Archive for August, 2010

New Faculty

Two new faces on the Library faculty are Andrew Bregar and Lyneen Doucet. Both came to the Library last year in a part-time capacity, mainly covering nights and weekends at the Reference Desk.
This year, Andrew Bregar will be serving as Visiting Instructor and has taken over as the Library’s Instruction Coordinator. Call Andrew at 549-2363 to schedule classroom library instruction for your students.
Lyneen Doucet will be providing one-on-one research help to students at the library’s reference desk many nights and weekends and also assisting with Interlibrary Loan. She will be putting her Master’s in Social Work degree to use by acting as liaison to the SW Department.
We welcome them both and hope you get a chance to meet them at the Library!

August 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm 1 comment

Renovation Update

The Library renovation is moving at a quick pace this semester. The changes are now obvious from the out-side and even more evident from the inside! The entire project is still scheduled to be completed around February 2011. Milestones you can expect during the Fall semester include:
-Sidewalk and new stairs on East side of Library will be finished.
-Bookshelves will be constructed inside the library tower floors.
-Books will be moved from Wing to Tower
-Abatement and demolition begins in Library Wing
-Furniture samples arrive.
Throughout the fall semester, we continue to provide updates on our webpage and by email regarding the progress of the renovation.

August 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

University Archives Participates in Hispanic Heritage Month Events

9/16 – Revolucionarios/Revolutionaries Panel Discussion-OUC Ballroom 6pm-8pm Celebration of Mexican Independence Day high-lighting the historical contributions of revolutionaries and of those involved in the Civil Rights Movement in Pueblo, Colorado

9/29 – Chicano Veterans at War 6pm-8pm, at the Vietnam War Memorial, Admin/Visitor’s Parking lot.

10/11- Dia de la Raza Location to be determined.

10/18 – Movie: La Raza de Colorado 12pm in the OUC Diversity Resource Center

10/20 – La Raza de Colorado: Panel Discussion 12pm in the OUC Diversity Resource Center-speakers to be announced.

August 23, 2010 at 2:38 pm Leave a comment

Library Merges Catalog with CSU Fort Collins

Over the summer 2010, library faculty and staff at both Pueblo and Fort Collins have been busy planning and implementing the merging of our catalogs. Now, when visitors to the library’s website click on Library Catalog, they will be searching a new catalog interface, which provides a different look and feel as well as increased functionality. As in the past, library patrons will be able to search for books, journals, DVDs, government documents and more using the catalog.
Initially, searches entered at CSU-Pueblo campus will default to CSU-Pueblo
resources. However, patrons will be able to use a simple dropdown menu to expand the search to include both CSU-Pueblo and CSU–Fort Collins resources in one search.
The regular checkout period for books from either Library’s collection will be 4 weeks. CSU-Pueblo faculty, staff and graduate students will also be extended CSU Fort Collins faculty borrowing privileges which includes a 6 month borrowing period for books.
Patrons will still use the new catalog to locate and request items in the Library’s stored collection. Library staff will continue to pull items several times per day for pickup in the OUC Un-derground Library Circulation Desk.
One change is that patrons will be required to create a pin of their choosing to control their requests and renewals.

August 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm Leave a comment

Library Adds New Resources

We Are Expanding Our Online Resources!!!
Over the summer, the library has expanded our electronic resources in most of the academic disciplines. We have added new databases, new packages, and new electronic journals to our collections and will be adding even more in the com-ing weeks! The following is a list of new resources:

JSTOR IV Collection – This collection includes journals which have a strong fo-cus on business, education, psychology, law, public policy, and administration.

JSTOR VI Collection – This collection strengthens our social sciences area by focusing on education, linguistics, econom-ics and political science.

RIA Checkpoint Tax Database – This database is a comprehensive review of federal, state, and international tax infor-mation.

Salem Health, History, and Literature Databases – These comprehensive reference databases provide quick and easy guides to information in their respective disciplines.

Credo – We have added new titles such as Pop Culture Latin America and the Human Body Book: An Illustrated Guide to this ref-erence database that covers all disciplines.

Lexis Nexis Congressional Hearings Database – This database is used for retriev-ing congressional materials and legislative histories by accessing abstracts, titles, index-ing information and other bibliographic data.

Proquest Aquatic, Atmospheric, and Environmental Databases – These three databases provide full text journal articles as well as deep indexing into other science data-bases.

Journal of Business Valuation – The first and only peer-reviewed academic journal in the increasingly important field of busi-ness valuation studies.

Nursing Science Quarterly – Only Nursing Science Quarterly publishes original manuscripts focusing on nursing theory development, nursing theory-based practice and quantitative and qualitative research related to existing nursing frameworks.

In the coming weeks look for the library to add JSTOR Life Sciences, the largest collection that exists in that database. It spans disciplines in the health, biology, and general science areas. We will also be adding our Biosis Preview back files, which examine life sciences and bio-medical research from journals, meet-ings, patents, and books. We will also be doing some trials with different elec-tronic book collections so watch for those on our library home page!

August 23, 2010 at 2:09 pm Leave a comment

Name the Coffee Shop

We need help thinking of a name for the new Coffee Shop in the renovated Academic Resources Building (aka Library). Any ideas?

Unfortunately, we need to choose a name by next week, so we would LOVE to hear from you. Can we get this out there and go viral?

Comment your suggestions here or email them to or join our discussion on Facebook (

August 5, 2010 at 8:37 am Leave a comment

Library Faculty Publication: Sandy Hudock, Head of Public Services

“Animating Our Selves: The ‘Irreducible Multiplicity’ and Humans” by Sandy Hudock, Head of Public Services, was published in the July 2010 issue of The Journal of Ecocriticism. The article may be accessed online here.

Congratulations Sandy!

August 4, 2010 at 11:49 am Leave a comment


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