Happy National Library Week

April 15th, 2013

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


Spring 2013 Athenæum Series: Carbon Footprints and Climate Change

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.


Who Am I?

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

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


Athenæum Spring Series Continues with Student Recital on April 3 at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place.

March 25th, 2013

Kent Library is pleased to showcase the talents of student musicians from Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Music. This recital has become a highly anticipated part of each Athenæum series, and Kent Library is proud to introduce this season’s extraordinary musicians. This is an exciting opportunity to support developing musicians and enjoy some of the world’s most treasured musical masterpieces.

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



Spring 2013 Athenæum Series: Female Book Owners in Flanders and the Low Countries: Identity expressed through patronage.

February 28th, 2013

On Wednesday, March 6 at noon, as part of Kent Library’s Athenaeum series, Dr. Joni Hand of the Department of Art will present “Female Book Owners in Flanders and the Low Countries: Identity expressed through patronage.”

The proliferation of books of hours in the 14th and 15th centuries was due in part to the desire of the laity to pray in the manner of the clergy. In addition to specific prayers, many patrons had stylistic preferences incorporated into their manuscripts that reveal their cultural backgrounds or aesthetic sensibilities. The textual and aesthetic choices made for manuscript commissions by noble-women were especially revealing. Religious manuscripts gave women a vehicle by which they could assert their individual identities within the restrictive court environment.

The event is open to the public and snacks will be provided.


Open access research initiative

February 27th, 2013

On Friday, February 22, the White House directed Federal agencies with more than $100 million in research and development spending to develop plans to make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication. This is in addition to the recently introduced Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR).

full story at:

ACRL Insider


Access over 200,000 ebooks from Open Library

February 26th, 2013

Due to the Missouri State Library’s participation in Open Library, Missourians have access to over 200,000 ebooks that can be ‘checked out’ for a two week period at http://openlibrary.org

You will need to create an account and then you can search or browse the collection and check out a book to download a pdf or e-pub format to read on your computer or e-reader.  To use e-pub format, you will need to download the free Adobe Editions program – this also lets you transfer an e-pub book to a mobile device.

A sample of titles/authors available from the collection:

Anne Tyler
John Updike
Joyce Carol Oates
Kurt Vonnegut
Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Joy of Cooking
Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander
The Hobbit
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Beethoven by Maynard Solomon (definitive biography)
Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
Foxfire v.3
An Incomplete Education: 3,684 Things You Should Have Learned but Probably Didn’t
Green Eggs and Ham


Kent Library’s Spring Athenæum Series: The Connection Between Language and Behavior

February 7th, 2013

Kent Library’s Athenaeum Series for February 13th is “The Connection Between Language and Behavior” presented by Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson, Dean of the College of Education. This lecture explores a series of studies conducted by the presenter addressing the interaction between language development and social emotional competence in children. The presentation is open to all, and refreshments will be available.


NOTICE: Kent Library Off Campus access & catalog unavailable Thur. 2/7 due to system upgrade

February 5th, 2013

Kent Library will be upgrading its integrated library system software on Thursday, February 7. During this time, the library catalog and off-campus database access will be unavailable. Users of the library will still be able to search for books through the MOBIUS catalog at http://searchmobius.org/.   Service is expected to be restored by the end of Thursday, updates will be posted as appropriate.