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Library website maintenance Saturday

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:06 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library website will be offline for a few hours starting at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 8. Please plan accordingly!

This downtime is necessary for maintenance updates. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

 

Schedule your READ photo session!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 17:11 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time once again for the Library's READ poster campaign! All Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, faculty and staff are invited to participate.  Each participant will receive a stock paper copy of the photo suitable for framing and gift-giving.

This spring's photo shoot will take place during the following times:

Tuesday, March 25 9-11 a.m. | noon-3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 26 10 a.m.-noon | 1-4:30 p.m.

Registration is strongly encouraged for everyone and required for groups of more than four people. Those who do not have an appointment may have longer wait times. The LOCATION for the photo shoot is the second floor TabLab, near the DVDs.

To schedule an appointment, email Kelly Bradish at kelly.bradish@fairmontstate.edu with the following information:

  • preferred time and a second choice
  • the approximate number of people in the photo
  • name of organization, if applicable

If you'd like to be photographed with your eReader or a favorite book, please bring it with you. A selection of books will be available at the shoot as well.

Questions? Contact Kelly at kelly.bradish@fairmontstate.edu or 304-333-3643.

If you're on Facebook, browse & tag photos from past Library events, including READ photos, here.

Gallery of recent READ photos

Library website maintenance Saturday

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 16:45 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library website will be offline for a few hours starting at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 1. Please plan accordingly!

This downtime is necessary for maintenance updates. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

 

Database news: BioOne outage Saturday

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 15:31 -- Kelly Bradish

BioOne has notified us of the following outage that will take place Saturday, March 1, 2014:

The BioOne website will be undergoing maintenance starting Saturday, March 1, 2014. Scheduled downtime will begin at 11 a.m. Eastern Time and may last up to 16 hours. During this time content and services on bioone.org will be unavailable. Most scheduled maintenance on BioOne is completed within four hours. However, we will be performing upgrades to network equipment that require more time than the typical 4-hour window.

Our other databases will be available during this time. Browse the list here.

Collection news: New Films on Demand titles

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:34 -- Kelly Bradish

Watch and learn with new titles from Films on Demand!

Films on Demand has added several titles from a variety of fields, including technical education, economics, social sciences, and more. Here are just a few of the new streaming films:

Civil Rights in America

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 16:27 -- Kelly Bradish

February is African American History Month. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has selected the theme "Civil Rights in America" to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

The signing of the Civil Rights Act is pictured below and in our lobby display case.

Take a look at this LibGuide with resources from the Library and elsewhere, including links to documents, video, and books in our catalog.

Additional resources can be found in video databases like Films on Demand and by searching the catalog.



LBJ Library photo by Cecil Stoughton (public domain)

Library will be closed March 11

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 16:30 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library will be closed on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 for the installation of a new HVAC unit. This is during Spring Break.

If we are notified of any changes to this planned maintenance, we will post updates here and on social media.

Our Spring Break hours are:

Friday, March 7: Closing at 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, March 8 & 9: Closed
Monday, March 10: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 11: Closed
Wednesday-Friday, March 12-14: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 15: Resume normal schedule

ALSO: The Teaching and Learning Commons/IT will be closed to walk-ins on March 11. They will be reachable by phone and email. Please call 304-367-4810 or email help@fairmontstate.edu or help@pierpont.edu.

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