Don’t let the weather fool you, it is almost spring; which means the library patio construction will resume! The week of March 5, contractors will be working on removing the slate from the north side of the patio (to the left as you face the building). This side will remain blocked off (just as it currently is) until the granite is installed later this spring. There will be some slight alterations to the completed patio, but the library will remain open normal break hours during the construction. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Date archive for: February 2012
Congratulations to Stephen Young, the 2nd winner of the $25 Amazon gift card!
It’s not too late to submit feedback about our new library website!. Tell us what you think and you will be eligible for the next drawing on March 30th!
The library will continue to be open until 3AM during the week of finals.
Enjoy FREE coffee and cookies beginning at 11PM, sponsored by:
- Tuesday, 2/28: Undergraduate Studies
- Wednesday 2/29: Graduate Studies
- Thursday, 3/1: Gordon Library
Good luck on your C-term finals!
ENGINEERS WEEK® is FEBRUARY 19-25, 2012.
Engineers Week celebrates the many contributions engineers make to society. The library staff enjoy our daily work with future engineers, engineering faculty and the many contributions you are making to improve this world.
We hope you are celebrating, and consider attending various WPI events this week, including tomorrow’s Engineering Triathlon. Check out the stunning photos in the campus center also for the Shaping Our World Photo Contest.
Next Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 11:00 a.m.-noon, Jason Homer from the Library and Maggie Becker from the Career Development Center will present a workshop especially for job hunters:
Company Research for Job Hunters
Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:00am
Location: Library Lab A
Join Research & Instruction Librarian Jason Homer to learn about company research tools such as Hoovers, LexisNexis Academic > Business, and others which are useful for seeking information on prospective employers. Maggie Becker from CDC will also demonstrate CareerSearch, a useful tool for screening for companies.
We hope to see you there!
Check out two great workshops at the Library next week:
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012
Library Lab A
Discover EndNote Web and find out how to get organized and save time. ENW helps you to:
- collate, annotate and organize references
- create reference lists and add or import citations from other databases into your own personal collection of references.
- share your references with other EndNote Web users
- integrate with MS Word to create in-text references as well as footnotes or endnotes.
To set up an account, connect to http://libguides.wpi.edu/endnoteweb
Thomson Web of Science Cited Reference Search
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
Library Lab A
This vendor-led workshop introduces Thomson Web of Science and cited research searching. Cited reference searching allows researchers to:
- travel forward in time from a published work and view citations that reference back to an original source
- understand impact of a work as indicated by subsequent citations by other scholars in the field
- track development of a theory over the years
- identify core researchers in a field
Features include citation mapping and analysis.
Summon-Simplify Your Research
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012
Library Lab A
Have you ever wished that you could find library resources in one place? Well now you can. Summon is one stop shopping for searching for books, e-books, project reports, articles, patents and more. Instead of searching separately through many sources, you can search Summon to get the research you need quickly and easily. From your search results, it’s one step to the full text of articles or determining if a book is on the shelf. Summon is still growing –features continue to improve, and content is being added regularly. Come try it out and find out how it can benefit your research!
Morgan Construction Company: Revolutionizing the Rolling Mill Industry Worldwide – Gallery Talk
Thursday, February 16, 2012
12:00 noon- 1:00 p.m.
Gladwin Gallery, Ground Floor, Gordon Library
The internationally renowned Morgan Construction Company played a major role in Worcester’s industrial history for many years, “constructing” steel rolling mills which were among the fastest in the world. The Morgan family has long been connected with WPI, ever since Charles Hill Morgan helped establish the Washburn Shops in 1868. WPI is indeed fortunate that the Morgan family has generously donated the Morgan Construction Company’s extensive company archives to our institution. Please join us on Thursday, February 16th at noon as Charles Innis, Adjunct Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at WPI and a 28 year veteran of the Morgan Construction Company, leads a talk and tour of the Morgan Company exhibit in the Library’s Gladwin Gallery. Come explore this impressive collection firsthand! Professor Innis will be available for questions before and after the tour.
Hope to see you there!
Posted in In and Around the Library
Visit the library foyer to see a display on various digital collections featuring many black leaders. Some of the sites featured include:
- Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Biographical Sketch – Louisiana State University Libraries
- Martin Luther King, Jr. papers, Online at the King Center
- Morehouse College King Collection
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection at Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University
- The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University
- Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection – read news about abolitionist, William Still was involved in the underground railroad and authored a book by that name. Temple University is digitizing the papers of Still, which includes letters and photographs and spans from 1865-1899
- Frances Ellen Watkins Harper : Abolitionist – born in Baltimore, Harper was the only child of free Black parents. She was an abolitionist, orator, poet, and novelist.
Many attended the reception last Thursday in the Class of ’41 Gallery on the 3rd floor of the Gordon Library.
Many folks mingled and discussed artworks on display. Dean Karen Oates made comments on the importance of the Arts at WPI. Dean of Library Services, Tracey Leger-Hornby welcomed visitors. Awards were given by Lora Brueck and the selection committee to recognize artists Joanne Beller, Scott Hadley, Tom Hunt, JoEllen Reinhardt, Marie Keller, and Ward Pettibone. Honorable mention were extended to Ryan Shooshan, Adriana Hera, Piyali Mazumdar, and Lori Willens. The reception was sponsored by the School of Arts and Sciences.
Congratulations to all for sharing their work, which will be on display for the coming months so there is plenty of time to see the exhibit. We invite you to stop by sometime.