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Spring 2014 lockers available

Monday, January 13th, 2014 by aranas
Posted in Access Services, General, Library's Home page

Spring 2014 Lockers Available to Graduate Students!

Mullen Library will be offering a limited number of lockers to all graduate-level students for the Spring 2014 semester. Please note the following schedule and come by the Circulation Desk to check out a locker key

Monday January 13, 2014:
Lockers will be made to all graduate-level students. First come, first serve

Saturday May 10, 201:
All lockers must be cleared out and keys returned to the Circulation Desk Note: lockers cannot be renewed

Questions? Please contact Mullen Library’s Circulation Desk (202-319-5060)

Meghan Gates named as 2013 Belanger awardee

Friday, January 10th, 2014 by Stephen Connaghan
Posted in General, Library's Home page

Meghan Gates, Stacks Inventory Project Manager, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2013.

Ed Belanger worked for the Libraries for over 40 years before retiring in 2002 as our business manager. His service and dedication to his fellow staff was extraordinary; and he is one of the most positive, up-beat, and good natured people you will ever meet. After his retirement, his children made a donation to the Libraries for the creation of an award in his honor.

Each year the Libraries select a staff member of the year who not only contributes outstanding service to the library but also shares Ed’s good nature. Our recent practice has been for the past honorees to serve as the award committee, selecting from among nominations submitted by library staff.

Excerpted from one nomination:

Meghan exemplifies the attributes recognized by the award. She is committed to high quality work–especially in the service aspects of her work–being mindful of how her work affects both colleagues and patrons. She does this all with great dedication and an extremely positive attitude and cheerful enthusiasm. She always serves as a strong ambassador for the Libraries.


Revised Finding Aid for Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact

Friday, January 10th, 2014 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

The Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact comic book collection now has a revised finding aid/guide that includes links to online PDF scans for the years 1964-1972, which had not previously been available.

New Database: Alberti Magni Opera Omnia

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Humanities, Library's Home page, Religious Studies

Courtesy of Wikipedia Creative Commons

Mullen Library welcomes you to view our newest database: Alberti Magni Opera Omnia. This is the critical edition of the works of St. Albert the Great (Alberti Magni Opera Omnia, Editio Coloniensis). Once completed, the final database will contain the 41 volumes of the print edition.

The entire text is searchable and you can add your own notes too.

Press Release Highlights Mother Teresas Collections in Archives

Thursday, December 12th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

CUA Public Affairs press release highlights two Mother Teresa related collections in Archives.

Christmas Stories with Ron Burgundy

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 by Russell, Samuel
Posted in Library's Home page, Religious Studies

As we approach the end of the semester, we would like to invite you to check out some of our popular reading material for reading on your Christmas vacation. We have a great selection of material for you to browse through.

Some of our newest titles are listed below. Hold your cursor over the Title to see a short description of the book, or click to view the catalog record. The status of the book is shown beside the call number.

Title Author Status
Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings Burgundy, Ron
Candlelight Christmas No. 10 (The Lakeshore Chronicles) Wiggs, Susan
Men Who United the States, The: America’s Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible Winchester, Simon
A Seaside Christmas Woods, Sherryl
Silent Night: A Spenser Holiday Novel Parker, Robert B. & Brann, Helen
Starry Night: A Christmas Novel Macomber, Debbie
The Right Path: From Ike to Reagan, How Republicans Once Mastered Politics–and Can Again Scarborough, Joe
Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football Dawidoff, Nicholas
Doctor Sleep King, Stephen
Actors Anonymous Franco, James
Where the Moon Isn’t Filer, Nathan
Blind Justice Perry, Anne
The Maid’s Version Woodrell, Daniel
Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution Vogelstein, Fred

Looking for more options? You can always see a full list of our Popular Reading books in the catalog, by searching under keyword, “CUA Popular Reading.” Happy reading!

Fun fact for the day: “The Oliveira Lima Library is a collection of books, manuscripts, pamphlets, maps, photographs and works of art that is dedicated to the history and culture of Portugal and Brazil. The original collection of 40,000 volumes was the personal library of the Brazilian diplomat, historian and journalist Manoel de Oliveira Lima (1867–1928).

The library holds 60,000 printed works—including books, serials, pamphlets, maps and broadsides—as well as more than 700 manuscripts. Among the strengths of the collection are Portuguese chronicles from the age of exploration; the history of the religious orders in the Portuguese world, especially works by and about Jesuits; the social, cultural and diplomatic history of 19th-century Portugal and Brazil; and the complete works of a wide range of Portuguese and Brazilian writers. The library also houses the Oliveira Lima Family Papers, comprising letters from more than 1,400 correspondents, including the leading Portuguese and Brazilian writers of Oliveira Lima’s day; 60 volumes of scrapbooks containing Oliveira Lima’s journalistic writings; and a distinguished collection of artworks, maps and 19th- and early 20th-century photographs. Although its focus is the Portuguese world, especially Brazil, the collection also includes materials for the study of Asia, Africa, India, and other parts of Latin America.”

Check out the Oliviera Lima Library located inside Mullen Library.

Finding Aid/Guide to Co-Workers of Mother Teresa in America

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New Finding Aid/Collection Guide to the records of the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa in America. Inspired by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, the American Co-Workers were inaugurated in New York City in 1971 as an affiliate to the Missionaries. Membership was ecumenical and efforts focused on administering to the poor in areas where the Missionaries of Charity were not present. This one relates closely to another collection, Eileen Egan’s Mother Teresa Collection.

Finding Aid/Guide to Lois Schmidt Collection

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/collection guide for the collection of CUA Alum Lois G. Schmidt.

Finding aid/guide for papers of Bishop Charles W. Currier

Monday, November 25th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid, collection guide for the papers of Bishop Charles W. Currier. He was a colorful figure, born in the West Indies to US and Dutch parents and affiliated with both NY and DC. He was a prolific writer and speaker once accursed of plagiarism by Lew Wallace (author of Ben Hur, gov of NM who hunted Billy the Kid, and Union General). Currier was also a great advocate of rights for Indians and a proponent of Pan Americanism. He served briefly as Bishop of Matanzas in Cuba.

Finding aid/guide to Clarence C. Walton Papers

Monday, November 25th, 2013 by William J. Shepherd
Posted in Library's Home page, University Archives

New finding aid/collection guide available for the papers of Clarence C. Walton, first lay president of The Catholic University of America, 1969-1978, and noted educator.  Thanks to R. Moore.