Charito-Grace Antiporda named 2016 Belanger awardee

Charito-Grace Antiporda, Collection Management Assistant, has been selected as the recipient of the Edward J. Belanger Jr. Staff Award for Excellence in Service for 2016.

One colleague nominated Charito saying:

… outside of being a dedicated and hard-working employee, [she] is a wonderful person. She never fails to come to work with a smile and good attitude. She remembers every birthday, every anniversary, and every happy occasion and will, unfailing, congratulate you on any good news in your life.

Another said:

I have worked with [her] for more than 25 years. She is a pleasure to work with and has a positive attitude at all times. I have seen her so many days working late, and when I ask her why she was still there, she would reply to me that she had to finish what she was doing. …

I have seen her taking so many responsibilities within her department [as times change]… and she is an expert in all of them….

[She is ] the one person who remembers pretty much every library staff’s birthday…. There were days that I forgot my own birthday and she had to remind me.

Ed Belanger worked for the university for over 40 years before retiring in 2002 as the Libraries’ 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. Past honorees serve as the award committee, selecting from among nominations submitted by library staff.

News & Events: April 11, 2016

12931066_10100184396235769_5788830788809834596_nONGOING TRIALS – The University Libraries has two ongoing trials:

  • The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall is available through April 14. The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall video streams classical music concerts to your tablet, smartphone, smartTV or PC. Some events are also streamed live. The sound quality is similar to that of a CD and the picture quality similar to HD television. To access the trial, visit https://www.digitalconcerthall.com from any campus computer and follow the steps to create a free account. Please provide any feedback to Thad Garrett at garrettt@cua.edu.
  • Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is available through May 4. Each issue in the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is presented in its entirety, including the front and back covers and its high-quality photo spreads. All articles and advertisements have been indexed with subject terms to allow users to find relevant results quickly, as well as research and analyze trends in topics and advertising materials. With over 90 years’ worth of issues available, the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is a valuable resource for everyday design enthusiasts, researchers of architecture and interior design and those interested in the history of business, advertising and popular culture. To access the trial, visit http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ada. Please provide any feedback to Anne Marie Hules at hules@cua.edu.

SCI-FI CLASSICS FILM SERIES – One film remains in the University Libraries’ three-part film series featuring science fiction classics. Join us  in the May Gallery Wednesday, April 20 at 7 pm for Solaris, the brilliantly original 1972 Soviet film that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself. Popcorn and soft drinks are provided! The film can be viewed anytime from Kanopy Streaming. To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please call Joan Stahl at 202-319-6473 or email stahlj@cua.edu.

WRITING CENTER IN MULLEN – Did you know that the Writing Center holds satellite hours in Mullen Library? On Wednesdays from 5-8pm and Saturdays from 11am-2pm, stop by the Mullen lobby for one-on-one help with your written assignments. To read more about what support the Writing Center provides and to see their full hours at other locations, go to http://english.cua.edu/wc/.

HELP AVAILABLE – We’re here to help connect you to the information and resources you need!

News & Events: March 14, 2016

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

NEW TRIAL – The University Libraries has a trial for The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall through April 14. The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall video streams classical music concerts to your tablet, smartphone, smartTV or PC. Some events are also streamed live. The sound quality is similar to that of a CD and the picture quality similar to HD television. To access the trial, visit https://www.digitalconcerthall.com from any campus computer and follow the steps to create a free account. Please provide any feedback to Thad Garrett at garrettt@cua.edu.

ONGOING TRIAL – The University Libraries has a trial for Architectural Digest Magazine Archive through May 4. Each issue in the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is presented in its entirety, including the front and back covers and its high-quality photo spreads. All articles and advertisements have been indexed with subject terms to allow users to find relevant results quickly, as well as research and analyze trends in topics and advertising materials. With over 90 years’ worth of issues available, the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is a valuable resource for everyday design enthusiasts, researchers of architecture and interior design and those interested in the history of business, advertising and popular culture. To access the trial, visit http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ada. Please provide any feedback to Anne Marie Hules at hules@cua.edu.

IRISH NATIONALISM EXHIBIT  – To mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland, University Libraries will be presenting the exhibit “Sworn to Be Free: Irish Nationalism, 1860-1921.” On view in the May Gallery March – May 2016, this exhibit spotlights the many threads of Irish Nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that are preserved in the University Libraries’ collections. For questions or accommodations, contact Katherine Santa Ana at santaana@cua.edu.

SCI-FI CLASSICS FILM SERIES – Two films remain in the University Libraries’ three-part film series featuring science fiction classics. Join us  in the May Gallery the following Wednesdays at 7 pm for popcorn, soft drinks, and vintage cinematic wonder!

  • March 30: The Blob (1958) – cult classic of gooey greatness… helped launch the careers of Steve McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film’s many unexpected pleasures
  • April 20Solaris (1972) – a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself

All films are available from Kanopy Streaming. To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please call Joan Stahl at 202-319-6473 or email stahlj@cua.edu.

 

News & Events: December 7, 2015

COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE FOR FINALS – From December 12 through December 18, free coffee will be available in Mullen Lobby. Stop by for an extra boost to get through the week!

NEED RESEARCH HELP? – Have a research assignment due, but not sure how to use the library to find the information you need? Contact your liaison librarian–a librarian with special knowledge of the resources available in your subject area. For a complete list of liaison librarians, visit http://libraries.cua.edu/about/subjlibs.cfm. For quick questions, visit or call the Information Desk at 202-319-5070 or use Ask a Librarian IM service.

MUSIC LIBRARY SALE – This Wednesday and Thursday, December 9 and 10, from 10 am to 4 pm, the Music Library will hold a sale of books, scores, and CDs. Many items are in excellent condition–some CDs unopened! Stop by the lower lobby of Ward Hall to pick up a gift or two for the music lover on your list!

ONGOING TRIALS

SocINDEX – The University Libraries has a trial to the SocINDEX database through 1/20/16. To access the trial, go to http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=snh. This link will work on and off campus. The database is also in the A-Z list, and is under the Social Sciences and Social Work Databases category. Description of the database from https://www.ebscohost.com/academic/socindex: This trusted database features more than 2.4 million records with subject headings from a 29,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and lexicographers and contains abstracts for more than 1,500 core coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, SocINDEX provides data mined from nearly 420 priority coverage journals as well as over 2,900 selective coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources is included. Searchable cited references are also provided. Please provide feedback to Kevin Gunn, Coordinator of Religious Studies and Humanities Services and Interim Sociology Librarian, atgunn@cua.edu.

DynaMed – The University Libraries has a trial to the DynaMed database through 1/15/16. To access the trial, go to http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=dynamed. This link will work on and off campus. The database is also in the A-Z list, and is under the Nursing/Health Science Databases category. Description of the database from https://health.ebsco.com/products/dynamedDynaMed is a clinical information resource used by physicians to answer clinical questions quickly and easily at the point of care. It includes thousands of topics that provide clinicians and educators with the evidence-based information they need to make informed decisions. Topics are updated daily as new evidence becomes available. Please provide feedback to Linda Todd, Life Sciences Librarian, at todd@cua.edu

News & Events: November 16, 2015

Picture1FOOD FOR FINES – From Monday, November 16 through Monday, November 30, for each nonperishable food item donated at Mullen Library, get $1 off outstanding fines!* Donations will benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. Part of CUA Campus Ministries’ Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 14-22. *CUA overdue fines only; lost item replacement fees and other WRLC fines not eligible.

THANKSGIVING HOURS – In observance of Thanksgiving, Mullen Library will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 24 and remain closed through Friday, November 27. Mullen will be open on Saturday, November 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Normal hours will resume Sunday, November 29. For full hours, including campus libraries, please visit http://libraries.cua.edu/about/hours.cfm.

ONGOING TRIALS – Two trials are in progress. Give them a try and let us know what you think!

DynaMed – The University Libraries has a trial to the DynaMed database through 1/15/16. To access the trial, go to http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=dynamed. This link will work on and off campus. The database is also in the A-Z list, and is under the Nursing/Health Science Databases category. Description of the database from https://health.ebsco.com/products/dynamedDynaMed is a clinical information resource used by physicians to answer clinical questions quickly and easily at the point of care. It includes thousands of topics that provide clinicians and educators with the evidence-based information they need to make informed decisions. Topics are updated daily as new evidence becomes available. Please provide feedback to Linda Todd, Life Sciences Librarian, at todd@cua.edu

LAST WEEK – MusicalTheaterSongs.com – The University Libraries has a one-month trial subscription to MusicalTheaterSongs.com through 11/19. To access the trial, go to http://proxycu.wrlc.org/login?url=http://musicaltheatersongs.com (using this link allows for both on- and off-campus access). MusicalTheaterSongs.com is a tool that searches musical theater repertoire based on voice type, age, tempo, key, and much more. Links are provided to find recordings and sheet music. Please send feedback to Thad Garrett, Instruction and Marketing Librarian, at garrettt@cua.edu.

Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Where is it?

University communities add to open access scholarship by building their own institutional repositories. During Open Access Week 2015, CUA University Libraries hosted Terry Owen, Digital Scholarship Librarian at University of Maryland Libraries.  Mr. Owen shared the history and experiences of building DRUM, the institutional repository at UMD. See the presentation here.

Kevin Gunn, CUA Coordinator of Religious Studies and Humanities Services, writes about the event at Open Access and Institutional Repositories: the DRUM Experience.

CUA Libraries institutional repository can be found at Digital Collections.

Please join us for our next Open Access event!

Oct. 28 @ 6:30 pm—Scholarly Publishing & the Open Access Ecosystem (Busboys & Poets)

Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Grades & Shades of OA

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CUA hosted Dr. Steven Lerman, Provost and Geneva Henry, University Librarian from George Washington University today as keynote speakers on Open Access. Kevin B. Gunn, CUA Coordinator of Religious Studies and Humanities Services wrote about the presentation and conversation in his blog, Open Access and Faculty Acceptance.

Ms. Henry provided a succinct overview of a complicated topic and reminded us to know the grades – the spectrum – of open access models; and the shades of open access – Gold OA (delivered by journals) and Green OA (delivered by self-archiving in repositories.)

Open Access (book) by Peter Suber
Yes, it’s Open Access!

SHADES OF OPEN ACCESS

  • GOLD Open Access
  • Journals make articles available at the time of publication
  • A variety of payment models
  • Some gold journals are for profit, others are non-profit
  • GREEN Open Access
  • Repositories that make published articles openly available
  • University open access policies are green
  • Requires permission from publishers, but most permit green OA
  • Increased readership and more citations

For more on Gold OA & Green OA see Open Access by Peter Suber (section 3.1.)

Please join us for the next two events on Open Access!

Oct. 20 @ 4 pm—Institutional Repositories (Mullen Library, May Gallery)
Oct. 28 @ 6:30 pm—Scholarly Publishing & the Open Access Ecosystem (Busboys & Poets)

All events are free and open for everyone to attend!

Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Link Rot

Libraries care about “discovery” and usage statistics to justify the high costs of scholarly resources.  Libraries also deeply care that these scholarly resources can be discovered and used for generations to come. The Internet has made the art of curation much more complex. CUA Archivists have elegantly written about their new dark arts of digital curation:

Last week the topic here was persistent identifiers and all the players in the scholarly ecosystem. This week we reiterate why this is important, as we look at scholarly products. Continue reading “Digital Scholarship @ CUA: Link Rot”

News & Events: June 8, 2015

wifi-304693_640Upcoming Network Outage – Network maintenance will be performed from 8 p.m. Saturday, June 20, to 4 a.m. Sunday, June 21, resulting in an outage campuswide for both wired and wireless connections. You will still be able to connect to Internet sites through your cellular service or connect to local servers that reside on campus. During this brief outage, the following resources should remain available:

SearchBox for articles, books and more: http://cua.summon.serialssolutions.com
WRLC Classic Catalog: http://catalog.wrlc.org/search/index.php
Database lists: http://guides.lib.cua.edu/databasecategory
Research guides: http://guides.lib.cua.edu/
My Library Account: http://www.aladin.wrlc.org/Z-WEB/PATPage?req=main

Popular Reading – Want to find some good recreational reading for the summer? Check out our Popular Readingcollection on the north end of the lobby of Mullen Library. Any faculty, staff, or student registered for summer or fall courses has borrowing privileges during the summer.

lynda.com  – Why not take advantage of the online learning video library at lynda.com during the summer break? Hit the ground running in the fall with courses on graphic design, time management, presentation skills, and so much more. Visit our lynda.com page to get started!

Streaming Audio – Did you know that CUA has a subscription to the Naxos Music Library? Log in to enjoy over 1.6 million tracks of classical, jazz, and world music. Want to listen on the go? Download the easy-to-use NML mobile app!

News & Events: April 27, 2015

Mergent Online GraphicNEW RESOURCES – The University Libraries is excited to now provide access to the following resources:

  • Mergent Archives – Provides online access to the vast archive of corporate and industry related documents covering over 100 countries and industries. Contains historical annual reports dating back to the early 1900s, digital copies of the printed volumes of Moody’s/Mergent Manuals , historical industry reports, Ford Equity Research Reports, D&B Country Reports and Country Insight Reports, Hoover’s Historical Collection of Handbooks, D&B Million Dollar Directory dating back to 1959, and the D&B Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios Archive.
  • Key Business Ratios – This powerful tool lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from D&B®’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.
  • Mergent First Research – First Research provides industry profiles covering over 900 industry segments. Updated on a quarterly basis First Research industry profiles contain critical analysis, statistics and forecasts.
  • Mergent Intellect – Mergent Intellect, formerly Hoover’s, includes information on both public and private U.S. companies, Canadian companies, and international companies.

Subject Librarians – Please note that there have been several changes to our subject librarians. Please visit this page to see a list of current subject librarians.

Mullen Open 24 Hours -Mullen Library will be open around the clock for CUA students May 3 – 7 for final exam studying.

Graduating this May? – If you will be graduating this semester, please make sure your library account is in good standing before May 15. You may do this by logging into My Library Account to check for any outstanding library loans or unpaid fines. Unpaid fines or overdue items will result in a hold on your account and prevent graduation. If you have any questions regarding your library account, please call Access Services at 202-319-5060.