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Hawk Squawk Flies to a New Home!

September 21, 2011

As of September 21, 2011, we have a spiffy new home for the Hawk Squawk at http://www.hnu.edu/hawksquawk/.

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Library Hawk Squawk: Salon to Feature Guest Artist Pablo Serrano

September 15, 2011

The big news we have today is about a very special Cushing Library Salon for SOA (School of the Americas) Awareness Week, in cooperation with Campus Ministry and the Center for Social Justice, and an installation of photography on the main floor of the Library.

What: Art Talk: “La Otra Cara: Human Rights in Colombia,” by noted photographer and human-rights activist Pablo Serrano

When:  7 p.m. Tuesday, September 27

Where: Cushing Library, Glass Lounge (Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd; no RSVP needed to attend)

Who: Everyone, including the public.

Questions? Email hnulibrary@hnu.edu , or call 510-436-1332

Refreshments… Will be served.

By Pablo Serrano

By Pablo Serrano

A little more about this event: Pablo Serrano is the Library’s fifth artist-in-residence. He is a photographer for the Colombian news agency Agencia Prensa Rural, which was created by peasant farmer organizations.  During the past ten years Serrano has taken thousands of photos documenting civil resistance in the Colombian social conflict.

A collection of Mr. Serrano’s work has been touring California. The Library at Holy Names University is privileged to host an installation of Mr. Serrano’s work through the Fall Semester, 2011. Thanks to Alyise Bernardino and Jessica Escobar of the Center for Social Justice and Carrie Rehak, Director of Campus Ministry, for their roles in making this happen.

More Fall Events: The Cushing Salon Lineup

 We are always open to hosting student readings and events, as well!
October 13, 12:30 – 1:30: Brownbag Book Talk: Karen Armstrong, 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life(led by Carrie Rehak and Karen Schneider)
October 20, 7:00 – 8:00: Panel Discussion: Jesus of Galilee, ed. Robert Lassalle-Klein (Robert Lassalle-Klein, Sr. Sophia Park, Marina Zavala)
October 27, 12:30-1:30: Brownbag Concert: Lars Rosager, Autumn Stylings
November 3, 6:30-7:30: Author Book Talk: Chad Williams, Torchbearers of Democracy.
November 10, 12:30 – 1:30: Brownbag Book Talk: bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress (led by Laura Truxler)
November 28, 4:30  – 7:30: Elba Sanchez, student reading (flash fiction)

Library Hawk Squawk: International Welcome Reception

September 7, 2011
We've got the whole world at HNU!

We've got the whole world at HNU!

International Welcome Reception, Thursday, September 8, 12:30 – 1:30

International students and faculty and everyone else (who isn’t international, anyway?) are invited to a fun reception co-sponsored with the Student Success Center.

Mingle and nibble international treats while enjoying International Bingo and other festive activities.

Guest musician Doug Jones, a student in the Holy Names University music program, will entertains us with “international” renderings.

Drop in and out as your schedule permits. We look forward to seeing you there! Big thanks to Michelle Ayazi and Maureen Nikaido of the Student Success Center for their efforts in coordinating what will be a very fun event for one and all.

Overdrive Collection a Hit

We learned one thing this past week: Hawks love to read! Over the Labor Day weekend you hopped onto Overdrive, our new, mobile-friendly eBook collection, checking out everything from In the Garden of Beasts to 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss. Note: we have multiple copies of Katherine Stockett’s The Help and Dave Egger’s Zeitoun in paper as well as Overdrive eBooks.

HNU Library Hawk Squawk: Three New Services for You

August 31, 2011

We have a lot happening this fall, but the big, big news for this week is the launch of our redesigned website, spiffy new catalog, and new Overdrive eBook service, all at http://library.hnu.edu. Have questions? Drop by the research desk, send us email, or open a chat session (see “Ask a Librarian” on our website). We’re still gearing up our research desk hours, but we’re here to help!

HNU WorldCat: Articles, Books, eBooks, and More!

HNU WorldCat: Articles, Books, eBooks, and More!

HNU WorldCat, our awesome new catalog, delivers what you’ve been asking for: one-stop shopping for books, eBooks, full-text ejournal articles, and most other databases. Search everything at once in HNU WorldCat, or pick a tab and search by category. (You can still find our traditional database list and our journals-by-title list.)

Our increasingly popular Camino interlibrary borrowing service is integrated seamlessly into HNU WorldCat. If we don’t carry a book, you’ll get a chance to request it from the growing Camino statewide network (fast statewide van delivery). Pepperdine and U Pacific are soon joining Camino! If Camino doesn’t have the book you’re looking for, you can request it from libraries worldwide–one click to request, and we take care of the rest. (That could be our motto!)

Mobile-friendly eBooks and Audiobooks

Mobile-friendly eBooks and Audiobooks

Our new Overdrive eBook collection features hundreds of popular books you can download to your favorite mobile devices, such as iPad, Droid, Nook, Touch, and more. Find bestsellers such as The Help and In the Garden of Beasts, hot titles in higher-ed such as Reframing Academic Leadership, and three special-to-HNU collections: “Connections Project,” “Diverse Voices,” and “Student Success.” More titles added every week. Caution: highly addictive for book-lovers!

Event Reminder: International Welcome Reception, 9/8

Next week, the Library and the Student Success Center are co-hosting the International Welcome Reception, Thursday, September 8, 12:30 – 1:30. Enjoy music by HNU music student Doug Jones; festivities; an appearance by the Hawk; and great international nibblies. All are welcome!

Cushing Library Summer Squawk: We’re Here For You!

May 24, 2011
Commencement Singers 2011

Commencement Singers 2011

We let the Hawk Squawk nap for a couple of weeks while we all made it through Commencement (two of our library’s Frequent Flyers are featured in this photo), but we want to emphasize that we’re here to support your research, information, and pleasure-reading needs all summer long.

Summer Hours

Through June 30, the Library is open 10 a.m. through 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (a little later on Nursing Weekends).  Our electronic databases and journals are available 24/7 on- or off-campus.

Research Help

We also offer research help by walk-up assistance 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or contact us through the library website for an appointment.

But Wait, There’s More!

We have two art exhibits (by Dr. Martivon Galindo and Dr. Ian Sammis), so if you’ve been too busy to see them, stop on by.

A little later this summer, we’ll host a brown-bag book talk on the book, “The Checklist Manifesto.” Watch for an announcement.

We in the library use the summer for major projects (things we promise you’ll like), so once in a great while we might close for all or part of a day so that, to quote an American sage, we can “Get ‘er done.” But for the most part we’re here all summer. (And don’t forget, when those dog days arrive, our lower level is deliciously cool. Bring your lunch, grab a book or magazine, put your feet up, and chill!)

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk, Final Stretch Edition

May 5, 2011

It’s the final stretch, and we’re here to help!

Extended hours through Finals (see our website, http://library.hnu.edu for more info and for email/chat assistance):

  • Friday, May 6: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 7: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 8: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Monday, May 9: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 10: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11 we close at 1 p.m. to begin preparation for Commencement activities, and we remain closed until Monday, May 16, reopening then for summer hours. However, Wednesday through Friday, if you need assistance, call us at 510-436-1332, or visit our website, http://library.hnu.edu, to email us or start a chat session.

Summer Hours

These are still being finalized, but we are planning on the following hours through June 30 (hours for July and August will be known later):

  • 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday
  • Closed Sunday

A big congrats to graduates, and a see-you-soon to everyone else!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Down-to-the-Finish Assistance!

April 27, 2011

Note: In accordance with campus guidelines, the library will be CLOSED Noon – 2 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, April 28, in observance of Founders’ Day.

Captain Crunch

Captain Crunch

It’s crunch time! Here are some key services the Cushing Library offers (and don’t forget, you are welcome to bring food and beverages into the library):

Extended hours through May 11:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Research assistance from expert librarians on afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays

Research assistance by chat and email, too — see our website, http://library.hnu.edu

Study rooms with humongous whiteboards

70+ databases you can access on or off-campus (see our website, http://library.hnu.edu , for more information about off-campus access to databases)

PCs, iMacs, and a scanner

Study tables and chairs, and big quiet desks downstairs (yes, the work out back has stopped and it’s quiet again)

Super-fast book borrowing through Camino, our express interlibrary borrowing service

Need a break? Fill out our short Connections Project 2012 book selection survey (survey ends May 4): https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CPBOOK2012

Happy trails!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Art Event, Easter Closure, Extended Finals Hours

April 13, 2011

“Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping,” a talk by Professor Ian Sammis.

Thursday, April 14, 6-7 p.m. in the Glass Lounge. Refreshments will be served.

Capacitors, by Ian Sammis

Capacitors, by Ian Sammis

Expect a lively and learned talk from Ian Sammis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, whose fascinating artwork was featured in a recent faculty colloquium.

Professor Sammis’ eye-popping work is on exhibit all spring in the library’s Lower Level, brightening the spaces between the study desks facing the perimeter road. The art is now up for viewing (thanks to Campus Services for hanging it)!

Library CLOSED 4/22-4/24; Longer Hours During Finals

In observance of the campus-wide Easter holiday, the library will be CLOSED Friday April 22 through Sunday April 24.

We will reopen with EXTENDED HOURS April 25 through May 9:

  • Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sunday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Library to the Rescue!

Here are some library services particularly helpful during finals–see our website, http://library.hnu.edu for more details:

  • Expert research help from skilled librarians
  • Off-campus access to our 70+ databases
  • Study tables, study rooms, and laptop desks

Remember, food and drink are welcome in the library. If you’re in the library while an event is happening, please feel free to stroll by and help yourself to a nibbly and a soda. Happy studying!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Event Pix, and Next Week’s Art Talk

April 7, 2011
Applause for Marguerite's Talk

Applause for Marguerite's Talk

What a fantastic turnout we had for last night’s scintillating lecture by Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso! Click on the picture for the full set from last night’s talk–you might see yourself.

Our next event:

“Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping,” a talk by Professor Ian Sammis.

Thursday, April 14, 6-7 p.m. in the Glass Lounge.

Expect a lively and learned talk from Ian Sammis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, whose fascinating artwork was featured in a recent faculty colloquium.

Professor Sammis’ eye-popping work will be on exhibit all spring in the library’s Lower Level, brightening the spaces between the study desks facing the perimeter road. Most of the art is now up for viewing (thanks to Campus Services for hanging it)!

Cushing Library Hawk Squawk: Two Events, and Pix from Dr. Galindo’s Art Talk

March 31, 2011

This week, two event reminders, and below, a linked set of pictures from our February art talk by Dr. Martivon Galindo (click on the image to see the set). Please remember to stop by the library to see her amazing art, if you haven’t already!

Martivon Galindo's Art Talk

Martivon Galindo's Art Talk

Upcoming Cushing Salon Events

All are “RWBS” (Refreshments Will Be Served). Everyone welcome: faculty, students, staff, alums, and the community.

“The Oracles of Delphi and Dodona: Ancient Sites of Women’s Wisdom and Gods’ Prophecy,” a talk by Dr. Marguerite Rigoglioso, Wednesday, April 6, 5-6 p.m., in the Events lounge.

In ancient times, priestesses delivered the wisdon of the deities. In this provocative talk, author Marguerite Rigoglioso reveals the fascinating operations of the oracles and Delphi and Dodona in ancient Greece, exploring how women functioned as the most famous psychics and channelers of all times.

Sponsored by Professor Truxler and Salazar’s Integrative Studies Across Cultures Course ISAC 101: The Ancient World.

“Transformational Art: The Beauty of Mathematical Mapping,” a talk by Professor Ian Sammis.

Thursday, April 14, 6-7 p.m. in the Glass Lounge.

Expect a lively and learned talk from Ian Sammis, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, whose fascinating artwork was featured in a recent faculty colloquium.

Professor Sammis’ eye-popping work will be on exhibit all spring in the library’s Lower Level, brightening the spaces between the study desks facing the perimeter road. Watch for an announcement that the art is up for viewing!

Reminder: Extended Hours in April

Our Saturday hours are extended to 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for April. Happy studying!