Monday, December 16, 2013

Discover Redlands!

 Whether you are a visitor to Redlands for a short period of time, a student on campus for four years or a native to the City of Redlands, there are lots of fascinating historical facts and tidbits about Redlands and the surrounding areas to be discovered in the Armacost Library. 

See vintage photos and learn about mule-drawn streetcars in early Redlands, the former winery located near the corner of Colton and University prior to the campus’ founding, the visits of Presidents McKinley, Taft and Roosevelt to Redlands and much more in Golden Jubilee, Redlands, California: 1888-1938.

Meet James Graham Johnston and Dr. Wayne Orton and discover the early days of Johnston College as you immerse yourself in The History of Johnston College 1969-1979.

Interested in what early Redlanders did for fun? How about harness racing, gymkhanas, Crokinole, firemen’s tournaments, long distance bicycle racing, fencing, lawn bowling, and field archery …did you know the National Field Archery Association was founded in Redlands? Learn more in Only one Redlands: changing patterns in a Southern California town.

Follow the U of R fashions, trends and excitement of days gone by casually browsing decades of
La Letras. Such a fun way to familiarize yourself with the Bike Club, dorm decorating contests, Alpha Beta Pie, field hockey inter-class tournaments, Interim, KUOR, Snow parties, or Mud Fest and much, much more! 

The resources highlighted above are only a small fraction of the materials available to you at the Armacost Library to quench your thirst for local history. Please consult the library catalog, ask to speak with a librarian or make an appointment to view materials in our Special Collections. 

Posted for Trisha Aurelio, Technical Services Library Assistant.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Information Literacy & Scholarship

Information literacy is about determining one’s need for, and an ability to locate, evaluate, and effectively use information. It is also about understanding how information is socially situated and produced. Like critical thinking, information literacy encompasses a wide range of skills and thought processes that have become increasingly relevant in today’s complex information landscape.

In the spring term of each year the Armacost Library joins faculty and students across the University to celebrate scholarship and the part critical information literacy plays in research and scholarship.

Join the Armacost Library and the Department of History for an hour-long showcase highlighting the History faculty’s integration and development of information literacy competencies across their curriculum. From introductory courses through the senior capstone, students learn a range of skills and habits of thought, including identifying appropriate primary and secondary sources and developing the skills necessary to produce original research projects.

ALURA reception, April 2010.

The Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Award (ALURA) celebrates student development of information literacy and library research skills.  The award was established to reward those students who demonstrate thoughtfulness and creativity in their approach to research, the integration of evidence into their own work, and whose work exhibits excellence in critical thinking.

  • The deadline for student submissions = Friday, March 14, 2014.
  • Find out more about the ALURA.
  • Read past award winning submissions on inSPIRe@Redlands.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Prize Winning Books at the Armacost Library

Prize Winners @ the Armacost Library

Amongst the hundreds of thousands of books available at the Armacost Library you will find many award winners covering a vast time span.  Here are a few.  Please let us know if you find award-winning works that we do not yet own, and we will pursue them.  Thanks.

A Selection of Man Booker Prize winners:

Catton, Eleanor. The Luminaries. New York: Little, Brown, 2013.
On order
Mantel, Hilary. Bring Up the Bodies. New York: Henry Holt, 2012.
PR 6063 .A438 B75 2012
Barnes, Julian. The Sense of an Ending. New York: Knopf, 2011.
PR 6052 .A6657 S46 2011
Roy, Arundhati. The God of Small Things. New York: Random House, 1997.
PR 9499.3 .R59 G63 1997
Naipaul, V.S. In a Free State. New York: Knopf, 1971.
PR 9272.9 .N32 I5 1984

A Few Books by Nobel Prize recipients:

Born, Max. Atomic Physics. New York: Hafner, 1957.
QC 173 .B634 1958.  (Physics)
Rutherford, Ernest. Radiations from Radioactive Substances. Cambridge (Eng.): The
University Press, 1930.
QC 721 .R94  (Chemistry)
Lessing, Doris. African Stories. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1965.
PR 6023 .E833 A69 1965 (Literature)
Aung San Suu Kyi. Freedom from Fear: and Other Writings. New York: Penguin, 1991.
DS530 .A86 1991b (Peace)
Hayek, Friedrich A. von. The Road to Serfdom. Chicago: University of Chicago Press,
HD82 .H38 1994 (Economic Sciences)