In the Fall of 2016, the Clayton State Library partnered with Dr. Margaret Fletcher’s ENGL 1101 class as part of PACE (Partnering Academics and Community Engagement), the university’s initiative to connect academic work with community engagement opportunities. Dr. Fletcher’s students attended the library’s film screening and discussion event, Freedom Summer, and conducted follow-up research on the events and people featured in the film and those discussed by the presenting scholars. In addition to course assignments, the products of this research include a visual display of the history of voting rights in America, an article summarizing the event, and blog post with recommended library resources for researchers. All artifacts will be featured here on the library blog.
Over the next week, we will highlight their contributions here to share the work of your fellow students.
Today, we are featuring the visual display. You can see it in person on the whiteboard in the Lower Level of the Library.
What are you doing for others? :: Martin Luther king day :: flickr photo by Takeshi Life Goes On shared under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license
Are you looking for ways to celebrate the MLK Day of Service on January 16, 2017? In addition to the many titles we own, you can enjoy several streaming videos about Martin Luther King, Jr. including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: The Making of a Holiday from our Films on Demand collection. The Civil Rights Digital Library delivers engaging online articles and multimedia related to the struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s and of course GALILEO @ Clayton State has articles, images, videos and the full text of the “I Have a Dream” speech.
The Clayton State Annual Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration is a collaborative effort between the Department of Campus Life, AmeriCorps, Diversity Education Experiences for Peers (D.E.E.P.) Educators, the Tau Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, CSU Student Chapter of the NAACP, and the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) to commemorate the life of Dr. King and significant events that occurred during the Civil Rights movement.
Jan. 13 – Jan. 16 — Cultural Immersion Trip to Washington, D.C.
Jan. 19— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, 7:00 pm, SAC Ballroom
More information about these events is available here.
You may also be interested in these activities and volunteer opportunities happening on MLK Day:
Check out these links for more cultural and service opportunities this Martin Luther King Day:
Something About the Author is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. It covers the children’s classics like Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Matilda by Roald Dahl, and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Read about the lives and works of authors and illustrators of literature for children and young adults.
Entries typically cover personal life, career, writings, adaptations, and additional sources. Autobiographical essays discuss the author’s career, interests and motivation, among other topics.
It may be hard to call it “spring” with the frosty temperatures outside, but today marks the beginning of a new semester, and we’re excited to see what the new term has in store for us.
Some things we’re looking forward to are a revamped room reservation system and some exciting programming opportunities, like the Harry Potter exhibit coming in March. Stay tuned for more details.
We’re open 7 days a week, and have resources available 24 hours online at clayton.edu/library, so check us out and find what you’re looking for at the Clayton State University Library.
Our group study rooms are one of the most popular features of the renovated library. They are the go-to spot for students wanting to work together on research, projects, presentations, and more. In response to student feedback and to increase efficiency, we are launching an improved Room Reservations system to help students identify the best room that matches their group’s needs and size. In addition, room availability is clear and easy to read from the new time grid.
The 12 group rooms are identified and grouped by room type:
Use any of the following to learn more about Room Reservations @ the Clayton State Library:
- Groups must consist of at least 2 people
- Reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance
- Only 1 reservation per person, per day is allowed
- Maximum reservation length is 3 hours
Learn how to find us in-person and online and ask us anything at http://clayton.libanswers.com
The Clayton State Library wishes you all peace and joy this holiday season and a prosperous new year.
Our electronic resources, including GALILEO, the CSU Catalog and LibGuides, will be available for your research needs. We hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday!
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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.