Since opening the doors of the Anderson Academic Commons, the DU community has done an amazing job at providing feedback about the new facility. We appreciate all of the comments and we are listening!
Based on community feedback, a new microwave will soon be installed in the café area; staplers, hole-punches, and tape dispensers have been ordered for the printing stations; and additional water bottle stations will be installed near the restrooms on the east side of the building.
We have received numerous comments requesting longer operating hours on Friday nights, or even for access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are thrilled that people want to use the library so much! At the moment, we don’t have the budget necessary to provide staffing for those extra hours, but we hear your requests and will keep them in mind for the future.
If you would like to submit comments about the new library, leave a sticky note on the board by the front entrance or submit a suggestion using the AskUs! link on the library homepage. You can also monitor our response to your feedback on our facebook page.
Thanks for caring about your library, and know that we are listening to you!
To celebrate National Dance Month, the University Libraries features a new book display on the main level of the Anderson Academic Commons. If you’re interested in the historical, cultural, or physical aspects of dance, or if you simply like to boogie, come check it out! All items, including DVDs, are available for check out.
If you’d like to learn more, please visit our Book Display Research Guide that includes a list of items currently on display, related E-books and guides, tips for searching our catalog, and information about past book displays.
Carson-Brierly Dance Library
Did you know that University Libraries houses the Carson-Brierly Dance Library? One of only 14 dedicated dance libraries in the country, it contains a rich variety of materials related to dance –books, posters, musical scores, oral histories, and more. Learn more about the collection or about becoming a Friend of the Carson-Brierly Dance Library here.
Attention Book Lovers! On Friday, May 10 and Saturday May 11 from 9 am – 3 pm the volunteer-run Book Stacks (used book store in Mary Reed) will have a huge sale. Books of all types are 1/2 price in the store, and the Mary Reed hallway will be full of books that sell for $1 per bag. With Mother’s Day on May 12, and summer vacation approaching, you won’t want to miss this! All proceeds are used to buy new books for the University of Denver Libraries.
The Books Stacks is located on the University of Denver campus in the Mary Reed Building (2199 S. University Blvd) on the first floor. For more information, please call (303) 871-2665 or (303) 871-3958.
Thank you for supporting the DU Libraries!
Come check out the new book display on Film Appreciation in the newly opened Anderson Academic Commons! Enjoy some award-winning films, books about film culture in the United States and around the world, and even learn how to land a job in the industry. For more information about the materials on display visit http://libguides.du.edu/bookdisplay .
If you are an iPad user, you can view selected electronic journal content in a virtual bookshelf model. Download BrowZine from the Apple store and select University of Denver as your home institution and you will be able to browse, read, and monitor some of your favorite academic journals. Coverage is strongest in the sciences, and has limited coverage in social sciences and humanities.
Current publishers with content in BrowZine include: AAAS Science (American Association for the Advancement of Science); ACM (Association for Computing Machinery); ACS (American Chemical Society); AMS (American Mathematical Society); ASM (American Society for Microbiology); BioMed Central; BMJ (British Medical Journal Publications); Brill; Cambridge; CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation – Australia); Elsevier; Emerald; IEEE; IOP (Institute of Physics); JAMA Network (American Medical Association); JMLA: Journal of the Medical Library Association; Nature Group; New England Journal of Medicine; Oxford; Palgrave-McMillan; PLoS (Public Library of Science); Royal Society of Chemistry; SAGE; Springer; Taylor & Francis; and Wiley. New content is added on a regular basis.
When you download the BrowZine app, you will need to associate it with the University of Denver, and enter your DU ID and passcode for authentication purposes. You will then be able to see our subscribed content and add your favorite journals to a personal bookshelf.
An Android version of BrowZine is anticipated in the near future.
Questions? Contact the University Libraries’ Research Center (firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-2905).
The University of Denver’s Main Library, in association with the Provost’s Office, cordially invites you to attend The Seventh Annual University Libraries Author’s Lecture featuring Gary Younge.
“I HAVE A DREAM:” What Martin Luther King’s Words Mean for Our Times”
Tuesday, April 23rd
12:30 -1:30 p.m. in the
Anderson Academic Commons
Special Events Space (Room 290)
In his forthcoming book, The Speech published by Haymarket, Gary Younge tells the story behind Martin Luther King’s renowned “I have a Dream Speech”, examining the moment and movement that made it possible and interrogating its modern appeal and significance in its 50th anniversary year.
Gary Younge is an author, broadcaster and award-winning columnist for The Guardian, based in Chicago. He also writes a monthly column, Beneath the Radar, for the Nation magazine and is the Alfred Knobler Fellow for The Nation Institute. He has written three books: Who Are We and Should it Matter in the 21st Century?, Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States, and No Place Like Home: A Black Briton’s Journey Through the American South. Gary has made several radio and television documentaries on subjects ranging from the tea party to hip hop culture. Before coming to the US in 2003 he reported extensively from Africa and Europe. He has won several awards for his reporting and commentary. Most recently in 2009 he won the prestigious James Cameron award in the UK for the “combined moral vision and professional integrity” of his coverage of the Obama campaign.
The lecture is free and open to DU students, faculty, staff and community members but reservations are required. Light refreshments will be provided. Please call 303-871-3016 or RSVP online here.
Each quarter the reference librarians at the Anderson Academic Commons offer a number of free, general workshops on a variety of resources. The workshops are open to current DU students, faculty, and staff and they teach skills to make your research more efficient and effective.
This spring quarter we are offering workshops on finding books and articles (including a tour of the new library!), using RefWorks, Google tools, research and grant funding, and more. To see the complete schedule and sign-up for a workshop, please go to goo.gl/r5gDs.
If you have any questions, please contact Carrie Forbes, Associate Dean for Student and Scholar Services, at (303) 871-3407 or email email@example.com.
Did you know that you can take a guided tour of the Anderson Academic Commons during our opening week? Specialized one-hour tours for undergraduates, graduates, staff and faculty will be given throughout the week of March 25. Tours highlighting specific resources and areas of the library will also be offered. You can sign up for a tour of our opening exhibit, “Mapping: From the Global to the Local;” a tour focusing on the technology used in the AAC, or a tour of our rare and valuable collections. You will need to register for your tour in advance; visit http://library.du.edu/site/academicCommons/home.php for more information and to reserve your spot.
Jazzman’s Cafe will be serving free 12 oz. drip coffee, courtesy of University Libraries, from 6 PM-Midnight on March 13, 14, and 15.
Penrose Library at the Driscoll Student Center will be open extended hours during Finals. We are open 24 hours a day, including the weekend, through Sunday, 3/17. Penrose@Driscoll will close at midnight on Sunday, 3/17 and then reopen at 8 AM on Monday, 3/18.
For the complete schedule of our Finals hours, please see our Hours Calendar.
Best of luck with Finals! We will see you in the Anderson Academic Commons next quarter!
John Holdren, Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President, released a memorandum last Friday, February 22, that will increase public access to federally-funded scientific research. The memorandum states that each federal agency responsible for more than $100 million in annual research and development expenditures must develop a plan to make final publications available to the public after a twelve-month embargo period. Access to scientific data in digital formats from federally-funded unclassified research is also called for by the memorandum, in addition to developing plans for data storage and retrieval. The OSTP memorandum can be read in full here.
From Rosa Parks to Michelle Obama, African American women have shaped our history and culture in tremendous ways. In honor of African American history month, Penrose@Driscoll is displaying books and DVDs that explore the topic of African American Women in History and Culture.
Browse through the collection to discover how African American women have influenced feminism, the beauty industry, the entertainment industry, literature, music, racial equality, chemistry, activism, history, and much more. Also, if you wish to do additional research or learn about our e-books on this topic, check out our Celebrating Books & More research guide where you will find the list of books on display, search tips, and guides to doing research.
Visual materials are being “harvested” into Summon@DU from subscription and freely-available image websites, such as ARTstor (subscription) and Library of Congress (freely-available), and digital archival collections such as images from Historic Pittsburgh and East Carolina University. Click on the links in this paragraph to view images discovered during our basic search below. If off campus, you will be prompted for your DU ID number and passcode to view the images from ARTstor.
Using the basic Summon@DU search box, if you want images that depict reading, type the word into the Summon@DU search box and click on the search button.
The brief record will indicate that the item is an image:
You can also use the advanced search option, but you won’t find as many images:
Some records provide thumbnails of the images:
If you have any questions, or would like to set up an consultation to help you find visual materials for your research, please contact us at the Research Center.
Want to learn more about the features of the various online language learning programs offered via Penrose Library? Adrienne Gonzales (CWLC) and Peggy Keeran (Penrose) will hold a workshop in which an overview of Transparent Language Online, Livemocha, Mango, TellMeMore, and Pimsleur will be provided. If there is time, SCOLA, which offers international television and other types of programming, on trial until February 15, will be demonstrated. Come join us, and learn about these resources!
The workshop will be held twice:
Hope to see you there!