Thursday, April 30, 2009

Library Plastic

You may have noticed that many of our bookstacks are wrapped in plastic. This is due to sprinklers being installed throughout the library. If you need any books, library staff will be very happy to assist you in retrieving them. This work began on April 20th and will continue for 6-8 weeks. There will be intermittent noisy drilling. Thank you for your patience and your continued support during our "transition period."

~Eugene Owens

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Sierra Powell, first recipient of the Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award

Congratulations, Sierra Powell! Sierra is a graduating senior double-majoring in Government and Philosophy. She received the Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award for her paper, "A Depth Study of Buck v. Bell, 274. U.S. 200," in which she traces a case from its origins in Virginia to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1927. The decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a Virginia statute that provided for the eugenic sterilization for people considered genetically unfit, leading the way for other states to enact similar laws.

In the process of researching and writing her paper, Sierra had to develop an understanding of complex legal concepts related to due process, cruel and unusual punishment, and equal protection.

The selection committee for the Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award included (from left to right): Shana Higgins, Reference/Instructional Services Librarian; Jen Ostermiller, Director of Academic Support & Disabled Student Services; Anne Shea, Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum; and Lua Gregory, Reference/Off-Campus Services Librarian.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Extended Library Hours for Finals Week

The Library will again be extending its hours of operation during finals week this semester. From Sunday, April 12 through Friday, April 17 we will remain open until 2:00am.

Back by popular demand will be late night coffee provided by Stell Coffee & Tea, locally roasted and brewed in Redlands.