WWI & America programming update

Thank you to every one who attended any of the Clayton State Library’s WWI & America programming. This fall we have hosted two discussion panels and two public screenings of the documentary Lioness.

If you missed either of the discussion panels, you can catch up with the video recordings posted on our WWI & America website here: http://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica. The Lioness film will be added to the Library’s collection for 7-day loan by Clayton State students, faculty, and staff. Other guests may view the film inside the library.

While our programming has concluded for the year, we are already planning for next year’s events. Beginning in January 2018, we will offer a series of writing workshops. The primary targeted audience of these workshops will be veterans, family members of veterans, and any others interested in writing about the themes: “The Experience of War” and “Coming Home.” Workshop attendees will receive professional guidance in creating original written work in their choice of genre, such as short fiction, creative non-fiction, autobiography, and poetry. In addition, workshop attendees will have the opportunity to share their original work at a public reading.

To assist us in the planning of the workshops and the public reading, please take a few minutes to respond to this short survey.

Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested. All WWI & America programming is free and open to the public. Please direct any questions or concerns about 2018 WWI & America programming to Emily Crews (EmilyCrews@clayton.edu).

Presented by Library of America with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, World War I and America is a two-year initiative that aims to bring veterans and their families together with the general public to explore the continuing relevance of the war by reading, discussing, and sharing insights into the writings of Americans who experienced it firsthand.

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November Featured Resource: Latin America & Iberia Database

Latin America & Iberia Database provides full text academic journals that are locally published by scholarly publishing organizations and educational institutions in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela, and also Spain and Portugal. Major subject areas of study are represented, including business, science, technology, engineering, medical, social sciences, education, arts, anthropology, law, and humanities.

We want you! Come join our team

Are you a problem solver? Do you enjoy helping others reach their goals? Are you a quick learner, comfortable with new technology? Then the library might have a job for you.

We are looking for some stellar student assistants to work the service counters on the Upper Level of the library during Spring 2018.

Responsibilities

We need more smiling faces at the Ref Desk

General duties will include answering basic library questions, greeting patrons in person and over the phone, assisting with library equipment, checking in and out library materials, and maintaining order of library collections on the shelf. In addition, student assistants at the Upper Level Reference Desk will monitor the online chat service, provide basic reference and technology assistance, and assist with closing the library. All student assistants will be cross-trained to perform desk duties on the both levels of the Library for when back up is needed.

 

Requirements

The right candidates will demonstrate a commitment to customer service, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Dependability and flexibility are also required. Candidates for the Upper Level Reference Desk position should also demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills and have some computer experience. Both positions require the use an Integrated Library System, so the ability to learn new technology is required.

Qualifications

To qualify, you must be an undergraduate student in good academic standing. We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2018 semesters. Student assistants may work a maximum of 19.5 hours per week. Assigned weekly hours will vary depending on student availability and library coverage needs. Most student assistants work between 12-15 hours per week.

We are looking to fill the following shifts (marked ♥):

Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

If this sounds like you and you are available to work during the available time slots, please download, complete, and submit the Library Student Assistant application to: LibraryJobs@groups.clayton.edu.

Please direct all questions to LibraryJobs@groups.clayton.edu

WWI & America – Veterans Panel discussion

Are there legitimate political and moral limits to wartime dissent in a democratic society? How much has changed since World War I in the roles that women play during times of national conflict?

Join us Wednesday, October 25th as we explore these topics and more during our second discussion event in the WWI and America programming series. WWI and America is a two-year initiative coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into the war in 1917. The project is sponsored by Library of America with generous financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The purpose of WWI and America is to provide scholar-moderated opportunities for those who served in more recent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to bring their experiences to bear on historical events and texts and to illuminate for a wide audience the lasting legacies of World War I, and the similarities and differences between past and present.

The first of these opportunities took place Thursday, September 28. Attendees heard from three veterans who shared how their experiences compared and contrasted with those who experienced World War One. On Wednesday, October 25 at 6:30pm in the Harry S. Downs Center for Education, room 101, we bring together another group of veterans and scholars to explore the themes of “The Home Front” and “American Women at War”. Discussions will be sparked by selected readings from the WWI & America project reader.The grant also includes a copy of World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It, a collection of writings and speeches by soldiers, nurses, activists, and others who experienced the War. This resource is available in the Clayton State Library at the Circulation & Reserves Desk on the lower level and online. Discussion event attendees are encouraged to read the themed selections prior to the event. Find the selected readings on the event website.

All WWI & America programming offered by the Clayton State Library is free and open to the public. Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to attend. Faculty are encouraged to offer credit for attendance or related special assignments. The library will feature resources to supplement student research into the topics covered during the events.

For more information about these events and to stay up to date with future WWI & America programming, please visit http://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica or contact Erin Nagel at (678) 466-4330 or ErinNagel@clayton.edu.

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit http://wwiamerica.org.

Trial: Adam Matthew Digital Collections

We have trial access for several collections from Adam Matthew Digital specializing in online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences until 11/8/17 . We invite you to use these resources during the trial period and provide us with feedback by sending your comments to http://clayton.libwizard.com/feedback. The trial access is limited to on campus use only and PDF downloads are not permitted.

  1. African American Communities
    Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this collection presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity. Also featured is a rich selection of visual material, including photographs, maps and ephemera.
  2. First World War
    The First World War portal presents rich and varied primary source documents on the personal experiences of men and women, recruitment, the development and dissemination of various forms of propaganda, women’s war work, the Home Front and a broad array of international perspectives. The wealth of original documents include: personal narratives, diaries, newspapers, posters, postcards, photographs, printed books, military and government files, ephemera, artwork, personal artifacts and film.
  3. Medical Services and Warfare
    Explore multiple perspectives on the history of injury, treatment and disease on the front line. Chart scientific advances through hospital records, medical reports and first-hand accounts, and discover the evidence of how war shaped medical practice across the centuries.
  4. Popular Medicine in America
    The material covers popular trends such as phrenology, herbal medicine and hydrotherapy, and documents the rise of widespread advertising by commercial manufacturers of medical aids. Explore an array of printed sources, including rare books, pamphlets, trade cards, and visually-rich advertising ephemera.
  5. Race Relations in America
    Sourced from the records of the Race Relations Department of the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries, housed at the Amistad Research Center in New Orleans, this resource provides access to a wealth of documents highlighting different responses to the challenges of overcoming prejudice, segregation and racial tensions. These range from survey material, including interviews and statistics, to educational pamphlets, administrative correspondence, and photographs and speeches from the Annual Race Relations Institutes.

Trials @ the Clayton State Library – request a trial for a resource or access other trials

October Featured Resource: Native American Archives

Native American Archives collection provides more than 1.8 million pages of original historical documents pertaining to Native American history and life from the 18th through the 20th century. The collection is made possible in collaboration with the National Archives and Allen County Library.

Highlights of the collection are:

  • Dawes Packets containing original applications for tribal enrollments
  • Eastern Cherokee Applications of the U.S. Court of Claims (1906-1909)
  • The Guion Miller Rolls
  • Indian Census Rolls (1885-1940)
  • Ratified Indian Treaties dating back to 1722
  • Records of the Cherokee Indian Agency in Tennessee (1801-1835)
  • Series of Enrollment Cards (1898-1914)

WWI & America – Veterans Panel discussion

We are pleased to announce that the Library has received a grant to participate in programming in support of WWI and America, a two-year initiative coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into the war in 1917. The project is sponsored by Library of America with generous financial support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The purpose of WWI and America is to provide scholar-moderated opportunities for those who served in more recent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan to bring their experiences to bear on historical events and texts and to illuminate for a wide audience the lasting legacies of World War I, and the similarities and differences between past and present.

The first of these opportunities takes place Thursday, September 28 at 6:30pm in the Harry S. Downs Center for Continuing Education, room 101. (Building 11 on this map.) Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from and engage in a facilitated discussion with a panel of veterans. The selected themes for Thursday’s event are “Why Fight?,” “Race and WWI,” and “America on the World Stage.” Selected readings for each theme are available on the event website. The grant also includes a copy of World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It, a collection of writings and speeches by soldiers, nurses, activists, and others who experienced the War. This resource is available in the Clayton State Library at the Circulation & Reserves Desk on the lower level and online. Discussion event attendees are encouraged to read the themed selections prior to the event.

“We are pleased to receive this grant from Library of America and the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide programming around these historical sources. We hope participants will be inspired to further explore the impact of war on America throughout history, the present, and into the future,” said Gordon Baker, Dean of Libraries.

All WWI & America programming offered by the Clayton State Library is free and open to the public. Veterans and non-veterans alike are welcome to attend. Faculty are encouraged to offer credit for attendance or related special assignments. The library will feature resources to supplement student research into the topics covered during the events.

For more information about these events and to stay up to date with future WWI & America programming, please visit http://clayton.libguides.com/wwiamerica or contact Erin Nagel at (678) 466-4330 or ErinNagel@clayton.edu.

This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit http://wwiamerica.org.

September Featured Resource: World News Digest

World News Digest is an archival record of domestic and international news since November 1940. It covers major political, social, and economic events, including elections, wars and conflicts, and government and civics information. Maps and charts are included, as are graphs, historic photographs, and story indexes by decade, country, and topic.

Features:

  • Timely, hot-button events of the week, linking to a wide range of editorially curated content about each event
  • Ahead in Time and Back in Time links follow a chronological chain of coverage on numerous events, people, countries, and topics
  • Special Feature puts an important contemporary subject into historical context and organizes links to relevant material
  • Key background information: primary source documents, profiles of newsmakers, countries, and issues
  • Carefully curated videos and news graphics embedded into coverage of today’s latest developments
  • Searchable news feed, updated hourly
  • Statistics: health & vital statistics; consumer information; nations of the world; U.S. facts & history; U.S. cities, states & population; sports; personalities, arts & media
  • Newspaper editorials and editorial cartoons with discussion questions

August Featured Resource: ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect is a full-text scientific database offering journal articles from fields of science, covering scientific, technical, and medical (STM) and the social sciences research. You can set up alerts to notify you of new articles related to a specific search, new volume issues of specific journals, or new articles or publications related to a specific topic.

Researchers have access to content from the following titles:

  • AJIC – American Journal of Infection Control
  • American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Applied Nursing Research
  • Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Dental Abstracts
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series B
  • Journal of Emergency Nursing
  • Journal of Pediatric Health Care
  • Journal of Professional Nursing
  • Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nursing Outlook
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
  • The Journal of Academic Librarianship
  • The Journal of Pediatrics
  • The Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Dental Clinics of North America
  • Medical Clinics of North America
  • Nursing Clinics of North America
  • Orthopedic Clinics of North America
  • Pediatric Clinics of North America
  • Surgical Clinics of North America

The advanced search feature allows you to limit your results to content from subscribed publications and open access articles. Use Interlibrary Loan to request an electronic copy of an article not available full-text.

CINAHL Nursing and Allied Health Database Upgrade.

The health science database CINAHL Plus with Full Text from EBSCOhost has been a favorite of students in the College of Health for years.  Recently the Clayton State University Library opted to upgrade our CINAHL subscription to the “Complete” version to help meet the research needs of Clayton State students and faculty, particularly those in the health sciences programs.

The curriculum requirements for students in the College of Health include learning to find current, peer reviewed, journal articles for projects, papers, and real-world decision making.  One example is NURS 4100: Nursing Research, a required course for all Nursing majors.  NURS 4100 students conduct literature reviews to address a research question relevant to nursing.  At the end of the semester they share their findings as a poster presentation. Recent, peer reviewed journal articles provide the foundation for their research.

Students in HCMG 4901: Applied Research work together in teams to address real-world problems for health administrators in the Atlanta area.  The need for quality peer-reviewed journal articles to support a team’s recommendations is urgent considering the fact that their work could have real implications for real people.

CINAHL Complete Graphic

CINAHL Complete significantly increases the Clayton State University community’s access to health-related journal articles.  We offer students and faculty a number of excellent journal article databases in the health sciences.  Here are a few of the most popular along with some facts about CINAHL Complete’s journal coverage:

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)
Health and Medical Collection (ProQuest)
MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCO)
Nursing and Allied Health Database (ProQuest)
Ovid Nursing and Allied Health Journals (OVID)

CINAHL Complete includes 5448 total journals indexed, 1450 full text journals, and coverage from 1937 to present.