Archive for January, 2010

Athenæum Spring Series: speaking while listening

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

On Wednesday, February 3, 2010, at 12:30 pm, Kent Library will be proud to begin the Athenaeum offerings for the spring semester by hosting the presentation, “speaking while listening,” by Chris Wubbena, Southeast MO State University professor of sculpture. The current sculpture project involves expressing, through sculptural installation, the experience of a Vietnam veteran’s return to a former war zone. The veteran, Ed Wubbena, Chris’ father, has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder which has had a lasting effect on his life and the people around him. The project is an attempt to learn not what Vietnam was then but what it can be now. Wubbena will discuss the recent trip to Vietnam with his father and the resulting artwork as it begins to take shape.

The event is free and open to all. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Kent Library’s director’s office at 573-651-2235.

Cambridge Histories Online available

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Electronic versions of 260 history books published by Cambridge University Press are now available.  They can be searched as a set or browsed by individual title – readable chapter by chapter in PDF format.  Cambridge Histories Online is available from the Library Databases A-Z list and Databases by Subject list in the History section.

Something About the Author and Children's Literature Review available online

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The children’s author biographical series Something About the Author is available online from the first volume to the most recent, equivalent to over 200 volumes.  12,000 entries provide biographical information about children’s authors and illustrators, including portraits, works, awards and more.

Children’s Literature Review is also available online, starting  with volume 143 (mid 2009).  CLR provides information on children’s authors, with reviews and commentary.

Something About the Author is available on the Library Databases A-Z page

Children’s Literature Review is available through the Kent Library Catalog by a title search on Children’s Literature Review Online

EBSCOhost goes mobile

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

EBSCOhost has optimized its databases for mobile phone access. You can now access databases such as Academic Search Premier, Health Source Nursing and Professional and over a dozen others with your mobile phone at
*UPDATE* You’ve read the blog entry, now see the movie: