What's New? Spring Semester, 2014

Student Input Needed for the Library of the Future
The University Library is asking students to share ideas on the “library of the future” –  and asking faculty to encourage participation. This series of brainstorming sessions and creative activities will provide ideas to help us plan for the coming years. These events will take place from January 22 through February 6, 2014. For more information visit: http://reference.sonoma.edu/librarylabs/category/design-your-library/

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in February
Love it or hate it, Wikipedia is the most heavily used reference source in the world.  Encourage your students to engage in the collaborative process of information expression and revision by attending a Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon on Friday, February 21 from 12-3pm. Edit-A-Thons are a fun way to gain a better understanding of how Wikipedia articles are created, updated, and why there are concerns about reliability. Want to know more? Email Megan Kinney: megan.kinney@sonoma.edu

Library Lab Keeps You Up-to-Date
The University Library is always experimenting with new technologies to enhance information access and library services.  Stay current with how we are addressing the changing information landscape by subscribing to our new blog Library Labs http://reference.sonoma.edu/librarylabs

Even More eBooks
An additional 20,000 electronic book titles were added to the Library catalog over the break, bringing the total to over 120,000. Titles are in all disciplines and cover such prestigious publishers as Harvard University Press, MIT Press, Oxford University Press, and University of California Press.

Classical Music Library
Nearly 600 albums (~11,500 tracks) have been added to the Classical Music Library database. CML contains premier recorded music – everything from Gregorian Chants to contemporary composers. Some of the new additions include The Works for Organ: Gary Verkade; The Film Music of Mischa Spoliansky; Yoshimatsu: Symphony No. 5; and Nielsen: Aladdin.

SAGE Research Methods Online  
SAGE Research Methods Online is a great resource for anyone designing research projects. SRMO provides information on concepts, basic terms, and methodologies. SRMO includes books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, journal articles, and videos.

Lynn C. Woolsey Papers
Lynn C. Woolsey, retired Representative for California's 6th Congressional District, recently donated her public papers to the SSU Library. Woolsey had a strong pro-education voting record and championed causes related to the environment, women, children, diversity, and peace. For more info email: specialcollections@sonoma.edu

Library Art Gallery Spring 2014
Decision Driven: Works on Paper is now open in the Library Art Gallery. The show features the work of SSU art students and runs through March 13, 2014. A reception for the artists will be Thursday, January 23, 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Sculpture Since SSU: Current Work by Sonoma State Sculpture Alumni will be on view from April 1 – July 12, 2014. A reception will be held Thursday, April 3, 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

Brown v. Board of Education Turns 60
On May 17, 1954 with the Brown v. Board of Education decision the Supreme Court unanimously declared separate but equal education to be unconstitutional. In honor of the 60th anniversary of this landmark decision, SSU professors Steve Estes, History, and Kim Hester-Williams, English/AMCS, will discuss how Brown continues to influence race relations and politics.  Join us on February 19, 2014 @ noon in Schulz 3001.   For more information email: Karen.Brodsky@sonoma.edu

Spring Semester, 2014