Milne Library Hours for Thanksgiving Break

Milne Library will have reduced hours for Thanksgiving break, starting Wednesday, November 26. Regular hours will resume on Monday, December 1.

Thanksgiving Break

Tuesday, November 25 7:30 AM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 26 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday – Saturday November 27-29 CLOSED
Sunday, November 30 6:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Want to know more about the current economic crisis?

Check out these links:
NPR’s Planet Money blog and podcast

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ Learning Guide to understanding the current economic crisis. This guide includes links to blogs, podcasts, and bulletins from various news sources.

American Public Media’s Fallout: America’s Financial Crisis

SEC Actions During Turmoil in Credit Markets

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 from the U.S. Congress House Committee on Financial Services

Or check out some of the resources here at Milne for background information on the global financial system:
The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics ref HB61 .C647 2008

International Financial Instability : Global Banking and National Regulation HG3881 .I5763365 2007

The Age of Turbulence : Adventures in a New World HB119.G74 A3 2007

Dangerous Markets (electronic Book)

Global Capitalism : its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century HF1359 .F735 2006

Online Maps Workshop to be held Tuesday, November 18

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Milne 213

This Tuesday, come attend a workshop that discusses ways to find and use a wide variety of online maps. From demographic information of your home town to satellite imagery of that place you always wanted to visit, maps convey intriguing and valuable information in a way words cannot. Learn about different types of maps that are available, learn how to find those maps and discuss the many ways they can be used.

“Vicious Scissors” Opens at Milne Library

Milne Library invites the Community to attend the opening of its latest exhibit, “Vicious Scissors,” a display of selected pieces created by Dr. Ren Vasiliev, professor and chair of the geography department. The reception will be held on Thursday, November 13,between 5 and 7 pm in Milne 213 and will include a question and answer session with Dr. Vasiliev at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

Turning from an academic’s observation and mapping of the external world to an artist’s internal perception and interpretation through her display of paper and fiber collage, she declares in her artist’s statement:

For the enchantment of my angst, I use scissors to remake, reorder, and recast found images. In these artworks, manipulated by the artist’s cut, I sometimes make personal order, at other times chaos, but always looking to create assemblages of irony and vertigo. My works are relentless refractions of the familiar. They are twisted glimpses at the face in the mirror we do not recognize.

The exhibition will be shown in the Milne Library Gallery from November 13, 2008, to January 11, 2009. Quixotic, challenging, and above all fun, this exhibit is not to be missed! Please join us on Thursday, November 13th at 5:00 pm.

Scopus, ScienceDirect unavailable on November 15th

On Saturday, November 15th, ScienceDirect and the journal articles available there will be unavailable from 8am until 5pm.

Scopus will be unavailable from 8am to 4pm on the same day

Elsevier, the publisher who provides both of these resources, will be conducting upgrades to the database infrastructures at this time.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul MacLean, Head of Information Technology Services in Milne Library.