Archive for April, 2012

Kent Library Spring Athenauem event: Once upon a time

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

April 25 – Fred Poston – Once Upon a Time 12:00pm-1:00pm Kent Library Sadie’s Place

Once upon a time . . . :
The Brothers Grimm and their Mark on World Culture

We know them as collectors and editors of some of the most famous fairy tales in the world.  However, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm were multidisciplinary scholars who worked in several fields such as law, linguistics and government.

In 2012 we celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Children’s and Household Tales (Kinder- und Hausmärchen), their first volume of fairy tales. In this presentation we will look at how the Brothers Grimm left their mark on world culture.

Refreshments will be provided, and the presentation is open to all.  For more information visit


Kent Library’s Spring 2012 Athenæum Series: Preparing the American Idol Generation for the Political Future: An Evaluation of Perceptions of Government and Politics, Present and Future.

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Despite growing up in an era where information has been more readily available than ever before, young Americans today are no more learned or skilled than their predecessors.  As the political world continues to evolve and shape their futures, it is imperative that we be able to assess their political and public affairs knowledge and concerns.  In this presentation, Dr. Will Miller and student presenters, Aaron Griffin and Zach Chinea, will examine what our students know about politics, what their fears are regarding our government and country as they move forward, and what the university can holistically do to better assure that we are graduating well-rounded political citizens.  The presentation takes place in Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place at noon on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.  Refreshments will be provided, and the presentation is open to all.


Trial access to Ebrary – a collection of over 70,000 e-books

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Kent Library is featuring trial access to Ebrary, a digital library of over 70,000 e-books covering a wide variety of academic topics, intended for college level study and research. Books may be read online in a web browser, or chapters and/or sections of up to 60 pages may be downloaded as PDF files. Entire books may also be ‘checked out’ for a 2 week period. Downloads require creating a free personal account with Ebrary, which also enables note-taking and other features. E-book content can be directly downloaded to iPhones/iPads via a dedicated app.  For other devices, e-books can be downloaded to a computer, then transferred/sideloaded using the free Adobe Digital Editions software.  The trial runs through the end of the Spring semester.