New Titles List Blog

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/.

Tom Eamon Book Lecture 10/22/14

 

Tom Eamon Book Lecture
October 22, 2014
3:00pm  •  Special Collections Reading Room
Joyner Library, 4th floor

The Special Collections Division of J.Y. Joyner Library and the North Carolina Studies Program of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to host a book talk by Tom Eamon regarding his recent book:  The Making of a Southern Democracy : North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory.

Professor Eamon has taught political science at East Carolina University for over forty years. His teaching and research interests include American political parties, southern politics, and minority participation in the political process. The session will be held on October 22, at 3:00 p.m. in the Fourth Floor, Special Collections Reading Room of Joyner Library.

Light refreshments will be served. Students, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend.

CWIS Collection Cold War Lecture Featuring Dr. Gregory Taylor

“Cold War Pawn:  One Man’s Ideological Journey through a Divided World”
October 8, 2014   •   5:00pm – 7:00pm
Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery   •    Joyner Library, 2nd floor

This talk focuses on the life of North Carolina native Paul Crouch.  During his seventeen years as a member of the Communist Party of the USA, Crouch studied in the Soviet Union, placed Communists in the US military, tried to infiltrate the federal government, organized strikes and radical labor groups, and published countless screeds against capitalism. In 1949 he quit the party and spent the next five years testifying about the dangers of Communism in court cases, Congressional hearings, and public forums. He died in 1955, fearing the Red Menace to the bitter end.  This talk thus will conclude with an exploration of the manner in which political ideologues, like Crouch, often found themselves used, abused, and discarded by more sophisticated political operators, like Joseph Stalin or Joe McCarthy.

About the speaker:  Dr. Gregory Taylor is Associate Professor of History at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch (University Press of Florida, 2014) and of The History of the North Carolina Communist Party (University of South Carolina Press, 2009).

For more information, contact David Durant at durantd@ecu.edu or 252.737.2258.

Mango Languages Online Language-Learning Database

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.

NEW: Absolute Quiet Room

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.

FotoTastic Exhibit Closing Reception

Reception:  September 4, 2014 at 5:00pm. “FotoTastic 2014,” created by School of Art and Design photography students, is a brief introduction to contrasting approaches to making contemporary fine art images, while maintaining a strong sense of formal and conceptual issues.

2014 W. Keats Sparrow Writing Awards

Join us for the W. Keats Sparrow Writing Awards on August 27, 2014 from 5:00-6:00pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor.  Sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library, this award recognizes excellence in research and writing by students in ECU’s English 1100 & 1200 classes.

The award is named in honor of the late Dr. W. Keats Sparrow, Professor Emeritus of English and former Dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

RSVP to wainwrightd@ecu.edu

Work Study Job Fair at Joyner Library

Joyner Library Work Study Job Fair will be held on August 28, 2014 at 2:00pm.  Join us to learn about student employment opportunities.  All students are welcome to join the fair.  The fair will be held from 2:00-4:00pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the second floor.