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
Attention all anime and manga fans! With the assistance of the Jamestown Campus Anime Club and funding from Katherine Jackson Carnahan Foundation, we have added classic and popular anime and manga titles to the Hultquist Library collection. We hope that you and our future patrons will enjoy the following titles:
- From Up on Poppy Hill
- Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
- Ninja Scroll
- Perfect Blue
- Princess Mononoke
- The Secret World of Arrietty
- Spirited Away
- The Wind Rises
- Wolf Children
If you are a first-time anime watcher, I definitely suggest these titles to get you started. If you prefer family-friendly titles, I recommend Studio Ghibli titles, such as Ponyo or The Secret World of Arrietty. If you would prefer to watch anime with adult content Akira, Perfect Blue, or Ninja Scroll would be more up your alley.
- Attack on Titan, Colossal Edition (Vol. 1-5)
- D Gray-man (Vol. 1-15)
- Death Note (complete set)
- Fullmetal Alchemist (complete set)
- One Piece (Vol. 1-46)
- Ouran High School Host Club (complete set)
- Vampire Knight (complete set)
Vampire Knights was one of the manga series that was recommended by the Anime Club, so I decided to give it a try. This series is about Cross Academy, an elite boarding school that has two classes: the Day Class and the Night Class. Guardians Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu keep the peace and make sure that the Day Class students never finds out that the Night Class students are vampires. This series premiered in 2005 and ended in 2013 with a total of 19 volumes. If you enjoy reading about vampires, love triangles, and interesting plot twists, this is a good series for you!
Keep an eye on our Anime, Graphic Novels, and Manga LibGuide for new titles as they come in.
Please feel free to recommend new titles for us to purchase. We are always glad to receive feedback from our students, faculty, staff, and community members.
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One of the most valuable skills you can learn as a college student is how to locate and evaluate information - and your library is THE place for information! LIB1500 Library Research Skills will help to give you ownership of the library’s research tools, and make you confident about finding the information you will need to complete your assignments. LIB1500 is a 5 week, 1 credit class running on the Jamestown campus, February 19 - March 24, 2015. Sign up today!
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Are you a music major? Do you love music? Do you enjoy reading and learning about music?
Then you should come take a look at the Hultquist Library’s collection of music periodicals! We have a great variety of music and entertainment-themed magazines available for check out. Here are a few titles to get you started!
Alternative Press- This magazine is all about alternative rock. Inside you will find information about alternative bands, band interviews, photos, information on upcoming releases, and music charts.
Billboard - This magazine includes information on popular music of all different genres. This includes articles on up and coming musicians, musical legends, music producers, current albums, musical award shows, and musical charts.
Guitar Player - This publication is up to date on everything you need to know about acoustic and electric guitars in different styles. This includes articles on technique, equipment reviews, song samples (sheet music), and artist interviews.
Keyboard - Similar to Guitar Player, Keyboard offers articles on new equipment, keyboarding techniques, famous pianists, and some sheet music perfect for the keyboard (or piano).
Rolling Stone - This magazine focuses on popular culture. In it you will find music reviews, movie reviews and articles on pop culture entertainers.
If you are interested in any of these titles, or are interested in finding out what other magazines the library has to offer, you can find them in the Current Periodicals section of the library which is located right next to the Reference section. Enjoy!
Next Monday we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is a time for reflection not just on Dr. King’s legacy but on the history of civil rights and human rights all over the world. Recent events in our country and around the globe remind us that people are still struggling to achieve freedom and equality. To find out more on this topic, take a look at some of the resources available from the JCC Libraries:
March, a graphic novel by civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis, describes events leading to the historic 1963 March on Washington and the 1965 Selma-Montgomery March. Call Number: E840.8.L43 L48 2013 from the Hultquist Library.
Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom is a motion picture about the late Nelson Mandela based on his autobiography. Call Number: DT1949.M35 A28 1994 from the Cattaraugus County Campus Library.
Ida: A Sword Among Lions is an eBook available from the Axis360 Magic Wall (look on the library home page under Search Collections>eBooks). Before Rosa Parks became an icon of civil rights in the United States there was Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), “born to slaves in Mississippi, who began her activist career by refusing to leave a first-class ladies’ car on a Memphis railway and rose to lead the nation’s first campaign against lynching.”
For information about current issues and history pertaining to civil rights, human rights and freedom, look in the library databases (on the library home page under Search Collections):
CQ Researcher has a number of in-depth reports on global human rights issues such as Religious Repression and Human Trafficking.
Get an idea about how other countries handle human rights and social justice from the database Country Watch. Select a country from the “Quick Links” drop-down list to open a Country Review page. Look at the entries for “Human Rights” and “Freedom Rankings” under Political Overview.
There are some excellent online sources about global civil and human rights:
U.S. Department of State http://www.humanrights.gov/
United Nations http://www.un.org/en/rights/
Human Rights Watch http://www.hrw.org/
So, take some time on Monday to think about the rights and freedoms you have and then explore some of these great resources.