The temperature is finally warming up and summer is right around the corner! Whether you are a tree hugger, animal lover, or just need some summer reading material, the Hultquist Library is the place for you! We have an extensive collection of magazines and a number of them focus on nature and wildlife! Here are a few magazines you may enjoy:
Audubon is the journal of the National Audubon Society. Audubon focuses on topics related to nature and wildlife, but a special emphasis is put on the habitats and behaviors of different types of birds.
Mother Earth News is a magazine that is perfect for somebody yearning for a self-sufficient lifestyle. This magazine features articles on organic gardening, DIY projects, and renewable energy.
National Geographic features articles on geography, history, and world culture as well as animals and wildlife. Colorful, dramatic photographs fill the pages.
National Wildlife is the official publication of the National Wildlife federation, the country’s largest conservation organization. The magazine contains information on the nation’s natural resources and environment.
Outside is a publication with a large amount of information on the great outdoors. Articles include expert advice on the best places to travel and what gear and equipment may be needed for a trip.
Peta’s Animal Times is a publication from the organization PETA, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The publication features animal rights stories and vegan recipes.
These are only a few of the magazines and publications we have at the library. There are many more that can help you pass the time on lazy, hot summer days! If you are interested in learning about what more we have to offer, please stop in for a visit!
What happens during an average day in the library? Today the JCC Libraries’ staff and librarians will be taking pictures, recording your comments, and gathering statistics to find out. This is an opportunity for us to capture “one day in the life” of our libraries with photos, stories and numbers and to highlight the services we provide and the impact we have on students, staff, faculty, and community members at JCC. Tell us why you are using the library today by taking our Snapshot Day Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WBP2YLF
Library Snapshot Day is an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA).
The Hultquist Library will be participating in The Big Read and hosting a book discussion on April 15th @ noon. We will be discussing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. A LibGuide (http://sunyjcc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=663648) has been created to accompany the discussion and provide insight into the 1920s era, the work, and the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Please join us for the discussion and refreshments. Free copies of the book are available at the Hultquist Library Reference Desk.
Are you a fashion lover? Are you looking for new ways to spruce up your spring wardrobe and make up styles? The Hultquist Library offers several beauty and fashion magazines that can give you some fresh ideas! Here are a few of the magazines that we currently offer for check out.
Cosmopolitan - Along with fashion and beauty, Cosmo features articles on women’s issues, relationship advice, and health.
Glamour - This magazine offers a variety of make- up and hair tutorials, outfit ideas (the latest fashion trends!) and even some celebrity gossip!
Vanity Fair - There are plenty of advertisements for new clothes and handbags in Vanity Fair. Aside from fashion, the magazine includes in-depth articles about current events and entertainment.
Vogue - Even the title of the magazine means “style” in French! Read Vogue for hundreds of pages of up and coming fashion trends. Vogue also features interviews with your favorite celebs!
If you are interested in finding out more, visit the Hultquist Library’s current periodical section near the Reference area! Remember, you can check out three magazines at a time for up to a week.
The Hultquist Library will be hosting a Big Read book discussion of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from noon to 1 p.m. JCC English instructor, Gib Higgins, will be moderating the discussion. Refreshments will be served.
Stop by the Reference Desk at the Hultquist Library to register in advance for this event. The first 15 participants to register will receive a free copy of the book.
This event is part of the Jayhawk Journey: http://www.sunyjcc.edu/student-life/campus-life/jayhawk-journey.
For more information about the Big Read, visit: http://www.neabigread.org/books/greatgatsby/
How much do you know about the region in which you live?
The Chautauqua Lake region is one of the most beautiful in the state (at least, I think it is!) In addition to natural beauty, we have a rich history encompassing music, comedy, industry, spiritualism…interested? If you would like to learn more about your area, the JCC Libraries are a great place to start!
In 1987 the Chautauqua Room was established in the Hultquist Library at the Jamestown Campus to house a special collection made up of local history and Scandinavian Studies materials. Since then, the collection has grown to over 1000 items (http://bitly.com/chautrm).
Here are a few of the books available:
Jamestown, New York : a guide to the city and its urban landscape by Peter A. Lombardi. Call Number: NA735.B83 L66 2013 Chaut. Rm.
Remarkable women in New York State history by Helen Butterfield Engel. Call Number: CT3262.N64 R46 2013 Chaut. Rm.
Still curious? Have a look at our Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Full-Text LibGuide (http://sunyjcc.libguides.com/ccfull-text), a fantastic collection of links to digitized full-text non-fiction works with a connection to Chautauqua County, NY and Cattaraugus County, NY. There are some really interesting resources, for example, an account of a Westfield murder trial from 1844! (Analysis of the testimony on the trial of Alvin Cornell for murder and of the subsequent proof which led to the commutation of his punishment)
Whether you are a long-time resident, or a newcomer to the area, take some time to explore the area – without having to go out into the cold!
Seeking information is an essential part of your college experience whether you are writing a research paper or looking for information to satisfy your own curiosity. However, searching for valuable and relevant information online is not necessarily as easy as searching for your friend on Facebook. Learn how to effectively use a search engine like Google, locate information in the JCC Libraries’ databases, and even navigate the JCC Libraries’ catalog by registering for LIB1600 – Electronic Library Resources.
LIB1600 (5557) – Electronic Library Resources
1 credit course
April 6 – May 8, 2015