Archive for September, 2011

New database: Book Review Index Online

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Kent Library is pleased to announce the addition of Book Review Index Online to the Library’s electronic resources.   This database provides an index of book reviews from nearly 700 review sources, covering from 1965 to present, focussing on scholarly publishing.

Book Review Index Online

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Nintendo Wii available in Sadie’s place

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

As a pilot project on Friday afternoons, 1-5pm, a Nintendo Wii will be available for use at the TV behind the coffee bar in Sadie’s Place. Wii sports will be available initially, controllers can be checked out at the circulation desk on a first come – first served basis.  Please keep play related  woo-hoos, opponent taunting, and general noise at courteous levels, otherwise, enjoy!

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Athenaeum presentation: Benjie Heu – Current Work

Monday, September 12th, 2011

The ceramics of Benjie Heu expresses a personal narrative with the most outlandish adventures accounted with an eye fixed on the bare essentials. Battles against time, against the obstacles that prevent the fulfillment of desire or the repossession of something cherished but lost are themes that inspire him. Revealing truth and humor in the face of horror and the seemingly absurd is his answer.

Please join us for this event in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place at 12:30 on Wednesday, September 14. Refreshments will be provided.

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Kent Library Conducting Survey of Original Civil War Materials

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Special Collections and Archives, Kent Library, Southeast Missouri State University is currently conducting a survey of original source materials from the Civil War held by libraries, museums, historical societies, genealogical societies, archives, individuals, State Historic Sites, or other organizations and institutions.

Materials of interest include original letters, journals, diaries, photographs, scrapbooks, artifacts and other ephemera from this period of history. The survey area includes the following counties in Missouri: Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, Washington, Reynolds, Iron, Madison, Bollinger, Perry, Cape Girardeau, Wayne, Carter, Ripley, Butler, Stoddard, Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, and Dunklin; and the following counties in Illinois: Randolph, Jackson, Union, Alexander, and Pulaski.

The project is a collaborative effort between Kent Library’s Special Collections, the Center for Regional History and the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University, the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, and the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.  It is being funded by a digital imaging grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library and Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

If interested in contributing to the survey or for more information, please contact Ellen Ryan, digital project manager, at (573) 651-2750 or via email at emryan@semo.edu.

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New service: faculty/staff proxy checkouts

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

At the beginning of the Fall Semester, Kent Library will be instituting a new service for Southeast Missouri State University Staff and Faculty. Southeast Missouri State University Staff and Faculty who wish to allow other University individuals to check out materials or request Interlibrary Loan items on their behalf must fill out a Kent Library Proxy Authorization Form.  The form may be accessed at the Kent Library Circulation Desk or through the library website at

http://library.semo.edu/get/Proxy%20fillable%20form.pdf.

If you have any questions regarding this new service, please call the Kent Library Circulation Desk at 651-2232.

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