Thursday, April 30, 2009

H1N1 Flu Information

Due to the recent global outbreak of H1N1 Influenza, EBSCO Publishing and the DynaMed Editors have made DynaMed’s information about H1N1 Influenza free to health care providers and institutions throughout the world. The DynaMed topic on H1N1 Influenza consolidates information from multiple sources for health care providers to stay current with recommendations for monitoring, diagnosing, and treating patients with flu-like illnesses during this outbreak. DynaMed Editors will continue to monitor information and update this topic as needed throughout this global crisis.

Please click on the following link for information regarding H1N1 Influenza:

Stay current with all the latest information on H1N1 influenza with the library's Swine Flu page.

Monday, April 27, 2009

H1N1 Flu: CDC is the Center for Disease Control's primary online communication channel for credible online health information. CDC is working very closely with officials in states where human cases of influenza A (H1N1) have been identified, as well as with health officials in Mexico, Canada and the World Health Organization.

What You Can Do to Stay Healthy

There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hands cleaners are also effective.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.

Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.

If you get sick, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

For more information: Swine Influenza (Flu)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Celebrating Earth Day in the Library

Join us today in the Library for a video extravaganza!

Throughout today we will be airing the Discovery series, Planet Earth.

Tonight at 7:00pm, we will air the documentary, A Crude Awakening.

If you are unable to join us, please enjoy these video clips!


Earth day 2009 from Zoltan Ladanyi on Vimeo.

History of Earth Day

Chris Jordan, photographer and international eco-embassador "Picturing Excess"

Willie Smits, biologist "How to Regrow a Rainforest"

Corneille Ewango, botanist at the Okapi Wildlife Reserve "A Hero of the Congo Forest"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

U.N.'s World Digital Library Is Now Online

The World Digital Library (WDL) makes available on the Internet, free of charge and in multilingual format, significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.

The principal objectives of the WDL are to:

  • Promote international and intercultural understanding;
  • Expand the volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet;
  • Provide resources for educators, scholars, and general audiences;
  • Build capacity in partner institutions to narrow the digital divide within and between countries.
Take a look at this interesting site.

Monday, April 20, 2009

We Shall Remain - PBS Continues Tonight

Join us at the Al Harris Library tonight at 8:00 pm to watch Episode 2 of We Shall Remain: Tecumseh's Vision. In the course of his brief and meteoric career, Tecumseh would become one of the greatest Native American leaders of all time, orchestrating the most ambitious pan-Indian resistance movement ever mounted on the North American continent.

Library Faculty will moderate the event and their will be a discussion panel. Episode handouts, short biographies of the discussion panel, and a brief guide on Twitter will be available. To watch the trailer, click on the blue title above.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

National Library Week

The Al Harris Library has several events going on this week.

We're kicking off the week with episode one of the PBS series We Shall Remain.

Enter the fine forgiveness contest! Win up to $5 in fine forgiveness per day. Daily big winners get placed into a drawing at the end of the week.

The Al Harris Library is looking to help form a SWOSU Film Club. Interested? Stop by the library on Wednesday afternoon.

Enjoy playing video games? Want to be in a competition? The Al Harris Library is looking to organize a competition between a college team of players and a team of local youths from the Weatherford Public Library. Stop by the library on Wednesday afternoon if you would like to compete.

Friday, the Library will be having an open house to celebrate the SWOSU Digital Repository. What is this, you say? Simply put, its SWOSU's printed history ONLINE! Stop by and try it out. There will be free food!

The library will be offering free giveaways, free popcorn, and other things. Stop by and see what's going on in the library!

Friday, April 10, 2009

We Shall Remain - PBS Event

The Al Harris Library invites everyone to view We Shall Remain at the library on April 13, 20, 27, and also May 4. Library Faculty will moderate the event and their will be a discussion panel. Episode handouts, short biographies of the discussion panel, and a brief guide on Twitter will be available.

The first episode (After the Mayflower) will air at 8:00 pm on April 13. The show will be about the first English settlers who arrive in Massachusetts and the later consequences of Massasoit helping the sick and starving settlers.

Click the blue title above to access the PBS website. Also note that the library will be closed during the final episode on May 11, but you can watch at home.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Famous Pictures: The Magazine

Think you know the most famous photographs of all time? Click on the blue title above to check out this new website. Included in the mix are memorable photographs of such people as Winston Churchill and Farrah Fawcett. Strangely enough the poster bearing the photograph of Farrah Fawcett outsold Winston Churchill's (selling over 12 million copies.) Photo above is the USS Arizona.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Who Watches the Watchmen? Hopefully You Have!

The Library continues its' display on Alan Moore's graphic novel The Watchmen and the motion picture adaptation. Feel free to check out one of the many graphic novels written by Moore, most of which have been brought to the big screen - The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, From Hell, and V for Vendetta.

The Library continues to celebrate the release of the most recognized graphic novel of all time by continuing the Watchmen movie poster contest. Stop by the library display for your chance to win a poster of Rorschach. Enter as many times as you want. The winner will be announced during National Library Week, April 13-17.

Also, Watchmen smiley buttons are available for anyone visiting the library display. Feel free to take one from the library display -- don't be shy.