- Today's Hours: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Start My Research
LexisNexis Academic has regional, national, and international news articles; laws and other legal resources for the U.S. and beyond; TV and radio transcripts; company financials and more. Learn about new ways to search this popular database.
The new LexisNexis Academic interface will be released on Monday, December 23.
Below is a list of upcoming webinars on the new interface. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Earnrolyn "Lynn" Smith, J.D., MILS, firstname.lastname@example.org, Information Professional Consultant, LexisNexis Academic & Library Solutions
All webinars listed below last approximately one hour. All times listed are ET.
Monday, December 2, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/314645737
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)(VOIP Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/123455417
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/211300081
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/322472177
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)(VOIP Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/466141008
Thursday, December 5, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/309610752
Thursday, December 5, 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/216627432
Friday, December 6, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/422312785
Monday, December 9, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)(VOIP Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/763000184
Monday, December 9, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)(VOIP Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/264115585
Monday, December 16, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/591267033
Monday, December 16, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)(VOIP Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/712924137
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)(VOIP Only)—Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/806087401
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)(VOIP Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/898486505
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/933981537
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)(Telephone Only)-- Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/154538312
Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)(VOIP Only)--Registration Web Link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/640943833
It’s research paper time and you don’t want to leave points on the table, especially when the library has what you need.
Library Basics Webinar every Tuesday from 12 to 1:00 pm
Click on the meeting link below, download the app, learn and share. A librarian is your coach!
Please join my meeting:
Meeting ID/access code :885-190-053
Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) - a headset is recommended.
As Americans observe the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) has made the official, digital version of the Warren Commission Report available on the agency’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). The commission was created by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Chief Justice Earl Warren to investigate President Kennedy’s assassination. The 900-page report is available on FDsys, a one-stop site to authentic, published information on the three branches of the Federal Government. The report contains numerous photos, maps and diagrams from the scene in Dallas, TX. Georgetown University’s Lauinger Library, a Federal depository library, provided a copy of the report for digitization.
The post-President Kennedy assassination audio tape recordings of conversations between various individuals in Washington, D.C. and Air Force one pilots and officials on-board during the flight from Dallas to Andrews Air Force Base are also available on FDsys.
Want more information? Just type in John F. Kennedy assassination into the Library's Start my Research box. Then browse results or refine your search by such elements as streaming video, scholarly articles or ebooks.
See Check This Out to see what's up at the Library
Featured in this issue:
Auraria Library teamed up with Lori Catalano, senior instructor of landscape architecture in the College of Architecture and Planning, for a second project after a successful partnership last summer where upgrades were made to the landscaping in Auraria Library’s south courtyard.
For this spring’s project, Auraria Library worked with Catalano’s Landscape Architecture Design Studio to concept and envision new approaches to its outdoor space.
In their designs, students were charged with analyzing the larger context of Auraria Library’s role on campus, taking into consideration the original architecture of the building, the changing role of academic libraries in general, and the larger phased renovation taking place within the library. Students were asked to develop a strong philosophical and conceptual position to their projects, which were later articulated in their designs and final presentations.
In the studio, each student created drawings, collages, models, studies, and diagrams for their work, which culminated in a presentation to Auraria Library constituents, who evaluated and reviewed the students’ work.
“I am very pleased with the results of the class,” Catalano said. “It's a great opportunity for students to learn from a project close by and to interact with an engaged client.”
While the projects are only theoretical and won’t be implemented, the students’ innovative and creative designs sparked some great ideas and brainstorming among the Auraria Library participants.
Mary Somerville, university librarian and director, was pleased to continue the partnership on a number of levels. “'Library as laboratory' reflects our signature approach to improving services and facilities with and for our campus users,” she said. “As we proceed with facilities improvements, we benefit greatly from continuing to receive student viewpoints.”
Catalano said she enjoys incorporating Auraria Library in her classwork. “Mary Somerville and the library team… have a sincere interest and passion in what they do and how the experience of the library users can be enhanced.”
“In working with landscape architecture students, I have learned that the library extends well beyond its walls–to the outdoors,” said Somerville.
Check out the Library's Career, Resume, and Employment guide which points to resources and information on-campus and beyond.
United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to an audience of enthusiastic and supportive faculty, staff, students, and community members on Thursday, May 2 at the Auraria Event Center. Co-sponsored by Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library (CC&W) and Metropolitan State University of Denver, the talk focused on Sotomayor’s recently released autobiography, “My Beloved World,” which documents her life’s struggles and accomplishments.
The conversation was moderated by Polly Baca, longtime friend of Sotomayor and board member of CC&W, and MSU Denver’s Deputy Provost Luis Torres, PhD. Baca was the first woman to chair the Democratic caucus of the Colorado House of Representatives and the first Hispanic woman elected to the Colorado State Senate.
A humble and inspirational speaker, Sotomayor began and closed the conversation by saying she isn’t special and in the end is no different than anyone else. She wrote the book to share her story so every child who reads it can say to him or herself, “If she can do it, so can I.”
She credits love from her family for her success. It helped her transcend poverty, adolescent diabetes, language barriers, racism, among various other struggles, including the death of her brother to AIDS and her father to alcoholism.
Speaking about the power of people and their civic involvement, Sotomayor believes real change in society comes from individual involvement.
“Integration didn’t happen because the court said it would happen; it happened because of leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Cesar Chavez who led the charge of civil rights bills,” she explained.
She said, “It happened because people became involved in taking charge of our society.”
She urged the audience to consider how they are participating in making their community a better place. “Change doesn’t just come from the law—it comes from being a citizen.”
She encouraged the audience to join school boards, participate in local civic activities, and volunteer for various community organizations. In every way you give to your community, you better your community.
“It’s your obligation; your civic responsibility” she said. “If you want to live in this society, you have to be a part of it.”
It was a wonderful opportunity for CC&W to co-sponsor the first Latina and third female Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on the Auraria Campus, furthering the center's mission to "preserve history and create knowledge."
The microform scanner has been relocated to the second floor to be more conveniently positioned closer to the microform collection. It can now be found by the Special Collections office space.
Previously, the microform scanner was located on the first floor by the periodicals.
Haven’t used the scanner? It allows users to digitize articles and other materials still available only on microfilm or microfiche formats within the library. The created files can be saved or e-mailed.
Instructions on how to use the scanner can be found attached to the machine. However, if you have questions, please feel free to ask the Tech Help desk, located on the first floor, for assistance.
Auraria Library is pleased to announce it will be awarded $4 million by the State of Colorado Long Bill. The Long Bill funding will cover overall building design costs, in addition to helping finance a number of renovation projects. The Colorado State House and Senate voted in favor of the renovation plans, and Governor Hickenlooper signed the bill on Monday, Apr. 29, 2013.
After signing the bill, Governor Hickenlooper toured Auraria Library to view first hand where the necessary renovations will occur.
The Long Bill funding enables the Library to move forward on the following important projects:
· Second floor restroom remodel
· A portion of the “Main Street” project, including addressing ADA and accessibility needs
· Relocation of Special Collections
· Way-finding signage on the first floor
· A portion of new shelving
These projects will allow Auraria Library to meet the current and changing needs of the faculty and students on the Auraria Campus, while continuing on the path to being a 21st century academic library.