Friday, September 30, 2005
Located in front of the circulation desk, check out spine-tingling stories and fun-facts about the holiday.
For more spooktacular fun, visit the ghostcam at the Willard Library and see if you can catch a peek at the famous "Lady in Grey."
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Monday, September 26, 2005
It just goes to show that you never now what's hiding in your library's basement!
Friday, September 23, 2005
Go DAWGS, beat the Texans!
Thursday, September 22, 2005
"Oklahoma Reads Oklahoma' is a statewide activity which invites the people of Oklahoma to examine our state's unique history, experience it's diverse heritage, and explore its promising future by reading and discussing notable and important works about the Sooner State.
A special committe nominated 6 books (with Oklahoma content) written by Oklahomans. After perusing, please vote for your favorite book on the link below. See our display at the library today.
Teachers can find a discussion guide also located on the link below. Have some fun.. Read!
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
This week's Newsweek reports that a number of college campuses are installing internet-based laundry systems.
No, you can't actually have your computer wash your dirty socks, but you can get an email or text message when your spin cycle is complete, or study a two-week usage chart to determine the best no-wait times for a machine.
Read the article here, or stop by the current periodicals section in the library's reference area to read the latest issue of Newsweek.
Monday, September 19, 2005
For some quick facts on the Hispanic culture, click here.
Friday, September 16, 2005
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
One of the most interesting new books received each year in Government Documents in the Al Harris Library is "The World Factbook" by the Central Intelligence Agency. This little gem is packed with information about most countries of the world. Information for each country includes: maps, historical background, geographic coordinates, area, how much coastline, bordering countries, territorial claim of ocean (miles or km) from coast, climate, terrain, elevation extremes, natural resources, % arable land, % irrigated land, natural hazzards, current environmental issues & international agreements. People info includes: population, sex ratio, death rate, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy. Data on government and economy includes: current account balance, fixed investment, public debt, and reserves of foreign exchange and gold. If you are planning on visiting a foreign country or writing a report - check this book out first. Click on the following to see the website: http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS552
Friday, September 02, 2005
The Organizational Fair was great this year! We talked to lots of students about the library and what we have to offer. We also had a drawing at the Organizational Fair for one lucky person to win two free weeks of tanning from Body Active (thanks to Body Active for their generous donation!). We are pleased to announce the winner, Ms. Vickie Dean! After the Organization Fair, library tours were offered to let students get to know the library better. If you missed out but are still interested in coming over for a tour, call Kristi at 774-7113 and we’ll show you around!
To help celebrate Constitution Day (September 16), the Al Harris Library has a new display at the North end of the entryway. This display isn't big and splashy in a Hollywood way, but a replica of the United States Constitution and several library books on the subject are shown. There is also a booklet which lists questions and answers about the subject (which might be useful for teachers or teaching students). Take a look next time you're in the Library! An interesting link is an article on the Constitution in the National Archives: http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution.html