PAWS FOR THE CAUSE
Students are invited to join us during exams for a snack break and pet therapy.
Thursday, December 11th 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Monday, December 15th 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Tuesday, December 16th 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Circulation Reading Room, 1st floor
All main floors in Joyner Library will remain open 24/5 (Sun-Fri) through December 17, 2014. Students can remain on any of the floors during all hours of the overnight period and won’t have study sessions interrupted at 2 a.m. to move to the first floor. Security patrols throughout the building will be stepped up to ensure everyone’s safety and the current practice of restricting entry to ECU affiliates only starting at 11 p.m. will remain in effect.
Students are invited to take a break on Reading Day to remember Verona Joyner Langford on her birthday. Mrs. Langford’s legacy gift of $8.2 million to Joyner Library supports all ECU students.
December 10, 2014 • 1:00-2:30pm • Circulation Reading Room, 1st floor
December 3, 2014 3:30-5:00pm Conference Room 2409, Joyner Library
“From Sink to Sea: Evaluating Health Impacts of Pills and Perfumes After We Wash Them Away”
Presenters: Jamie DeWitt, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Krista McCoy, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology
Research funded by East-West Grant
Co-sponsored by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Joyner Library will be closed November 27-28, 2014. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Joyner Library is pleased to announce the release of its New Titles List blog (http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/newtitlesatjoyner/). Updated weekly, this blog provides the ECU community with the ability to easily view lists of newly added titles to the Library’s collections.
Featured collections in the list currently include general stacks, TRC children’s books, e-books, and music media. General stacks titles are organized by disciplinary topics. Clicking on a hyperlinked entry in the list directs you to the library’s catalog, where a user can obtain location and availability information about the title.
Look for the “New Titles” link under the search box at http://www.ecu.edu/lib/.
Joyner Library is pleased to announce room 1019 is now an absolute quiet room. The absolute quiet room is designed for library users wanting space free of nearly all ambient noise. In addition to the prohibition on talking or headphones, cell phones and other devices must be silenced (not just set to vibrate) upon entry. The creation of this quiet space is in response to the spring 2014 student survey. The room is open during normal library operating hours.
The third floor remains a quiet study area although cell phones, headphones, etc. are permitted. Security guards will increase patrol of the area to better enforce reduced noise levels.
On November 14, 2014, Joyner Library will honor the memory of Mrs. Ann Schwarzmann with the space dedication of the The Ann Rhem Schwarzmann Production Center located in the Teaching Resources Center on the second floor. The event will be begin at 3:00 in the afternoon and will include a ribbon cutting and refreshments.
The plaque honoring Mrs. Schwarzmann reads: “Ann Rhem Schwarzmann was a compassionate and dedicated elementary teacher. She believed an attractive classroom enhances learning. A wide assortment of materials may encourage teachers to make interesting displays for their students.”
Memorial gifts are recommended in lieu of flowers. Should any of you wish to make a gift to the library in Ann’s memory, we will utilize those gifts to support the Rhem-Schwarzmann Prize for Student Research. Established by Ann to honor her parents, William and Emily Rhem, and her husband Theodore, the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize annually recognizes outstanding research papers written by sophomores, juniors and seniors at East Carolina University. https://piratealumni.ecu.edu/ccon/new_gift.do?action=newGift
To RSVP for this event, please call 252.328.6514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 11, 2014.
Joyner Library is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Mango Languages online language-learning database. Freely accessible to all ECU students and personnel, Mango Languages offers a fast and convenient solution for meeting many of the ECU community’s language-learning needs. Simply visit the database homepage via https://lib.ecu.edu/databases/mango and create a Mango Languages profile to access this unique resource.
Each lesson in the database combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The database draws on an audio-visual framework to integrate components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in order to enable users to learn actual conversation and break down complex linguistic elements.
Mango Languages currently offers over 60 foreign languages courses, 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and specialty language courses such as Latin, Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and—a fun bonus for ECU fans!—Pirate. Additionally, for some of the languages, the database includes access to feature films that enables users to further enhance their learning by watching foreign films supplemented by interactive content.
Joyner Library’s acquisition of Mango Languages comes as a result of repeated requests from the ECU community for an online language learning database. During the fall of 2013, Joyner Library provided a one month period of university-wide trial access to Mango Languages. Feedback from the period of trial access was very positive and funds became available in the summer of 2014 for Joyner Library to move forward with the acquisition.
Mango Languages may be accessed online at https://lib.ecu.edu/databases/mango. For more information, please contact a librarian at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/libask.cfm.
October 29, 2014 • 3:30-5:00pm • Conference Room 2409, Joyner Library 2nd floor
Megan Perry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Department of Anthropology Presentation: “Sensing the Dead: Mortuary Ritual and Tomb Visitation at Nabataean Petra” (NEH, NC State, and ECU HCAS funding)
Tony Boudreaux, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Anthropology Presentation: “Houses, Cemeteries, and Mounds: Investigating the Prehistoric Native American Community at Town Creek (AD 1200-1400) in Piedmont North Carolina”