On Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at noon in Sadie’s Place, Ellen Ryan, Project Manager, will talk about “Confluence and Crossroads,” Kent Library’s ongoing digital imaging project to document the American Civil War in a 28-county region of southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Ryan will discuss the work of the project staff, who have spent the last 15-months identifying, digitizing, transcribing, and cataloging over 850 letters, maps, diaries and other documents related to the war in this region. Ryan’s presentation will highlight some of the items identified to date, and will also address why and when historical documents are digitized as a tool for preservation and access to information. “Confluence and Crossroads” is a collaborative effort between Kent Library, the Special Collections Research Center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, the Center for Regional History and the Department of History at Southeast Missouri State University. The project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtmlBlogroll
Stop by Kent Library and view the collection of artistically crafted books created by students in Caroline Kahler’s Fibers I (AR330) class. Books constructed in all shapes, from chess pieces to a violin, form the basis of these wonderfully designed works of art. This display is located on the main floor of Kent Library near the south entrance.Blogroll
Pocket sized digital projectors are available for checkout from the IM Center in Kent Library. The projector is ideal for small group projects and has a 7 day checkout period. Ask in the IMC for more details or visit http://semo.libguides.com/imc/new.Blogroll
As part of its strategic planning process, Kent Library is looking for input from its users. All faculty staff, students, alumni, and library users from the community are invited to give feedback on library services. By filling out the anonymous survey below you can help the strategic planning committee determine needs of its users and help us prioritize objectives in the new strategic plan. Only aggregated data from this survey will be used to inform the planning process. To fill out the survey, please
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Leave your laptop, camera, or phone and charge it using the new secure charging stations in the IM Center at Kent Library. Keys can be checked out at the IMC Service Desk for 3 hours and the service is free. For more information, visit http://semo.libguides.com/imc/newBlogroll
The Center for Disease controls uses graphic novel format and a popular fictional disaster scenario to illustrate general emergency preparedness and response strategies. Regardless of the actual situation, the best tool is a properly prepared BRAIIINNNN!!!
On Wednesday, October 24th at noon in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Dr. Jeremy Walling of the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion, will present this week’s Athenaeum series topic, Technology, Security and the Mechanics of American Elections.
Every election cycle, Americans are bombarded with countless campaign advertisements and endless media commentary. In such and environment, it is possible to become overwhelmed by the rhetoric and desensitized to the messages. With that in mind, this presentation is an attempt to ignore policy issues and campaign rhetoric completely.
This presentation will be an opportunity to go beyond the headlines and examine the current issues in voting behavior and the administration of elections.
The presentation is open to all. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtml.Blogroll
On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at 12:30 p.m. in Sadie’s Place at Kent Library, Dr. Jeff Noonan and student musicians from the Music Department of Southeast Missouri State Universitys Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will perform musical selections from some of the worlds treasured musical masterpieces. The event is open to all and refreshments will be served. For more information, visit http://library.semo.edu/info/athenaeum.shtmlBlogroll
Tired of all the hot air? Looking for more objective information about the 2012 election? Librarians at Kent Library have put together a guide to non-partisan sources of information for the 2012 Presidential and Missouri State elections. Find credible information on the candidates and the issues, as well as links to voter information. To view the guide visit http://semo.libguides.com/2012electionBlogroll