Monthly Archives: April 2011

Diversity as a Core Value in Academic Libraries

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Whittemore Library Participated in the 4th Annual FSU Green Festival

In celebration of Earth Day, the library hosted a table at the 4th annual campus Green Festival on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The library’s table included handouts, print reference and circulating books, children’s books, videos, DVDs, magazines and journals related to Environmental Science. Also featured was the online subject guide for Environmental Science, which includes direct links to eBooks, databases, full-text journals and websites.

Library staff members also created an “Earth Day Bingo” game, which required participants to answer 4-5 trivia questions associated with Earth Day, going green, environmentalism, and more. Sample questions from the game include: “What Rachel Carson book instigated the environmental awareness movement in the US?”, “Name 3 types of sustainable energy” and “What are 2 things you can do to ‘go green’?” The winners of “Earth Day Bingo” had their choice of prizes: a potted cutting from an official library plant, a worms & dirt cupcake, or an environmental science children’s book.

The festival featured fascinating presentations by Donna Merritt of the Climate Project, and Kathleen Freeman from NStar. Following the presentations, FSU faculty members and the presenters had a panel discussion, “Sustainability: Luxury or Necessity?” where students, faculty and staff were able to ask questions to these experts on the topic of sustainability.

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Café Hours

Need a place to relax, study, chat or just fuel up?  Try our Café at the entrance to the library.   We feature locally roasted Red Barn Coffee.
Our hours are:

Mon to Wed 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Thu 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fri 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
Sat closed closed
Sun closed a.m. 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

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Whittemore Library Celebrates Money Smart Week

Money Smart Week Flyer

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NLW’11 – Massachusetts Library Snapshot Day

Pimp your Library Cart: LibrariansPimp your Library Cart: WinnerFaculty: ArtworkFaculty: PhotosPimp your Library Cart: Runner upPimp your Library Cart: 2nd place
Quiety Study AreaQR code libraryFaculty Publications 3LibQual resultsLibQual results: Proud DirectorFriendly student worker
Faculty Publications and morePimp Your Library CardFaculty Publications 2Faculty PublicationsProfessor at WorkBen Cosgrove performance: mom
Art and Craft Show: dressPimp Your Library Cart: ZombiesArt and Craft Show: case

National Library Week, a set on Flickr.

Enjoy the photos of FSU’s Snapshot Day.

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NLW 2011: Faculty and Staff Art Show

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National Library Week Calendar of Events (April 11-April 15)



Create your Story through Art, Crafts, Music, Poetry, Books, Food and Community. 


MONDAY, April 11

On Display: LibQual Survey results, faculty publications

FSU Community Art and Crafts Show

The library will host an exhibition of artwork created by faculty and staff of the university from April 11-April 15, 2011. A variety of drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, textiles, and jewelry will be on display highlighting the creativity and talents of our colleagues.

TUESDAY, April 12

Musical performance

Ben Cosgrove, composer and pianist, performs in the library café 1:30pm-2:30pm.

Activities: Pimp your Library Cart Contest, Massachusetts Library Snapshot Day


Book Club: The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield 12:00pm-1:00pm Archives Room.

THURSDAY, April 14

Poetry Slam at the Cafe

On Thursday, April 14th from 4:30pm-6:00pm in honor of National Library Week and National Poetry month, a Poetry Slam will be held in the café at Whittemore Library. Participants reading their poetry will include faculty, students, and staff of the university.

FRIDAY, April 15

Storytime and Crafts

Curriculum Library hosts a craft hour for the Child Development Lab.

Literary Cake Decorating Contest

Patrons in the library will be able to select their favorite cake creation from 9:30am-12:30pm.  Winners will be announced at 1pm and slices of cake will be distributed from 1:00pm-2:30pm in the library café.

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Whittemore Library Celebrates Money Smart Week

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