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March 23rd, 2015

Library Hours for Spring Break

The Library will be open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday of Spring Break. We’ll be closed Saturday and Sunday before resuming normal hours Monday, March 30 at 7:15 am!

Have a great break!

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by Anne Bradley
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March 23rd, 2015

CSU Senate Resolution on Wiley

The Academic Senate of the California State University has passed a resolution in response to the failed  negotiations with journal publisher Wiley (read the full explanation on the Wiley negotiations from the CSU Council of Library Directors here; read the Sac State Library response here).

The resolution, as passed at the March 17-20, 2015 Academic Senate CSU Plenary and Committee Meetings:

AS-3202-15/FGA (Rev) Opposition to John Wiley and Sons Requiring the CSU to Purchase Access to Unwanted Journals in its Bundling of Online Journals (Second Reading):

This resolution is designed to put pressure on Wiley (and other publishers) who bundle journal content.  It endorses the decision by the libraries of the CSU to discontinue the systemwide arrangement to purchase online journal access from Wiley and holds that bundling will force CSU libraries to purchase unwanted journal content, resulting in significantly higher costs to the libraries.  The resolution urges that until a systemwide agreement with Wiley is reached, faculty, where appropriate, avoid using Wiley textbooks and other educational materials in their classes.

Submitted by Catherine Nelson and Deborah Roberts

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by Anne Bradley
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February 11th, 2015

Film screening: Greek American Radicals: The Untold Story

Feb. 24, 2015

FILM SCREENING

“Greek American Radicals: The Untold Story”

The University Library, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, invites you
to join us for a California premiere screening of a groundbreaking documentary film
with the scriptwriter/historical consultant Kostis Karpozilos,
currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton, in attendance.

Greek American Radicals Poster

Visit the Web site of the film with a link to the trailer.

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, at (916) 278-4361 or paganelis@csus.edu.

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by George Paganelis
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February 5th, 2015

Free lecture: Princes of the Road

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

AUTHOR LECTURE

“Princes of the Road”

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

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by George Paganelis
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January 21st, 2015

Free lecture: Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution

GUEST LECTURE

“Biography of an Empire: Governing Ottomans in an Age of Revolution”

The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation
invite you to join us for a lecture by Dr. Christine Philliou, Associate Professor of History, Columbia University. Dr. Philliou will be speaking about her recent book of the same title.

Philliou book cover image

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

Print out a parking permit (PDF document) to use for the evening.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu. The lecture and reception have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.

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by George Paganelis
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November 6th, 2014

Lecture on Complexity Theory and Public Policy

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE
“Using Complexity Theory to Help Understand and Manage Public Policy”
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

As part of Sacramento State’s new History and Philosophy of Science Initiative – a joint program of the Center for Philosophy and the Natural Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the Department of History - PROF. ROBERT GEYER from Lancaster University will be giving a talk on complexity theory and public policy. (Download Poster)

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

University Library Room 3023 (Petris Room)

This is a FREE PUBLIC LECTURE intended for a GENERAL AUDIENCE.

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by George Paganelis
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October 20th, 2014

Free lecture: Poisoning the Well: The Rise of the Far Right in Europe

GUEST LECTURE

“Poisoning the Well: The Rise of the Far Right in Europe”

The Sacramento State Hellenic Studies Program and the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation invite you
to join us for a lecture by Dr. Othon Anastasakis, Director of SEESOX and the European Studies Centre, St. Antony’s College, Oxford.

Image of Golden Dawn party

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Senator Nicholas Petris Room, Library 3023 (3rd floor)
Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library

Schedule of Events:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. presentation and discussion
8:30 p.m. light refreshments

The presentation and refreshments are free and open to the public.

For further information, contact Prof. Katerina Lagos at (916) 278-7103 or klagos@csus.edu. The lecture and reception have been made possible by a generous grant from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation.

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by George Paganelis
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October 9th, 2014

General Election. November 4, 2014

General Election—Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 7 a.m.—8 p.m. Last day to register to vote is October 20, 2014. To register online [Secretary of State Office]. Last day to request a “vote by mail” ballot is October 28, 2014.

Besides voting for local and state candidates there are six propositions on the ballot. Prop 1: Water Bond. Funding for water quality, supply, treatment and storage projects, 7.1 billion general obligation bonds to fund the programs. Prop 2: State Budget. Budget stabilization account. Amend State Constitution to change how the state pays down debt and saves money in reserves. Prop 45: Health Care Insurance. Rate Changes. Changes in some health insurance rates will require the Insurance Commissioner’s approval. Prop 46: Drug and Alcohol Testing of Doctors. Medical Negligence Lawsuits. Requires random drug testing of doctors, must check a statewide database before prescribing certain drugs, raises the cap on non-economic damages in medical negligence lawsuits. Prop 47: Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Would reduce penalties for certain offenders convicted of non-serious, nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. For more information: BALLOTTPEDIA , California General Election, Tuesday November 4, 2014 Official Voter Information Guide, 2014. , Easy Voter Guide and Pros & Cons November 4, 2014

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by Eileen Heaser
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September 10th, 2014

Database news for Fall 2014

If you’re returning to campus this fall semester you may have noticed a few changes around the University Library website. We rolled out a new “Database and Article Searching” page as the CSU-wide contract for the previous interface expired at the end of June. We hope the new interface will provide all our users with a bit more information upfront on each of the resources we subscribe to. If you were a user of the “multisearch” available on all the subject pages, we recommend trying the article search via OneSearch. OneSearch incldues a vast array of journals and resources from all disciplines.

We have two new database subscriptions to report. First, we are doing a year-long trial of PsycTESTS, a collection of psychological tests and measures - some of which include the full-text of the instrument itself. We are excited to make this available to faculty, staff and students, so be sure to send any feedback or comments to let us know what you think: http://apps.lib.csus.edu/feedback/

Our second new subscription is the Statistical Abstract of the United States. This had been published continually by the United States Census Bureau from 1878 until 2012 when it was eliminated due to funding issues. The publication was taken over by ProQuest and, starting with the 2013 edition, continues to provide access to a wealth statistical information on a vast array of social, economic, political, etc. factors.

Finally, we no longer have access to Factiva. This had been a centrally funded subscription that the CSU as a whole decided not to renew (funds are going instead to resources such as ebrary Academic Complete - an extensive collection of electronic books). While Sac State was offered the opportunity to pay for its own subscription, statistics did not show sufficient usage considering the high cost. Please contact your subject librarian if you need help finding alternative sources for Factiva content: http://library.csus.edu/content2.asp?pageID=709

Have a great semester!

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by Anne Bradley
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September 10th, 2014

Free author lecture Sept. 23, 2014

Every year the University Library, the Hornet Bookstore, the Center for California Studies and the University Library Gallery co-sponsor a series of free author lectures which are held in the University Library Gallery.

The 2014-2014 series kicks off with Kim Bancroft, the great-great-granddaughter of legendary 19th century California historian Hubert Howe Bancroft – and a former professor of teacher education at Sacramento State –  who will discuss her famous ancestor at 3 p.m. Tuesday, September  23, 2014. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture.

From the full announcement:

“My talk about H.H. Bancroft will provide a general background about his life before California and how he was able to become a successful bookseller, collector and historian here,” says Bancroft, editor of the 2013 abridged edition of “Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West,” first published in 1890 as Volume 39 of “The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft.” “Since this is an author’s series, I thought I’d add an extra dimension about his life as a scholar and writer: how he saw the task of writing and his joy in becoming a historian.

“I think that the way in which Bancroft saw a future for California was unusual and even visionary – a future that he embraced in his collection of historical documents. So one question will be, in part, how we help save from our past and what we have now in order to strengthen the future,” she says.

Kim Bancroft also is the author of the just-published The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher, a collection of stories about the founder of Berkeley’s Heyday Books.

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by Anne Bradley
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