the Simple Search interface server.
LINK+ System Maintenance
LINK+ will be unavailable for roughly four hours starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, September 2. The downtime is for an application upgrade. During this time, patrons will not be able to search or request items from LINK+.
What is Changing in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Please join us for an exciting multidisciplinary panel/discussion.
- Date: Wednesday, May 26
- Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
- Location: Saint Clare Room, 3rd Floor, Harrington Learning Commons
- Michael Kevane, Department of Economics (moderator)
- Anatole Tiendrebeogo, S.T.L., Department of Religious Studies
- Leslie Gray, Environmental Studies Institute
- John Hawley, Department of English
- David Pier, Department of Music
In conjunction with the exhibit “Reading West Africa: Literacy and Libraries in Burkina Faso”, the University Library and the Economics department are sponsoring a multidisciplinary panel / discussion on the future of Sub-Saharan Africa. Five SCU faculty will express their views on significant changes happening in the region and open the floor to questions and discussion.
If you haven’t visited the “Reading West Africa” exhibit yet, reserve some time before or after the panel to visit the Learning Commons Third Floor Gallery.
Reading West Africa: Literacy & Libraries in Burkina FasoExhibit, Apr 7 - Aug 27
Food For Fines - Spring 2010May 17 - Jun 10
Julia Child, America's French Chef: A Life in FoodLiterary Cuisine, Thu May 6, noon-1:30 p.m.
The Myth of MultitaskingBook Of The Quarter, Tue Apr 20, 7-8:30 p.m.
In Defense of Food: An Eater's ManifestoBook of the Quarter, Thu Feb 25, 2-3:30 p.m.
Fine Design Bindings and Artists' BooksExhibit, 3rd Floor, Jan 30 - Mar 28
Darwin & Evolution
Celebrating Charles Darwin and his seminal work On the Origin of Species
The University Library continues its celebration of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work on evolution, On the Origin of Species, with the following two exhibits. We invite you to visit them both in person and online.
Saint Clare Room (Third Floor) of the Learning Commons: books, displays on highlights of vertebrate and human evolution, original editions and fossils loaned by the Biology Department. Exhibit runs through Feb 5.
SCU books and videos; award-winning websites to Darwin’s complete works, evolution explained, etc.; even Darwin games and trivia. Guide will remain online.
Voices for Justice: The Enduring Legacy of the Latino Press in the United StatesExhibit, Oct 19 - Dec 4
On the Origin of Species: a Darwin Anniversary Lunch & Illustrated PresentationLiterary Cuisine, Thu Nov 19, noon-1:30 p.m.
LINK+ Media Lending Survey
Effective July 1, 2009, users of LINK+ have been able to borrow media, such as CD's, DVD's, spoken word audio tapes, etc. This service is available on an experimental basis for a six-month period, until December 2009.
Your valuable input regarding this service would be greatly appreciated. Please answer a few questions on this short survey before Monday, Nov. 16. The survey should take approximately 2 minutes to complete.
The results of this survey will be used in the evaluation of this pilot project and the determination as to whether media lending should become a permanent part of the LINK+ program.
Complete the survey:
Food For Fines
From Nov. 9 through Dec. 11, 2009, students, faculty, and staff can help the hungry and reduce their Library fines (including LINK+ fines) at the same time with Food For Fines. For each can of food you donate, the Library will waive $2 off your fines. Of course, it isn't necessary to have fines to donate food!
Collection barrels are located at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Learning Commons. Please help us fill as many barrels as possible.
Most needed items:
- Powdered milk
- Peanut butter
- Canned meats
- Low-sugar cereal
- Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup)
- 100% fruit juices in single serving boxes
- Canned foods with pop-top lids
All contributions will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. With your help, we can do it!
Please Note These Exceptions:
- The overdue materials and food donations must be presented at the Circulation Desk at the same time in order for your donation to count as a payment.
- Food For Fines does not apply to billed accounts and cannot be used to pay for lost materials.
- Food items whose expiration date has passed will not be accepted.
If you have questions, or want more information, please contact Marian Fricano.
Mountains Beyond MountainsBook of the Quarter, Thu Oct 29, 7-8:30 p.m.