Are you looking to earn some extra money this semester? Are you a dependable worker who enjoys helping others? Would you like to work in a friendly, challenging environment?
If so, then the Clayton State Library might have a job for you. We are hiring student assistants to work on the library front lines. Duties will include answering basic library questions both in person and online, answering the reference desk phone, and answering questions related to library equipment.
The right candidates will demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, have experience with computer software, be dependable and flexible, and value good customer service. Library experience is not required. If this sounds like you, and you are available to work during the available time slots, please pick up and submit a REFERENCE Student Assistant application in the library.
**We are especially looking for students with some flexibility to cover additional shifts for occasional coverage needs during high demand periods or special events.**
Click the image to access the application or go to http://clayton.edu/library/employment. Submit your application in person at the Reference Desk by December 19th.
If you have submitted an application within the last year, it is on file and all you need to update is the schedule of your availability for Spring semester. If you aren’t sure if you have an application on file, you may resubmit a new, completed application.
Applicants will be contacted in January 2017 through the contact information on their application in the event they are asked to interview for any open position.
Please direct any questions to Thomas Jackson (ThomasJackson@clayton.edu) or Joan Taylor (JoanTaylor@clayton.edu).
The academic and research community celebrates Open Access Week, October 24-30, a global event for the promotion of free, immediate online access to scholarly research. This year’s theme of “Open in Action” is all about taking concrete steps to open up research and scholarship and encouraging others to do the same.
Join or follow the conversation, #oaweek and learn more about open access from the Affordable Learning Georgia guide.
Open Access Resources:
DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books
DOAJ: Directory of Open Access Journals
OpenDOAR: Directory of Open Access Repositories
PLOS: Public Library of Science
The Right to Research Coalition was founded by students in the summer of 2009 to promote an open scholarly publishing system based on the belief that no student should be denied access to the articles they need because their institution cannot afford the often high cost of access.
SPARC®, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to correct imbalances in the scholarly publishing system.
Early voting is already under way at your local Board of Elections office and General Election day is November 8, 2016. Find your polling place and review a sample ballot from https://www.mvp.sos.ga.gov/MVP/mvp.do We recommend the following resources to help you make informed decisions:
Mergent Online provides company, industry, and country reports for active and inactive, public and some private companies. It includes company overviews, financial statements, stock information, SEC reports, news headlines, annual reports, tear sheets, and competitor/industry analysis.
- by company symbol or name
- D&B 20 Million Plus private companies
- SEC & SEDAR filings by company, filing date, ranges or filing types
Your fall break is here and we hope you will find some time to relax, but you may need to use these days off to get caught up or work ahead so our virtual library is always open 24/7, http://www.clayton.edu/library. We are open 9am – 6pm on Sunday, 10/9 and open reduced hours for Monday, 10/10 and Tuesday, 10/11 from 8am – 5pm.
If you need a break from studying, we have a 1,000 piece Harry Potter puzzle waiting to be put together on the lower level and a large collection of feature films in DVD or streaming for you to binge-watch.
If you have items to return, you can use the book drop near Jazzman’s or our courtyard entrance. We hope you have a restful break.
Issues & Controversies helps researchers understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hot topics in business, politics, government, education and popular culture. Resources include: pro/con statements, timelines, primary sources & statistical tables and editorial cartoons & newspaper editorials.
The Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate Series featuring some of the most prominent political figures, journalists, academics, and experts is included in Issues & Controversies. A searchable, interactive transcript is available for each debate and allows viewers to navigate to specific points in the debate using the predefined segments. Player controls (play/pause, volume, closed-captioning, and full-screen) are located beneath the player window.
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Films on Demand is an online streaming video subscription available to all Clayton State students. Last month users were busy watching the following titles:
5. Women First & Foremost (183 mins)
Hosted by Rita Moreno and Dee Wallace Stone. Volume 1: Remember the Ladies, Volume 2: Touching the Clouds with Pen and Plane, and Volume 3: A Lady in the Spotlight
4. Moyers & Company: Trading Democracy for “Security” (56 mins)
The violent Boston rampage triggered a government response that, according to journalist Glenn Greenwald, adds a new dimension to troubling questions about government secrecy, overreach, and what we sacrifice in the name of national security. In this edition of Moyers & Company, Greenwald joins Bill to peel back layers that reveal what the Boston bombings and drone attacks have in common and how secrecy leads to abuse of government power.
3. Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech (73 mins)
What political guarantees must a society possess in order to truly enjoy freedom of expression? Do Americans ever benefit by limiting the scope of the First Amendment? This program examines those questions, focusing on case studies that weigh free speech against other societal influences. These include the backlash against University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill’s musings on imperialism in U.S. policy; principal Debbie Almontaser’s forced resignation from New York’s first Arabic-English public school due to her alleged terrorist sympathies; inappropriate or excessive restraint against protestors at the 2004 Republican National Convention; and the suspension of a San Diego high schooler for wearing a “Homosexuality Is Shameful” t-shirt.
2. Regional Realism—American Passages: A Literary Survey (27 mins)
Set in the antebellum American South, but written after emancipation, Mark Twain’s novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn remains a classic of American literature. This program compares Twain’s depiction of Southern vernacular culture to that of Charles Chestnutt and Kate Chopin, and in doing so, introduces the hallmarks of American Realism.
and the number 1 Films on Demand video for August is:
1. Explaining Globalization (55 mins)
Everyone talks about globalization, but what does it really mean? And what are its implications for the average American? In this compilation of NewsHour segments, experts from the U.S. and abroad speak their minds on a shrinking world and an expanding global economy.
American Fiction, 1774-1920 encompasses more than 17,5000 works of prose fiction written by Americans from the political beginnings of the United States through World War I, including thousands never before available online. This digital collection is based on authoritative bibliographies including Lyle H. Wright’s American Fiction: A Contribution Toward a Bibliography, widely considered the most comprehensive bibliography of American adult prose fiction of the 18th and 19h centuries, and Geoffrey D. Smith’s American Fiction, 1901-1925: A Bibliography, comprising nearly three-quarters of all adult fiction published in the United States during this time period.
Explore the development of American literature in a changing culture through novels, short stories, romances, fictitious biographies, allegories, travel accounts and sketches.
On May 11, 2016 the National Institutes of Health (NIH) named Patricia Flatley Brennan RN, PhD, the new director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Dr. Brennan began her service this August and will be publicly sworn in on September 12, 2016. Dr. Brennan is the first woman and the first nurse to serve as Director of the NLM. She was previously the Lillian S. Moehlman-Bascom Professor, School of Nursing and College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland was founded in 1836 and is the world’s largest biomedical library. The NLM not only curates an enormous print collection but also manages PubMed/MEDLINE, a database of over 22 million article citations dating back to 1946. Nearly 6,000 journals are indexed in MEDLINE.
If you would like to know more about Dr. Brennan or find MEDLINE articles in full text, try these resources available from the Clayton State University Library:
Brennan, P.F., & Bakken, S. (2015). Nursing Needs Big Data and Big Data Needs Nursing. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 475(5), 477-484. doi:10.1111/jnu.12159
Travis, L., & Brennan, P.F., (1998). Information Science for the Future: An innovative nursing informatics curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education, 37(4), 162-168.
MEDLINE with Full Text at EBSCOhost
ProQuest Central Full Text Articles from Peer Reviewed Journals, Newspapers, and Trade Publications
Information available online:
Patricia Brennan, University of Wisconsin-Madison Directory
Wisconsin Institute of Discovery Bio of Dr. Brennan
Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan Appointed Director of the National Library of Medicine announcement from the NLM
We are excited to highlight resources in support of World Breastfeeding Week, August 1st – August 7th. World Breastfeeding Week is sponsored by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action whose purpose is to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding worldwide. We believe we can contribute to this goal by educating ourselves and others, and we want to do just that.
For many mothers, breastfeeding can be overwhelming. It brings on a new set of challenges that add to the challenge of taking care of a newborn baby. Additional hurdles may appear when nursing moms return to work. Although breastfeeding can seem stressful, it does come with benefits for mom and baby.
Breastfeeding week provides us with the opportunity to share some of our scholarly resources that explore these challenges and benefits. We have chosen some of our favorite articles, videos, and books regarding breastfeeding and its importance to the health of mothers, their children, and their communities. (Electronic resources require a Clayton State username and password for off-campus access)
General Information on Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding
- The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. (1963). Physical book published by La Leche League International.
- The Breastfeeding Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know. (1996) Electronic book by Sara Rosenthal
- Feeding Your Baby (streaming video)
This program demonstrates breastfeeding positions and techniques, as well as breast milk storage. It also covers bottle feeding, choosing a formula, bottle and nipple care, and feeding techniques. (17 minutes)
- Nutrition for Infants and Children (streaming video)
This video explains the importance of good nutrition for newborns, infants, and toddlers and examines its beneficial effects on their growth and development. (26 minutes)
- The Milky Way: Every Mother Has a Story (streaming video)
This film looks at postnatal care, public policies, and cultural norms related to breastfeeding in the U.S. and Sweden. Experts explain the nutritional, physiological, immunological, and psychological benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child. (1:33:15)
Challenges and Overcoming Barriers to Breastfeeding
Mothers face physical, social, and emotional challenges to initiating and continuing breastfeeding. PRO TIP-> try these keywords for further research: breastfeeding, lactation, nursing, barriers, challenges, struggles, pain, social, emotion*, difficult*, attitude
- Demirci, J.R., Happ, M.B., Bogen, D.L., Albrecht, S.A., and Cohen, S.M. (2015). Weighing worth against uncertain work: The interplay of exhaustion, ambiguity, hope and disappointment in mothers breastfeeding late preterm infants. Maternal & Child Nutrition, 11, 59-72.
- Desmond, D. & Meaney, S. (2016). A qualitative study investigating the barriers to returning to work for breastfeeding mothers in Ireland. International Breastfeeding Journal, 11, 1-9.
- Kent, J.C., Ashton, E., Hardwick, C.M., Rowan, M.K., Chia, E.S., Fairclough, K.A., … Geddes, D.T. (2015). Nipple pain in breastfeeding mothers: Incidence, causes, and treatment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 12, 12247-63.
- Leeming, D., Williamson, I., Lyttle, S., & Johnson, S. (2013). Socially sensitive lactation: Exploring the social context of breastfeeding. Psychology & Health, 28, 450-468.
- Thrower, A.C., & Peoples, M. (2015). Creating tipping points to eliminate breastfeeding barriers. International Journal of Childbirth Education, 30, 28-30.
The articles below highlight a few of the health benefits of breastfeeding for mothers and children. PRO TIP-> To narrow your search to specific benefits, try a mix of these search terms: breastfeeding, benefits, child, mother, outcomes, health, “mental health”, obesity, “oral health”
- Borra, C., Iacovou, M., Sevilla, A. (2015). New evidence on breastfeeding and postpartum depression: The importance of understanding women’s intentions. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 19, 897-907.
- Godfrey, J.R. & Lawrence, R.A. (2010). Toward optimal health: The maternal benefits of breastfeeding. Journal of Women’s Health, 19,
- Moss, B. & Yeaton, W. (2014). Early childhood healthy and obese weight status: Potentially protective benefits of breastfeeding and delaying solid foods. Maternal & Child Health Journal, 18, 1224-1232.
- Salone, L.R., Vann, Jr., W.F., & Dee, D.L. (2013). Infant nutrition: Breastfeeding. An overview of oral and general health benefits. The Journal of the American Dental Association, 144, 143-151. (available through InterLibrary Loan)
The 2016 theme for World Breastfeeding Week is “A Key to Sustainable Development”, seeking to raise awareness of the links between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) identified by the United Nations in 2015. Learn more about the SDG’s here. PRO TIP-> use the Boolean operator “AND” to connect the keyword “breastfeeding” with a keyword from an SDG to continue searching. Examples: breastfeeding AND “clean water”; breastfeeding AND poverty
- Gribble, K.D., & Berry, N.J. (2011) Emergency preparedness for those who care for infants in developed country contexts. International Breastfeeding Journal, 6, 16-28.
- Rippeyoung, P.L.F. (2013). Can breastfeeding solve inequality? The relative mediating impact of breastfeeding and home environment on poverty gaps in Canadian child cognitive skills. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 38, 65-85.
- Rylander, C., Odland, J. O., & Sandanger, T.M. (2013). Climate change and the potential effects on maternal and pregnancy outcomes: An assessment of the most vulnerable – the mother, fetus, and newborn child. Global Health Action, 6, 1-9.
- Wiener, R.C., Sambamoorthy, U., Hayes, S.E. & Chertok, I.R.A. (2016). Association of breastfeeding and the federal poverty level: National Survey of Family Growth, 2011-2013. Epidemiology Research International, 2016, 1-7.
Alternatives to Breastfeeding
Whether by choice or necessity, many women turn to other options to nourish their babies, such as milk-sharing or infant formula. We have a number of resources with more information about these alternatives. PRO TIP-> use these keywords for your own research: “milk sharing”, “infant formula”, risks, benefits, “human milk”, breastfeeding AND alternatives
- Infant Formulas (streaming video)
Infant formulas are food products designed to provide for the nutritional needs of infants under 1 year old. They include powders, concentrated liquids, or ready-to-use forms and vary in nutrients, calorie count, taste, ability to be digested, and cost. (2:37)
- Borschel, M.W., Baggs, G.E., & Barrett-Reis, B. (2014). Growth of healthy term infants fed ready-to-feed and powdered forms of an extensively hydrolyzed casein-based infant formula: A randomized, blinded, controlled trial. Clinical Pediatrics, 53, 585-92.
- Fahlquist, J.N. (2016). Experience of non-breastfeeding mothers. Nursing Ethics, 23, 231-241.
- Gribble, K.D. (2014). ‘A better alternative’: Why women use peer-to-peer shared milk. Breastfeeding Review, 22, 11-21.
- Gribble, K.D. & Hausman, B.L. (2012). Milk sharing and formula feeding: Infant feeding risks in comparative perspective? Australasian Medical Journal, 5, 275-283.
The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action believes that “breastfeeding is the right of all children and mothers”. We hope you find these resources helpful in furthering your awareness about breastfeeding and its impact on individuals and the world.