Chief University Librarian Search

February 16, 2011

Dr. David Gleim, the current head of H. M. Briggs Library, is retiring this June and the search is on for his replacement.  Three candidates for the position of Chief University Librarian will visit campus.  You are invited to attend a presentation and open forum for each of the candidates. 

 Dr. Terry Webb
Friday 25 February
3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 255

 Dr. Sarah Cron
Tuesday 1 March
3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Room 169

Dr. Kristi Tornquist
Thursday 3 March
5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Student Union Room 269

The resumes of all the candidates are on reserve and available for check out at the Library Services Desk in the library. 

 Linda Kott
Information Services Librarian


MyiLibrary – eContent Resource Library

February 14, 2011

MyiLibrary is an electronic platform that offers library users access to some of the most topical and current e-books available today. Users can access a wide range of research, reference and reading materials online from any location. Users can search across many e-books or conduct searches within a particular e-book.

The e-content available @ Briggs covers these subject areas —

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Geography, Anthropology, Recreation
  • Language and Literature
    • American Literature
  • Medicine
    • Nursing
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
    • Engineering (General), Civil Engineering (General)
    • Mechanical Engineering and Machinery
    • Technology (General)

You can access MyiLibrary by clicking on Find Articles & Databases on the Library’s home page then scrolling down and clicking on MyiLibrary.

Learn About Nepal

February 10, 2011

Nepal Night will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Volstorff Ballroom of the Student Union. Hosted by SDSU’s Nepalese Student Association, the event offers an opportunity to sample Nepalese cuisine and culture.

If you want to learn even more about Nepal, remember the library offers many great resources. One place is to look for information is a general database like EBSCOhost MegaFILE, which is linked on the library’s homepage. I looked for information on Nepal’s culture and retrieved many helpful articles. According an article by Bailey, Nepali is the official language of Nepal, but its people speak over fifty languages and dialects (People & Culture sec.). Check out the accuracy of this fact with the hosts of Nepal Night or by comparing other sources.

Works Cited

Bailey, Ellen. “Nepal.” Our World: Nepal (2010): 1-6. EBSCO MegaFILE. Web. 10 Feb. 2011.

Linda Kott
Information Services Librarian