Archive for April, 2013

Ebooks from Safari Tech Books Online now available

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Ebooks on tech related subjects are now available through Kent Library. Safari tech books provides titles from prominent technology related publishers such as O’Reilly, Sams, Wiley and others. Subjects and applications covered include graphics & image processing (Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup), multimedia/video production (Flash, Adobe Premier, Camtasia), audio/music (Audacity, ProTools, Finale) computer programming (C, Python), cybersecurity, web design (Dreamweaver, Drupal), teaching online (Moodle), productivity (Microsoft Office) and more.

Available from the Kent Library web page at:
http://library.semo.edu/find/db_az.asp#S

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Spring 2013 Athenæum Series : Wrestling with Washington: Historical Memory and the Fourth of July in the Midwest Antebellum

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

12 Noon at Kent Library’s Sadie’s Place

Americans coming of age in the early nineteenth century wrestled with their role in the development of the fledgling United States. On one hand, they revered George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and the other founding fathers and sought to emulate their patriotism. On the other hand, this so-called first generation of Americans recognized their unique opportunity to shape conceptions of patriotic loyalty and American nationalism. On Independence Day in the urban Midwest, these two concerns often came into conflict as mid-westerners used the holiday to both reflect on the past and forge ahead in constructing a unique national identity based on contemporary, rather than historical, concerns. This on-going tension between past and present – wrestling with the memories of Washington and the founders – often emerged on the Fourth of July and provides an important window into the construction of American national identity in this formative period of United States history.

The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.

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Happy National Library Week

Monday, April 15th, 2013

April 14-20 is National Library Week. Information and events are listed at http://www.atyourlibrary.org/national-library-week

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Spring 2013 Athenæum Series: Carbon Footprints and Climate Change

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Spring 2013 Athenæum Series: Carbon Footprints and Climate Change
April 17th, 2013, noon in Kent Library Sadie’s Place. Presented by Dr. Steve Overmann

A Carbon Footprint is a quantitative estimate of the amount of carbon dioxide (C02) released due to the activities of an individual, organization, or society. Carbon Footprint analyses are important because CO2 emissions are the primary driving force behind global climate change. The Carbon Footprints of humans, the United States, Southeast Missouri State Unversity, and individuals will be considered, as well as steps that can be taken to reduce CO2 emissions. Recent scientific reports regarding climate change will be summarized.

The event is open to all and refreshments will be served.

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Who Am I?

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

mystery image
Can you guess? Check your answer and see the full painting and info on this and over 1 million other works of art at ARTStor

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New York Times full text available online 1851 – present

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Kent Library is excited to announce the addition of the Historical New York Times to our collection of online resources. The entire series of this newspaper is available in full text and full image from 1851 to 2009, with full text (words only) also available from 2009 to the present

Articles are scanned in individually, as well as full images of each page, so you can see the content as it was originally published, including photographs and advertisements in context.

This resource is available on the Databases A-Z page

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